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.

Totally groundless

I refer to the report by Jake Lloyd-Smith headlined 'Chairman spends day blotting up after Goldman gaffe' (South China Morning Post Business, August 8).

Friday, 10 August, 2001, 12:00am

SingTel ready for TV trials

Singapore Telecommunciations (SingTel) plans to start trials of an interactive television service in 300 households in the city.

The trials are part of the telecoms operator's move to explore opportunities for the commercial launch next year of the TV service across Singapore.

9 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Regulator hits SingTel with compensation suit

Singapore's industry regulator has hit Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) with a S$388 million (about HK$1.66 billion) writ to recover money it claims was 'mistakenly included' in compensation for the loss of the company's monopoly.

27 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

The good life helps soften blow

Hong Kong.

International financial centre, gateway to China.

Senior executives must marvel at what the SAR has to offer the world's leading blue-chip companies in the way of financing and deals.

29 May 2001 - 12:00am

Finance minister defends DBS and SingTel acquisitions and says other companies will have to follow their lead

The government has issued a robust defence of moves by state-linked companies to expand abroad, despite fears among investors that the proposed acquisitions are overpriced.

Richard Hu Tsu Tau, Singapore's veteran finance minister, said yesterday other government-linked companies (GLCs) would make similar deals as they established themselves beyond their small home market.

17 May 2001 - 12:00am

US accord in SingTel takeover of Optus

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) moved a step closer to sealing its takeover of Cable & Wireless Optus yesterday with indications United States' authorities had no objections.

11 May 2001 - 12:00am

SingTel sure of calming concerns in Optus bid

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) remains confident it can broker a deal with the Australian Government to allay security concerns arising from its bid for Cable & Wireless Optus.

19 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

DBS buys into entrepreneurial talent

The Singaporeans look to be on the march across Asia.

First it was Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) making a bid for Australia's Cable & Wireless Optus and a 25 per cent stake in India's largest telecommunications firm, Videsh Sanchar Nigam (VSN). Now DBS has vaulted into Hong Kong's crowded banking market with a gung-ho takeover of Dao Heng Bank.

13 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

SingTel raising $4.4b to enhance war chest

Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) has primed its powder to launch a major acquisition with a S$1 billion (about HK$4.44 billion) bond issue that will increase its considerable financial firepower.

20 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Lai See

It's not just Lai See. Even the rich and the powerful indulge in the occasional bit of cattiness and bad word play.

Over the past few days, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and SingTel's president have been unsheathing their claws and exchanging the odd hiss.

15 May 2000 - 12:00am

Singapore firms discover to their cost cash is not king, writes Barry Porter

Could yet another big deal be about to be snatched from under the nose of a cash-rich Singapore company with close links to the government? Many Singaporeans are still stunned by Singapore Telecom's bungled attempt to merge with Hong Kong's Cable & Wireless HKT.

31 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Li subsidiary battles SingTel

The tussle for Cable & Wireless HKT may be over, but Singapore Telecommunication's (SingTel) battle with the Li family rages on.

A court hearing has been set for mid-March for a legal suit against SingTel brought by Japura Development, a Singapore property firm owned by Li Ka-shing.

4 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

No action yet on threat of SingTel legal proceedings

Legal action by Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) against HSBC over the takeover battle for Cable & Wireless HKT failed to materialise yesterday as corporate finance experts warned any challenge was unlikely to succeed.

Weekend reports said SingTel was considering suing HSBC over an alleged conflict of interest in its role as an adviser to HKT.

29 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Officials discuss telecoms merger

SAR and Singapore officials have discussed the proposed merger of telecommunications giants Cable & Wireless HKT and SingTel.

28 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Rules in place to regulate telecoms link, says official

The authorities have enough power to regulate anti-competitive behaviour triggered by mergers, the Government says.

But officials would not be drawn yesterday on whether they had political worries when considering Cable & Wireless HKT and Singapore Telecommunications being the subject of merger talks to create a $435 billion Asian telecoms giant.

27 Jan 2000 - 12:00am