Daily Archives: 2016-11-17

Singapore market faces rising interest rates

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Banks rally whereas real estate under pressure In Singapore, the local short-term interest rates are on the upswing, with 3-month SIBOR rising to 0.91% for the first time in four months. The year-high was 1.25% at the beginning of the year, meaning there is still a lot of room to rise. The rising interest rate …

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Provisional Council appointed to helm FAS on an interm basis

The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) has appointed a Provisional Council to helm the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) to lead the Association on an interim basis until 31 Mar 2017 or until the Association’s elections are called. FAS Vice-President Mr Lim Kia Tong will assume the lead role in the Provisional Council as the interim President. While, …

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Clare Rewcastle-Brown: Investigative journalist extraordinaire

By Tan Wah Piow The lady in red is Fortune magazine’s 49th most powerful woman in the world. She is Clare Rewcastle-Brown, investigative journalist extraordinaire. Without her tenacious efforts in tracing the source of wealth of Malaysia’s Officer No. 1 and his cohorts, the world would not know about the multi-billion dollar theft of the Malaysia Development Fund. Through her …

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FIDH: Halt imminent execution of Nigerian national Chijioke Obioha

Paris, 16 November 2016 – Singaporean President Tony Tan must grant clemency to Nigerian national Chijioke Obioha, FIDH said today. Chijioke Obioha is scheduled to be executed by hanging on 18 November 2016. “President Tan must urgently put a halt to Chijioke Obioha’s execution and grant him clemency. It is unacceptable that Singapore still uses the death penalty, an antiquated and …

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Amnesty International: Singapore must immediately halt the execution of Chijioke

Singapore must immediately halt the execution of Chijioke Stephen Obioha, a Nigerian national on death row for possession of drugs, Amnesty International said today. On Wednesday, Chijioke Stephen Obioha’s family was informed that his appeal for clemency has been rejected. He is set to be executed on Friday 18 November 2016. Chijioke Stephen Obioha was found in possession of more …

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