DBS targets zero thermal exposure by 2039

16 Apr 2021 - Singapore Business Review
DBS will cease onboarding new clients who derive more than 25% of their revenue from thermal coal. DBS has committed to zero thermal exposure by 2039, reportedly making it the first Singapore bank to commit to doing so. To achieve this goal, DBS plans to cease onboarding new customers who derive more ...
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Singtel associate Bharti shifts focus to digital with corporate restructure

15 Apr 2021 - Singapore Business Review
Singtel owns more than 30% of the Indian telco giant. Bharti Airtel, a joint-venture company with Singtel, has overhauled its corporate structure, with a view to increasing its focus on digital opportunities in India. "The new structure sets the exciting future course for Bharti Airtel and provides focus ...
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Eagle Hospitality REIT drops the Crowne for $24.1 m

13 Apr 2021 - Singapore Business Review
Eagle Hospitality REIT called the Texas property a "drain on a limited pool of funds". Eagle Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust, through its trustee DBS Trustee Limited, has announced the sale of one of its US hotels. For a tune of approximately $24.1 m (US$18 m), the Texas-based Crowne Plaza Dallas ...

Singtel launches first portable 5G platform

13 Apr 2021 - Singapore Business Review
The device does not need any prior installation of equipment or infrastructure. Singtel has launched GENIE, the first portable 5G platform in the world, to enable enterprises to experience 5G capabilities and trial use cases in their own premises, the company has announced. GENIE creates an independent ...

HDB resale volume soared by 25.6% in March

9 Apr 2021 - Singapore Business Review
Resale prices have continued their ninth straight month of increases. HBD resale volumes in March saw a massive increase. According to the latest SRX report, a total of 2,448 HDB transactions were recorded over the full month, 25.6% more than during the same period last year. HBD 4-room flats factored ...

Wilmar leads first quarter buyback tally

8 Apr 2021 - Singapore Business Review
The agribusiness giant bought back more than 8 million shares on the Singapore Exchange. A total of 37 primary-listed firms in the Singapore Exchange (SGX) conducted buybacks over the first quarter of 2021. Wilmar International led the tally when it bought back 8,141,700 shares in the quarter, with an ...
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DBS to finance Indonesia's first high pressure acid leach smelter

5 Apr 2021 - Singapore Business Review
The smelter will manufacture key components for the ongoing production of electric vehicles. Along with eight other banks, DBS has launched a US$625m project financing structure for PT Halmahera Persada Lygend (PT HPAL). PT HPAL is set to be Indonesia's first high pressure acid leach (HPAL) smelter, ...

MarketingPulse Online opens today

30 Mar 2021 - ACN Newswire
MarketingPulse Online, a two-day virtual conference organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), opened today, bringing together more than 40 marketing and advertising experts from around the globe to share their creative strategies. They will also examine the latest marketing trends ...

Econ Healthcare aims Catalist relisting

26 Mar 2021 - Singapore Business Review
It has lodged its preliminary prospectus for a listing. Private nursing home operator Econ Healthcare is seeking to relist on the Catalist board of the Singapore Exchange after recently lodging its preliminary prospectus and sharing its expansion plans. The company was first listed in 2002 and delisted ...
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What the new normal means for banks

26 Mar 2021 - Singapore Business Review
More than 45% of bank executives are unsure how to embrace new-age banking. The pandemic has ushered in a new era of value-based customer-centric banking, referred to as Banking 4.X, which retail banks now have to navigate to succeed. The World Retail Banking Report 2021 raised the need for banks to ...