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Frasers Centrepoint Trust's preferential offering oversubscribed

13 Jun 2019 - Singapore Business Review
The firm will realise gross proceeds of about $67.7m to fund its acquisitions. Frasers Centrepoint Trust’s (FCT) preferential offering was almost two times oversubscribed, a filing with the Singapore Exchange (SGX) revealed. Valid acceptances and excess applications were received for 196.9% or 56.74 ...
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Job vacancies decline after seven straight quarters of growth in Q1

13 Jun 2019 - Singapore Business Review
The ratio of job vacancies to unemployed persons dipped to 1.08 in March. Singapore’s seasonally adjusted number of job vacancies fell from 62,300 in December 2018 to 57,100 in March 2019 in the first decline after seven consecutive quarters of growth, data from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) revealed. ...

Retail sales slipped 1.8% to $3.5b in April

13 Jun 2019 - Singapore Business Review
Only the apparel & footwear industry was able to post gains after sales rose 3.4%. Retail sales dipped 1.8% YoY in April to about $3.5b, of which online retail sales made up an estimated 5.4%, data from the Department of Statistics Singapore (SingStat) revealed. Most retail industries recorded lower ...

Some limited upside bias for FBM KLCI, says HSBC

13 Jun 2019 - The Star Online
KUALA LUMPUR: There could be limited upside for the FBM KLCI although the bias remains to the upside, said HSBC Private Banking’s chief market strategist, Southeast Asia James Cheo. “We are cautious on Malaysian listed companies’ earning growth which we are expecting earnings per share to grow in the ...
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KLCI extends losses for third day, oil prices rebound

13 Jun 2019 - The Star Online
KUALA LUMPUR: Profit-taking accelerated on the local market, dragging the FBM KLCI lower for the third consecutive day amid fading hopes for a trade deal at the G20 summit in Japan. As the June 28-29 meeting of G20 nations approached, the inaction of Washington and China in organising preliminary trade ...
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Daily Markets Briefing: STI down 0.06%

13 Jun 2019 - Singapore Business Review
Singtel led the gains at 0.91%. The Straits Times Index ended 1.84 or 0.06% lower at 3,207.25. The top active stocks were DBS, which edged up 0.08%, Singtel, which rose 0.91%, UOB, which grew 0.33%, OCBC, which slipped 0.09%%, and YZJ Shipbuilding with a 0.69% advance. The FTSE MidCap grew 0.32% whilst ...
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Chart of the Day: How much are Singaporeans covered by public health insurance?

13 Jun 2019 - Singapore Business Review
Nearly 7 in 10 are already covered by the Integrated Shield plan in 2017. This chart from CGS-CIMB with data from the Ministry of Health (MOH) shows that the public health insurance scheme has expanded its coverage to more Singaporeans from 2006-2017. By 2017, 68% of Singaporeans are already covered ...

Condo rents up 2% in May

13 Jun 2019 - Singapore Business Review
Rents in the OCR led the increase at 2.4%. Condo rents inched up at a slower pace of 2% YoY, but slid down 0.3% MoM in May, with the Outside Core Region (OCR) recording the highest increase at 2.4%, data from SRX Property revealed. Rents in the Core Central Region (CCR) and Rest of Central Region (RCR) ...

Daily Briefing: Grab reportedly eyeing virtual banking license; Thai e-commerce startup Pomelo launches in Singapore

13 Jun 2019 - Singapore Business Review
And a study found that Singaporeans bound for Taiwan are the most vulnerable to scams. From Reuters: Grab is close to hiring a consultancy to advise it on its banking potential and is preparing to apply for a license should the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) give digital-only banks a go, according ...

A first for Taiwan, BIO Asia-Taiwan 2019 to be held in Taipei, 24 July, with BIO's president Jim Greenwood to attend

12 Jun 2019 - ACN Newswire
At the recently concluded BIO 2019 International Convention, held in Philadelphia, president of BIO (Biotechnology Innovation Organization, the world's largest biotech industry association) Jim Greenwood met with Johnsee Lee, chairman of the Taiwan Biotechnology Industry Organization (Taiwan BIO) and ...