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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Should Hong Kong learn from Singapore in subsidising private preschools?

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 12:00pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Singapore? Singapore's model of government-subsidised private education operators may offer some lessons for Hong Kong in terms of making education more affordable for poorer families, said a Singapore-based education group.  With its first Hong Kong kindergarten opening in Tai Tam last month, EtonHouse International Preschool's tuition fee ranges from a monthly average of HK$5,500 ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - ACQUISITIONS

    DBS buys private banking business of Societe Generale in Singapore and Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 03:53pm by KANIS LI

    ... largest bank, is paying US$220 million for the private banking business of Societe Generale in Singapore and Hong Kong and selected parts of the French bank's trust business in a trend that has seen Western banks unload their private banking operations in Asia for higher capital. By acquiring private banking assets in the region, Singapore-based DBS is hoping to capture some ...

  3. News - Asia - RELIGION

    Pentecostal megachurches thrive in Singapore despite corruption charges

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 11:17pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Pentecostal megachurches perfect lucrative model and export it despite corruption allegations New churches thrive in Singapore "God is here, God is here", croons Singapore church official Sun Ho as she struts across a neon-lit stage and thousands of people in the congregation pump their hands and sing along. Ho Kong Hee, the church's founding ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - SINGAPORE

    Singapore police probe ‘unnatural’ death of American CEO of bitcoin trader

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 01:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Police probe 'unnatural' death of Bitcoin boss Police are investigating the death of the 28-year-old American boss of a Bitcoin exchange found dead at the base of a Singapore apartment block. They say Autumn Radtke's death- the latest misfortune linked with the troubled virtual currency- appears "unnatural". Police in the city ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    When it comes to sports, Hong Kong is losing race to Singapore

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to fast-track our sports hub Singapore is said to be as much a rival as model to Hong Kong. From business to tourism and education to attracting foreign talent, the two ... Singapore Sports Hub is due for a soft launch next month. Comprising a 55,000-seater outdoor stadium, a state-of-the-art aquatic centre and an indoor stadium that holds up to 12,000 spectators, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Singapore model on cross-border labour worth pursuing

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Singapore model worth pursuing Opposition to importing foreign workers is to be expected in a city where pro-labour politicians have become increasingly vocal. As soon ... it does not mean the issue should not be broached. If some sectors have genuine difficulty in recruitment, importation can be the solution. The debate was fired up by a former Singapore official, ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore court overturns professor's conviction in sex-for-grades scandal

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 11:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Court overturns professor's conviction over sex favours Singapore's High Court has overturned the conviction of a law professor jailed for obtaining sexual favours and gifts from a female student in exchange for better grades, his lawyer said yesterday. Former National University of Singapore law professor Tey Tsun Hang, 42, served a five-month ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and Singapore’s tale of budgeting for senior moments

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 06:29pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says demographics underlie the challenges of matching needs with revenue Hong Kong and Singapore offer a tale of budgeting for senior moments In the past 10 days, both Singapore and Hong Kong have announced their budgets for the 2014-2015 financial year. The theme of the Singapore budget was "Opportunities for the Future, Assurance for our ...

  9. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Fears over pace of climate change as Singapore, Malaysia battle drought

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 08:19pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur Neighbours experiencing some of the driest weather they have ever seen, raising concerns about the pace of climate change in the region Singapore, Malaysia battling drought Singapore and Malaysia are grappling with some of the driest weather they have ever seen, forcing Singapore to boost supplies of recycled water while its neighbour rations ...

  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore soldier who leaked video of army camp ‘dog abuse’ punished

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 08:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Soldier who leaked 'dog abuse' film is punished Singapore's military has sparked an online storm after punishing a soldier for leaking video footage ... went viral and triggered widespread condemnation from Singapore's animal-lovers. The soldier, whose name was not revealed, also alleged stray dogs venturing into the camp were being ...




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