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Samsung posts 19.6% fall in Q2 net profit
Samsung posts 19.6% fall in Q2 net profit

Samsung Electronics on Thursday reported a near 20 percent decline in second quarter net profit, due to increased competition from cheap Chinese devices in the key smartphone sector and a surging Korean won.

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singapore

  • City Gas to lower household gas prices from Aug to OctCity Gas to lower household gas prices from Aug to Oct
    TODAY via Channelnewsasia.com - 30/7/2014 11:15 PM

    SINGAPORE: The gas tariff for households using City Gas will decrease by 0.1 per cent from next month until the end of October.City Gas, which supplies town gas to almost 90 per cent of residents living in new Housing Development Board estates and pr...

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

    GLASGOW: Reigning champion Feng Tianwei of Singapore 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 doubl...

  • 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...

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world

  • Samsung posts 19.6% fall in Q2 net profitSamsung posts 19.6% fall in Q2 net profit
    Agence France-Presse - 31/7/2014 12:00 AM

    Samsung Electronics on Thursday reported a near 20 percent decline in second quarter net profit, due to increased competition from cheap Chinese devices in the key smartphone sector and a surging Korean won.

  • Raonic, Nishikori win, Isner out at WashingtonRaonic, Nishikori win, Isner out at Washington
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 10:27 PM

    Canadian second seed Milos Raonic and Japan's fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori advanced while US fifth seed John Isner lost in second-round matches at the ATP and WTA Washington Open.

  • Argentina faces default as 'vulture fund' talks failArgentina faces default as 'vulture fund' talks fail
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 8:36 PM

    Last-ditch talks between Argentina and the US hedge funds it has branded "vultures" failed to reach agreement Wednesday, effectively pushing the country into default.

  • Argentina, hedge funds fail to find debt deal: ministerArgentina, hedge funds fail to find debt deal: minister
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 8:36 PM

    Argentina failed to reach an agreement with hedge fund creditors after two days of debt negotiations in New York, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said Wednesday, as Buenos Aires was declared in default.

  • Argentina in default as 'vulture fund' talks drag onArgentina in default as 'vulture fund' talks drag on
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 8:36 PM

    Debt rating agency Standard and Poor's declared Argentina in "selective default" on Wednesday, as Buenos Aires remained locked in last-ditch talks with the US hedge funds it has branded "vultures."

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sci-tech

  • Samsung posts 19.6% fall in Q2 net profitSamsung posts 19.6% fall in Q2 net profit
    Agence France-Presse - 31/7/2014 12:00 AM

    Samsung Electronics on Thursday said its second-quarter net profit plunged nearly 20 percent from a year ago to 6.25 trillion won ($6.1 billion). 

  • Microsoft challenging US on overseas dataMicrosoft challenging US on overseas data
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 10:35 PM

    In a case closely watched by the tech sector, Microsoft will challenge Thursday a US court order requiring it to give prosecutors electronic mail content associated with an overseas server.

  • Country Web domains can't be seizedCountry Web domains can't be seized
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 9:03 PM

    The Internet's regulatory authority said Wednesday that country-specific Web domains cannot be seized in court proceedings, as it sought to quash an effort to recover assets in terrorism-related lawsuits.

  • 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.

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weird

  • US gourmet burger spot puts donut in its placeUS gourmet burger spot puts donut in its place
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 11:16 PM

    It's a marriage made in gourmet burger heaven: a five-ounce, all-beef patty dripping with cheddar cheese and fried onions -- served between a glazed donut.

  • Woman strips naked to hug Mandela statue in S.AfricaWoman strips naked to hug Mandela statue in S.Africa
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 8:26 PM

    A woman stripped naked in Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg and caressed a huge statue of the liberation hero as astonished bystanders looked on, local media reported Wednesday.

  • Chinese officials cut corners with rectangular running trackChinese officials cut corners with rectangular running track
    Agence France-Presse - 29/7/2014 6:01 AM

    Chinese officials painted a rectangular running track at a stadium as they rushed preparations for a visit by their superiors, state media reported Tuesday.

  • Britain's Prince Harry joins photobomb crazeBritain's Prince Harry joins photobomb craze
    Agence France-Presse - 29/7/2014 4:37 AM

    Britain's Prince Harry has followed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II into the photobomb craze, giving the thumbs up in an image of acclaimed New Zealand rugby sevens coach Gordon Tietjens at the Commonwealth Games.

  • Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes, say scientistsFist bumps more hygienic than handshakes, say scientists
    Agence France-Presse - 28/7/2014 11:59 AM

    Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found.

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business

  • Argentina faces default as 'vulture fund' talks fail
    Agence France-Presse - 31/7/2014 12:05 AM

    Last-ditch talks between Argentina and the US hedge funds it has branded "vultures" failed to reach agreement Wednesday, effectively pushing the country into default.

  • Argentina in default as 'vulture fund' talks drag on
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 9:37 PM

    Debt rating agency Standard and Poor's declared Argentina in "selective default" on Wednesday, as Buenos Aires remained locked in last-ditch talks with the US hedge funds it has branded "vultures."

  • Troubled BES bank announces record losses
    Agence France-Presse - 30/7/2014 9:24 PM

    Stricken Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo announced on Wednesday historic losses of 3.57 billion euros ($4.78 billion) in the first half of the year due to exposure to the debts of its holding company.

  • 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.

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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