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The Business TimesThe Business Times

  • German premier riflemakers stay recession-proof
    (BERLIN) For Merkel, happiness is a warm gun.
  • Aussie assets set to rally as states pay debt
    (SINGAPORE) A record A$38 billion (S$49 billion) payout on maturing debt from Australian governments this quarter may support rallies in higher-yielding assets including corporate notes.
  • Artwork by an artiste
    (NEW YORK) Detail of a painting by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood at the opening of an exhibition of Woods' artwork, 'Faces, Time and Places', at the Symbolic Collection in New York.
  • UK, Japan to develop defence equipment
    (TOKYO) Britain and Japan yesterday agreed to jointly develop and build defence equipment, the first time since World War II that Japan has concluded a weapons-building deal with a countr...
  • HSBC eyes Korea, Pakistan sales in global retreat
    (LONDON) Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, is in talks to sell up in Pakistan and offload retail banking in Korea, part of its withdrawal from countries where it lacks scale or struggles to ma...


  • Why my wife is a stay-home mum
    My wife and I are both the eldest child in our families, so both sets of parents were overjoyed when our baby was born. They were less thrilled when we told them that after my wife was d...
  • Pecha Kucha: A pleasure doing business with you
    SINGAPORE - What can you do with 6 minutes and 40 seconds? Finish a cup of coffee? Have a quick phone call? Or perhaps take a bath? Whatever it is that you do, you probably don't expect ...
  • Future tech, available right now
    Almost 10 years ago, I was invited to a secret lab within HP Singapore to see a slew of future tech the company was building. It was not so secret that I had to be bound and blindfolded,...
  • House party
    SINGAPORE - Two stately colonial bungalows along Scotts Road have recently become home to three new restaurants - and what a pleasure they are to dine in. For one, there is ample parking...
  • Source wins appeal against contempt conviction
    SINGAPORE - A confidential source who sent an affidavit filed by Sembcorp Marine Chief Executive Wong Weng San to TODAY's editor-at-large Conrad Raj in 2010 has successfully appealed aga...

Asia TimesAsia Times

  • SINOGRAPH China's power disequilibrium
    Fifty years ago, China was a totalitarian state - there was nothing outside of the part: no civil society, no market economy, and no companies. The country was completely isolated from th...
  • SPENGLER STDs and strategy in Iran
    In the 5th Century BC, the "Persian disease" noted by Hippocrates probably was bubonic plague; in 8th-century Japan, it meant the measles. Today it well might mean chlamydia. Standout lev...
  • Obama's India visit a big blank
    The three-day state visit by the Barack Obama to India - an unprecedented second visit by an incumbent US president to India - was extraordinarily rich in political symbolism, yet it fail...
  • COMMENT Saudi Arabia's culpability for extremism
    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a hothouse of extremism that nurtures distorted dogma. Its acceptance, endorsement and external preaching of perverted ideology is an international disgrace...
  • Dear Syria: From one refugee to another
    Nine million Syrian refugees are now duplicating the Palestinian tragedy of 1948. Watching the destitution of the Syrian refugees is like rewinding the past, in all of its awful details. ...

Yahoo! News (About Singapore)Yahoo! News (About Singapore)


Asian InvestorAsian Investor

Asia News Network

  • Business unusual in our global city
    Two events last week made me think that Singapore operates like a dual-track society sometimes
  • Keeping Singapore's past alive
    It is revealing that Singaporeans remember the opening of the two casinos here in 2010, the Sars outbreak in 2003, and the MRT breakdowns in 2011 far better than they do the 1963 security...
  • Jokowi urged to uphold human rights in Papua
    Rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should uphold human rights in Papua and bring perpetrators of rights abuses to justice
  • Palm oil to see healthy growth
    Global supply of palm oil – the world’s most tradeable vegetable oil – will be marginally higher this year with continued demand expected from traditional markets like China, India, Pakis...
  • Cough up for coffee if you're eyeing commodities
    Investing in commodities is something of a high-wire act these days with risks pretty much everywhere you care to look, so it's no wonder analysts are advising caution

The Wall Street Journal (Asia)

  • Video Claims ISIS Killing of Japanese Hostage
    A video was released on Saturday purporting to show the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant.image
  • India Tests Nuclear-Capable Missile
    India on Saturday successfully used a mobile launcher to test-fire a nuclear-capable ballistic missile that could strike targets in Pakistan and China.image
  • Ukraine Violence Escalates as Truce Sought
    Ukraine’s nine-month conflict plunged further into deadly violence, as Russia-backed rebels pressed their offensive to take the city of Debaltseve and officials held a new round of cease-...
  • Fire at Bangladesh Factory Kills 13
    A fire swept through a plastic packaging factory on Saturday night in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, killing at least 13 people, a fire department official said.image
  • Greece Tries to Mend Ties Ahead of New Meetings
    Greece moved to repair the relations with its international creditors, after a turbulent first week at the office and as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Finance Minister Yanis Varoufaki...

Financial Times (Asia)Financial Times (Asia) - - Asia

  • Japan: 'We will never, never forgive' ISIS
    A newly distributed video from ISIS appears to show the beheaded body of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.
  • ISIS: Japanese hostage beheaded
    A new ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive Kenji Goto. The Japanese journalist went to Syria, he said, to try to tell the stories of war in all its complexity.
  • Japanese journalist was 'unafraid'
    Kenji Goto had every reason to stay home in Japan. A successful career. An adoring mother. A loving wife. A pair of young daughters, one of them just 3-weeks old.
  • Bodies 'charred beyond recognition'
    At least 13 people are dead after a fire broke out inside a factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Obama set to meet Dalai Lama
    President Barack Obama will appear at a public event next week that the Dalai Lama is also attending, a move that is likely to anger Chinese officials.

BBC News - Asia-PacificBBC News - Asia-Pacific

  • Jordan vow after hostage beheading
    Jordan vows to do all it can to secure the release of a pilot captured by IS, after a video appears to show the beheading of a Japanese hostage.
  • Protesters back on Hong Kong streets
    Pro-democracy protesters return to Hong Kong's streets for the first time since mass demonstrations last year, but their numbers are far lower.
  • Abbott pledge after Queensland rout
    Australian PM Tony Abbott vows he will learn the lessons of an election rout in Queensland but insists government is not a "popularity contest".
  • Funerals for Pakistan mosque victims
    Funerals take place in Pakistan for the victims of a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers which killed at least 60 people.
  • Bangladesh factory fire kills 13
    At least 13 people died and dozens more were injured when a fire swept through a plastics factory in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, officials say.

The New York Times - Asia PacificThe New York Times - Asia Pacific

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