JP Morgan says it is time for investors to start positioning their portfolios for riskier assets as the global economy continues to strengthen, in light of benign inflation and impending rising rates.
Private equity companies looking for investment opportunities in Southeast Asia cite favourable macro-economic conditions, such as the growing affluence of the middle class as driving business growth in the region.
The dip was largely due to a slump in electronic exports, which outweighed a rise in non-electronic shipments, trade agency IE Singapore says.
There is increasing demand for data centres in Singapore, driven by the country's status as a regional hub, industry observers say.
However, industry experts caution that banks may still face challenges in implementing the tighter rules proposed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
Businesses in Singapore are turning to digital applications to help drive productivity, with some food & beverage firms reporting improved efficiency and lower manpower costs.
Knight Frank Singapore says the owners are expecting offers in excess of S$1.39 billion.
Singapore's Centurion Corp is diversifying into student accommodation in the United Kingdom with the proposed acquisition of four properties for £77 million (S$164.5 million).
Affluence of citizens and the potential customer base contribute to Singapore’s competitive edge, finds communications company BT.
The value of contracts secured is similar to the S$581 million in the first quarter of this year, but slightly lower than the S$593 million achieved during the last three months of 2013.