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SingTel re-organises leadership structure

SingTel re-organises leadership structure
SINGAPORE: Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) on Friday (Sep 12) announced changes to its organisation structure and leadership team to “enhance its focus in consumer business”.SingTel Group CEO Chua Sock Koong said: “We are strengthening our mar...

Companies find developing Millennials as leaders challenging: Survey

Companies find developing Millennials as leaders challenging: Survey
SINGAPORE: Leadership development is the most pressing issue facing organisations globally and in Southeast Asia, according to a Deloitte report released on Thursday (Sep 11). The report showed that 76 per cent of Southeast Asian respondents recognis...

Indie cafes strive to focus on their brew amid competition

Indie cafes strive to focus on their brew amid competition
SINGAPORE: It is the land of kopitiams and has its fair share of international coffee chains, but Singapore is experiencing a new caffeine high - there are an estimated 300 cafes in the country, according to cafe blog cafehopping.sg.The number of caf...

PM Lee kicks off China visit in Guangzhou

PM Lee kicks off China visit in Guangzhou
GUANGZHOU: Guangdong's top leader Hu Chunhua has lauded the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City as a key project in the province's economic transformation, calling it a "role model" for Guangdong's move towards high-end industries. The Guangzhou ...

More social enterprises in Singapore aim for profit and purpose

More social enterprises in Singapore aim for profit and purpose
SINGAPORE: For Ms Cassie Lim, the idea of starting a social enterprise took shape during a literal shake-up in her life - it happened during the 2011 earthquake in Tohoku, Japan, when she found herself trapped in a building. "So what if I was well-tr...

'Extension of stay' policy to help HDB flat sellers

'Extension of stay' policy to help HDB flat sellers
SINGAPORE: In the past month, 176 flat sellers have requested for a temporary extension of stay in their flats, an arrangement which allows them to stay in their former homes for up to three months.The Housing and Development Board (HDB) introduced t...

CGW Construction fined record S$150,000 for fatal worksite accident

CGW Construction fined record S$150,000 for fatal worksite accident
SINGAPORE: CGW Construction has been fined S$150,000 on Thursday (Sep 11) in connection with a fatal accident at a Beach Road worksite. A news release by the Ministry of Manpower says the fine is the highest imposed on an employer for failing to ensu...

Weakness in euro could hit Singapore exports: Analysts

Weakness in euro could hit Singapore exports: Analysts
SINGAPORE: To spur growth and inflation in the eurozone, the European Central Bank (ECB) has taken measures to weaken the euro. These include interest rate cuts and bond-buying programmes. Since hitting a high of S$1.76 against the Singapore dollar i...

Extended MRT and bus services during F1 weekend

Extended MRT and bus services during F1 weekend
SINGAPORE: In view of the Singapore Grand Prix taking place next weekend, SMRT trains (North-South, East- West and Circle Lines) and selected bus services will be extended from Sep 19 to 21. More train trips will also be added in anticipation of high...

Singapore can be a catalyst to help develop Madhya Pradesh: ESM Goh

Singapore can be a catalyst to help develop Madhya Pradesh: ESM Goh
BHOPAL, India: Singapore can be a catalyst to help develop the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India said Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. He met Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the capital city Bhopal on Thursday (Sep 11), said he ...

Asia outlook positive, but restructuring could be a drag on Singapore: Goldman Sachs

Asia outlook positive, but restructuring could be a drag on Singapore: Goldman Sachs
SINGAPORE: The overall outlook for Asian markets is positive, but internal restructuring constraints could weigh on Singapore's economy - according to Goldman Sachs Asset Management.The asset manager said Southeast Asian economies are getting a lift ...

SP Services files police report about emails offering utilities refunds

SP Services files police report about emails offering utilities refunds
SINGAPORE: SP Services has filed a police report about emails that claim to provide recipients with refunds on their utilities bills, it said in an advisory released on Thursday (Sep 11). However, the company behind these emails says the refunds are ...

Bigger new iPhones inspire other brands to riff on whether size matters

Bigger new iPhones inspire other brands to riff on whether size matters
SINGAPORE: Just a day after technology giant Apple launched its latest products, some brands have taken to social media with their own take on the new iPhones.Prior to the launch of iPhone 6, furniture retailer IKEA had released a video that mimicked...

Renowned conductor Zubin Mehta to lead Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at MBS

Renowned conductor Zubin Mehta to lead Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at MBS
SINGAPORE: World-renowned conductor Zubin Mehta will conduct the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra on Nov 11 as part of the lead up of events culminating in Singapore's 50th birthday.The concert in November will be held at the MasterCard Theatres at Mari...

CHC trial: Kong Hee could not in "good conscience" commit to "unreasonable budget"

CHC trial: Kong Hee could not in "good conscience" commit to "unreasonable budget"
SINGAPORE: City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee on Thursday (Sep 11) said he could not in "good conscience" agree on negotiations with producers over the production of one of Sun Ho's music albums, during re-examination by his lawyer Mr Edwin Tong.Ko...

PDPC issues guidelines for education, social service and healthcare sectors

PDPC issues guidelines for education, social service and healthcare sectors
SINGAPORE: The Personal Data Protection Commission has issued advisory guidelines for the education, healthcare and social service sectors. The guidelines take effect on Thursday (Sep 11). These advisory guidelines were developed together with the Mi...

StarHub to end iPhone 6 registration of interest today

StarHub to end iPhone 6 registration of interest today
SINGAPORE: StarHub on Thursday (Sep 11) announced it will close the pre-registration of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at 6pm today.The telco said customer have until this evening to indicate their interest on its website to purchase Apple's latest smart...

Tennis: Peng Shuai, Hsieh Su-Wei to defend WTA Finals doubles title

Tennis: Peng Shuai, Hsieh Su-Wei to defend WTA Finals doubles title
SINGAPORE: Peng Shuai and Hsieh Su-Wei have qualified for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, and will get the chance to defend their doubles title next month.The Woman's Tennis Association reported on its website on Wednesday (Sep 10) that the Chi...

FairPrice Walk for Rice to reach out to 7,000 needy families this year

FairPrice Walk for Rice to reach out to 7,000 needy families this year
SINGAPORE: NTUC FairPrice on Thursday (Sep 11) announced its partnership with South East Community Development Council (SECDC) for the annual FairPrice Walk for Rice campaign, which takes place from Sep 11 to Nov 18. The campaign aims to donate up to...

NUS Business School students clinch top honours in UOB-NUS Case Competion

NUS Business School students clinch top honours in UOB-NUS Case Competion
SINGAPORE: Students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School emerged champions in both international and national categories of this year's United Overseas Bank-National University of Singapore (UOB-NUS) Case Competition, NUS a...

HDB announces new 'smart town' framework

HDB announces new 'smart town' framework
SINGAPORE: A "Smart HDB Town Framework", which maps out how the Housing and Development Board (HDB) aims to introduce the "smart" element in HDB towns and estates, was announced on Thursday (Sep 11).In a press release, HDB CEO Dr Cheong Koon Hean sai...

Queen tribute show to take place at Marina Bay Sands

Queen tribute show to take place at Marina Bay Sands
SINGAPORE: Is this the real life or is this just fantasy? Queen and Freddie Mercury are back in town, or at least the tribute show celebrating the band's 1986 World Tour Concert.Base Entertainment, which is bringing the Queen – It’s A Kinda Magic sho...

Youth in Singapore pessimistic about financial future, survey finds

Youth in Singapore pessimistic about financial future, survey finds
SINGAPORE: Nine out of 10 youth in Singapore do not feel financially ready for their future, and eight out of 10 do not feel confident about their current financial situation, a recent survey by Nielsen has found.The survey, which was commissioned by...

China's growing financial sector will benefit Singapore: PM Lee

China's growing financial sector will benefit Singapore: PM Lee
SINGAPORE: Singapore sees the growth and opening up of China's financial industry as an opportunity, not a threat, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in an interview with Guangzhou newspaper Nanfang Daily ahead of his visit to the city. Mr Lee was a...

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