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Singapore and Australia have inked a landmark agreement to collaborate in areas such as economic integration, defence and promoting innovation as well as facilitating tourism, cultural exchanges and educational opportunities.

CWT shareholders considering exclusivity deal for potential sale to China's HNA

The controlling shareholders of CWT are mullling an exclusivity agreement to negotiate a sale of their stake in the logistics and commodities trading company to China's HNA Group, market sources told The Business Times.


Singapore, Australia sign landmark agreement to deepen ties in a number of areas

Singapore and Australia have inked a landmark agreement to collaborate in areas such as economic integration, defence and promoting innovation as well as facilitating tourism, cultural exchanges and educational opportunities.


New TechSkills Accelerator to help Singapore develop 'world-class' ICT workforce

The TechSkills Accelerator, a skills development and job placement initiative introduced during this year's Budget, will be the "umbrella framework" for information and communications technology (ICT) related training programmes and career development for all ICT professionals - and will help Singapore develop a "world-class ICT workforce".


Singapore banks discuss cooperation to fight money laundering

Singapore's biggest banks are in talks about setting up a system for sharing information on prospective clients, in an effort to combat money laundering in the city- state.


Apec economies should prioritise structural reforms: SBF

The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) agrees that Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) economies should push for structural reforms as this will benefit the region at large over time, as well as Singapore companies.


Hock Lian Seng Holdings, Diamond Land win JTC tenders for two industrial sites

JTC has awarded the tenders for two industrial sites at Tampines Industrial Drive and Tuas South Link 1 to the highest tenderers, Hock Lian Seng Holdings and Diamond Land respectively.


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The STI Today

Singapore stocks close lower for tenth consecutive session

"Sell in May and go away," that's what the old adage recommends. It's now ten days and counting - that's how long the Straits Times Index has been falling, during which it has lost 230 points or 7.8 per cent. This week's fall was 108 points or 3.8 per cent, including Friday's 37.01 points slide to 2,730.80.