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Uptick in STI may wane as focus turns to Hong Kong; US uncertainty grows

The impending IPO of Ant Financial may shift investor interest into Hong Kong, with Singapore Exchange being increasingly sidelined.

BANKS

Going digital: Data mining for banks of the future

Going digital for many people is a matter of whipping out the mobile, logging into a banking app and making a transaction — be it transferring funds, paying bills, buying shares or ETFs, or checkin

Disruption and Digitalisation

Jack Ma's Ant Financial joins race for Singapore digital banking licence

(Jan 2): Billionaire Jack Ma’s Ant Financial has applied for a digital banking licence in Singapore, as China’s largest online financial platform steps up efforts to expand outside the mainland.

Fintech

DBS CEO says fintech firms need more scrutiny by regulators

(Sept 6): Regulators need to increase their scrutiny of non-bank firms that are moving into the financial business, according to the chief executive officer of DBS Group Holdings, Southeast Asia’s

Alibaba pulls back in US amid Trump crackdown on Chinese investment

(June 28): Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is scaling back its presence in Silicon Valley—a sign that the Trump administration’s crackdown on Chinese investment in US companies is casting a chill.

Is Temasek being overly optimistic with Ant Financial?

(Apr 11): Temasek Holdings has pretty high hopes for Ant Financial.

Fintech

China’s Ant Financial drops plan to merge with MoneyGram

SAN FRANCISCO (Jan 3): Ant Financial Services Group abandoned its plan to merge with MoneyGram International Inc.

China Focus

Millennials are helping Jack Ma’s financing firm become a debt giant

SHANGHAI (Oct 17): They’ve made billions of dollars helping sell everything from iPhones to hairdryers on China’s burgeoning online shopping platforms.

Tencent buys 4.95% stake in China's leading investment bank for $493 mil

SINGAPORE (Sept 21): Tencent Holdings is coming for your dollars.

GIC joins consortium to acquire Hong Kong insurance company for US$1.7 bil

SINGAPORE (Aug 18): Sovereign wealth fund GIC says it has joined a consortium of Asia-based investors to acquire a Hong Kong-based insurance company, MassMutual Asia, from

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