Singapore's economic growth slowed sharply in the first three months of the year, data showed Monday, but the central bank stood pat on monetary policy, saying it would be lifted by a pick-up in global growth.
The local market is turning its back on negative non-economic factors and investors are shifting their attention back to fundamentals after protesting students announced an end to their occupation of the Legislative Yuan's main chamber, a top finance official said Wednesday.
Encouraged by the Philippine economy's robust growth, Singaporean companies are now keen on tapping investment opportunities in the country's agriculture, retail and infrastructure industries.
A recent study by NPD DisplaySearch showed that global tablet personal computer (PC) shipments will rise to 315 million units in 2014, comprising more than 65 percent of the PC market.
In anticipation of shortages following the devastation wrought by the outbreak of a porcine diarrhea epidemic (PED) since last October, pork prices reached a 10-year high of NT$82.31 per kilogram at the end of Monday's auctions.
Shares in Taiwan on Tuesday extended a downtrend from the previous session, closing below 8,600 points amid lingering concerns over a crisis in Ukraine, dealers said.
The soaring cost of cars and utilities as well as a strong currency have made Singapore the world's most expensive city, toppling Tokyo from the top spot, according to a survey Tuesday.
Wi-Fi in aircraft, hobbled in the past by slow speeds, could soon take off as new technology enables passengers to surf the web as if they were in a coffee shop, Internet executives say.
Singapore said Friday that measures it had implemented to cool down the property market have succeeded but it was "too early" to relax them.
The number of people made bankrupt last year rose by 14 percent to reach 1,992 -- the highest percentage since 2009.