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  • KL detains chiefs of The Edge, Malaysian Insider


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  • Come April 7, a whole new way to shop for life insurance products


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  • Taxi fare structure to be standardised


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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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  • Nomura most bullish on Indonesia, Singapore developers in 2015

    NOMURA is most bullish on Indonesian and Singapore property developers in the Asean region this year, the research house said in a report on Monday.

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  •  CapitaLand engages community with new campaign

    CAPITALAND has launched a new brand campaign entitled “A Stage for Life”, which will be an extension of its existing credo “Building People. Building Communities”.

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  • Q414: Singapore market remains challenging

    Q4 2014 witnessed the completion of four significant office developments which have all achieved pre-lease commitment levels of at least 60 per cent. The completion of CapitaGreen, WestGate Tower...

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Straits Times Index 3,447.02 0.01
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
1,206.2M 892.9M 174 207 908
Hang Seng Index 25,082.75 181.86
KLCI 1,826.31 -4.47
Nikkei 225 19,034.84 -172.15
South Korea KOSPI 2,028.45 -12.58
Updated: 01 Apr 2015 18:05 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)


Rex: Lime Petroleum Norway To Increase Stake In PL616 In North Sea From 5% To 15%.

01 Apr 2015 17:40

Haribo prospect scheduled to be drilled in June 2015. Two small oil/gas discoveries in the licence under evaluation. Additional stake in lic...

IEV: Secures 5 New Contracts Under Its Marine Growth Control Business Unit Worth US$1.75 Million.

01 Apr 2015 17:37

IEV Holdings Limited's wholly-owned subsidiary, IEV International Limited, and its associated company, IEV (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, have collecti...

Ying Li: Awarded 2015 China's Most Outstanding Commercial Real Estate Business.

01 Apr 2015 11:50

Recognition published by the 2015 China Real Estate Top 100 Research, conducted jointly by three influential research organisations in China...

A-REIT: Divests 26 Senoko Way For S$24.8 Million.

31 Mar 2015 17:22

Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust has accepted an offer from JTC Corporation for the return of 26 Senoko Way for a consideration sum of ...

Jason Marine: Invests In Its First Technology Start-Up To Drive Next Growth Phase.

31 Mar 2015 17:18

Completed subscription of 52,000 convertible preference shares for S$450,000 in Sense InfoSys, will own 17.2% on conversion. Sense InfoSys s...

A-REIT: Acquires The Kendall For S$112 Million.

30 Mar 2015 18:52

Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust has completed the acquisition of The Kendall at 50 Science Park Road for a purchase consideration of S...



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...

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...


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

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...

China A shares: Not the end of the bull run 03 Feb 2015

We think the A share bull run is intact although it is likely to proceed at a slower pace from here on out. The most likely year end...
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