Wednesday, 23 July, 2014


Singapore inflation eases to 1.8% in June

CONSUMER price inflation in Singapore eased more than expected to 1.8 per cent in June from 2.7 per cent in May, mainly on account of a more moderate increase in car prices.



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DEVELOPERS are more pessimistic about the property market in the...
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THE costs, volume, and sophistication of cyber attacks are growing exponentially, and this trend is predicted to continue indefinitely. 


THE frontrunner in Indonesia' presidential polls, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, has won the country's third-ever poll for the top job, the General Elections Commission (KPU) announced yesterday.



SUNTEC Reit yesterday announced a distribution per unit of 2.266 Singapore cents for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014, a slight increase from 2.249 Singapore cents a year ago, to be paid on Aug 22.


DEVELOPERS are more pessimistic about the property market in the coming six months, citing rising cost of construction, inflation, and interest rates as factors that will likely have an adverse impact on market conditions.

Singapore Markets

WITH surprising resilience, the local bourse's key index marched upwards, unhindered by the overnight losses on Wall Street and rising global tension, to reach another new 52-week high yesterday.


MALAYSIA'S car sales continued to accelerate last month, underscoring the challenge of reining in the country's high household debt which has reached a peak of 87 per cent of GDP.


[JAKARTA] Indonesia is expected to export between 19 million and 20 million tonnes of palm oil this year, according to a leading industry association, a decline of up to 9.5 per cent from the 21 million tonnes that the world's top producer shipped in 2013.


[SHANGHAI] The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in US coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan.


[NEW DELHI] In just four years, Xiaomi Corp has evolved from startup to outselling Apple Inc in China by offering inexpensive devices packed with high-end features. Now it's targeting India.


THE Japanese government yesterday cut its forecast for real (inflation-adjusted) growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in the current fiscal year from 1.4 per cent to 1.2 per cent, in acknowledgment that April's consumption tax hike, allied with weaker exports, are weighing more heavily than expected on economic growth.

Transport Hub

ABOUT two weeks ago, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and other agencies rehearsed how to respond to a major incident involving a large passenger ship.

Editorial & Opinion

THE costs, volume, and sophistication of cyber attacks are growing exponentially, and this trend is predicted to continue indefinitely. 



THAI food is a little bit like its politics. You have a cacophony of different flavours - sweet, sour, salty, spicy - exploding in your mouth, each wanting to dominate the other until they realise that harmony and balance are the key to tasting really delicious.


FORGET the five-minute face. Recent research by US morning TV programme The Today Show and mass media corporation AOL found that the average woman spends 55 minutes on her appearance every day - or two weeks in a year.

Home & Garden

ANYONE would be excited about getting the keys to a new home and moving in, but British expatriate Millie Heath was more wary than anything else.



RECENT data from a number of research agencies show that cloud computing has become an integral part of the IT roadmap across almost all industry verticals. 

Executive Money

[NEW YORK] WHEN the stock market rose 30 per cent in 2013, plenty of fund managers had a triumphant year. Almost anyone can post good numbers in a bull market, though.


THERE has been a growing mistrust in institutions of all kinds since the great financial crisis exposed illegal and unethical behaviour across the financial sector. The...


[SYDNEY] Australia is enjoying a long-desired housing renaissance as a record amount of new building gets under way, and a shift in fashion toward high-rise living...

Raffles Conversation

CHALY Mah, chairman of the Singapore Land Authority, likes to tell this story about what used to happen whenever the land agency got calls from the public about fallen...


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