China Focus

Coercion impact on China investment

(July 17): The UK has caved in to demands from the US to ban Huawei. The US has removed Hong Kong’s special status and imposed sanctions on Chinese companies and legislators.


Ascott achieves 139% y-o-y growth with contracts secured for record 25 new properties globally amid pandemic

SINGAPORE (June 17): CapitaLand’s wholly-owned lodging business unit The Ascott Limited announced that it has secured contracts for 25 new properties with over 5,400 units across 19 cities around t

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Conscious decoupling

Sembmarine will no longer be a drag on parent Sembcorp Industries after a rights issue and demerger. Can the offshore unit recapture its glory days?

Debt and defaults

Debt danger lurks in Covid-19 shadow

More companies in danger of default given higher leverage, weaker balance sheets and greater risk of liquidity crunch amid the pandemic

Financially Savvy

Developers clear up misconception around perpetual securities

SINGAPORE (May 22): On May 13, during a 1HFY2020 results briefing by Frasers Property’s (FPL) management, there were some questions on the company’s higher gearing, which had risen to 106.8% by Mar

Global review

Chinese retail's gradual recovery as malls reopen

SINGAPORE (Mar 20): Domestic demand is a much larger portion of the Chinese economy than during the GFC, and the Chinese consumer has become an important aspect of domestic demand.


RAS disappointed in CapitaLand's lack of support for tenants; CapitaLand says relief package has not been fully comprehended by RAS

SINGAPORE (Mar 2): The Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) yesterday announced its disappointment in landlords’ inertia to deliver on rental rebates.

As CapitaLand delivers on ROE, City Developments looks to raise ROE


As CapitaLand delivers on ROE, City Developments looks to raise ROE

SINGAPORE (Feb 28): CapitaLand and City Developments (CDL) reported their FY2019 and 4QFY2019 earnings ended December on Feb 26 and both focused on return on equit


CapitaLand top brass to take pay cut even as FY2019 earnings up by 21.2%

SINGAPORE (Feb 26): CapitaLand’s board and senior management have taken the cue from parent company Temasek Holdings, in a belt-tightening measure amid the covid-19 outbreak.

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