Finance

Market sentiment improves; Chinese GDP data sends no surprise

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets US corporate earnings continue provide good surprises A 1.5% rebound in crude oil prices lifted energy stocks, which sent US equity benchmarks higher last night. Sentiment has been improved by better-than- expected US corporate earnings. Netflix, Yahoo, Goldman Sachs and Intel have all posted results outstripping market consensus. Netflix’s share price jumped 19% boosted by …

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Nine ways to avoid wasting money at your next restaurant meal

By SingSaver.com.sg Singapore restaurants offer fantastic dining experiences at a high cost. Here are some ways to spend less on your next meal out. Singapore does have an affordable dining option. It’s called a hawker centre. But if you want a break from greasy food and dine somewhere air-conditioned, you’re going to want to eat at restaurants in Singapore. Here’s a …

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Singapore’s Non-oil export slump deepens

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Singapore‘s Non-Oil export slump deepens Singapore’s Non-oil domestic exports fell 4.8% year-on year in September, deepening concerns of a sluggish economic outlook as external demand remains weak. In fact, from NODX shipments, to all top 10 major markets showed contraction, with the only exception from Hong Kong. The largest contributors to the decline in NODX …

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Why shy Singaporeans are more likely to lose money

By SingSaver.com.sg Singaporeans with social anxiety are at greater risk of missing out on life’s valuable opportunities. Social anxiety is not just a cause of awkwardness and stress. At its peak, shyness makes it hard to approach others, and handle the resulting interaction. The good news is that today, there are many avenues of help for Singaporeans with social anxiety. Mild cases can …

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Most Singapore companies promote staff without giving pay rise

A recent survey said that taking on more responsibilities for the same pay is more common in Singapore than people might think, according to a news written by Today. Specialised recruitment company Robert Half held an independent research which showed that 
only 17 per cent of Singaporean companies always provide a pay rise with a promotion. The report said that …

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Are cheap air tickets from Singapore really worth it?

By SingSaver.com.sg With so many extra costs and inconveniences, cheap air tickets from Singapore are sometimes anything but worth it. These days, budget airlines are beginning to dominate short flights from Singapore. Which is not surprising, because most Singaporeans don’t want to waste a year of mortgage repayments to top up our flight with cold buns and freezer-burned chicken. Before you …

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The four best credit cards for large purchases in Singapore

By SingSaver.com.sg If you need to make a large purchase in Singapore, use these credit cards to get cashback or 0% interest instalment plans. Credit card terms and conditions are valid as of 7 October 2016. In an ideal world, you only make large purchases after a lot of saving and planning. (Let’s define a ‘large purchase’ as an item that …

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US equity closed flat despite earnings surpassing consensus

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets China PPI flipped to positive territory for the first time since 2012 China Producer Price Index (PPI) readings unexpectedly flipped to positive territory in the month of September, showing further sign of stabilization of the world’s second largest economy. The factory-gate price rose 0.1 per cent from a year ago, lifted by higher coal and …

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Five money lessons Singaporeans can learn from Mustafa Center

By SingSaver.com.sg While entrepreneurs can learn from Mustafa Centre’s success, the average Singaporean can draw money lessons from it too. Mustafa Centre is Singapore’s biggest 24 hour retail mall. It’s also one of the biggest unofficial tourist attractions in the country, bringing in everyone from budget travellers to high-end hotel dwellers. But while many have pondered the business lessons of Mustafa …

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A crash course on getting emergency cash in Singapore

By SingSaver.com.sg Credit card cash advances have high withdrawal fees and interest rates. Here’s an option that will actually save you money if you need to borrow cash in a hurry. Interest rates, terms, and conditions are valid as of 11 October 2016.It’s easy to confuse credit lines with credit cards as they are quite similar, but we can assure you …

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