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ECB defends Sri Lanka tour schedule during monsoon season

REUTERS: The England and Wales Cricket Board has defended the decision to tour Sri Lanka during the monsoon season, saying the hectic international schedule left very little “wriggle room”.

England’s first three one-day internationals in Sri Lanka hav…

Mass tourism sparks battle for Montmartre’s soul

PARIS: Inside a dark, low-ceilinged room once frequented by Picasso and Modigliani when they were still struggling artists, a group of tourists from Russia, Canada and Australia are listening to traditional French songs.

This is the Lapin Agile, a sma…

Inject competition into monopolies, says AirAsia’s Fernandes

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 18): AirAsia Group chief executive officer (CEO) Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has urged for competition to be injected into monopolies.
He also said it was incredible that companies which are monopolies do not care about their customers.
Wi…

U.S. Marshals to Auction $4.3 Million in Bitcoin Next Month

The U.S. Marshals have announced a plan to auction off nearly $4.3 million worth of bitcoin next month. The government agency said in an announcement on Wednesday that the sealed bid auction is for about 660 bitcoin that were forfeited in federal crimi…

Jia You! Now An Official Entry In Oxford English Dictionary

Jia You! Recognised By Oxford English Dictionary When I was in Primary 5, I wrote “jia you!” in an English composition about exams. Unsurprisingly, my teacher circled it in red and pulled me aside to tell me that I couldn’t use such “Singlish” terms. 10 years later, I would like to refer Madam Loh to […]

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Voting in the Wisdom of the Crowd

The results of the Wisdom of the Crowd should be interpreted with common sense.Some of the topics are politically inclined and the voting will be biased according the the participants.Many of the participants are likely to be anti PAP but I have also o…

How Much Cash Do You Need For November’s Tengah BTO Launch?

Tengah Forest Town Launching Soon Like the rest of us, you were probably floored by HDB’s new flats in Punggol. These sea-facing units caught the eye of home buyers in August and were quickly snapped up. If you missed out on these flats, fret not! The upcoming BTO sales launch in November is equally stacked […]

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5 Places to Go in S’pore During Halloween for That Pumpkin Vibes

It’s that time of the year again where we put on our scariest costumes, dish out our sharpened knives to carve some perfect Jack’O Lanterns, and knock on our neighbours’ doors to go trick or treating. Or maybe not. Though Singapore doesn’t have the tradition of trick or treating, some of us might be looking […]

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Global competitiveness study ranks Singapore in 2nd place out of 140 nations, just after USA

A new World Economic Forum (WEF) ranking for the most competitive and innovative economies ranked Singapore in second place worldwide, just behind the United States. A total of 140 nations were reviewed by the WEF for its annual Global Competitiveness …

KLCI remains in negative zone as sentiment stays tepid

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 18): The FBM KLCI remained in negative territory, tracking regional markets, as sentiment stayed tepid ahead of the tabling of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) mid-term review later today.
At 10am, the FBM KLCI dipped 1.44 points to 1,73…

MRCB, George Kent among most active as LRT3 project gets govt nod

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 18): Shares in Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) and George Kent (Malaysia) Bhd were among the five top actively traded stocks this morning after MRCB George Kent Sdn Bhd said the government has agreed to continue with the Light Rai…

Does Nas Daily have some sort of weird power? Bad luck befalls Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong after his comments

Famour one-minute vlogger Nuseir Yassin, better known as Nas Daily, recently featured Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong in his one-minute videos. He especially loved Singapore, praising it as an “almost perfect country”. Nas Daily covered c…

Daily Markets Briefing: STI up 1.29%

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Wall Street’s retreat could mute gains today.

The Straits Times Index ended 36.79 or 1.29% higher to 3,071.10

The top active stocks were Genting Sing, which grew 0.15%, DBS, which rose 0.25%, UOB, which advanced 0.30%, OCBC, which climbed 0.18%, and Singtel, with a 0.13% advance.

The FTSE Mid Cap rose 7.91% whilst the FTSE Small Cap grew 2.91%.

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WP/AHTC/PRPTC court case – making a mountain out of a molehill

I would think that it would be common practice to cross your “T”s and dot your “I”s when you are compiling a report that could potentially lead to a court case that could cost the public millions. According to reports, this is not the methodology practiced by PwC partner Goh Thien Phong (Goh). It is mind-boggling …

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WOTC – Combat climate change

I asked this question in the Wisdom of the Crowd:Is Singapore acting effectively to combat climate changeHere are the responses: (67 Votes)39 % – We talk a lot but do little.27 % – The Singapore govt takes the opportunity to increase tax revenue.22 % -…

WOTC – A positive culture

I asked this question in the Wisdom of the Crowd:Do we have a positive culture in Singapore?Here are the responses: (66 Votes)79 % – They are worried and uncertain about the future.9 % – They are negative and tend to imagine the worst possible case.6 %…

LRT3 gets ‘nod’ at half the price

KUALA LUMPUR: The main players in the light rail transit Line 3 (LRT3) project confirmed yesterday that the government has decided to proceed with the project at RM16.6 billion — just slightly more than half of the earlier cost of RM31.65 billion in Ma…

When home ownership is a religion

Our Prime Minister said home ownership is Singapore’s key national policy. A high homeownership rate of 90 percent has improved the lives of Singaporeans significantly. It allows us to enjoy the fruit of the country’s economic growth. It also gives us a stake in the country and something to fight for. Did our leader have …

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‘Voldemort’ Strikes Again? A New Crypto White Paper Has His Name On It

A new privacy paper surfaced in the “bitcoin wizards” chat channel Wednesday bearing a familiar name – “Tom Elvis Jedusor,” the French version of Tom Riddle (better-known as Harry Potter’s archenemy Lord Voldemort). Strange as it sounds, this isn’t the first time this happened. A little more than two years ago, a protocol improving two of […]

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Telekom Malaysia may drop out from FBM KLCI, says CIMB Research

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 18): CIMB IB Research said Telekom Malaysia Bhd could be excluded as a constituent stock while Top Glove Corp Bhd may be added when FTSE Russel announces the outcome of ist semi-annual review of the FBM KLCI constituents on Dec 6 this…

The CRI, the CHI and the WEF Competitiveness rating – what does this all mean for the PAP govt?

Singapore has fared very well in two international rankings recently. Hot on the heels of Singapore’s stellar showing on the Human Capital Index (HCI) released by the World Bank, Singapore has also come in at second place in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) competitiveness rating. Less salubrious is the nation’s results in the Commitment to Reducing Inequality …

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A compelling case for the existence of God

The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, so said the Bible. To the
atheists this sounds superfluous or nonsensical. Sometimes I too think,
well, who needs God. There is no need for God when human beans behave
like human beans and not like beasts….

Did Temasek just launched its first or second retail bond?

I refer to the news report by Straits Times on Wednesday, “Temasek offering first retail bonds at 2.7% fixed interest”. The article states that “Investment company Temasek has launched its first public bond offer for retail investors.” Someone asked me what is the difference between the subject Temasek’s first public bond for retail investors and …

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