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  • OCBC Posts 12% Jump in Profit, Beating Forecasts Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 8:06 PM ET

    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.

  • TABLE-Vietnam banks' assets, registered capital Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 11:04 PM ET

    Oct 12- The following table updates the assets and registered capital of banks in Vietnam, based on their latest published reports. Technological& Commercial Bank 12-11 180,531.2* 8,848. Petrolimex Group Bank 06-12 19,581.0 3,000.

  • *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.

  • Trafigura raises $1.2 bln via syndicated loan Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 1:12 AM ET

    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.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 5- Singapore introduced on Friday measures to prevent a bubble in its housing market and ensure more prudent lending by banks after property prices rose at a faster pace in the third quarter.

  • Boom Time for Private Asian Banks Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 9:58 PM ET

    Asian private banks are benefiting from an influx of Western money as the economic uncertainties and debt woes in the United States and Europe prompt high-net-worth individuals to seek what they see as the relative strength of Asian banks.  The NYT reports.

  • UOB Quarterly Profit Falls 21%, Upbeat on Outlook Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 8:03 PM ET

    United Overseas Bank, the smallest of Singapore's three banking groups, reported a 21 percent fall in quarterly profit due to lack of one-off gains and as it booked losses on its European debt exposure.

  • A customer enters a branch of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. (OCBC) in Singapore, on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. OCBC, owner of Singapore's biggest life insurer, said fourth-quarter net income rose 67 percent to S$502 million. Photographer: Charles Pertwee/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    European banks are looking to unload some of their assets in Asia to meet tighter capital requirements, and David Conner, CEO of Singapore’s second largest lender OCBC, says he is open to potential acquisitions.

  • OCBC Quarterly Profit Jumps 18%, Tops Forecast Sunday, 19 Feb 2012 | 6:32 PM ET
    A customer enters a branch of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. (OCBC) in Singapore, on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010. OCBC, owner of Singapore's biggest life insurer, said fourth-quarter net income rose 67 percent to S$502 million. Photographer: Charles Pertwee/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp, Singapore's second-biggest lender, posted an 18 percent rise in quarterly profit, buoyed by strong loan growth, beating expectations.

  • Singapore Budget to Focus on Infrastructure, Poor Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 8:30 PM ET

    Singapore is expected to use its Feb 17 budget to help its citizens cope with rising costs through grants and one-time payments, but businesses are set to face new measures making it harder to hire cheap foreign workers.

  • DBS Quarterly Profit Up 8%; Logs Record Annual Profit Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 7:38 PM ET

    DBS Group, Southeast Asia's biggest lender, posted an unexpected 8 percent rise in quarterly earnings as strong loans growth more than made up for subdued interest rates.

  • Singapore's financial sector is among the strongest in the world, yet in terms of share performance, the sector has been underperforming other banks in the region.

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