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Singapore to take action against errant cyclists
SINGAPORE — The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will set up a dedicated enforcement team to take action against reckless cyclists and users of personal mobility devices, after the Government accepted in full the recommendations made by a panel last …
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New annual event launched to get students interested in sustainable city planning
SINGAPORE – Students at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Centre on Tuesday (April 26) took part in activities like art jamming and a forum with a URA planner, on the first day of a new annual event aimed at spurring their interest in sustainable …
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Asian Stocks Fall After BOJ Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged

Asian Stocks Fall After BOJ Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged
Singapore's Straits Times Index retreated 0.4 percent. New Zealand's …. The employment gauge of the manufacturing PMI slipped, indicating factories are cutting number of workers, while sub-indexes of new exports and imports dropped. “China still …
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The real worry behind falling consumer prices
And when that fails to work, they may even resort to layoffs and closing down their factories to stay in business. This will, in turn, increase the economic uncertainties … I suppose that for my niece and her husband, it is better to stay in vibrant …
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Addressing rising costs of living

Addressing rising costs of living
“Our suppliers' factories are also inspected by independent auditors to guarantee manufacturing conditions while the products are reviewed from time to time.” While nearly 90% of the Giant house brand products are produced in Malaysia, … “In this …
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China laying off millions: Why it will be a huge test of political tenacity
It is now the disquiet of the steel and coal factories, which employ as many as 12 million workers. China is the world's largest producer and consumer of steel, the demand and price of which has hit a 10-year low. … While the latter has been …
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BHS, Boots … our misbehaving corporations need their wings clipped
Philip Green will be alright, but his workers may not. But this is how it currently works in this age of shareholder power that needs to be consigned to history. A man with an umbrella outside a branch of BHS. 'Not only are most BHS workers likely to …
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Today's Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ

Today's Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ
U.S. shippers are trying to make this year's low trucking prices last. Retailers and manufacturers have been rushing in big numbers to lock in low freight rates in the first quarter, WSJ Logistics Report's Robbie Whelan writes, as overcapacity has …
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China Quest for Clean Tech
Singapore has been particularly successful in water. Its founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, saw back in the 1950s the impact and dependence that Singapore had on water imported from Malaya across the Straits of Johor. Even before independence, he was …
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Prices, rentals, occupancy rates for industrial space decline further in Q1 2016
A supply glut is likely to exert more downward pressure on occupancy rates, says JTC. Posted 28 Apr 2016 14:56. PHOTOS. File photo of a man looking at a cluster of factories at an industrial park in Singapore. (Photo: Reuters). Enlarge; Caption. Email …
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Property investment sales plunge 74% in Q1: DTZ

Property investment sales plunge 74% in Q1: DTZ
Real estate investment sales in Singapore, which corresponds to the sale of land, buildings and multiple units valued above $ 5 million, plunged by around 74 percent to $ 1.75 billion in Q1 2016, from $ 6.7 billion in Q4 last year, according to a DTZ …
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Maker Maxity becomes home to sovereign and pension funds
Late last year, CPPIB took 11,860 sq ft space in the complex for Rs 315, according to Propstack, a commercial real estate data analytics firm. Singapore's GIC also has a 5,000 sq ft office in the complex. While Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the sovereign …
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Versace bucks Hong Kong's retail slump to open its Asia flagship store in Central
Shanghai Commercial Bank said on Monday that the Milan-based fashion house has agreed to take up 12,600 square feet on the ground and first floor levels at its newly redeveloped building at 12 Queen's Road Central. The move comes seven months after US …
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