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October 31, 2017 8:55 AM US business group worries Trump unprepared for commercial talks with China

BEIJING: A top U.S. business lobby in China said on Tuesday it was concerned U.S. President Donald Trump's administration was not making sufficient preparation for talks on imbalances in the bilateral economic relationship ahead of his November visit. Little advance work has been done for the visit, said William Zarit, chairman of the American Chamber 96

October 30, 2017 1:20 PM 4,000 jobs to be created in financial services and fintech under MAS blueprint

SINGAPORE — A total of 4,000 net jobs will be created annually till 2020 in the financial services and fintech sectors as part of the industry transformation map (ITM) for financial services which was launched on Monday (Oct 30). Three quarters of the new jobs will be added in the financial services sectors, and these cut across the areas of wealth management 102

October 30, 2017 2:40 AM 26 people injured in accident involving two lorries in Tuas

SINGAPORE - A total of 26 people were taken to hospital on Monday (Oct 30) morning, following an accident involving two lorries in Tuas. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to the incident at the junction of Tuas Crescent and Tuas South Avenue 5 at about 6.30am. Upon arrival at the scene, its officers had to use a hydraulic spreader to extricate 96

October 26, 2017 9:49 AM Barcelona news: Nou Camp set to be renamed with mega sponsorship agreement close

BARCELONA are edging closer to agreeing a sponsorship deal that will see the Nou Camp renamed. The Catalan club are in ongoing talks over the naming rights of the stadium and are closing in on deal worth over £300million with pharmaceutical giant Grifols. Barca look set to agree a 30-year deal with the Spanish company that would likely see their ground 88

October 26, 2017 12:45 AM OCBC's Q3 net profit rises 12%

SINGAPORE: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC), Singapore’s second-largest lender, said on Thursday (Oct 26) its net profit for the third quarter rose 12 per cent from a year earlier to S$1.06 billion. That compares with the S$1.01 billion average forecast in a Bloomberg survey of seven analysts. OCBC - the first of Singapore’s three lender to report 90

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 86

October 23, 2017 1:10 PM COE prices likely to rise as vehicle growth rate cut to zero: Experts

SINGAPORE: As Singapore's vehicle growth rate is reduced to zero per cent, transport analysts said they expect Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums to go up. The Land Transport Authority announced on Monday (Oct 23) that Singapore will stop adding private passenger cars and motorcycles to its roads, dropping the vehicle growth rate from 0.25 per cent to zero per cent, in its latest 73

October 22, 2017 2:17 PM Charity screening raises S$6,000 for migrant workers’ NGO

SINGAPORE — While Filipina domestic helper Edna Degala worked in Singapore for the last 16 years looking after the children of her employers, her late parents and sister helped raise her daughter, now 21, back in the Philippines. When Ms Degala, 41, watched the lives of other domestic workers play out on the big screen on Sunday (Oct 22), the familiar 84

October 21, 2017 1:06 AM Meal-sharing platform hosts raise over $5,000 for home chef with stage 4 cancer

He spent a decade caring for his unwell mum, now home chef Melvyn Oliveiro has taken ill himself and needs a helping hand. The 53-year-old Singaporean was recently diagnosed with stage 4 liver and gallbladder cancer and received a grim prognosis. Oliveiro asked "Why me? Why wasn't there a warning sign?" when he learnt about his condition this August 116

October 19, 2017 9:55 AM Trying to unblock Brexit impasse, May to make offer on EU citizens

BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May, seeking to unblock stalled talks on Brexit, promised on Thursday to make it as easy as possible for European Union citizens living in Britain to stay after it leaves the bloc. Weakened by losing her Conservative Party's majority in a June election and failing to rally support at an ill-fated party conference 12