The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Singapore have held talks over international development. The talks were held between UAE's minister for international cooperation and development, Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid al-Qasimi and visiting Singaporean minister for foreign affairs K. Shanmugam and his delegation. Both sides discussed ways to support efforts in international development, stimulating the ...
Singapore is on Thursday scheduled to release April figures for inflation and industrial production, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity.Inflation is expected to add 0.1 percent on month and 3.4 percent on year after dipping 0.5 percent on month and rising 3.5 percent on year in March. Industrial production is expected to fall 0.3 percent on month and gain 0.7 percent on ...
If bank regulators played high-stakes poker - and who knows, perhaps they do - then the conversation between Indonesia and Singapore around the green baize would have gone something like this: "I'll see your money for our bank - and I'll raise you access for ours to your market." Indonesia's central bank has finally approved DBS taking a stake in Bank Danamon. However it ...
Manama-May-22(BNA)His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa today received at Al-Safriya Palace Singapore's Chief of Defence Force Major-General Ng Chee Meng and hailed strong bilateral relations. HM the King asserted Bahrain's keenness on promoting cooperation in all fields, stressing the importance of exchanging visits and expertise to bolster ties. He extended greetings to ...
A lorry and two auxiliary police motorcycles were involved in an accident outside Jalan Besar stadium at Tyrwhitt Road while a Singapore team took on visiting team Atletico Madrid inside. The police said they received a call for assistance at about 9.26pm on Wednesday. No one was injured in the accident. The football match started at 8pm and attracted throngs of football fans to the stadium. ...
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It is "regrettable" that the family of American researcher Shane Todd has decided to not to participate at the inquiry into his death, said Law and Foreign Minister K Shanmugam on Wednesday in a press conference. This is because the family could have answered questions about their allegations that have been contradicted by the State Counsel's investigations, he said. For ...
Three students from Outram Secondary School managed to design and build a robot capable of removing the most algae from aquariums while submerged, to clinch the top prize in Republic Polytechnic's 5th Annual Underwater Robotic Olympiad. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK ...
Two men believed to be involved in a series of scrap metal theft cases have been arrested. The first suspect, a 46-year-old man, was detained at Jurong Shipyard on Tuesday at about 9.27 am when he attempted to leave the shipyard in a tipper truck. Thirty pieces of the scrap metal zinc anodes, valued at about $1,000, were discovered in his truck. He told the police about the involvement of ...
A 47-year-old male has been arrested for his involvement in at least two incidents of armed robbery at a convenience store in Bukit Batok. The suspect entered the convenience store at Block 523 Bukit Batok St 52 at 1 am on Monday morning. Armed with a penknife, he robbed the staff of about $300 in cash and fled. Later that night, the suspect returned to the same store at about 11.30pm and ...
The Todd family was not present for Wedneday morning's hearing. Shane's three brothers, (from left) John, Chet and (right back) Dylan, leaves the Subcourt with a witness, (centre, in suit) Ashraf Massoud. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG ...
Mr S. Iswaran, Second Minister for Home Affairs, mingles with members of the audience during the intermission at the Asian Conference of Criminal and Operations Psychology. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is in discussions with the Public Service Division to review the retirement age of uniformed Home Team officers, said Mr Iswaran. -- ST FILE PHOTO: EDWARD ...
The 46-year-old building of the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) got one of its most extensive makeovers to date, much to the delight of those who use it. To top it off, the $30,000 renovation was sponsored by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL). -- ZAO BAO ...
Tampines Secondary School students, who shared their experiences on the CCE Leadership Programme, take a bow after their presentation during the launch at Tampines Secondary School on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. The new leadership programme targeted at less academically-inclined students was officially launched on Wednesday by Education Minister Heng Swee Keat. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN ...
HELENA --The Veterans Affairs Montana Health Care System is preparing for a major renovation of its hospital at Fort Harrison, creating ...
Photo from http://www.nestle.com.sg/ GENEVA -- Swiss-based global food giant Nestle said Wednesday that it had expanded its research and development operations in Singapore, amid robust Asian market growth. Nestle said that it invested almost 4.0 million Swiss francs (3.2 million euros, $4.1 million) to extend its research facility, and would this year add 20 jobs to the current team of 100. ...
Avionics lecturer Wong Sin Kiat, 60,(standing) guides Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin as he tries out a flight simulator for a Boeing 737 at the opening ceremony of a new training complex at the Air Transport Training College on Wednesday afternoon. The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) has certified the Air Transport Training College as a national continuing education and ...
President Tony Tan (right) looks at handicraft made by the disabled from the Red Cross Home For The Disabled, while Mr Tee Tua Bah (red tie), Chairman of the Red Cross and Ms Rose Toh (2nd right) look on. Mr Tan was the guest of honour at the inaugural Singapore Red Cross (SRC) Awards on Wednesday where he handed out awards to outstanding volunteers and partners. A total of 24 volunteers and ...
A new association to fight illicit trade in excisable goods was launched on Wednesday by the world's four largest international tobacco companies. Called the Digital Coding & Tracking Association (DCTA), it will promote international standards and digital technologies to help governments fight smuggling, counterfeiting and tax evasion. Behind this initiative are the British American ...
WAM ABU DHABI, May 22th, 2013 (WAM) -- Dr. Hadef bin Jowan Al Dhahiri, Minister of Justice, and K. Shanmugam, Singaporean Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law discussed judicial and legal cooperation between the two countries at a meeting also attended by Mohammed Ahmad Hamel Al Qubaisi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, Mohammed bin Hamad Al Badi, Undersecretary of the ...
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (left) poses with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Kantei, Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Singapore would like the ongoing review of its free trade agreement (FTA) with Japan to be an "ambitious review", and not one resulting in just minor adjustments, Mr Lee said in Tokyo on Wednesday, after meetings with its top leaders. -- ST PHOTO: LIN ...
SINGAPORE -- A Singapore company supervisor caught on video slapping a male intern is in trouble after the clip went viral on the web and sparked a public outcry. Police confirmed to AFP that a complaint had been lodged against the supervisor, who works at a software company, and the manpower ministry said it had also been alerted about the alleged case of workplace abuse. The 17-second ...
BANGKOK, May 22 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose to new highs on Wednesday on light to moderate volume and ahead of U.S. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony in Congress, with expectations of improved earnings forecasts supporting Singapore shares. Singapore's Straits Times Index was up 0.3 percent at 3,454.37, reversing Tuesday's fall, led ...
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), a leading microchip maker, Wednesday said it has spent $110 million setting up a research and development unit in Singapore.The unit will undertake R&D collaborations with local research institutes, such as Singapore's Institute of Microelectronics, the company said in a statement.UMC is the world's third ...
Goh Lee Yin arrives at the Subcourt for sentencing on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Goh was sentenced to nine months' jail on Wednesday for cheating two victims of $97,000 over the purchase of luxury Hermes handbags. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG ...
Potential car buyers and members of the public at a Toyota showroom. Certificate of entitlement (COE) for cars ended higher at the latest tender Wednesday as the prospect of more changes that could lead to higher costs triggered a small buying frenzy. -- FILE PHOTO: NEO ...
Wed May 22, 2013 5:25am EDT (Recasts, adds Indonesia bank law proposal, analyst quotes) By Saeed Azhar and Janeman Latul SINGAPORE/JAKARTA May 22 (Reuters) - Southeast Asia's largest bank merger now depends largely on cooperation between Singaporean authorities and Indonesian politicians. Indonesia's central bank gave Singapore's DBS Group Holdings Ltd its long-awaited approval on ...
Office workers walk in Raffles Place on Nov 6, 2012. A new leadership programme was launched to help civil servants become specialists in their respective fields. -- ST FILE PHOTO: RAJ ...
(5 mins ago) A Singaporean company supervisor caught on video slapping a male intern is in trouble after the clip went viral on the web and sparked a public outcry. Police confirmed to AFP that a complaint had been lodged against the supervisor, who works at a software company, and the manpower ministry said it had also been alerted about the alleged case of workplace abuse. The 17-second ...
The Education Ministry will introduce "e-examination" for mother tongue starting from this year's A-level Mother Tongue Language "B" exam. For the first time, computer-based writing will be introduced. Some 300 junior college students under the Mother Tongue Language B programme will complete their functional writing on a computer, where they will type out either an ...
The parents of an American software engineer who believe their son was murdered last year in Singapore withdrew from the inquest today, saying they have no confidence in the island’s legal process. (Pictured, the brothers of American Shane Todd, John, left, and Dylan). Shane Truman Todd's body was found in his Singapore apartment by his girlfriend last June 24, and police have said ...
SINGAPORE - The parents of an American software engineer who believe their son was murdered last year in Singapore withdrew from the inquest Wednesday, saying they have no confidence in the city-state's legal process. Shane Truman Todd's body was found in his Singapore apartment by his girlfriend last June 24, and police have said he killed himself. State counsel presented evidence of ...
ComChest's donation boxes in supermarkets. The Community Chest (ComChest) kicked off its annual fund-raising drive on Wednesday by announcing another record fund-raising target of $85.9 million for this year. -- ST FILE PHOTO: NG SOR ...
NTUC deputy secretary general Heng Chee How speaking at the annual fair employment conference organised by the Tripartite Alliance on Fair Employment Practices. Physical abuse of workers by their bosses cannot be condoned in Singapore, said NTUC deputy Secretary-General Heng Chee How in a post on his Facebook page on Wednesday. -- ST FILE PHOTO: JAMIE ...
Church founder Kong Hee and his lawyer (right) Edwin Tong, arrives at the Subcourt on the fifth day of trial on May 22 2013. Defence lawyers for the accused in the City Harvest trial tried to show on Wednesday morning that church-linked company Xtron Productions was a viable business. -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG ...
Wed May 22, 2013 2:11am EDT Singapore-listed firms are likely to see more earnings upgrades than downgrades in the second half of this year, as company results are set to improve with the city-state's economic growth expected to recover towards 2014, Citi said. First-quarter results still showed more misses than beats, but Citi expected the situation to improve in the second half, with large ...
(1 hr ago) Two US pathologists said an American scientist found hanged last year on the island committed suicide and was not murdered as his family believes. Medical examiners David Fowler of Maryland and Valerie Rao of Florida testified as independent experts a day after the family of the late researcher Shane Todd walked out of a coroner's inquest in Singapore saying they had lost faith ...
Mr Lim Soon Hock, chairman of the National Family Council, which launched new youth sub-committee on Wednesday at a media conference to unveil the committee's plans for this year's National Family Celebrations 2013. -- FILE PHOTO: LIM SOON ...
On the fourth day of the City Harvest trial, the prosecution tried to establish that the church was closely connected to an external company, Xtron Productions, by church pastor Tan Ye Peng (centre). -- ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG ...
exchange rate policy remains Singapore's most potent tool against inflation, its government is relying more on special policy tools to nip bubbles in the bud before they form. The use of such macroprudential policies, including the recent property cooling measures, is becoming increasingly important in an era of cheap money, said Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) managing director Ravi ...
Schoolchildren immersed in watching manatees swim inside the Amazon Flooded Forest at the River Safari on 3 April 2013. Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Foundation will be marking its 10th anniversary this year by adopting the Amazon Flooded Forest, a key highlight at the River Safari, and by launching a series of programmes. -- ST FILE PHOTO: DESMOND ...
A fire broke out at a factory located at 37 Tuas Basin Link on Wednesday night. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to it at 11.13pm and sent four fire engines, two red rhinos, five supporting vehicles and one ambulance to the location. Upon SCDF arrival, the fire was well alight and involved a production area of the factory that measured about 40m by 40m, SCDF said in a press ...
Koh Cheow Chuan, 28, was charged on Wednesday with importing 21 puppies without a licence and subjecting them to unnecessary suffering. -- FILE PHOTO: ...
Tue May 21, 2013 11:00pm EDT Singapore banks' shares may be near the end of their rally as their first-quarter results represent a short-term top and business activity is expected to cool off in the coming quarters, said Macquarie Equities Research. "We believe the rally in Singapore bank stocks is looking tired and we would look to pare down holdings at current levels," Macquarie ...
THE Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has responded to a public outcry over a YouTube video showing one of its contractors herding a wild monkey into a cage.Titled "How Singapore handles its wild macaques", the video last night garnered more than 4,000 views. In the video, workers armed with a water gun and grabber are seen dragging the animal into a small cage.Netizens appeared ...
THE proposed high-speed rail link between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur is looking "very, very attractive", though further discussions on the finer details are needed, Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said yesterday. In his first major press conference since the elections to outline the ministry's priorities, Datuk Seri Anifah said preliminary studies for the rail link are ...
Google Business Photos uses Google's Street View technology to create 360-degree images of the interiors of shops such as (clockwise from top) the Fat Cow restaurant, bag retailer Crumpler's Ion Orchard store, and hair salon Truefitt & Hill. -- PHOTOS: SMAP ...
The software firm supervisor who is named only as Alan (above) allegedly hit the head of his younger subordinate and used vulgar language on him. According to Shin Min, the victim was an intern at the firm. -- PHOTOS: LIANHE ...
A city-state located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula with a population of 5.2 million, Singapore is arguably the most successful among the four "Asian Tigers" — a group that also includes Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. When this former British colony became a fully independent country in 1965, its per capita gross domestic product (GDP) was a lowly $511. Today, that figure ...
Singapore's Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam and his United Arab Emirates counterpart Sheikh Abdulla Zayed Al Nahyan agreed on Monday that bilateral ties were excellent and there was scope to widen ...
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Singapore have held talks over international development.
The talks were held between UAE's minister for international cooperation and development, Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid al-Qasimi and visiting Singaporean minister for foreign affairs K. Shanmugam and his delegation.
Both sides discussed ways to support efforts in international development, stimulating the response to crises and providing emergency humanitarian support to those affected, in cooperation with international humanitarian organisations.
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