Martha Soezean

Moody: Brexit impact on Asia Pacific is limited, full extent remains to be seen

Moody’s Investors Service said The UK departure from the European Union will not have a “significant credit impact” on Singapore and other countries in the Asia Pacific region. However international financial centers in the region like Singapore and Hongkong could take a hit if the flow of money from the UK and European banks decreased. The Pound sterling hit record low …

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PM Lee Hsien Loong visits Mongolia, first visit by Singapore PM since 1970

SINGAPORE – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visits Mongolia today (July 13) for an official visit and to attend the Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) Summit. The Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement yesterday (July 12), that this will be a four-day trip and will start with the official visit – the first by a Singapore Prime Minister to Mongolia since …

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LTA studying ways to help parents with strollers on public transport

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has been studying on how to provide ways to safely secure strollers on board public buses, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Monday (July 11). Usually, parents or caregivers will have to fold the stroller and carry the child themselves during the travel, with the assistance from the bus drivers. However this policy have …

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Police to set up more cameras in hawker centres and other public areas

The Singapore Police Force has announced the completion of the installation of more than 62,000 cameras in 10,000 HDB blocks and multi-storey car parks. This installation was under the PolCam 1.0 rollout plan, which cost $142 million and started in April 2012. And now the police has expanded the program with PolCam 2.0, which will cover: public areas in town centres neighbourhood …

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HD 131399Ab – In this strange newfound alien world, there is no night.

Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have found a young Jupiter-like planet in a system with triple-star system. The newfound alien world, named HD 131399Ab, resides in the HD 131399 system, about 320 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Centaurus. HD 131399Ab located very far from its biggest star, named HD131399A. Because it is so far away, it …

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Police produces educational video on the “DHL” scam

The Singapore Police Force has published an educational video featuring Prominent actor Hossan Leong pertaining to the rising incidents of phone scam dubbed the “DHL scam” The video detailed the usual modus operandi of the scammers who will first give potential victims a call identifying herself as DHL employee who is holding to a parcel addressed to them. She will ask for personal particulars such …

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Typhoon Nepartak lashed Taiwan, made landfall in China – nearly 500,000 evacuated

Super Typhoon Nepartak attacked Taiwan with powerful winds and torrential rain as it made landfall Friday (July 8), killing two people, injuring 72 and forcing more than 15,000 to evacuate their homes while the island cancelled hundreds of flights and shut offices and schools. Then the remains of Nepartak made landfall in China’s eastern Fujian province on Saturday (July 9) …

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Security measures of banks in Singapore not in top condition, implied MAS

Security measures of banks in Singapore have to be enhanced, urged the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), following the bank robbery at Holland Village on Thursday (July 7) Read : Robbery in Holland Avenue, the first since 2008 A MAS spokesman said on Saturday that the measures could include adding more security personnel and deploying CCTV surveillance and alarm systems. However, MAS stopped short of …

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Dream Again: Children inspire grown-up women to never give up their dreams

SK-II’s commitment to its #changedestiny movement spurred the brand to take a closer look at women who had stopped pursuing their dreams, after findings from the brand’s Global Dreams Index Survey* revealed one in two women around the world have given up on them. Could this be a worrying reflection of the increasingly tough economic situation globally, including in Singapore? With …

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