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10 people evacuated after fire breaks out at HDB flat in Bukit Panjang

16 Aug 2020 04:05PM Singapore SINGAPORE: Ten people were evacuated on Sunday (Aug 16) after a fire broke out at a Housing and Development Board flat in Bukit Panjang.  The Singapore Civil Defence Force said the blaze at Block 419 Fajar Road involved the contents of a bedroom. "SCDF conducted forcible entry into the unit and extinguished the fire using one water...

IN FOCUS: Singapore’s love affair with bubble tea – an obsession that will never die?

15 Aug 2020 06:00AM Singapore By Jalelah Abu Baker SINGAPORE: When Singapore introduced a "circuit breaker" in April to limit the spread of COVID-19, people had questions about the implications.   What would it mean for work and family life? What about school? For some people, one of their main concerns was about something more prosaic. Bubble tea. Among them was Mr Xavier Ng, who was alarmed by the...

In times of crisis, Bangkok is finding space to grow its own food on rooftops

15 Aug 2020 06:01AM AsiaBy Jack Board BANGKOK: In a neighbouring province of the Thai capital, in one of the metropolis' hottest and most polluted industrial zones is not an obvious place to start a farming enterprise. But above the dusty, busy streets in Samut Sakhon, a concrete space that before had done little except radiate heat is...

Donald Trump’s younger brother dies: White House

16 Aug 2020 11:52AM World WASHINGTON: Donald Trump's younger brother Robert died on Saturday (Aug 15) after being hospitalised for an undisclosed illness, the US president said in a statement mourning his loss. "It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight," Trump said in a White House statement. "He was...

Financial Services Sector Resilient Amid Uncertainty

FINANCE Wednesday, 12 August 2020 17:40 Singapore Economy Experiences Worst Quarter on Record This year, financial services sector growth has held up thus far, with retrenchment levels subdued, according to the Monetary Authority of Singapore. While Singapore's economy took a hit in the first half of the year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and global uncertainty, the financial services sector...

SFC fines EFG Bank for dealing futures without license

LATEST NEWS By Kate Lin, 12 Jan 18 The Hong Kong operation of EFG Bank, a subsidiary of Swiss private bank EFG International, was fined HK$2m ($260,000) for dealing in futures contracts for 13 years without a required license. The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has found that EFG Bank executed non-compliance trading of offshore-listed index options for...

After PNB fraud case, Nirav Modi ‘moved’ Rs 89 crore from Singapore to Zurich

India has sought Modi’s extradition for alleged “high value and sophisticated” fraud and money laundering. Written by Khushboo Narayan | Mumbai | Updated: April 5, 2019 7:11:56 am Nirav Modi, 48, is currently in jail in UK. Fugitive diamond jeweller Nirav Modi allegedly moved around Rs 89 crore from Singapore to Switzerland a few months after India registered a criminal case against...