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December 17, 2014 1:34 AMHONG KONG - Chinese shopping mall developer Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties has raised US$3.7 billion (S$4.9 billion) in an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, a report said yesterday, making it the biggest in the...
From: Straits Times | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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December 16, 2014 1:51 AMSHANGHAI - Chinese banks, desperate to woo customers who are finding alternatives for their savings, are turning to giveaways. On offer at one Beijing branch: a Mercedes or an iPhone 6 Plus....
From: Straits Times | Monday, December 15, 2014
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December 16, 2014 1:58 AMA BIG jump in car sales, along with the buying frenzy over the new iPhone 6, gave retail sales a lift in October compared with the same month last year....
From: Straits Times | Monday, December 15, 2014
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December 16, 2014 1:57 AMSOVEREIGN wealth fund GIC continues to have a strong appetite for real estate - turning its sights on India for its latest deal....
From: Straits Times | Monday, December 15, 2014
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December 16, 2014 1:58 AMDEMAND for real estate in Asia is expected to pick up next year as investors sink more capital into the region, according to a report by Colliers International....
From: Straits Times | Monday, December 15, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:38 AMSAN FRANCISCO - Life on Mars? The notion may not be so far-fetched after all....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:34 AMIT'S the time of the year for gifts and good humour. In this spirit, Thailand's military government has been unveiling a slew of "New Year gifts" that even economists are struggling to keep up with. ...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:34 AMLONDON - Russian President Vladimir Putin has not lost his impeccable sense of timing: He has scheduled his marathon annual press conference today, just as European Union (EU) leaders are gathering in Brussels to discuss, among...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:37 AMKUALA LUMPUR - Police arrested a Malaysian man yesterday at Kuala Lumpur International Airport who was believed to be heading to Syria to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:38 AMLONDON - The Anglican Church in England has named vicar Libby Lane as its first female bishop, following a historic change in its rules....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:34 AMMACAU - Casino stocks sank in Hong Kong trading yesterday after South China Morning Post reported that Beijing will start cracking down on illicit money channelled through Macau's casinos....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:34 AMTOKYO - Japan's trade deficit last month shrank by nearly a third from a year ago, helped by higher exports and falling oil bills, although the volume of shipments to foreign markets remained weak, said official data....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:35 AM"LONE wolf" terrorists each have their own modi operandi, but many could be stopped if more attention is paid to some of the common traits they tend to exhibit, say security experts reacting to the siege in Sydney which left...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:38 AMLONDON - A British student has raised thousands of pounds for a "homeless hero" who offered her his last few coins to get home at night after she lost her bank card....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:33 AMWASHINGTON - US consumer prices recorded their biggest drop in nearly six years last month as petrol prices tumbled, but this probably will do little to change views that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:44 AMMARK Knowles, arguably the most in-form hockey player now, wants to help rejuvenate the sport in Singapore....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:40 AMLONDON - There is something ominously familiar about Chelsea's relentless pursuit of silverware which continues on all four fronts....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:43 AMMARRAKECH (Morocco) - Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti believes that Cristiano Ronaldo is "saving a goal" for the Club World Cup final after he failed to score in Real Madrid's 4-0 hammering of Cruz Azul on Tuesday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:42 AMSINGAPORE will likely have to pull off a shock win today in the Asian qualifiers for the men's softball world championships, after being trounced 0-7 by Indonesia at Kallang yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:43 AMSACRAMENTO - After early-season injuries, guard Russell Westbrook and forward Kevin Durant are doing their thing again which means the Oklahoma City Thunder are back to clicking off victories in the National Basketball Association...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:43 AMLONDON - Bernie Ecclestone has seen off the man nominated to succeed him in the driving seat at Formula One....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:42 AMLOS ANGELES - The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, but the candidate city will not be selected until early next year....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:42 AMMORE competitors met qualifying marks for next June's SEA Games yesterday at the Singapore National Swimming Championships (SNSC), with Darren Lim leading the way with a new national Under-17 mark in the men's 100m freestyle....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:44 AMLONDON - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has rejected reports of dressing-room unrest after his side's poor start to the season, saying spirits are high....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:44 AMLONDON - Southampton manager Ronald Koeman accused Sheffield United counterpart Nigel Clough of showing a lack of respect after the Blades dumped his Premier League side out of the English League Cup on Tuesday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:40 AMBANGKOK - Thailand hold a two-goal advantage in the AFF Suzuki Cup final after a penalty and a late strike gave the three-time champions a deserved 2-0 win over Malaysia in Bangkok yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:45 AMMONTREAL - The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has set up an independent investigation for the first time in its history to look into the allegations of widespread doping in Russian athletics....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:42 AMLONDON - Thierry Henry's announcement on Tuesday that he is retiring might have given France an occasion to unite in homage to one of its greatest sportsmen....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:26 AMTO STEM the glut of university graduates flooding its job market, China is encouraging its students to become entrepreneurs....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:26 AMTHE Anglican Church in England has named Vicar Libby Lane (left) as its first female bishop, following a historic change in its...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:55 AMWASHINGTON - United States President Barack Obama said a "new chapter" had been opened in Washington's ties with Cuba, as the two countries made a historic breakthrough in their Cold War stand-off yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:30 AMWHEN Ms Pauline Tan first joined health care 36 years ago, she was just an enrolled nurse - the lowest tier in the profession....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:29 AMSANYA (Hainan) - A Chinese passenger who deployed an emergency slide on a plane for a quicker exit cost the airline 100,000 yuan (S$21,000), on top of delaying the return flight....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:26 AMMORE REPORTS:...
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:27 AMTHE volatile global outlook has prompted private sector economists to downgrade their forecasts for Singapore's growth this year and the next....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:34 AMMADAM Teng Ah Mui had a simple wish when the Boys' Brigade asked her what she wanted this Christmas: milk powder....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:36 AMTHE Chinese nationals who had been sharing a flat in Tampines where a woman was allegedly murdered on Tuesday night could not bear to live there any more, and have decided to move out....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:33 AMA 40-YEAR-OLD permanent resident who called an immigration officer on duty at the Woodlands checkpoint an "idiot" and hurled a vulgarity at him was fined $3,000 yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:35 AMCLUTCHING Bibles, pastors from the Tabernacle of Holiness Church pray for members on the sixth storey of a building in Geylang....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:35 AMIT IS no fun being cooped up in hospital during the holiday season....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:38 AMTHE winds were howling so loudly that he could not hear himself as a powerful storm churned towards the Philippines. But instead of staying indoors, Major Mohamad Raihan Hafidz Mohd Rafiek was out and about....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:34 AMCITY Harvest Church (CHC) is suing its former fund manager and his firm for almost $21 million in unreturned investments, including $4.6 million in interest....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:33 AMCERTIFICATE of entitlement (COE) prices ended mostly lower in the latest tender yesterday as economic jitters arising from diving oil prices spread....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:35 AMTHE majority of bus services under a scheme that rewards and penalises bus operators for service reliability have met standards, going by preliminary results over the past six months....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:34 AMIN A sight that would make stomachs churn, dozens of rats were spotted scurrying up and down a small sandy patch of land near Bukit Batok MRT station....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:36 AMA DAY after meeting her Singaporean relatives for the first time, Polish orphan Colleen Turzynski enjoyed her first Christmas party here yesterday....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:34 AMTHE Housing Board's deficit more than doubled in the last financial year, as building continued on the record number of new flats launched since 2011....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:41 AMA SINGAPORE-BASED cardiologist and researcher has been awarded the $2.5 million Tanoto Foundation Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:41 AMANOTHER pre-trial conference for the case of two Germans who allegedly vandalised an MRT train will be held on Jan 14....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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December 18, 2014 2:44 AMIF PEOPLE must continue to use disposable cutlery and crockery, they might as well use ones that cause less harm to the Earth....
From: Straits Times | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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