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Daily Debrief: What Happened Today
Singapore'S seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage point year-on-year to 2.1 per cent in September as total employment contracted on a quarterly basis for the first time since the first quarter of 2015.
Singapore and Malaysia will build a new bridge over the Straits of Johor to be used by the trains on the new High Speed Rail (HSR) link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Resale prices of non-landed private homes in Singapore rose 0.3 per cent in November 2016 over the previous month, based on SRX Property's flash estimates for last month released on Tuesday.
Homegrown startup 71 SG on Tuesday unveiled a programme to help local startups enter China markets. Named Startup Development & Learning Programme (SDL), it will offer startups overseas market access, market intelligence, networking and funding opportunities - to help them understand the China market swiftly.
German companies in Singapore perceive the country's general situation as stable but not as good as a year ago, a survey showed. The majority (84 per cent) described their company's situation as satisfactory or good, according to a survey by the the German-Asean Business Council.
The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) has clarified its position on percentage fees paid by doctors to managed care providers or third party administrators (TPAs).
A US federal judge rejected on Monday a move by family members of Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho to claim assets seized by the US government in its probe into the scandal-tainted 1MDB fund.
The STI Today
The Straits Times Index (STI) on Tuesday drifted within a narrow band before finishing at 2,955.23 for a gain of 3.04 points on the day after a late spike up in the Dow futures suggested a seventh consecutive rise in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Tuesday, and after Europe opened in the black.