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Exports could slip as electronics momentum cool down in H2 2018

The US-China trade war could also hit Singapore's export if the threatened US$50b tariffs push through.... read more

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PayNow to include faster corporate cash transfers

The scheme will be a part of the Singapore Quick Response Code which utilises mobile banking apps.... read more

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APAC IPO value crashed 21% in the first half of 2018

Overall initial public offering (IPO) value in the Asia Pacific region fell 21% to US$31.9b in the first half of 2018.... read more

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China's looser rules on foreign investors to ease foreign bank entry

It will allow easier entry for insurance-related businesses.... read more

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Dividends of Temasek-funded firms could jump 38.8% to $9.3b in 2018: report

DBS had the highest dividend in 2017 that amounted to $3.3b.... read more

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SMEs' bullish on prospects for H2 despite global trade tensions

The business services sector is the most consistently optimistic whilst retail/F&B recorded improvements.... read more

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Government workers to get mid-year bonus and $300 lump sum payment in July

About 1,450 civil servants with lower wage will receive a one-off $500 lump sum.... read more

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Crazy, rich Asians: APAC's ultra-wealthy population is world's richest in 2017

Their total wealth climbed 14.8% to US$21.6t.... read more

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Number of Singapore's ultra-rich jumped 11.5% to 122 in 2017

Their wealth was driven by GDP growth, home price recovery, and national savings.... read more

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Japan's trade deficit reached US$5.23b in May

There was a 20.7% YoY import increase in the energy sector.... read more

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Singapore NODX surged 15.5% in May

Non-electronics jumped 26.2% and offset the 7.8% decline in electronics.... read more

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Volatile pharma and food could dent NODX growth in May

Moody's forecasts it could fall to 5.5%.... read more

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Enterprise Singapore opens Kenya office

It will assist Singapore firms' businesses in sectors like fintech, e-commerce, and logistics.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Temasek leads $60m funding round for US cybersecurity startup; SembCorp stock plunges to near 11-month low

And market watches question $15m Singapore shouldered for the Trump-Kim summit.... read more

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Over 4 in 5 economists worry trade frictions could heat up

But their forecasts for Singapore GDP remained at 3.2%.... read more

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Job vacancies outnumbered the unemployed in March

The unemployed ratio improved from 0.92 in December 2017 to 1.04 in March 2018.... read more

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South Korea's 1.50% inflation rate falls short of target

Sluggish employment is experienced in the country.... read more

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Singapore and Kenya ink deal to cut taxes and boost investments

Kenya's bilateral trade in goods reached $85.4m in 2017.... read more

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Business Angel Network of Southeast Asia appoints James Tan as chairman

He is also the managing partner of Quest Ventures.... read more

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Hiring intentions in Singapore hit a three-year high

Find out which sectors will most likely ramp up their hiring.... read more

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China next to US as largest foreign investment hub in 2017

Hongkong, Brazil, and Singapore came next with US$104b, US$63b, and US$62b worth of FDI, respectively.... read more

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Philippine inflation hits 5-year highs at 4.6% in May

The passage of the Tax Reform for Accelaration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law caused price surges in some commodities.... read more

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Singapore's cost of living may not be the highest in the world: report

The city may not be the costliest after all, if tax-adjusted values are taken into account.... read more

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Abe's party election to spur market speculations in Japan

Trade frictions with US may also pose yen appreciation.... read more

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AmCham backs Trump-Kim summit

It said it will back US engagement in Asia's free trade.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Sanctions bind growth of Singapore-North Korea trade; Stores eye profits during Trump-Kim summit

And here are the stocks to watch during the summit between the US and North Korea.... read more

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Taiwan's household spending rose 1.8% in 2017

E-commerce orders ballooned 46.1% due to higher smartphone use.... read more

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Singapore to spend up to $2.6b on ICT projects

Majority of investments are expected to go into SMEs, GovTech said.... read more

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Singapore GDP growth risks slowdown to 3% over weaker exports

There is softer import demand from China.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Queenstown HDB flat sold for record $1.1m; Are REITs killing small businesses?

And a new hire in Julius Baer highlights Singapore banks' battle for talent.... read more

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China could invest in countries outside Malaysia after rail project fallout

Property markets in Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines are standouts to have investment potential.... read more

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Japan to launch new resident status for low-skilled foreign workers

Foreigners could help counter labour shortage in construction and agriculture.... read more

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Market crash could cost Singapore US$1.3b: report

It is the biggest threat that the city could face.... read more

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Airline profits to fall 11% amidst rising fuel and labor costs

Crude and jet fuel prices are expected to climb 27.5% and 25.8%, respectively.... read more

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Business optimism hits 3-year highs in Q3

The services and manufacturing sectors are the most bullish.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Singapore to bear costs of US-North Korea summit; SIA's India affiliate orders Boeing's Dreamliner

And GIC sells its stake in Vietnamese taxi firm Vinasun.... read more

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Accounting sector revenue growth up 5% in 2016

Revenue of the big four accounting firms gained 7%.... read more

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Accounting sector revenue hit $2.17b in 2016

Most revenues came from auditing services.... read more

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Singapore and India axe tariffs for 30 products

This improves local exporters' access to the Indian market.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Singapore to return 1MDB funds; 5 best-performing real estate firms gained 7%

And Singapore's JustCo is looking to buy firms to achieve its goal of 100 centres by 2020.... read more

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Customs to rush process for Australia-bound exports

There will be lesser documentary and cargo inspections.... read more

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Malaysia and Singapore to meet up for 1MDB probes

New PM Mahathir vowed to uncover the company's white-collar crimes.... read more

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Asia could learn to manage digital economy from Singapore

It imposed the 7% GST on cross-border digital services.... read more

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Singapore gains faster access to India's thriving startup scene

This is made possible by a deal inked by Enterprise Singapore and The Indus Entrepreneurs.... read more

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Asia could learn to manage digital economy through Singapore

It imposed the 7% GST on cross-border digital services.... read more

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Singapore rallied to 5th spot in world's most liveable cities

Its ranking was boosted by strong economics and governance.... read more

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Chart of the Day: Manufacturing output could taper amidst strong electronics production

Electronic exports have shrunk for 5 months straight despite high output.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Malaysia scraps high-speed rail link project; Biotech firm Lion TCR bags $20m in series A round

And here are two companies that recently delivered weaker results.... read more

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Import prices up 1.4% in April

Oil prices jumped due to costlier crude petroleum and fuel oils.... read more

 SBR23 days ago
1 in 5 family businesses eye China as critical for expansion

About 7 in 10 of them are planning to go abroad or are already doing it.... read more

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