Singapore 

NDP 2019: Stand up, stand up for Singapore, Singapore News

The lyrics “Stand up for Singapore” took a literal turn last evening when spectators at the Padang spontaneously rose to their feet, time and again, moved by the emotion of marking the nation’s 54th birthday. The National Day Parade (NDP), which also marked the bicentennial of an event that changed Singapore’s history, turned out to be an occasion to express gratitude and respect. The mood seemed to wash over the 27,000-strong audience at the Padang, where Singapore held its first NDP in 1966. Like every year, the crowd stood up…

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Next IMF chief must stand up to Trumpian protectionism, but need not be European

Rarely has the need to select a new head of the International Monetary Fund on merit been greater than now, and yet the usual manoeuvring to ensure that the job goes to someone of European nationality continues. As a result, potentially strong candidates from, say, China or Japan and elsewhere in and beyond Asia are sidelined.Christine Lagarde is stepping down after eight years at the helm of the IMF to head the European Central Bank, which will benefit from her presence – as will Europe as a… Source link

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Singapore 

Double-decker bus crashes into taxi stand shelter at Bishan MRT Station, no injuries reported, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A SBS Transit double-decker bus crashed into the shelter of a taxi stand at Bishan MRT Station during the morning rush hour on Wednesday (June 26), damaging it. A witness by the name of Kelvin who was in the vehicle behind the bus shared the in-car camera recording of the incident, which took place at at about 8.50am, with citizen journalism website Stomp. There were 91 commuters on the bus at the time of the incident, SBS Transit told The Straits Times. “A Service 13A bus hit the…

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Vietnam 

Mortgage requirements stand between small companies and bank loans – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Small enterprises complain at a conference in HCM City on Thursday that it is difficult for them to get bank loans because of stiff mortgage conditions. VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY –Small- and medium-sized enterprises are unable to borrow from banks because they do not have property to mortgage, Trần Việt Anh, deputy chairman of the HCM City Business Association, has said. He was speaking at a conference held to bring together enterprises and banks in HCM City on Thursday, where many small enterprises in the city complained about…

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Singapore 

Police and ComfortDelGro investigating accident involving 2 cabs at Toa Payoh taxi stand, Singapore News

A 62-year-old cabby was taken to hospital after an accident involving two taxis occurred along Toa Payoh Central on Monday afternoon (April 1). Stomp understands that the accident happened at a taxi stand along a service road. A Stomp contributor, who passed by the scene at around 1.40pm, contributed photos showing a ComfortDelGro taxi at the foot of Block 175 in Toa Payoh. Responding to a Stomp query, the police said it was alerted to the accident at 12.14pm. Max :Be careful not to cycle under HDB block too. Taxi…

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Singapore 

Police investigating pickpocketing attempt at AMK Hub taxi stand, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The police are investigating a pickpocketing attempt at a taxi stand at AMK Hub on Thursday afternoon (Feb 14). In videos sent to citizen journalism website Stomp on Friday, a man could be seen taking a wallet out of another man’s pocket as they waited in line for a taxi. A witness, who wanted to be known only as Ayihtnas, told Stomp that the man had stood very close to the victim and attempted to take the wallet out more than one time. She then started recording a…

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Singapore 

My way or the highway: Wife cannot stand quarrel on PIE anymore, dives out of car, Singapore News

A fight between husband and wife got so unbearable for the missus that she exited the car while it was cruising on the expressway. Diving out of a moving car — even one containing an insufferable spouse — is never advisable. The 46-year-old woman met the consequences — she hit her head and received numerous abrasions. The dramatic couple dispute happened over the Chinese New Year holidays on the morning of Feb 6. The car was travelling on the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) towards Tuas, with the woman exiting near the Upper Jurong…

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Singapore 

Doctor in HIV data leak case to stand trial for drug-related charges in May, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Singaporean doctor, who is alleged to be involved in the leak of HIV-positive individuals’ confidential information, will stand trial for drug-related charges on May 29. Ler Teck Siang is also facing charges under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) related to the leak of HIV information. The date for the trial involving the OSA charge has not been fixed. In addition, Ler has appealed against an earlier conviction and a sentence of two years’ jail he got last year for submitting his own blood sample in place of…

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Hong Kong could become a hub for genetics-based drugs discovery. Just one hitch – would Beijing stand in way?

Hong Kong could become a regional centre for genetic data sharing that spurs discovery of breakthrough drugs. But the idea faces a huge roadblock: China’s export restrictions on its human genetics data. Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corp. (HKSTP) is considering a proposal by Hong Kong-based cancers genetic screening services provider Sanomics of building a major database of genetic information at the planned Lok Ma Chau Loop Innovation and Technology Park – and is taking steps to get others on board, the South China Morning Post has learned. HKSTP…

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China 

China’s export bases stand firm in trade war … for now

China’s two economic powerhouses, Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces, reported only modest slowdowns in economic growth for the first three quarters as they weathered the first wave of a trade war, according to official data released by the two authorities. Gross domestic product for Guangdong in the Pearl River Delta in China’s southeast grew by 6.9 per cent during the first three quarters of 2018 from a year ago, a rate slightly higher than the nationwide growth rate of 6.7 per cent for the same period, according to data released by…

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