Temasek Holdings is an investment company owned by the government of Singapore. With an international staff of 380 people, it manages a portfolio of about S$193 billion (US$157 billion) at end of March 2011, focused primarily in Asia. It is an active shareholder and investor in financial services, telecommunications & media, technology, transportation, industrials, lifesciences, consumer, real estate, energy & resources.
Temasek is one of a few global firms with the highest corporate credit ratings by both Standard & Poor's and Moody's, of AAA and Aaa respectively. It has also attained perfect scores quarterly on the "Transparency Index for Sovereign wealth funds", a measure of the openness of government-owned investment funds.
Costing less than S$2 (HK$11), the journey on the 170 public bus will take you from the northern tip of Singapore over the one-kilometre causeway to the Malaysian town of Johor Bahru.Sunday, 6 June, 2010, 12:00am
DBS Group Holdings' new chief executive Piyush Gupta believes he has taken the reins of one of the world's strongest banks in what could be a watershed year for Asia.
'This is Asia's time,' the Indian-born Gupta said, adding DBS economists project that domestic Asian consumption will be the biggest contributor to the global economy for the first time in history.9 Feb 2010 - 12:00am
In the article 'China Eastern still open to strategic investors' published yesterday, the planned deal between Singapore Airlines and China Eastern Airlines Corp was incorrectly reported as a merger. Singapore Airlines and Temasek Holdings had planned to buy a combined 24 per cent stake in China Eastern but the deal fell through.12 Aug 2008 - 12:00am
Singapore-listed CapitaLand, the largest property developer in Southeast Asia by market value, yesterday announced plans to set up a US$1 billion private equity fund to invest in the mainland.
Raffles City China Fund would target mixed-use commercial properties in key gateway mainland cities, CapitaLand said.17 Jul 2008 - 12:00am
Evergrande Real Estate Group, the Guangzhou property developer that last month cancelled a proposed initial public offering because of poor investor response, has now turned to its strategic partners in a bid to raise more capital.21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Bird & Bird
Ms Lim joins the law firm from Singapore-based Colin Ng & Partners. She heads Bird & Bird's intellectual property portfolio management practice in Asia and is working out of Hong Kong and Beijing.
Director of China23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Temasek Holdings and Singapore Airlines remain committed to an alliance with China Eastern Airlines Corp despite their foiled bid for a stake in the mainland's third-largest carrier. But they would not give a timeline for finalising a deal.12 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
Huaneng Power International, the mainland's largest power company, and Hongkong Electric, the smaller of Hong Kong's two electricity producers, are among four companies shortlisted by the Singapore government as potential bidders for the US$2 billion sale of Tuas Power Station, a major power generating plant in the city state, market sources said.7 Jan 2008 - 12:00am
Led by the likes of China and Singapore, major Asian trading nations have amassed huge stashes of cash in foreign currencies from their exports. They have been joined in the past few years by big oil producers, particularly in the Persian Gulf and Russia.29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Singapore government investment vehicle lifts holdings to 18pc
Temasek Holdings raised its stake in Standard Chartered from 17 per cent to 18 per cent, edging closer to the level that would disqualify the London-based lender as a banknote issuer in Hong Kong.25 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Airline chief to keep asking for shareholders' nod if January vote rejects Singapore deal
China Eastern Airlines Corp has vowed to keep going back to the board for a vote if its proposed stake sale to Singapore Airlines is blocked by minority shareholders in a board meeting on January 8. It has made no headway in wooing investors so far.21 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Temasek Holdings, the investment arm of the Singapore government, yesterday began offloading HK$1.985 billion worth of China Construction Bank Corp shares, its second sale of mainland banking stocks in three days.29 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
Top investment bankers get ready for rough and tumble
What can lure some of the city's top expatriates out of their corner offices and get them sweaty? It's got to be the mini winter version of the Rugby Sevens, which falls on Sunday this year.28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
Temasek Holdings, the investment flagship of the Singapore government, is seeking to sell as much as HK$4.4 billion worth of shares in Bank of China amid concerns about the mainland lender's exposure to the subprime home-loan crisis.27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
Chairman says chief goal is to achieve maximum returns
China Investment Corp, the nation's new US$200 billion sovereign wealth fund, would act as a 'stabilising force' in the global economy rather than a rattler of financial markets, the company's chairman said.17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am