Hang Seng Index closed up 0.2 per cent at 22,562.80 points. -Reuters
Ascott Residence Trust Management chairman Lim Jit Poh noted that the Reit has continued to acquire "quality assets" in the first three months of this year. -ST
HDB dwellers made up 86 per cent of the buyers, and more than half, or 55 per cent, were second-timer households. -ST
Singapore index, boosted by better-than-expected tech earnings on Wall Street, rose to a near 11-month high. -Reuters
You won’t find run of the mill store-bought furnishings here – almost every piece was customised by the home’s designer. -Home & Decor
A total of 11,560 workers were laid off in 2013, up from 11,010 in 2012. In both years, this affected 5.8 workers per 1,000 employees. -ST
The iPhone maker's market value has stood high above most US corporations' for a few years. -Reuters
Foreign direct investments from the United States are still coming in according to Malaysian Investment Development Authority's deputy chief executive officer. -The Star/ANN
Foreigners' share of transactions edged up because of a sharper pullback by Singaporean buyers. -BT
An industrial plot in Tuas South Street 11 will be put up for public tender at the end of this month. -ST

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