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Daily Debrief: What Happened Today
With petroleum stripped out, domestic wholesale trade rose 4.8 per cent compared to a year ago.
Fullerton Healthcare Corporation Limited has acquired Healthscope's medical centre operations (HMC), one of the largest primary care operators in Australia, the group said in a Singapore Exchange (SGX) filing on Friday.
According to the Mastercard Index of Consumer Confidence H1 2017 released on Friday, Singapore saw the largest improvement in consumer confidence since six months ago - jumping 15.4 points to 45.4 points, from a pessimistic territory of 30.0 points.
The property has a net lettable area of about 22,890 sq m over 24 office levels, a ground floor retail space and 53 basement parking spaces.
Health technology company Royal Philips has appointed Ivy Lai as its new chief executive officer for Singapore.
The STI Today
Political posturing and the threat of war between the US and North Korea were pushed aside this week, overshadowed by concerns over the local banks' exposure to the ailing oil and gas (O&G) sector, domestic political worries in the US surrounding escalating racial tensions and a terror attack in Barcelona.