• Local inflation stuck in the red for sixth consecutive month in April

    Inflation came in at -0.5% last month. Singapore slipped into its sixth straight month of negative inflation in April. Data from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) showed that CPI-All Items inflation came in at -0.5% year-on-year in April, a sharper slip compared to …

  • A war veteran, assisted by a family member, is seen walking amongst the headstones at Kranji Commonwealth Cemetery in Singapore, in 2013

    Australian soldiers killed in the Vietnam war and buried in Malaysia and Singapore will be brought home with full military honours if their families agree, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Monday. Twenty-four soldiers who died in the conflict lie in Malaysia's Terendak Cemetery, which sits inside a large, operational …

  • The Housing and Development Board (HDB) is inviting residents of Toa Payoh, Woodlands and Pasir Ris to share their views on the Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) programme.

  • Here Is Why People Think The Apple Watch Is Coming To Singapore In June

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  Apple is gearing up to announce the second wave of countries to gain access to the Apple Watch in late June…and this time, odds are high that Singapore will make the ‘nice’ rather than ‘naughty’ list. While Apple has kept mum on the countries in which it plans to The post …

  • Richard Jerram, chief economist at Bank of Singapore, talks about Japan, China and the U.S. He speaks with Rishaad Salamat on Bloomberg Television's "Trending Business." (Source: Bloomberg) More ...

  • Success never smelt so sweet PropertyGuru.com.sg

    Dato David Cheangs meteoric rise to founder and chief executive officer of Singapore developer DC13 Development, having started as a part-time property agent and being bankrupt in his late 20s, is proof that anyone can overcome adversity as long as they have the determination to succeed. In the year 2000, I started (my) …

  • The ringgit halted a two-day gain after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. is on course to raise interest rates this year, in contrast to Malaysia where borrowing costs will likely stay on hold. The ringgit dropped 0.5 percent to 3.6037 a dollar as of 9:57 a.m. in Kuala Lumpur, after climbing 0.9 percent …

  • Gold fell, extending the biggest weekly loss since April, as prospects for the first U.S. interest rate rise since 2006 helped to push the dollar to a one-month high. Bullion for immediate delivery lost as much as 0.2 percent to $1,203.26 an ounce and traded at $1,203.30 at 8:33 a.m. in Singapore, Bloomberg generic pricing …

  • Daily Briefing: Australia's SG50 gift to Singapore; Cracks appear in Punggol flats

    And where were buyers searching this week? As you may have heard by now, Australia announced on Wednesday its elaborate list of gifts to Singapore as we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year. View more ...

  • 3 Things That You Haven’t Realised Are Screwing You Over Financially

    Singapore is a small country, and people tend to underestimate the impact of a long commute to work. If your commute is 1.5 hours one way (ask SBS if you’re wondering how that is possible in a country as small as Singapore), that means you spend 3 hours on public transport.

  • 4 Things Singaporeans Think are Essential But are Really Not

    From the looks of it, Singaporeans have so many necessities that many lower income families don’t have anything left over to satisfy their wants. According to a recent report, the average 4-person household in Singapore spends $1,250 a month on bare essentials including food, clothing and shelter. Most people don’t realise …

  • Thailand has always been a popular tourist destination, but many foreigners have gone one step further and chosen to make it their home. Recognising the widespread interest in Thai property, PropertyGuru is once again holding its Thailand Property Show. Already, property buyers and investors have been streaming into the …

  • As part of plans to keep our readers better informed of whats hot in the housing market, we provide an update of the most searched properties for sale from the PropertyGuru website this past week, as well as popular buying locations in Singapore.

  • Should I Take a Postgraduate Degree in Singapore?

    Are you stuck with a job that you feel offers little upside in life? Or perhaps, getting to work each day is already a dread by itself? One idea that you may be toying around with is the possibility of switching your work environment – permanently – by learning something entirely different in your Masters.

  • Eye on Jurong: Westward bound PropertyGuru.com.sg

    A highly industrialised estate set to play a key role in the upcoming Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high speed rail project, Jurong has come a long way from its colonial-era days. The name Jurong is synonymous with industrial operations amid the wonders of nature, embodying Singapores reputation as a Garden City that boasts modern …

  • Saxo Bank A/S, a Danish broker bank stung by losses on Switzerland’s surprise revaluation of the Swiss franc, sued 12 currency-trading clients in Singapore in the latest lawsuits stemming from January’s exchange-rate turmoil. The customers are liable for their losing trades, Saxo’s Singapore unit said in lawsuits last …

  • Singapore’s Gushcloud gets acquired. Is it really a win for the company?

    Acquisitions are not always what they appear to be. We look at the facts behind the Gushcloud buyout and analyze what this is all about.

  • Japan and the United States were the biggest standouts earlier this year when Beijing began courting members for the AIIB

    The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will be operational by the end of this year, prospective founding members said Friday after a three-day meeting in Singapore to discuss policies. The chief negotiators' meeting involving the AIIB's 57 prospective members "concluded discussions and finalised the …

  • Transport operators' earnings to get a lift as GCM picks up speed

    Bus operations will be profitable as assets get divested. Transport operators’ earnings will get a boost after as the Government Contracting Model (GCM) picks up speed. According to OCBC, the transition to the new bus GCM in Singapore will see the purchase of the existing buses by LTA from ComfortDelGro and SMRT before …

  • Asian currencies headed for a weekly loss, led by the Singapore dollar and Malaysia’s ringgit, as the U.S. dollar climbed amid speculation the Federal Reserve is on track to raise interest rates this year. ...

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