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Steady increase: Social development essential for economic growth: Akhtar - The Express Tribune

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tribune.com.pk - Social and environmental development is a pre-requisite for sustained growth. The UN Executive Secretary General United Nations Dr Shamshad Akhtar said that 2016 is a year for reflection on how the...

Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme(PFIP) : PFIP awards inaugural Reuben James Summerlin Scholarships

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pfip.org - Suva, Fiji - The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) has today awarded three inaugural Reuben James Summerlin Scholarships. The scholarship was established in honour of PFIP’s former Progr...

Former Sinomem Technology CFO pays civil penalty for insider trading

straitstimes.com - SINGAPORE - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has taken civil penalty action against Mr Pu Weidong and Triumpus Assets Management for insider trading in the shares of Chinese water treatmen...

A cruel month of reckoning for the market

straitstimes.com - Singapore stocks lost steam last month, leaving the market value nearly flat after a stellar performance in March. The total market capitalisation of the 763 companies listed on the Singapore Excha...

Drought-hit Zimbabwe sells off wild animals

todayonline.com - HARARE - Zimbabwe put its wild animals up for sale on Tuesday, saying it needed buyers to step in and save the beasts from a devastating drought. Members of the public "with the capacity to acquire...

US stocks rise, ending two-day skid

channelnewsasia.com - NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks ended a two-day losing streak on Monday (May 2), rising ahead of the April jobs report and other key data releases later this week. Analysts said sentiment remains stro...

DBS Q1 net profit slips 5%

businesstimes.com.sg - DBS Group reported on Tuesday that its net profit for the first quarter of 2016 was S$1.20 billion, down 5 per cent from a year ago. Excluding the one-time items of about S$136 million related to t...

Czechs to hike healthcare salaries to stop doctors from leaving west

channelnewsasia.com - PRAGUE: Czech doctors and nurses will get a 10 percent pay rise from January next year to help stop them from leaving abroad or to other professions, a trend that has created shortages in the healt...

Einhorn's Greenlight Capital invests in Yelp, natgas

channelnewsasia.com - BOSTON: Hedge fund manager David Einhorn on Monday told investors he had made new investments in natural gas and in business review site Yelp Inc but has exited positions in Greek banks and financi...

Singapore's manufacturing activity improves in April

channelnewsasia.com - SINGAPORE: Local manufacturing activity remained in contraction in April for the 10th straight month, although the performance was better compared with March.  The latest Purchasing Managers' Index...

IHC opens joint venture medical centre in Wuxi to cater to high-end market

businesstimes.com.sg - INTERNATIONAL Healthway Corporation (IHC) has opened an International Medical Centre in Wuxi New District, China which aims to capture the high-end market. The centre will be a "key driver towards ...

Wall St. higher as financial, consumer stocks rise

channelnewsasia.com - REUTERS: Wall Street was higher on the first trading day in May on Monday, helped by a rise in financial and consumer discretionary stocks. Recovering oil prices and an accommodative Federal Reserv...

Grab Indonesia launches beta version of food delivery 

dealstreetasia.com - Singapore-based Grab has launched a beta version of GrabFood, a food delivery service, in Indonesia  to rival local ride-hailing app Go-Jek’s Go-Food. In an official announcement, Grab Indonesia sa...

Train disruption on Downtown Line due to braking system failure

todayonline.com - SINGAPORE — Four months after it started operations, the Downtown Line 2 saw its first serious disruption on Tuesday morning (May 3). Train services between Bukit Panjang and Sixth Avenue Stations ...

Hedge fund leader Dalio calls Bridgewater culture 'opposite of a cult'

channelnewsasia.com - LOS ANGELES: Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of Bridgewater Associates, has defended his firm's unconventional management style: based on employees openly challenging each other and giving thems...

Fidelity raises estimated value of Airbnb, Cloudera and Nutanix

channelnewsasia.com - REUTERS: Valuations of apartment-sharing startup Airbnb Inc and other promising pre-IPO companies rose in March, according to the latest monthly estimates released by Fidelity Investments. Through ...

US manufacturing shows signs of stability as export orders rise

channelnewsasia.com - WASHINGTON: U.S. factory activity expanded at a more moderate pace in April due in part to a slowdown in new orders, but a rise in export orders to a near 1-1/2-year high and signs an inventory ove...

Volvo Car Group announces April retail sales: global sales growth of 11.3 per cent - Automotive World

automotiveworld.com - Volvo Cars continued to grow sales globally in April and posted an 11.3 per cent increase in retail sales for the month, selling 42,434 cars. Sales of the new Volvo XC90 were the main growth driver...

13 jobs in Singapore that have taken a hit in earnings in 2016

business.asiaone.com - This article was originally on GET.com at: 13 Jobs In Singapore Whose Earnings Have Taken A Hit Recently, in Singapore there have been various job sectors that have taken a hit in earnings. Nobody ...

Stocks to watch: DBS, S i2i, Frasers Centrepoint, IHC

businesstimes.com.sg - THE following companies issued material announcements before the start of trading on Tuesday. DBS Group reported a net profit for the first quarter of 2016 of S$1.20 billion, down 5 per cent from a...

BreadTalk to open in Myanmar next year

straitstimes.com - Myanmar's growing group of middle-class consumers can now look forward to Singapore bakery giant BreadTalk's pastries and baked goods as the home-grown bakery brand will soon be available in Myanma...

Chartered surveyors see more gloom ahead for Singapore commercial property market

straitstimes.com - SINGAPORE - Tenant demand for commercial space fell at its fastest pace since the global financial crisis in 2009, as Singapore's economic growth continues to slow, said the Royal Institution of Ch...

ANZ Bank profit slumps, repositions for future

bangkokpost.com - SYDNEY - ANZ Bank Tuesday posted an interim net profit slump of 22 percent on the back of impairment and restructuring charges that the lender said would reposition it for the future. ANZ Bank post...

Newly-appointed Carat Malaysia CEO heads to IPG

marketing-interactive.com - Carat Malaysia’s recently named CEO, Darren Yuen is heading over to lead IPG Mediabrands’ BPN outfit as managing director. He will be responsible for the overall operations and profitability of BPN...

Everything you need to know about Puerto Rico's debt problem, which got worse Monday

cbc.ca - Puerto Rico's debt crisis has reached a new level, with the island's governor saying Puerto Rico will not pay most of its $470 million US in debt payments due by Monday. Island officials spent the ...

When less help is better for start-ups

channelnewsasia.com - SINGAPORE: Start-ups in Singapore can tap the Government’s many schemes and grants to scale up their business, but according to one entrepreneur, less help is better. “Give start-ups as little help...

Futures lower after weak Chinese economic data

channelnewsasia.com - REUTERS: U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower on Tuesday after weak Chinese economic data raised concerns about the health of the global economy. * Activity at China's factories shrank for t...

Simon Welsh take CCO role at J. Walter Thompson Hong Kong

marketing-interactive.com - J. Walter Thompson Hong Kong has named Simon Welsh as chief creative officer for the agency. Welsh has served for two years as the executive creative director for J. Walter Thompson’s HSBC Hub in H...

Disclosure lapses did not affect SingPost's investment decisions, say special auditors

straitstimes.com - SINGAPORE - A long-awaited report on two disclosure lapses at Singapore Post has found that the lapses had no impact on the board's decision to acquire two companies. But it took director Keith Tay...

Darco bags S$13.1m worth of contracts for environmentally-friendly PWCS projects

businesstimes.com.sg - MAINBOARD-LISTED Darco Water Technologies on Tuesday announced that it has recently secured S$13.1 million worth of contracts to supply and maintain pneumatic waste conveyance systems (PWCS) for ce...

Emerging Markets are Data-Heavy, Yet Wait for the U.S. Jobs Report

economywatch.com - EM ended the week on a firm note, which should carry over into this week.  The biggest near-term risk to EM is the US jobs data on Friday, as the weekly claims data points to another strong gain.  ...

Consumers Feeling Less Confident About The Future

seekingalpha.com - Last week, several consumer sentiment readings were released that show further weakness in confidence. As we move into May, the consumer is down-begging the question of whether the consumer is on t...

Iconic gates to greet visitors to Bukit Brown cemetery again

news.asiaone.com - Visitors to the Bukit Brown Cemetery will soon be greeted once more by its iconic cast-iron gates. Removed from their Lorong Halwa posts last year to make way for a major road, the structure now li...

Canadian Pacific’s Railcars See a Smaller Fall than CNI’s Railcars

finance.yahoo.com - Canadian Pacific (CP) is Canada’s second-largest freight railroad. The company mainly competes with the Montreal-headquartered Canadian National (CNI). CP registered a fall of 11% in total railcar ...

What do Saudi Arabia and Ikea have in common? They both want to go solar

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eco-business.com - Just as Ikea has started stocking solar panels in its UK stores, Saudi Arabia has announced a modest 9.5 gigawatt renewable energy target, part of its 2030 Vision initiative to move its economy awa...

Establishing the Future Cities Program in the Asia and Pacific Region: Technical Assistance Report

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Pacific Brands Head of Design | BONDS | Burwood Temporay in Sydney NSW - Catch a Job Australia hiring jobs

catchajob.com.au - Position: Head of Design | BONDS | Burwood Location: Sydney NSW Manage and lead design team in creative direction. We have an exciting, career changing opportunity for a seasoneddesigner to join ou...

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