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  • IT migration

    More Japanese entrepreneurs calling Singapore home

    TOKYO -- A growing number of Japanese IT entrepreneurs are packing their bags for Singapore. Moving to the city-state was once a popular tax-avoidance strategy for the wealthy. But given Singapore's relatively high prices and the weakening yen,

    December 20, 2014 01:00 pm JST
  • Keppel Land shares up

    Singapore property company buoyed by takeover

    SINGAPORE -- Shares in Keppel Land are trading higher here Friday, after the Singaporean property developer announced the previous day it will acquire a 75% stake in Array Real Estate, the subsidiary of a Hong Kong-based developer and manager of sho

    December 19, 2014 05:18 pm JST
  • Keppel Land expansion

    Singapore developer looks to grow property empire in Asia

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore's Keppel Land, a real estate developer and a subsidiary of Keppel Corp., is acquiring a 75% stake in retail management company Array Real Estate. Through the acquisition, Keppel Land will work with Array to expand its portfoli

    December 19, 2014 05:00 pm JST
  • Singapore finance

    Banks have low exposure to oil and gas

    SINGAPORE -- Despite concern that the sharp fall in oil prices would adversely affect other sectors, the impact on Singapore bank earnings has been limited so far, according to a recent report from Maybank Kim Eng. The report maintained an "over

    December 18, 2014 11:40 pm JST
  • Tony Tan

    Setting standards for funds passports

    Since August, investors in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand have been allowed to buy into retail funds offered by fund managers from across ASEAN. Officials are finalizing plans for cross-border fund sales between Hong Kong and mainland China wh

    December 18, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • CDL war chest

    Singapore developer funds expansion overseas

    SINGAPORE -- City Developments (CDL), Singapore's second largest real estate developer, has made public a scheme to raise funds using future cash-flows from properties it owns in one of the city's most prestigious addresses. The company raised 1

    December 18, 2014 11:23 am JST
  • Indonesian port project

    Mitsui, Singaporean company to build port in Jakarta

    TOKYO -- Mitsui & Co. is partnering with Singapore's PSA International, the world's largest port operator, to construct and operate a port in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. The facility will be built and operated by a newly created joint ven

    December 18, 2014 07:00 am JST
  • PTTEP, Garuda and others

    Falling crude, currencies hurt some Southeast Asia stocks, help others

    BANGKOK -- The drop in crude oil prices and the weakening of local currencies has impacted the stock prices of major corporations in Southeast Asia, with resource companies getting hit hard from falling crude prices while airlines get a boost. A

    December 18, 2014 04:03 am JST
  • SGX forging regional links

    Singapore bourse out to cement Asian trading hub status

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore Exchange is already home to Southeast Asia's largest equity and futures markets, but it has even loftier aspirations: SGX dreams of becoming a true pan-Asian bourse where investors can trade shares from markets across the regi

    December 18, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Uber in Asia:

    Regulators chase the car-hailing venture

    KUALA LUMPUR/NEW DELHI/BANGKOK -- Uber Technologies kicks up a storm just about everywhere it takes its smartphone-based ride-hailing service. Having run afoul of regulators and incurred the wrath of old-guard taxi companies in the U.S. and Europe,

    December 18, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • More money, more guns

    Asia's military budgets surge as armies go high-tech

    SYDNEY -- On two recent occasions, a pair of Sukhoi Su-30 fighters have taken off from their base near the old Indonesian trading port of Makassar and flown far across the Indonesian archipelago to intercept unidentified aircraft. One of the mys

    December 18, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Frederic Neumann: Asia does not have a dollar problem

    After a few false starts in recent years, the greenback is embarking on a relentless climb. Major swings in exchange rates force investors to reassess their positions, not just tactically but strategically. Global finance is thus in for a turbul

    December 18, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Cross-border market mergers not on Asia's horizon: CEO Bocker

    SINGAPORE -- Magnus Bocker, CEO of Singapore Exchange (SGX), talked with the Nikkei Asian Review about the bourse operator's strategy for becoming a regional trading hub in Asia and some of the obstacles it faces.Q: A few years ago, SGX tried to tak

    December 18, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • SGX out to cement Asian trading hub status via partnerships

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore Exchange is already home to Southeast Asia's largest equity and futures markets, but it has even loftier aspirations: SGX dreams of becoming a true pan-Asian bourse where investors can trade shares from markets across the regi

    December 18, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Discount carriers take off in Southeast Asia

    Budget carriers are gaining profile in the global air travel industry, with market share in North America, West Europe and two other major regions now over 30%. In Southeast Asia, that figure jumped from just 3% in 2001 to over 50% in 2012. The rapi

    December 18, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Uber in Asia: Regulators chase the car-hailing venture

    KUALA LUMPUR/NEW DELHI/BANGKOK -- Uber Technologies kicks up a storm just about everywhere it takes its smartphone-based ride-hailing service. Having run afoul of regulators and incurred the wrath of old-guard taxi companies in the U.S. and Europe,

    December 18, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Brian Toohey: Heavy spending on weaponry feeds Asian instability

    There is no iron law stating that the arms buildup underway in the Asia-Pacific region must trigger a war that would kill millions and wreck economies. However, there is also no reason to suppose that more spending -- combined with the U.S. "pivot"

    December 18, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Asia's military budgets surge as armies go high-tech

    SYDNEY -- On two recent occasions, a pair of Sukhoi Su-30 fighters have taken off from their base near the old Indonesian trading port of Makassar and flown far across the Indonesian archipelago to intercept unidentified aircraft. One of the mys

    December 18, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Southeast Asia's traffic woes

    Japanese companies try to ease congestion with technology

    JAKARTA/BANGKOK/TOKYO -- Japanese companies are helping Southeast Asian cities ease traffic congestion, which looks set to get worse if nothing is done. Toyota Motor spent 15 million yen ($127,215) and teamed up with 23 of its local group compa

    December 17, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Nikkei/FT symposium

    Experts say Japan should help Southeast Asia strengthen regional ties

    TOKYO -- A Japan Bank for International Cooperation official said Japan needs to provide investments and loans to ASEAN to build electric power facilities, railroads and ports. Senior managing director of the JBIC, Tadashi Maeda, said, "Infr

    December 17, 2014 06:50 pm JST