Singapore to benefit from Hong Kong tax hike

SINGAPORE: Singapore may benefit from Hong Kong’s recent increase in stamp duty for overseas property buyers. According to Cushman & Wakefield, Singapore’s three-year slump in house prices could end this year as foreign investors in Hong Kong are ... ( read original story ...)

2 reasons why SPH's media business is on a slump

Weak business sentiment lowers spending on display ads. The growth in Singapore Press Holdings' earnings is largely dependent on its media business, which is highly affected by the city-state's economic prosperity of Singapore. According to UOB KayHian ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore Overtakes Hong Kong as Asia’s Top Financial Hub

Singapore boasts an agreeable business establishment and operation environment and promotes access to the burgeoning ASEAN region while featuring significant international linkages. Owing to its relationship with China, Hong Kong presents valuable ... ( read original story ...)

Time to relook monetary policy in Singapore?

Singapore's exchange rate-centred monetary policy was implemented ... lowering corporate tax rates and other steps to reduce the cost of doing business. In severe downturns, expansionary fiscal policy has been used (such as in 2009). ( read original story ...)

Swiss banker latest conviction in Singapore's 1MDB-linked cases

Jens Sturzenegger, a former branch manager at Falcon Private Bank in Singapore, became the first foreigner convicted in the city's probes linked to a Malaysian state investment fund. Sturzenegger, 42, pleaded guilty to six charges, including failing to ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore exports jump on solid China sales, Trump factor a worry

SINGAPORE: Singapore's exports in December jumped for a second month thanks to solid shipments to China in a tentative sign of recovery for the external sector, but analysts were cautious about the outlook amid protectionist concerns stoked by incoming U.S ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore exports extend rebound, rising 9.4% in December

SINGAPORE: Exports in Singapore rose further last month, extending a rebound from November, according to figures released by International Enterprise (IE) Singapore on Tuesday (Jan 17). Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) expanded 9.4 per cent in December ... ( read original story ...)