Daily Archives: 2017-03-17

When is an ‘amenity’ not really an amenity

By SingSaver.com.sg When buying a property in Singapore, think twice before paying a premium for amenities. ‘Amenity’ is the most overused term in Singapore’s property market. It is a generic, catch-all term to suggest there are various conveniences around you. However, it’s important to get down to specifics. There are times when the so-called amenities are just a big money sink, and …

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Personalisation vs Privacy: How brands in Asia-Pacific can do better

Results of the “SAP Hybris Consumer Insight” survey revealed that almost 4 in 5 (78 percent) of consumers in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region will not choose to purchase from a brand again if their data had been used without knowledge. Despite this, more than 83 percent of respondents are willing to share at least some form of personal information with …

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Respond fast or risk losing customers in Singapore, shows survey by SAP Hybris

Results from the "SAP Hybris Consumer Insight" survey, revealed that responsive customer service, ensuring data privacy and transparency and personalisation as key factors in ensuring great customer experience and retention of consumers in Singapore. The survey found that at least two-thirds (67 percent) of consumers in Singapore will not choose to purchase from a brand again if their data had been …

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Lay-offs and unemployment rose while job vacancies fell in 2016

Singapore labour market went through its roughest patch in 2016. The condition is shown in the official full-year data released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Wednesday (15 Mar). Unemployment rose, and employment grew at a slower pace while rate of re-entry into employment among residence made redundant also fell. The number of job vacancies fell, lowering the job …

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Doctors a step closer to give liver cancer patients more healing opportunities

Researchers from the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and the A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) supported by the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) Translational and Clinical Research (TCR) flagship program Precision Medicine in Liver Cancer across Asia-Pacific Network (PLANET) have made a discovery that could transform the treatment of Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common but deadly type of …

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MPs issue alerts on fake accounts masquerading as them in social media

Cheryl Chan, MP for Fengshan, and Tin Pei Ling, MP for Macpherson SMC, have both posted alerts on their Facebook saying page saying that their friends have been receiving friend requests on their behalf from fake Facebook account. Ms Cheryl wrote on her post on Wednesday (15 March) asking people to ignore the requests and report the illegitimate account to …

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Grab vs Uber: Which is the Better Hailing App in Singapore?

By Value Penguin Everyone has heard of Uber and Grab. These two apps both rank as the top 5 most downloaded app in the Apple app store, and has huge followings in every community ranging from its users, media pundits and investors. But which is really the best app for consumers in Singapore for to use? We've collected data on …

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Green light to dynamic pricing system for taxi companies

Taxi dynamic pricing in the form of flat fares for trips booked via mobile applications proposed by taxi companies and Grab has been given a green light by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Public Transport Council (PTC). LTA and PTC said in a joint statement on Friday (17 Mar) they have no objections to the proposals on the …

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