1 in 3 job applications in Singapore contains discrepancies, highest rate in Asia-Pacific: Study

SINGAPORE - Discrepancies are rife in employment applications in Singapore, at the highest rate in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a study by global...

Sovereign bonds rally, stocks tumble as trade tensions send recession signals

LONDON (REUTERS) - With no sign US-China trade tensions will let up and fears of an Italy-European Union confrontation growing again, the global bond...

HSBC ramps up Singapore insurance business in bid to capture more of Asia’s wealth

SINGAPORE - HSBC is ramping up its Singapore insurance business with new products and expanded distribution as it seeks to capture more of Asia's...

1 in 3 job applications in Singapore contain discrepancies, highest rate in Asia-Pacific: Study

SINGAPORE - Discrepancies are rife in employment applications in Singapore, at the highest rate in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a study by global...

Top Global ‘still evaluating’ options to purchase office-retail units from Allied Tech director

SINGAPORE - In a bourse filing during Wednesday’s midday break, mainboard-listed property group Top Global confirmed that it has been granted options to purchase strata...

More employees saw pay rise last year as growth in real wages picks up:...

SINGAPORE - More employees in Singapore received wage increases last year, as the economy and labour market remained healthy. Growth in real total wages -...

Chinese firm overstates cash by $6b using false documents

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - One of China's largest listed drug makers that's been under a regulatory probe for months said it overstated cash positions...

Flexible work arrangements should be offered to all, from point of hire for greater...

SINGAPORE - Flexible working is a highly effective tool for achieving greater diversity at the workplace, and should be implemented sooner rather than later and...

4 in 5 Singapore firms fell prey to financial crimes over past year: Survey

SINGAPORE - When it comes to falling victim to financial crime, 82 per cent of Singapore companies surveyed did so over the past 12...

Asia stocks fall after losses in US, Europe on growth fears, protracted trade war

HONG KONG (AFP) - Asian stocks sank on Wednesday (May 29), tracking losses in Europe and on Wall Street as investors grew anxious about...

Law firm Morrison & Foerster names Shirin Tang managing partner of Singapore office

SINGAPORE - Law firm Morrison & Foerster has appointed Shirin Tang, a partner in the firm's corporate department, as managing partner of its Singapore...

Singapore added to US watch list for currency manipulation

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Singapore was added to a watch list for currency manipulation by the United States, which said the city-state made estimated net...

HSBC adding 50 jobs in Singapore in plans for Asia retail wealth headcount boost

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - HSBC Holdings plans to boost its Asia retail wealth management staff by about 300 by end of this year, with...

Nam Cheong unit bags $26.3m chartering contracts for three offshore vessels

SINGAPORE - Offshore vessel builder Nam Cheong's indirect subsidiary SKOSV SDN BHD has clinched long-term (more than a year) chartering contracts for three offshore...

Valuetronics full-year profit down 2.6%; to pay 20 HK cents per share dividend

SINGAPORE - Mainboard-listed Valuetronics Holdings' net profit declined 2.6 per cent to HK$199.5 million (S$35.1 million) for the year ended March 31, from HK$204.7...

SunMoon sinks into the red with full-year loss of $4.3m

SINGAPORE - Lower profit from discontinued operations and fair value losses on financial liabilities arising from the contingent issuance of shares took a toll...

Stocks to watch: Valuetronics, Yoma, Memories Group, Accordia Golf, Raffles Infrastructure

SINGAPORE - The following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Wednesday (May 29): Valuetronics Holdings: The electronics manufacturing services...

Yoma Q4 profit soars to US$25.7m on fair value gains from investment properties

SINGAPORE - Myanmar-focused Yoma Strategic Holdings on Wednesday (May 19) posted a fourth-quarter net profit of US$25.7 million, from US$432,000 a year ago, mainly...

Singapore shares open lower on Wednesday; STI down 0.5% to 3,149.41

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares on Wednesday (May 29) followed slides in the US and Europe markets overnight, with with the Straits Times Index opening...

Wall Street resumes slide on economic, trade fears

NEW YORK (AFP) - Wall Street reversed early gains on Tuesday (May 28) and slid into the red as investors grew nervous about the...

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