Daily Archives: 2016-12-28

$324.2 billion owed to CPF members?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Leong Sze Hian Straits Times in its article, “Why does Singapore have an external debt of US$1.766 trillion?” (Straits Times, Dec 28) explains Singapore’s US$1.766 trillion external debt by stating that “A Government article on the subject explains that Singapore does not borrow to Read More

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Why the Medishield can not be used together with Co-Payment on Ward Scheme
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A complaint was lodged by Mr Chew Chuan Seng via a letter on Lianhe Zaobao (6 December), asking why the Medishield cannot be used to pay hospitalization bill. Mr Chew wrote in his letter that he was informed he was inquired from the Central Provident Read More

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SBF: Business climate worsened over the last 12 months with further decline expected
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Two-thirds of businesses in Singapore say that the business climate has worsened over the last 12 months, with nearly half expecting a further decline in 2017, said Singapore Business Federation (SBF). However, SBF said that more can be done to mobilise companies for economic transformation Read More

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SBS Transit: 18 bus services to be diverted this weekend
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

SBS Transit has announced that the routes of 18 bus services will be diverted due to road closures this weekend. It said that from 6.00pm on Saturday (31 December 2016) to 1.00am on Sunday (1 January 2017), three bus services – 99, 240 Read More

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Certis Cisco confirms recruitment outreach to Taiwan, plans to hire 120 university graduates
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Certis CISCO Security Pte Ltd confirms with local media that it hopes to hire 120 university graduates as its auxiliary officers from Taiwan, aged 20 to 40, on two-year contracts. Yesterday, The Online Citizen reported that the company is seeking to employ potential Read More

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What would we have done if the Berlin attack took place here in Singapore?
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

By Teo Soh Lung Watching Chancellor Angela Merkel handle the horrific tragedy in Berlin on BBC, I am full of admiration for her. She was calm despite the enormous responsibility and the increased blame that would be cast upon her for welcoming refugees. Read More

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Singapore poor’s woes not alleviated by low level of social transfers from government
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Chris Kuan The article “550,000 workers worse off than 8 years ago?” by Leong Sze Hian ought not be a surprise. Any high income economy would have experienced this, especially those highly dependent on trade and manufacturing. A very good example is Read More

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Bright US data sends equities to near record highs
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Post-Christmas US economic data showed that consumer confidence and home prices are on the upward track, boosting market sentiment in the last few trading days of 2016. US equities closed higher on Tuesday, led by a strong performance Read More

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