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Singapore Exchange chief says Asia’s tech sector is big enough for more than one exchange to profit

17 Jan 2018 - South China Morning Post
Asia’s booming technology landscape will become large enough for more than one stock exchange to cater for future initial public offerings (IPOs), according to the chief of Singapore’s bourse. The sector’s explosion in the region has had leading regional and global exchanges vying for more tech listings, ...

Firms' payment performance rebounded to 48.40% in 2017

17 Jan 2018 - Singapore Business Review
Prompt payments accounted for almost half of all transactions in Q4. Payment performance of local firms recovered in 2017, with the annual average proportion of prompt payments rising by 4.63%, according to Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau (SCCB). The annual average proportion of prompt payments increased ...

Guocoland to raise $350m from perpetual bonds

17 Jan 2018 - Singapore Business Review
Distribution payments will be made at the rate of 4.6% per annum. GuocoLand Limited (GuocoLand) launched 4.6% subordinated perpetual bonds worth $350m for its $3b multicurrency medium term note programme. According to an announcement, the bonds will be issued in the denomination of $250,000. The distributions ...
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Singapore NODX grows 3.1% in December

17 Jan 2018 - Singapore Business Review
The growth in non-electronic exports outweighed the decline in electronics. Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (NODX) rose by 3.1% in December, albeit slower than the 9.1% growth in November, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore revealed. According to an announcement, the increase was due to the ...

KLCI ends Tuesday barely higher on Genting gains

16 Jan 2018 - The Star Online
KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips wallowed in the red throughout most of Tuesday before last minute buying of Genting Bhd enabled the FBM KLCI to close barely higher as the braoder market showed signs of weakening. At 5pm, the KLCI was up 0.12 points or a meagre 0.01% to 1,826.03. Turnover was 6.53 billion shares ...
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Family feud casts cloud over Genting Group empire

16 Jan 2018 - The Star Online
KUALA LUMPUR: At the Gohtong Memorial Park, an exclusive cloud-shrouded hilltop family burial ground on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, resting plots have been earmarked for unborn clan members. “My grandfather was illiterate, but he thought about everything,” said Joey Lim Keong Yew, the eldest grandson ...
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Singapore's new MVNOs to cause headwinds for telcos

16 Jan 2018 - Singapore Business Review
MyRepublic plans to sell MVNO services to its 70,000 fibre broadband subscribers. Singapore has attracted a slew of start-ups offering mobile services based on the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) model, UOB Kay Hian said. According to a report, MVNO usually targets niche and customised segments. ...
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3 in 10 Singapore firms did not disclose remuneration packages: study

16 Jan 2018 - Singapore Business Review
The higher the remuneration, the less transparent the companies were in disclosing remuneration paid to top executives. Over 30% of the companies either did not disclose or provided incomplete information on remuneration packages, according to a study. Further, 23% who disclosed aggregate remuneration ...

Singaporeans expect prices to rise by 2.97%

16 Jan 2018 - Singapore Business Review
Despite general economic growth, geopolitical worries remain. Singaporeans' inflation expectations for the year ahead rose by 2.97% in December 2017, due to geopolitical worries amidst broader economic growth, the Singapore Management University (SMU) revealed. According to Sim Kee Boon Institute for ...

Daily Briefing: Rail contract tests Singapore's Malaysian ties; Keppel DC REIT's giant competitors loom overseas

16 Jan 2018 - Singapore Business Review
And here are three bank account types you might want to open this year. From Reuters via Yahoo! Finance: The leaders of Malaysia and Singapore are expected to discuss plans for a high-speed rail project linking their countries during summit talks on Tuesday, as a deadline to award the multi-billion dollar ...