Finance

Easier access to simpler funds for retail investors

Singapore, 29 April 2015 – From today, retail investors can expect easier access to a wider range of investment funds, including exchange-traded funds (ETFs). This enhancement is part of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) broader effort to expand the range of simple, low-cost investment options available to retail investors. Previously, all investment funds which used derivatives were classified as Specified Investment Products (SIPs). SIPs are more …

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Halt construction of RC Centre at The Peak @ Toa Payoh: SPP

The Singapore People’s Party (SPP) has issued the following statement calling for the government to halt development on the construction of the RC Centre at the Peak @ Toa Payoh. This is because residents have raised concerns about the construction, with up to 87% of residents not in favour. The SPP calls on HDB to halt the construction of the RC …

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Telling the good developers from the bad ones

A priest is dying. On his deathbed, he asks to see a property developer and a lawyer. Both of them arrive timely to see him. “We are very touched that you remember us at the end of your journey.” They tell the priest. The priest gasps, holding tightly the hands of the developer and the lawyer. “All my life I’ve …

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Implications behind the improved URA Property Price Index

By Property Soul If you have a good memory, you may still recall that I have written to The Straits Times Forum in December last year on “Public deserves reliable, consistent data”. In URA’s reply, they mentioned about working towards making improvements to the property market data and will release the nett prices of individual units sold by developers on …

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Singapore owned YUEN development launches sale of luxe condo in Cambodia’s city of the future

Bookings outperform expectations at 60 percent with Singaporeans and Overseas investors forming bulk of buyers. YUEN Development Co., Ltd, a Singapore-owned property developer, officially launched the sale of its phase one luxury condominium – La Vie Residences. Located in Chroy Changvar – Cambodia’s city of the future and adjunct to the capital city of Phnom Penh, La Vie Residences is …

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5 Ways Budget 2015 Might Give You A Little More Pocket Money

By Dinesh Dayani, Dollars and Sense Before the big unveiling, many Singaporeans, us included, expected a bumper giveaway since the nation is turning 50 this year. Appearently, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam didn’t get the memo, as the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister decided to take a more prudent view instead. Here are 5 ways you may get more money from Budget 2015 …

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The property market in the Year of the Goat

By Property Soul As we usher in the lunar new year, property enthusiasts are trying to peep into the crystal ball to see how the market will fare this year. Below are what PropertySoul.com sees in the Singapore property scene in the Year of the Goat (or Sheep). (Disclaimer: I have no vested interest in any property-related company, or influence …

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Balancing the demands of the various groups of CPF members

By Timothy Ho DollarsAndSense.sg weighs in with our views on why the CPF Review Panel has one of the most unenviable tasks in Singapore. Here is the one thing that the CPF Review Panel would have realized by now. They are part of a review process that will never attain public approval regardless of what they recommend. Here is why.  …

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What Plunging Oil Prices Mean To You (Part 1)

By Dinesh Dayani, Dollars and Sense DollarsAndSense explores how declining oil prices will affect Singaporeans. In part 1, we explore the impact on transport prices, holiday expenses and consumers. In part 2, we explore the impact on property prices, investors and the Singapore economy. Almost everyone will know by now that oil prices have been declining. It has now dropped …

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The stick behind the dangling carrot

By Property Soul Be the first to see the latest car models Two weeks ago I received an email invitation from my car manufacturer. The marketing message read like this: “(Car company) invites you to the Singapore Motorshow from 16 to 18 January. Be the first to discover the most exciting cars of 2015 … This event is for you …

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