Guidelines for investors to survive the Covid-19 economic crisis

THE world is no stranger to economic crises. But no two crises are the same.

Face-to-face client meetings and more bank branches to open when financial sector moves to Phase 2: MAS

SINGAPORE financial institutions can reopen shuttered branches and staff can meet their customers face to face again from Friday, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has said.

9 in 10 bids to defer mortgage payments get approval

BANKS have approved about nine in 10 applications by property buyers to defer the payment of their mortgages.

This corporate reporting season will provide a reality check on stock rally

ALTHOUGH the Singapore Exchange (SGX) has made quarterly reporting (QR) voluntary, most companies in the Straits Times Index (STI) have decided to continue with it, which will give investors an...

Govt support welcomed but businesses may need to change way they operate post-pandemic

MY heart sank when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the tough "circuit breaker" measures that took effect this past week to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Banks, trade associations can help SMEs understand risk-based approach to loans

BANKS and trade associations can do more to help small businesses understand the risk-based approach to loans, so that these businesses can take action to qualify for more favourable interest...

Chan Chun Sing repeats call to landlords, banks to pass on budgetary support

TRADE and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Wednesday repeated the government's call to landlords of commercial buildings, and banks to pass on the Budget 2020 support and reliefs to tenants and...

South-east Asian banks to lose out on US$5b in payments revenue by 2025: study

BANKS in South-east Asia are set to miss out on as much as US$5 billion, or 14.3 per cent of their payments revenue by 2025, displaced by the growth of digital payments and competition from non-...

Professional-services firms finding new business among startups

MORE professional-services firms in Singapore have set up specialised departments to capture business opportunities from among startups.

Grab, Go-Jek biggest winners in S-E Asia's e-payment war: Morgan Stanley report

INDEPENDENT e-payment players such as Grab and Go-Jek will be the biggest winners in the South-east Asian e-payment market, going by a latest Morgan Stanley report. This is followed by banks,...

You need to find something you have passion for: Finesse Digital co-founder

It was simply about the sushi. As a young girl growing up in a three-generation household in 1980s Tokyo, Kayoko Francis spent a lot of time with her grandfather Shozo Yagi, a retiree-turned-stock...