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China's GDP growth increased by 6.9% in 2017

Two-thirds of its economic growth came from consumer spending.... read more

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SIATP advocates tax incentives in Budget 2018

Introducing tax incentives will help improve Singapore's economic productivity.... read more

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Industrial production growth likely fell to 3.4% in December

Moody's said a high base from a year earlier has inhibited gains.... read more

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Singapore unemployment rate in Q4 to hit 2%: Moody's

The manufacturing sector shed jobs despite the upturn in exports.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Hedge fund unit raises $10m for crypto arbitrage fund; Reviewing eight years of budget

And here's the biggest loser in the market which saw its shares slump 2.2%.... read more

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Singapore's NODX growth projected to slow down to 6.7% in 2018

How will GDP growth be affected by the moderation?... read more

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Daily Briefing: Hyundai's future in Asia still bleak with Grab deal; Singapore to host WTA Finals one last time

And here's how you can use the weak US dollar to your advantage.... read more

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Singapore trade inches up 1.1% in December

The seasonally adjusted total trade level dipped from $85.5b to $83.5b.... read more

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Firms' payment performance rebounded to 48.40% in 2017

Prompt payments accounted for almost half of all transactions in Q4.... read more

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Singapore NODX grows 3.1% in December

The growth in non-electronic exports outweighed the decline in electronics.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Jardine C&C price hits 52-week low; Polytechnic grads earned $2,235 in 2017

And here five credit cards you can apply for if you're a small spender.... read more

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Household inflation expectations creep up to 2.97%

No thanks to the looming cut in COE quotas this 2018.... read more

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India and Indonesia poised to be regional outperformers in 2018

They're forecasted as the only APAC economies whose headline real economic growth will rise.... read more

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Singaporeans expect prices to rise by 2.97%

Despite general economic growth, geopolitical worries remain.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Rail contract tests Singapore's Malaysian ties; Keppel DC REIT's giant competitors loom overseas

And here are three bank account types you might want to open this year.... read more

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Skilled workforce struggles to be more productive: MAS chief

This is despite economic recovery and improvement in manufacturing and financial services.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Grab closes record fundraiser; Comparing DBS and OCBC home loans

And here are three important facts about the semiconductor industry right now.... read more

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NODX in December likely hit 12.2%: Moody's

Export momentum picked up during the peak holiday season.... read more

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India to overtake China in terms of GDP growth by 2018

Its new tax system is accelerating growth whilst China is on a gradual nosedive.... read more

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Watch out for these taxes that could hike next month

E-commerce, estate duties and even personal income may be affected according to economists.... read more

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Growth in East Asia and Pacific countries may fall to 6.2% in 2018: World Bank

The World Bank believes that this reflects a gradual slowdown in China.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Maritime sector stocks dominated 2017; Home prices to rebound until 2019

And here are the top three REITs of 2017.... read more

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Daily Briefing: oBike's 10 million rides lags rivals; Most BTO flat buyers are first-timers

And here are three companies giving out dividends this week.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Noble sells power, gas unit for $168m; Analysts forecast 15% growth in property market

And three roads in the Bidasari estate opened this week.... read more

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Inflation rose 0.6% in November

No thanks to higher private road transport and accommodation inflation.... read more

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880,000 HDB households to get GST Voucher U-Save rebate

Within the month, eligible households will receive up to $95 rebate.... read more

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GDP expansion feared to slacken in 2018

No thanks to a looming end in the semiconductor super-cycle.... read more

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Singapore GDP up 3.1% in 4Q17

However, the manufacturing sector fell 11.5% QoQ and construction dipped 8.5% YoY.... read more

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Singapore consumer confidence climbs five points in Q3

Over half are spending on holidays and vacations, whilst placing emphasis on savings.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Singapore changes EntrePass Visa requirements; A look at Keppel DC REIT's costs

And here's a 77-year-old CEO that fixed a $100m blunder.... read more

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Singaporeans are ditching stable jobs for freelance gigs

Flexibility, freedom, and financial control are amongst cited reasons.... read more

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Daily Briefing: SGX's cheapest stocks right now; Former National Aerated Water Company to be conserved

And here's what you need to know about Singapore's new cashless platforms.... read more

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Singapore NODX up 9.1% in November

Both electronic and non-electronic exports increased.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Genting beats hospitality stocks in dividend yields; Reuters poll expects slower November exports

And here's a unicorn that just opened its Singapore office.... read more

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Export growth to slow down to 9.4% in November: Moody's

Electronics exports have been on a decline since May.... read more

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Daily Briefing: SIA challenged by air capacity woes; Dairy Farm beats Sheng Siong in profitability

And here's a local fashion brand that saw revenue grow to $10m thanks to e-commerce.... read more

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Analysts raise 2017 GDP growth forecast to 3.3%

But three in five think the Chinese economy's slowdown can hinder growth.... read more

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Consumption recovery drives Indonesia's growth outlook to 5.4% in 2018

Higher wages and low inflation levels are expected to drive consumption levels.... read more

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Daily Briefing: China's HNA to buy CWT shares from "dissenting shareholders"; GIC raises Silicon Valley startup's value to US$1.75b

And here are two firms that had large ups and downs in Q4.... read more

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Services recovery to turn around labour market: BofAML

This is expected to boost wage growth.... read more

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Taiwan trade indices beat forecasts thanks to strong external demand

Both import and export figures grew significantly this month.... read more

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Daily Briefing: Fire extinguished at Shell Singaporean plant; Minority languages rise in Singapore

And here's why URA is aggressive on data collection.... read more

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China's inflation rate slows to 1.7% in November

Thanks to higher food price deflation as vegetable prices dropped.... read more

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Fitch bullish on strong APAC performance as domestic demand surges

India and Indonesia are expected to be strong peformers next year.... read more

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Asian central banks set to raise interest rates in 2018

Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, and Philippines are poised to follow Korea's recent tightening measures.... read more

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Positive business environment to double Malaysia's fiscal revenue

Revenue growth is expected to rise by 6.4% from last year's 3%.... read more

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Daily Briefing: ST Engineering price hits one-year low; Dependants' minimum salary raised to $6,000

And here's a bank that can't stop buying its own shares.... read more

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Singapore firms lost $19b last year as customers switched companies

Customers seek companies that give personal data privacy or personalised shopping.... read more

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The price isn't right: Singapore still unripe for inflation surge

Core inflation could only hit 1.6% in 2018.... read more

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South Korea to suffer as infrastructure budget gets slashed

However, 2018 GDP is still projected to be positive at around 2.9%.... read more

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