Archive for February 20th, 2019

Yahoo Poll: Are we seeing a changed Ministry of Defence?

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

When Singapore’s minister of Defence, Dr Ng Eng Hen, spoke in Parliament last week about the recent spate of NS training-related deaths, he was ” a different [...]
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Budget 2019: Smaller allowances for duty-free alcohol and GST relief for goods bought overseas

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

The value of goods that can be exempted from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) for travellers entering Singapore will be tightened from Tuesday, Finance minister Heng Swee [...]
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Singapore Budget 2019: Recognising unpaid caregiving work sends right signal

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

There was much chatter on the issue of inequality last year, as fears of a widening income divide and declining social mobility dominated national conversations. [...]
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Singapore unveils budget bonanza for elderly with election anticipated

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Singapore unveiled an expansionary budget for the next financial year on Monday, setting aside S$6.1 billion for the welfare of its elderly in a generous package before an [...]
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Budget 2019: Building a ‘strong, united Singapore’; Merdeka Generation Package, healthcare take spotlight

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The foreign worker quota for the services sector will also be tightened from 2020, says Finance minister Heng Swee Keat in this year’s Budget speech. Finance minister [...]
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Singapore Budget 2019: Businesses welcome digital push, emphasis on reskilling workers

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Amid slowing global growth, ongoing geopolitical uncertainty and technological disruptions to industries and jobs, the 2019 Budget unveiled on Monday (February 18) was [...]
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Made for Singapore: First of four custom-built RSN submarines launched in Germany

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

The first of four customised submarines designed for operations in Singapore’s shallow and busy tropical waters was launched in Germany on Monday (February 18). [...]
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European bank eyes presence in Philippines

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Another foreign bank, this time from Europe, has expressed interest in establishing a presence in the Philippines, a top official from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) [...]
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Philippine pork safe, not affected by African swine fever hog producers

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

There’s no need to rely on imports amid fears of African swine fever reaching the country, as there is enough pork in the Philippines There’s no need to cut back [...]
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Philippines adds more hurdles for internationally-licensed operators

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Calvinayre | 6:00 AM

The recent crackdown on transactions in China doesn’t seem to have impacted Macau’s casino industry. At least, not yet. This is the takeaway from a recent [...]
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Duterte’s wild proposal: Changing the name of the Philippines

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Pri | 6:00 AM

The Philippines was named after a pasty guy from Spain who never actually set foot in the Philippines. King Philip II, ruler of the Spanish Empire for much of the 1500s, also [...]
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Amway Thailand ranked fifth in international sales

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Nation | 6:00 AM

AMWAY THAILAND yesterday unveiled a solid performance in 2018, highlighting sales of Bt19 billion. The company said it is set for continued growth by combining its product [...]
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Thailand economy bolstered by domestic demand

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s economy grew at a faster pace in the fourth quarter than the previous three months, as local demand helped to offset a slide in exports. Gross domestic [...]
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Thailand govt’s adoption of advanced tech boost for local SMEs

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | OpenGovAsia | 6:00 AM

The country pushing hard to promote advanced I&T and science, along with infrastructure development. A recent report noted that Thailand is in the process of gradually [...]
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The real winner of Thailand’s general election will be the country’s king

20-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The National | 6:00 AM

Royal drama, exiled opponents and bitter rivalries make for good headlines, but the bigger story is how the nation’s monarch has steadily increased his powers When [...]
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