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Published Fri, Apr 1, 2016 · 10:30 AM

Private home prices down 0.7% in Q1: URA

Private residential property prices slipped 0.7 per cent in the first quarter, from the fourth quarter of last year, flash estimates from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) released on Friday show.

Heng Swee Keat launches startup initiative, fintech office

Finance Minister Heng Swee Kiat on Friday announced the launch of SG-Innovate - a startup initiative he unveiled last week with Budget 2016 - and a new financial technology (fintech) office for startups.

PM Lee 'not very optimistic' about getting TPP ratified before Jan 2017

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong remains hopeful that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact can be ratified before January 2017, but he is "not very optimistic" about that possibility.

Singapore's MAS easing among threats to best bonds outside Japan

The biggest bond traders in Singapore say a rally that's challenging Japan in the race to be the world's best-performing debt market is about to end.

Budget 2016 hits right priorities, but not seen to have much impact: Yougov poll

The 2016 Singapore Budget addressed the right priorities but may not be very impactful, said respondents to a Yougov poll.

The STI Today

Singapore shares close lower after window undressing

This week was all about two events - US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's comments on Tuesday about US interest rates and window-dressing of key blue chips as the end of the first quarter on Thursday drew closer.


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