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    [SINGAPORE] The total debt servicing ratio (TDSR) framework seems to have had a bigger impact on private home purchases by Singaporeans than on foreign buyers.

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    SWISS bank Credit Suisse waded into the debate over Singapore's household debt yesterday, taking the side of those who argued that the sharp rise in borrowing over the last five years was not a big...

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  • 26569257 - 02_01_2013 - uhleisure_top_story_thumbnail

    ACHIEVING greater work-life balance and keeping fit are priorities for high-income earners in Singapore and in markets in the Asia-Pacific and the UAE, a study shows.

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    WHEN thinking about the little question of how to live for the rest of your life, numbers can loom large, especially if you're not born with a silver spoon in your mouth. These cold, hard figures...

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    [SINGAPORE] Standard Chartered and budget carrier Tigerair have tied up to launch a no-frills airline credit card.

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    [SINGAPORE] The Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) framework has made its presence felt, crimping prices and volumes in pocket segments of the private and public residential markets.

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    EIGHT in 10 Singapore consumers (79 per cent) are aware that they need to activate their debit and credit cards for overseas purchases, but a quarter of them do not know how to do so, a survey has...

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    [SINGAPORE] The credit scores of consumers here have improved from a year ago even as they borrowed more, says Credit Bureau Singapore (CBS).

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    THERE are two types of personal loans: term loans, and lines of credit. Both are useful, but the structure and pricing are different. Which is better depends on how you intend to use the money.

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    [SINGAPORE] Unsecured credit customers who have two months or more of unsecured credit debt past due will no longer be able to get further credit from banks, under new rules unveiled by the Monetary...

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    SOME time ago, a friend told me: "I heard markets tend to trade at a price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of 15 in the long term."

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    THE table shows excerpts from a Bloomberg screening of 788 stocks traded on the Singapore Exchange.

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    ONLINE cashback website, based in the United States and owned by Performance Marketing Brands, is the latest to venture into the Asian market.

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    [SINGAPORE] Most heavy borrowers in Singapore have above-average income levels and, as such, are less likely to default on their loans, said Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) board member...

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    [SINGAPORE] It is the mushrooming debt pile of households, more so than banks' exposure to it, that has driven the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to action.

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    [SINGAPORE] DBS and POSB customers can now skip long ATM queues, and withdraw up to $80 in cash at 7-Eleven outlets here.

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    HERE are useful tips if you're thinking about buying a car.

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    [SINGAPORE] The government is clamping down on a common practice where property developers and agents tie up with banks to sell property: it has introduced a wide-ranging rule that will, among...

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    THE latest measures to ensure prudent borrowing have made residential properties less affordable for investors, said Citi in a recent report.

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  • 27839228 - 02_05_2013 - dbs-results__top_story_thumbnail

    SINGAPORE investors are holding too much cash - as much as 35 months of their personal income, in part because they are worried about making the wrong investment decision.

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TDSR hit Singapore buyers harder than foreigners

[SINGAPORE] The total debt servicing ratio (TDSR) framework seems to have had a bigger impact on private home purchases by Singaporeans...

StanChart, Tigerair tie up on airline credit card

[SINGAPORE] Standard Chartered and budget carrier Tigerair have tied up to launch a no-frills airline credit card.

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