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Factory output in Singapore picked up at its quickest pace in nearly two years in April, when it recorded a 2.9 per cent year-on-year increase.

Singapore factory output improves most in 20 months with April's 2.9% increase

Factory output in Singapore picked up at its quickest pace in nearly two years in April, when it recorded a 2.9 per cent year-on-year increase.


MAS eases car loan curbs

Car buyers can take a bigger loan from Friday onwards.

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CPF Investment Scheme-included funds slip in Q1; caution advised

The overall performance of unit trusts and investment-linked insurance products included under the Central Provident Fund Investment Scheme posted negative returns in the first quarter of this year amid market volatility, prompting an expert to urge caution.


Singapore Exchange pushes into Asian bond trading as IPOs sink

The bourse is recruiting more participants to its bond trading venue since its launch in December, Tsai Li Renn, head of fixed-income trading, said in an interview.


Singapore, Eurasian nations to study feasibility of free trade agreement

Singapore and the Eurasian Economic Union will conduct a joint feasibility study on a free trade agreement between the two economies, the Ministry of Trade and Industry announced on Thursday.


SIA to operate A350 service to Johannesburg from June 27

From June 27, the A350 will initially be deployed on flights serving the Singapore-Johannesburg route on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.


Brent crude surpasses US$50 a barrel for first time this year

Brent crude passed US$50 a barrel for the first time in 2016 in Asia Thursday after data showed a fall in US crude inventories, adding to expectations of a tightening global market.


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Singapore shares close 0.24 per cent up on Thursday

The Singapore market closed 0.24 per cent higher on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index gaining 6.65 points to 2,773.31 as the price of Brent crude surpassed US$50 a barrel for the first time in nearly seven months.

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