Archive for January 24th, 2019

Singapore still faces strong threat from terrorism: MHA

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Vigilance remains high amid menace of ISIS, uncovering of more radicalised people here The terrorism threat to Singapore remains high as more radicalised individuals here are [...]
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SMEs will be future drivers of Singapore economyif they move now to expand abroad

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be the future drivers of Singapore’s growth, provided they make the move now to go overseas, said DBS senior economist [...]
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Singapore housing prices seriously unaffordable: survey

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | PropertyGuru | 6:00 AM

Singapore housing prices seriously unaffordable: survey Prices here are considered “seriously unaffordable”, with survey results showing that the median house [...]
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Islamic State-linked plots in region fell in 2018, but terrorism threat to Singapore remains high: MHA

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The most pressing terrorism threat to Singapore continues to come from Islamic State, even though the number of plots directed by the militant group fell in the region in [...]
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Singapore warns of ‘very negative’ outcome if no US-China deal

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

It’s vital that the US and China settle their trade differences to avoid damaging economic growth elsewhere in the world, Singapore’s finance minister said. [...]
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Singapore telco M1′s bidders say no plan to raise offer price

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Today Online | 6:00 AM

Singapore conglomerate Keppel Corp and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) said on Tuesday (January 22) they will not raise their offer price to gain majority control of mobile [...]
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US declares Philippines ineligible for H-2A, H-2B visas

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The Philippines says it is open to working with the United States to address the visa concerns The United States declared the Philippines ineligible for H-2A and H-2B [...]
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Philippines may appeal against Trump administration’s ban on temporary US work visas

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Philippines wants more information on the Trump administration’s move to stop issuing temporary worker visas to Filipinos, and may appeal against the decision if [...]
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Philippines, Japan ink P98.7-B loan deals for railway, flood control projects

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Phil Star | 6:00 AM

The Philippines and Japan on Monday signed two loan deals worth P98.7 billion for two projects that seek to improve flood control management in Metro Manila and integrate a [...]
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Duterte lashes at communism in one of Philippines’ CPP hotbeds

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte Tuesday lashed at communism in one of the country’s rebel hotbeds, calling it a “mass insanity” that has claimed many lives in the [...]
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BOL referendum delays printing of ballots for 2019 midterm polls

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

The printing of ballots for the 2019 midterm elections may possibly be re-scheduled, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Commissioner Sheriff Abas on Tuesday [...]
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Philippines sees record gambling revenue, braces itself for stiff competition

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is banking on a steady stream of foreign high rollers to drive gambling revenue to a record this year even as it braces itself for greater competition from [...]
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Sewage works prompt 4-month closure of Manila Zoo

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

The Manila City Hall ordered on Tuesday (January 22) the immediate closure of Manila Zoo. The city government cited the amusement park’s lack of sewage treatment [...]
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Philippines bridges troubled South China Sea waters by sending first ship to join PLA Navy fleet review

Philippines bridges troubled South China Sea waters by sending first ship to join PLA Navy fleet review

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The Philippine Navy said it would, for the first time, send a vessel to a fleet review hosted by the PLA Navy as tensions between rival claimants to territory in the South [...]
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Philippines says Q4 agricultural output growth slows to 1.8 pct yr/yr

24-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

* The Philippines’ agricultural output grew 1.8 percent in the last quarter of 2018, slower that the 2.3-percent growth in the same quarter in 2017 but rebounding from [...]
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