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  1. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Marketing of new projects sparks a lift in Singapore home sales in February

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 05:14am by Bloomberg

    ... January, the data showed. Singapore's property market was stabilising and the city state was not facing a credit bubble that puts the island or its banking system at risk of a crisis, ... of stability after the exceptionally low sales in January," said Nicholas Mak, executive director and head of research at SLP International Property Consultants in Singapore. Mak expected home ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore court overturns professor's conviction in sex-for-grades scandal

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 11:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Court overturns professor's conviction over sex favours Singapore's High Court has overturned the conviction of a law professor jailed for obtaining sexual favours and gifts from a female student in exchange for better grades, his lawyer said yesterday. Former National University of Singapore law professor Tey Tsun Hang, 42, served a five-month ...

  3. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Global developers unfazed by price of land in Singapore

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by Bloomberg

    ... cent per year since early 2011, according to property broker Chesterton Singapore, which used government auction data. Fourth quarter home prices slid for the first time in almost two years, as property curbs cooled values. "The increase in land prices has had a tremendous impact on developers' profit margins," said Donald Han, managing director of Chesterton's ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore to use 'sin taxes' to pay for health care for elderly

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:48am by AFP

    ... the pioneer generation will not be differentiated by income because our objective is to honour the contributions of this whole generation," Tharman said. Eugene Tan, an associate law professor ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore to deport South Asian workers involved in riot

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 08:30pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... took part in the riot to send a strong signal that we will not tolerate actions by anyone which threaten law and order in Singapore,” Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean told a news conference. ... that investigations showed the 28 facing charges were involved in “acts of violence, damage to property, defying police orders, or inciting others to do so”. The men being deported failed to disperse despite ...

  6. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Home at 4-year low in Singapore

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 02:41am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Home sales hit 4-year low in Singapore Singapore home sales fell to a four-year low last year, with the central bank saying the nation's property market ... financial institutions grant property loans to individuals, in addition to previous curbs including new taxes and higher down payments. Fourth-quarter home prices slid for the first time in almost ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore to open new commercial court to leverage arbitration strengths

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 11:46pm by AFP

    ... of cross-border disputes as Asia's economies boom. The Ministry of Law said the Singapore International Commercial Court would leverage on robust cross-border investment and trade in Asia, where ... for international arbitration, which allows for disputes to be resolved by third-party arbitrators outside of court. Law Minister K. Shanmugam said Singapore was the "obvious choice" for investors ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Thousands questioned in widening crackdown after Singapore riot

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... the law will be dealt with strictly, firmly and fairly in accordance with the law,” Teo said in a statement late on Tuesday. On Wednesday workers were seen installing new surveillance cameras ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    How tiny Singapore became big player in match-fixing

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... of two Singaporean men over a scandal in Britain has again thrown a spotlight on the Southeast Asian city-state, known for its cleanliness, strict law and order and high number of millionaires. ... it was a problem that Dan Tan and three associates had been arrested under a law that allows for indefinite detention without trial. “The sad truth is that Singaporean authorities have to man up and do ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Migrants’ rights under spotlight in Singapore after Little India riot

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:00pm by SATISH CHENEY

    ... in Singapore's Little India that shocked the city state that prides itself on rule of law. More than 300 South Asian migrant workers confronted police and anti-riot officers after a traffic accident ...




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