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  • Have Singapore's GLCs reached a turning point? Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 6:40 PM ET
    Have Singapore's GLCs reached a turning point?

    Hozefa Topiwalla, head of ASEAN research and ASEAN equity strategist at Morgan Stanley, says factors such as restructuring will be key in ensuring the role of government-linked companies in the Singapore economy.

  • The best of SG50-inspired designs Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 9:52 PM ET
    The best of SG50-inspired designs

    With Singapore celebrating its 50th year of independence this weekend, local designers have rolled out products inspired by the country's culture. CNBC's Pauline Chiou has more.

  • As Singapore celebrates its 50th year of independence, questions are percolating about its future.

  • SG50: The past, the present and the future Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    SG50: The past, the present and the future

    Frank Lavin, Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore and Simon Tay from the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, discuss Singapore's journey to success.

  • Taste for nostalgia hits Singapore's dining scene Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 7:14 PM ET

    A new breed of modern food and beverage ventures serving up traditional fare could fortify the city-state's status as a gastronomic hub.

  • EDB chairman: Singapore's FDI growth is significant Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    EDB chairman: Singapore's FDI growth is significant

    Beh Swan Gin, chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), says the strong growth in foreign direct investment (FDI) signals that international investors remain confident of Singapore.

  • Tracking Singapore's outlook for the next 50 years Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    Tracking Singapore's outlook for the next 50 years

    As Singapore celebrates its 50th year of independence, questions surrounding its future are surfacing. CNBC's Martin Soong reports.

  • For Singapore banks, will the rise in NIMS last? Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 12:52 AM ET
    For Singapore banks, will the rise in NIMS last?

    Matthew Phan, analyst, Asia-Pacific Banks at Creditsights, explains why the boost in net interest margin securities (NIMS) among Singapore banks will be sustainable.

  • Buy low, drink high: Get your beer like a trader Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 10:53 PM ET
    Buy low, drink high: Get your beer like a trader

    A pub in Singapore called "Beer Market" was inspired by a pub in Barcelona where beer prices fluctuated like stocks. CNBC's Martin Soong has more.

  • OCBC vs UOB earnings: 'A tale of two banks' Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 10:34 PM ET
    OCBC vs UOB earnings: 'A tale of two banks'

    OCBC's overseas strategies paid off in the three months ended June, while UOB "paid the price for staying at home", says Lachlan Colquhoun, chief executive at East and Partners.

  • An investor in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Fuyang, China, July 28, 2015.

    Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC is finding opportunities to invest in the volatile China market despite regulators' restrictions on some investors.

  • SGX looks to China for growth in derivatives Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 7:36 PM ET
    SGX looks to China for growth in derivatives

    Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, president of the Singapore Exchange, says the bourse operator's primary interest in China remains on growing its derivatives business.

  • SGX President: We are working on better listings Wednesday, 29 Jul 2015 | 7:31 PM ET
    SGX President: We are working on better listings

    Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, president of the Singapore Exchange, outlines the factors that limited the growth of its securities trading in the fourth quarter and stresses on the need to attract new listings.

  • Star architect Moshe Safdie's latest creation Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Star architect Moshe Safdie's latest creation

    On a tour of his latest Singapore residential project, star architect Moshe Safdie told CNBC how he ensured that each apartment owner got a great view of their community.

  • Singapore ruling party faces new voting majority Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 7:47 PM ET

    Singapore's ruling party faces a different electorate, with citizens born after independence likely making up the voting majority in upcoming elections.

  • DBS CEO: Happy with Q2 results Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    DBS CEO: Happy with Q2 earnings

    Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS, attributes the upbeat second-quarter results to factors such as higher interest rates margin. He later explains why Asia's economic challenges have been "over-exaggerated."

  • Singapore's unlawful money fight faces challenges Sunday, 26 Jul 2015 | 11:04 PM ET
    Singapore's downtown central financial district.

    Singapore's fight to stem illicit funds has led to the quandary of finding enough qualified compliance specialists to check that the inflows are clean.

  • Here's the downside in DBS' earnings report Sunday, 26 Jul 2015 | 10:25 PM ET
    Here's the downside in DBS' earnings report

    DBS Group's warning of uncertainty in the second-half eclipsed the announcement of better-than-expected second-quarter earnings, says Stuart Leckie, chairman of Stirling Finance.

  • Toll Global Logistics unveils 'future ready' warehouse

    Chris Pearce, CEO of Toll Global Logistics, introduces the company's new warehouse - a 100,000 square meters integrated transshipment hub called "Toll City" in Singapore.

  • This is Uber's latest service: Ice cream delivery Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 12:52 AM ET
    This is Uber's latest service: Ice cream delivery

    Yaniv Goder, GM, Singapore at Uber, explains why the on-demand private car app is delivering ice cream via Uber drivers, electric vehicles and even drones on Friday.