OCBC mulls bid for control of Indonesia’s Bank Permata

(Aug 19): Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp is weighing a bid for Standard Chartered’s Indonesian bank, people with knowledge of the matter say, a move that may create the cou

SE Asian economies

Southeast Asian leaders to meet in shadow of Trump's trade war

(June 21): The leaders of Southeast Asia’s economies are set to gather in Thailand this weekend as the shadow of President Donald Trump’s trade war keeps the region on edge.


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A list of 10 beach reads about true crime, exotic locations and heartbreaking love affairs

Management & Corporate Governance

Short seller Iceberg of Noble Group fame now takes aim at Trafigura

(June 20): Iceberg Research, the short seller that targeted commodities trader Noble Group, has another trading house in its sights: Trafigura Group.


Uber said to have reached in-principle agreement to sell Southeast Asia business to Grab

SINGAPORE (Mar 13): The battle between ride-hailing giants Grab and Uber Technologies for market share in Southeast Asia could draw to a close.

Are ride-sharing companies the new banks?

(Sept 5): In Southeast Asia, mobile banking is taking on a whole new meaning.

From Bloomberg

Stocks have gotten ‘less attractive’ but still better than bonds: Buffett

(Aug 31): Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said the rally in markets over the last several years has made it harder to find bargains,

With its treasure trove of data, Bloomberg expands into corporate advisory services

(Aug 23): Bloomberg, better known for its financial information terminals and wire service, has become the first major publisher to enter the arena of corporate advisory services.

Emerging Markets

Philippines, Indonesia and India have got a Fed problem

(Aug 23): The populist leaders of India, Indonesia and the Philippines won office with promises of massive spending to upgrade their nation’s roads, railways and ports.

Broker's Calls

Could this be the best time to buy Best World?

SINGAPORE (Aug 23): Maybank Kim Eng is maintaining its “buy” call on Best World International with an unchanged price target of $1.88, which is pegged to 19 times FY18E earnings per share (EPS) est

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