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7th Pacific Humanitarian Team regional meeting address by Mr Jules (...) - La France à Fidji

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ambafrance-fj.org - 7the Pacific Humanitarian Team – Regional Meeting 28 – 30 October 2014. Holiday Inn, Suva. FIJI Hello everyone and thank you to UN OCHA for giving me the opportunity to present in this 7th Pacific ...

Pacific Islands Working Group (PIWG) | AFI Global

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afi-global.org - The Pacific Islands Financial Inclusion Working Group (PIWG) was formed in 2009 at the request of the central banks of Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste. The N...

Singapore must continually refresh its visitor experience, attractions: PM Lee - Channel NewsAsia

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channelnewsasia.com - SINGAPORE: To grow the country's tourism industry, Singapore must invest in capabilities, refresh its visitor experience and deepen local engagement, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who was sp...

Fragrance Group's Q3 net profit rises 6.7%, Companies & Markets - THE BUSINESS TIMES

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businesstimes.com.sg - MAINBOARD-LISTED Fragrance Group posted a 6.7 per cent increase in third-quarter net profit to S$24.3 million, from the S$22.8 million earned during the same period last year. This was mainly due t...

SPH announces changes to Marketing Division, AsiaOne Business News

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news.asiaone.com - SINGAPORE - From Jan 1, 2015, Ms Elsie Chua will take over Mr Leslie Fong's position as Head of the Marketing division. Mr Tan Ooi Boon will be the Deputy Head of Marketing division and oversee bot...

Insurance industry sleeps through climate alarm calls | News | Eco-Business

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eco-business.com - Insurance is all about assessing risk, so you might expect companies in the sector to be intimately involved with one of the most potent risks facing the world – the possibility of catastrophic cli...

More Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme (PPHS) flats to be added: Khaw Boon Wan

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todayonline.com - SINGAPORE — The Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme (PPHS) — introduced last year to provide young couples with affordable temporary housing while waiting for their BTO flat — will be further enh...

Higher revenue, takeover of Singapore Land help lift UIC's Q3 net profit to S$59.7m, Companies & Markets - THE BUSINESS TIMES

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businesstimes.com.sg - UNITED Industrial Corporation (UIC) has posted a 37 per cent year-on-year increase in third-quarter net profit to S$59.69 million, on the back of a 17 per cent rise in revenue to S$178.38 million. ...

New foundation to encourage businesses to share resources for humanitarian aid

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straitstimes.com - SINGAPORE - Companies can now play a bigger role in humanitarian aid in the region, through a new platform to help communities in sustainable development and disaster response. Local firm HSL Const...

CASE to probe Sim Lim mobile shop after coin incident, AsiaOne Singapore News

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news.asiaone.com - SINGAPORE - The Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) is investigating Sim Lim Square mobile phone shop Mobile Air for possible violations of the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act. The sho...

SMRT reports 75.5% spike in Q2 profits - Channel NewsAsia

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channelnewsasia.com - SINGAPORE: Transport operator SMRT on Friday (Oct 31) said its profit after tax and minority interests for the second quarter of the current financial year rose 75.5 per cent year-on-year to S$25.3...

South Pacific Tourism Council meets in Nuku’alofa

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matangitonga.to - Opening the annual gathering attended by 15 member countries, Lord Tu’ivakano said for most Pacific islands the tourism sector is a major contributor to our GDP as the only economic sector in the P...

Lake Life EC priced below indication despite strong interest - Channel NewsAsia

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channelnewsasia.com - SINGAPORE: Lake Life, the first executive condominium (EC) offering in Jurong in 17 years, has been priced at an average of S$857 per square foot (psf) for the 546-unit project, well below the indi...

Services sector upbeat about business prospects in Oct-March

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todayonline.com - SINGAPORE — The Republic’s services sector expects business conditions to turn more favourable in the six months leading up to March next year, in light of the upcoming year-end holiday and festive...

Japanese Bonds Advance After BOJ Unexpectedly Expands Stimulus - Businessweek

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businessweek.com - Japan’s government bonds rose, pushing 10- and 20-year yields to 18-month lows, after the central bank unexpectedly raised its target for monetary-base expansion and extended the maturity of its de...

Sembcorp opens new power and steam generation plant - Channel NewsAsia

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channelnewsasia.com - SINGAPORE: Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) opened its second cogeneration plant, Sembcorp Cogen @ Banyan - a S$635-million facility with the gross capacity to generate 400 megawatts of power and 200...

Looking to "Doing Business" in Latam, try the Pacific Alliance, forget Mercosur — MercoPress

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en.mercopress.com - The Pacific Alliance members make up the short list of the World Bank's doing business rating  However the four members of the Pacific Alliance, Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Chile make the short list...

Pacific Alliance and Mercosur begin round of ministerial informative meetings — MercoPress

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en.mercopress.com - Mercosur describes the Pacific Alliance as “a regional integration initiative started in April 2011”, while Mercosur was launched in Paraguay in 1991.  The meeting follows an initiative from the Al...

More help for couples who need temporary housing - Channel NewsAsia

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channelnewsasia.com - SINGAPORE: Young couples will get more help in setting up their first home, with several enhancements to the Parenthood Provisional Housing Scheme (PPHS), the Housing and Development Board (HDB) an...

Osim unveils ambitious expansion plans for TWG Tea, Companies & Markets - THE BUSINESS TIMES

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businesstimes.com.sg - OSIM International, which sells massage products, nutritional supplements and luxury tea, has unveiled aggressive expansion plans for TWG Tea in its drive to make 2015 better than 2014. In response...

Court issues dismissals and continuations in some lawsuits against 1602 recipients | Samoa News

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nesiannews.com - Several of the Development Bank of American Samoa DBAS civil cases came before the High Court this week involving DBAS customers who failed to comply with conditions of their section 1602 housing p...

Unemployment remains low despite increase in layoffs - Channel NewsAsia

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channelnewsasia.com - SINGAPORE: Unemployment in Singapore remained “low and steady” in the third quarter, despite an increase in layoffs due to business restructuring, the Ministry of Manpower said on Friday (Oct 31). ...

Court rules development charges for 3 former Malayan Railway land in Singapore not payable, Government & Economy - THE BUSINESS TIMES

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businesstimes.com.sg - THE Arbitral Tribunal has ruled that development charges on three former Malayan Railway (KTM) sites in Singapore in Tanjong Pagar, Kranji and Woodlands will not be payable. On Thursday, the Perman...

REFILE-SPECIAL REPORT-Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trap

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reuters.com - * Tens of thousands face 4th winter in temporary shelters * Reconstruction funds stuck in banks across tsunami area * One-third of reconstruction projects fail to attract bids ISHINOMAKI, Japan, Oc...

World Bank to cut 500 jobs in some units as part of revamp

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todayonline.com - WASHINGTON - The World Bank said it plans to cut 500 jobs over the next three years as part of a broad restructuring meant to make it more efficient but that has rattled employees. The long-expecte...

Citigroup sets aside $600m more to cover legal costs - Business News

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thestar.com.my - NEW YORK:  Citigroup Inc said it was setting aside an extra $600 million to cover legal expenses in the third quarter due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries," while also disclosing that it w...

Starbucks sees no coffee shortages despite Brazil's drought

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todayonline.com - NEW YORK - Starbucks Corp , the world's biggest coffee chain, sees no supply shortages in beans, even as drought and disease hinder crops in Latin America and prices remain near 2012 highs. Starbuc...

DBS net profit for third quarter up 17%m beating expectations

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straitstimes.com - Singapore's bigegst bank DBS Group said on Friday its net profit for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2014 surged 17 per cent to $1 billion from 862 million a year ago. This was above an average fo...

Awards for firms in Singapore that achieved business excellence; lifted productivity

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straitstimes.com - SINGAPORE - The journey to business excellence proved arduous for environmental packaging firm Greenpac but the rewards are making the effort seem more than worthwhile. The firm, which bagged a cov...

Building a community, Hub - THE BUSINESS TIMES

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businesstimes.com.sg - THE success of any initiative requires pioneers, catalysts and supporters. The Business Excellence (BE) initiative has been well supported by a community of passionate BE practitioners and assessor...

Parkway Life Reit scores with higher distribution payout for Q3

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straitstimes.com - SINGAPORE - Parkway Life (PLife) Reit has reported an 8.9 per cent rise in distributable income to $17.6 million for the third quarter. This represents a distribution per unit (DPU) of 2.9 cents, u...

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