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Resale prices of non-landed private homes in Singapore rose 0.9 per cent month on month in February 2017, based on SRX Property's latest flash estimate.

Condo resale prices up 0.9% in Feb, rising for fourth straight month: SRX
CORE Central Region (CCR) continued to lead last month's price gains, with a one per cent increase, followed by a 0.9 per cent rise in the index for the suburbs or Outside Central Region (OCR).

Singapore has the best infrastructure in the world: survey
SINGAPORE topped consulting firm Mercer's list of cities in Asia offering the highest quality of life, and its infrastructure was deemed the best in the world.

Singapore port authority suspends licences of five bunker tankers
SINGAPORE'S Maritime Port Authority has temporarily suspended the harbour craft licences of five bunker tankers after it found irregularities with piping fixtures, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

MAS issues warning on trading binary options on unregulated platforms 
IN the wake of complaints from investors who suffered losses, Singapore's financial markets regulator has issued a warning to investors on trading binary options on unregulated platforms.

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Singapore's general insurance industry growth slows in 2016
TOTAL gross premiums for the 12 months was up marginally by 0.6 per cent to S$3.7 billion, slower than the 1.1 per cent rise recorded in 2015, as higher gross premiums in motor, health, fire, personal accident and marine and cargo hull segments were offset by the fall in the work injury and compensation business.

SIA, SilkAir to codeshare with Vistara
UNDER the agreement, SIA will add its SQ designator code to Vistara-operated flights beyond Mumbai and New Delhi to 10 Indian cities.

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The STI Today

Singapore stocks close slightly weaker as traders wait for FOMC direction
WITH Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and the Dow futures both spending all of the session below water, the Straits Times Index drifted to a net loss of 3.75 points at 3,143.40.