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FINANCIAL SERVICES, MARKETS & INVESTING | Staff Reporter, Singapore
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Daily Briefing: How does SGX compare on dividend play?; How DBS is utilising digitalisation

And here are seven things that matter in car insurance policies.

From Shares Investment via Yahoo! Finance:

Dividend plays have been the central theme in equity investments over the past few years owing to the extremely low-interest rate environment. Despite the increase in Fed funds rate since last year, dividend plays continue to hog the limelight without abating as investors continue to view “risk-free instruments” and even bonds as less attractive to high-yield paying stocks.

Do high yield stocks necessarily mean that they are superior stocks?

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From The Motley Fool Singapore:

DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), Singapore’s largest bank, is going digital and the results are beginning to show.

For 2016, DBS Group’s total income was $11.5 billion, an increase of 6% from 2015. Interestingly, profit before allowances grew at a faster rate of 10% to end at $6.52 billion. The reason behind this was the slower rate of growth in expenses. DBS Group said that costs were contained due in part to productivity gains from its efforts to go digital.

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From Money Smart via Yahoo! Finance: 

Yay! You’ve just successfully purchased a car and you can’t wait to bust it out on the roads to drive it. Now you just need to get that mandatory annual car insurance. If you bought a new car, you probably don’t have a choice of insurer, and have to go with whichever insurer your car dealer forces strongly encourages you to sign up with.

Well okay, that’s fine so long as it’s affordable. A lot of Singaporeans don’t care much for car insurance other than how cheap it can get every year, but this can lead to problems and disappointment should you ever need to make a claim.

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