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    1. January 23, 2015

      The art market: the ‘Earlier Mona Lisa’ on view in Singapore

      While the final figures are not yet in, it looks as if 2014 was a banner year for the auction market. Christie’s has...

    2. January 23, 2015

      US considers delay to OTC swap rules

      The US is studying whether to give banks more time to adhere to rules that would require them to set aside margin for swaps...

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    1. January 22, 2015

      Goldman makes first foray into big data in Asia

      Goldman Sachs has made its first foray into big data in Asia by investing the lion’s share of a $56m round of funding for...

    2. January 21, 2015

      Derivatives drive growth at Singapore exchange

      SGX, the Singapore exchange, underscored how its business is being largely driven by derivatives with its second-quarter...

    3. MBA blog

      January 20, 2015

      Happy holidays

      The holidays are always a great time with the trials of the semester done and the tribulations of exams and projects all...

    4. January 20, 2015

      Deutsche Börse takes step nearer Singapore clearing house

      Efforts by Deutsche Börse to establish a physical beachhead in Asia took a step forward on Tuesday when Singapore approved...

    5. January 19, 2015

      Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore — review

      Concertos for two cellists are about as rare as horn soloists in Asia, yet both turned up last Friday with the Singapore...

    6. January 18, 2015

      Women in Business — Margaret Cording

      Margaret Cording is professor of strategy at IMD business school in Switzerland. She is also regional director of the...

    7. January 11, 2015

      RBS in talks over retreat from Asia operations

      Royal Bank of Scotland is discussing a potential retreat from Asia as the state-controlled bank accelerates its strategy of...

    8. January 8, 2015

      RRJ Capital plans to raise record $4bn for new Asia fund

      RRJ Capital is aiming to raise more than $4bn for a new fund in a record capital-raising by an Asian private equity group,...

    9. January 7, 2015

      Southeast Asia derivatives trading hit record high

      Derivatives volumes on the three biggest exchanges in Southeast Asia hit record highs in 2014 in a sign that the region's...

    10. beyondbrics

      January 5, 2015

      Malaysia trims mega-project near Singapore, report says

      By Gavin Bowring and Hafiz Noor Shams Malaysia has informed a leading Chinese real estate company of a decision to slash the...

    11. January 5, 2015

      LeVel 33, Singapore

      Where: Central business district, Singapore WiFi: Yes Open: Core hours 11.30am - midnight Plug sockets: Yes Price of an...

    12. January 4, 2015

      ‘Aberdeen would struggle without Hugh [Young]’

      “Aberdeen would struggle without Hugh,” says one senior asset management figure on the importance of Hugh Young to Aberdeen...

    13. December 31, 2014

      AirAsia flight QZ8501: recovery suspended due to bad weather

      Bad weather suspends AirAsia jet search Stormy weather forced authorities to suspend efforts to search for wreckage, bodies...

    14. beyondbrics

      December 30, 2014

      Malaysian $150bn mega-project riles Singapore

      By Gavin Bowring and Hafiz Noor Shams Only a few hundred meters from Singapore, the sleepy fishing villages that flank the...

    15. December 28, 2014

      AirAsia flight goes missing with 161 on board

      An AirAsia plane with 161 people on board lost contact with ground control on Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after...

    16. December 26, 2014

      Nestlé to collaborate on pregnancy diet research

      Nestlé is to launch its largest ever research partnership, as the world’s biggest food company attempts to improve the...

    17. beyondbrics

      December 23, 2014

      A new economic crystal ball for EM gazers

      How to predict future growth in emerging markets (EM)? This is a million dollar question for investors and policymakers....

    18. December 23, 2014

      Telstra puts A$5bn Asia war chest to work

      Telstra has agreed to buy Singapore- and Hong Kong-based internet services company Pacnet Ltd for US$697m as the cash-rich...

    19. beyondbrics

      December 23, 2014

      Hello 2015: the EM "catch up" themes to watch

      By Jorge Mariscal of UBS Wealth Management Over the past 20 years, 700m people have been lifted out of poverty in developing...

    20. December 19, 2014

      Hong Kong clears banks in forex rigging probe

      Two Hong Kong traders tried to influence the region’s currencies and several more sent “indiscreet” messages about client...

    21. December 17, 2014

      Asia’s agribusinesses enter new fields

      For more than a century, the trading of crops that go into food products consumed around the globe has been controlled by...

    22. December 16, 2014

      Pru chief attacks rating agencies

      Prudential’s chief executive has accused credit ratings agencies of failing to properly understand the UK-based life...

    23. December 16, 2014

      Olam buys Archer Daniels Midland’s cocoa business for $1.3bn

      Olam is buying the cocoa business of Archer Daniels Midland for $1.3bn, in the biggest deal by the Singaporean...

    24. December 12, 2014

      Pru wants to be ‘30 times bigger’ in Asia

      Prudential’s chief executive has said he wants the insurance group to be “30 times bigger” in Asian markets, while remaining...

    25. December 8, 2014

      Berkshire’s specialist insurance arm lands foothold in Singapore

      Berkshire Hathaway’s specialist commercial insurance arm has secured its first permit to operate outside the US in the...

    26. December 7, 2014

      Singapore: The ‘little red dot’ hopes to entice tourists south

      Singaporeans typically fly north to Hong Kong to shop, eat and behave in a more relaxed fashion than in their own polite,...

    27. December 5, 2014

      ADM boosts stake in food commodities rival Wilmar

      Archer Daniels Midland has increased its stake in Wilmar International of Singapore as the food commodities giant tries to...

    28. December 4, 2014

      SoftBank buys $250m stake in GrabTaxi

      SoftBank has bought a $250m stake in GrabTaxi, a southeast Asian Uber-style taxi-hailing app, in the latest example of the...

    29. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2014

      Asian "deathcare services" firm sees nirvana

      Some might call it investing Nirvana. Combine a company with a steady – inevitable, even – growth in its customer base with...

    30. December 2, 2014

      Falling oil price shatters Asia’s assumptions

      Lower oil prices are causing people to rip up their assumptions about many things: the viability of certain deepwater...

    31. November 30, 2014

      Hopes & Fears: Yongkang Ng

      Looking back at my MBA one year on, I realise that most of what I learnt and apply today in my work at SAP, the software...

    32. November 28, 2014

      I volunteer to operate the camera for Tyler

      Sir, I was delighted with Tyler Brûlé’s idea of a video report instead of the written version of his column (“The fast...

    33. November 27, 2014

      Rémy: Cointreau-cyclical

      Perhaps it is the dichroic effect. The decanter made for Rémy Martin’s Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition is coated...

    34. November 27, 2014

      Australia joins crackdown on landlords

      Australia has become the latest country to crack down on landlords and overseas buyers of homes, proposing curbs on...

    35. November 27, 2014

      Reform hopes send Indonesian bond yields to year-low

      Indonesian bond yields have fallen to a one-year low as foreign investors bet that reforms will shield the country from...

    36. November 26, 2014

      Southeast Asia: Singapore tests its success

      Weary commuters stream off the train at the station in Punggol, a district on Singapore’s east coast, as retired engineer...

    37. beyondbrics

      November 26, 2014

      Guest post: how Asia should pay for $11tn in infrastructure needs

      By Gordon French, HSBC If Asia’s emerging markets are to avoid the middle income trap, they need to create foundations for...

    38. November 25, 2014

      Tokyo SE drops longer opening plan on ‘strong resistance’

      The operator of the Tokyo Stock Exchange has shelved plans to extend the developed world’s shortest trading day, after...

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