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Property investment is all about timing

When I presented “When Is The Best Time To Buy or Sell?” in September’s SMART Expo, I talked about timing in property investment. I mentioned that property agents often tell you it is impossible to time the market. You may not be able to time the market. But you can never be too good if you can’t tell the difference …

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MND releases first half of 2019 Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme

The Ministry of National Development (MND) on Thursday (6 Dec), said it has decided to moderate the total supply of private residential units for the first half of 2019 Government Land Sales (GLS) Programme as the the demand of private housing units has started to moderate. it stated that the Government will continue to monitor the property market closely and adjust …

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Daniel Thong: “You know an industry is broken when the government has to step in to tell the industry to pay their workers at least S$1000 a month.”

An industry is considered "broken" when the government needs to intervene in order to get employers to pay their workers "at least S$1000 a month", according to co-founder of co-founder of cleaning start-up Nimbus Daniel Thong, and "cleaning is broken in this industry". Referring to what Temasek Holdings chairman and former labour chief Lim Boon Heng said earlier in the same roundtable discussion …

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Prof Tommy Koh lauded by netizens for his progressive views on wages for low-income groups

During the round table discussion on wages in the ages of disruptions hosted by Straits Times, National University of Singapore Professor Dr Tommy Koh argued that the government's apparent resistance towards implementing a minimum wage in the Republic is rooted in "fake" ideological arguments. The Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the Singapore government has always insisted …

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Nine Thai companies recognised as outstanding brands winners at the Influential Brands® 2018 Ceo Asia Summit in Singapore

Influential Brands®, a think-tank research and business organisation which identifies, engages and recognises "The Champions of Excellence" throughout Asia, has named and recognised nine Thai companies as deserving winners at the 2018 Thailand's Outstanding Brands. The winners were judged not only on their outstanding success in its own category, industry or domain, but also on their significant growth in the past few years. Some of the key …

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DHL survey finds companies in Asia Pacific place more importance on green transport than other regions

The latest research report on ground transportation logistics by DHL, the world's leading logistics company, has revealed that companies in Asia Pacific place more importance on green transport than other regions do. The global survey found that a whopping 75% of respondents from the region believe electric vehicles will have a significant impact on transport in the next two years, …

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Government Supported Financing Schemes for SMEs

Running a SME in Singapore is challenging. High rental costs, tight manpower market and no easy access to bank financing are some of the pertinent challenges most SME owners face when trying to scale their operations. Heading into the last quarter of 2018, the economic outlook for 2019 is still murky with the prospects of the US-China trade war looming …

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GOJEK launches beta ride-hailing app in Singapore

DBS/POSB customers in Singapore will be the first to enjoy GOJEK rides during the beta phase Consumers in Singapore hungry for more ride-hailing choices will finally get to try GOJEK’s service with the launch of the beta version of its app, which will be made available for download from iOS and Android app stores in Singapore today. This marks the …

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Singapore needs to rethink its management of local & foreign talent if it wants to remain competitive in oil and gas industry

Recently, Singapore has been tightening the hiring requirements for expats. It’s now getting harder and harder for local companies to hire foreign talent, be it mid-level to managerial staff and beyond. This is becoming a real struggle for both expats and local business. One expat turned citizen, Phillip John William, who has been in Singapore for 43 years shared his …

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ValueChampion student interview series: Joel Ng, MITB candidate, SMU

by ValueChampion At ValueChampion, we strive to provide useful information regarding personal financial decisions. Recently, we have been interviewing university and graduate students to share their stories with individuals that are considering pursuing degrees themselves. In this part of our series, we interviewed SMU MITB candidate Joel NG. Graduate school is a major investment in one's professional future. Here at ValueChampion, …

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