Stories By Wong Siew Ying
120 Sep 2014 Sat
Giving people skills and generating growth are part of the solution to income inequality, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (Sep 20).
220 Sep 2014 Sat
At a dialogue session on Saturday (Sep 20), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the Islamic State militant group in the Middle East and rising nationalism in Asia as key worries on the international front.
318 Sep 2014 Thu
More property developers are now heading to Australia to enjoy the better margins and yield spreads there, with analysts saying that developers can achieve returns of up to 20 per cent per annum there.
417 Sep 2014 Wed
SGX said it will proceed to set a minimum trading price of 20 cents for mainboard-listed stocks given strong public support for the requirement, in a move aimed at curbing excessive speculation and potential manipulation.
516 Sep 2014 Tue
Analysts expect the launch of three executive condominium projects in the coming weeks to give the relatively quiet property market a much needed boost. Chestertons says the buzz could potentially spur other developers to roll out more mass market projects.
612 Sep 2014 Fri
In the report by ADB and EIU, Singapore came in behind Japan, South Korea, Taipei, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Australia and Laos in Asia for overall creative productivity. While Singapore topped the rankings on innovation input, it was ranked sixth in the level of creative output.
711 Sep 2014 Thu
The euro has declined to S$1.63 against the Singapore dollar - a dip of about 7 per cent since peaking in March. This has been a result of the European Central Bank's moves to weaken the euro, which could have a near-term impact on Singapore exports.
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The figure is down from the 3.8 per cent forecast in the previous survey, after GDP growth in the second quarter was lower than expected.
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Setting lower prices for new developments from the outset would work better than giving discounts at a later stage, property analysts say. Developers are also trying to sweeten deals with offerings like limousine services.
1008 Sep 2014 Mon
Areas like the CBD, in particular, have seen a proliferation of F&B outlets, but analysts say rents are not likely to spike as operators are already facing rising business costs.