Singapore 

Driver left shocked and trembling after car gets struck by big plate that fell from truck, Singapore News

Stomp contributor Y was driving along Clementi Avenue 6 last Wednesday (Aug 7) when his car was truck by a large object that had fallen from a truck in front of him. According to him, the truck was carrying what he believed to be gypsum plates when one piece appeared to fall off and land right smack on his car. Y recounted: “This was from the Pan-Island Expressway to the Ayer Rajah Expressway, at the overhead bridge before entering the tunnel. “I was driving normally when I noticed a truck…

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Singapore 

Shangri-la VP guilty of car crash at Sentosa Gateway, Singapore News

A lapse in his attention caused nine people to be injured, but his lawyer asked that he be spared a jail term as it would be “highly crushing” if he had a criminal record. The lawyer added that Chen Guangze, 39, the assistant vice-president of engineering at Shangri-la, had been stressed by preparations for the Trump-Kim Summit when he lost control of his car at Sentosa Gateway last year. Yesterday, Chen, a Singaporean, pleaded guilty to one count of causing grievous hurt by negligent act. The court heard that on…

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Global 

Japanese firms fear escalation in South Korean trade spat as beer, car and fashion brands take a hit

Fearing further backlash from Korean consumers, Japanese companies are tiptoeing around the tit-for-tat dispute between their conservative government and South Korea over Japan’s wartime past as the US-China trade war hits global growth.Sales of Japanese beer, cars and clothing in South Korea have declined since the dispute erupted in early July, due in part to a consumer boycott of Japanese products unleashed by the trade dispute, but also against the backdrop of wobbly growth patterns in… Source link

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Home 

Peugeot-Citroen and its partner Dongfeng will halve their workforce, slash production capacity as China car sales plunge

PSA Peugeot Citroen and its Chinese partner Dongfeng Group will slash their workforce and shut two production facilities in China, scaling back their capacity after sales in the world’s largest automotive market shrank for the 13th consecutive month in July.Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobiles (DPCA), the French carmaker’s venture with China’s third-largest automotive company, will halve their Chinese workforce to 4,000 staff by 2022, and sell two of their four factories, according to two… Source link

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China 

China’s historic car market decline continues, as trade war and emissions clampdown hit sales

China’s automobile deliveries continued to shrink last month, extending the market’s historic decline.Sales of sedans, sport utility vehicles, minivans and multipurpose vehicles in July fell 3.9 per cent from a year earlier to 1.53 million units, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said on Monday. That is the 13th consecutive monthly decline.The first car slump in a generation is showing no signs of easing as the Chinese economy faces a slowdown and stricter emissions rules… Source link

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Singapore 

Woman gives birth in Grab car on the way to the hospital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A trip in a Grab car took an unexpected turn when a pregnant woman gave birth on the way to the hospital. Pre-school teacher Nur Syazwani Muhammad Rosdi, 25, experienced strong contractions last Wednesday evening (Aug 7), and she and her husband booked a Grab car to take them to Thomson Medical Centre. The couple, who live in the Canberra area, were 10 minutes into their journey when Ms Syazwani’s water broke. She wrote in a Facebook post on Friday: “I tried to control my body, the contractions…

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Singapore 

Patriotic driver who made headlines for elaborately-decorated car gets pulled over by traffic police, Singapore News

Everyone celebrates National Day differently, and some like to kick it off with a bang. But one person might have taken it way too literally. An elaborately-decorated vehicle was pulled over by the traffic police after it appeared to have been involved in an incident with a motorcycle along Orchard Road, according to a Facebook post by SG Road Vigilante on Aug 6. 6aug2019 #SJN6450C toyota altis did not listerned to lta officer’s advise. so much decoration most prob reduced his vision & got into an accident with the bike along orchard road. Posted…

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Singapore 

Private-hire car operators to be licensed, Singapore News

Six years after ride-hailing first took off here, private-hire car operators will now be licensed under a new law passed by Parliament yesterday, and they will need to meet safety requirements similar to those for taxis. Taking effect in June next year, the licensing scheme will differentiate operators by the services provided, rather than vehicle type. Operators can apply for two licenses next February – one for street-hails, where drivers look for passengers to pick up, and another for ride-hails, where the ride is booked in advance. Opening the debate…

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Singapore 

Causeway traffic frozen after car catches fire, Singapore News

Stomp contributor Ivan was at his friend’s house in Marsiling when he looked out a window and noticed a car that was on fire along the Causeway. He shared with Stomp a video of what he saw on Saturday (July 27) at about 3.25pm, from Block 215 Marsiling Crescent. A video of the incident was also published on Facebook page, SG Road Vigilante. In the video, a car can be seen on the road as three lanes of vehicles have stopped a distance behind it. Black smoke can be seen…

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Singapore 

Eye doctor allegedly threw glass bottle at car in road rage incident, Singapore News

A senior consultant at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital is alleged to have thrown a glass bottle at a car in a road rage incident earlier this year. Lennard Harold Thean See Yin, 55, the head of ophthalmology at JurongHealth Campus, faces one charge each of committing a rash act and harassment. Ophthalmology deals with eye disorders and diseases. According to court documents, he was driving along Queen Astrid Park Road, in the Holland Village area, on March 18 when the incident happened. At about 8.35pm, Thean allegedly behaved in…

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