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Daily Debrief: What Happened Today
Singapore's retail sales rose 2.1 per cent in March 2017 over the same month a year ago, on the back of higher sales of petrol service stations and motor vehicles.
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is proposing six changes to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill and is seeking feedback on the draft amendment bill.
Breaches to the IT systems of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) were detected in April and the objective of these cyber-attacks was to steal government information and research documents.
Shares of Noble Group crashed again on Friday, a day after the beleaguered commodity trader posted a surprise loss for the first quarter and downbeat remarks by outgoing chairman pointed to a long-drawn recovery process.
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) said on Friday it is selling its entire stake in 701Search Pte Ltd to Norway's leading telecommunications operator Telenor ASA for about US$109 million.
- UOL Q1 net profit up 4% to S$80.3m
- ComfortDelGro's Q1 profit up 12.4% to S$82.5m
- ST Engineering posts 6.1% drop in Q1 profit
- Ezion sinks into the red for Q1
- Far East H-Trust posts 13.9% drop in Q1 DPS on weak hospitality demand
- Vard slips into the red with 25m Norwegian kroner Q1 loss
- Banyan Tree's Q1 profit surges 124% to S$1.2m
- Healthcare provider HMI posts RM1.57m Q3 loss due to acquisition costs
- China Everbright Water's Q1 profit rises 11% to HK$114.5m
- KrisEnergy's Q1 profit lifted by cut in costs and a net fair value gain
The STI Today
Share prices in the local bourse fell on Friday with the key Straits Times Index down 15.82 points or 0.5 per cent at 3,255.29.