TODAY reports: Toast Box and Coffee and Toast have raised prices by about 10 per cent, citing manpower and raw materials costs. Others such as Ya Kun Kaya Toast and Starbucks have not raised prices though.
The bank's operating profit before tax in Singapore also fell 6 per cent on-year to US$851 million.
Observers say it is crucial for these plans to be flexible enough to adapt to changing economic circumstances, and this includes training workers to have flexible skills sets that can be transferred across sectors.
Analysts say China had to cut interest rates and ease policy to manage its own growth and rebalance the economy.
Their suggestions include setting up a Cost Competitiveness Committee and having a dedicated minister to focus on helping SMEs.
According to industry watchers, refreshed guidelines and new initiatives are likely to change the insurance landscape and strengthen the resilience of the industry. The Life Insurance Association says the industry is well prepared to embrace the regulatory changes.
Volumes were down month-month however, as February saw less trading days.
As part of the new service, individual and joint account holders will need to possess a OneKey token to log into their CDP account, while corporate account holders will not be required to use tokens for access until further notice, said SGX.
Good class bungalows (GCB) and luxury apartments saw a dip in activity for the second half of 2014 due to cooling measures, reported CBRE in its biannual market review. Prices for GCBs remained strong due to its limited supply, but prices for luxury apartments fell.
Instead of traditional paper coupons or redemption cards, NETS said the new scheme will allow retailers to implement their discount schemes via the FlashPay platform.