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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Adultery website unwelcome in Singapore: minister

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 05:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Ashley Madison, an online company offering discreet dating for those looking to have affairs, is facing opposition in Singapore The Singapore expansion ... this week reported that Ashley Madison, which offers a discreet dating service for those looking to have affairs, was planning a Singapore launch next year, sparking a Facebook petition that has ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore activists warn of surging xenophobia as foreigners take the blame for social ills

    Posted May 28th 2014, 03:07pm

    ... workers and expatriates are increasingly the target of “xenophobic” attacks on social media, Singapore’s leading activists groups warned on Wednesday. There is evidence of the “widespread use of racist, aggressive and militarised rhetoric” against foreigners on social networks, said a press release issued by 12 independent groups including Maruah, Singapore’s main human rights group. ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Filipinos forced to cancel Independence Day celebrations in Singapore after campaign of abuse

    Posted May 26th 2014, 04:41pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Filipinos scrap celebration plan amid abuse Organisers of a Philippine independence celebration have dropped plans to hold it in a busy Singapore shopping ... centre. Online commentators, mostly on local websites and Facebook pages, have heaped racial abuse and attacked the choice of venue. Critics posting on ultra-nationalist blog The Real Singapore ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore blogger offers Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong HK$30,000 compensation for defamatory post

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Blogger agrees to pay reparations for internet post seen as accusing city state's leader of corruption A Singaporean blogger accused by Prime ... implied that “Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore and the chairman of GIC, is guilty of criminal misappropriation of the monies paid by Singaporeans to the CPF (Central Provident ...

  5. Business - Commodities

    Tale of two iron ore curves- Singapore or Dalian?

    Posted May 28th 2014, 01:00am by Reuters

    ... Clyde Russell Swaps traded in Singapore suggest positive outlook while Dalian futures point to weakness Differing iron-ore curves raise issue of who is right Iron ore swaps traded in Singapore are suggesting that the worst may be over for the steelmaking ingredient, but futures in Dalian point to further price weakness. Both can't be correct, but the divergence does raise ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Nine-try Hong Kong crush Singapore to capture Asia’s runners-up spot

    Posted May 24th 2014, 11:28pm

    ... contest as the team “least likely to succeed”, but a comprehensive 53-5 demolition of Singapore in their final match earned them the regional runners-up spot. It also left them wondering what ... and too quick for Singapore, running in nine tries in a one-sided rout. Hat-tricks from fly-half Rose Fong Siu-lan and winger Natasha Olson-Thorne propelled the home team to victory. “Credit ...

  7. News - Asia

    Singapore PM demands that blogger delete 'false' graft accusations and apologise

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore But writer says he is 'being sued' for posting about the need for greater accountability and transparency on wealth fund Singaporean Prime ... and baseless”. “The article means and is understood to mean that Mr Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore and the chairman of GIC, is guilty of criminal misappropriation of the monies paid ...

  8. Business - Money - FIXED INCOME

    China developers tap Singapore millionaires to buy bonds

    Posted May 21st 2014, 01:11am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore China developers target Singapore's wealthy Chinese developers, faced with surging local borrowing costs and a cooling property market, are tapping Singapore's more than 100,000 millionaires with record bond sales. Private banks bought 79 per cent of Central China Real Estate's S$200 million (HK$1.24 billion) of notes last week. ...

  9. Sport - Soccer

    18 arrested in Singapore soccer betting ring

    Posted May 20th 2014, 10:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Cash totalling S$1.4 million as well as computers, mobile phones, and documents detailing betting and bank transaction records were seized 18 arrested in Singapore soccer betting ring Singapore police said they have arrested 18 people believed to be part of a multimillion-dollar illegal soccer betting ring less than a month before the World Cup starts. ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Singapore beats estimate with 2.3 per cent GDP growth in first quarter

    Posted May 21st 2014, 01:11am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Economy sees 2.3 per cent rise, as recovery in global demand gives manufacturing a boost Singapore's growth beats estimate Singapore's economy grew faster ... period. Despite signs of a pick-up in global demand, and expectations it will hold up Singapore's economy, some analysts raised worries about the financial sector. "Manufacturing ...




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