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The fall in Singapore's private residential prices continued in the second quarter of this year with a 0.9 per cent drop - a seventh straight quarter of decline, the latest government flash estimates show.

Private home prices slip 0.9% in Q2: URA flash index

The fall in Singapore's private residential prices continued in the second quarter of this year with a 0.9 per cent drop - a seventh straight quarter of decline, the latest government flash estimates show.


SDiX to launch world's first commodities exchange in physically settled diamonds in Singapore

Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (SDiX) on Wednesday announced the upcoming launch of the world's first commodities exchange in physically settled diamonds in Singapore, which is targeted to go live in September 2015.

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SIA proposes change of external auditor after 43 years

Singapore Airlines is proposing to appoint KPMG LLP as its auditor in place of its outgoing auditor Ernst & Young LLP, the carrier announced in a letter to shareholders on Wednesday.


PM Lee takes the stand at hearing to assess damages payable by Roy Ngerng for defamation

The three-day hearing to assess the amount of damages blogger Roy Ngerng has to pay Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for defamation began on Wednesday (July 1) morning in the High Court.


Ex-ST Marine group financial controller fined S$210,000, two others charged

A former Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine) group financial controller has been fined S$210,000 after pleading guilty to seven counts of abetting bogus entries for entertainment expenses.


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Singapore shares close with STI rebounding a second day

The STI first raced off to an intraday high of 3,342 as short-covering momentum from Tuesday carried into Wednesday. However, by early afternoon, it began sliding and at one stage looked in danger of closing in the red. A late afternoon push however, enabled it to record a nett gain of 13.81 points for the day at 3,331.14. In two days, the STI has bounced about 50 points.

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