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Daily Debrief: What Happened Today
Singapore's headline inflation eased in February to -0.8 per cent from January's -0.6 per cent, due to steeper declines in accommodation and private road transport costs.
The COE premium for cars up to 1,600 cc edged up from S$45,000 to S$45,504 while that for cars above 1,600 cc (category B) slid from S$47,604 to S$46,502.
Business sentiments in Singapore turned neutral for the first quarter of 2016 after two "deeply-pessimistic quarters" on better-than-expected fourth-quarter growth figures and expectations that trade could grow at slower pace than estimated, based on a recent survey.
ABN Amro Bank sold on Wednesday a new 10-year Singapore dollar (SGD) bond issue which is said to have received strong demand.
Singapore's real estate investment trust (Reit) market is set to consolidate as smaller vehicles merge to cope with rising regulatory costs, according to Cambridge Industrial Trust (CIT).
The top three financial concerns among Singaporeans are the increasing costs of living and healthcare as well as the financial strain of caring for their ageing parents, according to AIA.
Three generations of younger ministers in Singapore benefited from the late Lee Kuan Yew's experience and insights, his views and concerns, and his thoughts for the country's future.
The STI Today
Wednesday's trading session at Singapore Exchange (SGX) was one of the quietest in recent weeks, with the Straits Times Index (STI) drifting within a narrow range before ending a net 1.33 points higher at 2,881.98 in low volume of 1.3 billion units worth S$977.7 million.