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Oil prices mixed in Asian trade

2014-09-01 07:32

Oil prices have been mixed in muted Asian trade ahead of a public holiday in the United States and as dealers digest downcast Chinese manufacturing data.

Oil prices down in Asia

2014-08-28 07:31

Oil prices have moved lower in Asia as dealers looked ahead to fresh US economic data for clues about demand in the world's top crude consumer.

Oil up ahead of US stockpiles report

2014-08-27 07:24

Oil prices have risen in Asia as dealers await the latest US stockpiles report for clues about demand in the world's top crude consumer.

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-08-25 07:44

Oil prices have fallen in Asian trade on a stronger dollar as investors digested Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen's defence of the bank's monetary policy.

Malaysia 'nude games' organiser apologises

2014-08-18 12:16

The organiser of a nudist sports festival has apologised for holding the event, which triggered outrage in Muslim-majority Malaysia and led to the arrest of eight people.

Nigerian in Singapore does not have Ebola

2014-08-14 11:20

A Nigerian woman sent to a Singapore hospital isolation unit does not have Ebola as initially suspected, the Straits Times reports.

Brent up on US nod for Iraq air strikes

2014-08-08 10:22

Oil prices on both sides of the Atlantic have risen over $1, with Brent close to $107 a barrel after the US approved air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq.

New Singapore labour laws favour locals

2014-08-06 11:11

Singapore is risking losing its business-friendly reputation by implementing new labour laws that prioritise hiring locals over foreigners for middle income jobs.

Singapore Airlines Q1 net profit plunges

2014-07-30 13:45

Singapore Airlines says its financial first quarter net profit has plunged 71.4% from the previous year, weighed down by lower passenger and cargo revenue.

Singapore tourism hit by MH370 mystery, Thai crisis

2014-06-24 09:54

Singapore is mounting a drive in China to market itself as a standalone tourism destination after a drop in Chinese arrivals to neighbouring countries affected the city-state.

Singapore grapples with smartphone addiction

2014-06-15 20:24

Easily distracted? Can't be separated from your smartphone? Constantly checking your device for no real reason? Chances are you're an addict - and you may even need professional help.

Singapore accepts slower growth

2014-06-06 13:45

Singapore's finance minister is willing to accept slower growth as a trade-off for social stability as it aims to keep down the number of foreigners.

Singapore braces for pollution nightmare

2014-05-22 08:38

Singapore is approaching its yearly haze season, when smoke from forest clearing in Indonesia chokes the air, with this year likely to be worse than 2013's record pollution.

Singapore PM demands apology from blogger

2014-05-19 11:11

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has demanded an apology from a local blogger for a posting seen as accusing him of corruption, Lee's lawyer says.

Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade

2014-04-21 10:41

Oil prices have eased in subdued post-holiday Asian trade, but retained support from the escalating Ukraine crisis.

Study links video games to aggressive behaviour

2014-03-25 08:32

Youths who play video games are more likely to think and act in aggressive ways, suggested a study out of more than 3 000 schoolchildren in Singapore.

Diplomat jailed over pineapple tart costs

2014-02-20 15:04

A high-ranking Singapore diplomat has been jailed for 15 months for inflating expenses for thousands of dollars worth of pineapple tarts and wine bought as gifts for foreign dignitaries.

Singapore PM slams online 'pack behaviour'

2014-01-29 11:49

Internet rules are necessary to restrain "pack behaviour" in social media and ensure civility between users, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says.

Brent falls toward $107 on Iran nuclear deal

2014-01-13 10:21

Brent has urged marginally lower towards $107 a barrel after six nations struck a new deal with Iran to curb its nuclear programme.

 

Singaporeans go barking mad over bid to silence dogs

2014-08-29 13:08

A suggestion by Singapore's public housing authority that owners of noisy dogs consider 'debarking' their pets has raised animal lovers' hackles and prompted much ridicule on social media.

Singapore producing futuristic farms

2014-08-27 14:02

Scientists at an indoor produce farm in Singapore are using cutting edge technology to reduce growing times and costs.

Oil prices up in Asia

2014-08-26 07:35

Oil prices have risen in Asia as dealers await economic data for clues on whether the Federal Reserve will speed up its timetable for raising interest rates

Oil prices down in Asian trade

2014-08-22 07:38

Oil prices have edged lower in Asia as dealers digested downbeat Chinese manufacturing data.

Singapore to reform pension saving scheme

2014-08-18 10:19

Singapore will reform its mandatory retirement savings scheme to provide greater support to low-income pensioners, in response to growing public criticism.

Oil prices higher amid Iraq focus

2014-08-11 07:43

Oil prices have risen in Asia as dealers monitor US air strikes on extremist militants in Iraq, who are threatening the crude oil rich Kurdish region.

New Zealand approves Air NZ-SIA alliance

2014-08-07 13:15

Officials in Wellington have given the green light to an alliance between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines.

Oil prices up ahead of US stocks report

2014-08-06 07:46

Oil prices have edged higher in Asia's bargain-hunting, but gains were capped by concerns about tepid demand in the United States.

Singapore backs call to destroy gay-themed books

2014-07-12 14:10

A children’s book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries.

Gazprom lists in Singapore

2014-06-17 15:16

Russian energy giant Gazprom has started trading on the Singapore stock exchange as it seeks to tap Asian investors, following a massive gas deal with China.

Pension fears prompt protests in Singapore

2014-06-09 11:33

Singapore has witnessed one of its biggest protests at the weekend, over the fate of hard-earned pension savings.

Q&A on the MH370 mystery

2014-05-29 12:34

Almost three months after flight MH370 went missing, there is still no sign of what happened to the plane which was carrying 239 people on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Video shows Mugabe at a hospital in Singapore

2014-05-21 09:33

Video footage has emerged showing Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe arriving at private hospital in Singapore with his wife Grace. Watch Video...

Mugabe in Singapore for 'check-up'

2014-05-15 11:21

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 90, has reportedly returned to Singapore in what his spokesperson says is a week-long private visit coupled with a "routine eye check-up".

Singapore bourse struggles as rivals thrive

2014-05-02 09:21

A dearth of big-name share listings and a multi-billion-dollar penny-stock crash have hampered growth of Singapore's stock exchange as Asian rivals flourish.

Malaysia to use new passport screening system

2014-03-31 08:43

Passing through Malaysia is set to become more difficult, prompted by the biggest aviation mystery to date when Flight MH370 disappeared with 239 people on board

Singapore - the priciest city for expats

2014-03-05 17:02

Singapore has outstripped Tokyo as the world's most expensive city for expatriates, according to annual rankings by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Singapore PM urges more babies in Year of Horse

2014-01-30 09:31

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged young couples to get off to a "galloping start" in the Year of the Horse by having more babies to boost flagging birth rates.

Brent falls below $107 a barrel

2014-01-16 10:30

Brent crude has fallen below $107 a barrel as expectations of more oil from the Middle East outweighed a large drop in US stockpiles.

Singapore bank in $5bn spending spree

2014-01-06 15:00

Singapore's Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) says it is in talks to buy Hong Kong's Wing Hang Bank.

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