Wednesday, 24 September, 2014

 

4,630 BTO flats launched; downpayment for new flats halved for some 'right-sizers'

THE Housing and Development Board (HDB) on Wednesday launched 4,630 new build-to-order (BTO) flats in September's exercise. These flats are spread across six projects in the non-mature towns of Bukit Batok, Hougang and Jurong West, and the mature town of Kallang Whampoa.



 

 

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EDITORIAL & OPINION

Opinion

IN the fast-changing world of advertising, which has never been a stranger to buzzwords, there is now a new one. It is "programmatic", and it is set to revolutionise the industry's fastest-growing component - digital advertising - which McKinsey & Co estimates will be as large as US$144 billion this year. 

 
 
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[SINGAPORE] The Straits Trading Company has had to shift gear in its drive to cash out of low-yielding hard assets - no thanks to headwinds in the property market.

 

Companies

WHENEVER Cordlife Group's Jeremy Yee looks at his firm's stake in China Cord Blood Corporation (CCBC), the only thing that must irritate him is how Cordlife does not own more of it.

Singapore

A TUAS Bay Close industrial plot for which the highest bid was shy of the consultants' forecasts points to further signs of a cooling industrial property market, as the effects of the government's anti-speculation measures kick in.

Singapore Markets

THE Straits Times Index (STI) rose 1.52 points to 3,298.09 on Tuesday, largely supported by the banks in a weak session as unremarkable as the dozens that have preceded it over the past six months.

Malaysia

THE appointment of Azmin Ali as the mentri besar (MB) of Selangor on Monday settled an impasse, but also raised questions about the credibility of the opposition coalition and the constitutionality of the whole affair.  

Indonesia

[JAKARTA] Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo plans to halt operations at Pertamina's energy trading unit Petral to allow for an audit of its operations as part of efforts to fight alleged fuel smuggling and corruption, a senior adviser to Mr Widodo said.

China

[SHANGHAI] China's four biggest banks may ease mortgage lending, the latest in a series of policy steps aimed at supporting the country's sliding property market, the 21st Century Business Herald reported.

India

[MUMBAI] India's biggest money manager says there will be demand for the record US$10.4 billion of share sales planned by the government because state-run companies are cheap.

World

[WASHINGTON] Moving against tax avoidance by corporations, the Obama administration took several actions to curb "inversion" deals that allow companies to escape high US taxes by reincorporating abroad.

Focus

PUBLIC transport operators should not assume that commuters with no complaints are satisfied, going by the recent Customer Satisfaction Index of Singapore (CSISG) survey.

Transport Hub

ABOUT 40 years ago, I worked for a UK-based company operating small dry cargo ships of up to about 3,000 dwt. We used to sail widely around the European coast, from the Mediterranean to northern Russia.

Editorial & Opinion

IN the fast-changing world of advertising, which has never been a stranger to buzzwords, there is now a new one. It is "programmatic", and it is set to revolutionise the industry's fastest-growing component - digital advertising - which McKinsey & Co estimates will be as large as US$144 billion this year. 

 

Dining

SO here's the niggling question of the week: is a swear word still a swear word if it's one letter short but still sounds remarkably similar when you say it out loud?

Home & Garden

SOME years ago, Michelle Tan and her husband thought they had found their dream home in the Upper Thomson Road area. But after five months living there, they realised that it was not meant to be.

Sport

After round five of the 2014 Business Times Corporate Golf League, which was held on Singapore Island Country Club's New Course last Wednesday, Team SunMoon is still leading the pack but have had their lead cut to nine points.

 
 

BizIT

ACRONIS - which provides back-up, disaster recovery and other data protection services - last Thursday returned to its roots by establishing its international...

Dining Out

SO here's the niggling question of the week: is a swear word still a swear word if it's one letter short but still sounds remarkably similar when you say it out loud?

Executive Money

SOUTH Korea's smaller companies are beating larger peers by the most since 2005 as President Park Geun Hye boosts stimulus and promotes entrepreneurship. 

Property

A PROPERTY agent registered with Huttons Asia will become the latest person here to be charged by the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) for offences relating to...

Raffles Conversation

IN the Marina Bay Sands lounge where we are meeting, ear-splitting bangs suddenly explode around us. Renovation works are going on. Glasses perched halfway down the...

 

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