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Chart of the Day: Electronic NODX 5.3% recovery still faces downtrend

22 Jan 2018 - Singapore Business Review
It is seen to slow down due to a high base effect and the winding down of the smartphone super-cycle. This chart from RHB Research shows electronic NODX in 2017 tumbled 5.3% YoY, dragged by declining shipments of semiconductors and parts of personal computers as well as slowing exports of PCs and telecommunications ...

Daily Briefing: Temasek and Google invest in Indonesian ride-hailing firm; SGX challenged by reputational risks

22 Jan 2018 - Singapore Business Review
And here's what you need to do set up a fintech firm in Singapore. From via Yahoo! Finance: In recent times, it is common to see the term “fintech” being bandied around in common parlance. Perhaps you yourself may be interested in finding out more about fintech and even starting ...
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Genting Group tops list of cash-rich companies

20 Jan 2018 - The Star Online
A healthy cash position is an important indicator to evaluate whether a company’s financials are sound to withstand any unforeseen shocks. Cash-rich companies are usually supported by “liquidity buffer”, which allows them to meet their debt obligations easily. Operational expansion could also be carried ...
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With an eye on global technology IPOs, Hong Kong kicks off its biggest auditor reform in decade

19 Jan 2018 - South China Morning Post
The Hong Kong government has kicked off the city’s biggest auditing regulatory reform in a decade, with the aim of positioning Hong Kong as a hub for technology initial public offerings. Under the Financial Reporting Council (Amendment) Bill 2018, which the government gazetted on Friday and is to be ...

Industrial production growth likely fell to 3.4% in December

19 Jan 2018 - Singapore Business Review
Moody's said a high base from a year earlier has inhibited gains. Moody's Investors Service forecasts industrial production (IP) growth to slow down to 3.4% YoY from 5.2% last month. According to a report, IP growth has cooled since August, as a high base from a year earlier has inhibited gains. Although ...

Singapore unemployment rate in Q4 to hit 2%: Moody's

19 Jan 2018 - Singapore Business Review
The manufacturing sector shed jobs despite the upturn in exports. Moody's Analytics expects Singapore's unemployment rate to have edged down to 2% as economic activity remained solid in the last part of 2017. Previously, Singapore’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged lower to a one-year low ...

Three Malaysian JVs submit tenders with financing for MRT Circle Line

19 Jan 2018 - The Star Online
UALA LUMPUR: Three Malaysian consortiums and a China JV have submitted their turn-key tenders with financing for the MRT Circle Line when the tender submission closed on Thursday. Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) said on Friday the consortiums were Sapura - TIEC Consortium; MMC-Gamuda–George ...

Chart of the Day: Number of empty homes expected to hit 11,271 in 2021

19 Jan 2018 - Singapore Business Review
The proportion of stock under construction could fall to nearly 20%. This chart from RHB Research shows that by 2021, the number of empty homes in Singapore is expected to hit 11,271 units. In 2018 and 2019, the number of units are expected to hit 7,893 and 8,696, respectively. Private home supply hit ...

HSBC to pay US$100m to end US currency-rigging probe

19 Jan 2018 - South China Morning Post
HSBC Holdings has agreed to pay about US$100 million in penalties to resolve a US Justice Department investigation into the rigging of currency rates, part of a probe that has already led to the conviction of one of its former bankers and charges against another. As part of the deal, HSBC entered into ...
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World’s largest subway system goes cashless as Shanghai Metro adopts QR code

18 Jan 2018 - South China Morning Post
From this weekend, Shanghai metro users will no longer need to worry about leaving their public transport cards at home or losing them, or queuing for tickets, as the world’s largest subway system is introducing a quick response (QR) code for mobile phones to pay for fares. With QR code readers are being ...