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Investors sell stocks, dollar on fears Trump agenda is foundering.

SINGAPORE - Asian stock investors joined a global retreat from riskier assets on Friday and the dollar wavered on rising doubts about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to deliver his economic agenda.

- Reuters - US

Singapore rebuts Kuan Yew's grandson's claims.

SINGAPORE, Aug 18 — The Prime Minister's Office has refuted claims made by Li Shengwu that he left Singapore over fears that he would be detained and interrogated by the authorities in relation to his contempt of court case. In his...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Baby flamingo in Singapore's Jurong Bird Park is too hot to trot.

A baby flamingo took a stroll through the grounds of Singapore's Jurong Bird Park on Thursday wearing a pair of booties to protect its feet.

- Stuff - NZ

Investors sell stocks, dollar on fears Trump agenda is foundering.

SINGAPORE - Asian stock investors joined a global retreat from riskier assets on Friday and the dollar wavered on growing doubts about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to deliver his economic agenda.

- Reuters - US

Lee Kuan Yew’s grandson, Li Shengwu, says he fled Singapore because he feared arrest.

A grandson of Lee Kuan Yew says he left Singapore in July after friends expressed concerns he might be detained by the authorities in a contempt of court case. “In Singapore, it is possible that one can be detained and interrogated for some time without a lawyer,” said Li Shengwu, whose uncle is the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Exclusive: Lee Kuan Yew's grandson left Singapore because friends feared he would be detained.

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - A grandson of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's late founding father and ruler for more than three decades, said he left the city state in July after friends expressed concerns he might be detained by the authorities in a contempt of court case.

- Reuters - US

Investors sell stocks, dollar on fears Trump agenda is foundering.

SINGAPORE - Asian stock investors joined a global retreat from riskier assets on Friday and the dollar wavered on growing doubts about U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to fulfill his economic agenda.

- Reuters - US

Exclusive - Lee Kuan Yew’s grandson left Singapore because friends feared he would be detained | Reuters.

The post Exclusive - Lee Kuan Yew’s grandson left Singapore because friends feared he would be detained | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Another suitor buttered up in £6bn Unilever spreads auction.

Competition over Unilever's spreads business is hotting up as Singapore's wealth fund enters the fray. The Sinagaporean state's Government Investment Corporation has agreed to back KKR, one of the world's biggest buyout firms, in its bid for the operation according to Sky News. Unilever's spreads include some of the ...

- City AM - UK

Singapore-Malaysia ties remain strong, envoy says.

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Singapore will remain committed to a strong and mutually beneficial partnership with Malaysia, as neighbour and important partner, says Singapore High Commissioner to Malaysia, Vanu Gopala Menon. During Singapore's...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Raymond Group acquires Ansell's stake in Brand Kamasutra.

Raymond Group, the leading manufacturer, marketer and retailer of worsted suiting fabrics & ready to wear apparel, has acquired Ansells stake in a joint venture entity known as JK Ansell.With this transaction, the sexual Wellness and personal care business will continue to remain in JK Ansell which will become a wholly ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Singapore launches first human milk bank

Mothers who do not have enough breast milk to feed their premature or sick infants will now be able to draw on Singapore's first human milk bank launched on Thursday as part of a new three-year pilot between KK Women's and Children's Hospital and Temasek Foundation Cares.

- BangkokPost - TH

Khaitan advises Mindtree on capital reduction

Khaitan & Co advised Mindtree Limited in relation to obtaining RBI approval under the FEMA ODI Regulations for capital reduction of Mindtree's overseas subsidiary Bluefin Solutions Limited and the step down subsidiaries Bluefin Solutions Inc, USA Bluefin Solutions Pte. Ltd, Singapore; Blouvin Limited, South Africa and ...

- The Lawyer - US

Singapore launches first human milk bank

By Toh Ee-ming Singaporean mothers who do not have enough breast milk to feed their premature or sick infants will now be able to draw on Singapore’s first human milk bank – launched as part of a new three-year pilot between KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Temasek Foundation Cares. The ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Singapore court awards $2.9m over bad job reference

Damages calculated on potential earnings Singapore's High Court has awarded S$4m* dollars to a former insurance agent after a letter of reference lost him a potential new job.…

- TheRegister - UK

Singapore home sales rise 35pc in July on new projects

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Singapore home sales rose 35 per cent in July, as more new projects were launched. Developers sold 1,108 units last month, compared with 820 in June, according to Urban Redevelopment Authority data released Tuesday. A...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Singapore's envoy accuses Utusan Malaysia of playing race card

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — Singapore's High Commissioner criticised today Utusan Malaysia for allegedly fanning racial sentiments by publishing an article on the future of the island republic's Malay community. Vanu Gopala Menon was responding...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Thanabalan, Nor Azam itching for action in the starting eleven at SEA Games

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 — In form National striker N. Thanabalan who came on as a substitute to net the winner against Singapore last night hopes to be named in the starting eleven for the next match against Myanmar. The 22-year-old striker who...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Survey confirms what we already know: Malaysians love exploring world through food

SINGAPORE, Aug 17 — Food. Glorious food. The Malaysian passion for food is a key focus even while away on holiday, according to a survey by BlackBox Research for Tourism New Zealand. The survey found that eight in 10 Malaysians...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Asia shares up as North Korea tensions ease, wary Fed pressures dollar

SINGAPORE - Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday as tensions between the United States and North Korea came off the boil, while the Federal Reserve's concerns about weak U.S. inflation weighed on the dollar.

- Reuters - US

US Air Force Exercise Kicks Off with Singapore's Participation

The city-state continues its involvement in Exercise Red Flag.

- The Diplomat - US

Those amazing flying machines

Last year, Intel partnered with Lady Gaga on the Super Bowl Halftime Show to showcase its latest aerial technology called “Shooting Star.” Intel did a reprise performance of its Shooting Star technology for Singapore's 52nd birthday this past week. Instead...

- Robohub - CH

Singapore's first human milk bank opens

SINGAPORE, Aug 17 — Mothers who do not have enough breast milk to feed their premature or sick infants will now be able to draw on Singapore's first human milk bank — launched today as part of a new three-year pilot between KK Women's and...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Singaporean charged with failing to pay her maid for nearly a year

SINGAPORE, Aug 17 — A 30-year-old woman has been charged with failing to pay her maid for nearly a year, the Ministry of Manpower said this morning. MOM's investigations found that Li Jun, a Singaporean, failed to pay her maid, a...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Asia shares up as North Korea tensions ease, wary Fed weighs on dollar

SINGAPORE - Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday as tensions between the United States and North Korea came off the boil, while the Federal Reserve's concerns about weak U.S. inflation weighed on the dollar.

- Reuters - US

Asia shares up on North Korea reprieve, dollar back in doldrums

SINGAPORE - Asian stocks edged up on Thursday as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea came off the boil, while worries about President Donald Trump's ability to implement his pro-growth agenda and the Federal Reserve's concerns about low U.S. inflation hit the dollar.

- Reuters - US

Authorities nab two uniformed personnel for drug taking

LUMUT, Aug 17 ― Two members of uniformed units were among 32 people detained by the National Anti-Drugs Agency in the Manjung district and Pulau Pangkor in a two-day operation ending yesterday. Perak AADK director, Khairul Anwar Ahmad...

- The Malay Mail - MY

The internet is so slow in some African countries that it takes a whole day to download a movie

Wikimedia CommonsMost countries with slow internet speeds are found in Africa, according to data from a global broadband speed league. Speed gaps puts the five fastest countries over 40 times faster than the five slowest in the internet world. Singapore ranks first with its broadband speed being 55.13 megabits per second ...

- Business Insider - US

Malaysia beat Singapore 2-1 in SEA Games football

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — Malaysia scored a second straight win the the SEA Games football when it defeated Singapore 2-1 in the men's Group A match at the Shah Alam Stadium tonight. Substitute players Nor Azam Abdul Azih and N. Thanabalan...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Singapore surpasses Hong Kong as Asia's third most liveable city

Singapore has trumped Hong Kong as one of the most liveable cities in the world, according to the latest global liveability report by The Economist Intelligence Unit, with Singapore jumping 11 places to claim the 35th spot out of 140 cities.

- BangkokPost - TH

Delhi to host Singapore Film Festival

New Delhi, Aug 16 The Singapore Film Festival, now in its fourth edition, will be held here from September 1-3. Organised by the Singapore High Commission in New Delhi in partnership with the Directorate of Film Festivals, India, the festival will feature five films, each followed by dialogues with filmmakers and experts. ...

- Yahoo! News - US

PHOTOS: Indians across the world celebrate Independence Day

Indians in countries like the United States, China, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Egypt, Israel and South Africa celebrated the day with hoisting of the national flag and singing of patriotic songs.

- Rediff.com - IN

A 15-storey 'vending machine' selling luxury vehicles

Forget about soft drinks and potato chips-- this “vending machine” in Singapore serves up Ferraris and Lamborghinis.

- BDNews24 - BD

Paralympian plans to cross 40 miles of the Australian outback in just his wheelchair

No wheelchair user has ever been allowed on Australia's Larapinta trail , until now. This week, Dr William Tan, a Singapore Paralympian, begins a five day journey across 65km of the Australian outback. SEE ALSO: Japanese airline apologises after it made disabled man crawl up stairs to his flight The 60-year-old has in the ...

- Mashable! - US

Man found dead with stab wounds at Singapore's Teck Whye Crescent

SINGAPORE, Aug 16 — A man in his 30s was found dead at Teck Whye Crescent this morning. TODAY understands that he was stabbed. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said that they were alerted to the incident at Block 165A Teck Whye...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Navy commander pleads guilty in massive corruption scandal

Cmdr. Bobby Pitts of Virginia entered the plea Tuesday in San Diego. He's the 18th person to plead guilty in connection with a decade-long scam linked to a Singapore defense contractor known as "Fat Leonard" Francis.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Singapore beats Hong Kong in liveability rankings for first time

Hong Kong is officially less liveable than Singapore, according to the latest Economist Intelligence Unit survey, with the Lion City coming out ahead for the first time thanks to improvements in education. In the annual liveability report produced by the think tank, Hong Kong fell two places to 45th in the overall table, ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Singapore court awards man $3m after bad reference denies him new job

Ramesh Krishnan, who worked with AXA Life Insurance as an adviser and agent, won an appeal in July last year against a 2012 High Court decision

- GulfNews - AE

3 Britons to be caned in Singapore

Three British men accused of rape will be caned in Singapore after pleading guilty to a lesser crime, according to court documents.

- CNN Top Stories - US

6th leg of Skoda Heros series concludes in Anhui

THE sixth leg of the 2017 Skoda Heros China Cycling Series was held in Ningguo, Anhui Province, over the weekend. The event featured 655 cyclists from 21 countries and regions including Singapore, Germany, Italy, France, Britain, the US, who competed in seven categories of competitions including men’s and ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Broadcom's Max WiFi chips will speed wireless networks 4 to 6X

Broadcom is unveiling its Max WiFi chips today based on the next-generation Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ax, which is designed to improve download speeds by four times and upload speeds by six times. Max WiFi also promises four times better coverage and seven times better battery life than the current 802.11ac standard. The ...

- VentureBeat - US

Lynas desak tutup tapi kilang haram biar 10 tahun, kata MIC

GEORGE TOWN, 15 Ogos — MIC hari ini membidas kerajaan negeri Pulau Pinang pimpinan DAP kerana terang-terang membenarkan sebuah kilang yang mencemar alam sekitar beroperasi secara haram selama 10 tahun. Bendahari agung MIC Datuk Seri S. Vell...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Oil traders expect Asia to import more Venezuelan crude if U.S. sanctions kick in

SINGAPORE/HOUSTON - Asia would be the biggest beneficiary of any potential sanctions by the United States on Venezuela's oil sector, said traders and analysts, as exports from the South American OPEC member could be redirected to the region, filling a vacuum left by producer supply cuts.

- Reuters - US

ST Engineering finalises Aethon acquisition

Singapore Technologies Engineering has finalised its acquisition of US robotics firm Aethon, the group announced on 14 August. The acquisition of the 100% stake in Pittsburgh-based Aethon is valued at USD36 million, and was initially agreed in July. The US company will become a

- Jane’s - US

Singapore stag party: Three Britons jailed for sexual assault on Malaysian woman

THREE British men accused of gang-raping a 23-year-old Malaysian woman while visiting Singapore for a stag-party last September were on Tuesday sentenced to between five-and-a-half and six-and-a-half years' jail. The post Singapore stag party: Three Britons jailed for sexual assault on Malaysian woman appeared first on ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Satu lagi kes kilang di Pulau Pinang diadu kepada SPRM

GEORGE TOWN, 15 Ogos — Seorang mekanik hari ini membuat laporan kepada Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia Pulau Pinang mendakwa berlaku pencemaran udara dan bau busuk bahan kimia dari sebuah kilang salut besi di Kampung Tok Subuh,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Man awarded $3m after bad reference letter from former employer cost him new job

The High Court of Singapore deemed the reference issued by AXA Life Insurance to its former employee "incomplete, misleading and unfair".

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Britons of Vietnamese descent given jail term, caning order for Singapore sex assault

Three young British men were sentenced Tuesday to jail time and caning for sexually assaulting a Malaysian woman during a stag party in Singapore.Khong Tam ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Britons get jail and cane for sex assault during Singapore stag party

Three young British men were sentenced Tuesday to jail time and caning for sexually assaulting a Malaysian woman during a stag party in Singapore. Khong Tam Thanh, Michael Le and Vu Thai Son, in their 20s, were originally accused of rape but pleaded guilty on Monday to a lesser charge of aggravated outrage of modesty after ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Three Britons sentenced to jail and caning in Singapore

The three men were arrested after they had sex with a drunk and unconscious woman last year.

- BBC - UK

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