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New SGX trading rules: What you need to know

New SGX trading rules: What you need to know

Regulations meant to curb speculation and level playing field. -ST
Gold still a golden investment, but...

Gold still a golden investment, but...

It is not necessarily a safer haven than other assets. -ST
Stop spending your money to impress others

Stop spending your money to impress others

High-end brands often just ways to show off and unlikely to rise in value. -ST
Singapore SMEs are settling bills faster

Singapore SMEs are settling bills faster

Local companies are paying their bills seven days faster than they were in the first quarter of 2014. -BT
Singapore workers falling short of retirement goals

Singapore workers falling short of retirement goals

Emerging affluent may not be able to retire on as much as they had hoped due to late start in financial planning. -AsiaOne

Singapore Jan bank lending dips as commerce, financial loans decline

Total bank lending in Singapore fell in January from the previous month. -Reuters

China's yuan falls to more than 2-year low after c.bank sets weak midpoint

China's yuan fell to the lowest level against the dollar. -Reuters

Foxconn targets 70 per cent automation in 3 years: Gou

Foxconn's Terry Gou, chairman of the world's largest manufacturer of consumer electronics, yesterday said he hopes 70 per cent of assembly can be automated. -China Post/ANN

Citibank Taiwan releases results for Health Check for Personal Finances

Citibank Taiwan released the 2014 Health Check for Personal Finances. -China Post/ANN

Taiwan to face drastic workforce drop in next decade: Mao

Premier Mao Chi-kuo yesterday called for the nation to take notice of the dramatic drop of 180,000 people in Taiwan's workforce. -China Post/ANN

Share price of South Korea's biggest condom maker surges after court decriminalises adultery

Share price of South Korea's biggest condom maker surged. -Reuters

Shareholders support Asian bid for Australian food group

Shareholders of Australian food group Goodman Fielder on Thursday voted overwhelmingly. -AFP

Thai utility Ratchaburi plans to invest S$540 million in 2015

Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Pcl plans to invest. -Reuters

Asian shares mixed in morning trade

Asian markets were mixed Thursday after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen signalled the US central bank was in no hurry to raise rates. -AFP

Chinese rivals snap at Alibaba’s heels in cross-border e-commerce race

Chinese government push to promote e-commerce has created a host of online retail rivals for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Amazon.com Inc. -Reuters

Ominous signs forecast another sluggish export year

The sluggish economies in many countries, shrinking oil prices, and falling crop prices have started to show signs that Thai exports could see low growth. -The Nation/ANN

Pawn shops get hip, draw younger crowd

One manager says the stigma of his industry is fading, 20 per cent of customers are under 30, looking for easy cash at low rates. -TNP

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