EconomyLoop
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Forget the past as Singapore escapes the economic trough in 2017

It can be difficult to let go of the past and look forward to the future.... read more

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Electronics PMI up to 53.6 in September

All indicators except employment went up.... read more

 SBR18 days ago
Singapore PMI inched up to 52.0 in September

It's the highest since 2011.... read more

 SBR18 days ago
Chart of the Day: Unemployment rate of post-secondary school finishers highest in June

It rose to 5.2% from 2016's 4.0%.... read more

 SBR18 days ago
Philippine PMI inches up to 50.8 in September

It was the second weakest in recorded history.... read more

 SBR18 days ago
Singapore is top country in SEA for marketplace expansion

It ranked sixth across the globe.... read more

 SBR18 days ago
Daily Briefing: How credit scores actually affect loans; Vungle opens Singapore office

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

 SBR18 days ago
Singapore's money supply grew 6.9% in August

There was a slowdown in net foreign position growth.... read more

 SBR19 days ago
China industrial profits grow 21.6% in first eight months of 2017

Total profits reached US$738b.... read more

 SBR19 days ago
Daily Briefing: First YOTEL opens in Singapore; New RTS to shorten travel between Malaysia and Singapore

And here's why you should invest if your portfolio is small.... read more

 SBR19 days ago
Macau tourism may be bleak until October

Two typhoons drove visitor arrivals down by 0.6%.... read more

 SBR22 days ago
Daily Briefing: APAC Realty IPO raises strong interest; Which is the top online grocer?

And here's three blue-chip stocks nearing their 52-month lows.... read more

 SBR22 days ago
Chart of the Day: Net fund inflows for assets fall to $116b in 2016

Private market managers continue to bring in the bulk of net inflows.... read more

 SBR22 days ago
Japan manufacturing PMI hits four-month high in September

It rose to 52.6.... read more

 SBR23 days ago
Singapore dips on global economic competitiveness ranking

Singapore slipped to rank 3 with a score of 5.7.... read more

 SBR23 days ago
Daily Briefing: Jervois Garden sold for $72m; Lazada slams Shopee on e-commerce claims

And here's why you should put some money into the CPF.... read more

 SBR23 days ago
Daily Briefing: Unicorn SEA files IPO in NYSE; Why en bloc sales can be bad

And here's how to find companies with good intangible assets.... read more

 SBR24 days ago
8 in 10 SMEs worry about global economy

34% are positive about local affairs.... read more

 SBR24 days ago
Chart of the Day: Unemployment rate for people under 30 highest in June

Students aged 15-24 looked for vacation jobs.... read more

 SBR24 days ago
Singapore's manufacturing output surged 19.1% in August

The electronics cluster's output rose 38.7%.... read more

 SBR25 days ago
Chart of the Day: Resignation rate falls to 1.7% in Q2

There were larger declines for wholesale trade.... read more

 SBR25 days ago
All-items inflation dipped 0.4% in August

Inflation for private road transport fell.... read more

 SBR25 days ago
Daily Briefing: CEA sanctions property agent; Sun Rosier condo acquired for $271m

And here's why investors are letting a lot of time slip away.... read more

 SBR25 days ago
Daily Briefing: Singaporeans eye overseas investments; Most resale flats no longer have COV

And Shell launches an accelerator program in Singapore.... read more

 SBR26 days ago
Chart of the Day: Re-entry rate amongst retrenched workers hit 64.5% in Q2

But re-entrants from the 50-year old and above range dropped.... read more

 SBR26 days ago
Daily Briefing: SPH market value falls behind NYT; Cryptocurrency startup raises $9m

And here are two huge REITs that are trading with a 12-month low.... read more

 SBR30 days ago
Daily Markets Briefing: STI down 0.49%

Take caution in investing today.... read more

 SBR31 days ago
Chart of the Day: SGD bond issuance hits $17b YTD

It increased 9.5% YoY.... read more

 SBR31 days ago
Daily Briefing: PropertyGuru sues 99.co; SingPost catches the Alibaba effect

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

 SBR31 days ago
Why the ageing population could worsen wealth inequality in Singapore

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

 SBR31 days ago
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

 SBR32 days ago
NODX up 17% in August

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

 SBR33 days ago
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

 SBR33 days ago
Chart of the Day: Private equity M&A falls to US$1.6b YTD

It dropped 41.9% YoY.... read more

 SBR33 days ago
Daily Markets Briefing: STI down 0.29%

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

 SBR36 days ago
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

 SBR36 days ago
Nearly one in two company owners worry most about business interruption

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

 SBR37 days ago
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

 SBR37 days ago
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

 SBR38 days ago
Daily Markets Briefing: STI down 0.05%

Expect some good news today.... read more

 SBR39 days ago
Local companies get bearish on business prospects

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

 SBR39 days ago
Chart of the Day: Business services growth hits 1.8% in Q2

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

 SBR40 days ago
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

 SBR43 days ago
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

 SBR45 days ago
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

 SBR45 days ago
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

 SBR45 days ago
Daily Markets Briefing: STI up 0.63%

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

 SBR45 days ago
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

 SBR46 days ago
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

 SBR46 days ago
Foreign currency reserves hit $362.5b in July

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

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