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  • SingTel partners Calfornia's Akamai on cyber security

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) is going into partnership with Akamai Technologies, a California-based cloud-computing company, to offer cyber security solutions to companies in Asia-Pacific. The partnership aims to help ente

    September 30, 2014 11:52 pm JST
  • Singapore's OCBC has app that appeals to tech-savvy

    SINGAPORE - Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC), Singapore's second-largest bank by assets, is attracting new account holders through a mobile application that lets people open accounts without visiting a branch. The OCBC Open Account app

    September 30, 2014 06:39 pm JST
  • 'Exchange of the Year': Osaka expanding derivatives market in Japan

    SINGAPORE - Osaka Exchange (OSE), a part of the Japan Exchange Group and Japan's largest derivatives exchange following integration with the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in March, was named Exchange of the Year on Thursday by Futures and Options World

    September 26, 2014 10:02 pm JST
  • Tigerair Taiwan enters busy LCC market in Asia

    SINGAPORE -- Taiwan's first low cost carrier made its inaugural flight on Friday. Tigerair Taiwan, the LCC subsidiary of Taiwan's China Airlines, began operations between Taipei's Taoyuan International Airport and Singapore's Changi Airport. With an

    September 26, 2014 07:10 pm JST
  • Asia's 1st gold vending machines for Singapore casinos

    SINGAPORE -- Visitors to casinos in Singapore can now convert their winnings into gold on the spot thanks to newly installed vending machines that dispense the precious metal. Singapore-based company Asia Gold ATM on Wednesday introduced the SMA

    September 25, 2014 08:20 pm JST
  • Japanese employers realize old personnel policies won't cut it elsewhere in Asia

    TOKYO -- Japanese companies doing business across Asia are trying to polish their image as employers. As the region's economies grow and competition for labor increases, they feel a pressing need to change their reputation for low pay, slow promotio

    September 25, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Foreign bus companies on the road to Singapore

    SINGAPORE -- Foreign bus operators are lining up for the chance to enter Singapore's public transportation market, with bidding on operating licenses expected to start soon. Hoping to spur competition, the government announced in May a new struc

    September 25, 2014 06:10 pm JST
  • REITs expand reach in Asia

    SINGAPORE -- As Thailand's first real estate investment trust prepares for its listing on Oct. 1, more Asian markets are moving to open their doors to the high dividend securities, with new attention turning toward India and China. REITs have pr

    September 25, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Asian game startups show they mean business in Tokyo

    TOKYO -- As usual, Sony, Samsung Electronics and other big brands attracted legions of button mashers at this year's Tokyo Game Show. Industry insiders, however, made a point of stopping by a zone reserved for emerging companies from across Asia. Th

    September 25, 2014 12:00 am JST
  • Railise puts Toshiba and SMRT on same track

    SINGAPORE -- Japan's Toshiba and SMRT Corporation, Singapore's mass transit operator, are forming a joint venture, Railise, to sell Toshiba's train motor system and corner demand for rail engineering in Asia where mass transits are expanding due to

    September 24, 2014 08:50 pm JST
  • Mizuho Financial Group expands Singapore operation

    SINGAPORE -- Mizuho Financial Group, one of Japan's three largest banks, is expanding in Singapore. The headquarters for Asia Transaction Banking Division will be set up here in October to serve the needs of corporate clients in areas such as fo

    September 24, 2014 10:45 am JST
  • Singapore's Croesus gets rich in Japanese malls

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore-listed Croesus Retail Trust, which manages retail properties in Japan, plans to expand its footprint by reviving existing shopping malls in suburban areas and attracting more non-retail lines of business. According to Jim

    September 23, 2014 08:55 pm JST
  • UOB expanding in western China

    SINGAPORE -- United Overseas Bank (UOB), one of Singapore's top three banks, has opened for business in Chongqing, its second branch in western China after Chengdu. The new branch is UOB's 16th in China since it began operations there 30 years

    September 22, 2014 08:26 pm JST
  • Keppel Land to sell stake in Indonesian mall

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore's Keppel Land will sell its 80% stake in a mall in Surabaya, Indonesia, for approximately 42.8 million Singapore dollars ($33.9 million), the real estate developer said Monday. The stake will be sold to Silverise Enterpris

    September 22, 2014 07:30 pm JST
  • The split personality of Japan's property market

    TOKYO -- Japanese and foreign investors are flooding into Japan's real estate market, raising expectations of a minibubble. Home buyers, meanwhile, are disappearing, and that could end up spelling trouble. This summer, a property market analyst

    September 22, 2014 07:00 pm JST
  • Raffles Education goes Swiss

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore's private school operator Raffles Education Group has announced its entry into Europe through Switzerland. The firm has paid 29.12 million Swiss francs ($31.1 million) for properties in Nendaz in the Alpine canton of Valai

    September 19, 2014 11:42 pm JST
  • Keppel Land sells Singapore office stake for $1 billion

    SINGAPORE -- Singapore's real estate developer Keppel Land announced Thursday it will divest its one-third stake in Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, an office property in Singapore, to Keppel REIT, at a value of 1.25 billion Singapore dollars ($

    September 19, 2014 06:40 pm JST
  • India, Asean enhance free trade agreement

    NEW DELHI -- Four years after a free trade agreement relating to goods came into effect between India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the trade partners have gone a step further with a supplementary trade in services and investment a

    September 19, 2014 12:34 pm JST
  • Singapore real estate stocks go two ways as housing market slows

    SINGAPORE -- With the housing market languishing in Singapore, stock prices of major real estate companies went two ways Thursday depending on where they own properties. City Developments, most of whose property assets are in Singapore, saw its

    September 19, 2014 06:07 am JST
  • Malaysian media group to sell TV shows abroad: CEO

    TOKYO -- Astro Malaysia Holdings will sell television programs that it produces to such overseas markets as Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam by tapping Malaysia's multilingual culture, the head of the country's largest satellite TV service provider

    September 19, 2014 04:34 am JST