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Singtel reclaims top spot as Singapore's most well-governed and transparent company

Singtel has reclaimed its status as Singapore's most well-governed and transparent company as the Republic's corporate governance standards hit new highs ahead of an index revamp in 2016. Singtel edged up from second place last year to clinch the top spot in Governance and Transparency Index (GTI) 2015.

Aspial to roll out 5-year 5.25% retail bonds

Aspial Corporation announced its five-year, S$75 million bonds to the retail market on Tuesday (Aug 18), in a bid to raise funds for financing and investment needs.

Jump in number of Malaysian and Chinese buyers of Singapore properties in Q2: DTZ

The number of Malaysian and mainland Chinese buyers of Singapore private homes jumped in the second quarter compared to the first three months of the year, according to research from global real estate services firm DTZ.

Thai stocks fall almost 3% after deadly Bangkok bombing

Thai stocks fell almost 3 per cent on Tuesday (Aug 18) after a deadly bomb blast in central Bangkok which the government called a bid to destroy the economy.

Indonesia central bank holds key rate at 7.50% as expected

Indonesia's central bank held its benchmark interest rate steady on Tuesday, saying its focus was to maintain stability in the rupiah. Bank Indonesia has held the policy rate at 7.50 per cent since February when it last cut rates by 25 basis points.

Noble Group CEO says challenges this year make it a better company

Since February, Noble Group Ltd.'s stock fell more than 60 per cent as profits slid with commodity prices, its accounting methods came under attack and its credit outlook went from stable to negative.