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- Classes resume at school scarred by S Korea ferry disasterSenior classes resumed Thursday at the South Korean high school devastated by the loss of around 250 students in a ferry disaster that has made the school a focus of profound national grief.
- Football: "Tough" sanctions for finance inquiry clubs, says PlatiniUEFA will take "tough" action against top European clubs whose financing is being investigated, but none risks a Champions League ban, UEFA chief Michael Platini said Thursday.
- SMRT, SBS Transit shares end higher on restructuring rumoursShares of SMRT soared on Thursday, sparking a query from the Singapore Exchange amid rumours about changes to the city-state's operating framework for public transport operators.
- Govt mulls more recognition for NSmen in housing, health or educationMore recognition could be given to National Servicemen (NSmen) in areas such as housing, healthcare or education.
- Changi Airport passenger movement down 2.5% in MarchChangi Airport saw 4.49 million passenger movements in March 2014 -- a 2.5 per cent drop from the year before.
- The boy who can't stop bleeding
- Sheng Siong rings in higher Q1 profit, sales
- Armenia accuses Turkey of 'utter denial' on genocideArmenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday accused Turkey of an "utter denial" in failing to recognise World War I mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as a genocide, aft...
- Cultural Hotpot
- Obama gets a kick out of footballing robotBarack Obama Thursday came face to face with Japan's newest sporting phenomenon - an eerily realistic humanoid robot which can run, jump and enjoy a kickaround with the president of the ...
The 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 mumMy 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 youSINGAPORE - 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 nowAlmost 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 partySINGAPORE - 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 convictionSINGAPORE - 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...
- OBAMA IN ASIA US 'pivots', China reaps dividends"Our first objective is to prevent the reemergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere ... ". Thus spake the United States in 1992, and it is a...
- Steps toward trust in South China SeaConcerns about increased militarization over China's claims in the South China Sea amid US determination to "pivot" to Asia serve as a worrying backdrop to President Obama's visit to the ...
- Rationality deserts Pakistani militaryPakistan's long record of military coups stands as testament that those with the power to impose martial law in the country do not require any rationality or public approval to do so. Tha...
- From Flanders to HelmandPoppies are flourishing across Helmand in Afghanistan as the British Army prepares to leave a province that became central to its stated mission to develop a "self-sustaining, stable and ...
- US choppers carry mixed message on EgyptUS Secretary of State Chuck Hagel this week told Egypt that he doubts whether the country is taking steps to support a democratic transition. At the same time, he confirmed the delivery o...
Yahoo! News (About Singapore)
- Goldbroker.com opens a new precious metals storage facility in SingaporeSINGAPORE -- via PRWEB - Goldbroker.com is an investment platform that allows investors to own and store physical gold and silver outside the banking system. The company was created in 20...
- Singapore PM defends Filipinos from 'harassment'Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong too to Facebook Saturday to urge respect for a planned celebration of the Philippine Independence Day in the city-state.
- Singapore government to pump $48 million into six venture capital fundsThe six selected venture capital funds are: Jungle Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, Walden International, SBI Ven Capital, New Asia Investments, and Monk’s Hill Ventures.
- Hong Kong National Team Bags the Coveted Lion TrophySingapore, Apr 23, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - The Hong Kong National Team triumphed over its opponents Singapore and Switzerland and emerged winner of the prestigious Battle For the Lion com...
- Pirates rob Singapore tanker in Malacca StraitPirates stopped a Singapore-owned tanker in the Malacca Strait and stole several million liters of diesel fuel it was carrying, Malaysian marine police said Wednesday. Marine police deput...
- Asia dollar bonds hit $27bn monthly recordWoori Bank and Cnooc debt offerings have pushed Asia ex-Japan’s dollar volumes to an all-time monthly high.
- Hanwha raises $340 million in GDR saleThe South Korean chemical and solar company will use the money raised to reduce its debt. Investors were keen to buy shares at the discount offered, particularly hedge funds.
- Crunch time looms for India’s IG ratingS&P's Kim Eng Tan and Abhishek Dangra discuss the challenges facing India's next government as the election continues.
- Crunch time looms for India’s investment-grade ratingS&P's Kim Eng Tan and Abhishek Dangra discuss the challenges facing India's next government as the election continues.
- Philippines power struggleThe country's power industry faces the huge task of building new plants to meet the country’s future electricity needs.
- Sovereigns raising exposure to alts, EMsAn expected US interest rate rise is leading sovereign wealth funds and central banks to diversify from fixed income into higher-yielding assets, indicates a State Street survey
- Threadneedle starts first Asia-managed fundThe equity growth and income fund is one of four products due for launch in the next month; they will be the first funds run by its regional investment team.
- Aberdeen flags automation as passporting issueAberdeen Asset Management's Australia COO says his home market is well prepared on funds automation, but raises this as a consideration under current passporting proposals.
- Investment performance awards 2014: day 3Today we announce our marquee winners, including best institutional product/strategy, best business development, best ETF provider and the top regional distributors.
- Investment performance awards 2014: day 2Today AsianInvestor announces its regional awards for Fund House of the Year across 14 markets.
Asia News Network
- Hong Kong, Philippines reach deal in hijacking rowThe Hong Kong government revoked sanctions against the Philippines on Wednesday after both sides reached consensus over a diplomatic row that has simmered since eight people from Hong Kon...
- Obama reiterates Senkakus subject to Japan-US Security TreatyUS President Barack Obama reiterated Thursday that the Senkaku Islands are subject to Article 5 of the Japan-US Security Treaty
- Pakistan joins the 3G clubThe four cellular service providers bidding on licences for next generation mobile technology emerged the winners of Wednesday’s bidding war, with Mobilink, Telenor and Ufone picking up l...
- SEWOL DISASTER: Tourism hit hard by ferry accidentLocal festivals, school trips and ferry tours have been canceled or delayed after the deadly ferry sinking off the southern coast last week, bringing the tourism industry to a grinding halt
- SEWOL DISASTER: Tragedy leaves Korea scarredA week after ill-fated ferry Sewol plunged into the ocean, taking the lives of more than 100 people, people across South Korea are suffering from emotional scars
The Wall Street Journal (Asia)
- Chinese Firms Grab Foreign CashChinese companies are turning to foreign investors for financing, as domestic credit is getting harder to find.image
- Flight 370 Search Prepares for ResetInternational search teams are negotiating how they will manage the next phase of their underwater hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, amid signs the effort is poised for a reset after...
- China Court Releases Japanese Ship at Center of DisputeA Chinese maritime court said Mitsui O.S.K. Lines paid ¥4 billion ($39 million) to release a ship impounded over a civil suit regarding Chinese war-reparations claims from the 1930s.image
- Palestinian Factions Agree on Unity GovernmentRival Palestinian factions said they would form a unity government to end a seven-year divide between the West Bank and Gaza Strip, further undermining U.S.-mediated peace talks with Isra...
- Decimated South Korean School Reopens After Ferry DisasterWhen Danwon High School reopened on Thursday, it was without the second grade. Of 325 students, who went on last week's ill-fated school trip only 75 returned. They will remain on leave, ...
Financial Times (Asia)
- Obama warns Russia sanctions ‘teed up’US president says economic sanctions will be enacted in days unless Russia’s president Vladimir Putin honours a deal to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine
- Mitsui pays to free seized ship in ChinaJapanese shipping line Mitsui OSK has paid to free an ore carrier seized by a Chinese court in a dispute that dates back to the second world war
- Cargo overload cited in ferry sinkingSouth Korean prosecutors are looking into allegations the ferry was carrying more than three times the recommended maximum cargo weight
- Apple results lift US index futuresAsian equities trading was mixed, with Japanese markets retreating as earnings season kicks off
- China becomes the iPhone growth storyChina Mobile’s extra distribution on the mainland combined with enduring appeal of older phones in emerging markets puts a shine on Apple
CNN.com - Asia
- Growing Libya's new nationCNN's Christiane Amanpour speaks with Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan.
- France filling the U.S. void?CNN's Christiane Amanpour asks French President Francois Hollande why he is so keen to project French power.
- Will Bitcoin replace PayPal?On the heels of China failing to back Bitcoin as a legitimate currency, CNN examines whether this is the future of e-commerce or just another monetary fad.
- Are wine lovers going thirsty?Is there really going to be a global wine shortage following predictions from a Morgan Stanley report? Industry experts say no, but it all depends how you look at the numbers.
- Embrace mobile or failThe world is undergoing a mobility transformation. Since Apple launched the first iPhone in 2007, more than 100 billion apps have been downloaded from app stores by consumers worldwide.
BBC News - Asia-Pacific
- Japan pact 'covers disputed islands'US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.
- US medics killed in Kabul attackThree American medical staff are shot dead by a security guard at a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
- Korea ferry disaster school reopensThe South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again.
- China releases Japanese cargo shipChina has released a Japanese cargo ship it seized over a war-time debt, a court statement says, after the Japanese firm paid compensation.
- Modi in Varanasi as Indians voteNarendra Modi, widely expected to be India's next leader, will submit his election nomination papers as Indians vote in the sixth phase of their poll.
The New York Times - Asia Pacific
- Court Releases Japanese Ship Impounded by ChinaThe seizure of the ship raised the prospect of China seeking compensation for claims stemming from its conflict with Japan before and during World War II.
- Obama Says Pact Obliges U.S. to Protect Japan in Islands FightWhile offering security assurances to Japan, President Obama did not takes sides over who has sovereignty over islands that are also claimed by China.
- India Ink: Tamil Nadu Warms Up to Modi and His PartyThe Bharatiya Janata Party is hoping that a growing urban population, voter disaffection with incumbents and Mr. Modi’s charisma will help it make some headway in a state that it has foun...
- India Ink: Mumbai’s Slum Dwellers Wary of Recycled PromisesEvery election year, parties pledge to help redevelop the sprawling slums in the city, but the residents in these densely packed neighborhoods see little progress. A view of Ambedkar Naga...
- 3 American Doctors Killed by Guard at Afghan HospitalIt was the second apparently unprovoked attack on foreigners in recent weeks, coming after the shooting of two journalists.