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  • Manufacturing output back on growth path


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  • Office rents up 5.2% so far; further surge expected this year


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  • Q2 home prices slide further, but at slower clip


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  • Focus on high-rise in Australia's housing boom

    [SYDNEY] Australia is enjoying a long-desired housing renaissance as a record amount of new building gets under way, and a shift in fashion toward high-rise living should lengthen its life span even...

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  • London home prices fall in July for 2nd month

    [LONDON] Asking prices for London property fell for a second month in July as an increase in the number of homes for sale softened the market for sellers, Rightmove plc said.

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  • World's 'largest indoor arena' opens in Manila

    [MANILA] Philippine President Benigno Aquino yesterday presided over the opening of what is billed as the world's largest indoor stadium, erected by a politically-influential religious sect.

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  • Shophouse in Telok Ayer put up for sale

    EURO Group, which is involved in a range of businesses including real estate, has appointed Cushman & Wakefield to find a buyer for a three-storey shophouse located a stone's throw from Telok Ayer...

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  • China home prices dip in June


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Straits Times Index 3,350.17 -3.72
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
1,392.4M 880.1M 216 214 673
Hang Seng Index 24,216.01 74.51
KLCI 1,877.34 0.29
Nikkei 225 15,457.87 173.45
South Korea KOSPI 2,033.85 7.23
Updated: 25 Jul 2014 17:06 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)


GMG: Registers Revenue Of S$442.8 Million For 1H2014 On Increased Sales Tonnage.

25 Jul 2014 17:41

Sales tonnage increased significantly by 24% to 168,959 tons in 1H2014. Continued weakness in natural rubber market price impacted the Group...

MTQ: Reports S$5.7 Million Pre-Tax Profit For 1QFY2015.

25 Jul 2014 11:21

Profit declined as revenue was lower largely due to absence of vessel campaign for Neptune, which had previously boosted revenue. Revenue de...

Advanced: Lifts Order Book To S$80 Million With Letter Of Awards Worth S$9 Million.

25 Jul 2014 11:11

Advanced Holdings Ltd. has lifted its order book to approximately S$80 million after receiving Letter of Awards totaling about S$9 million t...

CDL HTrust: Reports Income To Be Distributed Of S$24.4 Million For 2Q 2014.

25 Jul 2014 09:43

Net property income for 2Q 2014 and 1H 2014 of S$31.3 million and S$68.1 million respectively. Lower visitor arrivals affected performance o...

Geo Energy: Mining Services Contract And Coal Mining Cooperation Agreement.

24 Jul 2014 17:53

Geo Energy Resources Limited's subsidiary, PT Mitra Nasional Pratama, had on 24 July 2014 entered into a mining services contract with CV. M...

a-iTrust: Posts First Quarter DPU Of 1.15 S¢.

24 Jul 2014 17:42

1Q FY14/15 revenue grew 9% year-on-year in INR terms, supported by contributions from new building, Aviator, in Bangalore and healthy rental...



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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Global EM Investor: Sand in the Wheels 23 Jul 2014

EM asset performance has languished since June, offset to an extent by the carry. We continue to believe that the risk/reward is...

CapitaCommercial Trust: Robust DPU Growth, CapitaGreen Leasing Momentum Intact 21 Jul 2014

CCT reported 1H DPU growth of 5.23% YoY supported by occupancy gains, higher sign-on rents in key properties and lower interest cost.
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