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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

    ... 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 ... director at SLP International Property Consultants. Among developers that began offering projects was Bayfront Ventures, which sold 89 of 150 units at its City Gate project near the city centre, ...

    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

    ... on king of Lion City At Singapore's 49th National Day parade last week, the loudest cheers weren't for the dazzling fireworks or for the fine military displays. They were reserved ... 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 ...

    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 ... city checkpoint in southern Malaysia. Huge crowds of stranded commuters waited for the strike to end while some were seen walking across the one-kilometre causeway, one of two land crossings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1564149/toll-protest-causes-long-traffic-jam-singapore-malaysia-border
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    ‘Filipino infestation in Singapore’ blog sparks embassy call for probe

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 04:14pm by AP

    ... intolerance towards migrant workers in the city-state. The blog was written anonymously and was widely shared on social media, prompting the Philippine embassy in Singapore to appeal to the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1536176/philippines-asks-singapore-probe-racist-blog
  8. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Cut price Johor homes fuel Singapore sprawl

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by BLOOM

    ... "I'm saving on rent and I'm paying for my own house." Chin is part of the expansion of Southeast Asia's richest city across its borders as residents and companies seek property, ... in the region. "Without the regional perspective it would be a lot more difficult, if at all possible, for Singapore to maintain the role that it has as a global city," said Milica Topalovic, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1529337/cut-price-johor-homes-fuel-singapore-sprawl
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore firm charged over arms smuggling to North Korea

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 03:51pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore-registered ship intercepted in the Panama Canal last year had cargo of weapons from Cuba bound for Pyongyang Singapore said on Tuesday it had 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 ...

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

    Globetrotting Singaporeans told not to abuse consular services

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Strange case of undiplomatic dilemmas Singapore's foreign minister yesterday urged his globetrotting countrymen to be more considerate of the city-state's consular services and revealed cases of abuse, including a man's demand for help getting a refund for sexual services. K. Shanmugam, who is also the law minister, said in a Facebook post ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1526143/globetrotting-singaporeans-told-not-abuse-consular-services

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