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  1. Lifestyle - Technology

    Huawei takes on Apple, Samsung with launch of 'world's thinnest smartphone'

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 05:01pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Chinese telecom giant Huawei on Wednesday vowed to catch up with its more popular rivals Apple and Samsung after unveiling its newest phone for the first time in Asia. Huawei unveiled its Ascend P6 at the CommunicAsia telecom and broadcast event in Singapore just hours after its global launch in London, billing it as world’s thinnest smartphone. “I generally do not comment ...

  2. News - China

    Chinese workers stage new protest in Singapore

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 05:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Two crane operators staged a high-rise protest at a construction site in Singapore on Thursday, its second industrial incident involving mainland Chinese ... after hours of negotiations with rescuers, an AFP photographer said. The crane protest came 10 days after a work stoppage by Chinese bus drivers erupted at a transport firm – Singapore’s first ...

  3. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Singapore group wins US$1.4b contract to build Yangon airport

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 06:26am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Bangkok Singapore group wins Yangon build A consortium led by Singapore's Yongnam Holdings won a US$1.4 billion contract to build the airport in Myanmar's Yangon, ... broke down earlier this year. Yongnam shares surged in Singapore the most in more than six months in intraday trading after the contract was announced. Upgrading the airport is part ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore to deploy tethered surveillance balloon

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 09:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Singapore to use surveillance balloon Singapore will deploy a huge tethered surveillance balloon to boost its maritime and air security, the defence ministry ... sufficiently high enough so as to have a clear line of sight over Singapore's air and sea space," the ministry said. "Existing systems are facing increasing constraints, mainly due ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Singapore star Spalato and Japanese mare Hana's Goal to hit Hong Kong early

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 11:26pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Two foreign challengers to spice up trial races Singapore star Spalato and Group One-winning Japanese mare Hana's Goal will give the unofficial ... in six starts from 1,000m to the 2,000m of the Singapore Derby, and strolled in with the Luzerne Cup on Sunday (1,200m). He will be having his first look at Sha Tin in the Group Two Jockey Club ...

  6. Property - International - PROPERTY

    Singapore developers eye global empires

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 04:37am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Developers tap low borrowing costs to double their investments in foreign property this year Singapore firms eye global empires Singapore landlords are tapping ... and Malaysian tycoon Quek Leng Chan's GuocoLand were among real estate companies that sold the equivalent of US$5.04 billion of Singapore dollar-denominated notes in 2014, the most for the same ...

  7. Business - Economy - CURRENCIES

    Yuan milestone as onshore direct trade with Singapore dollar starts

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:42am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Yuan starts direct trade with Singapore dollar The yuan will start onshore direct trading with the Singapore dollar today, a milestone in Beijing's ... The weighting will be based on market makers' trading volumes on the interbank foreign exchange market. The Singapore dollar will become the ninth foreign currency to be directly traded ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Japan beats Singapore to claim Asia’s spot in 2016 Super Rugby

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 11:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Japan beats Singapore to Super 18 spot for 2016 Japan has beaten Singapore as the preferred candidate for Super Rugby’s 18th team when the competition ... chief executive of the competition’s governing body Sanzar. Peters said Japan and Singapore had both put forward compelling proposals in a competitive tender process and Sanzar looked forward ...

  9. Japan beats Singapore in race to join Super Rugby family

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 03:11pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Japan has beaten Singapore as the preferred candidate for Super Rugby’s 18th team when the competition expands in 2016, organisers said on Friday. A team ... step in the evolution of Super Rugby,” said Greg Peters, the chief executive of the sport’s governing body Sanzar. Peters said both Japan and Singapore had put forward compelling proposals ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Could Singapore be one of the 'external forces'?

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:25am by Howard Winn

    ... is that the dirty tricks department in Singapore had been providing support to undermine a rival financial centre. Unruly scenes of protesters clashing with police, together with pictures of tear gas swirling around Hong Kong's streets and police using pepper spray, are in stark contrast to the serenity of Singapore's tree-lined streets where families can live in peace and quiet ...




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