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Temasek digs into a big bite of Standard Chartered | Banking Insight

The Singapore Government’s International investment fund, which bought into some Chinese banks and Citi and Stan Chart during the crisis is having serious rethink of its investment in Emerging market … Continue reading

October 3, 2012

Global Mid-Day report: FOMC minutes, London close downward trigger

Equities and Commodities are likely to continue reacting sharply in US markets after the minutes from the June 19,20 meeting were released. The FOMC had shorn US growth projections to … Continue reading

July 11, 2012

Global moves: Singapore production outshines, Dollar retreat from Asia begins?

The Singapore Dollar has come back from below $1.2650 to above $1.28 to the US Dollar in the last 5 days as the Asian currencies have given to the US … Continue reading

June 26, 2012

Global Economics: A championship belt for the Euro and a pounding for the world

Of course the Euro will survive, even though German manufacturing and thus EU manufacturing indices are at an all time low falling to 45, even below China for the better … Continue reading

May 24, 2012

Bank Results Season: Standard Chartered effectively neutralised in Asia? (Q1 2012)

The Temasek controversy apart ( Aside: This is not much of a controversy really, The investor wanted to hold $10 bln worth of Stan C shares and we assume and … Continue reading

May 2, 2012

Meet the Volckers Marathon Pt IV – Welcome to Singapore

Editor’s Note: FX Swaps and Forwards are exempt from the clearing reqt in both US and Singapore. Another choice allowing¬†¬†Central governments, central banks and supranational institutions such as the International … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · 3 Comments

Bloomingdale, Saks gets a shopping visa | Shopper Insight

Bloomingdales, Saks and Macys scored on the fortunes of Chinese Luxury shoppers used to the crowds of Hongkong and Singapore or the relative luxury of Paris and Rome. The new … Continue reading

February 9, 2012

February 7, 2012

US Economy: ISM Manufacturing PMI at 54.1

Production sub index jumped to a 59.9 in the December report and understandably got a subdued 55.7 in today’s report. With Seasonally adjusted 53.1 for ISM in December 2011, the … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

ING to sell $6 bln Asian operations | Executive Insight

The insurance assets have to be separated from banking as per a covenant with the Dutch government. additionally ING has to reurn $5 bln to the Dutch government before it … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · 2 Comments