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Energy & Commodities

Falling value and output raise questions about S'pore chemicals hub

THERE has been a flurry of openings, ground-breakings and investment announcements on Jurong Island this year, but the latest available numbers tell a less bullish story of Singapore's chemicals cluster...

Banking & Finance

[SHANGHAI] China's benchmark money rate fell 48 basis points to 3.18 per cent on Monday, after the central bank unexpectedly cut benchmark lending rates by 40 basis points on Friday...


[HONG KONG] Foreign buyers quickly snapped up nearly a fifth of their daily 13 billion yuan (US$2.12 billion) quota of Shanghai stocks on Monday in the first hour of trade as demand for mainland shares rebounded after China cut unexpectedly interest...

Government & Economy

[TOKYO] Japanese voters, puzzled as to why Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is calling an election now and unimpressed by opposition alternatives, may shun a Dec 14 election in record numbers.


STOCKS to watch on Monday include Technics Oil & Gas, Pacific Andes Resources Development (PARD) and Golden Ocean Group, which both released their latest financial results.

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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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