BT Podcasts: S-Reits – good hedge against inflation?

Synopsis: The Business Times Podcast channel showcases niche series Money Hacks, Mark To Market and WealthBT, and sponsored series. Although Singapore real estate investment trusts had a rough 1H2022, real estate investment trusts (Reits) can still do well while interest rates are rising. So are S-Reits good hedges against inflation and what’s their outlook moving forward?

Pound recovers after fall against US dollar on news of death of Queen Elizabeth

NEW YORK/LONDON – The pound recovered after falling against the US dollar overnight in choppy trading after Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seven decades, died. The pound was trading up 0.6 per cent at US$1.1578. It dropped as low as US$1.1488 following the news of the British monarch’s death. The […]

Wall Street tells clients Singapore dollar is top trade in Asia

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s dollar is emerging as the top bet for Wall Street’s biggest banks as wagers that the central bank will extend policy tightening bolsters demand for South-east Asia’s top-performing currency. Goldman Sachs Group favours the Singdollar the most among Asian currencies, along with Thailand’s baht. Citigroup recommends buying the currency on dips, while […]

Global campaigners: Virus, climate crisis fuel gender violence

Activists prepare mannequins during a public campaign on violence against women, in front of the parliament building in Jakarta on Dec 8, 2020. (BAY ISMOYO / AFP) NAIROBI – Violence against women and girls has escalated in low-income countries against a backdrop of climate emergencies, COVID-19-related disruptions, and civil strife, international health campaigners said Monday. […]

Global campaigners: Climate crisis, pandemic fueling gender violence

Activists prepare mannequins during a public campaign on violence against women, in front of the parliament building in Jakarta on Dec 8, 2020. (BAY ISMOYO / AFP) NAIROBI – Violence against women and girls has escalated in low-income countries against a backdrop of climate emergencies, COVID-19-related disruptions, and civil strife, international health campaigners said Monday. […]