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Slightly fewer Build-To-Order (BTO) flats will be launched next year - down from 18,000 to 17,000 - amid a slowing economy and fewer families forming.
But the flats will be built faster so that new home buyers will be in them earlier.
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Private-sector economists have cut their growth forecasts for the year. They say growth is expected to come in at 1.4 per cent this year, down from an earlier forecast of 1.8 per cent.
Sectors such as finance and insurance, construction, and wholesale and retail trade are expected to grow at a slower pace than previously anticipated.
Weeks before Russian President Vladimir Putin was to visit Japan, Moscow deployed coastal defence missiles on disputed islands north of Hokkaido. This was a strong signal that a breakthrough in their island spat is unlikely in Mr Putin's two-day visit starting today.
With rebels clinging to a tiny piece of territory in one corner of Aleppo, it is only a matter of time before the government fully reclaims Syria's biggest metropolis, a symbol of the catastrophe of the war. The course of the conflict was all but sealed by Russia's military intervention.
Sports and politics make for a potent mix. Singapore has for years had Members of Parliament at the helm of national sports associations, as a check against corruption. But is it time for a new approach? Jonathan Wong examines the issue.
A contractor who had numerous complaints made against him for not finishing work he was paid for said he intends to finish the work. About 10 flat owners in Tampines and Yishun have filed police reports.
Young people who had a heart attack before they were 40 and survived remain at risk of dying earlier than their peers, according to a local study that examined 12 years of data. The damage stays with them, increasing their risk of death by 10 per cent over a decade.
Local developer Oxley is building a 20,000 sq m Oxley Convention City in Batam. It will house a convention hall and five towers. The first phase of the project was officially launched last Saturday. It comprises an office tower with 320 units, a 520-room hotel and a retail and food and beverage area with 130 units.
Everton beat Arsenal 2-1 on Tuesday, but a point of interest was Ronald Koeman's response to Arsene Wenger's criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg. Wenger questioned the legitimacy of the corner which led to Ashley Williams' winning header, but the Everton boss quipped: "It is the third time in a row I won at home against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee."
Department store BHG will open its seventh and newest store at Jurong Point tomorrow, coinciding with its introduction of new brands such as American backpack brand Mi Pac and Korean beauty brand Ladykin. The new store occupies the two floors vacated by John Little earlier this year.
Second generation farmer Liao Jun Jie, 28, sees his job in Kranji as a green and happier way of life. http://str.sg/4AL6
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Technician John Shu once helped a single mother study. Kaplan Singapore was moved to sponsor his daughter's education. http://str.sg/4Au2