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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    German duo charged with vandalism in Singapore face caning

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 11:49am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore German pair accused of train graffiti face caning Two German men were charged yesterday with breaking into a Singapore metro depot and spray-painting ... cane. Singapore, a leading Asian financial hub, is well-known for its tough stance on crime. The city-state's vandalism laws became global news in 1994 when an American teenager, Michael ...

  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Eat local and rein in the parties, Indonesian officials told

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 02:43am by AFP

    ... budgets for next year, and last week sought to lead by example when he flew economy class to Singapore for his son's graduation, winning widespread praise online. Announcing the latest moves ...

  3. Sport - Tennis

    International Premier Tennis League aims to give fans a smashing return

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 08:49pm by AFP

    ... will be played in Manila, Singapore, New Delhi and Dubai, representing new frontiers for the sport. But what most defines the Asia-focused IPTL is its adventurous format: team ties consisting of five ...

  4. News - Asia - CRIME

    Indonesian man charged over stabbing in Singapore bank district

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 12:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore An Indonesian man has been charged for stabbing a compatriot in Singapore’s banking district in a brazen attempt to rob him of more than US$600,000 in public, court documents showed Sunday. The incident on Friday stunned a lunchtime crowd at Raffles Place, where major bank offices as well as large-scale moneychangers are located. Singapore ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore defends use of South Asian workers in mock riot

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 11:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Rights groups criticise the 'reinforcing of stereotypes' against South Asian workers Singapore defends use of migrants in mock riot Singapore officials under ... it for "reinforcing stereotypes" and "dehumanising" the workers. The Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force said exercises were regularly conducted in worker dormitories ...

  6. News - World - INTERNET: ANALYSIS

    Experts say streaming is music's future, despite Swift's withdrawal

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... pop music, saw a ringing endorsement in August when Singapore's sovereign wealth fund invested US$104 million as part of its expansion plans. Russ Crupnick, managing partner of research ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - Ebola virus

    Legacy of Sars leaves Hong Kong better prepared for Ebola fight

    Posted Nov 02nd 2014, 10:58am by AFP

    ... people worldwide and killing some 800. Nearly 350 of the deaths were in mainland China, while Asian neighbours including Taiwan, Singapore and Vietnam were also hit. Since then, Asia’s mechanisms ... to Singapore and the Philippines, while many Asian countries have tightened airport screening processes. In an extreme case, isolated North Korea on Thursday said it intends to quarantine all ...

  8. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Singapore steps up screening for Ebola

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:55am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore steps up screening at airport Singapore is to step up Ebola virus screening for passengers arriving at Changi Airport, the government has ... and "these show that an imported case and the potential for community exposure from imported cases cannot be ruled out". Singapore welcomed nearly 16 million travellers last year. It was one ...

  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singaporeans riled over manipulation of wealthy widow by Chinese man

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Tussle over control of retiree's fortune likened to that in Hong Kong over Nina Wang's billions Case of the elderly widow and the Chinese tour ... that he has neglected her welfare and is merely manipulating her for his own benefit." The newspaper said Yang was now a permanent resident in Singapore. Mok alleged that Yang got Chung ...

  10. Business - Money

    Singapore wealth fund GIC warns of bleak prospects

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:40am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore State fund GIC warns of bleak prospects Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC, which manages more than US$100 billion of the city state's foreign reserves, warned of a tough investment outlook over the next decade as global central banks withdraw ultra-easy monetary policies. GIC said the prices of all major asset classes had been inflated ...




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