The big picture was one of a healthy labour market in full employment. Yet its underlying fragility became more apparent with each passing quarter as the economy grew weaker.
Rinse and repeat – that was pretty much how Singapore’s inflation picture looked this year, with its continuation of 2015’s sub-zero headline inflation rates.
MORE uncertainties in the economy and the labour market as well as the challenge from e-commerce have continued to dampen retail sales.
It has been a bleak year for industrial property landlords as rentals and prices continued to slide. But from the state landlord JTC’s standpoint, all is going according to plan. Lower occupancy...
There were almost 50 per cent more passenger car certificates of entitlement or COEs in 2016, but demand kept COE premiums firm.
Asia Pacific carriers are expected to generate US$6.3 billion in profits next year, down from US$7.3 billion this year, with profitability varying from market to market.
The Baltic Dry Index’s rebound to an almost two-year high of 1,257 points in November from an all-time low of 290 in February has lifted market expectations that the worst may be over for the dry...
Despite headwinds, Singapore's tourism industry has done better than anticipated so far this year, with visitor arrivals up some 9 per cent year on year for the period spanning January to...
The SGD bond market had its slowest year since the decade began with S$19.28 billion worth of deals as investors’ appetite was reined in by a slew of defaults from the oil and gas sector and volatile...
Prices for gold fell to the lowest in 10 months after the US Federal Reserve surprised the market with an outlook of three rate hikes in 2017, up from two previously.
It's been a challenging year for the local stock market as it struggled with a slowing domestic economy, low liquidity and external volatility brought on by weak oil, Brexit and the US elections.
A mild volume recovery in both the primary and secondary markets in recent quarters is expected to continue into 2017.
IF the ringgit was pounded in 2015 by an oil slump, US dollar rally and a still unfolding mammoth financial scandal, then 2016 was less kind to the currency of the net oil exporter for all the same...
Crude futures on Monday jumped to their highest since July 2015 after 11 non-Opec countries agreed to join the cartel in the first global oil production cut deal in 15 years involving 60 per cent of...