• Singapore's industrial production jumped 12.1% in March

    It beat market's forecast. According to UOB Economic-Treasury Research, Singapore’s industrial production (IP) grew 12.1% y/y (6.1% m/m SA) in March, surprising consensus estimates of a smaller 6.4% y/y ...

  • In the first three months of 2014, HDB dwellers bought a total of 892 non-landed private homes, of which 51 percent or 453 units consisted of smaller units of up to 800 sq ft, revealed DTZ's analysis of caveats and reported in the media. DTZ noted that the ratio of private home purchases of up to 800 sq ft increased possibly …

  • This marks three consecutive quarters of price decreases from 2013 (the index dipped 0.9 percent in Q3 2013 and 1.5 percent in Q4 2013). At the same time, resale transactions dropped by five percent from 4,001 cases in Q4 2013 to 3,781 cases in the first three months of this year. According to PropNex Realty, this is …

  • India’s one-year interest-rate swaps headed for their first weekly advance in three on concern a slide in the nation’s currency will stoke inflation. One-year interest-rate swaps, derivative contracts used to guard against swings in funding costs, rose two basis points, or 0.02 percentage point, this week and one basis …

  • Deputy Prime Minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan said April 22 the economy could contract this year if a political crisis that started at the end of October persists late into 2014. “With debate around a rate cut expected to stay, an economic recovery not in sight and valuations in both bonds and swap rates attractive, …

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are urging the Singapore government to introduce a fair tenancy legislation, said the Singapore Business Federation (SBF). Singapore may wish to explore similar legislation or a fair consideration lease framework," said Victor Tay, chief operating officer of SBF. At the SBF forum …

  • I rode the Electric Kickscooter from Choa Chu Kang to Holland Village. Here’s what I found.

    Alternative urban mobility is a quickly growing market, and there’s a good reason why it’s still growing. According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), about 120,000 people are added to Asia’s urban population — every single day. As our cities experience inward migration of people from all over the world, coupled with …

  • Did you know? In the Philippines, People Pay More for Slower Internet

    Southeast Asia is a very interesting region. It is home to the world’s selfiest cities, most expensive city to live in, and even the most instagrammed building in the world. It is also home to countries with the fastest and slowest Internet connectivity. In a recent study by ASEAN DNA on Internet speed in Southeast Asia, …

  • Indonesia ’s rupiah headed for its biggest weekly drop since November as investors wait for more clues about the shape of the next government amid concern the current-account deficit will widen. Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo, the presidential frontrunner known locally as Jokowi, said yesterday he had narrowed his choice …

  • 1 out of 2 Singaporeans won't stop working after reaching retirement

    According to a JobStreet.com survey, Singaporeans want to keep working even after reaching retirement age With the increase in life expectancy in Singapore, senior workers are considering to postpone their retirement beyond the country’s statutory minimum retirement age of 62 years old. 

  • Malaysia’s ringgit headed for its biggest weekly loss since January as tensions in Ukraine and a slowdown in China’s manufacturing reduced demand for emerging-market currencies. A Purchasing Managers’ Index of China’s factory output contracted for a fourth month in April, a preliminary reading from HSBC Holdings Plc and …

  • LINE Singapore Pop-Up Store is postponed until further notice

    We are pretty big fans of messaging app LINE as we have probably mentioned this a couple of times here at Vulcan Post. To celebrate LINE’s recent achievement of 400 million global users and as part of their commitment to growing the Singapore market, LINE mentioned that it be holding their first Pop-up store in Singapore …

  • Wheat climbed for a fourth day on speculation that escalating tension between Russia and Ukraine may disrupt supplies from the Black Sea region and boost demand for the U.S. grain. The contract for July delivery rose as much as 0.7 percent to $7.01 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade, and was at $6.9825 by 10:23 a.m. …

  • Looming supply to add more pressure on HDB resale prices

    According to PropNex, over the next three years, 80,000 new BTO flats will be completed and keys handed over to buyers. And according to Minister Khaw, 18,000 households in the next 3 years will be moving to a BTO flat, thus they are required to sell off their existing flat within the 6 months. With the forthcoming supply …

  • Daily Briefing: Former PM Lee Kuan Yew's latest photo sparks concern; Developers may be eyeing privatisation

    And rare shops in Orchard, Marine Parade for sale. Photo of a very thin Lee Kuan Yew sparks concern. Know more here. Some publicly-listed developers may consider going private due to stocks trading at ...

  • If you’re job hunting in Hong Kong or Singapore right now, Societe Generale should be on your radar across a number of banking functions – from fixed income to trade finance. […] The post Behold the European ...

  • Billionaire hedge-fund managerJohn Paulson said today that Puerto Rico ’s economy is at the beginning of a turnaround and predicted the island will become the Singapore of the Caribbean. Paulson, speaking at the 2014 Puerto Rico Investment Summit in San Juan, a conference designed to promote the territory and attract investors, …

  • Stock exchange investigating SMRT trading activity and investors warned to be cautious.

  • The prospect of closer ties between two of the biggest exchange groups in the US and Asia has emerged after the chief executives of SGX, the Singapore exchange, and IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) both ...

  • Singapore-based advertising startup EatAds acquires stealth-mode startup Monitorly

    Singapore-based startup EatAds, a marketplace for the buying and selling of outdoor advertising space in Asia and Europe, has acquired a little-known Indian startup called Monitorly for an undisclosed ...

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