Financially Savvy

Assessing risk is about balancing debt and cash flow

SINGAPORE (Dec 9): Assessing risk is an everyday occurrence. When approaching a traffic light while driving, should we accelerate as it turns amber or wait for the next green light?


Cutting number of debt accounts slashes stress, improves decision-making

SINGAPORE (July 1): For Madam Rose (not her real name), 2015 was not a good year. She was in the midst of a divorce and worried about obtaining custody of her three children.

Broker's Calls

OCBC says Soilbuild REIT has undemanding valuations, but still lacks catalysts

SINGAPORE (May 31): OCBC Investment Research is maintaining “hold” on Soilbuild Business Space REIT (SB REIT) with an unchanged fair value of 62 cents as the REIT continues to await rent payment du

Credit strains in Southeast Asia on the rise: Rajah & Tann

(Mar 26): Cracks are showing in Southeast Asia’s credit markets as struggling companies in troubled industries seek to repair their balance sheets, according to Rajah & Tann Singapore, which ma

Global Markets

Which markets face the most risks as frontiers drown in debt?

SINGAPORE (Mar 11): With a steady build-up of public debt becoming increasingly held by private creditors, frontier markets (FMs) are outpacing their emerging market (EMs) counterparts to become mo


Sino Grandness to service $28.7 mil debt using dividends from China

SINGAPORE (Feb 7): Sino Grandness Food Industry Group says it is currently preparing to repatriate funds back from China, by way of dividend, amid ongoing negotiations with Soleado Holdings to exte

In print this week

Battling eight giants with basic income

SINGAPORE (Jan 28): In 1942, British economist and social reformer William Beveridge issued an epoch-defining report that established a model for welfare states in the post-war era.


Sunvic Chemical racks up $44 mil in corporate loan claims, says cash flow may be affected

SINGAPORE (Jan 11): Sunvic Chemical Holdings says two of its subsidiaries, Yixing Yinyan Import & Export Co and Jiangsu Jurong Chemical, have each received letters of demand regarding corporate

In print this week

Debt is not the problem; sustainability is

SINGAPORE (Sept 21): There were at least 102 Singapore-listed companies with net gearing ratios of above 100%, with 17 operate in the property management and development industry, according to 12-m


Khazanah in talks to sell stakes in M+S, Pulau Indah Ventures to JV partner Temasek

SINGAPORE (Aug 23): Khazanah Nasional, Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund, is in talks to divest its 60% stake in M+S to its joint venture (JV) partner, Temasek Holdings, according to reports from

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