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Daily Archives: 2016-03-11

Draghi hesitated on further rate cut; Market experienced double-edged kill

By Margaret Yang Early last night, ECB released a bigger than expected package of stimulus: 10 bps of deposit rate cut, expanding the amount of monthly securities purchasing to 80 bn from 60 bn Euro, and adding investment grade non-bank corporate bonds into their shopping cart. Equity markets responded positively right after the decision, with the DAX rallying more than 2% …

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AGC/MINDEF appeals for the right of government to use harassment act

Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) through the Attorney's General Chambers (AGC) has appealed against the High Court's ruling that the government is not entitled to make an application under Section 15 of the Protection from Harassment Act (POHA) and it is not "just and equitable" for MINDEF to use Section 15 on a statement made by a local inventor against MINDEF. The …

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The ONLY chart you need to make a decision on the new 4G plans

With the entry of the new kids on the block, consumers have a lot to gain. In a matter of hours since the potential fourth telco, MyRepublic, first released it's plans to gift customers Unlimited Data for a mere $60 and 2GB for $6, Singtel responded with a slash in prices of it's own through the DataX2. The other two telcos - …

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Ridiculous policy wording from ACE insurance, writes consumer

By Andrew Chia Shame on you Ace Travel Insurance! I am never buying your travel insurance ever again. It is the most ridiculous policy wording that punishes buyers who fall sick on the last day of their trip, and taxes the already overwhelmed healthcare system in Singapore. You completely disregard the fact that most sickness have an incubation period before …

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#asinglelove movement and Fair for All Families by AWARE to support single parents

On 10 March, AWARE launched #asinglelove, a new movement to support and empower single parents, including unmarried, divorced and widowed parents, and their families. AWARE is Singapore’s leading gender equality advocacy group, dedicated to removing gender­based barriers and works to identify and eliminate these barriers through research and advocacy, education and training and support services. The campaign kicked off with …

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NTU students campaign to raise awareness on obsessive compulsive disorder

OverComeD is the first-ever OCD awareness campaign in Singapore launched by a group of final-year Communication Studies students from Nanyang Technological University. The campaign aims to let youths aged 18-25 know more about OCD. Since the organisers embarked on this project, they were also honoured to have met people with OCD who have encouraged the sharing of their experiences with each and …

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For curious readers of TOC on its advertising revenue and other matters

Over the past week, media has reported on how much the defunct social media website, The Real Singapore (TRS) had earned over the course of one and a half year before it was forced to close down, clocking nearly close to half a million Australian dollars in advertising revenue. In light of the public scrutiny due to the mention by Law …

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