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Singapore REITs (2018) – Moneysmart guide to investing in REITs

Investing in real estate is part of the Singapore Dream. Own property, become a landlord, enjoy a consistent stream of rental income until the end of your days. I did say it’s a dream, right? In truth, being…

Keppel sets new pledge to cut carbon emissions by 28.8% from 2010 levels by 2030

Keppel Corp has set a new long-term target of cutting its carbon emissions intensity by 28.8 per cent from 2010 levels by 2030 in its global operations. The new goal is atop Keppel’s previous 2014 goal of hitting…

StarHub best for mobile data speed, while Singtel has superior 4G reach: Report

Telco StarHub has come up tops in terms of download and upload speeds in an inaugural report on mobile broadband experience in Singapore, which was conducted by UK-based wireless technology company OpenSignal. The firm, which in Feb ranked…

S’pore must not resent neighbour’s decision on rail project

I read with interest the report, “HSR decision ‘not an ominous sign for bilateral relations’, shows Mahathir-led govt’s priorities: Analysts” (May 30). The new Malaysian government has dropped the KL-Singapore HSR project, which it deems not beneficial to…

Bad air days? The problem could well be domestic

Forest fires in the region are often blamed for bad air days here, but new research has pointed to a different source of pollution – home. Two out of every three bad air days in Singapore can be…

Why rethinking waste may be good for business

Businesses that can leverage smart technologies to create sustainable solutions for cities, particularly in the field of waste management, will find opportunities aplenty. This was one major takeaway from a panel discussion themed “Optimising smart technologies for novel…

En bloc potential: 7 reasons why a collective sale tender fails

Having en bloc potential is not a sure sign you’ll hit the jackpot. Even when enough signatures are gathered, some collective sale attempts appear to have as much chance of going through as a US-North Korea peace deal.…

Najib: Gains from HSR outweigh cost

The benefits from the HSR project outweigh its cost, said former PM Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. In a FB post yesterday, Najib said studies show that the HSR project, which would link KL to Singapore, would bring…

3 blocks at MacPherson Lane to be HDB’s latest Sers project

Three blocks of flats at Blks 81 to 83 MacPherson Lane are the latest to be selected for the Sers, HDB announced on Thurs. A total of 313 residential units, most of which are two-room and three-room flats,…

URA, HDB release land for 1,880 homes, including EC in Tampines

URA and HDB have released three sites at Dairy Farm Road, Sims Drive and Tampines Ave 10 for sale. URA site at Dairy Farm Road is for residential development and commercial use at the first storey, authorities said…

Co-living in Singapore – are we there yet?

The co-living market in Singapore saw unprecedented activity over the past 12 months with millions of dollars of funds being pumped into operators, enabling them to embark on an expansion spree. Investors’ optimism in the market raises the…

LTA to demolish crossheads of PIE viaduct that collapsed last year

Nearly a year after a construction failure which killed one worker and injured 10 others, LTA has decided to demolish all crossheads on uncompleted sections of the Upper Changi PIE viaduct. A crosshead is the horizontal beam on…

Malaysia’s HSR decision could leave a ‘hole’ in JLD: Analysts

Malaysia’s decision to pull the plug on the HSR project will leave a gaping “hole” — all 12 hectares of it at least — in the upcoming Jurong Lake District (JLD), said property experts. In recent years, large…

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