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  • European clubs scoring big with Asian sponsors


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  • Cluster home projects to have fewer units

    THE Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has fine-tuned its guidelines for cluster housing to address growing concerns of overcrowding in some landed estates.

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  • Technology to have greater impact on wages, income inequality: PM Lee


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  • Good tutorial on retirement planning

    PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong made an excellent Retirement Planning 101 presentation to a national audience on TV last Sunday. It is challenging enough for an adviser to explain the intricacies of...

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  • Nikko to base multi-asset team in S'pore

    NIKKO Asset Management has picked Singapore as the base for its global multi-asset solutions capability, citing the "maturation" of the asset management industry here.

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  • Home prices in July fall in majority of Chinese cities

    [SHANGHAI] China's new-home prices fell in July in almost all cities that the government tracks as tight mortgage lending deterred buyers even as local governments eased property curbs.

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  • Muted bidding expected for Bishan, Sembawang sites

    THE government yesterday released for sale two residential sites - one at Lorong Puntong off Sin Ming Avenue and another executive condo (EC) site at Sembawang Road-Canberra Link.

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  • Data shows slowing M'sia property market

    [KUALA LUMPUR] The National Property Information Centre (Napic), in its first-quarter numbers for this year, has confirmed reports that the market is consolidating with transactions slowing down...

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Straits Times Index 3,325.50 1.41
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
1,585.0M 952.4M 228 188 699
Hang Seng Index 25,112.23 118.13
KLCI 1,870.99 -3.82
Nikkei 225 15,539.19 -47.01
South Korea KOSPI 2,056.70 12.49
Updated: 22 Aug 2014 17:06 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)


Tung Lok: Rights Issue 120.55% Subscribed.

22 Aug 2014 17:47

Tung Lok Restaurants (2000) Ltd wishes to announce that the Rights Issue has been over-subscribed as at the close of the Rights Issue on 15 ...

SunVic: Demise Of Mr. Sun Liping, Founder, Ex-Chairman & CEO.

22 Aug 2014 14:22

Sunvic Chemical Holdings Limited announces with deep regret and sadness the passing of Mr. Sun Liping on 20 August 2014. Mr. Sun Liping was ...

Sabana REIT: Proposed Acquisition Of 10 Changi South Street 2 For S$55.1 Million.

22 Aug 2014 01:54

Sabana Shari'ah Compliant Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust wishes to announce that HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Singapore) Limi...

Pteris Global: Shenzhen CIMC-Tianda Airport Support Successfully Completes Reverse Takeover.

21 Aug 2014 23:28

Pteris Global Limited has completed the acquisition of 100% equity interest in Shenzhen CIMC-Tianda Airport Support Ltd for a consideration ...

Union Steel: Reports FY2014 Net Profit Of $4.5 Million, Maintains Dividend Of 0.25 Cents Per Share.

21 Aug 2014 20:04

Union Steel Holdings Limited has reported net profit of $4.5 million for the full year ended 30 June 2014. For the three month period ended ...

Aztech: Acquisition Of Shipyard At 15D Pandan Road For S$11 Million.

21 Aug 2014 19:15

Aztech Group Ltd has acquired the leasehold interest of a shipyard located at 15D Pandan Road, Singapore 609266 through the acquisition of 1...



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...

Integrated Shield policy holders 'will not be disadvantaged', says Amy Khor

[SINGAPORE] Those with Integrated Shield Plans (IP) will all stand to benefit from the implementation of Medishield Life next year, said...

Slow progress on insurance reform

A KEY reform that will let consumers buy basic insurance products directly instead of having to use an agent looks likely to be delayed.

Do you need an Integrated Shield Plan?

Insurance industry veteran Ong Lean Wan lists five key questions to consider when deciding whether you need an Integrated Shield Plan

Research Reports

Research Reports

Keppel REIT: Buy 14 Aug 2014

KREIT reported 2Q14 DPU declining 3.6% YoY and QoQ. Sequential recovery in AU portfolio was offset by weakness in MBFC (lack of rental...

Ascott Residence Trust: Improving performance ahead 14 Aug 2014

2Q14 revenue and net property income both rose 14% y-o-y to S$88.1m and S$46.5m, respectively. Excluding the S$9.4m contribution from the...
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