St Regis Residences penthouse sold at $15.8m loss

The sale was executed in Tokyo and took just two weeks to complete, instead of the usual eight to 12 weeks. -My Paper

S'pore employers cautious about hiring: Survey

ManpowerGroup poll shows only 16% expect Q2 staff strength to grow. -ST

'Younger workers can save enough to retire'

They must keep working, buy HDB flat within their means, says minister. -ST

Singaporeans top real-estate buyers among Asians

They account for a third of $55b region's investors spent on property worldwide. -ST
Businesses like banks, gyms can operate in some industrial areas

Businesses like banks, gyms can operate in some industrial areas

A URA circular dated Monday noted that clinics, banking halls and gyms are basic amenities that serve industrial workers' needs. -ST

US jobs data to loom large over markets

Key employment data from the United States due out this week is expected to shed light on the American central bank's monetary tightening policy. -My Paper

Low Keng Huat chalks up 201 per cent earnings surge

The firm recorded net profit of $144.9 million for the 12 months to Jan 31, up from the $48.1 million a year ago. -ST

Scandinavian bank sees S'pore as springboard

The bank's plans also include digitisation and big data which could be used to offer more to customers. -ST

'There's value in property counters'

Maybank Kim Eng cites potential privatisation, easing of cooling rules. -ST

Singapore women ranked 4th in equality survey

Women in Asia do well in education and employment, but not leadership. -ST

How much did tycoon lose on St Regis unit?

Weaker yen may have shaved $3m from Katsumi Tada's $15.8m loss. -ST

Borrowers upset over hike in margin for Sibor loans

Some home buyers with Citibank loans told spread will rise to 0.85 per cent. -ST

Taiwan expresses interest in joining China's AIIB

Taiwan has to be registered as Chinese Taipei in many international organisations. -China Post/ANN

More countries say to join China-backed AIIB investment bank

China's Finance Ministry said Austria had also applied to join and had submitted its documents to China. -Reuters

Philippine economy seen to grow by 6-7 per cent

Standard Chartered expects BSP to raise policy rates in 4th quarter. -PDI/ANN

Slump in resource prices hits trading companies hard

Major trading forms expect large losses from resource development businesses. -Japan News/ANN

Lotte, Shinsegae compete for rich Chinese

South Korea's two retail giants Lotte and Shinsegae are duking it out to attract the growing number of rich Chinese shoppers visiting the country. -Korea Herald/ANN