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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 18:30

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More than 20 sectors in Singapore will each get bespoke plans tailored to their specific needs to help them raise productivity, invest in skills, drive innovation and promote internationalisation.

Industry transformation maps to be set up for over 20 economic sectors in Singapore

More than 20 sectors in Singapore will each get bespoke plans tailored to their specific needs to help them raise productivity, invest in skills, drive innovation and promote internationalisation.


Halcyon, Sinochem to merge natural rubber businesses

Mainboard-listed Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited said on Monday it will acquire Shanghai-listed Sinochem International's natural rubber business, including its 51 per cent majority stake in Singapore-listed GMG Global Ltd, trading business, and China and Malaysia processing factories.

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Robo-advisory support for banks in the works in Singapore

Singapore may soon see robo-advisory services that are likely to support existing financial advisers, a senior executive at Monetary Authority of Singapore said on Monday.


Resale prices of completed private homes in Singapore up 0.4% in February

Resale prices of completed condominium units and apartments in Singapore rose 0.4 per cent in February, compared to the previous month.


Singapore employees feel pressure of tech adoption in workplace: Randstad

Singapore employees are feeling the pressure of technological adoption in the workplace, going by the latest quarterly report by recruitment services firm Randstad.


OCBC to give S$500 top-up to non-execs for SkillsFuture credit

OCBC Bank will give each of its permanent non-executive employees a S$500 cash top-up to be used for SkillsFuture Credit eligible courses.


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Singapore shares close lower in low volume

Bereft of direction because Hong Kong was closed for Easter Monday, the Straits Times Index kicked off the week by drifting to a 17.1 points loss at 2,830.29, leaving traders to punt the second line to try and make money. Volume dwindled to 2.5 billion units worth S$773.4 million, down sharply from Thursday's S$1.2 billion and excluding warrants there were 182 rises versus 195 falls.

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