OCBC establishes US$10b global covered bond programme

OVERSEA-CHINESE Banking Corporation (OCBC) has established a US$10 billion global covered bond programme that will be available to certain non-US investors outside of the US. This programme, announced in a filing to the Singapore Exchange on Wednesday ... ( read original story ...)

Travel itch among the affluent bumps card billings for UOB

SINGAPORE - UOB is gunning for 40 per cent growth in billings in its regional credit and debit cards base over four years, following an outperformance this year in this competitive market, a top executive said in an interview on Tuesday. This strategy will ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore eyes more Spanish firms operating on the island

It is currently home to 200 Spanish businesses. More Spanish firms will be calling Singapore their casa as Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Industry Low Yen Ling urged more business to anchor their operations in the city-state. At the Spain-Singapore ... ( read original story ...)

How much are Singapore Properties Worth?

Have you ever wondered how much are Singapore’s residential properties worth? How much housing loan is outstanding in Singapore’s property market? Chart 1: Total value of Singapore’s Residential Property assets, 3Q 2016, Singstat, iCompareLoan.com ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore central bank tests blockchain for bank-to-bank payments

Singapore’s central bank is testing out the use of blockchain for banks making payments to each other. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country’s central bank, is working with IT supplier R3 and a consortium of financial institutions on a ... ( read original story ...)