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  1. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Marketing of new projects sparks a lift in Singapore home sales in February

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 05:14am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Marketing of new projects lifts city-state's home sales Singapore's home sales rose last month as developers marketed new projects, a government report showed. Home ... January, the data showed. Singapore's property market was stabilising and the city state was not facing a credit bubble that puts the island or its banking system at risk of a crisis, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1451712/marketing-new-projects-sparks-lift-singapore-home-sales
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - SINGAPORE

    Singapore police probe ‘unnatural’ death of American CEO of bitcoin trader

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 01:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Police probe 'unnatural' death of Bitcoin boss Police are investigating the death of the 28-year-old American boss of a Bitcoin exchange found dead at the base of a Singapore apartment block. They say Autumn Radtke's death- the latest misfortune linked with the troubled virtual currency- appears "unnatural". Police in the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1441745/singapore-police-probe-unnatural-death-american-ceo-bitcoin
  3. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Global developers unfazed by price of land in Singapore

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

    ... not stopped international developers from rushing in. Land prices in some parts of the city-state are climbing at three times the pace of apartment costs, with plot values rising by an average 30 per ... Development and MCC Land have driven the gains as they sought to benefit from home prices that have jumped 61 per cent since mid-2009. Land prices are squeezing their profits, while the city, ranked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1435047/global-developers-unfazed-price-land-singapore
  4. Lifestyle - Books - SINGAPORE

    Book review: The Leader, the Teacher and You, by Lim Siong Guan and Joanne Lim

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 03:49pm by Toh Han Shih

    ... the 1970s, the late Gok Keng Swee, then defence minister of the city state, decreed that its army camps should plant papaya trees to provide nutrition to the troops. Key performance indicators (KPIs) ... different views from theirs," Lim writes. Ironically, the Singapore government has not always practised what the book preaches. The city state ranked 149 out of 179 in the Press Freedom Index ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1432581/book-review-leader-teacher-and-you-lim-siong-guan-and-joanne-lim
  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

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

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

    ... productivity and reduce their heavy reliance on foreign labour. The large presence of foreign workers and professionals in the city-state has been a hot-button issue in past elections, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1433481/singapore-use-sin-taxes-pay-health-care-elderly
  6. 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 state’s economy expanded an annualised and seasonally adjusted 6.1 per cent from the previous quarter, data from the Ministry of Trade and Industry showed. That compared with a 0.8 per cent growth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1431901/singapore-gdp-grows-faster-expected
  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore PM Lee urges more babies for Year of the Horse

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 01:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday urged young couples to get off to a “galloping start” in the Year of the Horse by having more babies to boost flagging birth rates. In his Lunar New Year message, Lee said the wealthy city-state needed “enough children to form the next generation” amid concerns over the influx of immigrants. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1417403/singapore-pm-lee-urges-more-babies-year-horse
  8. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Anton Casey loses his job after Facebook 'poor people' comment

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:35am by AFP

    ... the city state for Australia but has not said what his future plans are following the controversy. Casey, who holds permanent residency in Singapore, which he calls his adopted home, claims to have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1413791/anton-casey-loses-his-job-after-facebook-poor-people-comment
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Wealth manager says sorry after poor people rant incurs wrath in Singapore

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... has one of the world's highest annual GDP per capita incomes, standing at S$65,048 (HK$395,000) in 2012. The city-state also boasts one of Asia's most modern public transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1411324/wealth-manager-says-sorry-after-poor-people-rant-incurs-wrath-singapore
  10. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore workers Asia's unhappiest and most want to quit jobs: survey

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:26pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Staff in city state are unhappiest in Asia, with a quarter feeling 'unmotivated and under-used' Most Singapore workers want to quit their jobs Workers in wealthy Singapore are the unhappiest in Asia and nearly two-thirds would like to quit their jobs in the next year, a regional survey by recruiting firm Randstad Group showed yesterday. Singapore may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1411229/singapore-workers-asias-unhappiest-and-most-want-quit-jobs-survey

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