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Daily Archives: 2016-11-16

There’s no excuse for not having savings in Singapore

By SingSaver.com.sg These common excuses for not having savings are completely invalid, no matter how little you make. First published on 25 April 2016. Last updated on 9 November 2016. It’s easy to come up with a dozen reasons on why one can’t save money. Like dieting or quitting smoking, saving money is a habit that needs to be built. But …

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Singapore to increase cooperation with Indonesia in five areas

Semarang, Indonesia –  At a joint press statement in Semarang, Central Java, on Monday (14 Nov), Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long made a commitment with President Joko Widodo that Singapore and Indonesia will increase cooperation in five areas, including investment in industrial estate. In the bilateral meeting in Wisma Perdamaian (House of Peace) in Semarang City, Pm Lee said, "It …

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir encourages all Malaysians to join Bersih 5 rally on 19 November

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad,  encouraged Malaysians to participate in the upcoming Bersih 5 rally against PM Najib Razak which will be held on Saturday (19 November) Wearing a Bersih 5 rally T-shirt, Dr Mahathir said, "Ladies and gentlemen, Malaysia is in a critical condition. Abdul Razak’s administration has caused the country to incur billions of ringgit …

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NKF terminated CEO Edmund Kwok due to “personal indiscretion”?

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced in a press release the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Edmund Kwok has been terminated with immediate effect and a three-member executive committee (exco) is appointed by the board to assume all duties and responsibilities of the CEO until mid-December. After that time, the former CEO, Mrs Eunice Tay, will return to take over responsibilities …

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Crude oil leads commodities rebound

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Commodities rebound despite of strong dollar Crude oil prices rebounded over 5% last night, largely on renewed hopes for OPEC production cut in a meeting later this month. The recent drop in crude oil prices led OPEC members to re-assess the necessary and urgency to freeze production in order to reduce a supply glut. This …

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New child care, kindergarten and school staff required to obtain medical clearances before work commencement

Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing has stated that new child care, kindergarten and school staff members are required to obtain medical clearances before they commence work under the Child Care Centres Act and Education Act. This was his response to questions filed by Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong who asked the Minister …

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The difference between good leaders and great leaders

By Ismail Kassim Lately, I have been thinking about the nature of political leadership. What is the difference, I ask myself, between good leaders and great leaders and between the former and those regarded as average, ‘’Ok, can-do or so-so’’ leaders? I think we can all agree that good leaders are good managers. They are relatively hard-working, efficient, and to …

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MSF: Pathological gamblers gamble on average, $313 a month in 2014

The average monthly betting amount among probable pathological gamblers was $313 in 2014, stated the Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing. This is in response to the questions filed by Mr Chen Show Mao, MP for Aljunied GRC, who asked the Minister for Social and Family Development for each year from 2006 to 2015 what has been the average …

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