Crypto says institutions are back, though retail investors have cold feet

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) – An old adage is making the rounds once again in the crypto sphere: Institutional investors are back. BlackRock’s partnership with Coinbase Global to make it easier for institutional investors to manage and trade Bitcoin was followed by another announcement that the asset manager is offering its first-ever investment product directly in […]

Retail investors’ muted response to S’pore’s 1st sovereign green bond expected given long tenor: Analysts

SINGAPORE – The muted response from retail investors to Singapore’s inaugural sovereign green bond was expected given the product’s 50-year tenor, analysts said. The lengthy period before the bond matures seems daunting to many individuals but is seen as being more appropriate to institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies that have long-term […]

Roadbump ahead for S’pore retail sales as consumers seen to be turning cautious amid inflation

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s retail sales may have expanded at a double-digit pace in the past few months after pandemic curbs were relaxed, but consumers are now watching their spending because of inflation. This finding is highlighted in a study – commissioned by credit card firm American Express (Amex) – which also notes that businesses are worried […]