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Argentina ruled in 'selective default' on bonds: S&P
Argentina ruled in 'selective default' on bonds: S&P

Standard & Poor's declared Argentina in "selective default" on its bonds on Wednesday, as the country passed the final deadline for making a $539 million payment on its restructured debt.

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  • Commonwealth Games: Champion Feng Tianwei in winning startCommonwealth Games: Champion Feng Tianwei in winning start
    Channel NewsAsia - 30/7/2014 8:26 PM

    GLASGOW: Reigning champion Feng Tianwei got off to a winning start in the Commonwealth Games women's table tennis singles with a 4-0 win over Nigerian Cecilia Akpan.Having already progressed through to the fourth round of the mixed doubles alongside ...

  • Pre-marital courses may help bring divorce rates down: Family life education expertPre-marital courses may help bring divorce rates down: Family life education expert
    Channel NewsAsia - 30/7/2014 2:47 PM

    SINGAPORE: Figures released by the Department of Statistics on Tuesday (July 29) showed that divorce rates have remained stable, with about 7,000 cases reported yearly. However, about half of the couples who apply for divorce are between the ages of ...

  • Commonwealth Games: Singapore table tennis pairs off to good startCommonwealth Games: Singapore table tennis pairs off to good start
    Channel NewsAsia - 30/7/2014 2:37 PM

    GLASGOW: Singapore's three top seeds in the mixed doubles in the table tennis all had winning starts to the competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Wednesday (July 30). After the women and men won gold in the team events, they began their...

  • SMRT confident of new rail financing model as Q1 net profit up 37% on-yearSMRT confident of new rail financing model as Q1 net profit up 37% on-year
    Channel NewsAsia - 30/7/2014 2:19 PM

    SINGAPORE: No deadline has been set, but public transport operator SMRT says it is more a question of when, rather than if, its proposal to transfer rail assets to the Government will be accepted in some form.During an earnings conference call on Wed...

  • Govt to spend S$100m on efficient energy initiativesGovt to spend S$100m on efficient energy initiatives
    Channel NewsAsia - 30/7/2014 2:09 PM

    SINGAPORE: The Government will pump in S$100 million to encourage the efficient use of energy in buildings as well as to fund research on green data centres. This was announced at the first Energy Technology Roadmap Symposium held at the Suntec City ...

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world

  • Argentina ruled in 'selective default' on bonds: S&PArgentina ruled in 'selective default' on bonds: S&P
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 8:36 PM

    Standard & Poor's declared Argentina in "selective default" on its bonds on Wednesday, as the country passed the final deadline for making a $539 million payment on its restructured debt.

  • Liberia shuts schools in battle against EbolaLiberia shuts schools in battle against Ebola
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 8:02 PM

    Liberia announced Wednesday it was shutting all schools and placing "non-essential" government workers on 30 days' leave in a bid to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola epidemic raging in west Africa.

  • More than 150 feared dead in India monsoon landslideMore than 150 feared dead in India monsoon landslide
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 6:56 PM

    The death toll from a major landslide Wednesday in western India was expected to exceed 150, a health official said, after heavy monsoon rains sent mud and rocks tumbling onto homes. 

  • Fed leaves policy unchanged despite stronger growthFed leaves policy unchanged despite stronger growth
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 6:22 PM

    The Federal Reserve on Wednesday stuck to its plan of holding its base interest rate near zero while steadily trimming its stimulus, despite a surprisingly strong second-quarter economic growth report.

  • Carnage in war-torn Gaza as strike hits packed marketCarnage in war-torn Gaza as strike hits packed market
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 6:22 PM

    They had ventured out in their hundreds to stock up on provisions during a rare lull in the fighting in Gaza, and were crowded into Shejaiya market when Wednesday's explosions hit. 

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sci-tech

  • Millions battle in 'Destiny' video game test runMillions battle in 'Destiny' video game test run
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 8:10 PM

    Armies of players joined the virtual fray during a test run of online play for a "Destiny" video game poised to make a blockbuster debut later this year.

  • Pinterest buys startup with image organizing skillsPinterest buys startup with image organizing skills
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 7:40 PM

    Online bulletin-board service Pinterest on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Spanish startup Icebergs, specializing in helping creative people collaborate on projects.

  • Microsoft unveils Xbox in China as it faces probeMicrosoft unveils Xbox in China as it faces probe
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 6:53 PM

    Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled its Xbox game console in China, the first to enter the market after an official ban 14 years ago, even as it faces a Chinese government probe over business practices.

  • Twitter surges on user growth figuresTwitter surges on user growth figures
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 2:44 PM

    Twitter shares surged in morning trade Wednesday after the messaging platform eased investor concerns with a quarterly report showing strong user growth and robust revenues.

  • Britain to trial driverless cars from 2015Britain to trial driverless cars from 2015
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 10:40 AM

    Driverless cars will be allowed on British roads from January 2015 as part of a pilot initiative in three cities, the government announced Wednesday.

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business

  • Oil prices fall despite strong US GDP, inventories data
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 8:17 PM

    Oil prices fell Wednesday, putting the US benchmark futures contract within a whisper of $100 a barrel despite a larger-than-expected decline in US crude supplies and heightened geopolitical tensions.

  • Bank of America fined $1.3 bn for mortgage fraud
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 7:44 PM

    A US judge Wednesday ordered Bank of America to pay a $1.3 billion penalty for selling bad loans to mortgage finance firms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac amid the housing crisis.

  • US slaps sanctions on two N.Korean shipping companies
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 6:02 PM

    The United States imposed sanctions Wednesday on two North Korean shipping companies over their attempt to ship arms from Cuba to North Korea in violation of US and UN sanctions.

  • Carnage in war-torn Gaza as strike hits packed market
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 5:23 PM

    They had ventured out in their hundreds to stock up on provisions during a rare lull in the fighting in Gaza, and were crowded into Shejaiya market when Wednesday's explosions hit.

  • Spanish economic growth picks up, prices fall
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 4:58 PM

    Spain's economic growth picked up in the second quarter, official data showed Wednesday, but consumer prices fell in July in a sign that consumer demand remains weak.

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    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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