Thursday, 18 September, 2014


Singapore household incomes up across the board: Department of Statistics

THE average monthly household income in Singapore has gone up across the board, a new government survey has found.



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YET another tool to track progress in efforts to foster creativity and innovation in Asian economies was unveiled last week, adding to a host of country-ranking studies that should serve to spur policy analyses and reviews.


[SINGAPORE] Singapore Exchange (SGX) has unveiled its most detailed proposals yet on setting a minimum share price for the mainboard and on creating industry-led enforcement committees.



DEAL-making activity in Singapore moderated in the third quarter from the relentless pace seen in the first two quarters of the year.


A YEAR after McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT) announced that it would establish its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore, the company has geared up to build on its strength in telemetry with the aim of applying this to a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, logistics and transportation. 

Singapore Markets

BY the time Asian markets start trading on Thursday, Western markets would already know whether the US Federal Reserve dropped "for a considerable time" from its release after the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Wednesday.


FOR a counter that trades at 12 times 2015 earnings and boasts, at least for its current financial year, a dividend yield of over 6 per cent, YTL Power, at its current price of RM1.57 a share, would seem undervalued.


[SHANGHAI] A reported US$81 billion injection into China's major banks is the first of a series of expected stimulus measures by Beijing to boost the world's second largest economy, analysts said on Wednesday.


[AHMEDABAD] India's new prime minister was set to spend his 64th birthday on Wednesday at a private dinner with Xi Jinping here in his home state of Gujarat, as the Chinese president began a visit that will set the tone for future relations between Asia's rival superpowers.


THE new China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), expected to be headquartered in Hong Kong, could be launched as early as next month, disclosed an official of the Chinese embassy in Tokyo at a meeting in the Japanese capital on Wednesday.

Transport Hub

[SINGAPORE] Qantas and SriLankan Airlines have inked a new codeshare agreement that will leverage on Singapore as a hub, as the two carriers codeshare on flights between Sri Lanka and Australia via Changi Airport.

Editorial & Opinion

THE Sept 4 announcement by European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi has been greeted with enthusiasm by the markets and the media.



THIS may sound a little weird, but have you ever been to a restaurant and felt like slapping the menu?

Home & Garden

NEW happenings are abuzzing at The Grandstand. The former Turf City is known among foodies for its dining options that include Pasarbella and TungLok Xihe Peking Duck Restaurant, while parents know it as the place to keep their little ones busy over the weekend.


LONG part of Asian beauty and culinary traditions, coconut oil has in recent years become a health food fad, attracting new age-y celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Shailene Woodley as fans.



A LITTLE over four months after it announced a market- surprising deal to acquire Motorola Solutions' enterprise business for US$3.45 billion, Zebra Technologies is well...

Young Investor

LAST week, we began analysing the Q3 2013 income statement of sports shoes and casual wear retailer Eratat Lifestyle.

Dining Out

THIS may sound a little weird, but have you ever been to a restaurant and felt like slapping the menu?

Executive Money

SOUTH-EAST Asia's 100 largest publicly traded companies are becoming more vulnerable to default as their debt surges and profitability weakens.


[LOS ANGELES] Rick Caruso, a Los Angeles shopping-mall developer, plans to spend about US$185 million to rebuild a Southern California seaside hotel with a troubled past...

Raffles Conversation

GOOGLE the name Selina Chow, and you'll find a personal website littered with her career milestones and educational achievements. But interspersed amid the biodata are...


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