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  • Pfizer's quarterly profit beats estimates

    October 31, 2017 11:10 AM 87

    Pfizer Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit, benefiting from strong demand for its newer drugs. Shares of the largest U.S. drugmaker were up 1.7 percent in premarket trade on Tuesday. Pfizer's net income rose to $2.84 billion, or 47 cents per share, in the third quarter, from $1.36 billion, or 22 cents per share, a year earlier

  • SMRT flooding incident: Maintenance team signed off on work that was not done; staff suspended

    October 31, 2017 11:00 AM 100

    SINGAPORE - Preliminary investigations by train operator SMRT have found that a maintenance team in charge of a pump system, which eventually failed and caused a massive 20-hour disruption, signed off on work that they had not done. The manager and staff responsible for the maintenance of the Bishan pump system have been suspended and are assisting in investigations

  • MRT tunnel flooding: Pump maintenance work not carried out on 3 occasions

    October 31, 2017 10:56 AM 101

    SINGAPORE: Maintenance works for the Bishan portal sump pump system were not properly carried out since December last year, SMRT investigations into a train tunnel flooding incident have found. Preliminary investigations show that quarterly maintenance works for Dec 2016, March and June this year were not conducted as prescribed in SMRT's manual, the train

  • Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore and Shell sign R&D pact

    October 31, 2017 8:35 AM 123

    The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Shell Shipping and Maritime have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on clean fuels, automation and digitalisation. The MoU signed on Tuesday by MPA chief executive Andrew Tan and Nick Potter, general manager Asia Pacific – Middle East, Shell Shipping and Maritime. Under the agreement Shell

  • T4 opening significant as Changi charts new flight path

    October 31, 2017 6:51 AM 104

    SINGAPORE - The opening of Changi Airport Terminal 4 is a big deal for the Singapore aviation story. For one thing, it's not every day that an airport opens a new terminal, hence the grand welcome and send-off - with lights, cameras, garlands, food and drinks - for those on the first flights in and out. The last time Changi did this was in January 2008, when T3 started

  • In This High-Tech Airport, Check In And Board Without Talking To Staff

    October 31, 2017 6:47 AM 99

    Singapore's Changi Airport opened a new terminal packed with new technology, including a fully automated check-in system with facial scanning and computerised baggage drop points Singapore: Singapore's Changi Airport opened a cutting-edge terminal Tuesday with a fully automated check-in system including facial scanning and computerised baggage drop points

  • Singapore opens new, high-tech airport terminal

    October 31, 2017 4:09 AM 96

    Singapore's Changi Airport opened a cutting-edge terminal Tuesday with a fully automated check-in system including facial scanning and computerised baggage drop points, but some passengers struggled with the new technology. Terminal 4, built at a cost of S$985 million, will have an annual capacity of 16 million people and is aimed at coping with an expected

  • Singapore September bank lending up 1%

    October 31, 2017 2:49 AM 106

    [SINGAPORE] Singapore's total bank lending in September rose 1 per cent from August on the back of higher disbursements to financial institutions, central bank data showed on Tuesday. Loans and advances by domestic banking units in the city-state amounted to S$640.7 ($470.69) billion last month, up from S$634.4 billion in August. Loans and advances in Asian

  • United Launched the Longest-Ever Nonstop Flight From the U.S

    October 30, 2017 11:31 PM 91

    The Chicago-based carrier launched the longest nonstop service from the United States Friday when a flight departed from Los Angeles International Airport en route for Singapore's Changi Airport. The flight covers a distance of roughly 8,700 miles and was expected to take just under 18 hours. While it's the United States' longest flight in terms of miles

  • Changi Airport's Terminal 4 opens for business; smooth operations for first arriving and departing flights

    October 30, 2017 10:53 PM 87

    SINGAPORE - Changi Airport's newest terminal - T4 - started its first day of operations early Tuesday (Oct 31) morning, marking a critical milestone in Singapore's aviation history. Airport operations went off without a hitch with passengers for the first flight out to Hong Kong streaming in as early as 4am to the departure hall to use the self-check-in