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SINGAPORE'S Central Provident Fund (CPF) pension system is tops in Asia again due to continued improvements, but more could be done to improve its standing, like raising the age at which people can access their savings, according to Mercer's Global Pension Index.

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Singapore CPF scheme leads Asia in Global Pension Index

SINGAPORE'S Central Provident Fund (CPF) pension system is tops in Asia again due to continued improvements, but more could be done to improve its standing, like raising the age at which people can access their savings, according to Mercer's Global Pension Index.


 

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E-government transactions easier, more secure with new app SingPass Mobile

DIGITAL government transactions - such as applying for HDB (Housing and Development Board) flats and checking CPF (Central Provident Fund) balances - can now be conducted more easily and securely with the launch of the SingPass Mobile app.


New Singapore agency to play investment broker in Asia infrastructure push: Indranee

SINGAPORE plans to spur investment in much-needed infrastructure in South-east Asia by helping to structure projects to make them more "bankable," a senior official said.


Who's more optimistic about global trade? Surprisingly, it's emerging markets

BUSINESS professionals in developing countries are surprisingly more optimistic about the global trade outlook than those in the developed world, a Bloomberg survey found.


Grab will pay S$6.42m anti-competition fine but Uber appealing Singapore watchdog's decision

Uber Technologies has decided to appeal a decision by the Singapore competition regulator that its merger with regional rival Grab violated the city-state's competition laws, the firm said on Monday.


NUS-Redas property sentiment index falls sharply on cooling measures

PROPERTY cooling measures announced in July have dampened sentiment towards the Singapore property market, according to the latest quarterly Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI), which assesses perceptions and expectations of real estate development and market conditions in Singapore.


Viva Industrial Trust announces clean-up DPS of 1.692 S cents

THE managers of Viva Industrial Trust (VIT) have announced a clean-up distribution per stapled security (DPS) of 1.692 Singapore cents, in line with the merger of ESR-Reit (real estate investment trust) and VIT.


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Singapore shares close 0.5% higher on Monday

SINGAPORE stocks ended higher on Monday, with the Straits Times Index gaining 15.55 points or 0.5 per cent to 3,078.06.