Archive for December 29th, 2016

Singapore Bourse May Extend Tuesday’s Gains

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Singapore stock market on Tuesday wrote a finish to the five-day losing streak in which it had fallen more than 60 points or 2.2 percent. The Straits Times Index now [...]
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Singapore to release advance Q4 GDP data on January 3

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Singapore will provide advance estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter and for 2016 at 8am (0000 GMT) on January 3, the Ministry of Trade and [...]
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Singapore businesses fear worse economic situation in 2017: SBF survey

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The economic climate in Singapore has deteriorated this year, according to companies polled in a new survey, with almost half expecting the coming year to be even worse. This [...]
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Singapore Defaults Seen as Bellwether for Asia Distress in 2017

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s commodities-related defaults could turn out to be the canary in the mine. Despite a modest rebound in resource prices, restructuring specialists including [...]
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Christmas Eve downpours cause ‘rain’ in lifts at Toa Payoh, Tampines

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Heavy downpours on Christmas Eve caused “rain” in two Housing Board lifts in Toa Payoh and Tampines. A video posted on Facebook of water pouring from the ceiling [...]
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Why does Singapore have an external debt of $1.766 trillion?

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Asiaone | 6:00 AM

The external debt of $1.766 trillion, quoted in the Wikipedia article cited by the reader, refers to Singapore’s gross external debt. As the Wiki article explains, this [...]
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AVA to investigate case of GrabHitch passenger bitten by driver’s dog

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) will investigate an alleged dog-biting incident involving a passenger who used the GrabHitch service in the early [...]
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Taking major steps towards a car-lite city

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

In 2016, the government made a major push towards taking cars off the road – from redesigning a future expressway to include cycling paths to tabling a law legitimising [...]
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How the SAF’s combat boots have evolved over the decades

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will be introducing new combat boots that address a major flaw in the current model. The Frontier boots, which have been in use for the past [...]
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PH film on gay love bags major prize in Singapore

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Inquirer | 6:00 AM

PR Patindol, 30 years young, had been working in the camera department of different productions, as a cinematographer and camera operator, when he decided to pick up an old [...]
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Singapore, Australia ‘committed’ to building new military training facilities in Queensland

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and Australia’s Department of Defence (ADoD) “remain committed” to implementing a Memorandum of Understanding [...]
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Business as usual, with 17,000 new BTO flats

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

HDB will start laying the groundwork to cut waiting times for young couples by 2018 Janice Heng 2017 looks set to become the year when policy changes in housing are being [...]
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Express bus worries return

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The express bus industry in Malaysia is a dying trade, with only 140 licences issued last year compared with 389 in 2008, due largely to the boom in low-cost airline travel [...]
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Singapore second most vegan-friendly city in Asia: PETA

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Food paradise Singapore is the second most vegan-friendly city in Asia after Taipei, animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced on [...]
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Building momentum in efforts to protect local history

29-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

For years, the former National Aerated Water Company factory stood, disused and seemingly forgotten. Then, on December 9, came the news that the 62-year-old building in [...]
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