Fri, 27 May 2016 22:07:19 GMT
The dollar powered higher after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the US economy was improving enough to support an increase in interest rates "probably in the coming months."
Sat, 28 May 2016 00:30:18 GMT
Data on inflation and employment, two of the economic indicators most important to a "data-dependent" U.S. Federal Reserve are expected next week.
Fri, 27 May 2016 21:40:12 GMT
"There is nothing there."
Fri, 27 May 2016 21:01:11 GMT
Wall Street stocks climbed on Friday, absorbing comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that implied interest rates could be lifted soon.
Fri, 27 May 2016 20:40:10 GMT
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday signed into law a package of legislation that provides distressed gambling hub Atlantic City with immediate cash help but also a potential state takeover if the city cannot fix its finances.
Fri, 27 May 2016 20:17:44 GMT
World oil prices dipped on Friday (May 27), with traders taking profits after crude rose above the psychological US$50 level this week on evidence of a fall in supplies.
Fri, 27 May 2016 19:46:27 GMT
A cross-party parliamentary committee on Friday condemned the "arms race of ever more lurid claims" on both sides of Britain's European Union referendum debate, saying it was confusing the public.
Fri, 27 May 2016 20:45:12 GMT
Sumner Redstone made clear on Friday that he is considering ousting Viacom's chief executive and the company's board of directors in the fierce power struggle between Redstone's family and company executives over control of the media empire.
Fri, 27 May 2016 18:05:29 GMT
The hackers behind the $81 million heist from the Bangladesh central bank have likely been involved in a series of attacks on the financial system, a US security firm has concluded.
Fri, 27 May 2016 20:45:14 GMT
Verizon Communications Inc and unions representing nearly 40,000 wireline workers have reached a tentative deal "in principle" to end a strike that started April 13th, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said on Friday.
Fri, 27 May 2016 17:29:08 GMT
France's civil aviation body wants airlines to fuel up abroad during the current protests at refineries and depots to ensure two complete flights, an Air France spokesman told AFP on Friday.
Fri, 27 May 2016 17:36:58 GMT
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday floated the possibility of a "step by step" reduction of EU sanctions against Russia if there is progress on ending the conflict in Ukraine.
Fri, 27 May 2016 16:36:10 GMT
Russia plans to extend its embargo on Western food products by a year and a half, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday, as the European Union prepares to debate renewing sanctions against Moscow.
Fri, 27 May 2016 18:25:16 GMT
The strike by Verizon Communications Inc workers will probably trim U.S. non-farm payroll growth in May by at least 35,000 jobs, a Labor Department report showed on Friday.
Fri, 27 May 2016 16:15:12 GMT
Monsanto boss Hugh Grant could land more than US$70 million if the world's largest seed company is taken over by German chemicals giant Bayer AG .
Fri, 27 May 2016 19:55:10 GMT
The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates "in the coming months" if the economy picks up as expected and jobs continue to be generated, U.S. central bank chief Janet Yellen said on Friday, bolstering the case for a rate increase in June or July.
Fri, 27 May 2016 19:15:14 GMT
U.S. economic growth slowed in the first quarter although not as sharply as initially thought, as a surge in home building and steady inventory accumulation partially offset the drag from a steep decline in business investment.
Fri, 27 May 2016 20:35:09 GMT
Wall Street rose on Friday and capped off its strongest week since March after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said an interest-rate hike would likely be appropriate "in the coming months."
Fri, 27 May 2016 20:50:14 GMT
Eight automakers said on Friday they are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles for defective Takata air bag inflators, widening the largest-ever auto safety effort to more passenger-side devices.
Fri, 27 May 2016 06:55:15 GMT
Adidas said it had agreed to sell U.S. sportswear seller Mitchell & Ness, resulting in a one-time gain in a the low to medium double-digit million euro range.
Fri, 27 May 2016 03:35:18 GMT
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc received a joint takeover offer from Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd and TPG Capital Management LP this spring that the Canadian drugmaker rejected, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Fri, 27 May 2016 00:05:18 GMT
Verizon Communications Inc is working on its bid for Yahoo Inc's core assets with an investment bank which was, as recently as last year, one of the U.S. internet company's top advisers, people familiar with the matter said.
Fri, 27 May 2016 00:55:19 GMT
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , which disclosed it is under investigation for its accounting practices, has emerged as one of the short-selling community's favorite targets in the relatively short time it has been in the public market.
Thu, 26 May 2016 22:56:46 GMT
The newly appointed chief executive of Swiss bank BSI, which has been ordered to shut down over its alleged role in a massive Malaysian money-laundering scandal, insisted Thursday the current management was not implicated in the case.
Fri, 27 May 2016 03:40:18 GMT
U.S. regulators on Thursday launched an investigation into complaints by United States Steel Corp that Chinese competitors stole its secrets and fixed prices, in the latest trade spat between the two countries.
Thu, 26 May 2016 21:54:28 GMT
The euro pushed higher against the US dollar for a second day on Thursday even as odds appeared to rise for a Federal Reserve rate hike in the next few months.
Thu, 26 May 2016 21:07:32 GMT
Dutch electronics giant Philips set a price of €20 per share on Thursday, a day ahead of a highly anticipated IPO of its lighting arm, and said it was expecting to raise €750 million.
Thu, 26 May 2016 21:55:32 GMT
Oil prices topped US$50 a barrel for the first time this year on Thursday as the global supply glut shows increased signs of easing.
Thu, 26 May 2016 20:30:12 GMT
For Alan Feid, a 28-year-old looking to buy an engagement ring for his fiancée, the rings he found in the diamond district in Manhattan were just as good as the ones he saw at Tiffany & Co's flagship store on Fifth Avenue. And they cost less than half the price.
Thu, 26 May 2016 20:53:59 GMT
Wall Street stocks finished little changed on Thursday, pausing after two strong sessions ahead of Friday's update report on first-quarter US economic growth.
Thu, 26 May 2016 11:24:26 GMT
Some young people are taking co-working a step further by living together with colleagues in dormitory-style accommodation. They say the living arrangement gives them a creative environment where ideas can be developed and shared.
Thu, 26 May 2016 00:37:50 GMT
Net profit for the quarter was S$1.1 million, an 84.9 per cent decline from S$7.6 million during the same period a year ago.
Wed, 25 May 2016 15:21:18 GMT
In February this year, the Singapore Exchange had announced that it had submitted a non-binding bid for the acquisition of the London-based exchange.
Wed, 25 May 2016 14:58:34 GMT
Called TR49: 2016 Cold Chain Management of Frozen Fish and Seafood, it covers the application and observance of temperature control for the cold chain management of raw and minimally processed frozen seafood.
Wed, 25 May 2016 02:19:57 GMT
Mr Goh Yeow Tin "wishes to devote more time to his other commitments", says the national postal service provider.
Wed, 25 May 2016 00:18:35 GMT
The contraction was driven by a decrease in both electronic and non-electronic exports, trade agency IE Singapore says.
Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT
The GDP forecast for 2016 is maintained at 1 per cent to 3 per cent, the Ministry of Trade and Industry announced.
Wed, 25 May 2016 15:29:46 GMT
The mobile payment service is now available to customers of five major banks in Singapore, including DBS, OCBC and Standard Chartered. That translates to about 83 per cent of credit and debit cards in the country.
Tue, 24 May 2016 22:00:00 GMT
Located in the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City in Guangdong, China, the new representative office will give Singapore's intellectual property service providers access to a "wealth of opportunities" in China, said the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore.
Tue, 24 May 2016 03:20:42 GMT
Come 2025, Singapore's e-commerce market is expected to make up 6.7 per cent of all retail sales, just behind Indonesia's 8 per cent, according to a report by Temasek and Google.
Fri, 27 May 2016 15:50:17 GMT
Sapienza University in Rome has inked a five-year agreement with Singapore's NTU to further joint research projects and student exchanges, focusing on science and technology.
Fri, 27 May 2016 14:50:37 GMT
Tan Hock Guan, 51, was caught up in a "mutual display of disorderly aggression" that disrupted public peace, said the deputy public prosecutor.
Fri, 27 May 2016 14:43:09 GMT
Of these, 17 patients have been admitted to hospital with seven since discharged and the rest in stable condition, the authorities say.
Fri, 27 May 2016 13:05:55 GMT
As the Republic's most valuable asset is its people, one of its priorities is to nurture local talents into global ones, says the Manpower Minister.
Fri, 27 May 2016 13:00:38 GMT
New applicants for the Taxi Driver's Vocational License will go through a 25-hour course from May 30 onwards, compared to the previous 60-hour course.
Fri, 27 May 2016 13:34:17 GMT
A video of Mdm Sarah Tan, who provides shelter to unwed mothers and homeless children, drew more than 15,000 shares on Channel NewsAsia’s Insider Facebook page in less than 24 hours, and many are rallying the community to help her.
Fri, 27 May 2016 13:59:17 GMT
Dangerous goods are items that include explosives or are flammable, corrosive or poisonous. They also include seemingly non-dangerous items such as cosmetics and power banks.
Fri, 27 May 2016 10:46:41 GMT
Ms Richelle Ang's suspicions were raised when a woman wanted to send an unusually large amount of money to a "friend" to secure the release of a parcel allegedly held at Malaysian Customs.
Sat, 28 May 2016 00:10:33 GMT
Construction has begun for the 50m custom-built tower, and is estimated to be completed by end-2016, global bungy operator AJ Hackett International said.
Fri, 27 May 2016 10:30:37 GMT
The canopy structures of the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station building will be dismantled and fully restored after the completion of the new Cantonment station in 2025, the Land Transport Authority, Urban Redevelopment Authority and Singapore Land Authority said in a joint statement.
Fri, 27 May 2016 09:50:37 GMT
The system, BioScreen, has helped Singapore detect travellers with a record of criminal or immigration offences and turn them away from its borders, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a briefing on Friday (May 27).
Fri, 27 May 2016 15:55:22 GMT
Former star striker V Sundramoorthy pens a year-long contract to make him the first local Lions boss in 16 years.
Fri, 27 May 2016 08:11:55 GMT
Microsoft will be the institute's first industry partner, and will contribute technology and expertise to facilitate data science research.
Fri, 27 May 2016 15:44:53 GMT
The six men – who worked in the local construction and marine industries – are charged for providing, collecting and possessing property for terrorist purposes.
Fri, 27 May 2016 07:37:46 GMT
Police reports were filed against The Independent Singapore, as well as former political detainee Teo Soh Lung and blogger Roy Ngerng for allegedly publishing online articles and postings on Cooling-Off Day and Polling Day of the Bukit Batok By-election.
Fri, 27 May 2016 04:58:54 GMT
A national framework is being developed to enable these peer specialists – people who have recovered from mental illnesses – to share their own experiences with patients.
Fri, 27 May 2016 04:12:17 GMT
The worker had gone to a sector of the track where prior approval had not been sought and where the traction power had not been switched off, SMRT says.
Fri, 27 May 2016 03:53:16 GMT
The spill, which occurred along ECP towards Changi before the Bayshore exit, measured about 2m by 10m, according to the SCDF.
Fri, 27 May 2016 06:58:52 GMT
The accident occurred in Laharum, which is about 293km from Melbourne, Victoria. Five, including the driver, were injured, and two of the passengers are in a critical condition.
Thu, 26 May 2016 16:20:39 GMT
The awards will honour the most deserving individuals and teams in sports for 2015, the organisers said in a press release on Thursday (May 27).
Thu, 26 May 2016 16:30:53 GMT
At the 11th Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong encouraged Asian leaders to work out their historical differences to deal with common issues.
Thu, 26 May 2016 16:23:40 GMT
The Agency for Integrated Care says 90 per cent of nursing homes have completed a review on how to better care for residents, in line with the Enhanced Nursing Home Standards.
Thu, 26 May 2016 16:28:59 GMT
As part of SG Secure, a new national movement to prepare Singaporeans in the event of a terror attack, the neighbourhood will go through a drill simulating several scenarios that could take place in the heartlands.
Thu, 26 May 2016 16:27:10 GMT
Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam outlines two strategies to tackle the issue of social mobility in Singapore - developing human potential and building inclusive neighbourhoods.
Fri, 27 May 2016 12:04:08 GMT
The exhibition, "Space to Imagine, Room for Everyone", runs from Saturday to Nov 27 this year and marks the Republic's fifth presentation at the exhibition since 2004.
Thu, 26 May 2016 12:30:00 GMT
The Greenprint programme in Yuhua was awarded the Building and Construction Authority's top accolade for sustainable design, while the SkyVille@Dawson project was the first HDB project to win the top award for inclusive design.
Fri, 27 May 2016 08:08:47 GMT
The event featuring top dragon boating teams from the region will feature a beach concert for the first time.
Thu, 26 May 2016 12:32:41 GMT
From Jan 1 to May 21 there have been a total of 50 reported measles cases, about three times more than the 17 cases in 2015 during the same period, MOH says.
Thu, 26 May 2016 11:02:52 GMT
Former Singapore wealth manager of troubled Swiss private bank BSI Bank, Yeo Jiawei, will remain in remand after the state prosecutor said it is challenging a court's decision on Thursday to grant him bail of S$600,000.
Thu, 26 May 2016 10:58:51 GMT
The team participated in ground assessments and home visits, and distributed 200 kitchen kits to homes in affected districts in the western provinces.