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Week in Review - 28 August 2014

Cooling market: bane or boon?Thomson-East Coast line to boost property prices: UOB Kay Hian,Concerns...

singapore

  • Strong Q2 earnings, favourable ratings for Singapore's three banksStrong Q2 earnings, favourable ratings for Singapore's three banks
    Channel NewsAsia - 2/9/2014 11:29 AM

    SINGAPORE: Favourable ratings from ratings agencies and a stable financial sector in Singapore has helped the three local banks to grow. DBS Bank, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) and United Overseas Bank (UOB) all reported strong earnings ...

  • Breakthrough in malaria testing enables early detectionBreakthrough in malaria testing enables early detection
    Channel NewsAsia - 2/9/2014 10:13 AM

    SINGAPORE: Researchers from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) have developed a new technique to detect malaria within minutes. This breakthrough in the field of malaria testing involves a technique that detects the metabo...

  • Regional disaster relief centre in Singapore could soon be a realityRegional disaster relief centre in Singapore could soon be a reality
    Channel NewsAsia - 2/9/2014 9:30 AM

    SINGAPORE: Plans to base a regional humanitarian assistance and disaster relief coordination centre in Singapore are well into the final stages. Sources told Channel NewsAsia that an announcement on it will be made soon, possibly as early as this mon...

  • Singapore opens S$950m underground rock cavern at JurongSingapore opens S$950m underground rock cavern at Jurong
    Channel NewsAsia - 2/9/2014 8:14 AM

    SINGAPORE: The Jurong Rock Caverns in Singapore was officially opened on Tuesday (Sep 2) by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.The caverns, built at a cost of S$950 million, is Southeast Asia's first commercial underground rock cavern storage facility fo...

  • Xbox teams up with StarHub for localised contentXbox teams up with StarHub for localised content
    Channel NewsAsia - 2/9/2014 6:08 AM

    SINGAPORE: Microsoft's Xbox One gaming console, which will be launched in Singapore on Sep 23, will allow local users to stream programmes on their Xbox One thanks to a partnership with StarHub. This was announced by the company at a Xbox One showcas...

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world

  • Man United move 'a dream', says FalcaoMan United move 'a dream', says Falcao
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 11:02 AM

    Colombian striker Radamel Falcao said that he had fulfilled "a dream" after completing a loan move to Manchester United from Monaco in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

  • Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHOEbola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 10:24 AM

    An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained in a remote northwestern region, UN the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.

  • Germany bans Uber car pick-up serviceGermany bans Uber car pick-up service
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 9:56 AM

    A German court has slapped an injunction on the popular car pick-up service Uber across Germany because it lacked the necessary legal permits, it was announced on Tuesday. 

  • At least half a million displaced by Ukraine conflict: UNAt least half a million displaced by Ukraine conflict: UN
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 9:41 AM

    Fighting in Ukraine has forced over half a million people to flee their homes, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, warning that the spiralling crisis could could "destabilise the whole region".

  • At least half a million displaced in Ukraine: UN
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 9:41 AM

    Fighting in Ukraine has forced over half a million people to flee their homes, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday. 

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sci-tech

  • EU urged to convert TV frequencies to mobile broadbandEU urged to convert TV frequencies to mobile broadband
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 8:01 PM

    The EU should convert a whole spectrum of television and radio frequencies for use by mobile broadband by around 2020 as smartphone use soars, a report said on Monday.

  • Japan firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technologyJapan firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technology
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 10:07 AM

    Technology that generates touchable 3D imagery was unveiled in Japan Monday, with its developers saying users could pull and push objects that are not really there. 

  • Sony founder nephew starts as head of PlayStation unitSony founder nephew starts as head of PlayStation unit
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 9:49 AM

    The nephew of a Sony founder on Monday started as head of a regional gaming unit, after the Japanese electronics giant sailed past the 10 million mark in sales of its PlayStation 4.

  • Japan says electronics OK during take-off and landingJapan says electronics OK during take-off and landing
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 6:25 AM

    Japan on Monday relaxed a ban on the use of electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets in flight, following similar moves by the United States and the European Union.

  • Apple, FBI investigate massive celebrity photo 'hack'Apple, FBI investigate massive celebrity photo 'hack'
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 1:31 AM

    The FBI and Apple were urgently investigating after an apparent massive hack of a cloud data service unleashed a torrent of intimate pictures of dozens of celebrities across the Internet.

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business

  • Portugal bank got Goldman Sachs loan before collapse: WSJ
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 8:17 AM

    Goldman Sachs stands to lose money on a multi-million euro loan it made to one of Portugal's largest banks a month before it collapsed, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

  • Former top US Republican Cantor to work on Wall Street
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 7:09 AM

    The former US House majority leader, Republican Representative Eric Cantor, is going to work on Wall Street, his new employer said Tuesday.

  • Oil prices down after weak China, Europe data
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 5:33 AM

    Oil prices fell in Asia Tuesday following disappointing manufacturing data out of top energy consumer China as well as Europe and as dealers await fresh US economic figures, analysts said.

  • Oil prices mixed after weak China, Europe data
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 3:04 AM

    Oil prices were mixed in Asia Tuesday following disappointing manufacturing data out of top energy consumer China as well as Europe and as dealers await fresh US economic figures, analysts said.

  • Anger over $40m jet for president of impoverished Niger
    Agence France-Presse - 1/9/2014 5:04 PM

    The government of Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, has provoked anger with the purchase of a $40 million (30 million euros) presidential jet.

news radio stations
  • 938 Live938LIVE

    938LIVE is Singapore's only English news and talk station which transmits round the clock with an engaging and enticing spread of programmes on current affairs, health, business and lifestyle as well as news every half hour until midnight.

  • Capital 958Capital 958


    95.8FM城市频道的前身是"第三广播网"。上个世纪30年代末,新加坡就有中文广播,一路走来经过不少政治,社会局势的改变,中文广播在本地一直扮演举足轻重的角色。

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