Global Economy

Are we headed for another recession?

SINGAPORE (Sept 7): The outcome of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) has altered the business and economic landscape — for better or worse.

Global Economy

IMF warns of rising threats to global financial system

WASHINGTON (Apr 19): Threats to the global financial system are rising, with the price of risky assets surging in a manner reminiscent of the years before the global financial crisis, the Internati

HNA to face $3.1 bil liquidity crunch this quarter

(Jan 31): The crisis surrounding HNA Group deepened after it emerged that the Chinese company’s ability to repay its debt will face a potential shortfall of at least 15 billion yuan ($3.1 billion)

Broker's Calls

First REIT to continue enjoying boosts from Indonesian assets: OCBC

SINGAPORE (Dec 11): OCBC Investment Research is maintaining its “buy” call on First REIT with a  fair value estimate of $1.44, on expectations of an enlarged right of first refusal (ROFR) asset poo

TT International's Big Box assets put under receivership, operations 'continue unaffected'

SINGAPORE (Sept 29): Shares in consumer electronics retailer TT International have been suspended since Aug 4 as the beleaguered company sought to refinance loans and other financial obligations li

Investing strategy

The case for infrastructure investment

SINGAPORE (Aug 30): Infrastructure has been in the spotlight in recent years as institutional investors continue to seek yield in a low-interest rate world.


Mapletree acquires portfolio of US & Canada assets worth $2.2 bil

SINGAPORE (June 2): Mapletree Investments, the Temasek-backed property development, investment and capital management company, acquired a portfolio of assets from Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisor

Investing strategy

Why Bank of Singapore is remaining cautious on equities

SINGAPORE (March 14): Bank of Singapore (BoS) is maintaining its moderately defensive asset allocation stance with a preference for credit over equity, as a Fed hike in March is “all but certain” w

Global Markets

2017 is shaping up as a volatile year for markets

HONG KONG (Jan 27): The world's most famous measure of volatility in financial markets is flashing a sign akin to boredom — languishing around levels that prevailed before the global crisis.


Euro slips with Asian stocks while bonds rise as Italy votes no

WELLINGTON (Dec 5): The euro retreated with riskier assets, while bonds advanced, amid concern the failure of Italy’s referendum on constitutional reform will destabilize the country, emboldening a

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