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Temasek Holdings

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.

Thaksin-Temasek deal delivers kick in the Shin to good governance

SO MUCH FOR Southeast Asian solidarity.

Saturday, 11 February, 2006, 12:00am

CCB to set record with US$6.5b share offer

Mainland's third-biggest bank tipped to eclipse China Unicom's US$5.49b float

China Construction Bank (CCB) will rewrite the record books with a higher than expected US$6.5 billion share offer next month that is set to be Hong Kong's biggest initial public offering.

21 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Hopson sells stake to foreign bulls

Hopson Development Holdings, a mid-sized property developer on the mainland, will issue 200.6 million new shares at $4.875 each to Singapore's Temasek Holdings and the United States' Tiger Fund to raise $977.9 million.

The price is a 6.25 discount on its close of $5.20 before trading was suspended on Tuesday pending a placement announcement.

11 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Mobile price war looms in Bangladesh

SingTel's entry through stake in PBTL promises to shake up fast-growing market

Bangladeshi telecommunications players are bracing for a price war following the entry of Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) into the country's fast-growing mobile phone market earlier this month.

6 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In an article on July 6 (Building for the environment), one of the early participants of HK-BEAM should be the Architectural Services Department, instead of Buildings Department.

The title of Nicholas Wong, quoted in Property on July 13, is principal of DBS Bank's Real Estate Group.

20 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Who's look for what


World Wide Fund

Traffic timber officer and project co-ordinator in Beijing.


Environmental health and safety leader and engineer in Beijing.


Site materials controller, deputy plant manager, site materials co-ordinator and site assistant in Shanghai.


18 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Foreigners buy Beijing's best

The office sector has caught the eye of institutional investors, but the right buildings are in short supply

Foreign investors are returning to the Beijing office market, which has been dominated by mainland investors, and are cherry-picking properties in the central business districts.

30 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Group woos Hong Kong's CSL

The Bridge Mobile Alliance is in talks with Hong Kong's CSL about joining the new group, according to an industry source.

Senior management from CSL - Australia-based Telstra's wholly owned mobile arm - also attended yesterday's signing ceremony in Singapore. Telstra competes directly with SingTel's wholly owned unit, Optus, for the Australian market.

4 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Temasek's belated disclosure exposes the Singapore conundrum

I CANNOT IMAGINE that my reaction was an unusual one on seeing that the Singapore government's Temasek Holdings has finally published accounts after 30 years of undisclosed operations.

14 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

While old ideas are pensioned off, reits are waiting in the wings

The Chinese saying about having children to look after you in your old age is an outdated concept.

Many pensioners these days are more likely to be living off the dividends of some blue-chip investments or the rental income from a property bought 20 or 30 years ago than relying on their offspring to take care of them in retirement.

12 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Eyebrows raised as Temasek opens a crack

TEMASEK HOLDINGS, the Singaporean government's enormous (well, relative to Singapore) investment holding company, has decided to follow where corporate fashion has taken others long before. It wishes to become more active abroad and more transparent.

18 Feb 2004 - 12:00am


US carmakers will release in Detroit tomorrow their sales report for last month. Vehicle sales fell 1 per cent last year to 16.7 million as carmakers used record levels of incentives and no-interest loans to keep buyers coming to showrooms. Executives at US-based carmakers have all predicted stronger sales this year based on an improving economy and low interest rates.

2 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Fair fight?

The gloves are off. Singapore Telecommunications is determined to fight criticism from rivals that it is not playing fair. Last week, a senior official told a press conference: 'If you can't compete, do not compete. Nobody is going to strip naked and lie down for you.'

27 May 2003 - 12:00am

Casting shadows

Singapore's government-linked companies (GLCs) are increasingly casting an enterprising shadow over Indonesia. First, government-controlled conglomerate Singapore Telecom took a 22.3 per cent stake in Telkomsel, Indonesia's largest mobile operator, and quickly increased it to 35 per cent.

13 May 2003 - 12:00am

Spate of expat CEO sackings irks Goh

Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong has said he is concerned about the recent dismissal of senior foreign executives at some state-linked enterprises, fearing that the departures could give the country a bad image.

14 Jan 2003 - 12:00am