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Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Merger Fail Shows Limits To Cross-Border M&A

Singapore-based Broadcom redomiciled to the US, but it wasn't enough to get permission for its acquisition of US-basedQualcomm. Now Qualcomm's merger with the Netherlands'NXP may be at risk, as China and the US ratchet up their economic disputes.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

New CPTPP Chips Away At U.S. Prestige

U.S. President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership prompted the other 11 nations that were party to the agreement to forge ahead in a new pact without the U.S.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Singapore Cracks Down To Save Its Reputation

<strong>Singapore </strong>| The Monetary Authority of Singapore is establishing a new team to bolster monitoring of financial institutions and enforcement of rules againstmoney laundering.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Assuming The Mantle Of Asia’s Financial Hub

Singapore has overtaken Hong Kong as Asia’s top financial center and now ranks third globally behind London and New York. This is the key takeaway from the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI), a ranking by British commercial think-tank Z/Yen Group.


Is Singapore Headed For Recession?

Singapore could face a technical recession in the first half of this year as plunging oil prices and a drop in China’s appetite for imports weigh on the city-state’s economy.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Corporates Rush To Decipher Landmark Trade Agreement

Management | Trade Negotiations Corporations’ business decisions depend on regulatory certainty, but as the passing of TPP legislation faces various hurdles, corporate decision-making processes will need to remain flexible.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Pro-Mainland Party Gets Boost From China

Chinese president Xi Jinping met with Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou on November 7 in Singapore, the first time leaders from the two governments have come together since 1949.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Finance Minister Key To City-States’s Revamped Cabinet

Heng Swee Keat, Singapore’s education minister and former central bank managing director, was named the nation’s next Finance minister after a landslide election victory in September by the ruling People’s Action Party and prime minister Lee Hsien Loong.