Neyla Zannia

GIC buy 7.7% stake in Vietnam’s biggest bank, estimated value of S$543 million

Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC buys 7.7% stake in Vietcombank, which full name is Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam, Vietnam’s biggest bank As Vietnam looks to liberalise its bloated state sector and streamline regulations, it made the deal to increase openness to external investments. The Memorandum of agreement (MoU) to buy 305.8 million new shares of Vietcombank, the …

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Maximillian Tan Chern on his way to Rio Paralympics 2016

Maximillian Tan Chern is a 29-year-old para-equestrian who will be competing with his horse, Dreamy, in the Rio Paralympics 2016. Max suffered a congenital cerebral palsy grade Ib, therefore, he began riding as a form of therapy since he was 7-year-old RDA (The Riding for the Disabled Association) to help with his muscle tone and balance, and found that being able to …

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274 cases of dengue diagnosed between 21 to 27 August

National Environment Agency (NEA) stated that the number of dengue cases diagnosed from 21 to 27 August has increased from the previous week as it reached 274 cases from 222 cases last week. Since the start of the year, NEA has reported 11,053 dengue cases in Singapore. The Ministry of Health (MOH) warned that the number of cases this year …

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North-South Line experienced track fault causing slower train service for 3 hours

This morning (30 August) at around 6.08 am, SMRT tweeted that its North-South Line (NSL) had no train service from the YewTee to Bukit Gombak MRT stations due to a track fault. [NSL]: No train service from #YewTee to #BukitGombak due to track fault until 6:15AM.Free bus service is available. — SMRT Corporation (@SMRT_Singapore) August 29, 2016 Around 20 minutes later, it said …

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4 more suspected cases of Zika infection sent to CDC for tests

Three women, aged 24, 26, and 32, and a 44-year-old man were suspected to be infected by the Zika virus. The suspects had been sent to Communicable Disease Centre (CDC) at Tan Tock Seng Hospital by TJ Medical and Surgery clinic at Blk 48 on Monday (29 August). TJ Medical and Surgery clinic at Blk 48 is located just across …

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Indonesia imposes administrative sanction upon 30 companies accused of contributing to forest fires

Minister of Environment and Forestry of Indonesia Siti Nurbaya claims that the Indonesian Government has imposed administrative sanctions upon 30 companies that are alleged to have caused outbreaks of fire in Indonesia. “If the companies were proven guilty, the Government then suspended the licenses. The suspension could be temporary or permanent,” writing on her Twitter account on Monday (29 August). …

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