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Weak Japan data heap pressure on policymakers
Weak Japan data heap pressure on policymakers

Japan's economy slowed markedly last month as consumer spending dropped and factory output ran out of steam, data showed Friday, underscoring concerns about the state of the country's recovery.

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singapore

  • Rise in Dengue Type 2 virus casesRise in Dengue Type 2 virus cases
    Channel NewsAsia - 28/8/2014 4:08 PM

    SINGAPORE: Dengue Type 2 virus cases are getting more common in Singapore. The proportion of the second most common type of dengue virus rose to 25 per cent of all dengue cases in August, from 15 per cent for the first eight months of this year.Type ...

  • North West CDC raises S$2.9m for needy familiesNorth West CDC raises S$2.9m for needy families
    Channel NewsAsia - 28/8/2014 3:56 PM

    SINGAPORE: The North West Community Development Council has raised S$2.9 million through 500 philanthropists in its Club-100 @ North West. North West CDC said the money will be used to assist more than 8,000 needy families.The club began with just 10...

  • Call for more employer-sponsored retirement plans, on top of CPFCall for more employer-sponsored retirement plans, on top of CPF
    Channel NewsAsia - 28/8/2014 3:42 PM

    SINGAPORE: Amid the ongoing debate on retirement adequacy, some industry experts are calling for greater adoption of employer-sponsored retirement plans. These plans will allow employees and employer to make voluntary contributions on top of what is ...

  • National Medical Excellence Awards recognise outstanding healthcare professionalsNational Medical Excellence Awards recognise outstanding healthcare professionals
    Channel NewsAsia - 28/8/2014 3:40 PM

    SINGAPORE: Seven awards were given to outstanding recipients in six award categories at this year's National Medical Excellence Awards on Thursday evening (Aug 28). The awards, given out by the Health Ministry, recognise contributions from health pro...

  • PM Lee and PM Najib bond over a meal of nasi briyaniPM Lee and PM Najib bond over a meal of nasi briyani
    Channel NewsAsia - 28/8/2014 3:09 PM

    SINGAPORE: State visits are traditionally filled with pomp, pageantry and lavish dinners. However, the leaders of Singapore and Malaysia broke away from the norm on Wednesday (Aug 27), when they opted for a local favourite, nasi briyani.Prime Ministe...

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world

  • Virgin Australia annual net loss almost triplesVirgin Australia annual net loss almost triples
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 12:32 AM

    Virgin Australia on Friday posted an annual net loss of Aus$355.6 million (US$332 million) as intense competition led by Qantas, weak consumer sentiment and high taxes hurt its bottom line.

  • Obama says 'no strategy yet' as IS executes Syrian troopsObama says 'no strategy yet' as IS executes Syrian troops
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 10:44 PM

    US President Barack Obama admitted Thursday that he still does not have a strategy to fight Islamic State jihadists in Syria, as the militants boasted they had executed scores of Syrian troops -- the latest in a string of atrocities that have shocked the world.

  • 'Brand-gelina' gets another plug as supercouple hitched'Brand-gelina' gets another plug as supercouple hitched
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 9:34 PM

    Brad and Angelina: it is rare that celebrities can be instantly recognized by their first names. It's even rarer that two can be immediately identified by one moniker.

  • Cyber attacks on US businesses, banks mountingCyber attacks on US businesses, banks mounting
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 9:28 PM

    Investigators were digging Thursday to find who initiated and what was taken in an apparent intense hacker effort this month to penetrate the systems of US banks including JPMorgan Chase.

  • Djokovic breezes into US Open third roundDjokovic breezes into US Open third round
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 8:25 PM

    World number one Novak Djokovic breezed into the third round on a blustery day at the US Open on Thursday, defeating France's Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-1, 6-3, 6-0.

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sci-tech

  • Google tests using drones to deliver goodsGoogle tests using drones to deliver goods
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 11:47 PM

    Google on Thursday said it is testing using drones to deliver items bought online, putting its own spin on similar efforts by Internet retail titan Amazon.com.

  • WEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the WebWEF unveils 'crowdsourcing' push on how to run the Web
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 9:05 PM

    The World Economic Forum unveiled a project on Thursday aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to govern the Internet. 

  • Eyes on Apple for 'next big thing' on Sept. 9Eyes on Apple for 'next big thing' on Sept. 9
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 7:23 PM

    Apple gadget lovers hungered for the "next big thing" on Thursday after the iconic company fired off invites to a mystery unveiling on Sept. 9.

  • Apple sends out invites to Sept. 9 eventApple sends out invites to Sept. 9 event
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 7:23 PM

    Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to an event on September 9 near its Silicon Valley headquarters, amid rumors the tech giant will unveil a new iPhone and maybe a wearable device.

  • Apple to unveil 'iWatch' on September 9: reportApple to unveil 'iWatch' on September 9: report
    Agence France-Presse - 27/8/2014 10:11 PM

    Apple will unveil an "iWatch" in September with the maker of the iPhone finally embarking on its much-rumored foray into wearable computing, technology news website Re/code said Wednesday.

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weird

  • Goat spotted on London undergroundGoat spotted on London underground
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 3:02 AM

    A horned brown goat named Barney shocked commuters as he checked into the London underground at Vauxhall station, trotting with nonchalance through the ticket barrier.

  • 'The audacity of taupe': Obama suit creates sartorial stir'The audacity of taupe': Obama suit creates sartorial stir
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 10:25 PM

    The subjects were serious enough at President Barack Obama's impromptu press conference Thursday, but many viewers and the collective press corps seized on something more immediately visible: his tan suit.

  • Danish student's exam jitters prompt police manhuntDanish student's exam jitters prompt police manhunt
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 9:09 PM

    A man who was the target of a police manhunt in Copenhagen on Thursday turned out to be a student suffering from pre-exam jitters while reading a book about terrorism.

  • Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: companyHello Kitty not a cat, has never been: company
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 8:39 PM

    Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan's global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: "But she's got whiskers!"

  • German Greens MP plants pot message in ice bucket clipGerman Greens MP plants pot message in ice bucket clip
    Agence France-Presse - 28/8/2014 1:47 PM

    A German Green party politician who poured a bucket of ice water over his head for charity has caused an online stir by slipping in a quiet call to legalise marijuana.

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business

  • Malaysia Airlines suspends shares ahead of reform plan
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 3:00 AM

    Struggling Malaysia Airlines suspended trading in its shares Friday ahead of an announcement later in the day on a restructuring plan aimed at keeping the carrier in business following two devastating air tragedies.

  • Support for Scottish independence growing: poll
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 2:33 AM

    Support for Scottish independence is increasing three weeks ahead of a referendum, a poll published Friday showed, amid attempts by British Prime Minister David Cameron to make the business case for retaining the union.

  • Weak Japan data heap pressure on policymakers
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 2:19 AM

    Japan's economy slowed markedly last month as consumer spending dropped and factory output ran out of steam, data showed Friday, underscoring concerns about the state of the country's recovery.

  • Qantas shares rally as Joyce vows to stay put
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 2:11 AM

    Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce brushed off calls to resign as shares in the carrier rallied further Friday after it forecast a return to profit in 2015 following a brutal round of cost cutting.

  • National Australia Bank to exit US business
    Agence France-Presse - 29/8/2014 12:11 AM

    National Australia Bank on Friday announced plans to sell its US subsidiary Great Western Bank to focus on interests closer to home.

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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