MGCCT posts 11.6% growth in Q3 DPU

MAPLETREE Greater China Commercial Trust (MGCCT) achieved an 11.6 per cent growth in distribution per unit (DPU) for the third quarter ended Dec 31, 2015, to 1.854 cents, thanks to an enlarged portfolio, higher rents and favourable exchange rates.

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Employment growth at 12-year low last year: Manpower Ministry – Channel News Asia


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Employment growth at 12-year low last year: Manpower Ministry
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The overall unemployment rate for 2015 remained low at 1.9%, but total employment growth was just 0.9% – the lowest year-on-year growth since 2003, according to the Ministry of Manpower. Mr Lim Swee Say says the workforce will continue to grow but at a …

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13 migrants, including 8 children drown off Greece: Coastguard – AsiaOne


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13 migrants, including 8 children drown off Greece: Coastguard
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ATHENS – The bodies of thirteen migrants, including eight children, were discovered off the Greek island of Samos Thursday after their boat capsized, the Greek coastguard said. A search was underway for around 20 people listed as missing after the
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People's Welfare, Country's Economic Growth Focus Of Budget 2016 Recalibration – malaysiandigest.com


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People’s Welfare, Country’s Economic Growth Focus Of Budget 2016 Recalibration
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PUTRAJAYA — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Thursday announced 11 measures to face the current economic challenges under a recalibrated Budget 2016 to ensure that the people’s welfare and the country’s economic growth remain on a …
Malaysia cuts growth forecast, cuts budget as oil slidesMontreal Gazette

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Sweden expects to expel up to 80000 asylum seekers – The Straits Times


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Sweden expects to expel up to 80000 asylum seekers
The Straits Times
STOCKHOLM (AFP) – Sweden said it expects to expel up to 80,000 migrants whose asylum requests will likely be rejected, as another 24 people including children drowned off Greece on Thursday in the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean. As the continent …
Sweden and Finland plan to expel up to 100000 failed asylum seekersTelegraph.co.uk
Sweden to expel 80 000 refugeesiAfrica.com
Sweden may reject thousands of asylum applicationsCNN International
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Islamic State claims attack on Yemen president's residence – Channel News Asia


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Islamic State claims attack on Yemen president’s residence
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CAIRO: Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for a bomb attack outside the residence of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi which killed seven people. In a statement online, the militant group said the attack was carried out by a suicide …
Car bombing near Yemen’s presidential palace, 9 soldiers killedXinhua
Yemen blast ‘kills eight’ near presidential palace in AdenDaily Mail
ISIS claims responsibility for car bomb blast outside Yemeni presidential palaceFox News
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