The MAS (Amendment) Bill will further enhance the effectiveness of Singapore's anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism regime.
The Governance Evaluation for Mid and Small Caps (GEMS) covers companies with market capitalisation below S$500 million, and offers more targeted indicators for these smaller companies.
The top bid of S$1.67 billion was submitted jointly by Roma Central, Milano Central and Verona Central. This works out to S$10,145.65 per square metre of the gross floor area.
Venture capitalist Golden Gate Ventures expects to see more players in this space over the next three years.
The growth in the technology sector has opened up more career opportunities, says Robert Walters. ZW HR Consulting notes tech sector jobs are expected to be among the most sought-after in Singapore this year.
Cushman & Wakefield says prices of non-landed freehold homes saw a steeper drop of over 4 per cent since the third quarter of 2013, compared to the 1 per cent decline for those on a 99-year leasehold.
Some local and foreign companies operating in Singapore said their profits have been hit by the foreign worker policy in Budget 2012.
The government has further tightened foreign worker policies. While there are incentives to help businesses, some construction firms say it is not sufficient to fully offset the increase in foreign worker levies.
Singapore's tourism industry will receive a S$905 million shot in the arm from the government over the next five years to prepare the sector for the next stage of growth.
The government is to introduce a three-year Wage Credit Scheme to co-fund 40% of wage increases for Singaporean employees. It will cost the government S$3.6b over three years.