Singapore morning news for November 27

Singapore morning news for  November 27

Singapore morning news

Singapore manufacturing output continues growth trajectory, up 4% in October
Singapore’s manufacturing output increased 4 per cent year-on-year in October, continuing the previous month’s uptick in performance.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SIA loses ‘airline of the year’ title to Air New Zealand, but retains best first class award
Singapore Airlines (SIA) fell to second spot after failing to retain the airline of the year title in AirlineRatings’ Airline Excellence Awards.
— Mothership

Next Budget will be ‘strong, suitable to the state of the world and what the Singapore economy needs’: PM Lee
The Government is working on a Budget for next year which will be strong and suitable to what the Singapore economy needs, given the state of the world, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday (Nov 26).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s Muslim athletes were not served pork at SEA Games: SNOC
The Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) said on Tuesday (Nov 26) that Singapore’s Muslim athletes were not served pork at the 30th SEA Games, refuting a South China Morning Post (SCMP) story.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

On-demand bus services Beeline, GrabShuttle shutting down end-2019
On-demand bus services offered by Grab and Beeline will wind down their operations by the end of the year.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

No feeding campaign launched to warn public against feeding monkeys
What do you do when a monkey asks you for food? If your answer is to feed them, this campaign is for you.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore banks’ earnings may have peaked; credit costs likely to rise: Fitch Ratings
The Big Three banks in Singapore will likely continue to see narrowed net interest margin (NIM), deteriorating asset quality and slowing loan growth, as experienced in the third quarter this year, according to a report by Fitch Ratings on Tuesday (Nov 26).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Can Singapore become a second home for Chinese tech?
THE arrival of Chinese tech firms in Singapore is more of a trickle than a flood, based on industry professionals’ observations of the scene.
— The Business Times

Taiwan presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu’s wife cancels campaigning trip to S’pore
Singapore’s Foreign Ministry said ‘foreign political activities’ are not allowed in the country.
— Mothership

‘Green shoots’ for Singapore as electronics start to recover
SINGAPORE’S economy is starting to see “green shoots”, with signs that the electronics manufacturing cluster had bottomed out mid-2019, OCBC Bank’s chief economist said, but there is still a lack of clarity so long as the US-China trade issues remain unresolved.
— The Business Times

Credit checks for employees and potential hires by financial institutions appropriate: MAS
Some workers say the practice raises concerns about privacy and whether those with loans and in debt are being unfairly discriminated against.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Tech gives Singapore firms new prospects: Heng Swee Keat
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said Singapore has many opportunities to build on despite the global slowdown, with technology in particular opening up possibilities.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore, Thailand driving South-east Asia’s IPO momentum
Initial public offering (IPO) activity across South-east Asia has remained resilient this year despite economic headwinds and tensions around the United-States-China trade war and Brexit.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MOE clarifies why student’s original PSLE results slip was withheld after Facebook posts claimed she needed it for admissions
The Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday (Nov 26) clarified why a student’s original PSLE results slip was withheld after viral Facebook posts claimed she would need it to apply for secondary school admissions.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

At P&G, promoting equality at the workplace includes getting men to recognise gender bias
“Don’t run like a girl” was what Michael Tan used to say occasionally when he went jogging with his 12-year-old son.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Strong economic ties, cybersecurity cooperation the way forward for ASEAN and South Korea: PM Lee
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and South Korea should work together to push for multilateral and regional economic integration, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday (Nov 26).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Patients benefit when antibiotics stopped after 24 hours if bacterial infection unlikely: SGH
Each year, more than 100 patients at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) are able to go home 7.5 days earlier, saving about $11,000 in treatment costs – all because their use of a strong antibiotic was stopped after just one day.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore signs with India a more generous CECA than Singapore-China CSFTA
In 2009, the China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (CSFTA) came into force.
— The Online Citizen

Football: Sundram’s Laos hold Fandi’s Singapore to scoreless draw in SEA Games opener
At times, Laos coach V Sundramoorthy’s voice seemed to echo into the grandstands and at the final whistle, he had the best reason to shout, as Laos held Singapore to a 0-0 draw at the 30th SEA Games on Monday (Nov 26).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Government and businesses need to move towards Partnership 2.0: Chan Chun Sing
THE relationship between the government and businesses in Singapore has to evolve into one where both parties can debate, deliberate and co-create a business environment that is conducive to growth, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said.
— The Business Times

Payments start-up Thunes to expand services with remittance licence from MAS
Cross-border payments start-up Thunes has obtained regulatory approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for payment services in Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore Flyer suspends operations after detecting ‘technical issue’
The Singapore Flyer has temporarily suspended flight operations as a precautionary measure after detecting a technical issue involving one of its spoke cables.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Enterprise 50 Awards honours top local companies
Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said Singapore still has many opportunities to build on despite the global slowdown with technology in particular opening up possibilities.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Elderly hoarder promises to clean up flat after fire
A 78-year-old elderly hoarder accidentally caused a fire in her crowded Jalan Besar unit on Tuesday (Nov 26) morning.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Hyflux confirms S$400m restructuring deal with UAE’s Utico
After months of negotiations, beleaguered home-grown water treatment firm Hyflux confirmed on Tuesday (Nov 26) that it has entered into a S$400 million restructuring agreement with United Arab Emirates utility company Utico.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Widow wins appeal in medical lab negligence case, top court rules for reassessing $1.2 million award
The Court of Appeal has ordered the High Court to re-determine an award of more than $1.2 million to a widow who sued a medical lab and its medical director for failing to detect cancer in her husband’s skin sample.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Wanted: More commuters to join ranks with transit police to prevent crimes on public transport
Unlike their counterparts in the land division, the police’s Public Transport Security Command (TransCom) had no maps to refer to when navigating transport nodes a decade ago.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Not just about screening people: TransCom police officers trying to be friendly too, commander says
On MRT trains and at the stations, it is hard to miss police officers from the Public Transport Security Command (TransCom).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Enterprises and government should work as partners to simplify business rules: Chan Chun Sing
The business community and the government should work together to simplify rules to help Singapore’s economy remain competitive, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Tuesday (Nov 26).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Victims lose over $32m to business e-mail impersonation scams in first 9 months of this year: Police
Businesses have lost more than $32 million to e-mail impersonation scams between January and September this year, the police warned on Tuesday (Nov 26).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Medifund gave out $182 million to needy patients last year
The funds are a safety net provided by the government for people who are not able to afford the cost of their treatments even after subsidies, whether in a hospital, nursing home or polyclinic.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

36 companies make debut on 2019’s SGX Fast Track programme
Christmas came early this year for companies that found themselves on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) Fast Track programme list.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore domestic helpers explain why they picnic outdoors rather than rest at home on off-days
For most people, Sundays are for kicking back and relaxing before starting yet another long week of work, and the same is definitely true for women working as domestic helpers in Singapore.
— Mothership

Ho Ching warns against scam ads that ‘make up fake breathtaking quotes from me’
OCBC Bank called to stop Temasek chief executive Ho Ching from giving out money-making secrets during an interview, claims a fake article for a cryptocurrency trading programme linked in a Facebook advertisement.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

ITE to offer students work-study diplomas in 10 more courses
Ms Sharon Lee’s interest in cyber security was piqued when, as a child, her online gaming MapleStory account was hacked and she lost all her in-game merchandise.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

3 companies win tenders to run bean sprout, vegetable farms in Lim Chu Kang
Five land parcels for farming in Lim Chu Kang have found new operators, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said on Tuesday (Nov 26).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man admits stomping on wife’s head at Pending LRT station in front of their two young children
A woman suffered facial fractures when her husband flew into a rage and attacked her in front of their two young children after she told him she would not return to their matrimonial home.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Probation for off-duty police NSF who attacked police staff sergeant after drinking session
He also hurled an expletive at the police officer before challenging him to a fight.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

ComfortDelGro to launch Singapore’s first ‘fully predictive anti-collision’ bus
ComfortDelGro will soon roll out buses equipped with automatic brakes that will bring them to a stop if it senses an impending collision, said the transport operator on Tuesday (Nov 26).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Nanyang Polytechnic student admits to filming man in campus toilet
A Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) student admitted on Tuesday (Nov 26) to taking a video of a male victim in a campus toilet.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’porean man, 61, took upskirt videos for ‘sense of satisfaction’ & ‘challenge’
He would take videos up to four days a week with four or five victims a day.
— Mothership

$66,000 worth of e-vaporisers seized from suspected peddler, who declared them as facial products
The authorities seized $66,000 worth of electronic vaporisers and related accessories in November from a 28-year-old man, who is suspected of ordering the banned devices from overseas to sell here.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

A Singapore family makes a home in Johor with 11 bedrooms and a football field
Sitting on a 43,000 sq ft plot of land, this single-storey dwelling was conceptualised as a sanctuary where the kids can grow up away from the hustle and bustle of city life.


Feature photo Health Promotion Board, Singapore

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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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