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...

It is not necessarily a safer haven than other assets. -ST

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

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

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

They weren't lovin' him. McDonald's CEO out after sales slump

McDonald's Corp, fresh off one of its worst financial years in decades. -Reuters

Taiwan denies Malaysian IOI's application to buy Taipei 101

MOF reiterated that they will not allow any government-invested banks to extend repayment dates. -China Post/ANN

NTUC plan: Accounts for training grants

Singaporeans may soon get their own "training accounts" in which they can receive government funding to upgrade their skills. -ST

Tigerair lands back in black for latest quarter

Tough decisions to shut down loss-making operations and cancel plane orders have paid off for Tigerair. -ST

Singapore dollar hits 4.5-year low against US dollar

This is a move that extends decisive shifts by global policymakers to counter deflationary pressures and slowing growth. -Reuters

Oil price plunge: Winners and losers

The plunging price of oil, now at five-year lows, will be a boon to many companies that buy crude oil and its derivatives to run their businesses. -ST

Gloomy global outlook worries Thai exporters

Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) said yesterday that exporters are concerned about the World Bank and International Monetary Fund's downgrading. -The Nation/ANN

Fitters sees S$33.2 million revenue from new business

Fitters Diversified Bhd is expecting its newly added pipe-manufacturing business to contribute a maximum of RM90 million. -The Star/ANN

Brahim's confident of keeping Malaysia Airlines contract

Brahim's Holdings Bhd is confident to continue its in-flight catering contract. -The Star/ANN

1 in 2 S'poreans say mortgage prevents them from saving for retirement: Report

Mortgage and other debts are the biggest barriers in preventing Singaporeans from preparing for retirement. -AsiaOne

MF cuts global growth outlook, calls for accommodative policy

The International Monetary Fund lowered its forecast for global economic growth in 2015. -Reuters

SGX to deepen ties with local startups

SGX pledged its commitment to champion and be more active in the local startup ecosystem. -BT