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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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  • Global occupancy costs: Asian cost advantages to reduce further

    Average European occupancy costs are currently US$120 per sqm per year. This is 20 per cent higher than the US and 30 per cent higher than Asia Pacific, confirming that the Asian cost advantage...

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  • Property companies turn net sellers in Q3: DTZ Research

    Reit acquisitions in Singapore pushed up real estate investment while property companies became net sellers of properties in Q3, according to DTZ. Real estate investment activity increased by about...

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  • The great wave of real estate fund expiration

    Prior to the Global Financial Crisis Asia, Asia Pacific experienced a boom in real estate fund formation driven by a heady mix of liquidity, strong capital market fundamentals and expectation of...

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  • Prime retail rents kept in check in Q3 2014: Colliers

    Despite healthy leasing activity, declining tourist arrivals that took a heavy toll on retail spending kept Singapore’s prime retail rents in check in Q3 2014.

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  • Stable leasing activity and weak sales amid mixed sentiments: Colliers

    Singapore’s industrial property market was relatively more subdued in Q3 2014 compared to the first half of the year, with continued weak strata-titled industrial property sales. However, leasing...

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Straits Times Index 3,222.55 -13.95
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
1,165.7M 855.5M 193 189 761
Hang Seng Index 23,302.20 -30.98
KLCI 1,818.86 8.18
Nikkei 225 15,291.64 152.68
South Korea KOSPI 1,925.69 -5.96
Updated: 24 Oct 2014 17:06 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)


CRCT: 3Q 2014 Distributable Income Up 14.1% Year-on-Year.

24 Oct 2014 18:11

CapitaRetail China Trust achieved distributable income of S$19.5 million for the period from 1 July to 30 September 2014, an increase of 14....

COSCO: Delivery Of Vessel.

24 Oct 2014 17:28

COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited wishes to announce that COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of the Company's 51% owned COSC...

IEV: PT IEV Gas Signs An Exclusive MOU For Natural Gas Commercialisation In Aceh, Indonesia.

24 Oct 2014 17:26

IEV Holdings Limited's subsidiary PT IEV Gas, has entered into an exclusive memorandum of understanding with PT Investasi Aceh to collaborat...

Aztech: Registers S$5.5 Million Net Profit & S$252.1 Million Revenue For 9M2014.

24 Oct 2014 10:47

Aztech Group Ltd announced its financial results for the third quarter and nine-months ended 30 September 2014. For 3Q2014, the Group regist...

Ezra: Subsea Services Division Boosts Winning Momentum With Awards For Multiple Contract Wins In The US Gulf Of Mexico & Asia Pacific Worth US$70 Million.

24 Oct 2014 10:38

Contracts wins in excess of US$70 million come on the back of triple contract signings announcement with Noble Energy. The awards come from ...

Ezra: Drives Record Revenue Of US$1.5 Billion, Powered By Subsea Services Division's Sustained Operational Profitability.

24 Oct 2014 10:37

Subsea Services division, EMAS AMC, continues to improve economies of scale with five recurring quarters of operating profitability. Revenue...



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

Median size of new sales continues to shrink in H1

WHILE the median size of new private apartments and condos sold by developers continued to contract in the first half of this year and is...

Apple Pay may just liven up mobile payment in S'pore

THAT Apple Pay has been heralded as a sparkling form of innovation does not speak as much to the cult of the brand (this time) as it...

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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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