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2nd round of Rental Support Scheme payouts for owners, tenants to start Sept 22

Straits Times 17 Sep 2021
SINGAPORE- More than 35,800 tenants and owner-occupiers will receive their second Rental Support Scheme (RSS) payouts from Sept 22. In a joint statement on Friday (Sept 17), the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said the payouts, totalling over $200 million, will be disbursed ahead of schedule by about a month.
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Rental demand for HDB, condos rebound in August with easing of Covid-19 curbs: SRX data

Straits Times 15 Sep 2021
SINGAPORE - Rental demand for both Housing Board and condominium units rebounded last month after tenants returned to the market as Covid-19 viewing restrictions eased. Flash data from real estate portal SRX on Wednesday (Sept 15) showed that the rental volume for private apartments rose 6.6 per cent month on month in August to 4,907 units.
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Parliament: Two weeks of rental waiver for qualifying SME and non-profit tenants

Straits Times 13 Sep 2021
SINGAPORE - Commercial landlords will be required to provide two weeks of rental waiver to eligible small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and non-profit organisations affected by phase two (heightened alert) measures ... To qualify for the rental waiver from landlords, the tenant needs to meet several criteria.
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ABS-CBN enter partnership for movie streaming in Singapore

Manila Bulletin 13 Sep 2021
ABS-CBN Corporation is teaming up with Cathay CineHome, the streaming video rental service of leading cinema operator Cathay Cineplexes in Singapore, for the rental of Filipino movies ... Cathay Cinehome is the digital extension of the Cathay Cineplexes, a streaming service for video-on-demand (VOD) for movies in Singapore.
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Attending to elderly folk who live or die alone

Straits Times 11 Sep 2021
Singapore Casket’s assistant general manager, Mr Calvin Tang, said cases of the elderly dying alone are unpredictable ... The skeletal remains of Mr Tan Cheng Soon, 69, were found in his rental flat in Jalan Bukit Merah by the Singapore Civil Defence Force after his neighbour called the police about a foul smell.
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Home sale and rental prices may rise after changes to P1 Registration: Property experts

Straits Times 10 Sep 2021
SINGAPORE - Sale and rental prices of homes near popular primary schools may rise following changes to the Primary 1 Registration framework to help more children secure a place in a school near their home, say property experts ... However, experts said these changes are likely to collectively result in increasing rental prices in areas near schools.
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Shanghai aluminum near a 13-year high as Guinea unrest stokes supply woes

Mining Dot Com 08 Sep 2021
Everyone is trying to get the earliest ship to avoid clashing with arriving just prior or during the National Day break, which results in unnecessary rental and delivery delays,” a Singapore-based trader said, adding that the Guinea unrest also boosted prices ... Chinese markets will be closed during Oct. 1-7 for a holiday ... .
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Consumers can now view property agents' past deals for all homes

Straits Times 03 Sep 2021
The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) has published a complete record of all residential property transactions facilitated in the past 24 months by property agents in Singapore ... With this, consumers may have "better visibility" of the track records of Singapore's real estate salespeople, said CEA.
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Singapore property agents' transaction data now available for all residential properties

Straits Times 03 Sep 2021
SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) has published a complete record of all residential property transactions facilitated in the past 24 months by property agents in Singapore ... With this, consumers may have "better visibility" of the track records of Singapore's real estate salesmen, said CEA.
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Tax collection down by 7.3% last FY; $28.2 billion in grants given out by Iras

Straits Times 02 Sep 2021
SINGAPORE - Tax collection fell by 7.3 per cent in the last financial year, and a total of $28.2 billion in grants was given out by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Iras) to support jobs and businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic ... Total tax collection fell due to dampened business activities amid the pandemic in Singapore, Iras said.
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SMRT rolls out 15 fully electric cabs under new brand Strides Taxi; 300 to ply ...

Straits Times 30 Aug 2021
Temasek-owned SMRT currently operates the third largest cab fleet in Singapore with around 1,780 vehicles, all of which are diesel-electric hybrids ... It is expanding its electric and hybrid vehicle fleet in Singapore through its rental arm GrabRentals, and aims to have a full fleet running on cleaner energy by 2030.
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Employers support measures to uplift lower-wage workers, but some concerned about higher costs

Straits Times 30 Aug 2021
SINGAPORE - Employers recognise the need for the measures taken by the Government to uplift the lot of lower-wage workers, but some have concerns about the impact on business costs ... In a statement, the Singapore National Employers Federation (Snef) said that it strongly supports the measures recommended by the workgroup.
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Experts say mixing rental, purchased flats in same block will bring benefits

Straits Times 28 Aug 2021
SINGAPORE - When Madam Arsalinah Mohamed Arsad moved into her two-room rental flat at Marsiling Greenview in 2018, she thought the Housing Board had given her the wrong address ... Singapore University of Social Sciences associate professor Leong Chan-Hoong said rental units are ...
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Her rental flat in integrated housing is a big improvement on old one

Straits Times 28 Aug 2021
When Madam Arsalinah Mohamed Arsad moved into her two-room rental flat in Marsiling Greenview in 2018, she thought the Housing Board had given her the wrong address ... Singapore University of Social Sciences' Associate Professor Leong Chan-Hoong said rental units are grouped with smaller housing types such as three-room flats, which is helpful.
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More integrated Housing Board blocks that mix rental and purchased flats being planned

Straits Times 28 Aug 2021
SINGAPORE - More integrated Housing Board blocks that mix rental and purchased flats are in the pipeline, as they provide the opportunity to enhance inclusiveness within ...
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