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  • NTUC to host new global conference on tripartism in October


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  • Straits Trading's Chew Gek Khim clinches top business award


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  • PM Lee urges Asean leaders to give AEC a push

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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

    New York

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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 3,495.09 -20.76
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
1,681.7M 1,293.3M 164 246 890
Hang Seng Index 28,442.75 9.16
KLCI 1,855.06 -4.52
Nikkei 225 20,058.95 75.63
South Korea KOSPI 2,147.67 -9.87
Updated: 28 Apr 2015 17:05 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)


CSE Global: Secures 2 Major Contracts Worth S$40 Million.

28 Apr 2015 17:32

CSE Global Limited has secured two major contracts amounting to S$40 million for telecommunication system and maintenance works. CSE's wholl...

Cordlife: Golden Meditech Holdings To Acquire China Cord Blood Corporation At US$6.40 Per Share.

28 Apr 2015 11:19

Cordlife Group Limited wishes to announce that China Cord Blood Corporation had on 27 April 2015 announced that it had received a non-bindin...

Sarine: Global Diamantaire Rosy Blue Upgrades Its Production Facilities To Sarine Systems.

28 Apr 2015 11:09

Sarine Technologies Ltd is pleased to announce that Rosy Blue, one of the world leading diamond manufacturers, is upgrading its production f...

Frencken: Appoints Mr Dennis Au As President.

28 Apr 2015 10:49

Frencken Group Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Dennis Au as President with effect from 5 May 2015. Mr Au joins the Grou...

CSE Global: S$45.3 Million Contracts Wins In Americas Region.

27 Apr 2015 17:43

CSE Global Limited's Americas region has secured new contracts worth US$33.8 million, approximately S$45.3 million, in the first quarter of ...

Aztech: Registered S$1.2 Million Net Profit For 1Q2015.

27 Apr 2015 11:30

For the first quarter, Aztech Group Ltd registered net profit of S$1.22 million on revenue of S$85.59 million. Revenue for 1Q2015 was compar...



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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