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November 22, 2014 1:11 AMNEARLY a third of the real estate investment trusts (Reits) listed here are exposed to mainland China's property market, which a major credit rating agency has just warned is overpriced and oversupplied....
From: Straits Times | Friday, November 21, 2014
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November 21, 2014 1:02 AMWASHINGTON - A Washington-based start-up that uses artificial intelligence to predict the outcome of legislation has received US$7 million (S$9.1 million) in funding from investors that include Singapore's Temasek Holdings, a...
From: Straits Times | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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November 21, 2014 1:03 AMAN INDEPENDENT financial adviser has given the green light to an offer by Perennial Real Estate Holdings (PREH) to buy out its sponsored unit, Perennial China Retail Trust (PCRT)....
From: Straits Times | Thursday, November 20, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:45 AM"It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it," Albert Einstein once said....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:46 AMAs Asia grows its wealth, more people want to give back to society, but in a more strategic way....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:45 AMHow do I love thee? Let me count the bills. The total sum might just sweep you off your feet....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:45 AMLow interest rates are not going away soon so fixed-income investors are turning increasingly to bonds, but they are no sure thing either, said a leading financial markets executive....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:46 AMIt has not been an easy year for commodities, hard or soft, with prices for everything from crude oil to corn lower now than a year ago....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:45 AMAccountancy student Joey Ong may have taken a longer path to get to university, but the journey has left him better prepared to take advantage of financial opportunities ahead....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:39 AMWashington - She's short, a brunette, has an average body shape and can even be given cellulite and acne - the "anti-Barbie" doll is ready to go on sale in the US....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:41 AMIrbil (Iraq) - The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taunted the United States in a new video on extremist websites about its failed mission to rescue Western hostages held by the group....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:42 AMBrussels - European Union lawmakers seeking to combat what they consider anti-competitive behaviour by Google are weighing a call to split up companies that focus on Web search, according to a document prepared by members of...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:42 AMFerguson, Missouri - Tensions rose yesterday in the troubled St Louis suburb of Ferguson, with a grand jury poised to decide whether to prosecute a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:42 AMLos Angeles - A lawyer for embattled United States comic Bill Cosby has lashed out at new claims of rape and sexual abuse dating back several decades, saying they have "escalated far past the point of absurdity"....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:42 AMIt's a gem to chase the blues away....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:42 AMBangkok - Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej missed a planned meeting with two government ministers, said palace officials, amid ongoing public concern over the state of the ailing 86-year-old's health....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:42 AMKiev - Ukraine's new coalition government has declared joining Nato a priority as thousands gathered in Kiev to mark the first anniversary of protests which unleashed a year of turmoil....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:42 AMWashington - Long-derided saturated fats - associated with an array of health problems such as heart disease - got a break last Friday when research revealed their intake could be doubled or even nearly tripled without driving...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:42 AMWashington - President Barack Obama signed a classified order in recent weeks authorising a more expansive mission for the military in Afghanistan next year than originally planned, a move that ensures United States troops will...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:42 AMHotelier Karen Phan awoke on Nov 6 to the non-stop ringing of the phone. It kept on ringing for the rest of the day....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:42 AMNew York - A killer snowstorm in western New York state has left 13 dead, as officials warned that rising temperatures and heavy rain will compound misery by causing severe flooding in the coming week....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:45 AMChina's central bank might have given in to pressure to prop up the economy by cutting interest rates for the first time in over two years, but Beijing took pains over the weekend to stress that it is not straying from the path...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:39 AMA multi-purpose ball game court in Sengkang which attracted complaints about noise from local residents was torn up and replaced with a much-needed childcare centre - all within six months....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:42 AMKuching - Three people were killed and 27 were injured in a coal mine explosion in Pantu, Sarawak, yesterday morning, according to reports from the scene....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:40 AMIn a bid to tighten the net on errant employers, the Manpower Ministry (MOM) is turning to outsourcing....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:47 AMChinese director Lou Ye's movie Blind Massage, which stars blind amateur actors as massage therapists, was the biggest winner of the night at the Golden Horse Awards last night....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:41 AMWest Virginia University student Nolan Burch, 18, was not breathing and had no pulse when police arrived at a fraternity house after responding to a distress call....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:42 AMWashington - Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands that is large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea, a leading defence...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:41 AMAt this school, students read the dictionary for fun, obsess over unusual words, and hang out almost daily in the library - even though it's the school holidays....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:42 AMWashington - In the run-up to Thanksgiving, a holiday to celebrate bountiful harvests, Americans are being urged to stop wasting food so much....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:42 AMKuala Lumpur - Malaysian police have arrested a man and two women for alleged involvement with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), police chief Khalid Abu Bakar was quoted as saying by The Malaysian Insider....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:42 AMJakarta - Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo caused a stir over the weekend by flying economy to watch his son's high school graduation in Singapore, drawing both praise and criticism online....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:42 AMUnited Nations - The United Nations have agreed that all its 193 members should pass and enforce laws banning child marriages, resolving to end a practice that affects about 15 million girls every year....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:47 AMTwo months ago, when I was in London for a business trip, I read an interesting story in The Guardian newspaper....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:44 AMMs Kwek Li Hoong called for banks to exercise social responsibility when it comes to credit extended to individuals ("Limit credit that banks can extend"; Nov 9) ....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:45 AMPrincipal ballerina Gina Tse remembers the nights when she would dash from a performance to the childcare centre to pick up her son, Jacy....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:46 AMThis is where men come to find their Suzie Wongs - and end up with Nika....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:44 AMWhile I agree with Ms Josephine Chong Siew Nyuk ("True test of students' analytical ability"; last Sunday) that tuition may be of limited use to students when they enter the working world, I question the viability of making literature...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:46 AMOnly Singaporeans, permanent residents and Malaysians can work as security guards in Singapore. And all security guards are individually licensed by the police....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:45 AMIn his spare time, Mr Viktor Wallstrom, 29, grabs his hiking boots, windbreaker and hunting gear and sets off for his cabin in the woods north of Stockholm for a week. He also packs lots of diapers for his 14-month-old son Henry....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:44 AMAfter statements by Indonesia that "no one had been released", we now learn that former Jemaah Islamiah bomb expert Taufik Abdul Halim has been freed from prison and deported to Malaysia ("Malaysian cops to monitor ex-JI detainee";...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:46 AMIt was 7.45am when I reported for duty at the guardhouse of an upscale condominium in District 9, dressed in my uniform of white shirt and dark blue trousers....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:44 AMThe Penang government was right to ban foreigners from cooking local hawker fare - the hallmark of the state's cultural heritage ("Hawker food needs passionate local cooks"; Nov 4)....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:47 AMQ: Glaucoma is a condition characterised by progressive damage to the optic nerve. In Singapore, it is the leading cause of irreversible blindness, affecting about 3 per cent of those aged over 50. But what causes it?...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:44 AMMy neighbour's house is being rebuilt and I'm having a close-up view of productivity in the construction industry. It isn't a pretty picture....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:45 AMThe outcome of a recent disciplinary hearing by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) raises a number of questions, not least about how much patients can count on the watchdog body to protect their interests....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:44 AMIf you are seeing spots dance before your eyes, no, you are not about to pass out....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:44 AMYet another work attitude survey has shown up the simmering discontent of many Singapore workers. They have been tagged "under happy" in a workplace study by the Singapore Human Resources Institute and consulting firm Align Group....
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:44 AMAs a taxi driver for more than 20 years, I am concerned about recent suggestions on standardising fares, removing surcharges and regulating third-party apps. If some of these proposals are implemented, they will affect the livelihoods...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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November 23, 2014 1:48 AMLille (France) - For a player who had just endured his worst Davis Cup defeat, Roger Federer sounded surprisingly upbeat. Clobbered 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 by fiery Frenchman Gael Monfils on Friday, the 33-year-old Swiss 17-time grand...
From: Straits Times | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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