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    1. June 30, 2016

      Asian bank suspends London property loans on Brexit concerns

      Singapore-based United Overseas Bank, Southeast Asia’s third-largest bank by assets, has suspended loan applications...

    2. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Brexit will have no direct impact on Asia Pacific: Fitch

      The UK’s decision to leave the EU will not have any immediate, direct negative consequences for the ratings of states...

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    1. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Moody’s revises outlook on Singapore banks to negative

      Moody’s revised its outlook on Singapore banks to negative on Thursday, reflecting weaker operating conditions as...

    2. June 30, 2016

      Singapore’s bid for Baltic Exchange underlines diversity concerns

      The decision by Singapore Exchange (SGX) to bid for London’s Baltic Exchange seems natural given Singapore’s historic...

    3. June 29, 2016

      Rio Tinto cuts exposure to tax havens

      Rio Tinto has cut the number of its companies that operate in tax havens after a review prompted by growing concerns...

    4. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      HK to fall into recession after Brexit: Nomura

      Hong Kong and Singapore will be the worst hit economies in Asia as the fallout from Brexit continues, with Hong Kong...

    5. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Asia's central bankers talk tough amid market volatility

      While all eyes are turned to Tokyo on expectations of possible monetary intervention, central banks throughout the Asia...

    6. June 24, 2016

      Noble Group looks to raise another $500m

      Noble Group, the indebted commodities trader, is seeking to release $500m with a further disposal of assets and a...

    7. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Swiss National bank intervenes in currency markets

      Switzerland has wasted no time to respond to Brexit. The Swiss National Bank has intervened in the currency markets on...

    8. June 24, 2016

      Munich Re warns UK will lose influence to other financial hubs

      Munich Re, the world’s largest reinsurance group, has warned that Brexit will have detrimental economic consequences...

    9. June 23, 2016

      Fullerton Health seeks to tap Asian healthcare interest

      A Singapore-based provider of corporate medical services across five Asian countries is preparing an initial public...

    10. Fast FT

      June 22, 2016

      How Brexit could affect Asian currencies

      A possible Brexit will prove negative to most Asian currencies with China’s renminbi and India’s rupee suffering the...

    11. June 22, 2016

      Hong Kong regains crown in ranking of expensive cities for expats

      Hong Kong is once again the world’s most expensive city for expatriates, even as the economy in the Chinese territory...

    12. The Exchange

      June 22, 2016

      Dangers of following the path to an offshore Britain

      Infamously 20 years ago, in assessing whether Britain should join the euro, one of the five tests was whether it would...

    13. June 21, 2016

      US assets set to form larger part of Singapore Reits market

      US assets are set to form a larger part of Singapore’s booming business in real estate investment trusts, as a new US...

    14. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      Singapore trader Kyen buysGunvor metals business

      Singapore-based trading house Kyen Resources has bought the remains of commodity trader Gunvor’s metals business, two...

    15. June 21, 2016

      Singapore’s casinos shift bets to mass-market gamblers

      The newly opened restaurant at Singapore’s Resorts World, the complex best known for its 15,000 sq m casino, is billed...

    16. MBA blog

      June 20, 2016

      MBAs hear views on how Africa can accelerate growth

      Africa, home of some of the world’s most impressive wildlife, is a beautiful continent with breathtaking scenery. But...

    17. June 20, 2016

      Swiss private banks sharpen Southeast Asia focus

      Swiss private banks are looking to capitalise on global banks’ retreat from Southeast Asia, pushing deeper into the...

    18. June 19, 2016

      Virgin Australia makes its China move

      Virgin Australia’s chief executive, John Borghetti, faced a crisis a few months ago when a major shareholder tried to...

    19. June 15, 2016

      Commodities: Noble’s House of woe

      Richard Elman has always dreamt big. The British-born scrapyard dealer-turned-billionaire commodity trader and founder...

    20. June 15, 2016

      The riff: Taking away the internet does not make you safe

      Around the world, computers controlling critical infrastructure such as nuclear power stations are isolated from the...

    21. June 15, 2016

      Singapore’s gay pride rally tests companies’ moral mettle

      Singapore’s annual Pink Dot gay pride gathering attracts big crowds. There were 28,000 people there last year. That is...

    22. June 14, 2016

      Singapore steps up money-laundering fight in wake of BSI probes

      Singapore is making sweeping changes to its system for combating money-laundering, three weeks after a crackdown on a...

    23. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      FirstFT: Gun violence's "stolen years"

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. An update to the FT’s Brexit poll-of-polls...

    24. June 14, 2016

      US overtakes Britain as world’s top ‘soft power’

      The US has overtaken Britain as the world’s leading “soft power”, according to a survey claiming that Barack Obama’s...

    25. June 10, 2016

      Singapore Diary: James Crabtree

      The name Shangri-La conjures up romantic images of an earthly Asian paradise promising inner peace and love. So when I...

    26. June 10, 2016

      Multinationals under pressure over Asia taboos

      A great choice to promote Lancôme in Hong Kong, Cantonese pop star Denise Ho proved a disaster just over the border in...

    27. Fast FT

      June 9, 2016

      Singapore's GIC poised to buy stake in Eir

      GIC, the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore, is poised to buy a large minority stake in Irish telecoms group Eir, in a...

    28. June 8, 2016

      Storm in a teacup stirred up over Myanmar banquet brew

      A storm in a teacup has erupted in Myanmar after the new government served the mass-market Lipton brew at a banquet for...

    29. June 8, 2016

      Singapore tells foreign companies to stop backing gay pride event

      Singapore has warned foreign companies to stop sponsoring an annual gay rights rally in a sign of increasing official...

    30. June 7, 2016

      Singapore to overtake UK as offshore financial centre

      Singapore is expected to overtake the UK by 2020 to become the world’s second-largest offshore financial centre behind...

    31. June 7, 2016

      My British and European identities are intertwined

      I am Scottish, British and European and happy to remain so. I am, mostly, proud of all these things. I left Scotland...

    32. June 7, 2016

      Newcomers face big hurdles in challenging Asia’s big three banks

      Can you imagine the ignominy? According to a rumour circulating among Hong Kong bankers, the Asian business of ANZ...

    33. June 6, 2016

      Beijing defies criticism as it charts course in S China Sea

      Ashton Carter, US secretary of defence, led a chorus of international voices criticising China at the weekend...

    34. June 5, 2016

      Qatar pays BlackRock $2.5bn for Singaporean tower

      Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is buying Singapore’s Asia Square Tower One for a record $2.45bn from BlackRock, which...

    35. MBA blog

      June 5, 2016

      Meditate to be better than a goldfish

      As part of my MBA degree at Nanyang Business School, I sought relief from my stressful student life by joining a...

    36. Fast FT

      June 3, 2016

      Noble Group launches $500m rights issue, chairman to step down

      Noble Group, the beleaguered commodities trader, has announced plans for a heavily discounted $500m rights issue,...

    37. June 3, 2016

      Singapore is becoming a world leader in arbitration

      When a legal dispute first erupted over a joint venture in Myanmar in 2013, the case was closely watched by the wider...

    38. June 3, 2016

      Law firms use guile to expand in Asean

      Over the past five decades, East Asia’s growth has been aided by a range of factors — key among them reductions in...

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