Retail sales fell a sharp 9.4 per cent in October compared with a year ago, due to lower motor vehicles sales. If the effect of motor vehicles sales was excluded, retail sales went down by only 0.9 per cent.
Mainboard-listed Centurion Corp has bought a 77,715 sq ft piece of land in Jakarta, Indonesia to develop worker accommodation.
Singapore shares opened lower on Friday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index at 3,049.97, down 0.30 per cent, or 9.07 points.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Washington on Thursday blacklisted a dozen overseas companies and individuals for evading sanctions on Iran in a show of strength to coax Congress to back off new moves against Teheran and warn Iranian leaders to comply with a nuclear deal.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking US unemployment benefits rose 68,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 368,000, the largest increase in more than a year.