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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 3,345.32 29.72
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
1,130.1M 1,022.7M 251 140 793
Hang Seng Index 23,437.12 87.48
KLCI 1,809.13 -13.16
Nikkei 225 17,357.51 56.65
South Korea KOSPI 1,964.84 6.80
Updated: 21 Nov 2014 17:04 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)


DeClout: Acclivis Launches Enterprise Mobility-As-A-Service With Blackberry Partnership In Asia Pacific.

20 Nov 2014 18:11

Acclivis Technologies and Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DeClout Limited, announced the availability of BES12, a cross-platform Ent...

First REIT: Siloam Hospitals Manado & Hotel Aryaduta Manado Not Affected By Maluku Earthquake.

20 Nov 2014 17:33

First Real Estate Investment Trust would like to advise that the operations of its properties in Manado namely, Siloam Hospitals Manado & Ho...

COSCO: Delivery Of Tender Barge.

20 Nov 2014 17:13

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

Sarine: Loupe Service Center Opens In New York.

20 Nov 2014 10:44

Sarine North America, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sarine Technologies Ltd., announced the opening of a service center for Sarine Loup...

CosmoSteel: Posts Improved Sales Of S$157.6 Million In FY2014 Despite A Competitive Business Environment.

19 Nov 2014 17:38

FY2014 revenue up 1.2% from Energy Sector projects in Singapore, China and the Philippines. Improved gross profit margin of 19.2%. Net earni...

CNMC Goldmine: Produced Another Record Single Gold Pour Of 2,945.01 Ounces Of Gold Doré Bars.

19 Nov 2014 17:09

CNMC Goldmine Holdings Limited's Sokor Gold Project has produced another record for a single gold pour of 2,945.01 ounces of gold doré bars...



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

Debt collectors form body to raise industry integrity

WITH stricter rules forthcoming on unsecured lending by both banks and moneylenders in Singapore, a new association of debt collectors has...

DBS, POSB customers can withdraw cash at Guardian, Sheng Siong stores in Singapore

DBS Bank customers can now make cash withdrawals at all Guardian Health & Beauty and Sheng Siong stores in Singapore as the bank expands...

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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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