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Singapore condo rents fall 0.1% in August from July; HDB rents rise 0.1%: SRX

THE lacklustre rental market for both private and HDB properties dragged on for another month, going by data from real estate portal SRX on Wednesday. Rents for condominiums and private apartments in August dipped by 0.1 per cent from July, after being unchanged since May. This brings private rents back to year-ago levels, that is August 2017. Private property rents are also […]

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Singapore plans to attract more investments

SINGAPORE: One of the world’s easiest places to do business, the city state is making it simpler for investment managers to register funds locally as it goes after a bigger slice of the US$69 trillion global asset-management industry. While many asset managers have offices in Singapore, most of their funds are still registered in offshore jurisdictions. A […]

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Singapore’s small builders seen facing debt troubles amid curbs

[SINGAPORE] Singapore’s small construction firms are likely to face more difficulties repaying debt as a clampdown on property speculation worsens their already tight liquidity. The island’s economy grew at a slower pace in the second quarter than initially projected as construction plunged. Singapore increased stamp duties for developers in July, and also tightened borrowing limits […]

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How supermarkets fight food waste in Singapore

Last month, 24-hour store Mustafa Centre was found to be disposing of nearly 100kg of fruits and vegetables daily, sparking concerns about food waste in Singapore. According to the National Environmental Agency, the amount of food waste generated in Singapore has increased by about 40 per cent over the past 10 years. This number is […]

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