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  • Last Call for the Long Haul

    November 26, 2013 1:36 AM 35

    White-coated waiters offered drinks on silver trays. Chefs whipped up a variety of small bites. Dapper personnel distributed gift bags loaded with leather wallets and certificates marking the occasion. Singapore Airlines is reputed to treat its passengers regally, but not like this. Weeks after announcing that the Singapore-Newark route that reigned

  • Be clear on units marketed as Soho, URA tells developers

    November 26, 2013 12:38 AM 16

    Units marketed as such may be a home or an office - but not both Developers here have been warned to be careful when marketing properties as "small office home office", or Soho units. They should make it clear to buyers that the term Soho does not refer to any official planning status, said the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) in a circular yesterday

  • Dollar boosted by Iran deal

    November 25, 2013 11:28 PM 34

    The dollar on Monday rallied after the international agreement over Iran boosted US assets despite weak US housing data. NEW YORK: The dollar on Monday rallied after the international agreement over Iran boosted US assets despite weak US housing data. The dollar advanced against the Japanese yen, rising to 101.51 from 101.23 yen. World powers and Iran on Sunday

  • Wall St flat after Nasdaq tops 4,000; Wal-Mart at record

    November 25, 2013 10:12 PM 20

    NEW YORK (REUTERS) - United States (US) stocks retreated to almost unchanged in light trading late Monday afternoon following the Nasdaq Composite's climb above 4,000 for the first time in 13 years. Wal-Mart Stores Inc rose 0.6 percent to $80.31. At one point, the stock touched an all-time high of $80.57 after the company said it chose its next chief

  • Yongnam Holdings secures S$168m subcontract for structural steel work

    November 25, 2013 2:41 PM 13

    Yongnam Holdings has secured a record S$168 million subcontract for structural steel work at Marina One, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Yongnam Engineering & Construction. SINGAPORE: Yongnam Holdings has secured a record S$168 million subcontract for structural steel work at Marina One, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Yongnam Engineering & Construction

  • Singapore's first carbon neutral event convenes global sustainability leaders

    November 25, 2013 11:18 AM 42

    Government, business and civic society leaders meet at the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development to chart new directions for businesses and governments for a greener economy. Singapore’s first carbon neutral event - the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development (RBF) - gathered some 500 government, business and civic society

  • Thai $2.96b rice bond may struggle, risk of further payment delays

    November 25, 2013 10:48 AM 34

    Thai $2.96b rice bond may struggle, risk of further payment delays BANGKOK - Thailand may struggle to sell a 75 billion baht (S$2.96 billion) bond to fund its rice intervention scheme, fund managers said on Monday, risking further delays on payments to farmers. The state Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) needs money from the bond, its biggest

  • Singaporeans among most generous holiday gift givers in Asia Pacific

    November 25, 2013 9:47 AM 32

    Singapore is among the top two most generous countries in Asia Pacific when it comes to holiday gift giving. This is according to results of a 12-market survey among Groupon customers, released on Monday. SINGAPORE: Singapore is among the top two most generous countries in Asia Pacific when it comes to holiday gift giving. This is according to results

  • NUS to study accountability of social service sector

    November 25, 2013 8:35 AM 19

    Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will begin a three-year study on accountability in the social service sector in July 2014. SINGAPORE: Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will begin a three-year study on accountability in the social service sector in July 2014. In a statement on Monday, NUS said the team, comprising

  • Bali faces challenge to maintain sales and visitor volume

    November 25, 2013 7:19 AM 26

    The latest Bali Report from C9 Hotelworks shows that since 2008, domestic arrivals have more than doubled to the Indonesian island, but that foreign arrivals have increased by less than 50 percent. The report says an additional half a million passengers arrived at Ngurah Rai airport in 2012, 80 percent of which were domestic passengers. A key knock-on