Economists cut Singapore's GDP growth forecasts to 1.4% for 2016, 1.5% for 2017: MAS

Professional forecasters expected Singapore's economy would grow just 1.5 per cent in 2017, down from the the previous forecast of 1.8 per cent. -CNBC

Over 13,000 laid off in first 9 months of 2016, highest since 2009: MOM

The bulk of the layoffs came in the services sector. -AsiaOne

Boomtime buyers now big losers

More than 800 condo units were resold at a loss this year as economy slows. -TNP

Singapore stresses under a wealth of worries

Some economists call Singapore the new sick man of Asia, supplanting the Philippines. -Reuters

Feline-friendly designs give couple's colourful flat the purr-sonalised touch

Feline-friendly design and furnishings take centre stage in this colourful apartment. -Home & Decor

Trading on Trump's tweets not a smart move, says DBS chief investment officer

DBS CIO Lim Say Boon said traders should not discard the importance of charts, technical analysis and economic trends to play in the market. -CNBC

London's economic system could collapse post-Brexit: City bosses

"The economic system is like a Jenga tower… you don't know what will happen if you pull pieces out," HSBC chairman Douglas Flint said. -CNBC

China's new battleground for local and foreign firms: Talent

Homegrown Chinese companies are now going head-to-head with multinationals when it comes to recruitment of top talent, salaries and career opportunities. -CNBC

Why a university degree is no longer a golden ticket to success in Singapore

What university degrees and newspaper clippings for food stalls have in common. -Dollars and Sense

Trump, China's Ma hold 'great' meeting to create 1 million US jobs

The incoming Republican president and China's richest man was focused on enabling US small businesses to sell goods into China and Asia. -AFP

5 habits to follow in 2017 if you want to get rich

If you want to see your bank account grow over the next year, adopting new money and lifestyle habits now is a smart way to start. -CNBC

Malaysia to build giant $64 billion port on Carey Island

The massive port-industrial city project, with infrastructure investments of more than S$64.3 billion, will cover an area of over 100 sq km. -The Star/ANN

McDonald's sells China operations for $3 billion

The deal is part of an international turnaround plan as McDonald's struggles with sluggish growth at home. -AFP

Malaysian PM says central bank's measures will stabilise ringgit

Bank Negara implemented measures in November to curb offshore trade of the ringgit and stem the fall of a currency. -Reuters

Monalisa and the art of making money

Financial planner's advice to young people is to set aside half of what they make to invest. -ST

New year, new career goals?

Is life about the hustle and going the extra mile at work? Or should we prioritise getting the job done during work hours and spending time with loved ones? -BT

Malaysia govt to wind up 1MDB: A look at the state fund's debts, assets and liabilities

The Malaysian government is working towards the winding up of 1MDB under a plan spearheaded by a high-level government unit. -ST