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Genetic cause of common breast tumors in women

Singapore - Singapore scientists have discovered the genetic cause of common breast tumors in women. The study was led by researchers from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Darwin’s Beagle library digitalized

Singapore - An online reconstruction of the books that Charles Darwin took on the ship Beagle, has made the library from Darwin’s famed voyage more accessible.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Singapore halts destruction of 'pro-gay' children's books

Singapore - Singapore on Friday stopped its national library from destroying two children's books with gay themes following an outcry over literary censorship in the tightly regulated city-state.
In the Media by AFP

Book on 'celestial women' sculptures in Indian temples launched

Singapore - "The Power of the Female: Devangana Sculptures on Indian Temple Architecture," a 474-page volume by Gauri Parimoo Krishnan, curator with the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore was launched recently.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

Singapore doubles riot police after guest worker fracas

Singapore - Singapore is doubling the size of its frontline anti-riot forces and stepping up surveillance after a rampage by Indian workers exposed police weaknesses following four decades of strict social order.
In the Media by AFP

Australian, Chinese navies ready to fire

Canberra - Ships of the the Royal Australian Navy and the Navy of the People's Republic of China are operating in close proximity to each other, according to the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
In the Media by Chikako Uchinami - 1 comment

Neighbors must put WWII behind them

Washington - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore has stated in an interview today that it is time for Japan's neighbors to "put World War Two behind them" in the interests of peace in Asia.
In the Media by Chikako Uchinami

Op-Ed: Video — Advanced vending catching on worldwide

Japan used to have the market cornered on unusual vending machine practices. The rest of the world is catching up though and we are going to explore the evidence for that.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Singapore match-fixers planned to rig World Cup, says new book

Singapore - Singapore authorities last year placed leaders of a global match-fixing ring operating from the city-state in indefinite detention after uncovering plans to rig the World Cup, according to a new book released Monday.
In the Media by Bhavan Jaipragas (AFP)

U.S. rebukes Thai coup-makers, urges immediate elections

Singapore - Thailand's coup leaders faced fresh international condemnation Saturday when U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel demanded immediate elections and the release of detainees held by a junta which says there will be no polls for at least a year.
In the Media by Martin Abbugao (AFP)

US accuses China of 'destabilising' acts in South China Sea

Singapore - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned China Saturday against "destabilising actions" in the South China Sea, and backed Japan's plans to take on a more muscular military role as a counterweight to Beijing.
In the Media by Martin Abbugao (AFP)

Japan plans more proactive role in Asian security

Singapore - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed Friday that his country would play a larger role in promoting peace in Asia, and called for the rule of law to be upheld in the region.
In the Media by Martin Abbugao (AFP)

Op-Ed: Africa’s investment needs: is Morocco the next financial hub?

Casablanca - As was emphasised during the recent EU-Africa summit in Brussels, investment is one of the keys to Africa’s economic development; its infrastructure needs alone are estimated to amount to some 90 billion dollars annually.
In the Media by Paul Goldschmidt

Singapore-based companies sell at record pace to investors

Singapore-based companies are seeing a huge surge in purchases of public businesses as take-private transactions have hit a record $7.94 billion in the four months to April 2014.
In the Media by James Walker - 1 comment

China plans 13,000 km railway linking Beijing and United States

Beijing - China says it’s already in talks to build a high-speed railway that would connect the Chinese capital Beijing with continental United States.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 5 comments

Singapore says economy slowed sharply in January-March

Singapore - Singapore's economic growth slowed sharply in the first three months of the year, data showed Monday, but the central bank stood pat on monetary policy saying it would be lifted by a pick-up in global growth.
In the Media by AFP

Singapore pulls 'cringe-worthy' tourism video from YouTube

Singapore - Singapore's tourism board has been forced to remove a YouTube video designed to promote the city-state to the Philippine market, after it was derided as "so bad it will go viral".
In the Media by AFP

World Bank maintains East Asia growth at 7.1 percent

Singapore - The World Bank said Monday developing countries in East Asia will grow 7.1 percent in 2014 as they benefit from a stabilising global economy and withstand the impact of US stimulus cuts.
In the Media by AFP

Tourists from Asia-Pacific to become world's top spenders

Singapore - The Asia-Pacific will overtake Europe as the region whose tourists spend the most money overseas within 10 years, a report said Wednesday, driven by an explosion in the number of Chinese travellers.
In the Media by AFP

OCBC offers US$4.95 bn for Hong Kong's Wing Hang bank

Singapore - Singapore's Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. (OCBC) said Tuesday it has offered to buy Hong Kong's Wing Hang bank for $4.95 billion as it seeks to boost its presence in the giant Chinese market.
In the Media by AFP
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