Multilateral institutions such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have been buffeted by challenges, but still play a crucial role especially for a small trading nation like Singapore, speakers at a trade policy dialogue said on Monday (Oct 19).
It was a steady quarter for telecommunications firm M1, as the firm's profit rose marginally on the back of higher revenues.
Scoot and Tigerair will expand their co-operation when Scoot launches daily services to Guangzhou, China in January. Scoot's Boeing 787 Dreamliner service will replace one daily flight currently operated by Tigerair with a smaller Airbus A320 aircraft, better matching capacity to demand, the companies said in a joint statement.
Malaysia's ringgit fell to a one-week low on Monday (Oct 19) ahead of Friday's budget as investors focus on what measures the government will take to shore up the economy amid a collapse in commodities and slowing global growth.
Sydney's surging housing market may be cooling with the proportion of home auctions that successfully found a buyer last week falling to the lowest level in 10 months.
China's economy expanded quicker than economists forecast in the third quarter as the services sector propped up the world's second-largest economy, suggesting monetary and fiscal stimulus is keeping Premier Li Keqiang's 2015 expansion target within reach.
Growth in China's real estate investment over the first nine months of the year cooled to its slowest rate since the global financial crisis, although sales improved, underlining a mixed recovery in one of the most critical sectors of the economy.