DBS eliminates a dozen jobs at brokerage as trading slumps

SINGAPORE —DBS Group Holdings cut at least 12 roles across Asia at its brokerage unit, the latest bank to shrink its trading desk as volumes slump. DBS Vickers Securities is rationalising its institutional business unit as it seeks to be “more ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore, Japan central banks agree on currency swap line

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank of Japan have established a local currency swap agreement, the MAS said on Wednesday. The agreement allows for the exchange of local currencies between the two central banks of up ... ( read original story ...)

Room for more at Singapore Sevens

The global economy looks shaky in the next few years, but organisers of the Singapore leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series are still confident of pulling in the fans next April. The slowing economy has already affected this year's edition of the ... ( read original story ...)

DBS, Bank of Singapore in acquisition mode

Acquisition this year amounted to $400m. DBS Group Holdings Ltd. and Bank of Singapore, Asia’s largest home-grown private banks, will consider more acquisitions as they grapple for a bigger slice of business from the region’s growing number of ... ( read original story ...)