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  • SGX profit jumps 24% in Q4 on robust derivatives showing


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  • Faulty third-rail insulator major factor in July 7 train breakdown


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  • GIC posts 4.9% return in past 20 years; sees tougher times ahead


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  • Insurance portal raises transparency, pushes insurers to be competitive

    A MONTH after the launch of a one-stop web aggregatorthat lets consumers compare life insurance policies before they decide which to get, at least one insurer is trying to re-price its products to...

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  • Launch of life insurance online portal spells lower premiums

    SOME life insurers are sparing no effort in wooing customers with competitive pricing of premiums, now that consumers can compare more than 200 life insurance products that are available on the...

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  • Two M+S residential projects in Singapore to premiere in Hong Kong

    TWO of Singapore's iconic residential projects will be marketed by CBRE in Hong Kong for the first time on May 16 and 17, 2015.

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  • Increased demand for Singapore homes from other nationalities in Q4

    Although transactions of private homes held up quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) in Q4, they fell by about 38 per cent compared to the same period last year. For the whole of 2014, private residential...

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  • Mixing psychology and wealth management

    I FELT calm as I sat on a blue couch for my close encounter with the nascent field of financial therapy. I watched as Joel Reimer, a fit, 50-something man in a golf shirt, put sensors on my thumb...

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  • As US office space shrinks, so does workers' privacy

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  • Real Estate is currently benefiting from positive macro conditions

    Real Estate is currently benefiting from positive macro conditions, a low interest rate regime, and improving property fundamentals. Read here

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Straits Times Index 3,249.52 -34.48
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
2,092.4M 1,081.7M 137 258 388
Hang Seng Index 24,497.98 -121.47
KLCI 1,699.92 0.93
Nikkei 225 20,522.83 219.92
South Korea KOSPI 2,019.03 -18.59
Dow Jones Index 17,751.39 121.12
DJI data from Thomson Reuters
Updated: 30 Jul 2015 18:05 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)


Roxy-Pacific: Achieves 60% Increase In Revenue To S$291.9 Million & 58% Rise In Net Profit To S$59.4 Million In 1H2015.

30 Jul 2015 18:19

Lifted by 67% growth in Property Development and seven-fold increase in Property Investment segment revenues. Share of results of associates...

CWT: Earns Fab 50 Spot For 3rd Consecutive Year, Adds To Recent Forbes Global 2000 Recognition.

30 Jul 2015 11:42

CWT Limited inclusion in the list of 2015 Fabulous 50 Companies by Forbes Asia marks a double feat with its recent 2015 Forbes Global 2000 r...

Frasers Hospitality Trust: Distributable Income & DPU Higher Than Forecast For 3Q FY15.

30 Jul 2015 11:02

Year-to-date Distributable Income was up 2.2% to $71.2 million while DPU was up 3.7% to 5.90 cents against forecast. Stronger operating perf...

Ezion: Issuance Of S$120 Million 3.65% Committed Funding Backed Notes Due 2020.

30 Jul 2015 10:30

Ezion Holdings Limited has launched and priced S$120 million 3.65% notes due 5th August 2020 under its S$1,500,000,000 Multicurrency Debt Is...

Starhill Global REIT: 6Q FY14/15 DPU Up 3.2% Year-On-Year To 1.29 Cents On Contribution From New Acquisition & Singapore Portfolio Performance.

30 Jul 2015 10:26

Singapore portfolio's NPI up 4.3% y-o-y on positive rental reversions and high occupancies. Australia portfolio's NPI up 53.2% y-o-y on maid...

TEE: Recovers From A Loss Of S$10.3 Million To A Net Profit Of S$12.9 Million For FY2015.

29 Jul 2015 18:01

TEE International Limited has achieved a net profit of S$12.9 million for the year ended 31 May 2015, a turnaround from FY2014's net loss of...



Insurance portal raises transparency, pushes insurers to be competitive

Launch of life insurance online portal spells lower premiums

US pension funds playing bigger role in reinsurance

BILLIONS of dollars from pension funds and other non-traditional players have been moving into the reinsurance business in recent years...

Eating hotpot? Insure against burning your tongue

[HONG KONG] Your child throws a tantrum and smashes something? Take out “naughty child insurance”. Similarly, buy cover against your...

OCBC offers first pure maternity protection plan

TO address the needs of new parents, OCBC Bank has birthed Singapore's first pure maternity protection plan, MaxMaternity Care, that is...


Personal Finance

Non-performing mortgage loan risks to persist in banks

NON-performing mortgage loan risks will persist for Singapore banks this year, albeit with a shift from defaults by foreigners on luxury...

UOB launches online property loan calculator

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) on Thursday launched a free online property loan calculator to help homeowners determine their total debt...

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Research Reports

Research Reports

Singapore stocks: Dividend yield monitor on 29 June 2015 14 Jul 2015

Singapore stocks: Dividend Yield Greater Than 6%

Increasing fair value 24 Feb 2015

The variance is likely to be due to higher allowances in 4Q14, which surged up to S$211m, up 40% YoY and 19% QoQ, and lower net trading...
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