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  • Grab launches e-payment platform in restaurants, hawker stalls

    November 1, 2017 10:07 AM 4

    SINGAPORE: Users of ride-hailing operator Grab will soon be able to pay for their food using their mobile phone at hawker stalls and restaurants that have signed up for its e-payment platform. So far, 25 restaurants and hawker stalls in the Central Business District and Bishan area have signed up for the platform, named GrabPay, the operator said in a media

  • 1.37 million S'poreans to each receive one-off GST Vouchers of up to S$200

    November 1, 2017 4:30 AM 5

    SINGAPORE - Some 1.37 million eligible Singaporeans will each be getting a one-off GST Voucher of up to S$200 this month, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said on Wednesday (Nov 1). The GST Voucher – Cash Special Payment, first announced during the Budget earlier this year, is aimed at helping lower-income households offset some expenses. A Singaporean

  • Wal-Mart triples online items, lowers prices as holiday season kicks in

    November 1, 2017 4:10 AM 4

    CHICAGO - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is planning to boost sales and fend off rivals this holiday season by doubling down on incentives for shoppers who buy online and those who visit its stores. The world's largest retailer said it tripled its online selections for the holiday season to 60 million items, and that it would provide free two-day shipping on more than two million

  • MAS issues prohibition orders against individuals involved in 1MDB-related breaches

    November 1, 2017 3:42 AM 3

    SINGAPORE: The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced on Wednesday (Nov 1) that it has issued prohibition orders against two individuals involved in breaches related to Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). Six-year prohibition orders have been issued against Mr Ang Wee Keng Kelvin and Mr Lee Chee Waiy, said MAS in a media

  • 1.37 million Singaporeans to get one-off GST Vouchers

    November 1, 2017 3:24 AM 28

    SINGAPORE - Some 1.37 million eligible Singaporeans will each be getting a one-off GST Voucher of up to S$200 this month, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said on Wednesday (Nov 1). The GST Voucher – Cash Special Payment, first announced during the Budget earlier this year, is aimed at helping lower-income households offset some expenses. A Singaporean

  • 1.37m Singaporeans to receive GST voucher in November

    November 1, 2017 2:14 AM 12

    SINGAPORE: About 1.37 million eligible Singaporeans will get S$280 million in GST vouchers this month, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said in a press release on Wednesday (Nov 1). Announced in Budget 2017, the GST Voucher - Cash Special Payment aims to help lower-income households with their expenses. It follows the GST Voucher - Cash (Regular) payout

  • Maintenance team signed off on work not done: SMRT

    October 31, 2017 9:01 PM 11

    Staff in charge of pump system that failed may have falsified records Train operator SMRT has found that the team responsible for maintaining a pump system that malfunctioned may have falsified documents by signing off on work that they had not done. It is suspected that such falsification of quarterly maintenance records could stretch all the way back to December

  • SMRT must take tough action, say observers

    October 31, 2017 9:01 PM 4

    The fact that work neglect went undetected for a year 'suggests problem is deep-seated' If SMRT personnel did, indeed, falsify maintenance records, then tough action should be taken against them, observers said. The lapse resulted in flooding that led to a 20-hour breakdown of the North-South Line last month. The rail operator revealed yesterday that though

  • Negligence by SMRT crew tantamount to criminal offence, analyst says

    October 31, 2017 3:22 PM 4

    SINGAPORE — The negligence of the SMRT crew responsible for the maintenance of a water pump system borders on a criminal offence, Dr Park Byung Joon said. The urban transport expert from the Singapore University of Social Sciences was commenting on the preliminary findings of rail operator SMRT’s internal investigation into the flooding of MRT train

  • Under Armour slashes 2017 forecast, revenue falls

    October 31, 2017 11:55 AM 4

    Under Armour Inc slashed 2017 sales and profit forecasts and reported its first year-on-year fall in revenue in the third quarter as it took an $85 million charge for restructuring and faced fierce competition from Nike and Adidas . Excluding certain items, earnings for the producer of Stephen Curry basketball shoes came in at 22 cents per share, beating