• Raffles Medical to kick off expansion plans by mid-2016

    According to DBS, FY13 net profits surged 49% to S$84.9m with revenues increasing by 9.4% to S$341m. Revenue growth was driven by both its Hospital and Healthcare services segments, which grew by 12.4% and 6.2% respectively, driven by higher patient load, acuity, overseas contribution and provision of more healthcare insurance …

  • Car insurance is one of those financial responsibilities you can’t escape if you want to drive – unless of course you care to join the morning rush hour SMRT crowd *scoots in a few steps to make room for you*. But let’s be honest, when it comes to the expense of car insurance – you’re going to be in one of two groups: …

  • Find out what badly hurt OCBC's FY13 results

    Numbers are just slightly above expectations. According to OSK DMG, OCBC’s FY13 earnings dipped 2% y-o-y, weighed down by unrealised MTM losses from its insurance unit and lower trading income.  OCBC’s ...

  • Or maybe you’ve heard it from some financial planner who was trying to get you to buy into an investment or insurance policy.

  • Nationale Suisse granted insurance licence in Singapore

    According to a release, Nationale Suisse’s new Singapore branch has received a licence from the local authorities allowing it to insure risks directly and to offer facultative reinsurance in Singapore and other Asian markets. This branch office of the Basel-based parent company is fully operational with immediate effect …

  • Will Insurance Cover the Extensive Damage from the Little India Riots?

    Regardless of whatever the cause or reason, the riot at Little India was something no decent human being would have wished for. Car Insurance Does Not Cover Riots While car insurance in Singapore is mandatory, most basic insurance packages don’t cover events such as riots. In fact, even if you have a comprehensive car …

  • But not everyone knows that trying to save too much money on your car insurance policy’s “excess” is a risky move that can cost you thousands of dollars if you’re not careful. But I wouldn’t increase my car insurance policy’s excess UNLESS I was financially prepared to handle the cost of a claim. In case your insurance …

  • But not everyone knows that trying to save too much money on your car insurance policy’s “excess” is a risky move that can cost you thousands of dollars if you’re not careful. But I wouldn’t increase my car insurance policy’s excess UNLESS I was financially prepared to handle the cost of a claim. In case your insurance …

  • Guess which sector will take home the biggest pay hike next year

    In a report released today, Hay Group, the global management consultancy, said Singapore workers can look forward to moderate pay packets this year, on the back of strong economic growth of 3.5 to 4 percent reported by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. Hay Group’s Market Remuneration Survey covers 531 Singapore-based …

  • Top 3 Credit Cards That Give Free Travel Insurance

    After choosing a flight and passing a few web pages including one asking if you need travel insurance (pfft… don’t need that!), you’re only a credit card payment away from paradise. Some of the main factors to consider when looking at free travel insurance provided by credit cards are: Now that we’ve dispensed with the …

  • Why Do You Keep Letting Yourself Get Ripped Off by Insurance?

    These days, a lot of insurance agents are called financial advisors. In a word, no. Certified insurers are not running a Ponzi scheme, nor are most insurance agents actively lying to you (their deception is usually in what they don’t say, not what they do).

  • 3 big reasons why Singapore insurers' profitability is under pressure

    Market volatility remains high. According to a speech by Jacqueline Loh of the Monetary Authority of Singapore's, as a result of economic, financial and environmental systems coming under stress at the same time, insurance companies are now operating in extremely trying conditions. Specifically, insurers' profitability …

  • 3 Ways to Avoid Paying More For Your Car Insurance Policy

    So why suffer any further indignity by paying more than you should on car insurance? Unfortunately, by the time your shellshock wears off, you may have wasted hundreds or thousands of dollars on a bad car insurance policy. Here are several ways to avoid getting financially shafted by your insurance policy: And you thought …

  • Life insurance sales jumped 27% to $2b in new business premiums

    According to a release by Life Insurance Association, the life insurance sector posted strong results for the first nine months of 2013, hitting $2 billion in weighted new business premiums, a 27 per cent increase over the same period in the previous year. Sales of annual premium products were particularly strong, totaling …

  • Singapore eyeing to become global insurance hub by 2020

    The government is aiming to make Singapore’s insurance industry as a global marketplace by 2020, with the ability to accept not just regional, but global risks. This was revealed by Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore at  the12th He said, "today, Singapore is recognised as the leading reinsurance …

  • Why You Need Travel Insurance

    Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much for months of planning and thousands of dollars to go to waste because of cancellations, delays, illness, or injury… unless you have travel insurance. But travel insurance doesn’t just cover your actual “travel” time.

  • Great Eastern's profits crashed 54% to $282.8m

    But operating profit from insurance business improved. According to a release, Great Eastern's Q3-13 Group profit attributable to shareholders of S$282.8 million was 54% lower year-on-year, as there was ...

  • Talent shortage forces Singapore insurance bosses to rehire ex-employees

    Insurance sector said to be bucking the rehiring trend. The rehiring of former employees may be a no-go area for most financial services employers, but  the insurance sector is bucking the trend and is ...

  • Daily Briefing: Singapore adults unfit, sleep deprived; Local Facebook group against extra-marital dating site gains traction

    And get a glimpse of these 'bridges to Singapore heritage'. Singapore scores just 59 out 100 for healthy living, according to the 2013 Healthy Living Index Survey that was announced on Thursday by insurance ...

  • Half of Singaporeans Lack Sufficient Insurance: Alternatives You Can Pursue

    According to a recent survey , half of Singaporeans lack sufficient insurance. That’s not as blameworthy as you’d think. A fair number of insurance options are overpriced; and an hour long chat with an ...

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Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    1.25810.000.00%
    USDSGD=X
    1.7401-0.0001-0.01%
    EURSGD=X
    2.1137-0.00010.00%
    GBPSGD=X
    81.2837-0.0084-0.01%
    SGDJPY=X
    6.16270.000.00%
    SGDHKD=X
    2.59840.000.00%
    SGDMYR=X
    9,256.0225-0.00390.00%
    SGDIDR=X
    4.96690.000.00%
    SGDCNY=X
    1.1656+0.0003+0.02%
    AUDSGD=X
  • Commodities
    Commodities
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    1,293.60+3.00+0.23%
    GCM14.CMX
    19.70+0.01+0.06%
    SIK14.CMX
    91.62-1.25-1.35%
    ^XAU
    3.120.00-0.14%
    HGK14.CMX
    101.86-0.08-0.08%
    CLM14.NYM
  • Bonds
    Bonds
    TreasuryYield (%)Yield Change
    1.74+0.03
    ^FVX
    2.690.00
    ^TNX
    3.460.00
    ^TYX

MARKET MOVERS

  • Most Actives
    Most Actives
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.123+0.001+0.82%
    B22.SI
    0.15+0.008+5.63%
    545.SI
    0.635+0.040+6.72%
    5WH.SI
    0.615+0.005+0.82%
    E5H.SI
    1.355+0.005+0.37%
    G13.SI
  • % Gainers
    % Gainers
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    20.00+4.200+26.58%
    K6S.SI
    1.215+0.190+18.54%
    S53.SI
    0.415+0.045+12.16%
    570.SI
    1.345+0.130+10.70%
    5DA.SI
    0.154+0.014+10.00%
    5GD.SI
  • % Losers
    % Losers
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    0.053-0.059-52.68%
    5TF.SI
    1.62-0.520-24.30%
    N02.SI
    0.20-0.020-9.09%
    E94.SI
    0.179-0.013-6.77%
    567.SI
    0.30-0.020-6.25%
    508.SI