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  1. Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going by Lee Kuan Yew Straits Times Press HK$234 It's in the genes. That is a theme running through the latest book by Singapore ... Loong, is Singapore's prime minister because of the latter's ability and not nepotism. There is no reason to doubt that. But Lee's genetic views hardly square with the values he ...

  2. Singapore and Sydney pose threat to HKEx

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Naomi Rovnick

    ... Enoch Yiu and Naomi Rovnick The Hong Kong stock exchange faces a potential challenger for regional listings following reports that the Singapore and Sydney stock markets are in merger talks to create a giant pan-Asian bourse. The Singapore and Sydney exchange operators, both listed in their own markets, had their shares suspended from trading yesterday after local media ...

  3. Tsang learns another Singapore lesson

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as a source of trade and investment- and that Singapore is streets ahead. 'We have not worked hard enough in a very important market near us, which is India,' Tsang said in an interview on the government's information services website. 'We are certainly not as successful as Singapore in this respect. I admire them for their achievements there and particularly with the growth ...

  4. Singapore's high-wire walk

    Posted Aug 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode The prospect of a landmark trade deal between Taiwan and Singapore- that is acceptable to Beijing- is throwing a spotlight on one of the region's most sensitive triangular relationships. Given fresh Sino-US tensions over the South China Sea and other military issues in recent weeks, news of a possible Singapore-Taiwan trade deal has attracted little public attention. Yet ...

  5. Singapore waiting to see how the cards fall

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Patrick Allen Singapore's international races have jumped ahead in leaps and bounds along with the rest of the racing scene there in recent years- a firm reminder of the benefits of a smart and co-operative government- and, given the level of support from visiting runners this year, the major events on the Singapore Turf Club (STC) calendar will continue to grow in stature. ...

  6. Singapore casinos to raise the stakes

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough in Singapore Macau may be Asia's Las Vegas, but Singapore is lifting the ante in a matter of months with the opening of two of the most expensive casino resorts ... such as a 200-metre-high 'skypark' or a 24-ride Universal Studios theme park will lure punters, business travellers and holidaymakers from across Asia to their Singapore resorts. 'It's going ...

  7. Sixes is on a spinning wicket as it faces up to challenge in Singapore

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... These days a million dollars hardly raises an eyebrow in international cricket circles. So when the iSixes World Series was launched in Singapore last week, the offer of US$1 million ... on show at The Arts House in Singapore when ambitious organisers unveiled another aspect of the shorter form of the game - made famous by the Hong Kong Sixes - but now strung together like pearls ...

  8. Malaysian sultan vows to take tiny island granted to Singapore

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... of Batu Puteh from its recently designated owner, Singapore. The International Court of Justice ruled in favour of Singapore last month in a long dispute with Malaysia over sovereignty rights ... to the State Assembly that was broadcast on national television. Many Malays were upset at the court ruling on May 28 and 'losing' the tiny island to Singapore. The court's ruling also ...

  9. Singapore's poison-shrimp defence

    Posted Feb 06th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson What does a Southeast Asian country do when it is small but has a big air force? In Singapore's case, it disperses its planes and, indeed, some of its ground forces as well, to many different places around the world for training. Singapore has by far the largest and most potent air force in Southeast Asia. It is part of the government's longstanding ...

  10. Taipei says sorry for minister's outburst at Singapore

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... path towards independence. Mark Chen Tan-sun had described Singapore as a country the size of 'dried mucus'. Cabinet spokesman Chen Chi-mai and Su Tseng-chang, the secretary-general ... uttered the words while using grass-roots language during his meeting with a group of visitors. He also said his ministry had later got in touch with Singapore to explain what had happened ...




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