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  1. News - Asia - HEALTH

    Ebola scare turns out to be a false alarm in Singapore

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:14pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Singapore Singapore's first Ebola scare is a false alarm Singapore experienced its first Ebola scare yesterday when a Nigerian woman was sent to a hospital isolation unit ... to have flown into Singapore recently and had arrived at the hospital's emergency department with a fever. She was immediately isolated and transferred by ambulance to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1573548/singapore-tests-nigerian-woman-suspected-case-ebola
  2. Business - Economy

    Singapore economy expands, beats forecasts of a fall

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:11am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Singapore's quarterly growth beats forecasts Singapore's economy unexpectedly expanded in the second quarter from the previous three months, helped by strong ... at an annualised and seasonally adjusted 11.6 per cent in the second quarter from the previous period. That compared with a 4.6 per cent quarterly growth in January-March. Singapore said the economy grew ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1572427/singapore-economy-expands-beats-forecasts-fall
  3. Business - Economy

    Singapore economy expands, beats estimate of a fall

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 03:22pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Singapore’s economy unexpectedly expanded in the second quarter from the previous three months, helped by strong growth in the financial sector, while manufacturing ... in the second quarter from the previous period. That compared with a 4.6 per cent quarterly growth in January-March. Singapore said the economy grew 2.4 per cent in the second quarter from a year ago, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1572075/singapore-economy-expands-beats-estimate-fall
  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Hong Kong will seek custody of boy allegedly abandoned by father in Singapore: source

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 01:36pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com 'Abandoned' boy back at boarding school The 11-year-old boy allegedly abandoned by his father in Singapore landed back at Hong Kong airport ... representatives from the police, Immigration Department and Social Welfare Department to Singapore on Wednesday to collect the boy, who was said to be in good health. "A care-and-protection order ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568239/hong-kong-will-seek-custody-boy-allegedly-abandoned-father-singapore
  5. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    The not-so-Great Singapore Sale: Mainland shoppers say Hong Kong is better value

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:25am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Mainland Chinese shoppers discover how a strong dollar, labour costs and a sales tax in the city state mean it's cheaper to go to Hong Kong Retailers billed it as the Great Singapore Sale. Chinese tourist Zhu Liang bought into it, only to regret it afterwards. "We will never come here again to shop on purpose," said Zhu, a 35-year-old businessman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1566514/mainland-chinese-shoppers-give-singapore-sales-thumbs-down
  6. Business - Companies - LOGISTICS

    Singapore’s GLP invests 2b yuan in biggest Chinese warehouse provider

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:04pm by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Chim Sau-wai sauwai.chim@scmp.com GLP takes stake in warehouse provider Global Logistics Properties of Singapore announced it would invest 2 billion yuan (HK$2.5 billion) for a 15.3 per cent stake in China Materials Storage and Transportation Development, China's largest state-owned warehouse logistics provider, to become its second-largest shareholder. The transaction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1567164/singapores-glp-invests-2b-yuan-biggest-chinese-warehouse-provider
  7. Business - Companies

    Panasonic has growing ambitions as a vegetable supplier to Singapore

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:25am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Panasonic grows food ambition Japan's Panasonic Corp, best known for its televisions and home theatre systems, wants to feed Singaporeans its radishes and lettuce. A unit of the electronics conglomerate has started selling to a chain of Japanese restaurants in Singapore fresh produce grown in what it says is the first licensed indoor vegetable farm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1566512/panasonic-has-growing-ambitions-vegetable-supplier-singapore
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1565717/singapore-wealth-fund-gic-warns-bleak-prospects
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Toll protest causes long traffic jam at Singapore-Malaysia border

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Bus drivers angry at steep rises in tolls charged to cross the Malaysia-Singapore border stage strike during Friday rush hour causing long queues Massive traffic jams disrupted the morning rush-hour at the Malaysia-Singapore border on Friday as Malaysian bus drivers staged a wildcat strike to protest against a sharp increase in toll charges ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564149/toll-protest-causes-long-traffic-jam-singapore-malaysia-border
  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    New Singapore rules give locals first choice of employment opportunities

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... rules favouring Singaporeans came into force yesterday as part of measures aimed at addressing complaints about foreigners stealing jobs from them. Singapore-based companies needing professional ... The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore welcomed the rules. "AmCham members anticipate that the new policy will help them reach a larger pool of qualified local applicants," James ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564511/new-singapore-rules-give-locals-first-choice-employment-opportunities

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