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  1. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Singapore July home sales steady as curbs damp demand

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:21am by BLOOM

    ... a slew of property measures. Developers sold 484 units compared with 482 in June, according to data released on Monday by the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Sales dropped 68 per cent in June from ... higher stamp duties on home purchases and an increase in real estate taxes. Home prices in the city state fell for a third consecutive quarter in the three months to June, the longest losing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1577028/singapore-july-home-sales-steady-curbs-damp-demand
  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore in 'mid-life crisis' as Lee Hsien Loong marks 10 years in power

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:43am by Satish Cheney

    ... city state where the vast majority of the population is ethnic Chinese. Some say 57-year-old deputy prime minister and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam would be the best choice, but his ... 50s. Chan, 46, is a high flier who became the chief of the army at the age of 40. As Singapore turns half a century old next year, some wonder how the city state will fare under the next ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1575046/singapore-mid-life-crisis-lee-hsien-loong-marks-10-years-power
  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Toll protest causes long traffic jam at Singapore-Malaysia border

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 02:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... to enter the city state. Singapore’s Land Transport Authority said in an advisory to local motorists early on Friday that heavy traffic was due to a protest “against [an] increase in Malaysian toll ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564149/toll-protest-causes-long-traffic-jam-singapore-malaysia-border
  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    China and Japan must put second world war behind them, says Singaporean PM

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:19am

    ... said, adding that he was sure the United States would be urging Japan to “act cautiously and circumspectly and try to develop its relationship with its near neighbourhood.” The legacy of the war ... strong allies of the United States in the region that are also, along with an increasingly assertive China, involved in diplomatic efforts to end North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540183/china-and-japan-must-put-second-world-war-behind-them-says-singaporean-pm
  5. 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 warned maid employment agencies in the city-state against “undignified” advertising following complaints by rights groups that domestic workers are being marketed as commodities. In an advisory ...

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

    Singapore book prize judges quit in gay censorship row

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

    ... figures in Singapore's small but vocal arts and literary community. The state-funded NLB last week confirmed that three titles would be destroyed following complaints by a parent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555421/singapore-book-prize-judges-quit-gay-censorship-row
  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore firm charged over arms smuggling to North Korea

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 03:51pm

    ... filed criminal charges against a shipping firm based in the city-state accused of helping smuggle missiles and other military hardware from Cuba to North Korea. The foreign affairs and home ... Force had completed its investigation into the shipping firm’s involvement, clearing the way for state prosecutors to lodge the charges. Chinpo was charged with transferring $72,000 to a company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1529270/singapore-firm-charged-over-weapons-smuggling-north-korea
  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Obama to host Singapore leader at White House

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 09:12am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington The White House says President Barack Obama will meet next month with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The two leaders will meet at the White House on April 2 to discuss economic and political issues affecting the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1201630/obama-host-singapore-leader-white-house
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Gays rally in Singapore despite opposition from religious conservatives

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 07:52pm by AFP

    ... with the crowd forming a giant pink dot after dusk by holding LED lights. Participants brushed off counter movements by Christian and Muslim conservatives opposing the city state's growing gay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542493/gays-rally-singapore-despite-opposition-religious-conservatives
  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore cracks down on World Cup illegal betting

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:40pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... in a crackdown on illegal betting during intense World Cup fever in the city-state, which has become notorious for football-linked crime. “Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects ... there are dozens of illegal football betting outfits in the city-state, which offer much higher returns compared to legal betting. In a tell-all book released in April, Singaporean arch match-fixer Wilson ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1538858/singapore-cracks-down-world-cup-illegal-betting

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