Global review

JP Morgan’s Yeo maintains preference for 'growth' over 'value'

SINGAPORE (Feb 7): In recent weeks, normal activities in Asia came to a standstill and borders were closed as governments fight to stop the spread of the coronavirus first reported in China.

Investing ideas

Asset quality of banks impacted by coronavirus epidemic but share price supported by dividends

SINGAPORE (Feb 7): On the face of it, the local banks are a lot more exposed to the econom­ic impact of the novel coronavirus than they were to SARS in 2003.

Stocks To Watch

DBS Group Holdings: Any price weakness is an opportunity to accumulate this bank

SINGAPORE (Jan 17): DBS Group Holdings is likely to face an increasing number of challenges this year, but none of them should involve the new digital banks.

Stocks To Watch

Lower loan and earnings growth as banks navigate 2020; dividends to be maintained

SINGAPORE (Jan 17): According to analysts polled by Bloomb­erg, DBS Group Holdings is likely to report the highest growth in prof­it after tax (NPAT) for FY2019 end­ed Dec 31, 2019, of 12.3% (see t

Investing ideas

Trump welcomes new year with a bang; local banks in favour from dividend lift

SINGAPORE (Jan 10): Most people usher in the new year with fireworks or by partying with family and friends.

Banking & finance

Non-resident deposits in Singapore banks rise for eighth straight month

(Jan 1): Deposits by non-residents in Singapore banks rose 2.6% in November to $51.1 billion, the eighth consecutive month of gains, according to Monetary Authority of Singapore data.

Labour market

Banks brace for biggest job cuts since 2015

(Dec 27): Banks around the world are unveiling the biggest round of job cuts in four years as they slash costs to weather a slowing economy and adapt to digital technology.


Expect shareholder returns to rise in next decade despite slowdown in short-term growth

SINGAPORE (Dec 20): In the past 10 years, the local banks have given investors decent returns.

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