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Singapore Builders Facing Maturity Wall as Home Prices Drop

13-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s real-estate firms are facing record debt maturities, just as home sales post their longest-ever losing streak, straining the finances of builders less [...]
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Singapore economy expands 2.1pct in Q2, below estimates

13-Aug-2016 Intellasia | The Online Citizen | 6:00 AM

Amid a more challenging global environment, Singapore’s economy expanded 2.1 percent in the second quarter, missing forecasts of 2.2 percent growth. The Ministry of [...]
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Steady as she grows: Singapore on course for modest economic growth this year, despite global shocks

13-Aug-2016 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Despite the ebb and flow of the global economy this year, Singapore could well be described as “sitting pretty”. This tiny city state covers just over 700 square [...]
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Singapore group conducts social experiment on how privilege affects standing in society

13-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Not everyone starts on an equal footing in society, as 16 young Singaporeans find out in a social experiment that has been making its rounds on Facebook. Conducted by social [...]
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Singapore Airlines sued over claim drinks spill caused man to injure wife

12-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Stuff | 6:00 AM

A flight attendant who spilt a tray of drinks on a passenger has sparked a chain reaction that has ended up with a personal injury suit being lodged in an Australian Supreme [...]
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Singapore narrows 2016 GDP forecast amid lacklustre growth

12-Aug-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The growth forecast for Singapore’s economy in 2016 has been narrowed to between 1 and 2 per cent, down from the initial range of between 1 and 3 per cent, the Ministry [...]
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Singapore Cuts Top End of 2016 GDP Forecast on Weak Outlook

12-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Singapore cut the top end of its 2016 growth forecast after the economy expanded less than previously estimated in the second quarter, underscoring a weakening global [...]
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Singapore puts off decision on whether to buy Lockheed’s F-35

12-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Star-telegram. | 6:00 AM

Singapore has put a decision on hold about buying as many as 12 F-35 fighter jets, according to information from the Pentagon’s programme office. The island [...]
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More than 9000 people in Singapore are ‘modern-day slaves’: Study

12-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Today | 6:00 AM

Among nearly 46 million people living and working in slave-like conditions worldwide, an estimated 9,200 are in Singapore, according to a global index on 167 countries [...]
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Gibson Energy rejected $2.8 billion unsolicited takeover offer from Singapore firm

12-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Financial Post | 6:00 AM

Gibson Energy Inc. directors unanimously rejected a $2.8 billion takeover offer earlier this month from a Singapore-based private equity firm looking to take control of the [...]
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Fortunes of Singapore’s richest up just 2.4pct amid sluggish economy, Brexit: Forbes

12-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The sluggish economy and turmoil from Brexit have impacted the wealth of Singapore’s richest people this year, according to Forbes. The magazine said the overall wealth [...]
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Singapore sends manatees to Guadeloupe to help build population

11-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Singapore aquarium has sent two male manatees to the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe for what it says is the world’s first repopulation programme for the [...]
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Singapore marks independence with heightened security

Singapore marks independence with heightened security

11-Aug-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Singapore Tuesday celebrated its 51st anniversary as a republic with a heavily guarded parade after the discovery of an Indonesian extremist plot to attack the city-state. [...]
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Aberdeen Sniffs a Bargain as Debt Panic Hammers Singapore Banks

11-Aug-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The recent drubbing in Singapore bank stocks is turning Southeast Asia’s biggest lenders into bargains for money managers including Aberdeen Asset Management Plc. DBS [...]
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ATO cracks down on Singapore sales hub profits

11-Aug-2016 Intellasia | The Australian | 6:00 AM

Sales hubs in Singapore through which BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto funnel billions of dollars are set to draw fresh fire as part of a tax office crackdown. In a discussion [...]
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