The trade balance is keenly watched because a large shortfall adds to the current account deficit, which has been a key concern of foreign investors in recent times. -AFP
Revenue has plummeted to lows not seen since 2009. -Reuters
Japan aims to double its direct investment in India in five years from some $2 billion (S$2.5 billion) last year. -Reuters
Citigroup Inc has told senior staff in Europe that they would receive fixed monthly pay in addition to their salaries in an attempt to compensate for rules that limit bonuses to up to twice the level...
A central bank ban on Indian banks buying new issues of infrastructure bonds has handicapped Narendra Modi's chances of gathering billions of dollars needed for mega-projects. -Reuters
To date, about 33,000 cleaners from licensed businesses have been trained. -AsiaOne
Grappling with a slowing economy, China's biggest banks are turning their back on mainstay borrowers. -Reuters
New investments bagged last year set to add $150m in value, 500 jobs. -ST
They include the Jurong Lake District plans and improved public transport. -ST
The new price slide is of major concern to Singapore firms like Wilmar International and Golden Agri-Resources, which are among the world’s leading producers of palm oil. -ST

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