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  1. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION DEBRA MEIBURG AND SARAH HELLER

    Wine Opinion: Rivals Hong Kong and Singapore are worlds apart in taste

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:08am by DEBRA MEIBURG SARAH HELLER

    ... tempted to belittle the other's win, or at least beat them over the head with a heavy toy. This could easily happen with the wine markets of Singapore and Hong Kong, with Hong Kong's 2008 wine de-tax unlevelling the playing field like the portly Budai jumping onto a seesaw with Buddha. There have undoubtedly been some hurt feelings- inevitable perhaps with Singapore often ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1463934/wine-opinion-rivals-hong-kong-and-singapore-are-worlds-apart
  2. News - Asia - DISASTERS

    Singapore proposes hosting ‘regional crisis command centre’ for disasters

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Honolulu Singapore may host 'crisis command centre' Singapore has proposed hosting a regional crisis command centre that would help co-ordinate ... At the Asean gathering in Honolulu, defence ministers welcomed Singapore's proposal to host the crisis centre at Changi naval base, Ng said. The agenda for this week's Asean meeting, focused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465134/singapore-proposes-hosting-regional-crisis-command-centre-disasters
  3. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Set up regional crisis centre to tackle disasters, Singapore tells Asean

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 12:09pm by Agence France-Presse in Honolulu

    ... Agence France-Presse in Honolulu Defence minister advocates setting up a regional command control centre to step in when Asean governments are 'overwhelmed' by events Singapore ... up [as needed],” he said. At the Asean gathering in Honolulu, defence ministers welcomed Singapore’s proposal to host the crisis centre at Changi naval base, Ng said. The agenda ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1464563/singapore-proposes-establishing-regional-crisis-centre-asean-meeting
  4. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Singapore flexes muscles in bid to acquire assets with China footprint

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:45am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Family-run banks succumb to tough market as Singapore firms look north for acquisitions Singapore keen on assets with China footprint The sale of Wing Hang Bank to Singapore's Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp for HK$38.4 billion is almost the final chapter for Hong Kong's family-run banking dynasties. A limited branch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1462736/singapore-flexes-muscles-bid-acquire-assets-china-footprint
  5. Business - Banking & Finance - TAKEOVERS

    Singapore’s OCBC to buy Wing Hang Bank for HK$38.4b

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 08:33am by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Singapore lender taps into growing Southeast Asia-Greater China money flows with acquisition of city's second largest family-controlled bank OCBC offers HK$38b for Wing Hang Bank Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp, Southeast Asia's second-largest lender, has offered HK$38.4 billion to fully acquire Wing Hang Bank, the eighth-largest lender in Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1462254/singapores-ocbc-buy-wing-hang-bank-hk384b
  6. Lifestyle - Books

    A life lived in full- there's more to Stanford Raffles than just Singapore

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans Thomas Stamford Raffles- imperialist, adventurer, botanist- has left his imprint on more than just Singapore A life lived in full I had seen his statue on the touristic Clarke Quay and had an obligatory Singapore Sling in the Raffles Hotel- couldn't possibly afford to stay there, of course- but other than that, my knowledge of the man who founded the Lion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1119873/life-lived-full-theres-more-stanford-raffles-just-singapore
  7. Business - Economy - SHIPPING

    Asian bulk capesize rates seen falling as ships exceed new cargo volumes

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Freight charges will continue to sink as underactive market sees available charter ships on vital Asian routes exceed new cargo volumes Brokers predict fall in Asian ... said. "There is a lack of activity. There are quite a few fixtures, but the market is not exactly busy," said a Singapore-based capesize broker. The broker estimated around 12 capesize ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1551431/asian-bulk-capesize-rates-seen-falling-ships-exceed-new-cargo
  8. Business - Companies

    Li Ka-shing sells nearly 25pc of AS Watson to Singapore investment giant Temasek

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 05:37pm by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Singapore investment giant Temasek snaps up almost 25pc stake in Li Ka-shing's retail chain as tycoon reveals plan for dual offering HK$44b Watson share sale puts listing on hold Singapore's giant state-owned investment company Temasek has splashed out HK$44 billion to own an almost 25 per cent stake in billionaire Li Ka-shing's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1454108/li-ka-shing-hong-kongs-richest-man-sells-25pc-share-retail-chain
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Singapore snapping at Hong Kong's yuan heels

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Business in the mainland currency is booming in Singapore, which aims to handle an amount equivalent to a third cleared in Hong Kong Singapore snapping at HK's yuan heels Singapore may well be a latecomer to yuan business, but the city state is wasting no time in its catch-up efforts, with its yuan clearing volume expected to reach a third ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1455801/singapore-snapping-hong-kongs-yuan-heels
  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Singapore, Jakarta in diplomatic row over deadly 1965 bombing in city state

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Indonesia dresses twomarines as 1965 bombers A fresh diplomatic row has erupted between Singapore and Indonesia over a 1965 bombing in the city state, after the Indonesian navy dressed two marines as the perpetrators at a defence exhibition. Singapore was "concerned and disappointed" after the two men appeared at the event in Jakarta ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1454374/singapore-jakarta-diplomatic-row-over-deadly-1965-bombing-city-state

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