• Hotel occupancy rate in Singapore remains flat at 82.1% in 9M2017
    Singapore Business Review10 hours ago

    Hotel occupancy rate in Singapore remains flat at 82.1% in 9M2017

    It posted a marginal decrease of 0.3 percentage points last year. Hotel occupancy rate in Singapore stabilized at 82.1% in the first nine months of 2017 after posting a marginal decrease from last year’s ...

  • Air passenger load in Singapore up 5.7% in first eight months of 2017
    Singapore Business Review11 hours ago

    Air passenger load in Singapore up 5.7% in first eight months of 2017

    Singapore remains one of the world’s busiest airports. Singapore’s total air passenger load as handled by Changi airport increased 5.7% YoY to 41 million passengers in the eight months to August 2017, ...

  • Singapore NODX rebounded 20.9% in October
    Singapore Business Review12 hours ago

    Singapore NODX rebounded 20.9% in October

    The strong growth easily smashed industry expectations. Singapore non-oil domestic exports (NODX) beat industry forecasts as it increased 20.9% YoY in October thanks to robust global demand in electronic ...

  • Hotel occupancy rate in Singapore remains flat at 82.1% in 9M2017
    Singapore Business Review12 hours ago

    Hotel occupancy rate in Singapore remains flat at 82.1% in 9M2017

    It posted a marginal decrease of 0.3 percentage points last year. Hotel occupancy rate in Singapore stabilized at 82.1% in the first nine months of 2017 after posting a marginal decrease from last year’s ...

  • Vulcan Post13 hours ago

    The Curious Case Of PAP Ministers Showing Up After NTUC’s Ordinary Delegates Conference

    The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) held their  at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday (15 Nov), where union leaders voted decisively at nearly 97% in support of constitutional changes to expand its network to help more working people. (While this article isn’t about what was

  • Reuters14 hours ago

    SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia sets record; S'pore, Philippines buoyant

    By Karthika Suresh Namboothiri Nov 17 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets soared on Friday, with Indonesia setting a record a day after its central bank held key policy rate unchanged, while ...

  • Vulcan Post14 hours ago

    Not Just A Supermarket – NTUC Wants To Be Relevant And Representative Of Workers Like You And I

    Mention ‘NTUC’, and most people will think of the FairPrice supermarket chain. So it might surprise some to know that NTUC is quite a behemoth of an organisation, and it’s not just referring to the number of supermarkets they have. Just look at the crowd at its Ordinary Delegates Conference (ODC) that

  • Singapore suspends trade relations with North Korea
    Singapore Business Review16 hours ago

    Singapore suspends trade relations with North Korea

    The suspension took effect on November 8. Singapore has suspended trade relations with North Korea amidst toughening United Nations sanctions over its nuclear weapons programme. Singapore is North Korea’s ...

  • Everything you need to know about the latest BTO launches
    EdgeProp17 hours ago

    Everything you need to know about the latest BTO launches

    The final batch of Build-To-Order (BTO) flats for 2017 has been launched, and are spread across five projects in both non-mature and mature towns. The 4,829 BTO flats launched in November offer a mix of different sized units to cater to family of all sizes. To be completed between 2Q2021 and 2Q2022,

  • Singapore inks first nationwide collaboration between financial industry and universities
    Singapore Business Review17 hours ago

    Singapore inks first nationwide collaboration between financial industry and universities

    The partnership aims to align ICT university skills with industry requirements. Representatives across sectors sealed a joint memorandum of intent for the TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) FinTech Collective ...

  • Chart of the Week: Singapore banks' NIMs improve modestly
    Singapore Business Review18 hours ago

    Chart of the Week: Singapore banks' NIMs improve modestly

    According to Moody's, OCBC and UOB reported stronger pre-provision and bottom-line profitability for the first nine months of 2017, while DBS's financial results were dampened by its accelerated recognition of NPLs and resultant large specific provisions. The three Singapore banks' NIMs

  • Daily Briefing: OCBC, Sembcorp Marine buy back their shares; Singapore's rail woes unlikely to throw off expats
    Singapore Business Review18 hours ago

    Daily Briefing: OCBC, Sembcorp Marine buy back their shares; Singapore's rail woes unlikely to throw off expats

    Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC), the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets recently repurchased 400,000 shares at a price range between $11.70 and $11.74 apiece. Shares of OCBC closed at $11.55 yesterday, giving a price-to-book ratio of 1.3 and a dividend yield

  • Singapore, Philippines enter into fintech collaboration deal
    Singapore Business Review20 hours ago

    Singapore, Philippines enter into fintech collaboration deal

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) signed a FinTech Cooperation Agreement (CA) at the sidelines of Singapore’s Fintech Festival currently being held on November 13 to 17. With the cooperation agreement, relevant authorities will be able to share information

  • AFPyesterday

    Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea

    Singapore has suspended trade ties with North Korea in the latest move by a country to implement UN sanctions to curb Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme, a customs document showed Thursday. A circular ...

  • AFP Newsyesterday

    Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea

    Singapore has suspended trade ties with North Korea in the latest move by a country to implement UN sanctions to curb Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme, a customs document showed Thursday. A circular by Singapore Customs on its website banned "all commercially traded goods... from or to

  • Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea
    AFP Newsyesterday

    Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea

    Singapore has suspended trade ties with North Korea in the latest move by a country to implement UN sanctions to curb Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme, a customs document showed Thursday. A circular by Singapore Customs on its website banned "all commercially traded goods... from or to

  • AFP Newsyesterday

    Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea

    Singapore has suspended trade ties with North Korea in the latest move by a country to implement UN sanctions to curb Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme, a customs document showed Thursday. A circular by Singapore Customs on its website banned "all commercially traded goods... from or to

  • Singapore home to two in five ASEAN fintech startups
    Singapore Business Reviewyesterday

    Singapore home to two in five ASEAN fintech startups

    Two in five or 39% of ASEAN fintechs have picked Singapore as their home base, UOB said. According to their State of FinTech in ASEAN report, Singapore’s developed financial infrastructure and supportive regulatory policies have positioned the country well to compete with other hubs, such as Hong Kong

  • House Tour: Patrick and Cindy's Luxe Contemporary Black and White Home
    EdgePropyesterday

    House Tour: Patrick and Cindy's Luxe Contemporary Black and White Home

    Married couple Patrick and Cindy used to live in a house replete with wooden furnishings, so they wanted their new home, a 1367-sq.-ft. 4-room private condominium unit in Sengkang Central, to look contemporary. "The design follows the black and white colour scheme," says Shawn, referring to

  • DollarsAndSense.sg2 days ago

    Complete Guide To Government Healthcare Schemes For Singapore Seniors

    Unexpected healthcare expenses can wipe out one's retirement savings. Here are the government schemes available to help ease the financial burden of Singapore seniors. The post Complete Guide To Government Healthcare Schemes For Singapore Seniors appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.

  • Vulcan Post2 days ago

    Balling On A Budget? This S’pore Startup Lets You Rent Unlimited Designer Clothes For $129/Month

    When getting ready to head out to work every morning, I catch myself staring into my wardrobe for a  very  long time. Although I admit that I have a bursting wardrobe with hundreds of clothes, I still   have a tough time settling on an outfit everyday (and it doesn't help that I hate repeating my

  • Singapore, Poland ink fintech collaboration deal
    Singapore Business Review2 days ago

    Singapore, Poland ink fintech collaboration deal

    It will allow cross-border referrals between the countries' fintech companies. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) signed a fintech cooperation ...

  • Residential sales in Singapore rise almost seven-fold in 9M2017
    Singapore Business Review2 days ago

    Residential sales in Singapore rise almost seven-fold in 9M2017

    This accounts for 37% of the country’s total investment volumes. Acquisitions of residential buildings in Singapore rose almost seven fold to $4.6b in the first nine months of 2017, according to the Asia ...

  • Singapore's wealth per adult is the ninth highest globally
    Singapore Business Review2 days ago

    Singapore's wealth per adult is the ninth highest globally

    It surpassed Hong Kong, which ranked ahead in 2000. Singapore is the top ninth in the world in terms of household wealth per adult, as average wealth rose from US$115,560 in 2000 to US$268,800, Credit Suisse Research revealed. According to its Institute Global Wealth Report, the rise was mostly caused

  • Singapore train collision leaves 28 injured
    AFP News2 days ago

    Singapore train collision leaves 28 injured

    At least 28 people were injured in a train collision in Singapore on Wednesday, officials said, the latest incident to hit the troubled metro system. The injured passengers were taken to hospital with most sustaining minor injuries, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force. Transport officials said a