Straits Times

Ex-SingTel retail executive jailed ...

Ex-SingTel retail executive jailed for misappropriating 89 mobile phones

April 07, 2014 12:33 PM

A former retail executive of SingTel who misappropriated $100,088 worth of mobile phones from her employer over two years was jailed for 18 months on Monday.






New $15-million fund to develop tou...

New $15-million fund to develop tourism associations: Singapore Tourism Board

April 07, 2014 12:29 PM

A new $15-million fund will be set aside to develop tourism associations, said the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) on Monday.






SIA to fly A-380 to Mumbai and New ...

SIA to fly A-380 to Mumbai and New Delhi

April 07, 2014 12:12 PM

Singapore Airlines will fly the Airbus 380 superjumbo to the Indian cities of Mumbai and New Delhi from May 30.






Alleged match-fixer Eric Ding choos...

Alleged match-fixer Eric Ding chooses to remain silent in his corruption trial

April 07, 2014 12:02 PM

Alleged match-fixer Eric Ding Si Yang chose not to give evidence in his own defence, as his long-running corruption trial resumed on Monday.






HDB resale prices up slightly in Ma...

HDB resale prices up slightly in March, more flats changing hands

April 07, 2014 11:48 AM

Resale prices of Housing Board flats edged up 0.3 per cent in March from a month before, according to Singapore Real Estate Exchange flash figures on Monday. But they were still 4.9 per cent lower than the same time last year.






Dr Woffles Wu suspended from practi...

Dr Woffles Wu suspended from practice for four months

April 07, 2014 10:27 AM

Prominent plastic surgeon Dr Woffles Wu who was fined $1,000 in 2012 for getting an employee to take the rap for a speeding offence has been suspended from practice for four months, said the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) on Monday.






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Lenders Ease Mortgage Rules in Hunt...

Lenders Ease Mortgage Rules in Hunt for Business

Mortgage lenders are beginning to ease the restrictive lending standards enacted after the housing boom turned to bust, a sign of their rising confidence in the housing market.
BP Spill Fines Pay for Inland Clean...

BP Spill Fines Pay for Inland Cleanup

Four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, some states have started using fines paid by BP and its partners to clean up inland water pollution.
New Tax Bug Bites Tech Companies

New Tax Bug Bites Tech Companies

First-quarter corporate earnings are getting clipped after Congress allowed a key tax credit to expire at year-end. Google is among the latest to cite the expired research-and-development tax credit for affecting its financial results.
GM Sales Rise Despite Controversy

GM Sales Rise Despite Controversy

The head of General Motors' North American operations, Alan Batey, said April U.S. vehicle sales are on pace for "a good month."
Newmont, Barrick Merger Talks Colla...

Newmont, Barrick Merger Talks Collapse

Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining were in advanced talks this week over a deal that would have combined the world's two largest gold producers, but the talks broke down.
France's SFR Plans Network-Sharing ...

France's SFR Plans Network-Sharing Venture With Vodafone

French mobile-phone operator SFR plans to link up with U.K. operator Vodafone Group PLC in a network-sharing venture, according to SFR's chief executive.

Businesstimes

German premier riflemakers stay rec...

German premier riflemakers stay recession-proof

(BERLIN) For Merkel, happiness is a warm gun.
Aussie assets set to rally as state...

Aussie assets set to rally as states pay debt

(SINGAPORE) A record A$38 billion (S$49 billion) payout on maturing debt from Australian governments this quarter may support rallies in higher-yielding assets including corporate notes.
Artwork by an artiste

Artwork by an artiste

(NEW YORK) Detail of a painting by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood at the opening of an exhibition of Woods' artwork, 'Faces, Time and Places', at the Symbolic Collection in New York.
UK, Japan to develop defence equipm...

UK, Japan to develop defence equipment

(TOKYO) Britain and Japan yesterday agreed to jointly develop and build defence equipment, the first time since World War II that Japan has concluded a weapons-building deal with a country other than the US.
HSBC eyes Korea, Pakistan sales in ...

HSBC eyes Korea, Pakistan sales in global retreat

(LONDON) Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, is in talks to sell up in Pakistan and offload retail banking in Korea, part of its withdrawal from countries where it lacks scale or struggles to make a profit.
European stocks retreat after US jo...

European stocks retreat after US jobs report

(LONDON) European stocks tumbled, extending a three-week decline for the region's benchmark index, after a US report showed employers in the world's largest economy added fewer jobs last month than forecast.

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Huzir Sulaiman and Claire Wong are recounting their love story. At some point, it involved brushing teeth.

It was 2001 and the two of them were acting in separate plays for a production by Malaysia's Five Arts Centre and Huzir's own Straits...

Australia cannot rely on resources:...

Australia cannot rely on resources: Minister

SYDNEY - Australia cannot rely on its resources to ensure better living standards over the next decade and the government needs to tighten its budget to create room for interest rate cuts, said Trade Minister Craig Emerson.

A government...

Another rate cut 'not absolutely ob...

Another rate cut 'not absolutely obvious'

FRANKFURT - European Central Bank Executive Board Member Benoit Coeure said policymakers may not cut interest rates further as confidence in the euro area's economic outlook is improving and inflation remains high.

"At the current juncture, the...

What we can take away from Japan's ...

What we can take away from Japan's healthcare

Japan is one of the world's most rapidly ageing countries. According to statistics, 23 per cent of its population of about 120 million people was aged above 65 in 2010. By 2055, this percentage is expected to double.

The country's woes do not...

China, Japan must break out of hist...

China, Japan must break out of history's trap

Last week, demonstrators incensed by Japan's purchase of the disputed rocky outcrops known as the Senkaku Islands filled Chinese cities for the biggest anti-Japanese protests since 2005.

These mostly young men and women holding pictures of Mao...

Chinese official makes landmark Afg...

Chinese official makes landmark Afghan visit

KABUL - China has signed security and economic agreements with Afghanistan during a rare trip to Kabul by a top Chinese official, in deals seen to be aimed at bolstering Beijing's influence ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) withdrawal of...

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