OUTLOOK 2017

A REBOUND in oil prices towards the end of 2016 - if sustained through 2017 - may stimulate a recovery in offshore and marine contracting activity linked to conventional upstream oil and gas (O&G...

OUTLOOK 2017

IN terms of certificates of entitlement or COEs, 2016 was a bumper year as the number expanded by 50 per cent compared to 2015.

OUTLOOK 2017

THE official quarterly data coming out of the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) since April has painted a grim picture of the labour market in the first nine months of 2016, drawing comparisons with the big...

OUTLOOK 2017

THE global outlook is forecast to improve in the coming year but Singapore may not be riding that wave.

OUTLOOK 2017

PRIVATE equity investors (PEs) have been fishing for opportunities in the beleaguered offshore and marine sector but the lack of functional benchmarks to bridge seller and buyer expectations on asset...

OUTLOOK 2017

BROKERAGES are flagging more volatility for the Singapore real estate investment trust (S-Reit) sector, but they are also calling a "buy" on it...

OUTLOOK 2017: EYE ON HONG KONG

HONG KONG'S economy looks to remain mired in global uncertainty in 2017, even after hints of a modest recovery from the worst of 2016's declining retail sales, rising trade tensions,...

OUTLOOK 2017

THE "flight-to-new projects" - a term used by the office leasing sector to describe the trend of tenants swarming into swanky new office projects - is set to continue next year as companies...

OUTLOOK 2017

IMPROVING access to products and capital while strengthening disclosure and accountability formed the main thrust behind a particularly eventful year for market regulations, and those themes are...

OUTLOOK 2017

BLOCKCHAIN is likely to take centre stage in the discussions around fintech in 2017, especially as Singapore will test out the technology with the backing of the central bank.