• Commercial real estate deals in Singapore crashed 42% to $1.2b

    According to JLL, following a record year in 2013, transaction volumes in Asia Pacific’s commercial real estate markets slowed to US$23.1 billion in the first quarter of 2014, down 15 percent year-on-year. Attributing the slowdown to government cooling measures and various seasonal factors, JLL maintains its forecast that …

  • SingTel lets you transfer your prepaid credit to Philippine mobile users

    SingTel, one of Singapore’s main telco, has just launched a new feature for all its prepaid subscribers. They can now share their existing or extra talk time credit with telco subscribers in Philippines. To do this, simply SMS to 70202.   This feature is of course limited to only 3 main telcos in Philippines, which are …

  • POSH will be the latest offshore counter to list on the SGX. Should you bid and get a slice of the action? Or should you hold your horses first and save that $2 admin fee?

  • Travelog is a beautiful app with avid travellers like yourself!

    If there’s one beautiful mobile app which caught our attention last weekend, that would be Travelog. The website description reads: Travelog recommends the best travel blogs, deals and reviews catered to you. Essentially, the mobile app allows you to discover places and inspirational moments from a community of travel lovers, …

  • Real estate salespersons can soon look forward to new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses focusing on overseas property. Speaking to PropertyGuru, SAEA Ltd (formerly known as Singapore Accredited Estate Agencies Ltd) CEO Dennis Tay revealed that SAEA and other industry bodies have submitted proposals to the …

  • OPP Live Asia on this week PropertyGuru.com.sg

    Property professionals from around the world will be in Singapore this week for the Asian edition of a popular property and real estate industry business-to-business event. OPP Live Asia, which will take place on Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24 at Marina Bay Sands, offers more than 25 seminars that will enable …

  • Why DBS is becoming a hot industry topic lately

    Clue: acquisition and China slowdown. According to OCBC, recently, DBS has been in the news. First, there was the acquisition of the Asian private banking business of Societe General in Singapore and Hong ...

  • Fewer consumers in Singapore took up new credit cards last year as compared to the year before, reversing the growth trend seen from 2010 to 2012, said the Credit Bureau of Singapore (CBS). In a statement ...

  • There has been a lot of talk about the property market in recent years. Such talk soon entered the boardroom, dining tables and social networking sites. Some spoke about the property bubble in the US and how that market had crashed, and yet prices kept rising gradually in Singapore.

  • Nomura reported that according to the government‟s flash estimates, GDP growth slowed to 5.1% y-o-y in Q1 2014 from 5.5% in Q4 2013 (Consensus: 5.4%, Nomura: 4.0%).  GDP growth was supported by improvements in the manufacturing and construction sectors, which expanded by 8.0% y-o-y and 6.5% in Q1 from 7.0% and 4.8% in …

  • Gold retreated to the lowest level in more than two weeks as a technical indicator used by some traders and analysts signaled further declines. Bullion for immediate delivery fell as much as 1 percent to $1,282 an ounce, the lowest price since April 3, and was at $1,287.51 at 10:35 a.m. in Singapore , according to Bloomberg …

  • China set the weakest yuan reference rate in seven months after data indicated a pickup in capital inflows. The People’s Bank of China reduced its reference rate by 0.01 percent to 6.1591 per dollar today, the lowest since Sept. 11. “When we strip out the trade balance and foreign direct investment flows, the residual …

  • Wheat for July delivery lost as much as 2.2 percent to $6.8375 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade, the lowest price for a most-active contract since April 15, and was at $6.87 by 10:46 a.m. in Singapore . Futures rose 4.6 percent last week, the first such advance this month and the most in five weeks, amid concern …

  • April 21 (Bloomberg) -- Lynette Leong, chief executive officer of CapitaCommercial Trust, the property trust of Southeast Asia's biggest developer, talks about its business outlook and Singapore's real ...

  • S’pore poly students, Carousell is bringing you a FREE ice cream day! But there’s a catch.

    Singapore Polytechnic students, fret not if you’ve missed Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day recently. Carousell, Singapore’s very own mobile marketplace app, is bringing Free Ice Cream Day to you instead. However, there is only enough ice cream for one school though. So, students must compete against the 4 other polytechnics …

  • According to DBS, of the eight hotels that are expected to be completed in 2014, more than half or c.1,600 rooms are in the mid-tier and upscale segment which are likely to cater to a good mix of corporate and leisure travellers. Noteworthy hotel chain openings located in the vicinity of the city centre include the Sofitel …

  • South Korea’s won, Asia’s best performer this month, traded within 0.6 percent of a 5 1/2-year high as Asian markets opened after the Easter weekend. Financial markets in Hong Kong, Singapore , India, Indonesia and the Philippines were shut April 18, and Hong Kong remains closed today. South Korea’s economy probably expanded …

  • The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose 0.1 percent to 139.26 as of 10:08 a.m. in Tokyo after falling as much as 0.1 percent. The data “is consistent with the authorities’ attempt to keep the yen weak and probably push it even weaker as we go through the rest of this year,” Steve Brice, Singapore-based chief investment strategist …

  • Daily Briefing: Key election issues in Singapore; Malaysia Airlines jet in emergency landing after tire burst

    And Singapore ‘closely monitors' respiratory coronavirus. A survey of key issues facing Singaporeans today reveals election issues. Know more here. A Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people aboard was ...

  • HAGL JSC, a real estate developer that’s transformed itself into Vietnam ’s biggest listed farmer by acreage, is expanding overseas plantations and adding corn as it plans to list the agricultural unit in Singapore next year. The company will harvest corn in Cambodia and Laos this year, adding to its sugar cane, palm oil …

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