Finance

Will lower rental rates boost Singapore retail?

by Marcus Turner-Jones Singapore’s retail industry is suffering something of a tough time now, along with the country’s property market. Compared to the country’s booming financial and technology industries, retail is suffering from many of the same factors affecting high streets across the world; mainly the rise of ecommerce and online shopping. There has been some positive news for the sector …

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Seven financial tips to avoid getting into debt in your 20s

By ShopBack.sg Debt is an unnecessary stress that most Singaporeans will have to deal with throughout their lives. Yet, there has been a growing concern regarding the level of debt amongst Singaporean youths in recent years. Only 5 out of 10 millennials in Singapore, surveyed as part of the Manulife Investor Sentiment Index (MISI), believe that they are on track …

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SingPost to open SingPost Centre mall at Paya Lebar Central

Singapore Post (SingPost) is to open a new retail mall at the SingPost Centre next to Paya Lebar MRT Station in the second half of this year. SingPost Centre will house the new General Post Office, which combines traditional counter service with technology-enabled innovations such as POPStations and eSAM machines over a space measuring 3,330 sq ft. The new General …

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Healthcare failure disappoints the market

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets US equities closed broadly lower on Friday while gold and silver prices advanced to a nearly-two-month high, after Republicans withdrew President Trump’s new healthcare reform plan due to a lack of support. This shows that the new administration is facing not only external, but also internal resistance to implement their ambitious plans to reform and …

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Lack of fair treatment of HDB lease expiry

By Chris Kuan Back to Lawrence Wong’s mumble about not to assume all HDB flats are eligible for SERS. The trouble with HDB leases is not that they are 99 year leases – after all lots of property around the world especially in urban areas are leasehold. The real trouble is fair treatment of lease expiry. In the UK, leases are …

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A money minute with Shireena Shroff Manchharam

By SingSaver.com.sg How does she/he do it? It’s a question that we find ourselves pondering whenever someone appears to be always on top of their game — whether it’s their career, their style, or the way they raise their perfect children. The same can be said with one’s finances. But alas, unlike asking something like “where did you get those pair …

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Startup SG Founder: S$20m budget to support first-time entrepreneurs

To support first-time entrepreneurs who are just starting out, the Startup SG Founder scheme has prepared a budget of about $20 million. This was announced by Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon on Wednesday (22 Mar) at at the LaunchPad @ One-North Phase 2 Housewarming Party, an event marking the opening of the three new blocks. …

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