Singapore

Chart of the Day: 5 in 10 Singaporeans have investments in stock market

An extra 18.29%, meanwhile, are also looking to enter the market this year. 

Chart of the Day: 5 in 10 Singaporeans have investments in stock market

An extra 18.29%, meanwhile, are also looking to enter the market this year. 

Data Compliance and Data Governance are imperative for Singapore's public sector

For the past years, Singapore has witnessed a significant increase in cybersecurity challenges. The threats and attacks in public agencies and private institutions caused a tremendous impact on the country’s data and security landscape. The call for better regulations in data governance, compliance, and security guardrails has elevated further the pandemic. The virtualised environment translates to an open playing field for potential cybersecurity threats.

Chart of the Day: HDB rental market inches up 1% in June

Mature and non-mature estates rents increased 0.1% and 1.9%, respectively. 

Chart of the Day: Bank stocks amongst strongest in H1 as locals average 19% of returns

DBS, OCBC, and UOB received net institutional and net proprietary inflows of $1.39b in Q1 and $468m in Q2.

Chart of the Day: 5 of SGX's tech stocks average 25% total return in H1 2021

The 20 most traded manufacturing stocks contributed 20% to the combined average daily turnover.

Chart of the Day: SGX total share buyback for H1 2021 hits $368m

It was down from the 81 stocks buying back $663m in combined consideration in H1 2020.

Only 15% of Singaporeans have adequate critical illness coverage

The Life Insurance Association recommends critical illness coverage 3.9 times the annual income.

Chart of the Day: SG multiple-user factory space median rent stays at $1.73 for Q2

There were a total of 1,801 rental transactions in April and May 2021.

MAS to follow up on Binance's Singapore unit amidst scrutiny

Binance Asia Services has a grace period during which it can operate in the country.

Chart of the Day: Singapore REITs' average occupancy rates dip to 95%

In particular, retail and office S-REITs saw the largest drops in occupancy rates.

Singapore wealth platform Endowus gets backing from UBS, others

It will use the funds to expand in the country and in Hong Kong.

LiquidX's Singapore entity obtains MAS insurance brokerage licence

LISS will help banks, asset managers, and corporates access trade credit insurance coverage.

Chart of the Day: SG-based issuers' primary bond offerings raise $28.2b in H1 2021

Companies from the financial sector captured a 54.4% market share and raised $15.3b.

Singapore investment banking fees up 9.3% in H1 2021

Overall announced M&A activity set the record for the highest semiannual period value-wise.

Chart of the Day: Singapore ECM issuance raise $3.2b so far this year

Follow-on offerings fell 21.1% from the comparative period in 2020.

Fave launches BNPL service in Singapore, Malaysia

FavePay Later offers interest-free flexible payments on the Fave app.

Great Eastern floats free post-vaccine protection for Singapore residents

It extends a cash payout of S$200 per day of hospitalisation up to a total of S$2,000.