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How does Hong Kong's new Reit ETF stack up against Singapore-listed ones?

ON Thursday, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) saw the listing of its first real estate investment trust (Reit) exchange-traded fund (ETF).

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Directors need to ask if they are going overboard with their various board seats

THE issue of multiple directorships has cropped up again, following the arrest of the current and former Singapore-based directors of Eagle Hospitality Trust (EHT).

Investors should diversify into Hang Seng Tech index: BlackRock

US technology stocks have been over-bought and investors should consider diversifying into the new Hang Seng Tech index for exposure to the 30 biggest tech names in China listed offshore, says Thomas Taw, head of Asia Pacific iShares Investment Strategy at BlackRock.

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Positive signs for SGX's new China bond product

ASSET managers are racing to launch products that will give investors exposure to China. And the Singapore Exchange (SGX)'s recent listing of an exchange-traded fund (ETF) tracking the Chinese bond market appears poised to benefit from that demand.

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Covid-19 presents an opportunity for boards to reboot

FOR years, boards have been entrusted by shareholders to determine a company's strategic leadership and ensure that the direction taken is in the best interest of the company.

Click bait: How fake clicks are laying waste to digital marketing campaigns

IMAGINE you are a brand with a digital advertising campaign. One of your main goals is to reach a certain number of downloads and in-app activity. Mobile marketers like you spend millions on global campaigns, using Google, Facebook, Twitter and various other platforms to place trigger-inducing...

AGM

SGX holds first virtual AGM in under an hour

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) hosted in its first virtual annual general meeting (AGM) in 21 years on Thursday, shaving off half the time typically required to under an hour as shareholders' questions had been pre-submitted and responses made available online.

Empathy, meritocracy should be guiding principles to hiring: TMF

THE Singapore government has struck a fine balance between a carrot and a stick approach to motivate fair employment, Edmund Lee, managing director of TMF Singapore said.

SGX to list world's largest Chinese government bond ETF

SINGAPORE Exchange (SGX) announced on Thursday the listing of the world's largest Chinese pure government bond exchange-traded fund (ETF) to meet the growing investor demand to access China's bond markets, the second largest in the world after the US, at US$15 trillion.

CSOP to launch world's largest Chinese government bond ETF on SGX

SINGAPORE Exchange (SGX) announced on Thursday the listing of the world's largest Chinese pure government bond exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will meet the growing investor demand to access China's onshore bond markets.

STOCKS

Pull-back in US tech stocks spooks Asian markets

ASIAN stocks struggled on Friday, after US equities tumbled by the most in almost three months, as nervous investors took profit on tech stocks amid concerns over their lofty valuations.

Pullback in US tech stocks sends jitters throughout Asian stock markets

ASIAN stocks struggled on Friday, after US equities tumbled by the most in almost three months, as nervous investors took profit on tech stocks amid concerns over their lofty valuations.

STOCKS

Singapore shares languish as India-China border tension escalates

SINGAPORE shares languished as the border tension between India and China escalated amid persistent Sino-US tough talk.

Singapore shares lack mojo as India-China border tensions escalate

SINGAPORE shares languished as the border tension between India and China escalated amid persistent Sino-US rivalry.

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SGX's multi-asset strategy needs to address IPO drought

MOST investors would agree that the Singapore Exchange (SGX) has fared well in its dogged execution of a multi-asset strategy - rapidly growing its derivatives market as well as its market data and index business, even as rivals were nibbling at its toes.

Directors should disclose intent on rights issue: CGAC

DIRECTORS of listed companies should disclose whether or not they intend to subscribe to a rights issue by their company, the Corporate Governance Advisory Committee (CGAC) said on Wednesday.

STOCKS

Singapore share gains up against high US tech valuations

SINGAPORE shares ended a tad firmer, but upside was capped by analysts' warnings that the high market valuations inspired by the technology rally in the US may lead to profit-taking.

Singapore shares lack mojo but find some hope in PM Lee's address

SINGAPORE shares ended a tad firmer, but upside was capped by analysts' warnings that the high market valuations inspired by the technology rally in the US may lead to profit-taking.

STOCKS

Singapore shares drift, medical stocks in play

SINGAPORE shares continued to drift on Tuesday even as the Nasdaq defied gravity. Geopolitical tensions between the US and China, however, continue to weigh on sentiment.

Singapore shares lacklustre save some medical-related ones

SINGAPORE shares continued to drift on Tuesday even as the Nasdaq defied gravity. Geopolitical tensions between the US and China, however, continue to weigh on sentiment.

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Singapore shares falter despite Wall Street gains

SINGAPORE shares on Monday failed to sustain gains inspired by last week's Wall Street rally, amid nagging concerns over the US and China tension and the uncertainty following Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's shock resignation.

Singapore shares falter despite Wall Street gains

SINGAPORE shares on Monday failed to sustain gains inspired by last week's Wall Street rally, amid nagging concerns over the US and China tension and the uncertainty following Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's shock resignation.

SGX RegCo open to virtual general meeting platforms

SINGAPORE Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) is open to allowing virtual platforms that support live voting and live questions, replacing physical general meetings. But such platforms must be able to stand up against legal challenges on identities of attendees and voters, and the accuracy of votes...

VIRUS OUTBREAK: JOBS IMPACT

Share of accounting tasks done by machines to surge by 80%: study

MORE than half of the 11 finance roles picked for a study will be moderately to highly changed by technology in the next three to five years. Those in the two most junior roles will likely be taken over by machines, while the most senior roles will be least affected, a new study showed.

Dream and don't be afraid to fail: Zoom founder

SINGAPORE needs entrepreneurs who not only dare to dream but who are also not afraid to fail, said Eric Yuan, founder and chief executive officer of video-call service Zoom Video Communications.