Which country wields most power in Asia? US leads but China is catching up

China is closing in on the US as the most powerful country influencing the Asia-Pacific, as America’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic tarnishes its reputation, a study showed.


Asia money managers buy gold, China stocks to hedge US election

Money managers in Asia are deploying a range of traditional and unconventional strategies to cushion any losses as they brace for turbulence in the lead-up and aftermath of the US presidential elec

UOB initiates 'buy' on iFAST with target price of $3.34 - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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UOB initiates 'buy' on iFAST with target price of $3.34

iFAST Corporation’s rapid growth of asset and wealth management in Asia have led UOB Kay Hian analyst Clement Ho to initiate “buy” on the company and a target price of $3.34.

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Bytedance moving to bigger Singapore office amid expansion plan

ByteDance Ltd., the Chinese owner of video app TikTok, is moving to a bigger office in Singapore’s financial district, paving the way for it to make the city-state its beachhead for the rest of Asi

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IMF meets with global economy in historic recession

The guardians of the global economy will gather this week under the cloud of the worst recession since the Great Depression, and a recovery dependent on scientists finding a coronavirus vaccine.


Indonesia revises rule on entry ban for Singapore travel: Kompas

Indonesia is revising a rule banning foreigners from entering the country, as it discusses opening a travel corridor for essential business purposes from Singapore, according to Kompas.

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Singapore businessman charged with $761 mil Wirecard fraud

Singapore authorities charged the director of a local accounting firm with fraud for falsely claiming his company held 475.5 million euros ($761.19 million) on behalf of disgraced German payments b

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Rolls-Royce ends talks with Singapore, Kuwait funds: Sky

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc ended talks to raise 500 million pounds ($881.79 million) from sovereign funds in Singapore and Kuwait and will instead seek to raise 2 billion pounds from existing shareho

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Japfa weighs selling Indonesian dairy unit Greenfields

Japfa Ltd. is weighing a sale of its Indonesian dairy unit and could seek as much as US$500 million ($684.56 million) from the deal, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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