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Prices of resale Housing Board (HDB) flats declined at a slower pace compared with previous quarters, preliminary data shows. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

MAS proposes margin requirements for 'uncleared' OTC derivatives

In a bid to make the trading of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives safer, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) proposed on Thursday to impose margin requirements on nearly all OTC derivatives that are not cleared by a qualifying central counterparty.


HDB Q3 resale price index down 0.3%

Prices of resale Housing Board (HDB) flats declined at a slower pace compared with previous quarters, preliminary data shows.

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GIC partners US Reit Macerich to invest in five retail assets

GIC has entered into a joint venture with US-listed retail real estate investment trust (Reit) Macerich to invest in a 40 per cent interest in five retail assets in the US.


Directors from four companies received warnings after Acra review of FY13 finances

Directors from four listed companies received warnings after the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (Acra) reviewed 49 financial statements for fiscal 2013, the regulator announced on Thursday.


Prompt payments hit one-year high in Q3: Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau

Overall prompt payments reached a one-year high in the third quarter of this year, data from Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau on Thursday showed. Slow payments have also reached its lowest since the first quarter of 2014.


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Singapore shares close higher on rise in Dow futures

After falling for five straight sessions, the Straits Times Index on Thursday managed a second consecutive rise, albeit in thin volume due to the closure of the Hong Kong and China markets for National Day.

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