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    Do you long to re-experience cuisine from a bygone era?

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    The residential sector began 2013 with a set of cooling measures but it was the permanent and structural Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) framework implemented in June 2013 that led to a...

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    Many boards seek diversity in their membership. They endeavour to ensure the right mix of competencies, industry and geographical backgrounds, and increasingly gender balance.

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    Schroders Head of US Multi-sector Fixed Income, David Harris, shares what’s in store for US fixed income in 2014.

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    It can protect you from risks of overseas trips, and save you a huge sum of money

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    HEALTHY sales across all segments delivered the life insurance industry its third consecutive quarter of growth.

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    AS PART of efforts to build Singapore into a global insurance marketplace, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will promote growth in emerging business lines such as cyber risk.

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    Mr Adam Azali has been on the lookout for pet insurance since his year-old cat Baby Laddoo broke its leg in September.

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    [SINGAPORE] The total debt servicing ratio (TDSR) framework seems to have had a bigger impact on private home purchases by Singaporeans than on foreign buyers.

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    SWISS bank Credit Suisse waded into the debate over Singapore's household debt yesterday, taking the side of those who argued that the sharp rise in borrowing over the last five years was not a big...

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    ACHIEVING greater work-life balance and keeping fit are priorities for high-income earners in Singapore and in markets in the Asia-Pacific and the UAE, a study shows.

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    The Johor state government recently announced that it is increasing the foreigner property processing fee from 10,000 ringgit per transaction to 4-5 per cent of property value from Jan 14 onwards...

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    WHEN thinking about the little question of how to live for the rest of your life, numbers can loom large, especially if you're not born with a silver spoon in your mouth. These cold, hard figures...

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    According to DTZ, resale prices of private homes were mostly unchanged in Q3 2013 despite a lower transaction volume, as the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) measures1 worked their way through the...

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    [SINGAPORE] The wealthy in the Asia Pacific trust their wealth managers more than high net worth individuals (HNWIs) in the rest of the world, a wealth report has found.

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    EIGHT in 10 Singapore consumers (79 per cent) are aware that they need to activate their debit and credit cards for overseas purchases, but a quarter of them do not know how to do so, a survey has...

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    [SINGAPORE] The credit scores of consumers here have improved from a year ago even as they borrowed more, says Credit Bureau Singapore (CBS).

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    THERE are two types of personal loans: term loans, and lines of credit. Both are useful, but the structure and pricing are different. Which is better depends on how you intend to use the money.

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    ONE in six working people here (17 per cent) believe they will never be able to retire from all paid employment.

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  • Market weakness continues into 1Q 2014

    In 1Q 2014, amid the traditional Lunar New Year lull, Singapore’s private residential property market continued to languish in the...
  • Residential transactions fall further

    Based on advanced estimates by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), the Singapore economy grew by 5.1% year-on-year (y-o-y) and 0.1...
  • Still on the decline

    Property prices (private and public) declined in the quarter. We expect this to continue given the weak resale volume and oversupply...
  • Price Decline Accelerates

    The property price decline accelerated to 1.3% qoq from a 0.9% qoq fall in 4Q13 (first yoy drop since 3Q09) as transaction volumes plunged...
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Straits Times Index 3,258.01 -19.52
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
1,756.0M 1,131.8M 159 283 632
Hang Seng Index 22,509.64 -221.04
KLCI 1,867.35 0.93
Nikkei 225 14,546.27 157.50
South Korea KOSPI 2,000.37 -3.85
Updated: 23 Apr 2014 17:06 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)


Aztech: 1Q14 Net Profit Up 423% To S$1.68 Million.

23 Apr 2014 11:11

For the first quarter, Aztech Group Ltd registered net profit of S$1.68 million on revenue of S$85.58 million. Revenue improved by 93.0% aga...

Centurion: Sale Of Stock & Fixed Assets Of Summit Technology Australia For A$1.05 Million.

23 Apr 2014 10:29

Centurion Corporation Limited's wholly-owned subsidiary, Summit Technology Australia Pty Ltd, and Discworld Pty Ltd have on 17 April 2014 en...

Mercator: Reported Revenue Of US$75.3 Million And An EBITDA Of US$20.6 Million For FY 2014, Achieving An EBITDA Margin Of 27.4% As Against 24.7% In The Previous Year.

23 Apr 2014 10:22

The revenue for FY 2014 was at USD 75.3 million as against USD 109.1 million in FY 2013. Mercator Lines (Singapore) Limited reported a net l...

Yanlord: Forms Joint Venture With Haimen City In Jiangsu To Develop Eco Hi-Tech City.

23 Apr 2014 10:02

Latest venture capitalizes on the close collaboration and relationship between Jiangsu and Singapore and builds on Yanlord's earlier succes...

CMT: 1Q 2014 Distribution Per Unit Increases 4.5% Year-On-Year.

23 Apr 2014 09:44

CapitaMall Trust's distribution per unit for the period 1 January 2014 to 31 March 2014 was 2.57 cents, 4.5% higher than the 2.46 cents for ...

Blumont: Increase In Offer Consideration For Genesis Resources Takeover Bid.

22 Apr 2014 15:32

Blumont Group Ltd. is increasing the Offer Consideration to 9.5 Blumont Shares for every 2 Genesis Shares, an increase from the initial Offe...



Reining in unethical insurance practices

SINGAPORE’S commission-based system for insurance agents has often been cited as the main cause of unethical selling of insurance...

MediShield Life: Panel to examine key issues

A panel of health-care, finance and insurance professionals as well as trade unionists and grassroots members will examine the key issues...

Call for lower MediShield co-payments

NON-CONSTITUENCY MP Gerald Giam yesterday made a push for lower co-payments under the national health insurance scheme MediShield, so that...

Hospitals give too much sick leave for injuries: Bosses

BOSSES are crying foul that foreign workers are getting too much medical leave from hospitals, which in turn insist that their doctors are...

Life insurers see third straight quarter of growth

HEALTHY sales across all segments delivered the life insurance industry its third consecutive quarter of growth.


Personal Finance

TDSR hit Singapore buyers harder than foreigners

[SINGAPORE] The total debt servicing ratio (TDSR) framework seems to have had a bigger impact on private home purchases by Singaporeans...

Household debt manageable: Credit Suisse

SWISS bank Credit Suisse waded into the debate over Singapore's household debt yesterday, taking the side of those who argued that the...

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Research Reports

Research Reports

Earnings: The good, bad and ugly 22 Apr 2014

India, Indonesia and Taiwan saw a turnaround in positive EPS surprises in 4Q

Singapore stocks: Dividend yield monitor 16 Apr 2014

Singapore stocks: Dividend Yield Greater Than 6%
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