Singapore 

Save on the shave: Buying guide to the best razors and electrical shavers for men, Singapore News

The morning shave that we men start our day off with may often be seen as a minuscule part of our day. Yet if you accidentally nick yourself in the chin or neck, that pain and annoyance last the whole day. We can’t remove that cut for you, but we can offer a guide to a better and painless shave! MANUAL RAZORS VS ELECTRICAL SHAVERS Photo: Gillette MANUAL RAZORS Photo: Shopback ELECTRICAL SHAVERS Photo: Shopback BEST RAZORS AND SHAVERS Once you have decided which style of shaving is better for…

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Singapore 

Buying a yacht? Here are some things you need to know, Singapore News

When looking for your next cruiser of the seas, your bank account is the only limit when it comes to custom yachts – but plenty of models across the price and size range are available. The wide selection of builders and models mean your personal taste and needs can and will dictate your options. Those into fishing might consider Florida-based Boston Whaler’s lineup, claimed to be unsinkable in even the roughest waters, while those feeling opulent might opt for Sanlorenzo’s 126, with a fully customizable cabin furnished by high-end Italian…

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Singapore 

Buying or leasing a car: Which one is cheaper?, Singapore News

While the status quo of transportation in Singapore is public transport, cars still make up a considerable portion of travel. But cars are no affordable alternative to public transportation as purchasing a car often requires a six-figure commitment. Thus, many people consider leasing rather than purchasing a vehicle. However, while leasing a car requires lower up front costs and peace of mind regarding maintenance and insurance, will it save the driver money over the long term? We break down the costs below. OWNING A CAR COSTS MORE INITIALLY, BUT IS…

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Singapore 

Here’s what you need to know about the latest changes to CPF usage and HDB housing loans when buying residential properties, Singapore News

Starting from today (10 May 2019), new rules regarding the use of CPF for purchasing residential properties and HDB loan limits will take effect – for both HDB flats and private properties. DollarsAndSense explains what these new rules are – and how they might affect you. OLD RULES REGARDING CPF USAGE AND HDB LOANS In the past, how much CPF you can use to pay for your residential property and HDB loan amount depends on the length of lease remaining on your property. OLD SCENARIO 1: If your property has…

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Singapore 

Property: Are executive condominiums worth buying?, Singapore News

Executive condominiums (ECs) were originally introduced to cater to the aspirations and needs of the so called “sandwiched” class – those whose household incomes exceed the ceiling for public housing, but are not yet able to comfortably afford a private condominium. Currently, the monthly household income ceiling to qualify for an EC purchase is set at S$14,000, while it is S$12,000 for those purchasing the Housing and Development Board’s (HDB) Build-to-Order (BTO) flats. Over the years, 66 ECs have been successfully launched. To date, 63 of them have been completed.…

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Singapore 

5 things to consider when buying a home, Singapore News

Buying a home is a multi-faceted decision. Not only does it satisfy the physical need of having a roof over your head, it is also often an emotional decision – and imagine adding the element of investment into the mix! Most buyers long to get their hands on property that has potentially higher returns. But purchasing an expensive property may not guarantee a higher return. Data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) revealed that non-landed price movements for homes in the Core Central Region may not have higher price appreciation…

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Vietnam 

Shares extend losses despite foreign net buying – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Shares of Sabeco dropped 6.4 per cent on Thursday, the biggest loser among the VN30. — Photo voatiengviet.com HÀ NỘI  Shares declined further on Thursday amid rising investor caution, but foreign investors took the chance to increase their holdings. On the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange, the VN-Index decreased more than 1 per cent to close the session at 962.3 points. The southern market index lost 2.1 per cent in the last three sessions. On the Hà Nội Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index gave up another 0.64 per cent to…

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Property 

Pay close attention to stamp duty when buying property in Hong Kong

I would like to share a case regarding stamp duty liability so as to remind both property agents and consumers of the importance of understanding the types and amount of stamp duty payable before entering into any provisional agreement for sale and purchase.An agent introduced an industrial property to a prospective buyer. When asked about the ad valorem stamp duty payable on the transaction, the salesman told her that she did not have to pay any stamp duty if she sub-sold the property as… Source link

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Home 

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn hit with fourth Japan arrest warrant, for ‘buying family yacht with company cash’

Tokyo prosecutors served a fourth arrest warrant against former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Thursday, this time for alleged misuse of the automaker’s funds, sources close to the matter said.The prosecutors are investigating another allegation of aggravated breach of trust against Ghosn in connection with the use of part of 3.5 billion yen (US$31 million) paid to an Omani distributor since 2012 as sales incentives from Nissan’s so-called CEO reserve, a pool of funds Ghosn could use… Source link

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China 

China’s big spenders are reining in on buying cars, jewellery and watches as confidence in personal finance cools, Credit Suisse says

Chinese consumers are less confident about their personal finances, income growth and are cautious of making big purchases than they were a year ago as the country’s economic slowdown is beginning to weigh on sentiment, a Credit Suisse study has found.The number of respondents expecting an improvement in the state of their personal finances in the next six months has “decreased significantly by 5 percentage points to 30 per cent in 2018, after a strong recovery in 2017,” according to the Credit… Source link

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