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Singapore Wrap Thursday
- WP has not explained 'important questions' on clawback from FMSS: Khaw
- SPP releases eight-point manifesto for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC
- WP calls for minimum wage starting at S$1,000
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National water agency PUB said on Thursday that it would call a tender to build Singapore's fourth desalination plant at Marina East.
Singapore firms posted only a marginal improvement in overall operating conditions in August, according to the Nikkei Singapore purchasing managers' index (PMI) released on Thursday.
From Sept 21, UOL Group, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding and SATS will replace Jardine Matheson, Jardine Strategic and Olam International as constituents of the Straits Times Index (STI). This comes after the conclusion of the semi-annual review.
Singapore Airlines (SIA) said on Thursday that premium economy will not be available for some confirmed bookings for its Airbus A380 fleet due to delays in the seat installation programme.
The STI Today
The closure of Hong Kong and China for a public holiday on Thursday brought some relief to a battered Straits Times Index which had fallen 79 points between Monday and Wednesday.