13 Jun '11, 11pm

IM$avvy Headlines: Opportunities for the nimble amid uncertainty #investment #finance

CONCERNS over the European sovereign debt crisis, the US economic strength and overheating in emerging markets have sent stockmarkets on a six- week bearish streak. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones has chalked up its longest weekly loss in more than eight years. In Singapore, the Straits Times index closed at its lowest levels since March 31. The weakness on global equity markets is likely to continue through the next couple of weeks, and the ST Index could head towards the key 3,000 points level this week. The consolation is that the selldown could come on relatively thin volumes. Choppy US economic data is largely to blame. The latest numbers showing slowing industrial production and stubbornly high unemployment has once again raised concerns about a potential 'double dip' recession. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has expressed his frustration over the slow US recove...

Full article: http://www.cpf.gov.sg/imsavvy/infohub_article.asp?readid=...

Tweets

IM$avvy Headlines: Asia’s private banks can’t b...

cpf.gov.sg 14 Jun '11, 12am

'Costs haven't come down but revenues have come off ... Everyone faces this question: how do I make this business more pro...

IM$avvy Headlines: Japanese produce clearing ch...

cpf.gov.sg 13 Jun '11, 10am

JAPANESE produce is clearing checks and reaching consumers here faster after Singapore's food safety regulatory body intro...

IM$avvy Headlines: STI slumps in biggest fall i...

cpf.gov.sg 17 Jun '11, 4am

THERE was nowhere to hide yesterday as the market saw its sharpest fall in over three weeks with bad news seemingly coming...

IM$avvy Headlines: Asian #markets crash on Gree...

cpf.gov.sg 17 Jun '11, 12pm

FEARS that the simmering Greek debt crisis is about to spiral out of control and ignite another global credit meltdown sen...

IM$avvy Info Hub: Give back customer’s US$2.34m...

cpf.gov.sg 13 Jun '11, 11am

A WOMAN who lost US$2.34 million when a bank employee carried out risky investments without asking her permission is to ge...

IM$avvy Headlines: As easy as ABC #planning #ch...

cpf.gov.sg 13 Jun '11, 4am

For most parents, the big-ticket spending item is usually their children's education once the family's housing needs have ...

IM$avvy Headlines: New tax rules for Islamic fi...

cpf.gov.sg 09 Jun '11, 1pm

THE tax treatment of Islamic finance products will be brought into line with conventional products, said the deputy chairm...

IM$avvy Info Hub: STI drags lower on lack of cu...

cpf.gov.sg 13 Jun '11, 4am

SINGAPORE shares continued to slide, as investors saw few incentives to buy or even participate in the market. Even a soli...

Good news for some of us! IM$avvy Headlines: SG...

cpf.gov.sg 09 Jun '11, 7am

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) will list 19 Singapore government bonds from July 8 as part of its deeper push into the fixed...

IM$avvy $avvy Blog Corner: Old MacGrath and his...

cpf.gov.sg 12 Jun '11, 6am

Old MacGrath owned a farm in a countryside where he kept a few cows for dairy milk. In one particular milking session, the...

IM$avvy Headlines: New condos command fat premi...

cpf.gov.sg 09 Jun '11, 2pm

(SINGAPORE) Despite the record supply of state land, launch prices of new 99-year condos continue to climb, spurred by str...

IM$avvy $avvy Blog Corner: On #Singapore and #c...

cpf.gov.sg 26 Jun '11, 2pm

A bit more of a Singapore focus. Now that the general elections are over, we have various economic data and news coming, a...

IM$avvy Headlines: New go-to book on Singapore’...

cpf.gov.sg 24 Jun '11, 10am

TAX experts can now go by the book when they have a tough question about the system. And what a book. The Law And Practice...

IM$avvy Headlines: Idea Of The Week: 3 Tips For...

cpf.gov.sg 21 Jun '11, 11am

Need to do financial calculations? Click here Most popular articles Is This a Good Time to Invest in Japan? MBS does a bal...

IM$avvy Headlines: Pound at one-year low agains...

cpf.gov.sg 24 Jun '11, 9am

(SINGAPORE) The sterling was pounded yesterday by a series of discouraging developments, ranging from weakening retail sal...