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Defending and developing Singapore's coasts
SINGAPORE is studying various options for defending its coast against rising sea levels, from polders to a reclaimed chain of islands, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his National Day Rally (...)
The Business Times - 18 August 2019
Retirement age, CPF rates for older workers to be raised: PM
FROM helping older workers stay employed to tackling climate change, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed major issues for Singapore's future in Sunday night's National Day Rally - while noting that the current economic slowdown does not (...)
The Business Times - 18 August 2019
Fed speak, trade war and corporate earnings to hog market attention
MAJOR US indexes finished more or less flat for the second straight week - amid volatility.
The Business Times - 18 August 2019
Changes hurt but early notice helps: business response
WHILE business costs will go up with the move to raise the statutory retirement and re-employment age as well as to increase Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions for older workers, many companies in Singapore are thankful for the early (...)
The Business Times - 18 August 2019
As firms adapt to new guidelines, employees must reskill earlier to work longer
IT'S a known fact that Singaporeans are living much longer these days, with the country's life expectancy at birth currently the longest in the world at 84.8 years - even greater than that of (...)
The Business Times - 18 August 2019
Defences against rising sea levels could cost S$100 billion: PM Lee
IT MAY cost S$100 billion or even more for Singapore to protect itself against rising sea levels caused by climate change, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his National Day Rally speech. The island is studying various coastal defence (...)
The Business Times - 18 August 2019
Retirement and re-employment ages, CPF rates to go up: PM Lee
THE retirement and re-employment ages will be raised, as will Central Provident Fund (CPF) contribution rates, to enable older Singaporeans to continue working and be more financially independent, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his (...)
The Business Times - 18 August 2019
US-China tensions will affect S'pore, but slowdown not hitting jobs yet: PM Lee
GROWING tensions between the United States and China have an impact on both Singapore's foreign relations and economic growth, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his Chinese speech during Sunday night's National Day Rally. But although (...)
The Business Times - 18 August 2019
Liam Hemsworth’s partying habits allegedly led to split with Miley Cyrus
Celebrity couple Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus have parted ways for a few days and people have been trying to find the reason for the breakup. Nobody saw signs to show that the relationship was in turmoil but some speculate that it was due to (...)
The Independent - 18 August 2019
George Clooney’s sister-in-law charged with second drink-driving offence in Singapore
SINGAPORE — Hollywood star George Clooney’s sister-in-law is facing a new drink-driving charge in Singapore, six years after she was convicted of the same offence. Tala Alamuddin Le Tallec, aged 47 and a Singapore permanent resident, was allegedly (...)
The Independent - 18 August 2019
Disney’s Mulan actress Liu Yifei under fire after publicly supporting Hong Kong police on Weibo
Hong Kong – Chinese-American actress Liu Yifei is facing backlash for publicly voicing her support for Hong Kong police on Weibo, a popular Chinese social media platform. The actress, who will be playing as Mulan in the upcoming live-action (...)
The Independent - 18 August 2019
Why Mahathir should hand-over power instead of dissolving Parliament
In recent weeks, cracks appeared within the Malaysian ruling coalition Pakatan Harapan. Hit with negative headlines, amid the inclusion of Islamic calligraphy in the syllabus for vernacular schools, the coalition seems fragile. This has further (...)
The Independent - 18 August 2019
101 ways to erase the Chinese privilege
If race issues could be discussed openly more than 50 years ago, it is ridiculous that we should continue to avoid them and pretend they do not exist. Worse, the very act of not talking about or doing something about them gives the wrong signal (...)
The Independent - 18 August 2019
Oops? Chinese flagship Huawei calls Taiwan a country, infuriates Chinese netizens
Angry Chinese citizens took to social media to rage against yet another corporate slight, but this time they boycotted their own home-grown brand. Screenshots of Huawei’s P-series phones listing Taiwan as a separate country went viral on Weibo (...)
The Independent - 18 August 2019
Zakir Naik under fire with police investigation for seditious comments against Hindus and Chinese (...)
Zakir Naik, the Indian citizen and controversial Islamic preacher once again has stirred trouble in Malaysia with his criticism of non-Muslims. He sparked protests from various political parties and civil society groups after he called on the (...)
The Independent - 18 August 2019
NTUC Foodfare doesn’t drop toasted bread price but expects patrons to toast their own bread
A photo showing a notice by NTUC Foodfare asking patrons to toast their own bread is circulating online. According to the RedWire Times, the notice was spotted at the NTUC Foodfare at Block 361 Sembawang Crescent. The publication reported that (...)
The Independent - 18 August 2019
Christina Aguilera celebrates 20th anniversary of debut album
Pop singer Christina Aguilera posted on Twitter to announce her debut album’s reissue on a number of formats on August 23. It is the 20th anniversary since a young Christina Aguilera released the self-titled debut album with her hit single Genie (...)
The Independent - 17 August 2019
Ariana Grande asks to be photoshopped into BLACKPINK photo
US singer Ariande Grande’s wish is to take a group photo with BLACKPINK. Seeing that logistically that’s not possible for now, she settled for the next best thing, which is to be edited into a photo with the popular K-Pop group. On August 16, (...)
The Independent - 17 August 2019
July NODX slide improves but no rebound in sight
EXPORT recovery is nowhere in sight for trade-dependent Singapore even as the country's latest key non-oil domestic exports (NODX) performed better than expected.
The Business Times - 16 August 2019
Man who allegedly robbed jewellery store arrested and charged just two days later
August 16, 2019 4:16 PM SINGAPORE - Two days after a brazen daylight heist in a residential area, the first of three men allegedly involved in the crime was charged with robbery on Friday (Aug (...)
Straits Times - 16 August 2019
3 suspects arrested over Ang Mo Kio jewellery shop robbery
August 16, 2019 2:59 PM SINGAPORE - Three men aged between 27 and 36 have been arrested for their involvement in a robbery of $100,000 worth of items from a jewellery shop in Ang Mo Kio, police said on Friday (Aug (...)
Straits Times - 16 August 2019
Singaporeans advised to defer non-essential travel to Hong Kong: Foreign Ministry
August 16, 2019 1:11 PM SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has issued a travel advisory asking Singaporeans to defer all non-essential travel to Hong Kong, following several pro-democracy protests in the financial (...)
Straits Times - 16 August 2019

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