• Silverlake Axis struggles for big-money deals as banks' woes mount

    Large contracts might be few and far between for Silverlake Axis for the current financial year. "[The] challenging outlook for banks implies that big licensing contracts may be difficult in FY16," DBS said in a report. DBS noted that banks account for 80% of Silverlake's core banking software business, while the rest …

  • 7 Things You Probably Don’t Know Your Home Contents Insurance Covers You For

    Think about home contents insurance and visions of your block being burnt to the ground flash through your mind. Should there ever be a riot over the escalating price of economy rice at your local hawker centre or should terrorists ever decide to detonate a bomb in the lobby of your condo, you’ll be glad to know that the …

  • Which Singaporeans Benefit the Most From the Dependents’ Protection Scheme (DPS)

    The second I got my first salary, I was bombarded with mail from banks offering credit cards and companies pushing insurance policies. The Dependents’ Protection Scheme is a term life insurance scheme which is automatically extended to all Singaporeans and PRs between 21 and 60. Who is eligible for the Dependents’ Protection …

  • 3 Terms and Conditions That Will Void Your Life Insurance Claims

    We know that making an insurance claim can sometimes be a tricky business. You’ve got to provide enough evidence to substantiate your claim, and sometimes your claim can be voided if you can’t show enough ...

  • Should You Really Buy Insurance Based on Product Brochures and What the Agent Says?

    The insurance product brochure tells you that this is a company that cares. Just sign up for that insurance policy already! Well, before you sign on the dotted line, beware. You can’t choose an insurance policy the way you would a pair of shoes.

  • Do HDB Owners Actually Know What the Home Protection Scheme Even Does and Is It Good Enough

    Fortunately for HDB flat owners, we’ve got the Home Protection Scheme. Wait, wait, wait… what exactly is this Home Protection Scheme? The Home Protection Scheme (HPS) is a mortgage-reducing term insurance that protects you and your family should you die or suffer total permanent disability before the housing loan is fully …

  • 3 Big Reasons More Singaporean Employers Should Let Their Employees Work From Home

    To Singaporean employers, perks usually mean things like a gym membership, medical insurance or being allowed to wear jeans on Casual Friday. No matter what SMRT says, commuting in Singapore during peak hour is stressful as hell. In fact, it’s so stressful that NUS researchers have been trying to find out whether surfing …

  • Great Eastern's net profit jumped 14% to $277.7m in Q2

    Despite lower sales, Great Eastern's net profit grew 14% year-on-year to $277.7m on back of a massive one-off gain. “Q2-15 was a relatively slow quarter for Great Eastern, particularly in the Singapore market where the launch of single premium Participating products was curtailed in view of anticipated rise in interest …

  • How Much Insurance is Too Much Insurance in Singapore?

    There’s just too much at stake for you not to set aside a certain portion of your income in order to pay for your insurance premiums. You don’t want to be caught without travel insurance in a situation where you’re stuck with delayed baggage and missing your connecting flight. For example, a travel insurance policy that …

  • 3 Big Myths Some Singaporeans Still Believe About Insurance

    Here are some of the big insurance myths that Singaporeans still believe in. You know, especially the ones that became insurance agents and started selling you investment-linked policies. Many Singaporeans may have thought that it was a great idea when they were being sold on the idea – since you’re paying your hefty …

  • 5 Reasons Why MediShield is Like the Chery QQ of Health Insurance

    “It’s very rewarding… when you get to your destination in one piece,” a local celebrity who drives a Chery QQ once said. After all, let’s be honest, in a country like Singapore, where cars are ridiculously overpriced, the Chery QQ is compact convenience that comes with a relatively cheap price tag. Well, MediShield is …

  • 5 Critical Things You Need To Know Before You Buy Travel Insurance

    Here are 5 things you need to know before you buy travel insurance. Buying travel insurance is not like buying a “warehouse sale” LV bag in Chatuchak Market. There are many other factors to consider when choosing the best travel insurance other than price.

  • Car Insurance No-Claim Discount Protector – Is It Worth The Money?

    I keep a four car distance from the next vehicle in front of me. When accidents happen, one of the biggest complaints Singaporeans have about claiming on their car insurance is the worry that they’ll lose their No Claim Discount (NCD). Whenever you buy car insurance, the insurance company asks you more personal questions …

  • 11 Car Parks in Singapore You Didn’t Know Had Free Parking

    Earlier this year, the car park at the Marina Barrage stopped being free. Plaza Singapura is arguably one of the most popular shopping centres along Orchard Road. So this is arguably the best free parking deal on this list, assuming you are confident about not scratching the side of your car along their narrow exit ramp. …

  • Daily Briefing: Policymakers mull grand LKY tribute; Electric taxis on their way to Singapore

    A new national holiday? The death of the widely revered leader known as "LKY" last month has sparked a vigorous debate in Singapore over how to honour its first prime minister, who famously disdained personal monuments. The future of Singapore’s taxi industry may be electric: a car named EVA was officially launched on …

  • Here’s What You Need To Know Before Using the compareFIRST Insurance Platform

    The recently-introduced compareFIRST platform, launched as a collaborative effort by the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE), MAS, the Life Insurance Association, Singapore and MoneySENSE has broken new boundaries in the life insurance space with an online comparison portal that allows users to compare insurance policies …

  • Great Eastern raises $762.8m by paring stake in New China Life Insurance

    Shareholders will bag $123m from the sale. Great Eastern holdings has raised $762.8m by selling 85 million shares in Hong Kong-listed New China Life Insurance. Following the transaction, GEH has pared ...

  • Which insurance stock is the best performer YTD?

    The overall segment registered high gains in 2014. Singapore’s finance & insurance sector registered the highest growth for the services-producing industries, with the MTI noting that this was propped ...

  • DBS seals $1.6b bancassurance deal with Manulife

    DBS has bagged a $1.6b (US$1.2b) bancassurance deal with Manulife Financial Asia. Under the agreement, DBS will distribute Manulife’s insurance products in four key markets, namely Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Indonesia. Manulife intends to fund the deal with internal resources. Leading to the agreement with Manulife, …

  • 5 Silly Ways That Singaporeans Are Wasting Money on Petrol

    When it comes to cars in Singapore, buying one is already so expensive that some people think it’s pointless trying to save on the peripheral costs of actually running it. While you might not be able to control how much you end up paying for your ERP tolls in certain situations, you can most definitely save a significant …

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Market Data

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    Currencies
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    1.4061-0.0056-0.40%
    USDSGD=X
    1.5850+0.0025+0.16%
    EURSGD=X
    2.1658-0.0006-0.03%
    GBPSGD=X
    85.8125-0.0632-0.07%
    SGDJPY=X
    5.5119+0.0223+0.41%
    SGDHKD=X
    2.9817+0.0159+0.54%
    SGDMYR=X
    10,008.8926+60.8848+0.61%
    SGDIDR=X
    4.5280+0.0116+0.26%
    SGDCNY=X
    1.0025-0.0013-0.12%
    AUDSGD=X
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    Commodities
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    1,140.00+7.50+0.66%
    GCZ15.CMX
    14.62+0.04+0.27%
    SIZ15.CMX
    48.43-0.40-0.81%
    ^XAU
    2.33-0.01-0.26%
    HGZ15.CMX
    47.70-1.50-3.05%
    CLV15.NYM
  • Bonds
    Bonds
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    1.54+0.02
    ^FVX
    2.20+0.01
    ^TNX
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MARKET MOVERS

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    Most Actives
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    5DN.SI
    0.310.000.00%
    5WA.SI
    0.540.00-0.92%
    N21.SI
    0.725+0.005+0.69%
    5ME.SI
    0.76-0.01-1.30%
    G13.SI
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    % Gainers
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    0.26+0.02+10.64%
    L38.SI
    0.250.000.00%
    UQ4.SI
    0.22+0.02+10.00%
    AZR.SI
    0.22+0.02+10.00%
    GG7.SI
    0.30+0.03+9.09%
    AWO.SI
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    % Losers
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    0.09-0.02-18.18%
    40R.SI
    0.205-0.045-18.00%
    5NF.SI
    0.147-0.008-5.16%
    UV1.SI
    0.40-0.04-9.09%
    MN5.SI
    0.31-0.02-6.06%
    P9D.SI