While Singapore's property market has cooling signs, with volume of new private home sales halving, it has defied expectations of a sharp correction.» Read More
David Marshall, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific Financials at CreditSights, analyses DBS and OCBC's quarterly profits.
Recent market chaos may have sparked a rate-hike trend among emerging markets, but this nation could buck the trend and stay pat for all of 2014.
China is set to return to the heyday of double-digit growth in 2014 driven by a revival in global demand, according to an investment strategist.
The Federal Reserve's September surprise, which postponed tapering its asset purchases, dented otherwise solid earnings at two Singapore banks.
Gold fell on Monday amid worries about a US government shutdown. It's is headed for its best quarter in a year but the overall outlook is weak.
Gold settled lower amid a lack of clarity over U.S. monetary and fiscal policy dented demand.
Gold settled lower on Friday, paring the rally it made after the Fed's surprise decision this week to maintain monetary stimulus.
Gold settled higher and hit one-week highs on Thursday after the Federal Reserve chose not to cut back on its asset-buying program for now.
Gold pushed above the key $1,400 psychological level on Monday to its highest in almost three months, putting the precious metal within striking distance of bull-market territory.
DBS posted a record quarterly profit, beating expectations, as higher fee and commission income offset a slight drop in income from its key lending business.
The CEO of OCBC, which posted a record profit on Friday, said the bank would focus on growing its offshore activities in Greater China as more Chinese firms look to expand overseas.
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp, Singapore's second-biggest lender, posted a 12 percent jump in fourth quarter net profit due to a rise in fee income and a quadrupling of gains from its insurance unit.
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*Set to rival Hong Kong and Taiwan* Yuan deposit-pool sets Singapore ahead of other centres By Kevin Lim and Michelle Chen.
SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Oct 10- Singapore has issued full banking licences to two Chinese lenders, moving it a step closer to getting a yuan-clearing bank that will let it compete more aggressively with Hong Kong in the growing market for yuan-denominated trades and financial products.
SINGAPORE, Oct 10- Commodities trader Trafigura said on Wednesday it has raised $1.24 billion via a syndicated revolving credit- and term-loan facility. The funds will be used for general corporate purposes, a company spokesperson said.
Oct 10- Moody's Investors Service has affirmed Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation's ratings.
Singapore shares slipped by midday, weighed by property developers such as CapitaLand Ltd after new government measures were introduced to cool the city-state's property market.
Suntec is one of the few Singapore- listed REITs that offers yields of more than 6 percent but are trading at discounts to book value, Maybank said. The brokerage is confident that Suntec REIT will be able to pay out distribution per unit of at least 2.15 Singapore cents for the third quarter and at least 9 percent Singapore cents for the full year.
DMG& Partners said United Overseas Bank Ltd and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd may benefit from new rules to cool Singapore's property market by capping residential loan tenures at 35 years. By 0207 GMT, shares of DBS were down 1.2 percent at S $14.28, while UOB dropped 1.1 percent at S $19.63 and OCBC fell 0.7 percent to S $9.42.