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Easing fears over the state of Singapore's economy and expansion in the manufacturing and service sectors have lifted the Republic's consumer confidence to 94 points, up five points from last quarter's 89 in Nielsen's latest global consumer confidence survey.

Easing fears over economy lifts Singapore consumer confidence: Nielsen
EASING fears over the state of Singapore's economy and expansion in the manufacturing and service sectors have lifted the Republic's consumer confidence to 94 points, up five points from last quarter's 89 in Nielsen's latest global consumer confidence survey.


Moody's reviewing Lippo Malls Retail Trust rating for possible downgrade to junk
MOODY'S Investors Service has placed the "Baa3" rating of Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIRT) on review for downgrade, which could send the real estate investment trust (Reit) into junk territory.


Noble gets extension on waiver for revolving credit facility
COMMODITIES trader Noble Group on Thursday said it has obtained an extension on a waiver in relation to the financial covenants in its committed unsecured revolving credit facility to May 18, 2018. 


Fresh evidence leads to review of Singapore chicken suppliers' price-fixing case
THE 13 chicken suppliers who were roasted by the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) for price fixing are seeking leniency after new evidence turned up.

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Singapore competition panel to seek public feedback on acquisition of OldTown by Dutch peer
THE Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) will be gathering public feedback on the upcoming acquisition of Malaysian coffee company OldTown by Dutch tea and coffee giant Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) from Dec 21, 2017 to Jan 5, 2018.


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Singapore shares close down 0.36% on Thursday
THE benchmark Straits Times Index slipped on Thursday by another 12.34 points, or 0.36 per cent, to 3,382.53, in a six-day losing streak.