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Quarterly statistics released by the Singapore government on Friday morning showed that the decline in prices of private homes has moderated in the second quarter, where the fall was a smaller 0.4 per cent compared to the 0.7 per cent a quarter ago.

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Private-home price decline in Q2 moderates to 0.4%: URA

The pace of decline in prices of private homes has eased in the second quarter, where the fall was a smaller 0.4 per cent compared to the 0.7 per cent a quarter ago.


Japan rail firm says only 7 years needed for Singapore-KL High Speed Rail commercial operations

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Japan made a pitch on Friday to Singaporean authorities to help develop the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail (HSR), promising that commercial operations can start in seven years when Japanese companies win the project.


Singapore, Chongqing finance firms to sign 28 deals involving US$1.6b in transactions: MAS

As of June this year, Singapore's financial sector has been involved in brokering close to US$4.5 billion in deals for Chongqing companies.


Singapore construction industry calls for more equitable allocation of risks

Singapore's construction industry has called for the review of the Public Sector Standard Conditions of Contract (PSSCOC) and the Security of Payment (SOP) Act for more equitable allocation of risks to contractors and easier settlement of payment disputes.


S$560m redevelopment of Funan mall to begin in Q3

CapitaLand Mall Trust Management said on Friday that Funan DigitaLife Mall will be redeveloped into "an aspirational lifestyle destination" at a cost of S$560 million.


Singapore June headline CPI seen falling for 20th month: poll

The median forecast in a Reuters survey of 10 economists was for the all-items consumer price index (CPI) to have fallen 1.1 per cent in June from a year earlier.


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Singapore shares finish mixed on the day, higher for the week thanks to Wall Street

Wall Street's consecutive all-time highs between Monday and Thursday provided the backdrop for a firm week for the Straits Times Index (STI) during which it gained 20 points or 0.7 per cent at 2,945.35, of which 4.87 points came on Friday. The index has now gained 2.2 per cent for the year so far.

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