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Published Wed, Mar 30, 2016 · 10:30 AM

Sing dollar jumps against US dollar, Sibor and SOR weaken

The Singapore dollar firmed sharply against the US dollar on Wednesday (March 30), while local interest rates slid further after US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen reiterated the need for the central bank to adopt a more cautious pace raising interest rates.

Singapore's 2015 customer satisfaction level dips

Singapore's national customer satisfaction level was lower in 2015, weighed down by the poorer performance from the finance & insurance and healthcare sectors in the fourth quarter.

Changi Airport racks up double-digit growth in passenger traffic in February

Changi Airport saw double-digit growth in passengers for the second straight month in February as traffic rose nearly 12 per cent year on year to 4.6 million.

MAS plans to offer data through APIs

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Wednesday it plans to make available its data through the use of application programming interfaces (APIs).

Overseas credit searches by Singapore firms fall on global economic uncertainties

Overseas credit searches by local firms have declined for the second consecutive year amid global uncertainties and tough economic conditions, according to the Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau (SCCB).

Sembcorp to supply power to Myanmar for 22 years

Sembcorp Industries has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE), for the supply of 225 megawatts of power for a period of 22 years.

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Singapore shares close higher on a dovish Yellen, window-dressing

The Straits Times Index (STI) rebounded 53.7 points or 1.9 per cent to 2,872.78 on Wednesday, the penultimate day of the first quarter.


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