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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Father who allegedly left learning disabled son, 11, in Singapore could face extradition

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 06:21pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Singapore could try father who allegedly abandoned his disabled son if not enough evidence exists here to launch prosecution Man accused of leaving boy may face extradition Hong Kong police are negotiating with those in Singapore over whether the father of an 11-year-old mentally disabled boy who was abandoned in the city-state last week should ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563515/father-who-allegedly-left-learning-disabled-son-11-singapore-could
  2. News - Asia - POLLUTION

    Jakarta backs Singapore’s higher fines for overseas polluters

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 10:02pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore and Jakarta Jakarta backs Singapore's fines for overseas polluters The incoming president of Indonesia is backing Singapore's plan to levy bigger fines on overseas polluters. A year after the city-state endured its worst-ever air quality, Singapore presented a bill to parliament this month that would subject foreign companies to fines of S$2 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1562935/jakarta-backs-singapores-higher-fines-overseas-polluters
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Singapore beats London as offshore yuan hubs jostle for new positions

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:25am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com The movers shake up ranks of offshore yuan centres Singapore, the US, Australia and South Korea emerged as the offshore hubs that saw their shares of the renminbi payments market grow the most in the past year. Singapore overtook London to become the biggest offshore renminbi centre outside Hong Kong. Its payments value accounted for 28.4 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1562218/singapore-beats-london-offshore-yuan-hubs-jostle-new
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - ACQUISITIONS

    Singapore's OCBC wraps up takeover of Wing Hang Bank

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:25am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com The Singaporean bank secures 97.5pc of the Hong Kong lender, despite market concerns over low valuation for the HK$38.4 billion acquisition OCBC wraps up deal for Wing Hang control Singapore's Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp completed its buyout of Wing Hang Bank yesterday for HK$38.4 billion and now plans to take the Hong Kong lender private. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1562221/singapores-ocbc-wraps-takeover-wing-hang-bank
  5. Sport - Rugby

    Questions remain as Japan, Singapore chase ‘super’ hero status

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 12:56pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Either Singapore or Japan will have a team in the Super Rugby competition by 2016. Sanzar, the governing body of the southern hemisphere’s premier club competition, has confirmed one ... would have loved Hong Kong to have been involved – hosting a franchise comprising mainly overseas players plus maybe the best from this city – it seems far-fetched that Singapore should raise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1558910/questions-remain-japan-singapore-chase-super-hero-status
  6. Business - Economy

    Singapore's economy on track for 2 to 4 pc growth, says central bank

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Singapore's economy on track for 2 to 4pc growth Singapore's economy is expected to grow by a targeted 2 to 4 per cent in 2014 despite a first-half slowdown, ... the first two quarters, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) managing director Ravi Menon said. Major drivers of global growth remain intact with recent data suggesting continued economic expansion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1558525/singapores-economy-track-2-4-pc-growth-says-central-bank
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Singapore's censorship of children's book defies reality of alternative lifestyles

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:11pm by Kelly Yang

    ... Kelly Yang Kelly Yang says to teach acceptance, we should celebrate books about non-traditional families, not censor them as Singapore did Pages of life Sexuality is not a choice; science ... This is why Singapore's recent attempt to destroy a children's book about penguins is like something out of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, in which all books are outlawed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1557150/singapores-censorship-childrens-book-defies-reality-alternative-lifestyles
  8. News - Asia - FLIGHT MH17

    Singapore Airlines apologises for ‘insensitive’ MH17 social media post

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 05:29pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore Airlines (SIA) has apologised for posting an “insensitive” comment on social media about the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash ... on Facebook and Twitter. It read: “Customers may wish to note that Singapore Airlines flights are not using Ukraine airspace.” The comment sparked anger among users of social media. Customers may wish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1556724/singapore-airlines-apologises-insensitive-mh17-social-media-post
  9. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Singapore rally set to stall

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: Singapore rally set to stall Singapore’s benchmark Straits Times Index has risen steadily after bouncing from the psychologically-important 3,000 points level in the opening weeks of this year. But it has done so on steadily declining trading volume. This divergence is not a bullish signal. Meanwhile, major resistance, dating back to 2007, sits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1556906/chart-day-singapore-rally-set-stall
  10. 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

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