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  • Bouncing off Tharman's trampoline

    TWO seconds - that's all it took for Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam to deliver the sound bite of the month.

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  • 2 S'pore startups acquired by overseas firms


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  • Singapore high-end homes back in vogue with foreigners

    THE proportion of private homes bought by foreigners that are priced more than S$5 million has gone up in April, shows a caveats analysis.

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  • Insurance portal raises transparency, pushes insurers to be competitive

    A MONTH after the launch of a one-stop web aggregatorthat lets consumers compare life insurance policies before they decide which to get, at least one insurer is trying to re-price its products to...

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  • Launch of life insurance online portal spells lower premiums

    SOME life insurers are sparing no effort in wooing customers with competitive pricing of premiums, now that consumers can compare more than 200 life insurance products that are available on the...

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  • Two M+S residential projects in Singapore to premiere in Hong Kong

    TWO of Singapore's iconic residential projects will be marketed by CBRE in Hong Kong for the first time on May 16 and 17, 2015.

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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

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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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Straits Times Index 3,450.18 10.32
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
1,565.9M 996.3M 231 159 966
Hang Seng Index 27,992.83 469.11
KLCI 1,787.50 -7.54
Nikkei 225 20,264.41 61.54
South Korea KOSPI 2,146.10 23.29
Updated: 22 May 2015 18:05 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)


SoilbuildBizReit: Issuance Of S$100 Million 3.45% Fixed Rate Notes Due 2018.

22 May 2015 14:27

Further to the announcement dated 14 May 2015, SB REIT Management Pte. Ltd., as manager of Soilbuild Business Space REIT ("Soilbuild REIT", ...

Sin Heng Mach: Disposal Of An Associated Company.

22 May 2015 14:22

The Board of directors (the "Board") of Sin Heng Heavy Machinery Limited (the "Company") refers to the announcements made on 16 June 2014 an...

Venture: Bank Of Montreal Becomes Substantial Shareholder With 5.01% Stake.

21 May 2015 17:50

Acquisition of 317,000 shares via market transaction for the total consideration of S$2,516,514.20. Increased deemed interest from 4.89868% ...

iFast: Investors & Wealth Advisers Now Have Access To Bonds & ETFs On iFAST Singapore.

21 May 2015 17:38

iFAST Corp has launched a regional bond information portal, Bondsupermart, to provide comprehensive bond research for investors and wealth a...

Technics: Secured S$5.3 Million EPCI For Steel Structure Contract.

21 May 2015 17:20

Technics Oil and Gas Limited has secured contracts worth of S$5.3 million. Technics Steel had successfully secured an EPCI contract for fabr...

Rex: To Acquire 30% Stake In WA-488-P In Australia.

21 May 2015 10:08

Beehive prospect in WA-488-P has total gross unrisked prospective recoverable resources estimated to be 926 million barrels. Beehive-1 well ...



Insurance portal raises transparency, pushes insurers to be competitive

Launch of life insurance online portal spells lower premiums

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...


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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