Personal Finance

Investment and Savings

Employees cheer ideas, but some firms alarmed

Higher contribution rates for older workers was one idea that struck a chord with employees. -ST

Rise in pessimism among retail investors

32 per cent of survey respondents expect conditions to worsen over 6 months. -ST

7 reasons why fund managers invest in Singapore

Strategically surrounded by emerging ASEAN economies, Singapore boasts geographic and economic advantages that support a diverse and large fund management sector. -The Chio Lim Stone Forest group

Top fund manager warns of greater stock price volatility

Investors must brace themselves for sharper price swings in the stock market this year, a leading European fund manager has warned. -ST

Credits and Loans

Forex firm tells S'pore clients to pay up

More than 50 currency speculators in Singapore are being told to pay up. -ST

Indonesia raises 17.3 trln rupiah at bond auction, yields lower

Indonesia sold conventional bonds at an auction more than the previous time. -Reuters

Read fine print in credit card bills

Such scrutiny may save you from financial heartache. -ST

Single mom spent $7k on $4k pay

During the festive season from Christmas through to Chinese New Year, her monthly borrowings could top $10,000. -ST

Insurance

Allianz French life insurer fined over unclaimed funds

Allianz Vie fined 50 mln euros by financial watchdog. -Reuters

The business of retirement

Online, microsites have been created to give people simple frameworks to plan for retirement around, such as estimating their retirement expenses and figuring out how much income their current savings will provide. -BT

How much is your net worth?

You can quantify your net worth or the true state of your finances with a tried-and-tested formula. -The Star/ANN

Majority unprepared for retirement: Survey

Many hope to retire comfortably but only a minority are actually taking tangible steps to meet that goal, the survey of 1,000 Singaporeans and permanent residents. -ST

Investor Profiles

Secrets for SME success

They can improve growth through continuous learning and innovation. -tabla!

At 23, NSF is already a stock market veteran

Self-taught investor admits to mistakes but is driven by passion. -ST

When the fish smells of money, invest in it

Interior design firm owner's passion in rearing fish reaps monetary gains. -ST

High-flier cherishes her childhood dream

Ex-bonds trader aims to buy one property a year and hopes to retire early so she can go volunteering. - ST