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Singapore economy to grow by 3% in 2014; Q3 GDP up 2.8%: MTI

THE Singapore government now expects the economy to grow by 3 per cent this year - at the mid-point of its earlier official forecast of 2.5-3.5 per cent, which had been kept unchanged since August.

Government & Economy

THE Singapore government expects the economy to grow 2-4 per cent in 2015, as a pick-up in external demand benefits externally-oriented sector but labour constraints continue to weigh down the construction, retail and food services sectors.


CHINA'S unexpected interest rate cuts, its first in almost two years, provided the fuel for rallies in some Asian stock markets on Monday. But the bounce could be short-lived when the dust clears and investors are reminded the country's...

Government & Economy

THE Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Iras) now has more teeth to curb abuse of the Productivity and Innovation (PIC) scheme, after new laws were passed to introduce measures to clamp down on errant claims.

Government & Economy

SINGAPORE's headline inflation eased to 0.1 per cent in October from 0.6 per cent in September - its lowest since December 2009 - but that only tells one side of the story. At 1.7 per cent, core inflation (although less than September's 1.9 per...

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How private housing rents have moved

Shrinking housing budgets for expats and a supply glut of completed condo homes are key factors that have been weakening the rental market. BT compares how much rentals have fallen across various...

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