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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 18:30

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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.

Singapore inflation down further to -0.8% in Feb, but core inflation rises to 0.5%

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.


COE premiums mostly down in March's second bidding exercise

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.

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Business sentiments in Singapore and Asia improve for Q1

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.


New ABN Amro 10-year SGD bond issue gets strong demand

ABN Amro Bank sold on Wednesday a new 10-year Singapore dollar (SGD) bond issue which is said to have received strong demand.


Singapore Reits set to consolidate, says Cambridge Industrial Trust CEO

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).


Cost of living, healthcare and ageing parents top financial concerns: AIA

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.


Lee Kuan Yew left nothing to chance when governing Singapore: PM Lee

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.


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Singapore shares close mixed in low volume

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.

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