THREATS from frayed US-China trade relations and a gloomy economic outlook could stifle any recovery for Singapore’s retail and industrial property markets in the near term, according to two research reports released by Colliers International on Wednesday.
RESALE prices of condominium units in Singapore dipped again in July for the second consecutive month, while the volume of sales surged by almost one-third, according to monthly figures from real estate portal SRX Property released on Wednesday.
August 17, 2019 11:15 PMSINGAPORE - Friends and relatives gathered at the wake of Singaporean kayaker Puah Geok Tin, who drowned during a trip in Malaysia, painted a picture of a woman who lived life large.
August 17, 2019 9:00 PMSINGAPORE - A little known rule change made two years ago has allowed car buyers to be exempted from car loan curbs if they wish. And it is completely above board, without them resorting to less-than-honest means such as inflating invoices, being party to dubious trade-in deals or setting up bogus businesses.
August 17, 2019 6:21 PMSINGAPORE - More than 5,000 Raffles Girls' School (RGS) alumni, ranging from recent graduates to those who had attended the school in the 1940s, headed back to their alma mater for one last hurrah on Saturday (Aug 17).
August 17, 2019 2:08 PMSINGAPORE - It began with a casual conversation among a group of St Patrick's School old boys last December, but ended up becoming an exhaustive attempt to track down as many batch mates and teachers as possible for a 50th anniversary reunion.
August 17, 2019 1:40 PMSINGAPORE - Employment practice watchdog the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (Tafep) said that it is looking into a Facebook post by video blogger Nuseir Yassin that calls for a Vietnamese person to apply for a job in his Singapore company.
AUSTRALIA-listed property developer Lendlease Group is injecting a shopping mall in Orchard Road into its upcoming global commercial real estate investment trust (Reit) listing worth at least S$1 billion in market capitalisation.
August 17, 2019 10:53 PMISTANBUL (REUTERS) - Strong rains in Istanbul on Saturday (Aug 17) flooded several neighbourhoods, as well as the Grand Bazaar, while officials said one person was found dead in the city.
August 17, 2019 11:10 PMBEIT UR AL-FAUQA, WEST BANK (REUTERS) - Sitting under an olive tree in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Muftia Tlaib scoffs at the attention she has recently received from the president of the United States.
August 17, 2019 5:08 PMNEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - China's ambassador to the United Nations blamed India for stoking tensions with Pakistan and called on both sides to exercise restraint after a rare closed-door Security Council meeting on the situation in Kashmir that failed to produce concrete action.
August 17, 2019 4:24 PMVENTURA (AP) - American actress Heather Locklear has pleaded no contest to charges that she fought with first responders during two visits to her Southern California home last year.
August 17, 2019 4:27 PMGIBRALTAR (REUTERS) - The United States has issued a warrant to seize an Iranian oil tanker caught in the standoff between Teheran and the West in a last ditch effort to prevent the vessel from leaving Gibraltar.
August 17, 2019 3:37 PMLONDON (BLOOMBERG) - The nature of how organisations capture and store the public's biometric data, such as fingerprints and images of faces, came under renewed scrutiny this week by security experts and regulators.
August 17, 2019 2:51 PMEL PASO, TEXAS (AP) - When Ms Jordan Ballard read that one of the victims of the El Paso massacre had few relatives and the public was invited to her funeral, the Los Angeles resident bought a plane ticket and flew to Texas to honour a woman she had never met.
August 17, 2019 11:24 AMSINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from US companies so that it can service existing customers, sources familiar with the situation said.
August 17, 2019 10:16 AMWASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Thousands of travellers at US airports faced delays on Friday (Aug 16) because of an nationwide outage of US Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) processing systems that lasted several hours.