Singapore 

Elections Department calls second tender in two months, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Following a tender called last month for the provision of bus transportation services to support election operations, the Elections Department (ELD) put up another on Wednesday (July 10) for the printing, packing and delivery of documents. According to the tender documents on government procurement portal GeBiz, printing items include printed cards, forms, posters and signs, as well as paraphernalia such as ballot box funnels and plastic folders, among others. Delivery services will mean manpower and vehicles to deliver documents to election premises such as nomination centres, Group Assistant…

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1MDB scandal: Deutsche Bank probed by US Justice Department over work for Malaysian state fund

The US Department of Justice opened an investigation into whether Deutsche Bank, Germany’s embattled biggest lender, violated foreign financial laws in its work for 1MDB, US media have reported.The department is looking into whether Deutsche Bank broke foreign corruption or anti-money-laundering laws through its work for 1MDB, which included helping the Malaysian fund raise US$1.2 billion in 2014 as concern’s about its management and financials had begun to circulate, The Wall Street Journal… Source link

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Vietnam 

HCM City Tax Department releases list of firms in tax debt – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  People submit tax documents at HCM City’s Tax Department. —VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hùng HCM CITY — HCM City’s Tax Department has announced a list of nearly 1,700 companies with total unpaid tax debt of almost VNĐ4.5 trillion (US$193.5 million). Thành Ngân Real Estate Ltd Company owes the biggest debt – more than VNĐ190 billion ($8.17 million). The second biggest debtor is the HCM City branch of Bình Dương Stone Construction Ltd Company, owing VNĐ120 billion ($5.16 million), and the third is No. 8 Construction and Investment Joint Stock Company with debt of…

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Property 

UK department store House of Fraser’s landlord serves notice on retail tycoon Mike Ashley to leave

Doubts are growing about the number of House of Fraser department stores Mike Ashley will keep open as landlords lose patience with him paying no rent while he decides what to do with the spaces.The retail tycoon said he hoped to save about 80 per cent of House of Fraser’s 59 stores across the UK and turn the chain into the “Harrods of the high street” after it was bought out of administration for £90 million last August by his leisurewear business Sports Direct.But the landlord of Rackhams in… Source…

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Singapore 

Message asking for temporary staff for ‘election project’ is fake, warns Elections Department, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Elections Department (ELD) has said that a message circulating on WhatsApp offering temporary work in a “general election project” and asking for personal details is not an official notice. “The public is advised to exercise caution and not to provide their personal data without verification,” it added in a statement on Friday (April 12). The message says ELD is “hiring” 500 temporary staff for “the upcoming General Election Project” between September and October, with training in August. It asks interested parties to send their details such as…

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Singapore 

Voter rolls updated, open for public inspection until March 11: Elections Department, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The voter rolls have been updated and Singaporeans will be able to check their particulars in them from Tuesday (Feb 26), said the Elections Department in a statement on Monday. Those who want to check their eligibility to vote can do so online at the Elections Department website. They can also check their particulars in person at community centres and clubs or at the Elections Department office in Bras Basah. Singaporeans who are overseas can also check the voter rolls at Singapore overseas missions that serve as registration…

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China 

People’s Bank of China sets up department to improve financial oversight

China’s central bank has set up a department to oversee and eliminate financial risks, as part of its restructuring of departments and personnel. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) established the macro-prudential management bureau to draft rules, monitor and handle financial systemic risks, and advise on currency issues including yuan convertibility, according to a statement published by the State Commission Office of Public Sectors Reform. The new agency will take over some of the duties of the Monetary Policy II Department, which has been disbanded. The statement reaffirms the central…

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Hong Kong home prices fell by 2.4 per cent in December, says Rating and Valuation Department

The prices of homes in Hong Kong fell by 2.4 per cent in December, the city’s Rating and Valuation Department said on Thursday, slower than a drop of 3.2 per cent in November. The decline from a peak in July amounts to 9.2 per cent. Shih Wing-ching, chairman of Hong Kong-based Centaline Property Agency, said home prices will first rise by 5 per cent to 6 per cent, and then drop by about 10 per cent. “The price at year-end will be lower than that in the beginning of the…

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Vietnam 

Customs department tops 2018 Quảng Ninh competitiveness index – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Staff of the Quảng Ninh Department of Customs. — Photo baohaiquan.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Quảng Ninh Province’s Department of Customs topped 34 provincial departments and district authorities in the northern province in competitiveness, according to the ranking announced on Friday. According to the province’s Department and District Competitiveness Index (DDCI), the provincial Department of Customs earned a score of 77.81 points. It was followed by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment with a score of 77.72 points and the Department of Taxation with 77.62 points.…

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Dickson Concepts, owner of Harvey Nichols department store, looks to founder’s son to lead online retail revamp

Dickson Concepts (International), the owner of department store Harvey Nichols, plans to invest up to HK$1 billion (US$128 million) on technology companies, including HK$250 million on revamping its flagship store in Pacific Place. Pearson Poon, 24, who was named executive director last Friday, will oversee the project, a move experts say could pave the way for him to succeed his father and founder Dickson Poon, 62. “We face unprecedented margins compression from online operators internationally,” Dickson Poon, chairman of Dickson Concepts, said at a media briefing on Monday. “Retailers need…

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