SINGAPORE REAL ESTATE
Far East Organization sells Tuas logistics warehouse building for S$120.6m
Things may have generally quietened on the property investment sales front with the year-end holiday season, but there are still some mid-sized deals taking place.
Singapore’s tourism sector to see sustained recovery on the back of healthy pipeline of events and offerings
Singapore’s tourism industry, though not yet at pre-pandemic levels, is expected to continue its recovery into the new year. With leisure travel still regaining ground in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the business travel and meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (BT-Mice) segment is expected to do the heavy lifting.
Singapore tourist arrivals dip from post-Covid record to 816,254 in November
Singapore’s international visitor arrivals slipped in November to 816,254, slightly down from October’s 816,758 and breaking a nine-month growth streak, going by latest figures from Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Tuesday (Dec 13).
Firms that drive S’pore’s growth can apply for higher quota of S Pass or work permits under new scheme
Firms that move the needle in advancing Singapore’s key economic priorities will temporarily be allowed to hire a few more foreign workers than permitted by the prevailing quotas for their industry. This is to ensure that their efforts to keep Singapore competitive are not derailed by manpower shortages.
Logistics, hospitality sectors likely to benefit from new M-SEP scheme allowing more foreign hires
Under a new scheme that kicked in on Tuesday, firms that advance Singapore’s key economic priorities will be allowed to temporarily hire a few more foreign workers beyond prevailing S Pass and work permit quotas for their industry.
Economists downgrade Singapore’s 2023 growth forecast to 1.8%: survey
Private-sector economists have slashed their 2023 forecast for Singapore’s economic growth to 1.8 per cent – down from 2.8 per cent before – while raising their inflation forecasts, in the latest quarterly survey of professional forecasters published by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Wednesday (Dec 14).
Singapore business confidence hits one-year low for Q1 2023: SCCB
Local business sentiment has moderated for the fourth straight quarter, hitting a one-year low for the first quarter of 2023, amid a mixed outlook across various sectors.
BlackRock’s top bet is shunning sovereign bonds in all scenarios
The chorus of buy calls on government bonds is growing louder but BlackRock begs to differ. The firm’s top conviction is to avoid long-term sovereign securities as inflation will continue to outpace central bank targets.
Chip Eng Seng to acquire remaining 30% of Maldives JV for US$1.3 million
Chip Eng Seng Corp will acquire the 30 per cent stake it does not already own in a Maldives joint-venture (JV) company for US$1.3 million, the property company announced in a Tuesday (Dec 13) bourse filing.
Chip Eng Seng shareholders should reject the raw deal offered by the Tangs
A major shareholder is again trying to buy up an unloved listed property group at a discounted price. Gordon and Celine Tang are making an offer for Chip Eng Seng, with an eye to privatising it.
Real estate platform Ohmyhome expects to raise over US$14.6m in IPO
Ohmyhome, a Singapore-based real estate platform, has filed for a US initial public offering (IPO) aiming to raise over US$14.6 million, according to a US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) document seen by The Business Times on Tuesday (Dec 13).
GLOBAL ECONOMY & GLOBAL REAL ESTATE
Through a glass darkly – a bumpy 2023 awaits the global economy
US inflation slows in November in smallest spike in year
BOE says 4 million households to face higher payments in 2023
Swedish property values to drop on debt woes, ratings firm says
Growth downgrade for China ‘very likely’ on Covid surge: IMF chief
Hong Kong reopens further into an uncertain 2023
Hong Kong strives to prove it can still be ‘Asia’s world city’
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