Archive for September 28th, 2018

Singapore Air Readies First Airbus A350ULR For World’s Longest Flight

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Forbes | 6:00 AM

I enjoy long flights. Perhaps I should be a member of a masochist’s club, but I find sitting on an airplane with limited distractions a great opportunity to catch up on [...]
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S’pore’s tax revenue boosted by higher stamp duty and corporate income tax collections

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Todayonline | 6:00 AM

The taxman collected S$50.2 billion in revenue for the financial year of 2017 and 2018 (FY2017/18), a 6.8 per cent increase from the previous year, said the Inland Revenue [...]
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Protest at Parliament House: Activist Seelan Palay had license for event at Speakers’ Corner

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

He successfully applied for a license to hold an event at the Speakers’ Corner but activist and artist Seelan Palay chose to continue his performance beyond Hong Lim [...]
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Singapore Food Masters 2018: Vote for your favourite food stalls and stand to win a $100 voucher

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

An islandwide hunt for the best food in Singapore is back for a third year and foodies who vote for their favourite stalls in the contest stand to win prizes too. From Friday [...]
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You can apply online for Singapore driving licences from 1 Oct

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Prospective drivers and riders who have passed their practical driving tests in Singapore can apply online for their driving licences of any class from Monday (1 October). [...]
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State-run casinos in the Philippines too ‘profitable’ to sell

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Calvinayre | 6:00 AM

State regulator Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is not looking to sell casinos earlier targeted for privatisation just yet, Inside Asian Gaming reported. [...]
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World in ‘deep kimchi’ if trade war lasts: Philippines finance minister

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The world economy will be in “deep kimchi” if the current trade war between the United States and China drags on, the finance minister of the Philippines has [...]
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Philippines: The trouble with the second landslide

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Filipinos angered by haphazard approach to safeguarding their lives after a mountain quarry collapsed.Perhaps the most painful thing about the killer landslide in Naga City [...]
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Police kill 7 in drug bust in central Philippines

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

Philippine police have killed seven alleged drug suspects in Lapu-Lapu City in the central Philippine Cebu province, police said on Thursday. The incident happened on [...]
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Philippines’ ‘slow’ automation shift may lead to job, investment losses: analyst

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ “slow” shift to automation may lead to lower competitiveness and fewer job opportunities in the near future, analysts said Wednesday, as [...]
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ADB trims Philippines growth forecasts for 2018, 2019

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revised downward its growth projection for the Philippines this year and next, concerned with the persistent weakness in the agriculture [...]
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Philippines, Australia Begin Joint Anti-Terror Naval Drills

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Benar News | 6:00 AM

The Philippine and Australian navies have started 10 days of joint exercises in waters known as key sea corridors used by terror groups off the southern city of Zamboanga, [...]
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Thailand sells rice to China for first time in six months

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s government on Wednesday said it had sold 100,000 tonnes of rice to China, the first such sale since March. Chinese state-owned food trader COFCO had halted [...]
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British divers rescued Thai adults before saving ‘Wild Boars’: report

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two British divers who helped rescue a Thai youth football team from a flooded cave had earlier saved four adults also stranded in the complex, according to a new report on a [...]
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Junta chief installs ally as mayor of Thai ‘Sin City’

Junta chief installs ally as mayor of Thai ‘Sin City’

28-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s junta leader has appointed the scion of a notorious political clan to run the country’s money-spinning ‘Sin City’ of Pattaya, as he woos [...]
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