• Singapore  |  JANUARY 27, 2016 3:21AM

    Changi Airport says sees record passengers in 2015

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    Singapore Changi Airport bounced back from a weak start to the year to handle a record 55.4 million passengers in 2015, a 2.5% rise, helped by new carriers and growth in traffic from Thailand, Vietnam and China. Passenger movements in …

  • Singapore  |  JANUARY 26, 2016 5:49AM

    S’pore’s Dec factory output drops 7.9%

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    Singapore’s industrial production in December suffered its biggest slump in eight months, hurt by weak output in the electronics industry and the marine and offshore engineering sectors. Manufacturing output shrank 7.9% from a year earlier in December, the biggest drop since …

  • Economy, Singapore  |  JANUARY 25, 2016 8:45AM

    S’pore 2016 inflation forecasts unchanged, Dec core CPI up

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    Singapore's central bank said on Monday it was keeping its 2016 inflation forecasts unchanged even after a renewed slide in oil prices, while core inflation edged higher in December due to higher services costs.

  • Property, Singapore  |  JANUARY 21, 2016 2:30AM

    Foreigner buying of S’pore homes hits 7-yr low

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    Foreigners including the Chinese have cut their purchases of Singapore private homes to the lowest since the global financial crisis, leaving the market to depend on local buyers at a time when domestic interest rates are on the rise.

  • Singapore  |  JANUARY 20, 2016 11:33AM

    Temasek ropes in top European execs

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    Temasek Holdings has set up a panel of top European business leaders and regional experts to advise it on political and social trends relevant to its activities in the region, the investment firm said on Wednesday. The Singapore state investor …

  • Singapore  |  JANUARY 18, 2016 2:27AM

    S’pore Dec exports slide on slump in sales to China

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    Singapore exports fell more than expected in December as a slump in sales to China deepened, adding to worries that global headwinds will keep the trade-dependent economy on a wobbly footing this year.

  • Singapore  |  JANUARY 15, 2016 3:21AM

    Singapore’s HDB plans largest bond issue yet

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    Banks are bidding for the largest issue yet from Housing & Development Board, totalling up to S$1.6 billion (RM4.88 billion). The Singapore statutory board has asked banks for proposals to sell a seven-year bond for a target size of S$1 billion …

  • Featured and Exclusive, Singapore  |  JANUARY 14, 2016 10:58AM

    Agravis buys stake in palm product trader from Wilmar

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    German agricultural commodities cooperative Agravis said on Thursday it had bought a 33% shareholding in German palm products and animal feed trading house H Boegel from Singapore-listed commodities group Wilmar International Ltd. The move will give Agravis direct access to purchase …

  • Singapore  |  JANUARY 14, 2016 5:32AM

    Fitch affirms Noble’s rating at investment grade

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    Fitch Ratings affirmed Noble Group’s “BBB-” rating with a stable outlook on Thursday, remaining the only agency to assign the coveted investment-grade rating on Asia’s biggest commodities trader. The decision followed Noble’s improved balance sheet and sufficient liquidity position on …

  • Singapore, World Biz  |  JANUARY 13, 2016 7:22AM

    Qualcomm, TDK in RM13 bil radio-chip JV

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    Qualcomm Inc, the biggest maker of chips that run smartphones, is teaming up with Japan’s TDK Corp to create a Singapore-based joint venture that will make components for the growing market for radio-frequency chips used in handsets, robotics, cars and …