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  • Delivery van-booking apps seen having good prospects in Asia


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  • Firms increasingly tapping digital technology to engage customers: Tata unit


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  • Par policies could yield lower bonuses with new risk-based capital framework


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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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  • Prices of Q4 resale HDB flats down 1.5%, volume up 2.7%


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  • Industrial real estate prices and rents dip amid steady occupancies in Q4: JTC

    OVERALL industrial property rentals fell 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter, while prices fell 0.1 per cent from the preceding quarter.

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  • Registered real estate salespersons at lowest since 2012

    THE number of real estate salespersons registered with statutory board Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) is down to 30,830 on Jan 1, 2015, compared to 31,783 a year ago and 31,040 two years ago...

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  • Singapore interest rate jump to weigh on property prices

    A SUDDEN new-year jump in Singapore interest rates threatens to push up mortgage costs and steepen a slide in home prices.

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Straits Times Index 3,398.52 -12.98
Volume Value Rise Fall Unchanged
1,375.1M 1,412.9M 182 235 791
Hang Seng Index 24,909.90 59.45
KLCI 1,796.44 -6.64
Nikkei 225 17,468.52 -43.23
South Korea KOSPI 1,935.68 -0.41
Updated: 26 Jan 2015 18:05 (Quotes are 10 mins delayed)


Frencken: Announces New Senior Appointments To Drive The Group's Businesses.

26 Jan 2015 17:35

Frencken Group Limited wishes to announce various senior appointments to establish a more robust management structure for the future develop...

a-iTrust: Posts Third Quarter DPU Of 1.16 S¢.

26 Jan 2015 17:13

3Q FY14/15 DPU boosted by income from Aviator building and positive rental reversions in Chennai. a-iTrust announces plan to develop new IT ...

CH Offshore: Extension Of Closing Date To 9 February 2015.

26 Jan 2015 17:07

CIMB Bank Berhad, Singapore Branch wishes to announce, for and on behalf of the Offeror, that the Closing Date of the Offer will be extended...

WE Holdings: To Issue Warrants & Expand Into Philippines Commodity Markets.

26 Jan 2015 10:54

Warrants Issue as strategic initiative to raise additional funding to strengthen financial position of the Group by enlarging working capita...

Sarine: Collaborate To Offer System Interoperability With HRD Antwerp.

26 Jan 2015 10:39

Sarine Technologies Ltd. announced the successful completion of its cooperation with HRD Antwerp, the leading Belgian gemmological laborator...

COSCO: Delivery Of Vessels.

23 Jan 2015 17:10

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



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

Noble Group: Macro headwinds look mostly discounted 21 Jan 2015

Investors have lost confidence in our call that gradual improvement in global growth and loose monetary conditions in China should benefit...

Singapore rig builders: In a midst of a perfect storm 21 Jan 2015

With the backdrop of weak oil prices, falling E&P capex trends, increased Jack-up deliveries, increased competition and concerns on...
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