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  1. News - Asia - CENSORSHIP

    Singapore censors US comic book icon Archie over same-sex marriage theme

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:59am by Satish Cheney

    ... Satish Cheney in Singapore First, it was gay penguins upsetting religious conservatives. Now, it’s the most popular man in Riverdale, Archie Andrews, ruffling sociopolitical feathers in Singapore. Thousands of Singaporeans were outraged last week when government-run libraries banned three children’s books for supposedly having gay themes. One of the books, And Tango Makes Three, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555549/us-comic-book-icon-archie-trouble-singapore-censors-over-gay-theme
  2. News - Asia - CENSORSHIP

    Singapore halts destruction of gay-themed children's books

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Singapore halts pulping of gay-themed books Singapore yesterday stopped its national library from destroying two children's books with gay themes following ... adding that the board "will continue to ensure that books in the children's section are age-appropriate". Singapore has separately banned a volume of the long-running US comics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556516/singapore-halts-destruction-gay-themed-childrens-books
  3. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Singapore June exports decline after electronics shipments slump

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 12:47am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Singapore in electronics exports slump Singapore's exports fell in June from a year ago as electronics shipments slumped, adding to fears that economic restructuring may be eroding local manufacturers' competitiveness. Singapore's exports of electronics fell 17.4 per cent year on year in June after a 15.3 per cent decline in May, trade agency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555862/singapore-june-exports-decline-after-electronics-shipments-slump
  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore warns maid agencies against ‘undignified’ adverts

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore City-state issues advisory to domestic maid agencies following complaints and media reports that workers were being marketed as commodities Singapore has ... discounts inadvertently give the impression that the FDW are being marketed as merchandise.” Singapore Ministry of Manpower advisory The ministry warned it has the power to suspend or revoke ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555579/singapore-warns-maid-agencies-against-undignified-adverts
  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore book prize judges quit in gay censorship row

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Book prize judges quit in gay censorship row A censorship row in Singapore escalated yesterday when judges of a literary prize quit over the national library's plans to destroy three children's books deemed to be pro-homosexual. The three judges of the non-fiction category of the biennial Singapore Literature Prize condemned a National Library ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555421/singapore-book-prize-judges-quit-gay-censorship-row
  6. The Singapore start-up ecosystem – A bird's eye view

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:42am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan Contrary to the belief that Silicon Valley was successful because of the absence of government interference, Singapore's start-up ecosystem has been proactively created ... enjoys continued investor interest and rapid revenue growth of 20 to 30 per cent per month. Viki was acquired by Rakuten for US$200 million in September 2013. This was big news for Singapore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1555236/singapore-start-ecosystem-birds-eye-view
  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    76-year-old ban on gay sex challenged in Singapore’s top court

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:39pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Lawyers say colonial law violates constitutional rights to equal protection Singapore's gay sex ban challenged Singapore's highest court yesterday began hearing ... rights to equal protection guaranteed by Singapore's constitution. A two-day hearing before a three-judge panel began yesterday. Singapore lawmakers in 2007 agreed to keep the law, known ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554280/76-year-old-ban-gay-sex-challenged-singapores-top-court
  8. Business - Economy

    Singapore GDP decline blamed on manufacturing exodus

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore GDP declines surprise 0.8 per cent in second quarter as more companies shift manufacturing operations offshore while labour costs increase Singapore growth hit by production exodus Singapore's economy unexpectedly contracted in the second quarter as higher labour costs and company moves to shift production overseas hurt manufacturing. Gross domestic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1554271/singapore-gdp-decline-blamed-manufacturing-exodus
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Locals-first job website launched by Singapore amid backlash against migrants

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Locals-first job scheme launched Singapore yesterday launched a jobs website favouring citizens and permanent residents in response to mounting complaints that foreigners are stealing professional jobs from locals. The "Jobs Bank" website will match employment opportunities with profiles of locals seeking employment or a change of jobs. From ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554278/locals-first-job-website-launched-singapore-amid-backlash-against-migrants
  10. Business - Economy

    Slowing China economy would hit Singapore the worst, says BNP study

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Nick Edwards nick.edwards@scmp.com If China sneezes, Singapore catches the worst cold Regardless of whether China is the biggest economy in the world, it is of growing significance ... elsewhere, but with wide variation related to trade dependency. All of the nine economies it analysed have seen increased trade dependency to China since 2000, albeit to varying degrees. Singapore ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1553597/slowing-china-economy-would-hit-singapore-worst-says-bnp-study

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