OCBC Bank first to launch AI-powered voice banking with Google

OCBC Bank has launched artificial intelligence (AI) powered voice banking in collaboration with Google, following the launch of Google Home and Google Home Mini in Singapore. Consumers will be able to speak to the Google Assistant on a smartphone or a ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore Central Bank Tightens Policy Amid Solid Growth

Singapore’s central bank tightened monetary policy on Friday, changing its stance for the first time in two years amid solid economic growth prospects for 2018. The Monetary Authority of Singapore, which uses the exchange rate as its main policy tool ... ( read original story ...)

A Central Bank With No Key Rate? Yes, in Singapore: QuickTake

Singapore monetary policy can sound a little back-to-front. While for most countries tighter policy equates to higher borrowing costs, it’s not necessarily the case for the Asian city-state, where interest rates can rise when the central bank is ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore’s premier real estate tilt elects first female chair

Following the success of its very first stand-alone gala dinner last November, the PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Singapore), presented in 2018 by Kohler and supported by PropertyGuru.com.sg, Singapore’s No.1 property site, returns for its eighth ... ( read original story ...)

Trade Risks Aside, Singapore Central Bank Is Ready to Tighten

Singapore’s central bank is one step closer to tightening monetary policy this week. A majority of economists surveyed by Bloomberg predict policy makers will look past the latest trade skirmishes between the world’s two largest economies and assess ... ( read original story ...)

Should I put my money in a property or stock investment?

This is seven per cent of the property value for the second house, for Singapore citizens (it’s 10 per cent for Permanent Residents, and 15 per cent for foreigners). And even Singapore citizens will pay the full 15 per cent ABSD, on the third and ... ( read original story ...)

Two weekend property launches see keen take-up rates

Savills Singapore research head Alan Cheong noted that the sales ... they may be able to sell their units at expected selling prices," he said. JPMorgan property analyst Brandon Lee said he believes the prices achieved in these new launches "will further ... ( read original story ...)