Three-Minute Digest

Senate deal struck to avert US default

SENATE leaders have agreed to a bipartisan plan to avert a threatened US default and reopen the federal government after a 16-day closure. Stocks soared as the crisis appeared to be nearing its end.

Uneven showing in Sept as developers jostle for buyers

DEVELOPERS' private homes sales surged 65 per cent to 1,246 units in September from 756 units in August - though the figure was slightly less than half the 2,621 units transacted in September last year.

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