Dollars and Sense

Total bank lending in Singapore fell in December from the previous month. -Reuters
Board of Trade of Thailand and the Thai Chamber of Commerce will soon call for a meeting with the Bank of Thailand to discuss currency risk. -The Nation/ANN
Caution rules ahead of ECB meeting, China data
ECB meets Thursday to decide on QE, Greek vote looms. -Reuters
Asia markets mostly up, euro struggles ahead of ECB meeting
Asian equity markets mostly rose Monday following a rally on Wall Street and a strong pick-up in oil prices. -AFP
S'pore sees deflation again after 5 years
The relatively rare phenomenon of negative inflation hit Singapore last month - its first appearance in five years. -My Paper
Asia could be in for financial crisis or crash landing, officials warn
Problems brought by credit-fuelled growth may be bigger threat to region than US tightening. -BT
Keeping a good cause afloat
Rental costs, manpower expenses and lack of demand for products and services can break a social enterprise. -ST
Great deals from The Luxe Nomad
The site has since raised more than $1 million from investors and partners, and works with over 400 Asian and European hotels and resorts to offer flash-sale deals on top of their best available rates. -BT
SingTel to give 10,000 SMEs free ad space
For a month, 10,000 SMEs here will garner a higher profile for their advertisements beamed out on an electronic billboard in Raffles Place, and all for free. -BT
Baby worth millions but parting is such sweet sorrow
Mech-Power Generator's MD hopes sale will secure its future. - ST