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RHB banks on small-, mid-caps going abroad

2 days 15 hours ago
RHB Bank, the fourth-largest bank in Malaysia, will invest in building up its small-and-medium-sized enterprise (SME) network in Singapore as it looks to carve a bigger niche by taking such businesses beyond Singapore and into Asean, said its top executive in Singapore.
Jamie Lee

Asia's fundamentals strong despite sharp market swings

2 days 15 hours ago
FOLLOWING a strong start to the year with a gain of 5.5 per cent in January, Asian equities have tumbled over the past few months, sending their year-to-date performance (as at Sept 17) into negative territory, with prices declining 9.2 per cent in SGD terms.
Ho Song Hui

More scope for Asia's PE firms to expand: report

4 days 15 hours ago
THREE-quarters of senior private equity executives in Asia-Pacific (APAC) said that geographic expansion had significantly become more important to their firm over the last three years, according to the 2019 Private Equity Outlook Report by global law firm Dechert, together with Mergermarket.
Vivien Shiao

Banks blending dollars and sensitivity

1 week ago
PROTECTING children from distressed family situations is among the key priorities of social services around the world. Banks such as Australia's Westpac have been able to provide innovative financing to give such efforts a boost, said Westpac senior executives in an interview with The Business Times.
Jamie Lee

Likelihood of US recession may see buying opportunity in tech

1 week 2 days ago
THE likelihood of a recessionary environment in the US in the next 18 months is very high, according to Wellington Management partner and private equity lead portfolio manager Michael Carmen. Wellington Management is an independent investment management firm with over US$1 trillion in client assets under management.
Lynette Tan
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