July job creation better than expected in US

WASHINGTON – US companies worked with more workers than anticipated in July and raised their earnings, signs of labour market tightness that will likely clear the way for the Federal Reserve to announce next month a strategy to begin shrinking its enormous bond portfolio. The Labour Department yesterday stated non-farm payrolls increased by 209,000 last…… Continue reading July job creation better than expected in US

SPH investing $8.5m in Han Language Centre

Joint venture will establish Chinese-language education programmes and occasions Media and home company Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has participated in a joint endeavor that involves investing as much as $8.5 million in Han Language Centre. SPH is signing up with forces with Mr Ann Jong Juan, the creator and principal of the Han Language Centre,…… Continue reading SPH investing $8.5m in Han Language Centre

Gong Cha comeback to be led by Mr Bean co-founder

Bubble tea chain selects F&B veteran to helm its go back to S’pore with make over and menu Bubble tea brand Gong Cha will be going back to Singapore under the leadership of Mr Kang Puay Seng, a co-founder and previously managing director of Mr Bean food and drink chain. Royal Tea Taiwan said in…… Continue reading Gong Cha comeback to be led by Mr Bean co-founder

Forest City developer inks deals to boost township growth

The Chinese developer behind mega Johor task Forest City is wanting to grow the town in the wake of a more difficult outlook for home sales there. Country Garden PacificView, a joint venture company between Country Garden Holdings and Esplanade Danga 88, has actually signed memoranda of understanding with 21 companies in the areas of…… Continue reading Forest City developer inks deals to boost township growth

DBS net profit for Q2 rises 8% to $1.14b

DBS Group is delighting in strong growth momentum in its crucial services, but property quality pressures will continue in its oil and gas loan book, President Piyush Gupta said yesterday. The oil and gas sector, particularly companies doing assistance services, has actually seen higher non-performing loans in recent quarters as weak oil rates have actually…… Continue reading DBS net profit for Q2 rises 8% to $1.14b

Recommended by Construction firm fined $130,000 for repeated safety lapses at Hillview condo worksite

SINGAPORE – Construction firm Kingsford Construction Pte Ltd has been fined $130,000 under the Workplace Safety and Health Act for numerous safety lapses at a worksite, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Thursday (Aug 3). The company, which was convicted last Thursday, had actually been engaged to perform building works of Hillview Peak, a…… Continue reading Recommended by Construction firm fined $130,000 for repeated safety lapses at Hillview condo worksite

Three sent to hospital after multi-vehicle accident along MacPherson Road

SINGAPORE – Three people were injured after a multi-vehicle mishap happened along MacPherson Road on Friday (Aug 4) night. The mishap, which took place to Bendemeer Road before Aljunied Road, included a van, a vehicle, and a ComfortDelGro taxi. Police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force said they looked out to the mishap at 6.40…… Continue reading Three sent to hospital after multi-vehicle accident along MacPherson Road

Exhibition honouring the late Zaha Hadid opens at the ArtScience Museum

SINGAPORE – An exhibition showcasing the cutting-edge architecture and design of the late Zaha Hadid opens on Sunday (Aug 6) at the ArtScience Museum. The Zaha Hadid Architects: Reimagining Architecture Exhibition will showcase a curation of the late architecture doyenne’s transformational tasks around the world. The exhibit is a collaboration between Malaysian property designer UEM…… Continue reading Exhibition honouring the late Zaha Hadid opens at the ArtScience Museum

Singaporean man charged with Western Union armed robbery

SINGAPORE – A 58-year-old Singaporean male was charged in court on Saturday (Aug 5) with the heist that took place at the Ubi Avenue 1 Western Union branch on Tuesday (Aug 1). Hashim Hamzah, presumably armed himself with a knife before robbing the remittance outlet at around 10.40 am that day. He apparently robbed $4,000.…… Continue reading Singaporean man charged with Western Union armed robbery

Weekend crowds turn up for coffee, talks and more at Singapore Coffee Festival

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Coffee Festival struck its stride on Saturday (Aug 5) early morning saw the weekend crowd streaming into getting their coffee repair. The 2nd edition of the four-day occasion, which is arranged by The Straits Times and provided by DBS Bank, entered its 2nd public day at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre…… Continue reading Weekend crowds turn up for coffee, talks and more at Singapore Coffee Festival