Wednesday, 3 September, 2014

 

 

China Aug official services PMI at 54.4 vs 54.2 in July

[BEIJING] Activity in China's services sector recovered slightly in August, with the official purchasing managers' index (PMI) for the industry rising to 54.4 from a six-month low of 54.2 in July, a government survey showed on Wednesday.



 

 

BT’s Daily 3 - Full Stories

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[SINGAPORE] Developers' profit margins for new condominium launches...
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[SINGAPORE] Forward- looking even as it stays rooted in traditional...
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[SINGAPORE] Contrary to earlier expectations, a sustainable recovery...

EDITORIAL & OPINION

Opinion

MUCH is being said about the Central Provident Fund (CPF) and the larger issue of social security in Singapore, and everyone seems to have an opinion.

 
 
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[SINGAPORE] Developers' profit margins for new condominium launches have halved from a year ago, a focused study by Knight Frank suggests.

 

Companies

POSTAGE rates will go up from Oct 1, creating additional revenue for Singapore Post (SingPost) as the national postal service provider grapples with a challenging operating environment and higher costs.

Singapore

KEPPEL Land is expected to begin sales of its Highline Residences condo, diagonally opposite Tiong Bahru MRT Station and Tiong Bahru Plaza mall, on Sept 13.

Singapore Markets

GAINS in the banks, SingTel and some Jardine stocks helped the Straits Times Index bounce 14.17 points to 3,328.30 on Tuesday, though the almost even advance-decline score of 222 to 220 and the weak volume done of 1.6 billion units worth S$892 million probably gave a better indication of how trading actually was - listless and uninspiring.

Malaysia

THAT they were truly talented was undeniable. That they played with a maturity and composure beyond their teenage years impressed, as did their pleasure in performing before an appreciative audience.

Indonesia

[JAKARTA] Strong demand from Islamic banks helped Indonesia sell the most sovereign rupiah sukuk in more than a year last week, suggesting lenders have enough cash to drive a recovery from the slowest industry growth in a decade.

China

[HONG KONG] A leader of the pro-democracy group that threatened to occupy Hong Kong's financial district said its strategy to win concessions from China on election reform had failed and that support for the sit-in was waning.

India

[NEW DELHI] India's current-account deficit widened to a one-year high after policy makers eased some restrictions on gold imports, while staying below the level the central bank considers sustainable.

World

[FRANKFURT] The European Central Bank (ECB) is gearing up to buy "simple, transparent and real" asset-backed debt. The success of its bid to breathe life into the market will depend on how regulators from Basel to Brussels define those terms.

Transport Hub

IT is always a good idea to be a bit sceptical about reports that make partly subjective judgements on big issues - especially when they are flattering.

Editorial & Opinion

MUCH is being said about the Central Provident Fund (CPF) and the larger issue of social security in Singapore, and everyone seems to have an opinion.

 

Dining

IF life were a perennial birthday party, it might look like Match. There's a celebratory air about the place - a sheen of manufactured happiness that coats this glitzy new eatery, looking a bit like a steakhouse which just swallowed a disco ball.

Home & Garden

ERIC Cheng, group CEO of property firm ECG Holdings, has built over 75 homes in Singapore in the last three years, so when it comes to his own home, he knows exactly what he wants.

Sport

AFTER four rounds of this year's BT Corporate Golf League, twice-defending champions Team SunMoon have opened up an almost insurmountable lead of 17 points over second-placed Team Emerio and SPH Sultans of Swing.

 
 

BizIT

WITHIN business analytics, a new and fast- growing area of specialisation is what is known as "message intelligence". This focuses on the valuable information that...

Dining Out

IF life were a perennial birthday party, it might look like Match. There's a celebratory air about the place - a sheen of manufactured happiness that coats this glitzy...

Executive Money

THE faltering emerging-market currency rally is stronger than ever in Asia.

Property

[SYDNEY] European Central Bank president Mario Draghi's shift towards quantitative easing is reverberating 17,000 kilometres away in lower Australian mortgage rates.

Raffles Conversation

IN one corner of the spacious office on the 16th floor of the SapuraKenchana building near the government offices off Jalan Duta in Kuala Lumpur is a glass topped table...

 

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