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  • S'pore pivot in Mizuho Bank's Asia expansion

    [SINGAPORE] Japan's Mizuho Bank is ramping up its overseas expansion, with Singapore playing a pivotal role as the lender steps up its offerings and opens up more branches in the region to get...

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  • Staying relevant amid changes

    THESE days, the issue of succession planning takes precedence in the minds of the veteran head honchos at Knight Frank Singapore.

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  • Over half of UOL's new freehold condo in East Coast sold

    SEVENTY St Patrick's, a 186-unit freehold condominium in East Coast by developer UOL Group, sold around 100 units when privately launched over the weekend.

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  • Independence may hurt Scottish housing market

    [LONDON] A vote in favour of Scottish independence on Friday threatens to weigh down a booming housing market should thousands of homeowners become debtors of foreign lenders.

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  • Troubled California hotel in US$185m luxury makeover

    [LOS ANGELES] Rick Caruso, a Los Angeles shopping-mall developer, plans to spend about US$185 million to rebuild a Southern California seaside hotel with a troubled past into a luxury getaway.

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  • Property boost likely in London if Scots quit UK

    [LONDON] London's property market could benefit if Scotland votes for independence and some financial institutions decide to relocate to the UK, according to Rightmove Plc.

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  • Tech turns Chicago skid row into top office hub

    [CHICAGO] Chicago's River North, a district once notorious for its prostitutes and dilapidated warehouses, has become one of the hottest office markets in the United States.

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  • The rise of the £1m London house price tag

    The number of London house sales breaking the £1 million price barrier is expected to rise by 47 per cent by 2018, a further expansion of a market that has grown by 165 per cent in the past five...

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Straits Times Index 3,296.57 -8.48
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
1,562.5M 902.7M 155 255 718
Hang Seng Index 23,955.49 -350.67
KLCI 1,846.05 -3.44
Nikkei 225 16,205.90 -115.27
South Korea KOSPI 2,039.27 -14.55
Updated: 22 Sep 2014 17:06 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)


CNA: Shares In Urbanise Publicly Listed On ASX.

22 Sep 2014 18:14

CNA Group Ltd., a long standing shareholder in Australian Ltd, is pleased to announce that Urbanise has debuted its trading on ...

Pacific Radiance: Acquisition Of Remaining 40% Interest In CrestSA Marine & Offshore For S$2 Million.

22 Sep 2014 18:07

Pacific Radiance Ltd.'s wholly-owned subsidiary, Crest Shipyard Pte. Ltd. has acquired the remaining 40,000 shares, representing 40% equity ...

Vallianz: Establishes Marine Base By Acquiring Shipyard Facility In Batam For S$19.8 Million.

22 Sep 2014 16:27

Consideration to be satisfied by issue of new shares at S$0.138 per share, representing a 24% premium to Vallianz's weighted average share ...

XinRen: Cements Place Amongst World's Most Cost Efficient Aluminum Producers.

22 Sep 2014 00:45

XinRen's Xinjiang subsidiary buys 55% of Xinjiang Tianfu for RMB88.6m, an ultra-large coal mine in Xinjiang with proven reserves of 250m ton...

Asia Fashion: Proposed Disposal Of Qianfeng International For S$2.4 Million.

19 Sep 2014 21:40

Asia Fashion Holdings Limited has entered into a sale and purchase agreement between the Company as vendor, Chengde Industrial Co., Limited ...

CNA: Retirement Of Chief Financial Officer.

19 Sep 2014 18:07

CNA Group Ltd. wishes to announce the retirement of Mr Lee Thiam Chye, Michael as the Chief Financial Officer and as one of the Company's jo...



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...

Tobacco-related health epidemic set to threaten Asia

[SEOUL] Smoke-filled bars and packed cancer wards reflect decades of neglect of no-smoking policies in Asia, where both high- and...

Should you cancel your Integrated Shield Plans?

MY client Ms Tan recently asked me if she should terminate her father's private Integrated Shield Plan (IP) with Aviva, after reading some...

‘No tax rise planned’ for subsidies on MediShield

ALTHOUGH the payouts from MediShield Life will be more than the current scheme, the proposed mandatory medical insurance will be both...


Personal Finance

Time to review waiting period rule for EC projects

ALTHOUGH the 15-month waiting period for executive condominium (EC) developers was part of the seventh round of cooling measures...

Buying property? Talk to your banker

THE property market continues to slow, and along with it new mortgage sales. Still, there are sales that continue to be done though some...

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Research Reports

Noble Group: Bearish break suggests further correction 19 Sep 2014

Noble Group is likely to see more downside risk ahead after failing to overcome its 3-month downtrend resistance recently; this was...

Still on track 19 Sep 2014

There is a six-month gap between Keppel’s latest jack-up rig order and the last one that it won in Mar 2014 . This could signal slowing...
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