Tuesday, 22 July, 2014

 

HDB to allow sellers to extend stay in resale flats

FLAT sellers will, with effect from Tuesday, be able to negotiate with buyers for a temporary extension of stay in their flats sold by up to three months.



 

 

BT’s Daily 3 - Full Stories

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[SINGAPORE] Dragged down by lower volumes from China, visitor...
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[SINGAPORE] The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) yesterday...
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[SINGAPORE] With a sudden escalation of geopolitical risks last week...

EDITORIAL & OPINION

Opinion

FORMER US secretary of state Hillary Clinton's memoir of her time at the State Department, Hard Choices, which was launched with a blizzard of publicity and a book-signing tour last month, was supposed to be a rehearsal of sorts for her all-but-inevitable 2016 race for the presidency.

 
 
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[SINGAPORE] The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) yesterday proposed a set of regulations to boost investor protection, with new rules for investments linked to land banks, gold and other physical assets - following several scams that have left retail investors high and dry.

 

Companies

ASCOTT Reit's distribution per unit (DPU) fell 11 per cent to 2.19 Singapore cents for its second quarter ended June 30, due to a dilution following a one-for-five rights issue last December.

Singapore

OCBC Bank is on the hunt for a new event organiser to run its annual OCBC Cycle event in Singapore and Malaysia.

Singapore Markets

ANGUISH and anger mounted over the tragic downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine's troubled airspace and the crisis in Gaza persisted. But they left little impact on the Singapore stock market yesterday.

Malaysia

KL SOUTH, or, more specifically, the Kajang-Semenyih area, is shaping up as Greater Kuala Lumpur's new growth area and a property hotspot. Its relatively cheap real estate and up-and-coming infrastructure, including an MRT line, have attracted builders to the area.

Indonesia

[JAKARTA] Indonesian lawmakers are considering a Bill that will force foreign banks to sell down majority stakes in local lenders, which, if approved, would drive away the foreign capital needed to further develop the country's financial services sector.

China

[SHANGHAI] US fast food chains McDonald's Corp and KFC-parent Yum Brands Inc yesterday apologised to Chinese consumers and said they will stop using a Shanghai meat supplier after Chinese regulators shut the firm down over food safety concerns.

India

[MUMBAI] Confidence in Indian banks is rising the most in Asia as Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave lenders more leeway to raise funds in bond and stock markets.

World

[NEW YORK] Dark pools and high-frequency traders, two elements of the electronic US stock market whose rise has been decried in books and Congress, are finding little support among financial professionals.

Focus

LOI Pok Yen has been obsessed with boxes of late. Not the containers that his logistics group ships to ports in over 50 countries around the world, or the ones that he stores for customers in the company's warehouses. 

Transport Hub

[PARIS] The head of one of the world's largest airlines has called for an international meeting of carriers to agree on a response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner, including a potential rethink of the threats posed by regional conflicts.

Editorial & Opinion

FORMER US secretary of state Hillary Clinton's memoir of her time at the State Department, Hard Choices, which was launched with a blizzard of publicity and a book-signing tour last month, was supposed to be a rehearsal of sorts for her all-but-inevitable 2016 race for the presidency.

 

Dining

THAI food is a little bit like its politics. You have a cacophony of different flavours - sweet, sour, salty, spicy - exploding in your mouth, each wanting to dominate the other until they realise that harmony and balance are the key to tasting really delicious.

Wellness

FORGET the five-minute face. Recent research by US morning TV programme The Today Show and mass media corporation AOL found that the average woman spends 55 minutes on her appearance every day - or two weeks in a year.

Home & Garden

ANYONE would be excited about getting the keys to a new home and moving in, but British expatriate Millie Heath was more wary than anything else.

 
 

BizIT

RECENT data from a number of research agencies show that cloud computing has become an integral part of the IT roadmap across almost all industry verticals. 

Executive Money

IN 2013, the Buffalo Emerging Opportunities fund returned a stunning 61.7 per cent. Lipper, which tracks mutual funds, named it the best small-capitalisation growth fund...

ISCA

THERE has been a growing mistrust in institutions of all kinds since the great financial crisis exposed illegal and unethical behaviour across the financial sector. The...

Property

[SYDNEY] Australia is enjoying a long-desired housing renaissance as a record amount of new building gets under way, and a shift in fashion toward high-rise living...

Raffles Conversation

CHALY Mah, chairman of the Singapore Land Authority, likes to tell this story about what used to happen whenever the land agency got calls from the public about fallen...

 

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