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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...


  • SingPost raises rates for the first time in 8 yearsSingPost raises rates for the first time in 8 years
    Channel NewsAsia - 2/9/2014 12:38 PM

    SINGAPORE: SingPost has raised its rates for the first time in eight years. It announced on Tuesday (Sep 2) that local postage rates for letters weighing 20g or less will be adjusted upwards by 4 cents to 30 cents from Oct 1.Adjustments to internatio...

  • Better payouts needed for reverse mortgage scheme for private housing, say analystsBetter payouts needed for reverse mortgage scheme for private housing, say analysts
    Channel NewsAsia - 2/9/2014 12:17 PM

    SINGAPORE: One way to help owners of private housing monetise their property for retirement is to relaunch the reverse mortgage scheme, which was first introduced eight years ago.Although it did not meet with much success at the time, property analys...

  • 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...

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  • Westwood, Poulter and Gallacher get Ryder Cup callupsWestwood, Poulter and Gallacher get Ryder Cup callups
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 11:46 AM

    Europe's Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley on Tuesday made his three wildcard picks for Gleneagles, selecting Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Stephen Gallacher.

  • 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.

  • Hollande affair actress wins privacy suit against French glossyHollande affair actress wins privacy suit against French glossy
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 10:20 AM

    French actress Julie Gayet, whose affair with President Francois Hollande made headlines worldwide, on Tuesday won a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car.

  • 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. 

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  • 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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  • Yemen president to replace govt, cut fuel hike
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 1:19 PM

    President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi is to replace Yemen's unity government and cut a controversial fuel price hike, two demands of Shiite Huthi rebels, in an initiative announced Tuesday.

  • Britain says to deliver budget update on December 3
    Agence France-Presse - 2/9/2014 12:50 PM

    British finance minster George Osborne will deliver a key pre-election budget update to parliament on December 3, he said on Tuesday.

  • 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.

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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.

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