reuters.com Archives - 25 April 2015, Saturday

  • For expats, Singapore becoming (a bit) cheaper to call home

    reuters.com 24 Apr '15, 4am

    SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - When Ritika Verma relocated to Singapore with her husband three years ago, she settled for an apartment much smaller than she wanted. "Having lived in France, finding out how much landlords were asking for rent was quite a shock," she said. Singapore was ranked ...

  • For expats, Singapore becoming (a bit) cheaper to call home

    reuters.com 24 Apr '15, 4am

    SINGAPORE, (Reuters) - When Ritika Verma relocated to Singapore with her husband three years ago, she settled for an apartment much smaller than she wanted. "Having lived in France, finding out how much landlords were asking for rent was quite a shock," she said. Singapore was ranked ...

  • For expats, Singapore becoming (a bit) cheaper to call home

    reuters.com 24 Apr '15, 3am

    GRAPHIC: Singapore rentals: link.reuters.com/vux54w By Aradhana Aravindan SINGAPORE, April 24 (Reuters) - When Ritika Verma relocated to Singapore with her husband three years ago, she settled for an apartment much smaller than she wanted. "Having lived in France, finding out how much...

  • Singapore Q1 private home prices fall 1.0 pct q/q

    reuters.com 24 Apr '15, 1am

    SINGAPORE, April 24 (Reuters) - Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority released detailed estimates for the change in private home prices in the first quarter of 2015: Quarter-on-quarter, percentage price change: Quarter Q1/2015 Singapore -1.0 private home prices CONTEXT: - Private ...

  • Deals in dark helped bitcoin take off, says chief scientist

    reuters.com 22 Apr '15, 10am

    LONDON (Reuters) - Without dealings in the "grey areas" of the global economy, bitcoin might not have grown to be worth the $3 billion it is today, according to Gavin Andresen, the closest thing the digital currency has to a CEO. Andresen, a self-confessed "all-around geek", is chief ...

  • Deals in dark helped bitcoin take off, says chief scientist

    reuters.com 22 Apr '15, 9am

    LONDON (Reuters) - Without dealings in the "grey areas" of the global economy, bitcoin might not have grown to be worth the $3 billion it is today, according to Gavin Andresen, the closest thing the digital currency has to a CEO. Andresen, a self-confessed "all-around geek", is chief ...

  • Oil prices drop as Middle East tension ease: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices extended declines on Wednesday a...

    Oil prices drop as Middle East tension ease

    reuters.com 22 Apr '15, 2am

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices extended declines on Wednesday as Middle East tension eased after Saudi Arabia ended a military campaign in Yemen, while industry data showed that a larger-than-expected build in U.S. oil inventories. Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday it was ending a m...

  • SINGAPORE PRESS-Straits Trading forms unit to trade property securities - Business Times

    reuters.com 22 Apr '15, 1am

    The Straits Trading Co's real estate investment arm has set up a new subsidiary, SRE Capital, to form and manage funds invested in real estate investment trusts, asset-backed trusts and corporate securities in the Asia-Pacific, the Business Times reported, citing the company. For a st...

  • Moving HQ to Singapore makes sense for Standard Chartered: Aberdeen's Young

    Moving HQ to Singapore makes sense for Standard Chartered: Aberdeen's Young

    reuters.com 21 Apr '15, 10am

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Standard Chartered (STAN.L ) has a strong business case to move its headquarters from London to Singapore and save millions in taxes as, unlike HSBC (HSBA.L ), it doesn't have a banking network in the UK, Aberdeen Asset Management said. "It's a far clearer busine...

  • China needs more reform to avert 'boom bust' market scenarios-BlackRock: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The chief execu...

    China needs more reform to avert 'boom bust' market scenarios: BlackRock

    reuters.com 21 Apr '15, 3am

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The chief executive of BlackRock Inc (BLK.N ), the world's largest money manager, said on Tuesday that China will need to continue to reform its capital markets to avert what he called boom and bust scenarios. "It is our strong belief that China needs more robust...

  • Oil prices ease as U.S. stockpiles seen rising

    reuters.com 21 Apr '15, 2am

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices eased on Tuesday on expectations of another rise in U.S. stockpiles and as Saudi Arabia keeps output near record highs, but prices remained near a 2015-peak reached last week. Crude prices have climbed around 18 percent since the start of April on spec...

  • Oil prices ease as U.S. stockpiles seen rising

    reuters.com 21 Apr '15, 2am

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices eased on Tuesday on expectations of another rise in U.S. stockpiles and as Saudi Arabia keeps output near record highs, but prices remained near a 2015-peak reached last week. Crude prices have climbed around 18 percent since the start of April on spec...

  • Oil extends gains on lower U.S. rig count, China stimulus: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Monday, ex...

    Oil extends gains on lower U.S. rig count, China stimulus

    reuters.com 20 Apr '15, 3am

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Monday, extending last week's gains as a drop in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for crude pointed to lower supply later in the year, while China's latest stimulus measure also underpinned the market. U.S. oil drilling rigs fell for a record 1...

  • Oil prices fall as OPEC production soars: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell in early trading on Friday, en...

    Brent rises above $64 after Yemen oilfield retreat

    reuters.com 17 Apr '15, 1am

    LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices repaired early losses to rally above $64 on Friday due to the conflict in Yemen. Brent crude was within sight of its 2015 high reached on Thursday and has rallied 16 percent in April, supported by Yemen and the prospect that lower prices are starting to c...

  • UPDATE 1-Singapore's Keppel Corp Q1 profit up as property earnings share grows

    reuters.com 16 Apr '15, 10am

    SINGAPORE, April 16 (Reuters) - Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corporation Ltd said on Thursday its first-quarter net profit rose 6 percent on year, reflecting a bigger share of earnings from its property arm and sale of some equity investments. The company's pre-tax profit, however,...

  • UPDATE 1-Singapore's Keppel Corp Q1 profit up as property earnings share grows

    reuters.com 16 Apr '15, 10am

    SINGAPORE, April 16 (Reuters) - Singaporean conglomerate Keppel Corporation Ltd said on Thursday its first-quarter net profit rose 6 percent on year, reflecting a bigger share of earnings from its property arm and sale of some equity investments. The company's pre-tax profit, however,...

  • RPT-INSIGHT-London stakes its claim as global bitcoin hub

    reuters.com 16 Apr '15, 7am

    * UK authorities want to promote financial innovation * Government also aims to curb bitcoin use in crime * Bitcoin backers say UK attitude makes London attractive * World's biggest bitcoin networking group is London-based By Jemima Kelly LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) - London, centre of...

  • Asia shares hesitate, Singapore stands pat on policy

    Asia shares hesitate, Singapore stands pat on policy

    reuters.com 14 Apr '15, 12am

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian share markets got off to a hesitant start on Tuesday as Singapore disappointed expectations of policy easing while Wall Street was weighed down by worries over the corporate earnings season. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) kept its policy unchanged, ...

  • Oil edges up as financial traders bet on higher prices: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices edged up in early Asi...

    Oil edges up as financial traders bet on higher prices

    reuters.com 13 Apr '15, 1am

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose slightly on Monday, continuing from a strong end to last week as financial traders increased bets on higher prices amid a slowdown in U.S. drilling, but analysts warned fundamentals remained weak. Front-month Brent crude futures LCOc1 were trading...

  • Oil prices edge back from 6 pct fall, but outlook weak: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose in early trading...

    Oil edges back from 6 percent fall, but outlook weak

    reuters.com 09 Apr '15, 1am

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose more than a percent on Thursday, clawing back a part of the 6 percent slump in the previous session that was triggered by a shock jump in U.S. crude inventories and record Saudi output, although analysts said sentiment remained bearish. A 10.95 mi...

  • Oil prices fall; Iran, China to discuss supplies

    reuters.com 07 Apr '15, 5am

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude prices fell almost $1 a barrel on Tuesday, with an Iranian delegation in Beijing this week to push for more oil sales. Oil markets were also pressured as Goldman Sachs (GS.N ) said prices needed to remain low for months to achieve a slowdown in U.S. o...

  • Brent falls over 1 percent after Goldman forecasts lower prices

    reuters.com 07 Apr '15, 2am

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday, paring overnight gains of nearly 6 percent, after Goldman Sachs (GS.N ) said prices needed to remain low for months to achieve a slowdown in U.S. output growth. Benchmark prices had surged on Monday as traders push...

  • Bitcoin technology startup hires Morgan Stanley manager

    reuters.com 06 Apr '15, 9pm

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Factom, a bitcoin technology company, has hired Morgan Stanley investment manager Jacob Dienelt as its head treasurer, the company said on Monday. Dienelt co-founded the paper bitcoin wallet company Lazzerbee while working at Morgan Stanley, where he had been for ...

  • Bitcoin technology startup hires Morgan Stanley manager

    reuters.com 06 Apr '15, 8pm

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Factom, a bitcoin technology company, has hired Morgan Stanley investment manager Jacob Dienelt as its head treasurer, the company said on Monday. Dienelt co-founded the paper bitcoin wallet company Lazzerbee while working at Morgan Stanley, where he had been for ...

  • Bitcoin technology startup hires Morgan Stanley manager

    reuters.com 06 Apr '15, 8pm

    NEW YORK, April 6 (Reuters) - Factom, a bitcoin technology company, has hired Morgan Stanley investment manager Jacob Dienelt as its head treasurer, the company said on Monday. Dienelt co-founded the paper bitcoin wallet company Lazzerbee while working at Morgan Stanley, where he had ...

  • Oil up more than $1 after Saudi's Asia price hike

    reuters.com 06 Apr '15, 5am

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil futures climbed more than $1 a barrel on Monday, after Saudi Arabia raised prices for crude sales to Asia for a second month, signaling better demand in the region. International benchmark Brent regained ground after tumbling as much as 5 percent on Thursday,...

  • Oil up more than $1 after Saudis raise prices to Asia

    reuters.com 06 Apr '15, 1am

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil futures climbed more than $1 a barrel on Monday, after Saudi Arabia raised prices for crude sales to Asia for a second month, signaling better demand in the region. International benchmark Brent regained ground after tumbling as much as 5 percent on Thursday,...

  • Oil retreats from large jump as focus returns to Iran talks: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Thursday...

    Oil retreats from large jump as focus returns to Iran talks

    reuters.com 02 Apr '15, 4am

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Thursday as attention returned to nuclear talks with Iran, with the prospects for a deal and an increase in Iranian crude exports helping to keep pressure on prices. Major powers and Iran have stretched talks on Tehran's nuclear program into a ...

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    Oil prices edge lower as Iran talks extend beyond deadline

    reuters.com 01 Apr '15, 2am

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil futures edged lower on Wednesday amid speculation that a last-minute deal over Iran's nuclear program would be reached that could allow more Iranian crude into world markets. Talks between Iran and six world powers to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear ...

  • Singapore Q1 private home prices -1.1 pct q/q

    reuters.com 01 Apr '15, 1am

    SINGAPORE, April 1 (Reuters) - Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority released its flash estimates for the change in private home prices in the first quarter of 2015: Quarter-on-quarter, percentage price change: Quarter Q1/20 Q4/20 Q3/2 Q2/2 Q1/2 15 14 014 014 014 Singapore -1.1 -0...