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Capital expenditure down but Singapore remains top centre for inward financial FDI

March 12, 2012
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The Asian city state of Singapore attracted more foreign investment in its financial sector than any other IFC in the world over the past year.

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Singapore's standing as GTS hub goes from strength to strength

March 1, 2012

Singapore’s strategic location in Asia is proving a boon to the city state’s transaction bankers, particularly as they seek to capture banking business from the world’s changing trade flows.

Singapore top centre for inward financial FDI

Singapore top centre for inward financial FDI

March 1, 2012

The Asian city state of Singapore attracted more foreign investment in its financial sector than any other IFC in the world over the past year. Geneva, Edinburgh and Glasgow were notable risers in the ranking, while troubled Madrid lost significant ground.

Are emerging market banks more transparent?

December 21, 2011

Banks in emerging markets appear to run greater risks to achieve greater returns. But they may just be more conservative in assessing their risks.

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Structured products revival in Asia

October 20, 2011

The fight for market share in the Asian High Net Worth Individual (HNWI) segment is fierce, as private banks and wealth management arms of major banks from Europe and the US position themselves for future growth.

Magnus Bocker

Asian exchanges up the pace of progress

September 1, 2011

Magnus Bocker, CEO of the Singapore Exchange, looks at why the Asian market is so vibrant right now.

Singapore’s challenge as a financial centre

February 18, 2011

Singapore is the world’s third highest ranked International Finance Centre, according to The Banker’s 2010 ranking. But in these days of volatile capital flows and worries about bank safety, how should a small country manage itself as an IFC so as to maximise the benefits and minimise the risk? 

Back on the crane gang: Singapore posted a 39% quarter-on-quarter growth in GDP in Q1 of this year

Singapore's banks are being forced to go overseas

December 8, 2010

Singapore's banks have reported stable but modest profits in recent years, but this is coming under threat from low interest rates and a lack of opportunity in an overcrowded market, leading many to consider international expansion. Writer Michelle Price

The Singapore Stock Exchange's Terry Gibson on the importance of infrastructure

November 27, 2009

The senior vice-president and head of product management at the Singapore Exchange discusses its major post-trade infrastructure project. Writer Michelle Price

Heng Swee Keat

April 7, 2009

The Monetary Authority of Singapore is predicting greater flows of trade between the Middle East and Asia, and has issued its first sukuk by way of preparation. Its managing director explains why. Writer Geraldine Lambe

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