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Dec 28, 2012

Delhi gang rape victim shows signs of organ failure: hospital

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The condition of the medical student whose gang rape triggered mass protests has deteriorated and there are signs her vital organs have failed, the Singapore hospital treating her said.

The 23-year-old, who was severely beaten, raped and thrown out of a moving bus in New Delhi, was flown to Singapore by the Indian government on Wednesday for specialist treatment.

Dec 28, 2012

Indian gang rape victim shows signs of organ failure – hospital

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The condition of an Indian medical student whose gang rape triggered mass protests has deteriorated and there are signs her vital organs have failed, the Singapore hospital treating her said.

The 23-year-old, who was severely beaten, raped and thrown out of a moving bus in New Delhi, was flown to Singapore by the Indian government on Wednesday for specialist treatment.

Dec 11, 2012

Something new for Singapore’s pampered pets: obituaries

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Grieving pet owners in Singapore, known for lavishing care in life on their animals, can soon share their feelings about furred family members after they pad off to the great beyond – via obituaries in the city-state’s largest newspaper.

From Sunday, The Straits Times pets section will let pet owners publish goodbye messages to their favorite non-human companions along with an accompanying photo.

Dec 3, 2012

Singapore concerned over China’s South China Sea rule

SINGAPORE, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Singapore expressed concern on
Monday over China’s plan to board and search ships sailing in
what it considers its territory in the South China Sea, as
tension grows over Beijing’s sovereignty claims in busy
Southeast Asian waters.

“Singapore is concerned about this recent turn of events,”
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in response to a recent
Chinese media report on new rules that will allow police in the
southern Chinese province of Hainan to board and seize control
of foreign ships which “illegally enter” its waters from Jan. 1.

Nov 28, 2012

Strike by China bus drivers tests Singapore’s patience

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – This week’s walkout in Singapore by dozens of mainland Chinese bus drivers over disparities in pay would have been considered small, calm and short-lived in almost any other nation.

But the strike, in breach of the law and mostly over by Wednesday, was the first significant industrial action in the tightly regulated Asian financial centre in more than 25 years.

Nov 27, 2012

Muddy Waters report faults Olam accounting, warns on risks

SINGAPORE, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Short-seller Muddy Waters
published a long-awaited report on Olam International Ltd
with detailed attacks on acquisitions and accounting
at the Singapore commodities firm it has said may fail, but Olam
dismissed the latest salvo as lacking substance.

The battle between the two firms, which began with comments
by Muddy Waters’ founder last week and which Olam has escalated
to a Singapore court, has cast a spotlight on common accounting
practices at commodities firms.

Nov 27, 2012

No eternal rest for the dead in crowded Singapore

SINGAPORE, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Eternal peace does not last
long in Singapore.

Starting early next year, workers with heavy machinery will
begin constructing an eight-lane highway across the small
country’s oldest surviving major cemetery, overriding the
objections of nature lovers and heritage buffs.

Nov 16, 2012

Singapore cuts 2012 growth outlook, sees subdued 2013

SINGAPORE, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Singapore cut its growth
forecast for this year to around 1.5 percent and warned of a
subdued 2013 on Friday as updated third-quarter data and October
export numbers showed weakness in electronics manufacturing and
financial services.

The trade-dependent economy is expected to grow 1-3 percent
next year, with risks on the horizon from the U.S. fiscal
cutback and the eurozone crisis, the Ministry of Trade and
Industry (MTI) said in a statement.

Nov 14, 2012

SingTel sees first revenue fall in 14 years on Australia weakness

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Singapore Telecommunications
Ltd forecast its first drop in annual revenue in 14
years after it posted a weaker-than-expected quarterly profit,
hit by tough competition in its key Australian market.

SingTel, Southeast Asia’s largest telecommunications firm by
market value, relies on Australian unit Optus for two-thirds of
its revenue, but competition with the likes of Telstra
has grown increasingly fierce amid slowing growth in that
country’s mobile market.

Nov 7, 2012

OUE to decide on F&N bid by mid-Nov, appoints advisers

SINGAPORE, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Overseas Union Enterprise Ltd
(OUE) said it will decide by mid-November whether or
not it will bid for Fraser and Neave Ltd (F&N), one
day before an existing takeover offer by a Thai billionaire
lapses.

The sabre-rattling by OUE, a hotel and property group
controlled by Indonesia’s Lippo Group, may spur Charoen
Sirivadhanabhakdi to sweeten his S$12.8 billion ($10.4 billion)
offer to buy out the Singapore property-to-beverage
conglomerate.