Singapore's UOB profit falls 7.8 percent; bad debt charges jump

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's United Overseas Bank (UOBH.SI) posted a 7.8 percent drop in third-quarter net profit on Friday, hurt by a jump in bad debt charges due to losses from its exposure to the oil and gas sector. Singapore banks are facing ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore’s Fintech Push

Monetary Authority of Singapore’s “regulatory sandbox” — The country’s financial regulator has taken a liberal approach and announced the creation of a “regulatory sandbox.” This will allow start-ups and existing companies in the financial ... ( read original story ...)

ZEDRA hires from HSBC for new Singapore chief

Independent trust, corporate and fund services firm ZEDRA has hired Wendy Sim to lead the development of its Singapore office, which will additionally support markets in North and South Asia. Independent trust, corporate and fund services firm ZEDRA has ... ( read original story ...)

Stresses for Singaporean Energy Firms Deepening, OCBC CEO Says

OCBC was the first of Singapore’s three large banks to report quarterly profit. United Overseas Bank Ltd. is due to post its results on Friday, while earnings from DBS Group Holdings Ltd., Southeast Asia’s largest lender, are scheduled for Oct. 31. ( read original story ...)

OCBC posts 5% jump in Q3 profit, beating expectations

SINGAPORE: The Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) beat estimates with a 5 per cent rise in quarterly profit in the third quarter of the year, helped by gains from its insurance and wealth management units, according to its financial results released on ... ( read original story ...)