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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...

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...