ECONOMY | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Daily Briefing: SGX, Sheng Siong post notable growth; Singapore launches online PR application

And here are eight estate planning tools you must know about.

From via Yahoo! Finance:

“Estate” refers to all the assets you have at the point of death. Estate planning is important, as you think about and plan how you want to manage and transfer your assets in the event of your incapacity or death.

In Singapore, estate duties or “inheritance tax” is not payable for persons dying after 15 February 2008. You, therefore, don’t have to worry about planning your estate in such a way as to try and limit a number of estate duties payable.

This article will give a broad overview of the 8 common tools you can use for estate planning in Singapore.

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From The Motley Fool:

We’re at the start of a new earnings season. As is common with every earnings season, there will be some real companies posting growth, some posting mixed numbers, and some experiencing declines.

So, which are the businesses that have recently shown growth? Let’s look at two of them.

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From Human Resources Online:

Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL) has reported that Singapore will launch an online permanent residency applications process that will replace the manual process.

The new electronic permanent residency system, known as e-PR, will allow applicants to submit the application and supporting documents electronically without needing to make an appointment with Immigration and Checkpoints Authority. The current system is no longer accepting appointments beyond 18 December, and would affect foreign nationals applying for permanent residency in Singapore.

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