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Daily Markets Briefing: STI down 0.49%

Take caution in investing today.... read more

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Chart of the Day: SGD bond issuance hits $17b YTD

It increased 9.5% YoY.... read more

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Daily Briefing: PropertyGuru sues 99.co; SingPost catches the Alibaba effect

And a European REIT launches a $1.5b IPO in Singapore.... read more

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Why the ageing population could worsen wealth inequality in Singapore

Wealth may become concentrated within smaller families.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Singapore O&G sector remains muted; Shipyard sector continues to sink

And here's why Razer is unlikely to lead the shift to cashless.... read more

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NODX up 17% in August

Thanks to higher electronic and non-electronic exports.... read more

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Daily Briefing: UBS shuns Singapore housing market policies; Razer responds to Nets on e-payments system

And here's how you can evaluate growth companies.... read more

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Chart of the Day: Private equity M&A falls to US$1.6b YTD

It dropped 41.9% YoY.... read more

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Daily Markets Briefing: STI down 0.29%

Investors urged to remain cautious today.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Electronics sector is 'on steroids'; Singaporean food and delivery service launches in Bangkok

And here's why merchants should start to go cashless.... read more

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Nearly one in two company owners worry most about business interruption

Only 30% consider loss of reputation a business risk.... read more

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Daily Briefing: F1 CEO wants to expand to SG; Singaporean 9GAG grabs $1.3m funding

And here's pros and cons of investing in REITs and actual properties.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Freehold Balestier up for sale for $16.8m; SG to use noise study in Tengah home planning

And a LinkedIn co-founder joins the Entrepreneur First Board.... read more

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Daily Markets Briefing: STI down 0.05%

Expect some good news today.... read more

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Local companies get bearish on business prospects

The Business Optimism Index dropped from 3.58 ppt to 2.6 ppt.... read more

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Chart of the Day: Business services growth hits 1.8% in Q2

Thanks to growth in professional services and 'other' segments.... read more

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Daily Briefing: AA REIT has highest dividend yield in 2017; BTO flats to come with bathrooms in 2019

And how theftproof are Singapore households?... read more

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Daily Briefing: Grab tries to lure ComfortDelGro drivers; 24 consultants to receive HDB Awards 2017

And here's a new collaboration that will boost SMEs.... read more

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Chart of the Day: Proportion of part timer residents rises to 10.5% in 2016

The number of residents working part time increased by 71,800.... read more

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Chart of the Day: Proportion of part timer residents rises to 10.5% in 2016

The number of residents working part time increased by 71,800.... read more

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Daily Markets Briefing: STI up 0.63%

Expect the market to bear some pressure today.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Keppel Land looks for new chief; Public housing blocks to have solar-ready roofs

And Kingsmen Creatives to give out dividends this week.... read more

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Chart of the Day: Housing prices contribution to inflation rate down 0.6 ppt

Housing prices in the CPI basket fell 2.5%.... read more

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Foreign currency reserves hit $362.5b in July

Official reserves also went up from June.... read more

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Daily Markets Briefing: STI up 0.37%

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 12 points or 0.37% higher to 3277.26, taking the year-to-date performance to +13.76%.... read more

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Chart of the Day: Retail growth hits 1.5% in Q2

Thanks to expansions in wholesale and retail trade segments.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Insurance industry needs to catch up to technology; Robo-advisory firm exceeds US$1m funding

Can AI kick Singapore productivity up?... read more

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Daily Markets Briefing: STI up 0.49%

Expect some good news today.... read more

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Chart of the Day: Accommodation, food sector growth shrink by 2.2% in Q2

It's the sector's worst performance in three quarters.... read more

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Number of jobless in Japan falls 5.9% in July

The country has 1.9 million unemployed persons.... read more

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Daily Markets Briefing: STI down 0.56%

Expect some lifts to local sentiments today.... read more

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Chart of the Day: Loan-to-value ratio of home loans rise to 53.4% in 2017

Consumers may be more dependent on loans despite low-interest rates.... read more

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Chart of the Day: Company closures in retail sector jumped by 20% in 2016

This is a whopping growth from 9.3% in 2014.... read more

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Chart of the Day: New businesses in Singapore grew 2.2% in six years

Retail trade and communications sectors gave way to new businesses between 2010 to 2016.... read more

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Services industries revenue up 4.9% in Q2

Infocomms sector posted the highest revenue growth.... read more

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Transport sector extends output growth in Q2

It recorded a 3.5% expansion thanks to the marine segment.... read more

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STB, EDB unveils unified tourism brand

It is a campaign to attract both tourists and businesses.... read more

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Thailand trade balance hits US$187.5m deficit in July

Export growth failed to meet expectations.... read more

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Infocomm output growth eases to 1.8% in Q2

It saw a pull back from the telco segment.... read more

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Will the lull on consumer sentiment affect Singapore's inflation?

Slow moving labour conditions may curb demand-pull inflation.... read more

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Malaysia's core inflation rose 2.6% in July

The country's CPI also hiked up by 3.2%.... read more

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Indonesia's headline inflation rate falls to 3.9% in July

It's been heading downwards for the past five months.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Five upcoming condominiums with waterfronts under $1m; Couple redefines Singapore Skyline

And KrisEnergy enters a deal to develop a Cambodian oil field.... read more

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Singapore wants more tech startups

The government eyes fuelling private sector innovation.... read more

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Chart of the Day: Balance of payments surplus slips to $4.4b in Q2

It fell by $12.6b compared to the previous quarter.... read more

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Indonesia cuts reverse repo rate to 4.5%

Lendings and deposit facility rates also fell by 25bps.... read more

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Macau visitor spending grows 17.5% in Q2

But the retail sector is likely to start losing momentum.... read more

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Singapore's headline inflation rate rises 0.6% in July

Retail and water prices caused inflation to rise.... read more

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Export recovery to boost GDP growth above 3%

Electronics exports and re-export trade appear to be strengthening.... read more

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Thailand GDP grew 3.7% in Q2

It is the best growth in almost five years.... read more

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