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    Singapore bank UOB suspends London property loans – Brexit

    One of Singapore’s largest lenders, UOB, says it has suspended its loan programme for London properties. The decision comes in response to uncertainty caused by the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the bank said. The vote on 23 June caused global market turmoil and pushed the pound to 31-year lows. The Singapore dollar has

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    Singapore Now No Longer A Luxury Shopping Spree Destination

    Singapore’s reputation as a shoppers’ paradise, which saw investors pour S$10 billion into retail developments here in the past five years, is taking a pummelling because of weakness in the local economy and a drop in spending by tourists. SINGAPORE: After serving only a handful of customers in five hours on a recent weekday, Sam

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    Courts Open 2nd Mega-store In Indonesia

    Jakarta. Courts Retail Indonesia, the local arm of Singapore-listed Courts Asia, opened the doors of its second big-box outlet, Courts Megastore, in Indonesia as part of a continued strategy to tap in to the country’s expanding middle-class population. The second Courts Megastore outlet is located within BSD City, a township operated by listed property developer

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    Technology help Singapore’s companies serve better

    SINGAPORE: The “digital revolution” has changed the way companies in Singapore operate. Companies are beginning to learn more about their customers with the help of new technologies, and this has helped some of them develop better services. For instance, the security cameras at some malls can do more than help staff look out for shoplifters.

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    19,555 Singaporean owe Johor police RM6.5 million (S$2.12 million)

    A total of 31,110 motorists – both from Singapore and Malaysia – have until the end of January to pay off their outstanding fines, after which a large-scale arrest operation will be carried out, says Johor traffic chief Baharuddin Mat Taib.  JOHOR BAHRU: A total of 31,110 motorists that have been issued arrest warrants for committing

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    Counterfeit casino chips found in Singapore

    SINGAPORE: A 54-year-old Singaporean man was charged in court on Saturday over the possession and use of counterfeit casino chips. Toh Hock Thiam, believed to be the leader of a syndicate responsible for counterfeit casino chips in Singapore, was arrested in Malaysia on Dec 31, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said in a news release

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    Singapore will help Indonesia fight haze

    SINGAPORE: Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Friday (Sep 11) said that Indonesia has accepted Singapore’s help to deal with the haze situation. He had contacted Indonesia’s Defence Minister on Thursday (Sep 10) about the Singapore government’s offer to assist Indonesia to fight the ongoing forest fires in Sumatra. “We’ve offered our Charlies (C-130s) for

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    2015 Singapore’s election may be the most interesting

    Singapore’s ruling party appears set to keep an unbroken 56-year grip on power, but Friday’s general elections could be the most interesting yet. For one, all of Singapore’s Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs), essentially the election districts, will be contested for the first time in the country’s history. Historically, if a district wasn’t contested, its residents

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    16-hour labour for Joanne Peh with no painkillers

    SINGAPORE – It was a natural birth for celebrity mother Joanne Peh, whose daughter decided to “make her entrance” on Friday (Aug 7), two days ahead of Singapore’s golden jubilee. Her husband, actor Qi Yuwu, 38, was  by her side during her 16-hour labour, during which she did not use any pain relief. In a

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