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NATIONAL Development Minister Lawrence Wong says construction productivity grants may not be always available.

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THE yen continued its seemingly relentless climb against the dollar and other currencies on Thursday, even with Tokyo markets closed for a holiday, underlining what dealers say is growing evidence...

GOLD climbed beyond US$1,200 an ounce on Thursday - spiking to its highest level in over eight months - after US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen indicated that further interest-rate increases...

HONG Kong stocks fell on Thursday in their worst start to a Chinese New Year since 1994 as a global equity rout deepened amid concern over the strength of the world economy.

WORLD stocks slumped on Thursday, gripped by another fierce selloff after a warning by Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen over the global economy, while oil fell close to 12-year lows.

MALAYSIA'S industrial production index (IPI) rose 2.7 per cent last December from a year ago supported by positive growth in the manufacturing and electricity indices although the mining index...

INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo will allow full foreign ownership in businesses from toll roads to cinemas, as he seeks to attract investment and create jobs after cutbacks by Ford Motor Co and...

CHRISTINE Lagarde is set to win a second term as managing director of the International Monetary Fund, after no candidates emerged to challenge her.

THE appetite for Singapore residential property among foreigners continues to diminish, depressed by higher purchase taxes and dim prospects for gains or returns.