Daily Archives: 2017-01-19

Commuters can now tap for fares with fitness bands from Garmin

EZ-Link Pte Ltd, Singapore's largest issuer of CEPAS compliant cards, today announced the launch of EZ-Link Wearables, a new product line featuring smart, stylish wearables offering ez-link payment functions and a new array of lifestyle options. Focusing on fitness for a start, EZ-Link unveiled the Batman v Superman Fitness Tracker X EZ-Link in collaboration with Watchdata Technologies and the Garmin …

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Square Yards Singapore Pte Ltd fined for failing to provide advisory about risks involved in purchasing foreign properties

The Council for Estate Agencies’ (CEA) Disciplinary Committee has sentenced Square Yards Singapore Pte Ltd (SYS) to a fine of S$7,500 for one charge of failing to provide a written advisory to an investor about the risks involved in purchasing foreign properties. The Committee also imposed a condition to SYS’ license that it is not to market or transact in …

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Singapore and China to tighten bilateral relationship

Vice Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Liu Zhenmin visited Singapore to co-chair the 10th Bilateral Consultations between the Singapore and Chinese Foreign Ministries with Permanent Secretary (PS) for Foreign Affairs Chee Wee Kiong on 17 January 2017. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) stated that the Consultations, started in 1996, are a useful platform for the two …

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Greenpeace: Indonesia forest destruction is being funded by HSBC

HSBC, one of the biggest banks in the world, is funding destructive palm oil companies, according to a Greenpeace blog post on 17 January. Annisa Rahmawati, Senior Forest Campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia, on 17 January posted the secretly filmed footage above which shows bulldozers from the Salim palm oil group destroying Indonesia’s rain forests. The Bornean Orangutan seen in …

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