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Rehiring age will be raised to 67 in 2 to 3 years

Rehiring age will be raised to 67 in 2 to 3 years

THE Government has opted to give time to companies to re-employ workers to age 67 because forcing them to do so immediately may end up backfiring, said Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin. -ST
More CPF flexibility under study: Minister

More CPF flexibility under study: Minister

Option of varying savings, payouts raised ahead of review panel's report. -ST
Clock's ticking on ATM card activation

Clock's ticking on ATM card activation

Hundreds of thousands of bank cards, as The Straits Times understands, will not be accepted next month if users do not quickly activate new cards that have arrived in the mail. -My Paper
More homes put up for fire sale as borrowers default

More homes put up for fire sale as borrowers default

159 properties were put up for fire sale this year - five times the 32 units last year. -ST
10 'outrageous' events to turn markets topsy-turvy

10 'outrageous' events to turn markets topsy-turvy

Saxo Bank’s 2015 list includes British property crash, Russian govt default. -ST
S'pore firms urged to overhaul processes to match foreign peers

S'pore firms urged to overhaul processes to match foreign peers

In doing so, they need to take a hard look at how they work, as a first step to achieving sustained productivity gains. -ST
Sold: 26 Good Class Bungalows. Value: $588m

Sold: 26 Good Class Bungalows. Value: $588m

Demand for this class of home still healthy, with prices holding up. -ST
South Beach eyeing big names in retail, F&B

South Beach eyeing big names in retail, F&B

Move is to set Beach Rd development apart from nearby Suntec, Raffles City. -ST
Public contracts keep construction up

Public contracts keep construction up

They provide a buffer against fewer private sector projects. -ST
Property trust acts to protect returns

Property trust acts to protect returns

Weakening yen prompts CRT to hedge almost all of its distributable income. -ST
PCRT shares to be suspended following buyout by parent

PCRT shares to be suspended following buyout by parent

Developer Perennial Real Estate Holdings made a voluntary conditional offer to acquire all the remaining units of PCRT in exchange for new PREH shares. -ST
Dutch car maker Spyker declares bankruptcy

Dutch car maker Spyker declares bankruptcy

Sports car maker Spyker on Thursday declared bankruptcy. -AFP
Singapore's PSA to jointly build Jakarta terminal

Singapore's PSA to jointly build Jakarta terminal

Singapore's port operator PSA International has joined hands with Indonesia's largest port operator and two Japanese companies to build a container terminal in Jakarta. -Reuters
Merry time for online retailers

Merry time for online retailers

More shoppers across Asia are sending their yuan, yen, won or ringgit across borders, often choosing to buy their presents abroad through websites. -China Daily/ANN
Malaysia's squeezed middle

Malaysia's squeezed middle

Without integrated policies to help them tackle the rising cost of living, the sandwich class faces a bleak 2015. -The Star/ANN
7 things you should never say to your boss

7 things you should never say to your boss

No matter how cool your boss might seem, there are just some thing you really shouldn't say to her. -herworldPLUS
Rouble crisis spells both trouble and opportunity

Rouble crisis spells both trouble and opportunity

Two Singapore firms with deep links to Russia find themselves in strikingly different positions as they try to weather the currency storm besetting the country. -ST

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