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UP to 600 million shares in Singapore Telecom will be available by tender to foreigners as well as Singaporeans when the initial public offering is made in October.Wednesday, 18 August, 1993, 12:00am
SINGAPORE electronics group Goldtron is paying a reported HK$45 million for a 75 per cent stake in Swilynn, the Hongkong video group which has been in provisional liquidation since April.
The announcement of the deal followed reports in Singapore that Goldtron had agreed to take over $400 million of the group's bank debt in return for the stake.28 Jul 1993 - 12:00am
IT would have been an interesting exercise if the telecommunications powers that be at the Office of the Telecommunciations Authority (OFTA) had been able to send an observation team to Australia to learn from the confusion caused by the introduction of asecond telecommunications supplier.20 Jul 1993 - 12:00am
SHANGHAI Holdings, a Singapore development group, is making an aggressive foray into the China market with its latest development project, a US$20 million golf resort to be built in Guangzhou.
The Guangzhou International Golf Club will be developed by Orwell investments, one of the 10 subsidiary companies of the group.7 Jul 1993 - 12:00am
BENGAL Tiger Line's monopoly over the Singapore-Madras container trade has once again been challenged - just six months after the last challenger, Orient Express Lines, gave up the route.
The new challenger is Pacific International Lines (PIL), Singapore's largest privately owned shipping line, which launched a weekly common feeder service late last month.23 Jun 1993 - 12:00am
THE Multimodal Asia-Pacific '93 conference at the Westin Hotel in Singapore on June 23 and 24 is expected to attract more than 150 top transport industry figures.
The event, which will be opened Singapore's Senior Minister for Trade and Industry Lim Boon Heng, is aimed to promote an awareness of the growing importance of multi-modal transport in the Asia-Pacific region.31 May 1993 - 12:00am
SINGAPORE government-linked property developer DBS Land will take a 10 per cent equity stake in a HK$1.5 billion homes project, according to Reuter.
A new wholly owned subsidiary, Peony Holdings, will hold the stake in Famous Empire Properties, which will build a 650-flat complex in Sha Tin during the next three years.27 Apr 1993 - 12:00am
Airlines and express companies opposed to a single cargo operator for Chek Lap Kok have questioned how a monopoly can produce better prices and services than a competitive system.
OPPOSITION to a single cargo operator at Chek Lap Kok comes from airlines and express companies which feel that more competition is better than a monopoly.29 Mar 1993 - 12:00am
SINGAPORE Airlines was named the best air cargo carrier on three routes - transpacific, Asia-Europe and intra-Asia - at the 7th Asian Freight Industry Awards 93.
Cathay Pacific came in second on the Asia-Europe and intra-Asia routes. Federal Express, which was runner-up on the transpacific route, won the Best All-Cargo airline title, for which Cargolux was runner-up.19 Mar 1993 - 12:00am
AIR China has ordered Skyphone services for its fleet of Boeing 747 passenger aircraft.
The service will initially be restricted to in-flight satellite telephone communications, but may be extended to provide data and facsimile services.
Skyphone will be fitted to the entire Air China long-haul fleet.13 Mar 1993 - 12:00am