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Bank of Singapore to use Dubai as base to attract Middle East, Africa wealth

Second-biggest lender OCBC Date : February 20, 2017 Reporter : BNN Office workers pass an Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) building in the central business district of Singapore January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su/Files February 19, 2017 By Tom Arnold and Saeed Azhar DUBAI (Reuters) - The private banking arm of Singapore's second-biggest lender OCBC  is targeting annual growth of assets of more than 20 percent from its new office in Dubai, which it aims to use to attract wealthy clients from the Middle East and Africa, its chief ...Full Story

POLITICS

Singapore PM to call on President Pranab Mukherjee today

Date : October 5, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network/ ANI Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong in India New Delhi [India], Oct. 5 (ANI): Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong will call on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi today. Loong, who arrived in the national capital on Monday on a five-day visit ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Bank of Singapore to use Dubai as base to attract Middle East, Africa wealth

Date : February 20, 2017 Reporter : BNN Second-biggest lender OCBC Office workers pass an Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) building in the central business district of Singapore January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su/Files February 19, 2017 By Tom Arnold and Saeed Azhar DUBAI (Reuters) - The private ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Singapore Home Prices Swing Higher

Date : July 3, 2012 Reporter : Chun Han Wong Property prices rise 0.4%   SINGAPORE—Prices of private homes in Singapore swung higher to a record in the second quarter, reversing a short-lived decline in the previous three months amid resilient demand in the city-state's property market. ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Modern Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

Date : March 23, 2015 Reporter : Trend Architect of the tiny Southeast Asian city-state SINGAPORE: Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister and architect of the tiny Southeast Asian city-state's rapid rise from British tropical outpost to global trade and financial center, died early on Monday, aged 91, the ...Full Story

HISTORY

New intelligent city ideas for ageing Singapore

Date : September 28, 2014 Reporter : straitstimes/BNN Find ways to help Singaporeans age in familiar surroundings Veteran architect Tay Kheng Soon wants to spark a conversation about new ways to live, work and play in land-scarce and fast- ageing Singapore. So he has uploaded a video on YouTube with a host of ideas, from building cheap ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

ASEAN, China, Japan, South Korea culture ministers meet in Singapore

Date : May 25, 2012 Reporter : Xinhua Cultural Cooperation Action Plan SINGAPORE: The fifth culture ministerial meeting of ASEAN, the fifth culture ministerial meeting ASEAN- China, Japan, South Korea (10+3), and first ministerial meeting of ASEAN-China (10+1) opened here Thursday. The meetings aim to ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

World's largest aquarium opens in Singapore

Date : November 25, 2012 Reporter : ANI 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species   Singapore, Nov. 25 (ANI): The world's biggest aquarium which will house more than 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species in 45 million liters of water has opened in Singapore. The S.E.A. Aquarium and Adventure ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Behind Singapore Ruling Partys Victory, A Rising Star

Date : September 14, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet/VoA Can a non-Chinese ever become prime minister SINGAPORE - Singapore's ruling party is celebrating a resounding re-election victory, thanks partly to its economic tsar, an ethnic Tamil politician whose voter appeal poses an awkward question for its leaders: can a non-Chinese ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Danish industrial robots developer opens Asia Pacific HQ in Singapore

Date : January 9, 2015 Reporter : channelnewsasia/BNN Increasing demand for collaborative robots SINGAPORE: Universal Robots, a Danish developer and manufacturer of industrial robots, officially opened its Asia Pacific headquarters here in Singapore on Thursday (Jan 8). This is to meet the increasing demand for collaborative ...Full Story

TRAVEL

US naval vessel to deploy to Singapore on longest mission in decades

Date : November 17, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Combat ship class deployed to Singapore SINGAPORE - The USS Fort Worth is will depart Monday for Asia, where it will operate largely out of Singapore for 16 months, the longest deployment of a US Navy ship in more than 42 years, to stress the Navy's logistics ...Full Story

SPORTS

Singapore to release advance GDP estimates on Jan 2

Date : December 26, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Press release SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) will release the advance gross domestic export estimates for the fourth quarter and the whole year of 2014 on Jan 2, 2015, at 8 am. The press release will be available on the ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

20,000 lanterns light up Chinatown in Singapore

Date : September 7, 2013 Reporter : razor/Xinhua Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations SINGAPORE, September 7:  Singapore's Chinatown switched on some 20,000 decorative street lanterns in the heritage district on Saturday evening to officially kick off its Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations, reports Xinhua. ...Full Story

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