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    1. July 25, 2016

      Singapore vows more ‘intrusive’ bank probes after 1MDB scandal

      Singapore’s regulator has vowed more “intrusive” inspections of banks over money-laundering after admitting that the...

    2. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Singapore plans to hold monetary policy steady in 2016

      Singapore’s central bank will not loosen monetary policy further this year unless there is a “marked deterioration” in...

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    1. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Hong Kong (re)introduces closing auction mechanism

      A big welcome to the Hong Kong closing auction, launching today. This would seem a very small step for other markets...

    2. July 22, 2016

      Why Singapore’s kids are so good at maths

      Sie Yu Chuah smiles when asked how his parents would react to a low test score. “My parents are not that strict but...

    3. July 21, 2016

      Singapore finds lapses in 3 banks in 1MDB probe

      Singapore’s regulator has pledged to take “firm regulatory actions” against UBS, Standard Chartered and DBS Bank for...

    4. July 21, 2016

      Renminbi drops to sixth in international payment ranking

      The renminbi slipped in the global league tables for cross-border payments in the first half of 2016, as concern over...

    5. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      UBS, StanChart, DBS face actions by MAS

      Singapore’s regulator will take “firm regulatory actions” against UBS, Standard Chartered and DBS bank for serious...

    6. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Temasek proposes buyout of Singapore rail operator

      Singapore’s state investment fund Temasek has proposed a buyout of SMRT, Singapore’s biggest public transit operator by...

    7. July 19, 2016

      Bad weather drives Wilmar International losses

      Tough times in the agribusiness sector continue, with Wilmar International, the leading palm oil trader, warning that...

    8. FT Alphaville

      July 19, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - China slowdown story has moved into a new phase as government props up ailing private sector? -...

    9. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      Hardware, software failure behind SGX disruption

      The longest disruption to trading in the history of Singapore’s stock exchange was caused by a combined hardware and...

    10. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      SGX CEO apologises for trading disruption

      SGX’s chief executive apologised on Friday for the longest trading disruption in the exchange’s history, which he said...

    11. Fast FT

      July 14, 2016

      Singapore exchange to remain closed today

      Singapore’s stock exchange will not resume trading in equities today after discovering a fault in which duplicate trade...

    12. Fast FT

      July 14, 2016

      Singapore's securities market to reopen at 2pm

      Singapore’s securities market is expected to reopen at 2pm after the operator of the bourse temporarily ceased trading...

    13. Fast FT

      July 14, 2016

      Singapore GDP grows in 2Q by the most in five quarters

      A rebound in manufacturing and services helped Singapore’s economy grow at a faster pace in the second quarter. The...

    14. Brussels Blog

      July 12, 2016

      Theresa May triumphs

      Theresa May will be the next prime minister of Britain – and become the chief architect of its departure from the EU....

    15. July 10, 2016

      Singapore airport guards against sea rise

      A new passenger terminal at Singapore’s Changi airport will be constructed 5.5 metres above mean sea level as a...

    16. July 10, 2016

      The week: July 11

      • Commercial property funds in the UK endured a tough week, with seven large vehicles holding £15bn between them forced...

    17. Fast FT

      July 8, 2016

      Luxury rents slip in London, HK and Beijing

      Rents for luxury residential properties are falling in London due to plentiful supply, with weakening expat demand and...

    18. July 7, 2016

      Temasek portfolio falls on China slowdown

      Temasek’s portfolio value declined for the first time in seven years, as the worth of its stake in UK bank Standard...

    19. Fast FT

      July 7, 2016

      Global turmoil weighs on Temasek portfolio

      A turbulent period for global stocks in 2015-16 weighed on Singapore investment fund Temasek, which reported the first...

    20. July 6, 2016

      Singapore returns faulty trains to China for repair

      Singapore has shipped 26 defective Chinese-made metro trains back to their manufacturer for repair after discovering...

    21. July 5, 2016

      Nickel price swings wildly as it records a nine-month peak

      The price of nickel swung wildly on Tuesday, rising to its highest level in nine months on worries about possible mines...

    22. FT Alphaville

      July 5, 2016

      Britain as the new Singapore?

      At Camp Alphaville the FT Festival of Finance last Friday, opinions were divided about whether or not Brexit would be...

    23. July 3, 2016

      Singapore banks eye Facebook IDs for transfers

      Banks in Singapore are collaborating on a new service that would allow customers to make payments using Facebook IDs or...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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