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There will be a whopping 41.1 per cent more certificates of entitlement (COEs) from next month onwards.

41% spike in May-July COE quota

There will be a whopping 41.1 per cent more certificates of entitlement (COEs) from next month onwards.


Women's presence on Singapore boards edges up to 8.8% in 2014: report

Female representation on the boards of Singapore's listed companies grew slightly in 2014, but remained below levels at many other major markets, according to a new report by the Diversity Action Committee (DAC).

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Consumers urged to give feedback on financial advisers amid new assessment rules

Consumers in Singapore have been encouraged to provide feedback on financial advisers as part of a new assessment requirement for them.


A*Star inks partnerships to boost productivity and tech adoption in SMEs

To improve productivity and encourage more small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to adopt technologies, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) is partnering Spring Singapore, the Singapore Productivity Centre (SPC), and NTUC Health separately.


Corporate Earnings

  • Keppel: Q1 earnings climb despite revenue drop
  • Qian Hu: Q1 profit down 2.6% to S$112,000

Singapore: Blue chips weaken but pennies remain the focus

Having already risen about 80 points in the previous four consecutive trading sessions, the Straits Times Index on Thursday fell back by 8.34 points to 3,531.61. Rotational punting of penny stocks in the meantime, continued in full force, with new names such as Ntegrator, Federal International and Otto Marine entering the actives list.

 

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