Parliament: There will be no commercial columbarium in Fernvale, says Khaw Boon Wan

"We now understand that the winning tenderer for this site, Eternal Pure Land Pte Ltd, is actually a private company without any religious affiliation," he said.

Ex-SMRT boss to step down as Auric CEO

She will remain as a consultant with the Lippo Group of companies, and will continue to advise Auric Pacific on various matters. -MyP/ST

Sea change in penthouse pool views: Buyers see red

Duo accuse developer of misselling condo with misleading sales brochure. -ST
Slow economic growth to put Chinese banks under pressure

Slow economic growth to put Chinese banks under pressure

Increasing nonperforming loans, rise of Internet finance among major challenges for sector this year. -China Daily/ANN
Govt scales back land sales in tepid market

Govt scales back land sales in tepid market

Sites on offer in first half of 2015 to yield fewer homes amid slowdown. -ST

Panasonic to quit making TVs in China, Mexico

Panasonic said it would finish its structural reforms by the end of the current year through March 31. -Nikkei Asian Review

Thailand ranked 75th-freest economy

Published in cooperation with The Wall Street Journal, the report ranked Thailand 12th out of 42 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. -The Nation/ANN

Classy chinoiserie

Design and entertaining experts share tips on adding traditional touches the modern way. -BT

MOM steps up checks on construction sites

3-week blitz to cover more than 200 sites to ensure safety first in CNY deadline rush. -ST

Infrastructure projects: Lowest bid = Highest risk?

The Government should investigate if these are linked, in the light of the latest stalled project in Braddell. -ST

More needs to be done for low-wage workers

Helping low-wage workers boost their CPF savings must surely be front and centre of their advocacy and policy proposals on behalf of this group. -ST

Gloomy outlook for shoebox units as their numbers rise

For the full year, prices fell about 5.1 per cent last year islandwide, with homes in the central region taking the biggest hit with a drop of around 5.7 per cent. -ST

Adding a green touch to manufacturing

New facility is first in Asia dedicated to giving new lease of life to components. -ST

Drug giant to expand Singapore R&D unit

$476m investment by Japanese firm will make unit one of the biggest here. -ST

NTUC ramps up courtship of PMEs

Latest $3m push aims to attract more professionals to join partner groups. -ST

Many expected the move but not the timing

MAS' move to slow Singdollar's rise could aid economic growth, say experts. -ST

Exporters may get lift but worries remain

A weaker Singdollar broadly makes exports more competitive. -ST