Finance

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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Tuition centers vs private tutors: which is more cost-effective?

By SingSaver.com.sg There’s a S$15 difference between the hourly rates of tuition centres versus private tutors in Singapore. Tuition in Singapore is a billion-dollar industry, with parents spending up to thousands of dollars at tuition centres or private tutors each month. These after-school sessions are designed to help Singaporean students boost their grades, so they can keep up with their peers …

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China trade balance disappoints, Singapore GDP misses target

By Margaret Yang Yan Asian shares slump as China exports fell to seven-month low China’s exports unexpectedly fell to seven-month low, on the back of softer overseas demand and slowing internal growth. The September export reading dropped 10% in USD terms as compared to a year ago. Imports have declined 1.9% in USD terms. Trade surplus reads $42 billion, which …

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The best credit cards for six different types of Singaporean women

By SingSaver.com.sg Whether you’re a Luxe Shopper, Mum-ager, or Culture Vulture, the best women’s credit cards in Singapore can help you save serious money. When it comes to credit cards, Singaporean women are spoilt for choice. Whether your interests lie in designer fashion or theatre shows, there is a credit card that rewards you for it – which makes it all …

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Which air miles credit card are you?

By SingSaver.com.sg We take a look at the best air miles credit cards for three types of Singaporeans: credit card newbies, world travelers, and high flyers. Which are you, and what’s your air miles credit card?Credit card terms and conditions are valid as of 5 October 2016. With all the air miles credit cards in Singapore, you’re basically spoilt for choice. But …

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