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Soaring Hong Kong office rents are now triple those of Singapore

Hong Kong's office rents are almost three times more expensive than those in Singapore as property markets in two of Asia's largest commercial centers have diverged sharply in recent years.

Ezra still faces going concern, backs "substantial" liabilities of ECS under Chapter 11

Ezra Holdings said that the Chapter 11 filing on associated company Emas Chiyoda Subsea (ECS Group) does not deal with its charter-hire liabilities of hundreds of millions that relate to vessels chartered by the ECS Group.

Broker's Take: Great expectations of Singapore banks

Singapore banks are trading at premiums that suggest high expectations of zero oil-and-gas provisions, a sharp rise in benchmark rates to price loans, or chunky fees, said CIMB Research in a report this week.

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity opens first call for social innovation proposals

Temasek Foundation Ecosperity (TF Ecosperity) on Friday announced the opening of its first call for proposals for sustainable, innovative solutions to improve liveability.

Malaysia Jan exports surge 13.6% y-o-y, fastest in more than a year

Malaysia's January exports rose for a third consecutive month, surging by the its fastest pace in more than a year due to strong demand for commodities and manufactured goods, government data showed on Friday.

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Singapore stocks finish weaker on US rate hike worries

First we had "Reaganomics" then came the "Greenspan put" which was then followed by the "Bernanke put". Now we have "Trumponomics" that is sometimes used interchangeably with the "Trump put" which means essentially the same thing as all its predecessors - official pronouncements about stimulus that prompt frenzied buying of Wall Street stocks.

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