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  1. Lifestyle - Books - BIOGRAPHY

    Book review: Singapore's Lost Son, by Kaiwen Leong

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Francis Lim

    ... Francis Lim Singapore's Lost Son- How I Made it from Dropout to Millionaire Princeton PhD by Kaiwen Leong Marshall Cavendish   After Singaporean Kaiwen Leong was sexually assaulted ... agreed he would amount to nothing, and they made sure he knew it. Singapore's predominantly Chinese society, like Hong Kong's, sets great store by educational success. When the teenaged ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - ASSET MANAGEMENT

    Bank of Singapore out to exploit mainland wealth to double portfolio

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Bank of Singapore eyes rising affluence in China to double the amount under its care Wealth manager targets mainland for asset growth Asian private wealth manager Bank of Singapore is looking to cash in on China's rising affluence to reach its goal of doubling its global assets under management in four years. Bank of Singapore, which was formed ...

  3. Property - International - PROPERTY

    Domestic demand boosts Singapore property growth

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Josephine Bond Growing population and low interest rates are strengthening the sector, writesJosephine Bond Domestic demand sustains growth Singapore's property market is continuing ... and uncertainties in stock markets and excessive investment demand. According to Knight Frank Singapore, developers launched and sold a record number of new homes in the first five months of this year, ...

  4. Business travellers turning to Singapore

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com The region's business travellers are increasingly heading to Singapore rather than Hong Kong as the mainland economy slows and opportunities open up ... Singapore was among their top three destinations in the first half of this year, while those from five said the city-state was their first choice. Business travellers from only three countries put ...

  5. Singapore solution may be no answer for HK

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... investors are familiar with Singapore's Temasek, which now has S$198 billion (HK$1.207 trillion) under management. Its trade positions sometimes make headlines, particularly when it buys and sells Hong Kong-listed companies, including stakes in the 'Big Four' Chinese state-owned banks. Temasek also invests directly in businesses in Singapore and elsewhere. The Singapore ...

  6. Failed in Hong Kong? Try again in Singapore

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... it's not so much FILTH as SIHTS: 'Sank In Hong Kong, try Singapore'. And it doesn't just apply to underperforming Brits. Even Li Ka-shing is at it. This week it emerged ... offering for his yuan-denominated Hui Xian reit failed abysmally to set the Hong Kong market alight, this time around he's planning to launch his new offering on the Singapore stock exchange. ...

  7. Singapore threat to HK role as yuan trading hub

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong's role as a leading offshore yuan trading centre is facing a challenge, with some companies preferring to settle yuan trades in Singapore- claiming that it requires less stringent paperwork. Bank of East Asia deputy chief executive Brian Li Man-bun (pictured) said yesterday the bank's Singapore yuan business had doubled last ...

  8. Singapore steals lead while we worry about Shanghai

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... it with Singapore's economy. Last year Singapore's economy grew by 4.8 per cent in real terms, slightly slower than Hong Kong's. But when you factor in its own elevated inflation rate together with the appreciation of the Singapore dollar, which climbed by some 8 per cent, then Singapore's economic output for 2011 came to around US$266 billion; some 7 per cent greater than Hong Kong's. ...

  9. Ipac to close HK, Singapore offices

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Ipac Wealth Management Asia, a financial planning unit of French insurer AXA, will close its Hong Kong and Singapore offices in the first half because ... and Singapore will be closed,' Harvey said. The two offices, which were set up in 2003, have 100 employees. Its Hong Kong office has three licences from the Securities and Futures Commission. ...

  10. This is one match Hong Kong is happy to lose to Singapore

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland 'Singapore 1: Hong Kong 0', proclaimed the headlines this week after reports that the owners of British football club Manchester United had ditched rumoured plans to float the club on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in favour of a listing in Singapore. 'A publicity coup for the Singapore exchange', crowed The Straits Times, while its sister paper, ...




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