Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC)

Investing ideas

Insurers undervalued after selldown; Asean's growth prospects intact

SINGAPORE (Oct 21): A quick glance at the price-to-embedded values of a couple of life insurance companies shows that they are undervalued versus their historical ratios.

Company in the news

Bank Permata draws interest from both DBS and OCBC

SINGAPORE (Oct 14): Bank Permata — 44.6% held by Standard Chartered and 44.6% held by Astra International — has no shortage of suitors.

Broker's Calls

Will digital banks be a threat to Singapore's big three?

SINGAPORE (Sept 26): CGS-CIMB Research says new digital banks are unlikely to threaten the market share of Singapore’s three incumbent lenders.

Banking & finance

Credit costs, NPLs to rise, says Maybank Kim Eng's artificial intelligence algorithm

SINGAPORE (Sept 16): On Sept 12, Maybank Kim Eng (MBKE) said in a report that it was using artificial intelligence to gauge the different metrics affecting the non-performing loans (NPLs) of local

PROPERTY

Yanlord clinches top spot; Oxley leads in ROE, Bukit Sembawang in shareholder returns

SINGAPORE (Sept 16): The property sector, together with finance, logistics and manufacturing, is the pillar of any modern economy.

Investing ideas

Recession fears a temporary setback, local banks should rise in long term

SINGAPORE (Sept 2): Looking beyond current global economic uncertainties, the fact remains that the stock market usually rises in the very long term. The local banks are a good example.

Banking & finance

Singapore expects new digital banks to start by mid-2021

SINGAPORE (Aug 29): Singapore plans to award licenses for its new digital banking initiative by mid-2020, with successful applicants expected to start business a year later, its financial regulator

Investing ideas

Is Wing Hang the wind beneath OCBC's wings?

SINGAPORE (Aug 29): Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp has gained significant franchise value across the Greater China region, having successfully integrated the operations of Wing Hang Bank after acquir

China Focus

China presses ahead with GBA strategy despite trade war and slowdown

SINGAPORE (Aug 26): With or without the ongoing US-China trade war and a global economic slowdown, the Middle Kingdom continues to press ahead with its Greater Bay Area plans, which would eventuall

Fintech

OCBC in talks with Singtel about virtual bank licence, say sources

SINGAPORE (Aug 21): Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) is in talks with companies including Singapore Telecommunications about seeking one of the city-state's planned virtual bank licenses, accord

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