• Health Insurance For Singapore Women: Know The Basics

    If you (assuming you are female!) have bought an insurance from a financial advisor before, you...

  • Teenager Amos Yee leaves Singapore's state courthouse on bail after he was convicted of two criminal charges on May 12, 2015

    Prominent Singaporean intellectuals, artists and activists Saturday criticised the government's "harsh" treatment of a teenage boy behind online attacks on the late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. In an open letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the former leader's son, the 77 signatories said they were "aware …

  • Your Personal Contact Details May Be Published On This Singapore Website

    Remember Yellow Pages? Yes, that Yellow Pages that used to be in the business of distributing those thick, heavy, phone directory books to the public for free many years ago. Yellow Pages now has an online presence through a website call CallMyName.sg. And if you didn’t know about this website, then what we will share  …

  • 4 Useful Apps By The Singapore Government You Should Know About

    The Singapore Government has a 10-year masterplan to build an Intelligent Nation – an integrated...

  • “With the Greek referendum, the appetite to put on any risk at this stage is still very limited,” said Mitul Kotecha, head of Asia Pacific foreign-exchange strategy at Barclays Plc in Singapore. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index, which tracks the U.S. currency against 10 of its major peers, was 0.1 percent higher at 1,187.07 …

  • India’s Elanic is encouraging a used clothes marketplace with its latest funding

    Elanic, a Bangalore-based marketplace for used clothes, has announced a new round of seed funding today. The round was led by Rebright Partners, a Singapore-based Japanese VC, TracxnLabs, and angel investor Aneesh Reddy, founder at Capillary Technologies. The funding amount remains undisclosed. Elanic, founded by Palkush …

  • Blogger Roy Ngerng, who is being sued by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, speaks to the media at the Supreme Court after a defamation hearing in Singapore on July 1, 2015

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sued Roy Ngerng in May 2014 over a blog post that accused the 63-year-old leader of misusing money from the state pension scheme, the Central Provident Fund (CPF), a sensitive issue for officials in the city-state known to have the least corrupt government in Asia. The defamation suit is …

  • Banned S’pore Film Available On DVD & Streaming — But Not In Its Home Country

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  Still no love to Singapore: those who missed the opportunity to catch the film To Singapore, With Love can now do so on DVD. Except — it doesn’t ship to Singapore, but of course. On the film’s Facebook page, it was announced that the controversial documentary by local  …

  • Jam-packed property auctions are the new norm in policy-battered Singapore

    Jam-packed auctions are the new norm in Singapore’s policy-battered property market. According to a report by Colliers, property auctions were noticeably better-attended in the first half of 2015 compared to previous periods. “This year, the auction rooms continued to be jam-packed, with some sessions seeing an overwhelming …

  • Mohed Altrad says he’s living proof that an Arab can make it in France. The Syrian-born French billionaire nicknamed the “king of scaffoldings,” was chosen “Entrepreneur of the Year” by EY, joining the league of Canadian Guy Laliberte, founder of Cirque du Soleil, India’s Narayana Murthy, who started Infosys Technologies, …

  • For rig builders, the current oil slump may be worse than the Global Financial Crisis

    The current oil rout may prove more painful for local offshore players compared to the bloodbath of the Global Financial Crisis. According to CIMB analysts Lim Siew Khee and Yeo Zhi Bin, the current oil slump bears more similarities with the GFC but recovery might be longer this time around. During GFC, big caps’ share …

  • These indebted REITs will suffer as MAS rolls out new leverage limits

    Some REITs will have to deleverage in order to meet the new leverage limit set out by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). A report by CIMB highlighted that with permissible leverage now capped at 40%, these REITs now have less debt headroom to finance their future inorganic growth. “We believe the biggest losers …

  • Are Singapore banks at risk from the Greek crisis?

    Greece’s unraveling debt crisis has grabbed global news headlines worldwide. If this situation snowballs, and it could, then investors should be fastening their seatbelts in the second half,” said Nicholas Teo of CMC Markets. “Barring contagion effects to non-European banks, we conclude that the 2015 version of the Greek …

  • Singapore CFOs much more jittery over Fed rate hike fears compared to regional peers: BofAML

    Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) in Singapore are substantially more anxious over U.S interest rate movements compared to regional peers, according to a survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The survey showed that 80% of Singapore CFOs cite U.S. interest rate movements as a key risk in the year ahead. To mitigate the …

  • Want higher returns without taking risks? Why not consider the co-operative that you belong to. When it comes to personal finance matters in Singapore, most of us turn to banks for help – unaware that co-operatives can provide aid as well. It is likely that we are ill-informed as to what these co-operatives have to The …

  • The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has mandated the use of pre-packed cement throughout HDB flats, but this recently enforced rule could raise the renovation cost for owners by thousands of dollars, reported The Straits Times. This requirement will affect all flat owners who signed renovation contracts since the first …

  • Tighten Up: New Security Measures For SingPass To Launch On 5 July

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  Just days after a phishing scam was found to be circulating via email, SingPass has announced measures to tighten up security by introducing improved features as part of the enhanced SingPass. This will be launched on 5 July, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore …

  • The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has launched a new initiative to transform more Singapore streets into public spaces. Under the 'Streets for People' programme, applicants who have local community support can suggest proposals for short-term or regular, temporary car-free zones within areas they reside or operate …

  • How does Singapore stack up against Hong Kong in terms of business competitiveness?

    Singapore is often pitted against Hong Kong when it comes to business competitiveness in the region. A report by Dezan Shira & Associates explored how both cities stacked up against each other, and discovered Hong Kong remains the best hub when it comes to doing business in mainland China but Singapore remains extremely …

  • Geo Energy Resources has entered into a contract to supply 1.5 million tonnes of coal to BTG Pactual Commodities (Singapore).

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