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  • Changi Airport handled 5.27m passengers in August; 7% year-on-year increase

    September 21, 2017 3:36 AM 3

    SINGAPORE - Changi Airport handled 5.27 million passengers in August, a 7 per cent year-on-year increase. There was a 10.7 per cent jump in airfreight throughput to 180,590 tonnes, while aircraft movements rose 4.9 per cent to 31,750 landings and takeoffs. Passenger traffic for the month was supported by growth across all regions, with air travel to and from South

  • Tesla working with AMD to develop chip for self-driving car: CNBC

    September 20, 2017 9:55 PM 3

    Electric carmaker Tesla Inc is working with Advanced Micro Devices Inc to develop its own artificial intelligence chip for self-driving cars, CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the matter. AMD spin-off GlobalFoundries Inc Chief Executive Sanjay Jha said his company is working directly with Tesla, according to the CNBC report

  • UPS expects to hire about 95,000 workers for holiday season

    September 20, 2017 5:15 PM 4

    U.S. package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc said on Wednesday it expected to hire about 95,000 seasonal employees for the upcoming, crucial peak holiday season. These employees would support the expected increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January, UPS said. Peak season begins on Black Friday, the day after

  • Toshiba says seals $18 billion deal to sell chip unit to Bain Capital group

    September 20, 2017 1:55 PM 4

    TOKYO - Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell its prized semiconductor business to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP, a key step in keeping the struggling Japanese conglomerate listed on the Tokyo exchange. Toshiba said in a nighttime announcement through the exchange it had signed a contract for the deal worth

  • 2,100 jobs in electronics sector to be created by 2020

    September 20, 2017 11:51 AM 4

    SINGAPORE — Up to 2,100 new jobs are expected to be created for professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) in Singapore’s electronics manufacturing sector by 2020, said Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran on Wednesday (Sept 20). Speaking at the official launch of JTC nanoSpace @ Tampines, Mr Iswaran unveiled the Industry

  • COE prices increase across the board in latest bid; Small car COE closes at $42,902

    September 20, 2017 8:38 AM 3

    SINGAPORE - Certificate of Entitlement (COE) prices increased across the board in the latest round of bidding, which closed on Wednesday (Sept 20) at 4pm. Category A premiums - for cars up to 1,600cc up and 130bhp - went up almost 20 per cent to $42,902. This comes just two weeks after prices plunged 16 per cent to $36,001 during the last tender, the lowest

  • NTUC FairPrice launches housebrand formula milk for under S$30 a tin

    September 20, 2017 7:43 AM 3

    SINGAPORE: Supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice on Wednesday (Sep 20) launched a new range of formula milk from Australia, under its housebrand label. The FairPrice Gold formula milk is priced between S$27 and S$29 for a 900g tin. It is available in three types - for infants up to six months of age, between six months and a year old, as well as for those

  • Roadmap for electronics manufacturing aims to create 2,100 new jobs, $22b in value-add by 2020: Iswaran

    September 20, 2017 1:21 AM 4

    SINGAPORE - Singapore's electronics manufacturing sector is getting a leg-up with the aim of growing it to have a manufacturing value-add of S$22.2 billion and create 2,100 new jobs for professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) by 2020. Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran on Wednesday (Sept 20) said this comes as the Republic

  • Changi luggage handler accused of swopping bag tags

    September 19, 2017 9:04 PM 3

    The ubiquitous baggage tag, which many airline passengers take for granted, helps ensure that luggage ends up at the destination it is supposed to - unless someone decides to swop them around. Yesterday, 63-year-old Tay Boon Keh was charged with 286 counts of mischief for swopping around baggage tags attached to the pieces of luggage he encountered

  • Free rides on Downtown Line on first two days of DTL3 opening

    September 19, 2017 11:14 AM 3

    SINGAPORE: Commuters will be able to travel for free along the entire Downtown Line (DTL) on Oct 21 and Oct 22 to mark the opening of DTL3. They will still need to tap in and out of the fare gates, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a Facebook post on Tuesday (Sep 19). For passengers who are making a train transfer from other lines, they will also get to travel