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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 SingaporeLegalAdvice.com 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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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 ...

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 ...

Singapore's NODX growth projected to slow down to 6.7% in 2018

18 Jan 2018 - Singapore Business Review
How will GDP growth be affected by the moderation? Singapore’s stellar exports performance in 2017 is starting to lose pace as exports of integrated circuits, computer parts, and printed circuit board (PCB) parts slumped before the year ended. NODX growth is now projected to moderate to 6.7% this year, ...

Singapore cuts monthly COE quota for small cars by 7.3%

18 Jan 2018 - Singapore Business Review
This dragged the average monthly COE quota for all vehicles to 8,544. Singapore cut the monthly quota for the Certificate of Entitlements (COE) it will issue in February to April 2018 from 8,635 to 8,544, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced. According to an announcement, the fall was caused ...

Frasers Centrepoint Limited issues $300m fixed perpetual bonds

18 Jan 2018 - Singapore Business Review
The bonds are part of its $5b multicurrency debt programme. Frasers Centrepoint Limited (FCL) issued $300m fixed rate perpetual bonds. According to a press release, the securities are part of its $5b multicurrency debt issuance programme established on 16 January 2017. The bonds were admitted to the ...
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Singapore to raise aerospace industry's value by $4b in 2020

18 Jan 2018 - Singapore Business Review
It also wants to create 1,000 new jobs in the industry. Singapore launched the Aerospace Industry Transformation Map (ITM), expecting to achieve a manufacturing value-added of $4b and introduce 1,000 new jobs by 2020. According to the Economic Development Board (EBD), the ITM's three key thrusts include ...

Chart of the Day: Telcos' data revenue per GB dips to US$6 in 3Q2017

18 Jan 2018 - Singapore Business Review
But data usage is the highest in almost three years. This chart from RHB Research shows that telcos' average data revenue per GB dipped from US$6.5 to nearly US$6 in 3Q2017. Meanwhile, average data usage hit the highest since the fourth quarter of 2014. On average, the figure hit nearly 8 GB per subscriber ...
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