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Me & My Property: Tested formula for buying property

SINGAPORE – Buying property can be daunting, given factors like price, location and amenities to consider, but Knight Frank executive Linda Chern approaches the task with slide-rule precision. She has devised her formula over many years of real estate experience and applies it with a keen eye. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading […]

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askST: The Ministry of Manpower has been releasing quarterly data on the labour market and weekly jobs situation reports. How can job seekers and employers use these to their advantage?

A: You can get an overview of the labour market’s performance through the labour market reports. They contain indicators such as unemployment rates, retrenchments, the ratio of job vacancies to unemployed people, and the rate of re-entry into employment within six months of being retrenched. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full […]

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High-paying jobs: Fleet superintendent charts path to success

Less than a year into his new job at global shipping giant Maersk, fleet superintendent Benny Lim was presented with a major problem: a vessel he was managing broke down in South America. It was stuck there for almost a week and Mr Lim did 12-hour shifts in rotation with a colleague to troubleshoot with […]

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Renminbi seen as safe haven after strong showing

The Chinese renminbi is drawing attention as a haven from volatility after its best quarter in 12 years. The onshore renminbi gained 3.8 per cent in the three-month period ending Sept 30, the most since early 2008, while its offshore counterpart advanced more than 4 per cent. That was more than Group of Ten (G-10) […]

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Lower demand with remote working

Leasing activity remained muted during the second quarter as brokers were unable to close deals during the circuit breaker period. The demand for new office space in the near term is likely to remain weak because remote working is continuing to be the default mode of operation, even after the circuit breaker. Also, corporate occupiers […]

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Choosing a college via virtual tours

With college campuses closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, free virtual tours have grown in popularity. High school juniors hoping to begin college in autumn next year are not able to visit campuses in person, but they and their families have many ways to explore their options while staying safe at home. Here is a […]