Category Archives: Business and Finance

2017 Foreign portfolio investment transactions show net outflows

Registered foreign portfolio investments for 2017 aggregated US$16.1 billion, 8.9 percent lower than the US$17.6 billion level in the previous year. On a monthly basis, the lowest gross inflows were recorded in August (US$936 million) while the peak was noted… Read More

MFA Press Statement: Visit of Brady-Johnson Distinguished Practitioner in Grand Strategy at Yale University Jake Sullivan under the S R Nathan Fellowship, 15 to 17 January 2018

Mr Jake Sullivan, Brady-Johnson Distinguished Practitioner in Grand Strategy at Yale University, was hosted to lunch by Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan today. During the lunch, Minister Balakrishnan and Mr Sullivan had a wide-ranging conversation, including a fruitful… Read More

JOINT STATEMENT BY PRIME MINISTER LEE HSIEN LOONG AND PRIME MINISTER DATO’ SRI MOHD NAJIB TUN ABDUL RAZAK AT THE 8TH SINGAPORE-MALAYSIA LEADERS’ RETREAT IN SINGAPORE ON 16 JANUARY 2018

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak met in Singapore on 16 January 2018 for the 8th Singapore-Malaysia Leaders’ Retreat. The Leaders welcomed the good progress made in bilateral relations since the… Read More

5% Leverage Ratio to Take Effect in July 2018

The Monetary Board (MB) recently approved the adoption of a minimum leverage ratio requirement for universal banks (UBs), commercial banks (KBs) and their subsidiary banks and quasi-banks (QBs). Beginning 1 July 2018, covered institutions must maintain a leverage ratio no… Read More

Taman Jurong Emergency Preparedness Day

Simulated terrorist attack @11am @Taman Jurong CC as part of Taman Jurong Emergency Preparedness Day, 14 Jan. Public advised not to be alarmed. ww.sgsecure.sgSource: Singapore Police Force… Read More

INDONESIA TO PRESS ASEAN FOR EARLY CONCLUSION OF TALKS ON COC FOR SOUTH CHINA SEA

JAKARTA– Indonesia will actively encourage the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China to conclude negotiations on the effective and practical Code of Conduct (CoC) in the South China Sea.“Of course, the CoC in the South China Sea will… Read More

FDI Net Inflows Surge in October; First Ten Months Level Close to US$8 Billion

Foreign direct investments (FDI) net inflows rose threefold in October 2017 to US$2 billion from US$670 million registered in the comparable period in 2016.1,2 The upswing in FDI reflects continued investor confidence in the country’s strong macroeconomic fundamentals and growth… Read More