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  • S'pore to see largest rise in number of ultra-rich


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  • Taking the middle path on restructuring


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  • Tharman gives assurance of fiscal sustainability


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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

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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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Straits Times Index 3,417.51 22.24
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
1,025.6M 1,054.9M 184 200 866
Hang Seng Index 24,164.00 -29.04
KLCI 1,806.96 0.87
Nikkei 225 18,971.00 219.16
South Korea KOSPI 2,012.94 14.56
Updated: 06 Mar 2015 17:05 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)


EMAS: Establishment Of US$500,000,000 Multicurrency Debt Issuance Programme.

06 Mar 2015 14:56

EMAS Offshore Limited (the Company) wishes to announce it has on 5 March 2015 established a US$500,000,000 Multicurrency Debt Issuance Progr...

Tat Hong: Redemption Of 11,700,000 Convertible Redeemable Preference Shares In The Capital Of Tat Hong Holdings Ltd.

06 Mar 2015 14:53

The Board wishes to announce the redemption today of an aggregate of 11,700,000 CRPS of S$1.00 each in the capital of the Company ("Remainin...

Pteris Global: Disposal Of 30% Stake In Shenzhen CIMC-Tianda Airport Support For US$40.7 Million.

05 Mar 2015 17:47

Pteris Global Limited had entered into a sale and purchase agreement dated 4 March 2015 with Lucky Rich Holdings Limited to sell the Company...

CNA: Wins S$3.1 Million Contract In Thailand.

05 Mar 2015 17:16

CNA Group Ltd. was awarded a contract worth approximately S$3.1 million by Shinwa group from Japan to undertake the design and project manag...

Design Studio: Announces Resignation Of Bernard Lim Leng Foo As Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director.

05 Mar 2015 10:01

Design Studio Group Ltd announced that the Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Bernard Lim Leng Foo, Chief Executive Officer ...

Blumont: Cokal Received Takeover Bid By PT Cakra Mineral Tbk.

04 Mar 2015 10:35

Cokal Limited has on 3 March 2015 advised that it has received an unsolicited non-binding and incomplete proposal in relation to a condition...



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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