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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. 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 ...

  4. Business - Economy - INFLATION

    Singapore sticks to tight monetary policy despite disappointing growth

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 11:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Singapore’s central bank cut its forecasts for headline and core inflation this year but stuck to its tight monetary policy as expected on Tuesday, saying core inflation is likely to stay above its historical average over the next few quarters. In a widely expected decision, the Monetary Authority of Singapore said it would maintain its policy of allowing ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Kowloon East CBD plan follows in footsteps of Singapore’s Marina Bay

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 10:55am by Peggy Sito

    ... into a new business district, following in the footsteps of Singapore's successful transformation of Marina Bay into an iconic financial landmark. "Hong Kong has similar aspirations and its ... was different from Singapore. Marina Bay, on the southern tip of Singapore, is a 360-hectare development on land reclaimed since the 1970s. It aims to expand Singapore's downtown district ...

  6. Property - International - PROPERTY

    Singapore home builders face looming debt as prices drop

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:02am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Borrowings due within a year come as slowing economy and high vacancy rates push home prices to their lowest in almost two years Singapore builders face S$23 b debt wall Singapore's listed developers and real estate investment trusts face their heaviest burden of near-term maturities on record just as home prices drop. The 80 property companies ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - EVENTS

    Writing on the wall as Singapore starts hunting for tournaments to stage

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Lion City is in talks on hosting international events, including sevens, at Sports Hub, while HK still can't agree on building a new stadium Writing on the wall as Lion city is hunting Fears Singapore will streak ahead of Hong Kong in hosting major sports events in Asia look set to be realised with confirmation on Friday that the city is in discussions ...

  8. Business - Money - EQUITIES

    Beijing seeks entry into UK, Singapore markets

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:49am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Beijing seeks entry into UK, Singapore markets Beijing is in talks with Singapore and Britain to let mainland investors buy equities in these markets, a move ... will put Hong Kong in direct competition with London and Singapore for mainland investors. It will also pose a challenge to Hong Kong banks- where most wealthy mainlanders keep their yuan deposits- ...

  9. News - Asia - SHIPPING

    Vietnamese oil tanker Sunrise 689 disappears on voyage from Singapore

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:17am by AP

    ... Singapore almost a week ago, officials said yesterday. If confirmed, it would be the 12th such case of piracy since April in Southeast Asia, where tankers have been hijacked, cargo stolen ... with the Sunrise 689 and its 18 crew members several hours after it left Singapore for Vietnam on October 2. The tanker, which was carrying 5,225 tonnes of diesel, was last detected about 210km off ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Beijing’s point of view on Hong Kong ‘entirely understandable’: Singapore foreign minister

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:00pm by James Griffiths

    ... to Singapore’s foreign minister Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam. Complaining of anti-China bias in Western media coverage of ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, Shanmugam told Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore’s largest Chinese-language daily, that Hongkongers owe Beijing their jobs and livelihood. “If Hongkongers want a change from the Basic Law – they have to recognise that Hong Kong is part ...




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