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  1. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Global developers unfazed by price of land in Singapore

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Billionaire's warning that buying residential land in Singapore is 'suicidal' has not stopped global developers from sending market higher Investors unfazed by price of land Billionaire developer Kwek Leng Beng said last year that skyrocketing prices and restrictive rules made buying residential land in Singapore "suicidal". That has ...

  7. Property - International

    Singapore says it's 'too early' to relax its property market cooling measures

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 05:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore not relaxing its cooling measures Singapore said last week that measures it had implemented to cool the property market had succeeded ... the measures when necessary." Singapore last year imposed additional measures in a bid to rein in the property market, including raising stamp duties, which made it costlier for foreigners to buy ...

  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore to use 'sin taxes' to pay for health care for elderly

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:48am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore 'Sin taxes' to pay for health care for elderly Singapore announced steep increases in alcohol, gambling and tobacco taxes as it pledged billions ... betting firm Singapore Pools will rise to 30 per cent from 25 per cent of gross bets from July. In his budget speech on Friday, Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam also unveiled a S$9 billion ...

  9. Business - Companies - INTERNET

    Weibo: Xiaomi buzzes In Singapore, LinkedIn hires in Beijing

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:13pm by Doug Young

    ... to a more formal launch next month in Singapore, the first stop on the company's global expansion. Meantime, US professional networking giant LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) was moving more quietly ... armchair analysis about Xiaomi's Singapore launch, which is in the hands of Hugo Barra, a former US-based executive at Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) who came to Xiaomi in a high-profile defection last ...

  10. Business - Economy - SINGAPORE

    Singapore GDP grows faster than expected

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:42pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Singapore’s economy grew faster than expected in last year’s fourth quarter, helped by a surge in manufacturing output, government data showed on Thursday. The city ... forecast in a Reuters poll and the government’s earlier estimate of a 2.7 per cent contraction. Singapore said the economy grew 5.5 per cent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, compared ...




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