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October 28, 2017 9:03 PM Catalans urged to resist direct rule

BARCELONA • Catalonia's secessionist leader yesterday defiantly called for "democratic opposition" to direct rule imposed by Spain's central government on the semi-autonomous region after its Parliament declared unilateral independence. "The best way to defend what we have achieved to date is democratic opposition to the application of Article 155," Mr Carles 82

October 25, 2017 11:40 PM OCBC Q3 profit rises 12% to $1.06b, beating forecasts

SINGAPORE - The first of Singapore's Big Three banks to announce third quarter results, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC Bank), smashed forecasts with a 12 per cent jump in net profit to S$1.06 billion from S$943 million a year ago. Analysts polled by Bloomberg had tipped a 1.2 per cent rise in earnings to S$974 million. Net profit after tax for the first 122

October 24, 2017 1:11 PM Saudi Arabia opens major conference with eye on investment

Announces a new $500 billion city, development of islands where rules on gender segregation and women’s dress may not apply, among others Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday announced plans for a new $500 billion city to be built in the country’s northwest coast. The project, dubbed ‘Neom’, will be built on untouched land along 51

October 23, 2017 4:04 PM Kurds Protest Lack of U.S. Support as Russia Urges Kurdistan to Remain Part of Iraq

Russia announces it would continue its economic ties with Kurdistan, as it does with other constituent parts of Iraq A group of Kurds angered over Iraq's takeover of Kirkuk staged a demonstration outside the United States' mission in Erbil Sunday. “Trump lied to the Kurdish people, America lied to the Kurdish people,” the crowd chanted, according to a report 87 1

October 22, 2017 10:06 PM MMA fighter Angela Lee announces engagement

One Championship's women's atomweight champion Angela Lee announced her engagement to fellow One Championship featherweight fighter Bruno Pucci in Hawaii on Instagram yesterday. Lee, 21, who is of Korean and Singaporean descent, and her 27-year-old Brazilian fiance posted photographs and videos on their Instagram profiles, which garnered several thousand 125

October 21, 2017 5:05 AM New appointments and change of Permanent Secretaries

The Public Service Division (PSD) announces two new staff appointments into the Singapore civil service. Mr Png Cheong Boon, 47, Chief Executive Officer, JTC Corporation (CEO, JTC), will be appointed Second Permanent Secretary (Trade and Industry) on 1 June 2017. Mr Png spent the last 24 years in the Statutory Boards of the Ministry of Trade and Industry 120

October 19, 2017 11:07 AM Keppel posts 30% rise in 3Q earnings to S$292 mil; announces new urban solutions unit

SINGAPORE (Oct 19): Keppel Corporation has announced earnings of S$291.8 million for the 3Q17 ended September, up 30% from S$224.5 million in 3Q16, on higher profits from the group’s China and Vietnam property trading, power & gas and asset management businesses, as well as the sale of investments. These more than offset lower contributions seen from the Offshore 110

October 11, 2017 6:09 PM Key events since Catalonia independence vote

MADRID: Spain's Prime Minister on Wednesday (Oct 11) gave Catalonia's separatist leader five days to clarify whether or not it was declaring independence, as he considers imposing direct rule from Madrid. Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday said the region had earned the right to break away from Spain after a disputed referendum but called for the process to be suspended 45

October 10, 2017 11:16 AM Thailand announces 2018 general election

Thailand's military government has announced the country will hold a general election in November 2018. The military has repeatedly delayed a vote since seizing power in 2014, citing concerns such as changes to the constitution and security issues. Military-appointed Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha told reporters the exact date will be set next June. The announcement 68

October 10, 2017 9:15 AM Channel 8 actor Xu Bin announces marriage

In an Instagram post on his account @xubin_ on Monday (Oct 9) night, he shared a video of himself saying: "Everyone, I have some very blissful news to share. I am getting married." The 28-year-old did not share any information about his wife-to-be Yi Fei, but said that he would be holding a press conference on Tuesday, where he will answer any questions 128