Finance

In this article OCBC-SG UOBH-SG DBSM-SG Automated teller machines of the three Singapore-listed banks: OCBC, DBS and UOB. Munshi Ahmed | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Shares of Singapore’s top three banks rose Thursday after the country’s financial regulator lifted a cap on dividend payouts that was implemented following the Covid-19 pandemic. Singapore’s largest
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Getty Images LONDON — Britain’s financial watchdog has proposed changing the rules for companies listed on the U.K. stock market to include a “comply or explain” requirement for not meeting diversity targets.  The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority put forward its proposals on diversity and inclusion in a consultation paper published Wednesday.  It proposed that at
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Barclays and HSBC buildings are seen amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain October 20, 2020. Matthew Childs | Reuters Barclays beat second-quarter profit expectations on Wednesday and boosted returns to shareholders, with its investment banking and equities businesses posting record incomes. The British lender posted a quarterly attributable profit of
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Longtime market bull Phil Orlando is bracing for a rough stretch because Wall Street has reached a critical “inflection point.” The Federated Hermes chief equity market strategist is blaming the risk dynamic. Not only does Orlando see hotter-than-expected inflation and the Covid-19 delta variant as glaring issues, he’s also worried about uncertainty surrounding monetary and fiscal
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A trader works inside his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Stock futures were flat in overnight trading Monday ahead of quarterly earnings reports from several mega-cap technology companies. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 15 points, or 0.04%. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100
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Omar Marques | LightRocket | Getty Images In typical Robinhood fashion, the stock trading app hosted an unconventional virtual roadshow on Saturday. Rather than holding the event behind doors among investment bankers and hedge funds, as is typical, the event was democratized as Robinhood management fielded questions from everyday investors. Robinhood is seeking a market valuation
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Economist Stephen Roach warns Beijing’s crackdown against U.S.-listed China stocks will have widespread market implications. Roach, who is considered one of the world’s leading experts on Asia, believes the actions are signaling the early stages of a cold war. “I am a congenital optimist when it comes to China. But I find these actions really
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