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Quoteworthy: "You've waited 20 years, extending six months doesn't actually matter." — Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim, on waiting beyond the initially agreed May deadline to ta

Budget 2019

Time for review of cooling measures?

SINGAPORE (Feb 7): Nearly two years after the July 2018 round of property cooling measures, the private residential prices have stabilised, loan growth held steady, and excessive speculative heat s

Banking & finance

MAS imposes $11.2 mil civil penalty on UBS for 'deceptive trades' by client advisors

SINGAPORE (Nov 14): The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has imposed a civil penalty of $11.2 million on UBS for deceptive trades made by the investment bank’s client advisors in Sin


Singapore considers extending fintech funding beyond 2020

SINGAPORE (Nov 11): Singapore’s central bank is poised to extend funding for financial-technology initiatives because the five-year round ending in March has yielded positive results, its top offic


Dark trading could give local stock market a boost

SINGAPORE (Nov 11): Singapore has been trying hard to reinvigorate its stock market, following the 2013 penny stock saga.

Singapore economy

Singapore central bank sees economy undergoing 'fits and starts'

SINGAPORE (Oct 30): Singapore’s economic growth will remain uneven through the end of the year, with weakness concentrated in trade and manufacturing, before halting its downtrend in 2020, the cent

Banking & finance

Compliance and growth must go hand-in-hand for digital banking

SINGAPORE (Oct 14): The rise of digital banks today is a sign of the times, and a promise of greater opportunities for banks that are ready to chart the brave new cyberworld.

Banking & finance

New digital bank models to lower compliance and other costs as local banks extend lead

(Sept 23): Earlier this year, DBS Group Holdings received a thank-you note from a digibank customer in India.


First REIT posts flat 2Q19 DPU of 2.15 cents

SINGAPORE (Aug 5): The manager of First REIT has declared a DPU of 2.15 cents for 2Q19 ended June, unchanged from the same quarter last year. 

Singapore economy

Temasek portfolio value rises as unlisted assets outperform

SINGAPORE (July 9): Temasek Holdings held onto gains in its portfolio amid global trade uncertainties after selling $28 billion of holdings as US equity markets hit record highs and its unlisted as

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