• 6 Steps You Need To Take When Claiming Travel Insurance

    Well, just wait till you try making an ill-prepared travel insurance claim, and it’ll make the drama you are claiming for feel like a spa visit. Anyone who’s bothered to read your travel insurance policy knows just how many terms and conditions, limitations and exclusions there are. Here are the 6 steps to making a travel …

  • Singapore’s economy to grow 3% in 2015, says ADB

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecasts Singapore’s economy to grow by 3% in 2015 and 3.4% in 2016, as global recovery gathers momentum and the service sector continues to strengthen. The ADB believes that finance, insurance, and business services will be the main drivers of growth again in 2015 and 2016, but growth …

  • Singapore’s financial sector to grow 7.5% in 2015

    Despite a lower forecast for Singapore’s economy as a whole, private economists expect financials to do better. According to a release by SGX, the Finance and Insurance sector is forecast to grow 7.5% instead of 6.5% estimated in the December survey. Elsewhere, the Singapore economy expanded by 2.9% in 2014, slowing from …

  • Here’s Why You Should Never Buy Travel Insurance From Airlines

    Travel insurance is supposed to give you peace of mind, but for all those people who just passively buy the travel insurance policy offered by the airline they’re buying tickets on without even bothering to read what they’re getting, peace of mind might be the only thing they actually get. The thing is, the travel insurance …

  • CapitaGreen poised for growth on back of strong tenant interest, long-term leases

    According to DBS, CapitaGreen has achieved commitment level of 69% as of December 2014, with 91% of leases set expire only after 2019. Insurance firms make up bulk of CapitaGreen's tenant mix, followed by companies in the energy, commodities, maritime and logistics sectors, along with financial services firms.

  • What Should You Do If You Get Robbed In Malaysia?

    Singaporeans love to travel to Malaysia for many reasons – for work, the cheap petrol, the amazing food, soak in the culture, or just take advantage of the really good exchange rate. It’s so convenient that you can head north to Johor, shop around, and come back to Singapore in the same day. So naturally, you wouldn’t …

  • Travel

    We all know how important travel insurance is, but if you’re planning a ski trip, scuba diving trip or something even crazier than that, then you need to know what kind of travel insurance provides the best cover for adventurous activities. Here are 6 things you need to pay attention to when buying your travel insurance. …

  • Finance sector the only bright spot in Singapore’s lacklustre labour productivity growth

    The construction sector led the decline. Recent numbers in Singapore’s economy are still leaving much to be desired, with aggregate labour productivity growth continuing to disappoint. Nomura adds that the decline was led by the construction sector and almost all segments of the services sector, except finance & insurance. …

  • Labour productivity slips for the third straight quarter with 1.5% contraction in Q4

    All sectors saw a dip in productivity, except for finance & insurance, which registered robust productivity growth of 5.1%.

  • Singapore economy grew 2.9% in last year, down from 4.4% in 2013

    Data released today by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) showed that growth was supported mainly by the finance & insurance and business services sectors, which recorded growth rates of 7.7% and 2.9% respectively. On the other hand, growth in the construction sector moderated to 3% from 6.3% in 2013, weighed down …

  • Renting a Car this Chinese New Year? The T&Cs Could Really Screw You Over

    Renting a car is much cheaper and should save you from years of debt. Many rental car companies claim to provide unlimited third-party liability. This is to ensure that only major claims are brought to the insurance company. For example, if you, as the insured person has an excess of $500 and the total repair costs are …

  • Great Eastern’s profit surged 30% to $878.6m in FY14

    Great Eastern’s net profit surged to $878.6m in FY14, an increase of 30% from the $674.8m that the group raked in last year. Core profit from the insurance business grew 6% to $591m, primarily driven by better performance from its investment-linked fund in Malaysia. Great Eastern’s net profit increased 25% year-on-year …

  • Do You Really Need Travel Insurance?

    Travel insurance sounds like something meant to fleece kiasee people of their hard-earned cash. Many of us pay for travel insurance before we get on that plane. In addition, if you have a medical insurance policy here in Singapore, you might recall your agent having told you something about being able to make claims for …

  • Life insurance industry hit with sales slowdown as new sales slide 6% in Q3

    The third quarter proved to be quite disappointing for the country’s life insurance industry. The Life Insurance Association Singapore today revealed that weighted new business sales slipped 6% year-on-year to $705.4m in Q3. The life insurance industry paid out S$5.33 billion to policyholders and beneficiaries as at end …

  • Not-so-great: OCBC’s Great Eastern profits plunge 31.2% in 2014

    Blame the financial markets. Lower gains, when seen from a bigger picture, could point to the economy as the main culprit. Great Eastern, OCBC’s 87%-owned insurance arm, reported a 3Q14 core PATMI of SGD194.6m, ...

  • Surge in patients increases Raffles Medical’s 3Q14 revenue by 11.1%

    As healthcare insurance services also spike. 4Q is traditionally Raffles Medical Group’s strongest quarter, but this time 3Q is also bringing in solid statistics. According to a report by OCBC Investment ...

  • Driving Into Malaysia? Here’s What You Should Do If an Accident Happens There

    Singaporeans drive in and out of Malaysia everyday, and yet it seems like the hazards change on a daily basis. With all these different variables and the lack of protection and sense of safety that we take for granted in Singapore, here are 3 things you need to take note of should you be driving in to Malaysia on a relatively …

  • DBS named advisory partner in World Bank’s Global Infrastructure Facility

    It will support infrastructure projects in emerging markets. Singapore’s DBS Bank has joined some of the world’s largest asset management and private equity firms, pension and insurance funds, and commercial banks as a partner in the World Bank’s Global Infrastructure Facility. The objective of the GIF is to catalyse …

  • 5 Simple Steps That Will Tell You How Much You Need To Budget For Insurance

    While it’s possible to read up on insurance and make educated decisions based on your research, it’s highly recommended that you meet with a financial planner so that you can establish exactly how much insurance you will need AND how much insurance you can afford. In situations where the available budget might be a bit …

  • Think All Insurance Plans Do The Same Thing? Read This Before You Waste Money On Something You Don’t Need

    If you already have a good grasp of your financial situation, know what your future financial goals are – it’s a bit easier to choose between a term life, whole life, or whole life investment-linked policy (ILP) and not just choosing a plan that is “recommended” but instead is just going to paying your insurance agent’s …

More »
 

Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    1.3701+0.0006+0.04%
    USDSGD=X
    1.4916+0.0001+0.01%
    EURSGD=X
    2.0397+0.0027+0.13%
    GBPSGD=X
    87.0192+0.0276+0.03%
    SGDJPY=X
    5.6591-0.0024-0.04%
    SGDHKD=X
    2.6855-0.0012-0.04%
    SGDMYR=X
    9,541.6484-4.1934-0.04%
    SGDIDR=X
    4.5324-0.002-0.04%
    SGDCNY=X
    1.0600-0.0016-0.15%
    AUDSGD=X
  • Commodities
    Commodities
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    1,199.80-6.50-0.54%
    GCJ15.CMX
    17.07-0.17-0.99%
    SIK15.CMX
    67.73-0.66-0.97%
    ^XAU
    2.77-0.05-1.78%
    HGK15.CMX
    48.87-3.00-5.83%
    CLK15.NYM
  • Bonds
    Bonds
    TreasuryYield (%)Yield Change
    1.42-0.06
    ^FVX
    1.95-0.06
    ^TNX
    2.53-0.07
    ^TYX

MARKET MOVERS

  • Most Actives
    Most Actives
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.435+0.030+7.41%
    E5H.SI
    0.131+0.015+12.93%
    E13.SI
    0.167+0.004+2.45%
    5GB.SI
    0.285-0.005-1.72%
    5WA.SI
    0.945+0.015+1.61%
    N21.SI
  • % Gainers
    % Gainers
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.31+0.08+34.78%
    5PD.SI
    0.131+0.015+12.93%
    E13.SI
    0.255+0.025+10.87%
    D79.SI
    0.39+0.03+9.86%
    D03.SI
    0.435+0.030+7.41%
    E5H.SI
  • % Losers
    % Losers
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.135-0.007-4.93%
    K14.SI
    1.862-0.095-4.85%
    O9D.SI
    0.515-0.025-4.63%
    R07.SI
    0.22-0.01-4.35%
    M14.SI
    0.225-0.010-4.26%
    DU4.SI