Malaysia

Chinese investors can help cut trade deficit, says Mahathir

(Aug 19): Chinese investors can help reduce the country’s trade deficit with Malaysia, the Southeast Asian nation’s prime minister said in Beijing on Sunday at an event alongside Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma.

Singapore economy

PM Lee unveils healthcare and housing plans to curb cost of living pressures

SINGAPORE (Aug 20): Changes to government schemes on healthcare and housing were outlined by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Rally speech on Sunday night.

Startups • Entrepreneurs • digital economy

Go-Jek says close to profits in all segments, except transport: CEO

(Aug 17): Go-Jek, Indonesia's first billion-dollar startup, is "extremely close" to achieving profitability in all its segments, except transportation, its founder and CEO Nadiem Makarim told Reuters.

Startups • Entrepreneurs • digital economy

Temasek-backed Chinese travel site aims to raise up to US$300 mil

HONG KONG (Aug 17): A Chinese travel website backed by Singaporean state investor Temasek Holdings hopes to raise up to US$300 million ($413 million) in a new funding round that it hopes to value the firm at US$2 billion to US$2.5 billion, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

Currencies

Bank Negara Malaysia relaxes currency conversion rules for exporters

(Aug 17): Malaysia's central bank said on Friday exporters will no longer be obligated to convert most of their proceeds into ringgit, relaxing a rule introduced in 2016 to boost onshore trading of the currency.

Riverstone Holdings on track to raise production capacity
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SINGAPORE (August  13): The shine may finally be coming off high-flying tech stocks — just as ­Apple reached a historic milestone as the first company in the US to achieve a market capitalisation of US$1 trillion ($1.4 trillion).  The...
Consistent downtrend in income mobility… a gloomy future ahead?
SINGAPORE (Aug 6): Anaemic wage growth is a global phenomenon — and one that has stumped central bankers and economists.  Economics 101 teaches us that when unemployment drops, employers competing for a smaller pool of workers will have to...
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SINGAPORE (July 30): It is important to have conviction in investing. Stock markets are very much driven by sentiment and emotion. This is underscored by the roller-coaster ride we have experienced for the better part of this year.  Markets...

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Riverstone Holdings on track to raise production capacity
SINGAPORE (Aug 20): CGS-CIMB is maintaining its “add” call on Malaysia-based glove manufacturer,...
Sheng Siong retains crown as top consumer pick after new store wins
SINGAPORE (Aug 20): RHB Research is highlighting Sheng Siong Group (SSG) as its top consumer...
Chinese investors can help cut trade deficit, says Mahathir
(Aug 19): Chinese investors can help reduce the country’s trade deficit with Malaysia, the...
Hall of change

SINGAPORE (Aug 13): On the evening of April 26, Prof Ilian Mihov took the stage to speak about

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Part 1: Growing income-wealth inequality and conventional solutions
SINGAPORE (August  20): I wrote about the growing empirical evidence of declining income mobility some weeks back. Few would dispute that this is happening, in both the developed and developing worlds. There may be more debate over the...
Inevitable monopolisation of the economy
SINGAPORE (August  13): The shine may finally be coming off high-flying tech stocks — just as ­Apple reached a historic milestone as the first company in the US to achieve a market capitalisation of US$1 trillion ($1.4 trillion).  The...
Consistent downtrend in income mobility… a gloomy future ahead?
SINGAPORE (Aug 6): Anaemic wage growth is a global phenomenon — and one that has stumped central bankers and economists.  Economics 101 teaches us that when unemployment drops, employers competing for a smaller pool of workers will have to...
TES841-tong-portfolio-amazon
Value investing requires conviction
SINGAPORE (July 30): It is important to have conviction in investing. Stock markets are very much driven by sentiment and emotion. This is underscored by the roller-coaster ride we have experienced for the better part of this year.  Markets...
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