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Banking & finance

Expect shareholder returns to rise in next decade despite slowdown in short-term growth

In the past 10 years, the local banks have given investors decent returns. DBS Group Holdings’ total shareholder returns stand at 157%, or a compound annual growth rate of 9.9%. Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) has returned 84.6% in the past decade,

Investing strategies

There’s no better time than now to buy into US banks. Here’s why

SINGAPORE (June 30): The Bank of Singapore (BoS), a subsidiary of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC), remains “overweight” on the US financial sector due to the potential de-regulation for US banks as well as their prospects for higher-than-ex

US bank investors hope Fed stress test results lead to big payouts

(June 19): Investors are hoping the Federal Reserve will allow big US banks to put an estimated US$150 billion ($208 billion) in idle capital toward stock buybacks, dividends and profit-boosting investments in the coming weeks after conducting a regular e

Singapore banks can withstand sharp fall in property prices: Fitch

SINGAPORE (Aug 31): Singapore banks are strong enough to withstand a downturn in the city-state's property market as severe as the 45% plunge in private-home prices triggered by the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, says Fitch ratings agency.