DBS Bank

Banking & finance

MAS calls on banks to cap dividends for FY20 to 60% of FY19

DBS, OCBC and UOB shareholders will receive lower dividends for this year, after the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) calls on the local banks to cap their dividend payout to 60% of


Singtel issues $1.05 bil 10-year notes with 1.875% p.a. coupon

SINGAPORE (June 4): Singapore Telecommunications says subsidiary Singtel Group Treasury (SGT) on Wednesday issued US$750 million ($1.05 billion) worth of 10-year notes, guaranteed by Singtel.

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

Investing during COVID-19 and other Black Swan events

Investing 101

Investing during COVID-19 and other Black Swan events

SINGAPORE (Mar 3): Knowing when to enter and exit the market isn’t easy. Beyond doing your research, whether you ultimately make a profit or not, sometimes depends on the timing of events.

Global Economy


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Disruption and Digitalisation

Digital banks face up to reality

As Asia’s regulators warm to digital-only banks, can the incumbents hold their own?

Company in the news

DBS becomes first bank in Southeast Asia to adopt Equator Principles

SINGAPORE (Nov 18): DBS has become the first bank in Singapore and Southeast Asia to adopt the Equator Principles, which will see it go the extra mile in disclosing information related to large-sca


DBS works with healthcare clusters to roll out SGQR in all public hospitals, specialty centres and polyclinics by end 2020

SINGAPORE (Nov 11): From Nov 11, consumers at 27 public hospitals, specialty centres and polyclinics across Singapore can pay for their bills through the Singapore Quick Response Code (SGQR).

Startups • Entrepreneurs • Digital economy

DBS launches zero-cost business toolkit to attract high-growth startups

SINGAPORE (Nov 4): DBS Bank has rolled out a zero-cost business toolkit that comprises a suite of banking and professional services for high-growth startups in the software, Internet and emerging t

Company in the news

DBS CEO Piyush Gupta named among world’s top 100 best-performing CEOS

SINGAPORE (Oct 29): Piyush Gupta, the chief executive officer of DBS Bank, has become the first Singapore CEO to been named among the top 100 best-performing CEOS by the Harvard Business Review (HB

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