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Nissan board may fail to select new chairman on Monday: Nikkei

Nissan Motor Co's board may fail to select a chairman to succeed Carlos Ghosn as had been planned on Dec. 17 after a panel tasked to choose a candidate was unable to agree on a nominee in a meeting held Thursday, the Nikkei reported.
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Nissan board may fail to select new chairman on Monday: Nikkei

Nissan Motor Co's board may fail to select a chairman to succeed Carlos Ghosn as had been planned on Dec. 17 after a panel tasked to choose a candidate was unable to agree on a nominee in a meeting held Thursday, the Nikkei reported.

Japan business mood steady but outlook sours: BOJ tankan

Confidence among Japan's big firms remained unchanged from three months ago, a closely-watched central bank survey showed, but sentiment on the outlook soured for the first time in three quarters as trade frictions and global growth concerns hurt the busines
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Japan business mood steady but outlook sours: BOJ tankan

Confidence among Japan's big firms remained unchanged from three months ago, a closely-watched central bank survey showed, but sentiment on the outlook soured for the first time in three quarters as trade frictions and global growth concerns hurt the business mood.

Mission:SG Episode 2: Indonesian Ambassador Ngurah Swajaya

There are about 180 thousand Indonesians living in Singapore. Among them, a significant number are domestic workers. As the Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore, one of Ngurah Swajaya's mission tasks is to help these workers upskill. The 56-year-old, who was d
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Mission:SG Episode 2: Indonesian Ambassador Ngurah Swajaya

There are about 180 thousand Indonesians living in Singapore. Among them, a significant number are domestic workers. As the Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore, one of Ngurah Swajaya's mission tasks is to help these workers upskill. The 56-year-old, who was deployed to Singapore in 2016, works to protect the basic rights of Indonesian workers here and describes enhancing workers' capabilities through various courses as «beyond protection» for them.

Tampines resident emails MP Baey Yam Keng for help -- over a cockroach

As Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Culture, Community and Youth, as well as Member of Parliament (MP) for Tampines GRC, Mr Baey Yam Keng is no doubt a busy man. You might think an email about a lone cockroach sighting might be deemed trivia
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Tampines resident emails MP Baey Yam Keng for help -- over a cockroach

As Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Culture, Community and Youth, as well as Member of Parliament (MP) for Tampines GRC, Mr Baey Yam Keng is no doubt a busy man. You might think an email about a lone cockroach sighting might be deemed trivial and go unnoticed by him -- but that's not the case.

Former OCBC dealer on trial for unauthorised trades which caused losses to bank

SINGAPORE - Over more than two years, a dealer at OCBC bank allegedly made numerous unauthorised foreign exchange trades in the bank's system, involving accounts belonging to its clients. Lu Chor Sheng, 40, formerly a treasury adviser at the bank, is accuse
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Former OCBC dealer on trial for unauthorised trades which caused losses to bank

SINGAPORE - Over more than two years, a dealer at OCBC bank allegedly made numerous unauthorised foreign exchange trades in the bank's system, involving accounts belonging to its clients. Lu Chor Sheng, 40, formerly a treasury adviser at the bank, is accused of committing 40 offences under the Computer Misuse Act, two other offences involving cheating by personation, as well as five offences related to acquiring, possessing, using, concealing or transferring benefits of criminal conduct.

Singapore files declaration under Unclos to ensure no party unilaterally starts third-party action against Republic

SINGAPORE - Singapore has filed a declaration under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) to ensure that no signatory of the international treaty can unilaterally start third-party arbitration or adjudication on maritime boundary disput
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Singapore files declaration under Unclos to ensure no party unilaterally starts third-party action against Republic

SINGAPORE - Singapore has filed a declaration under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) to ensure that no signatory of the international treaty can unilaterally start third-party arbitration or adjudication on maritime boundary disputes involving the Republic. Singapore said it believes such disputes are best settled through negotiations, failing which, it is prepared to take them to an international third party for settlement on terms that all sides agree to.

Food blogger's post about pizza restaurant charging $15 to cut birthday cake sparks debate

We have all heard of a corkage fee understandably imposed by some restaurants, where you bring your own wine and pay for it to be opened and served to you. But what about a 'cakeage fee'? Food blogger and owner of ieatishootipost Dr Leslie Tay shared how a
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Food blogger's post about pizza restaurant charging $15 to cut birthday cake sparks debate

We have all heard of a corkage fee understandably imposed by some restaurants, where you bring your own wine and pay for it to be opened and served to you. But what about a 'cakeage fee'? Food blogger and owner of ieatishootipost Dr Leslie Tay shared how a pizza restaurant that he visited for dinner had wanted to charge $15 to cut a birthday cake on its premises.

61-year-old man dies after getting hit by taxi at Upper Thomson Road, cabby arrested

A 61-year-old man died after he was hit by a taxi along Upper Thomson Road towards Thomson Road on Thursday morning (Dec 13). The cabby was subsequently arrested for causing death by negligent act. Stomp contributor Sarah alerted Stomp to the accident and
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61-year-old man dies after getting hit by taxi at Upper Thomson Road, cabby arrested

A 61-year-old man died after he was hit by a taxi along Upper Thomson Road towards Thomson Road on Thursday morning (Dec 13). The cabby was subsequently arrested for causing death by negligent act. Stomp contributor Sarah alerted Stomp to the accident and Naaz shared a link to a video taken at the scene.

Woman pillion rider dies in PIE chain collision

SINGAPORE - A 20-year-old woman who was riding pillion on a motorcycle died from her injuries after a chain collision on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) on Wednesday night (Dec 12). The police said that two cars, a bus, a motorcycle and a lorry were involve
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Woman pillion rider dies in PIE chain collision

SINGAPORE - A 20-year-old woman who was riding pillion on a motorcycle died from her injuries after a chain collision on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) on Wednesday night (Dec 12). The police said that two cars, a bus, a motorcycle and a lorry were involved in the accident on the PIE, in the direction of Tuas before the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), at about 10pm. The motorcyclist, a 22-year-old Singaporean man, was conscious when taken to the National University Hospital (NUH).

Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

A Buddhist monk has been killed by a leopard while meditating in a protected forest for the big cats, the fifth such attack in the area this month, Indian police said Thursday.
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Meditating Buddhist monk killed in India leopard attack

A Buddhist monk has been killed by a leopard while meditating in a protected forest for the big cats, the fifth such attack in the area this month, Indian police said Thursday.

James Wan: The Malaysian-Chinese director giving Hollywood its first brown superhero

The Australia-raised Aquaman filmmaker tells CNA Lifestyle in Manila that everything he’s done in his career has been about breaking stereotypes.
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James Wan: The Malaysian-Chinese director giving Hollywood its first brown superhero

The Australia-raised Aquaman filmmaker tells CNA Lifestyle in Manila that everything he’s done in his career has been about breaking stereotypes.

Commentary: Zombie Prime Minister Theresa May lives to fight another day

British Prime Minister Theresa May is in charge but not any better off, says the Financial Times’ Robert Shrimsley.
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Commentary: Zombie Prime Minister Theresa May lives to fight another day

British Prime Minister Theresa May is in charge but not any better off, says the Financial Times’ Robert Shrimsley.

Key witness pulls out of Varnish employment case

The doctor at the centre of cycling's 'jiffy bag' probe has pulled out of giving evidence at former European team sprint champion Jess Varnish's employment case against British Cycling.
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Key witness pulls out of Varnish employment case

The doctor at the centre of cycling's 'jiffy bag' probe has pulled out of giving evidence at former European team sprint champion Jess Varnish's employment case against British Cycling.

Liverpool's Matip out for up to six weeks with broken collarbone

Liverpool defender Joel Matip has been ruled out for up to six weeks after suffering a fractured collarbone, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.
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Liverpool's Matip out for up to six weeks with broken collarbone

Liverpool defender Joel Matip has been ruled out for up to six weeks after suffering a fractured collarbone, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Tourist from Vietnam desperately looking for man she met at Zouk: 'It was love at first sight'

A Vietnamese tourist did not expect to fall in love on her recent trip to Singapore and is now desperately looking for her mystery man. Stomper Sunny reached out to Stomp to help her find the man who stole her heart after they met at Zouk nightclub in the
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Tourist from Vietnam desperately looking for man she met at Zouk: 'It was love at first sight'

A Vietnamese tourist did not expect to fall in love on her recent trip to Singapore and is now desperately looking for her mystery man. Stomper Sunny reached out to Stomp to help her find the man who stole her heart after they met at Zouk nightclub in the early hours of Saturday (Dec 8).

France's Orange partners with Amazon over voice assistant technology

French telecoms operator Orange is partnering with Amazon to combine their respective voice assistant technology, Chief Executive Officer Stephane Richard said on Wednesday.
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France's Orange partners with Amazon over voice assistant technology

French telecoms operator Orange is partnering with Amazon to combine their respective voice assistant technology, Chief Executive Officer Stephane Richard said on Wednesday.

Malaysia football association, police to probe overcrowding claims at Suzuki Cup final first leg

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) will cooperate with the police to look into claims that more than 8,000 “ticketless” supporters found their way into the National Stadium at Bukit Jalil for the first leg of the AFF Suzuki Cup final between Malay
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Malaysia football association, police to probe overcrowding claims at Suzuki Cup final first leg

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) will cooperate with the police to look into claims that more than 8,000 “ticketless” supporters found their way into the National Stadium at Bukit Jalil for the first leg of the AFF Suzuki Cup final between Malaysia and Vietnam on Tuesday night (Dec 11).

Oil producers to review cuts impact in April: UAE

Oil producers who agreed last week to trim production to boost prices will meet in April to review the impact and sign a long-term pact, the UAE minister said Wednesday.
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Oil producers to review cuts impact in April: UAE

Oil producers who agreed last week to trim production to boost prices will meet in April to review the impact and sign a long-term pact, the UAE minister said Wednesday.

Ho Ching goes from 'chill' mode to poet of water

Ho Ching, the serial Facebook sharer who also happens to be the Prime Minister's wife, is something of a poet. From time to time, she would accompany one of her gazillion posts with her literary awakening, usually touching on current affairs and social issue
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Ho Ching goes from 'chill' mode to poet of water

Ho Ching, the serial Facebook sharer who also happens to be the Prime Minister's wife, is something of a poet. From time to time, she would accompany one of her gazillion posts with her literary awakening, usually touching on current affairs and social issues. When the Public Utilities Board posted about its drainage preparations for the monsoon season, the Temasek Holdings chief executive was inspired enough to get creative. She mused on Monday (Dec 10):

Ex-City Harvest Church leader Chew Eng Han found guilty of attempting to leave Singapore illegally

SINGAPORE - A court has convicted former City Harvest Church (CHC) leader Chew Eng Han of attempting to leave Singapore illegally. On Wednesday (Dec 12), District Judge Victor Yeo also found Chew, 58, guilty of attempting to defeat the course of justice by b
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Ex-City Harvest Church leader Chew Eng Han found guilty of attempting to leave Singapore illegally

SINGAPORE - A court has convicted former City Harvest Church (CHC) leader Chew Eng Han of attempting to leave Singapore illegally. On Wednesday (Dec 12), District Judge Victor Yeo also found Chew, 58, guilty of attempting to defeat the course of justice by boarding a motorised boat at the Pulau Ubin jetty on Feb 21 to try to avoid his jail sentence. Chew will be back in court on Jan 29 next year.

2 Malaysian ships leave Singapore waters as Khaw Boon Wan urges complete withdrawal

SINGAPORE - Malaysia has taken steps to de-escalate tensions arising from its ongoing maritime dispute with Singapore, and has withdrawn a couple of its vessels from the Republic's territorial waters. But one ship still remains in Singapore's waters as of We
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2 Malaysian ships leave Singapore waters as Khaw Boon Wan urges complete withdrawal

SINGAPORE - Malaysia has taken steps to de-escalate tensions arising from its ongoing maritime dispute with Singapore, and has withdrawn a couple of its vessels from the Republic's territorial waters. But one ship still remains in Singapore's waters as of Wednesday (Dec 12), and Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said he strongly urged Malaysia to withdraw completely, adding that the vessel's presence creates «unnecessary risks» and could lead to «accidental escalation on the ground».

102-year-old great-granny becomes 'oldest' skydiver

A 102-year-old great-grandmother is believed to have become the world's oldest skydiver after plunging 14,000 feet (4,300 metres) through the South Australian sky.
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102-year-old great-granny becomes 'oldest' skydiver

A 102-year-old great-grandmother is believed to have become the world's oldest skydiver after plunging 14,000 feet (4,300 metres) through the South Australian sky.

Mothers of the Missing: Anguished search for Vietnam's kidnapped brides

Vu Thi Dinh spent weeks scouring the rugged Vietnamese borderland near China after her teenage daughter vanished with her best friend, clutching a photo of the round-faced girls now feared sold as child brides.
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Mothers of the Missing: Anguished search for Vietnam's kidnapped brides

Vu Thi Dinh spent weeks scouring the rugged Vietnamese borderland near China after her teenage daughter vanished with her best friend, clutching a photo of the round-faced girls now feared sold as child brides.

Papuan rebels refuse Indonesia's call to surrender over massacre

Separatist Papuan rebels who killed at least 16 construction workers at a remote jungle camp refused Indonesia's demand to surrender Wednesday, as claims surfaced that the military murdered civilians after the massacre.
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Papuan rebels refuse Indonesia's call to surrender over massacre

Separatist Papuan rebels who killed at least 16 construction workers at a remote jungle camp refused Indonesia's demand to surrender Wednesday, as claims surfaced that the military murdered civilians after the massacre.

Hyundai Motor unveils sweeping executive reshuffle, shares surge

South Korean conglomerate Hyundai Motor Group shook up its executive ranks on Tuesday and appointed its first foreign head of research and development, raising expectations of a smooth transition of power at the family-run business empire.
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Hyundai Motor unveils sweeping executive reshuffle, shares surge

South Korean conglomerate Hyundai Motor Group shook up its executive ranks on Tuesday and appointed its first foreign head of research and development, raising expectations of a smooth transition of power at the family-run business empire.

Chinese man held over fire at Tokyo war shrine: Reports

A Chinese man suspected of starting a fire inside a Tokyo war shrine at the centre of rows with Japan's Asian neighbours was arrested by police on Wednesday, reports said.
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Chinese man held over fire at Tokyo war shrine: Reports

A Chinese man suspected of starting a fire inside a Tokyo war shrine at the centre of rows with Japan's Asian neighbours was arrested by police on Wednesday, reports said.

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