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Core inflation could hit 1.7% this year

It will likely hover around 2% in 2H17 and 1Q18.... read more

 SBR10 hours ago

     
Here's what caused the slowdown in consumer prices

It has to do with the S&CC rebates.... read more

 SBR12 hours ago
Malaysia's GDP grows 5.6% in 1Q17

Thanks to private consumption's upside surprise.... read more

 SBR13 hours ago
Chart of the Day: Semiconductor demand drives manufacturing output in Q1

But pick up in manufacturing output is not broad-based.... read more

 SBR18 hours ago
Daily Briefing: What digital bank account trials mean for Singapore; Inflation remains low in April

And upscale condos hit higher sales.... read more

 SBR18 hours ago
Singapore exports are down, but not just because of pharma

The decline was primarily driven by the downturn in China demand.... read more

 SBRYesterday
Singapore's April consumer prices to creep up 0.7%

Inflation is likely to reflect a 1.3 growth.... read more

 SBRYesterday
Chart of the Day: Manufacturing output expected to grow 16% until September

Manufacturers are currently on the optimistic side.... read more

 SBRYesterday
Investors urged to increase exposure to office and industrial REITs

Better GDP growth prospects could boost said REIT sectors.... read more

 SBR2 days ago
Are Singapore's weak April exports numbers just a temporary blip?

Export and manufacturing continue to be supported for 3% GDP growth.... read more

 SBR2 days ago
Q1 GDP likely to be revised higher due to manufacturing boost

Estimate by economists put growth at 2.7%.... read more

 SBR5 days ago
Singapore firms to focus on local investments and hold off on foreign ventures

They are concerned over political and economic uncertainties overseas.... read more

 SBR5 days ago
Daily Briefing: Why traditional firms may not be replaced by tech startups; Aspial Corp to list property arm in Singapore

And EU court ruling unlikely to derail Singapore trade deal.... read more

 SBR5 days ago
Chart of the Day: Check out which markets worsened Singapore's NODX

EU 28 market posted the largest contraction of 36%.... read more

 SBR6 days ago
Singapore NODX slips 0.7% in April

This came after five consecutive months of growth.... read more

 SBR7 days ago
What the court ruling on EU-Singapore pact means for the UK

Singapore and EU have been negotiating their free trade agreement since 2010.... read more

 SBR9 days ago
Chart of the Day: Consumer prices on a slow uptrend

It clocked in at 0.7% YoY in March.... read more

 SBR15 days ago
Singapore ranks as top travel destination for Muslims for third consecutive year

It's the only non-OIC country in the global top 10 Muslim travel destinations.... read more

 SBR15 days ago
What to expect from Singapore's 2018 ASEAN chairmanship

The country will focus on these two key priorities.... read more

 SBR16 days ago
Singapore Gen X consumers amongst the most pessimistic in ASEAN

But millennials in the city state are on the neutral side.... read more

 SBR16 days ago
Here's why Singapore is considered to be a global trade giant

It has the second largest container port and the biggest centre for commodities trading.... read more

 SBR16 days ago
Singapore's automation incentives attract foreign tech firms

One of the larger programs is the Productivity and Innovation Credit.... read more

 SBR19 days ago
Finance ministry opens public consultation for property tax act changes

The changes will implement an "opt-out" approach for digital property tax notices.... read more

 SBR20 days ago
Singapore PMI rises to its highest in 5 months

It rose to 52.6 in April, from 52.2 in March.... read more

 SBR20 days ago
IE Singapore to help SMEs tap the Indian market

It signed two MOUs with India's top co-working space firms.... read more

 SBR21 days ago
Singapore's 2017 economic growth to dip to just 1.9%

This is despite the strong 2.5% GDP growth print in Q1.... read more

 SBR21 days ago
Job loss in Singapore hits 14-year high in Q1

Total employment contracted by 8,500.... read more

 SBR26 days ago
Robust factory output signals upward revision in Singapore's GDP

A revision of 2.7% is likely to happen, analysts say.... read more

 SBR26 days ago
Daily Briefing: Singapore and Hong Kong's battle for innovation; Foreign workers trickle out of Singapore

And here's why more Chinese firms are saying goodbye to SGX.... read more

 SBR26 days ago
Trade-related sectors to buoy Singapore's GDP growth

It could expand by 1-3%, similar to the 2% growth last year.... read more

 SBR27 days ago
Daily Briefing: Singapore kickstarts $1b innovation fund; 3 things credit hungry Singaporeans should know

And TransferWise opens an Asian hub in Singapore.... read more

 SBR27 days ago
Chart of the Day: Check out Singapore's five major property price corrections since 1983

This just goes to show how inseparable the market is from economic shocks.... read more

 SBR27 days ago
4 drivers that can boost Singapore's growth to 2.4%

On the external front, exports continue to recover.... read more

 SBR27 days ago
4 factors that will push inflation growth by 1.2%

Higher energy prices could be one.... read more

 SBR28 days ago
Here are 4 factors that can support CPI growth of 1.2% this year

Higher energy prices could be one.... read more

 SBR29 days ago
MAS foresees inflation to average 0.5-1.5% this year

External inflationary pressures have picked up.... read more

 SBR29 days ago
Singapore inflation up 0.7% in March

Whilst core inflation came in at 1.2%.... read more

 SBR30 days ago
Chart of the Day: Import of capital goods up 6.5% in Q1

This is the first positive growth since 3Q12.... read more

 SBR30 days ago
Local flavours, higher necklines and longer shorts: Hooters adapts to Asian tastes

US restaurant chain Hooters says it wants to be "culturally respectful" as it expands in Asia and plans to make slight adjustments to its uniform at the Indonesian outlet.... read more

 Channel News Asia33 days ago
Chart of the Day: Electronic NODX up 5.2% in March

It grew for the fifth consecutive month.... read more

 SBR33 days ago
2 things that can back the 2.2% GDP growth forecast

Expect higher manufacturing output.... read more

 SBR34 days ago
Higher necklines, longer shorts: Hooters adapts to Asian tastes

US restaurant chain Hooters – best known for its waitresses' uniform of tight white tank tops and orange shorts – says it wants to be "culturally respectful" as it expands in Asia.... read more

 Channel News Asia34 days ago
Some uncertainty remains among firms after changes to cybercrime laws

Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation says there were some "initial worries" from its members after the changes to the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act were passed.... read more

 Channel News Asia34 days ago
Google aims to train 1,000 Singaporean business leaders by 2019

Google is joining forces with agencies like SPRING Singapore and IMDA to launch a digital leadership and marketing programme.... read more

 Channel News Asia35 days ago
Water, diesel price hikes to badger Singapore firms

There is also the looming carbon tax planned for 2019.... read more

 SBR35 days ago
Chart of the Day: Singapore's total trade up by 18.9% to $80.3b

It has been inching up since November.... read more

 SBR35 days ago
New UOB account allows customers to earn KrisFlyer miles

The KrisFlyer UOB Account allows customers who prefer to spend on a debit card, or who are in the early stages of their careers and may not be eligible for a credit card, to accumulate KrisFlyer miles.... read more

 Channel News Asia35 days ago
Small countries like Singapore, Switzerland must cooperate in fintech: Swiss Finance Minister

“Singapore’s fintech (sector) is on a high level and we have to learn from you… We can continue this sense of cooperation between Singapore and Switzerland," says Finance Minister Ueli Maurer in Singapore on Tuesday.... read more

 Channel News Asia36 days ago
UOB unveils new savings account allowing customers to earn KrisFlyer miles

The KrisFlyer UOB Account allows customers who prefer to spend on a debit card, or who are in the early stages of their careers and may not be eligible for a credit card, to accumulate KrisFlyer miles.... read more

 Channel News Asia36 days ago
M1's net profit down 14.6% in Q1

The first quarter's net profit drop was partly driven by higher depreciation and interest expenses, the telco says.... read more

 Channel News Asia37 days ago