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30Aug 2018

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Malaysia will announce their joint decisions on the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) link and Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) projects soon, said Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Thursday (Aug 30). In a Facebook post recapping a meeting with Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali, Mr Khaw said the two […]

30Aug 2018

Ready to run: A light rapid transit (LRT) train is ready to depart for a test run from Velodrome Station in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JP/David Caessarre)About 10 meters above the ground, a silver train glided on elevated light rapid transit (LRT) railway connecting Velodrome Station in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, and Kelapa Gading Station […]

27Aug 2018

Profit growth for China’s industrial firms cooled for a third straight month in July in a further indication that demand in the world’s second-biggest economy is cooling even as U.S. trade pressure mounts. Industrial profits in July rose 16.2 percent from a year earlier to 515.12 billion yuan ($74.94 billion), slowing from a 20 percent […]

26Aug 2018

The European Union is set to ban the use of halogen bulbs and households are expected to switch to more energy-efficient lights, starting next month. A continent-wide switchover to light-emitting diodes (known as LEDs) is underway that will slash emissions and energy bills, according to industry, campaigners and experts. LEDs consume five times less energy […]

23Aug 2018

Singapore-born writer Kevin Kwan, whose book inspired the movie Crazy Rich Asians, defaulted on his national service obligations, the Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday in response to queries from The Straits Times. “Mr Kevin Kwan failed to register for National Service (NS) in 1990, despite notices and letters sent to his overseas address. He […]

22Aug 2018

Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday before keenly awaited trade talks between China and the United States, while early worries over a double whammy for Donald Trump also eased. While not expecting a major deal when officials from Beijing and Washington meet, investors are hopeful they can find a way out of the months-long row that […]