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  • HK financial industry shrugs off pro-democracy protests

    [HONG KONG] Hong Kong's benchmark index posted its biggest daily gain in more than a month on Monday, as pro-democracy activists scaled down protests, allowing civil servants to pass through...

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  • Resale volumes of private condos plunge

    [SINGAPORE] In yet another sign of a stalemate between buyers and sellers, resale volumes of private condominiums have fallen to levels last seen during the Global Financial Crisis, with the...

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  • World Bank issues alert on debt servicing, property prices

    POLICY shifts by leading central banks, coupled with monetary tightening in some Asian economies, could bring problems of debt servicing to households and to business firms in the region, and also...

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  • Residential leasing November 2014

    A new record of 17,775 leasing transactions was achieved in Q3 2014.

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  • Luxury homes see slowdown in price growth

    Prices for prime residential property in the world’s leading city markets rose by only 0.2 per cent in the three months to the end of September and by 4 per cent over a 12-month period.

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  • 2015 Global investor sentiment report

    Some of the key themes from this year’s survey are:

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  • Private sector, less traditional segments boosted Q3 sales investments

    The investment sales market picked up in Q3 with about S$5.96 billion of investment sales recorded, up 25.9 per cent from S$4.73 billion in Q2 2014. Amid the sluggish primary residential sales...

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  • Private residential market languid for most parts of 3Q 2014

    Market activity in the private residential property market was languid at best for most parts of Q3 2014, save for the pickup in new home launches towards the end of the quarter.

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Straits Times Index 3,330.96 51.43
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
1,520.0M 876.1M 266 116 813
Hang Seng Index 23,408.57 291.94
KLCI 1,744.05 28.06
Nikkei 225 17,635.14 13.74
South Korea KOSPI 1,943.12 13.14
Updated: 22 Dec 2014 18:05 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)


AEI: Placement Of 20 Million New Ordinary Shares At S$0.13 Each.

22 Dec 2014 17:37

AEI Corporation Ltd. has on 22 December 2014 entered into a placement agreement with Well Global Investments (Singapore) Pte. Limited, who h...

CCT: CapitaGreen Obtains TOP And Secures Leasing For 50% Of Total NLA.

22 Dec 2014 10:55

CapitaGreen, the new landmark in Singapore's Central Business District has obtained its Temporary Occupation Permit on 18 December 2014. Cap...

Parkway Life REIT: Fortifies Its Nursing Home & Care Facilities Portfolio In Japan With Its 2nd Acquisition In 4Q14 For S$18.9 Million.

19 Dec 2014 17:12

Parkway Life Real Estate Investment Trust is pleased to announce the purchase of a nursing home and care facility property, Ocean View Shona...

CCT: 'Gifts Of Joy' 2014 Reached Out To 480 Beneficiaries.

19 Dec 2014 15:34

For the second year, CapitaCommercial Trust Management Limited has teamed up with its tenants from five office buildings for its 'Gifts of J...

Hyflux: Receives Letter Of Award For 200,000 Cubic Metres Per Day Independent Water Project In Qurayyat, Sultanate Of Oman.

19 Dec 2014 13:26

A consortium comprising Hyflux Ltd and National Power and Water Co., LLC has received a letter of award for an international tender to desig...

Mermaid: Secures 2-Year Subsea US$50 Million Contract For 'Mermaid Commander' In The Gulf Of Thailand.

19 Dec 2014 10:13

Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited has secured a 2-year contract for its dive support vessel, 'Mermaid Commander', to provide subsea co...



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

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...

Online ventures target 'Muslim lifestyle' market

FROM travel guides to shopping portals, new Internet ventures aim to capitalise on the growing "Muslim lifestyle" market, which is...

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Stronger presence in Tokyo 17 Oct 2014

Ascott Residence Trust (ART) announced the acquisition of Best Western Shinjuku Astina Hotel Tokyo, a 206-room hotel with 3 retail units...

Ongoing fiber and mobile data repricing 17 Oct 2014

Revenue grew to S$250.2m (+3.5% y-o-y, +4% q-o-q) primarily due to higher handset sales fuelled by new smartphone releases, which offset...
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