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Channel Nine urged to end its international cricket coverage –

Channel Nine urged to end its international cricket coverage – Channel Nine urged to end its international cricket“The existing cricket deal costs Nine circa $ 100 million per annum,” UBS media analyst Eric Choi wrote in note to clients. “We estimate the existing deal likely only generates gross revenues of $ 60-$ 70 million. “We think it would seem logical for Nine …Channel […]

‘Mastermind’ of 2013 penny stock crash charged for manipulating the stock market – Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Malaysian businessman John Soh Chee Wen, the alleged mastermind of the 2013 penny stock crash in Singapore, was on Friday (Nov 25) slapped with 181 charges for his role in manipulating the stock market. Soh’s close associates and alleged accomplices, Quah Su Ling and Goh Hin Calm, face 178 and six charges respectively. Like […]

Civil servants to receive 0.5-month year-end bonus – Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Civil servants will receive a half-month year-end bonus, with lower-wage civil servants receiving a minimum of S$ 900, the Public Service Division (PSD) said on Friday (Nov 25). Together with the 0.45-month mid-year bonus that was announced in July, civil servants will receive a full-year annual variable component (AVC) of 0.95 month in 2016. […]

Mandatory retrenchment notification rules to kick in next year – Channel NewsAsia

People walk out for their lunch break at the Raffles Place financial district in Singapore. (File photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman) SINGAPORE: Starting Jan 1, employers retrenching staff will have to adhere to new requirements on notifying authorities. Those who retrench five or more employees within a six-month period will have to notify the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), […]

Singapore manufacturing output up 1.2% in October – Channel NewsAsia

Posted 25 Nov 2016 13:00 Updated 25 Nov 2016 13:35 Workers at a manufacturing facility in Singapore. (File photo: TODAY) SINGAPORE: Industrial production in Singapore rose slightly more than expected last month, helped by increases in electronics and pharmaceuticals production, although marine and offshore engineering output plunged. Manufacturing output rose 1.2 per cent from a year […]

Death toll in China power plant accident climbs to 74 – Channel NewsAsia

BEIJING: The death toll in the collapse of a platform under construction at a power plant in eastern China has rise to 74, with two others injured, as China’s chief safety inspector arrived to oversee an investigation, state media said on Friday. Deadly accidents are relatively common at industrial sites in China, where anger over […]

Hurricane, quake hit Central America at same time – Channel NewsAsia

BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua: A fierce hurricane and a powerful offshore earthquake struck Central America at the same time on Thursday (Nov 24), triggering emergency responses in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Costa Rica, and prayers among fearful populations. Hurricane Otto, a storm packing winds of 175 kilometres per hour hit first, plowing into Nicaragua’s southern Caribbean coast. […]

9 armoured vehicles bound for Singapore ‘delayed’ at Hong Kong customs – Channel NewsAsia

Posted 24 Nov 2016 16:48 Updated 24 Nov 2016 21:11 One of the armoured vehicles reportedly bound for Singapore and confiscated by Hong Kong customs. (Photo: SCMP) SINGAPORE: A shipment of nine armoured military vehicles used by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is being held at Hong Kong’s Kwai Chung Container Terminal on Wednesday (Nov […]

Singapore’s economy is slowing: What you need to know – Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter may have performed better than initially expected, but analysts see little evidence that is sustainable. Announced by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Thursday (Nov 24), both the year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter figures came in better than last month’s flash estimates, but were notably […]

Singapore economy grows 1.1% in Q3; MTI narrows full-year forecast – Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: The Singapore economy grew more than expected in the third quarter, with gross domestic product (GDP) coming in at 1.1 per cent compared to a year ago, according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Thursday (Nov 24). The final year-on-year GDP figure for the July to September period was higher than […]

Singapore economy grows 1.1% in Q3, beating expectations – Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: The Singapore economy grew more than expected in the third quarter, with gross domestic product (GDP) coming in at 1.1 per cent compared to a year ago, according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Thursday (Nov 24). The final year-on-year GDP figure for the July to September period was higher than […]

Man City reach knockout stage with draw at Gladbach – Channel NewsAsia

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany: Manchester City booked a spot in the Champions League last 16 after securing a 1-1 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach in their Group C match on Wednesday as both teams had a player sent off. The hosts, who secured third place in the group and will go into the Europa League, took a surprise […]

Trump selects foreign policy novice as ambassador to UN – Channel NewsAsia

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON: Donald Trump named South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, a former critic who has little foreign policy experience, to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday at a time of uncertainty over America’s international role under his presidency. Haley, the first woman chosen for a senior job in […]

UK ramps up borrowing forecasts, sees slower growth due to Brexit – Channel NewsAsia

LONDON: Britain ramped up its borrowing forecasts on Wednesday as the economy slows in the wake of the Brexit vote, finance minister Philip Hammond said in the country’s first budget plan since voters decided to leave the European Union. The weaker growth and tighter public finances outlined by Hammond leave Prime Minister Theresa May’s government […]

UK cuts growth forecasts in first budget plan since Brexit vote – Channel NewsAsia

LONDON: Britain has cut its official forecasts for economic growth for the next two years, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday (Nov 23), as he delivered the country’s first budget statement since voters decided to leave the European Union. The weak public finances leave Hammond little room to ramp up public spending or make […]

Trump steps back from media feud in NY Times sit-down – Channel NewsAsia

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump started the day tweeting about the “unfair” news media. He ended it with a polite sit-down with the New York Times where he called the daily a “world jewel.” The turnabout may – or may not – signal a truce in the bitter war between the US president-elect and the press. Trump […]

Trump won’t push Clinton investigation: Aide – Channel NewsAsia

WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump will not push for further investigation of Hillary Clinton related to her private email use and the Clinton Foundation, a close adviser said on Tuesday (Nov 22), breaking with a key campaign theme. Trump triggered consternation – and widespread condemnation – when he made an unprecedented campaign threat to jail his […]

Duterte rated “very good” in first 90 days – Philippines poll – Channel NewsAsia

MANILA: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has been rated “very good” in an opinion poll on his first 90 days in office, which has been defined largely by his deadly war on drugs and vitriol against Western leaders. Only 11 percent of 1,200 Filipinos surveyed by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) agency said they were dissatisfied […]

Portugal’s Guterres set to be UN secretary-general – Channel NewsAsia

UNITED NATIONS: Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres is poised to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a decisive vote by the Security Council on Wednesday (Oct 5). Guterres, who led the UN’s refugee agency for a decade, won backing in the straw poll from 13 of the 15 council members while […]

Hurricane Matthew takes aim at Bahamas, Florida gets ready – Channel NewsAsia

MIAMI: Weakened but still dangerous, Hurricane Matthew churned toward the Bahamas on Wednesday (Oct 5) en route to an already jittery Florida after killing at least nine people in the Caribbean in a maelstrom of wind, mud and water. As it girded for its share of the region’s worst storm in nearly a decade – […]

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