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Daily Archives: 2017-04-18

China’s economy accelerates in Q1, Singapore NODX beats expectations

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets China’s headline GDP growth accelerated at a pace of 6.9% in the first quarter this year, boosted by higher retail sales, fixed-asset investment and growth in exports. The result beat the consensus growth rate of 6.8%, and also gave the market a welcome surprise about the policymakers’ full-year growth target of 6.5%. Robust retail sales, …

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A woman’s body was found in Singapore River near Clarke Quay

A floating body in the Singapore River near Clarke Quay was found on Monday, 17 April, at 3.41am. Lianhe Wanbao reported three passersby in the Clarke Quay area, who were returning after a night out, found the body of a Chinese woman in her 50s when they were about to return to their car at the carpark. The three friends immediately …

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PA launched Silver WaVe initiative to engage senior citizens to be more active

People’s Association aims to take 1,000 senior citizens into water sports yearly, such as pedal boating under its new initiative, Silver WaVe, which was launched on Saturday (15 April). Aimed at senior citizens aged 55 and above, the programme would enable them to learn how to operate the vessels. According to PA, these boats were chosen for the initiative as they …

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Wet and warm weather to continue in second half of April

In the second fortnight of April 2017, wet and warm weather conditions over Singapore and the surrounding region are expected to persist and extend into May 2017, the Meteorological Service Singapore said on Monday, 17 April. During the inter-monsoon period, the low level winds are forecast to be predominantly light and variable in direction. Moderate to heavy short-duration thundery showers …

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How bad is Singapore’s drink driving problem?

by ValuePenguin What’s the risk of running into a drunk driver on the roads late at night in Singapore? The team at ValuePenguin went back through years of Singapore traffic accident statistics and examined data from countries around the world to get a clearer picture of the drunk driving situation in Singapore. Drink driving in Singapore is decreasing over time Our …

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