reuters.com Archives - 26 April 2017, Wednesday

  • Singapore researchers turn water into 'virtual lemonade' but is it tart enough?

    reuters.com 21 Apr '17, 3pm

    SINGAPORE It looks like lemonade, tastes like lemonade, but it's simply water. Researchers in Singapore say they have invented a "virtual lemonade", using electrodes to mimic the flavor of the beverage and LED lights to imitate its color, that could one day allow people to digitally s...

  • Singapore researchers turn water into 'virtual lemonade' but is it tart enough?

    reuters.com 21 Apr '17, 2pm

    SINGAPORE It looks like lemonade, tastes like lemonade, but it's simply water. Researchers in Singapore say they have invented a "virtual lemonade", using electrodes to mimic the flavor of the beverage and LED lights to imitate its color, that could one day allow people to digitally s...

  • China Mobile, others approached for buying into Singapore telco M1: sources

    reuters.com 21 Apr '17, 12pm

    SINGAPORE Top shareholders in Singapore telecoms company M1 Ltd (MONE.SI ) have approached potential buyers China Mobile (0941.HK ) and global private equity firms, among others, to sell their combined majority stake in the firm, sources familiar with the matter said. The three main s...

  • China Mobile, others approached for buying into Singapore telco M1: sources

    reuters.com 21 Apr '17, 11am

    SINGAPORE Top shareholders in Singapore telecoms company M1 Ltd (MONE.SI ) have approached potential buyers China Mobile (0941.HK ) and global private equity firms, among others, to sell their combined majority stake in the firm, sources familiar with the matter said. The three main s...

  • Singapore researchers turn water into 'lemonade' | Reuters.com

    reuters.com 21 Apr '17, 10am

    It looks like lemonade and apparently it tastes like it too. But these glasses are actually filled with water. A research team in Singapore say they've devised a way to make water taste like lemonade. They start off by dipping a sensor into a glass of real lemonade. The PH value is th...

  • Oil markets remain cautious on record supplies - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil opened the last day of a choppy trad...

    OPEC cut doubts put oil on track for biggest weekly drop in a month

    reuters.com 21 Apr '17, 1am

    LONDON Oil held near $53 a barrel on Friday, but was on course for its biggest weekly drop in a month due to doubts that an OPEC-led production cut will restore balance to an oversupplied market. Brent futures LCOc1 were at $53.01 a barrel at 1107 GMT, up 2 cents from their last close...

  • Fake passports fuel child trafficking to Hong Kong, Singapore

    reuters.com 20 Apr '17, 2am

    HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Siti was promised a high salary for working as a maid overseas, her parents urged her to leave their rural home in Indonesia's rugged East Java province. There was only one problem - Siti was 14. Under Indonesian law, she would have to wai...

  • Oil prices dip on bloated U.S. market, mixed Saudi signals - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices dipped on Wednesd...

    Oil slides more than 1 pct; U.S. gasoline build seen as bearish

    reuters.com 19 Apr '17, 1am

    NEW YORK Oil slid more than 1 percent on Wednesday, after U.S. data showed a counter-seasonal build in gasoline inventories and a smaller-than-expected decline in overall crude stocks coupled with another rise in domestic crude production. Brent crude futures LCOc1 fell 85 cents, or 1...

  • Exclusive: Company behind bitcoin 'creator' sold to private investors

    reuters.com 13 Apr '17, 5pm

    By Jeremy Wagstaff and Byron Kaye | SINGAPORE/SYDNEY SINGAPORE/SYDNEY A company built around the research of Craig Wright, who has claimed to have invented the bitcoin cryptocurrency, has been sold to a private equity firm in a deal the company says is the biggest to date involving bi...

  • Exclusive: Company behind bitcoin 'creator' sold to private investors

    reuters.com 13 Apr '17, 5pm

    By Jeremy Wagstaff and Byron Kaye | SINGAPORE/SYDNEY SINGAPORE/SYDNEY A company built around the research of Craig Wright, who has claimed to have invented the bitcoin cryptocurrency, has been sold to a private equity firm in a deal the company says is the biggest to date involving bi...

  • Manulife Real Estate buys Singapore property for $526 mln

    reuters.com 11 Apr '17, 1pm

    April 11 Manulife Real Estate, the global real estate arm of Manulife Financial Corp, said on Tuesday it acquired 8 Cross Street, a 28-storey office tower in Singapore, for $526 million. The 355,000-square foot property, located in Raffles Place Central Business District, will house M...

  • Oil eases from five-week top, rising U.S. production weighs

    reuters.com 11 Apr '17, 2am

    SINGAPORE Crude oil eased from a five-week high on Tuesday as rising U.S. shale oil production offset concerns over geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and output cuts being made to support prices. The international benchmark for oil prices, Brent crude futures LCOc1, were down 4...

  • Oil hits five-week top on geopolitical tensions, strong demand

    reuters.com 11 Apr '17, 12am

    SINGAPORE Crude oil climbed to a five-week high on Tuesday, with prices underpinned by tensions following a U.S. missile strike on Syria and a shutdown at Libya's largest oilfield. Additional support also came from expectations of strong demand as the U.S. summer driving season kicks ...

  • Singapore cuts jail term for megachurch leader in pop music fraud case

    reuters.com 07 Apr '17, 5am

    SINGAPORE A Singapore court on Friday cut the jail sentence for the co-founder of one of the city-state's most popular churches, after he appealed his conviction and sentence for misusing millions of dollars to support of his wife's pop singing career. The Court of Appeal sentenced Ko...

  • Singapore cuts jail term for megachurch leader in pop music fraud case

    reuters.com 07 Apr '17, 5am

    SINGAPORE A Singapore court on Friday cut the jail sentence for the co-founder of one of the city-state's most popular churches, after he appealed his conviction and sentence for misusing millions of dollars to support of his wife's pop singing career. The Court of Appeal sentenced Ko...

  • BlackRock sees Singapore office market improving as supply tapers

    reuters.com 06 Apr '17, 9am

    By Aradhana Aravindan and Anshuman Daga | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE BlackRock (BLK.N ) said the worst was over for Singapore's office property market with supply tapering off, and that elsewhere in Asia Pacific, the world's largest asset manager was looking to raise its real estate exposure...

  • BlackRock sees Singapore office market improving as supply tapers

    reuters.com 06 Apr '17, 9am

    By Aradhana Aravindan and Anshuman Daga | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE BlackRock (BLK.N ) said the worst was over for Singapore's office property market with supply tapering off, and that elsewhere in Asia Pacific, the world's largest asset manager was looking to raise its real estate exposure...

  • ExxonMobil says in talks to buy Singapore's Jurong Aromatics

    reuters.com 05 Apr '17, 10am

    By Florence Tan and Seng Li Peng | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE ExxonMobil (XOM.N ) said on Wednesday it is in talks to buy a refining-petrochemical complex in Singapore that could boost its fuel and chemical production in Asia. "We can confirm that we are currently negotiating with the receiv...

  • ExxonMobil says in talks to buy Singapore's Jurong Aromatics

    reuters.com 05 Apr '17, 6am

    SINGAPORE ExxonMobil said on Wednesday it is in talks to buy a refining-petrochemical complex in Singapore as part of its global business strategy. "We can confirm that we are currently negotiating with the receiver for Jurong Aromatics Corporation Pte Ltd to acquire JAC’s assets on J...

  • ExxonMobil says in talks to buy Singapore's Jurong Aromatics

    reuters.com 05 Apr '17, 6am

    SINGAPORE ExxonMobil said on Wednesday it is in talks to buy a refining-petrochemical complex in Singapore as part of its global business strategy. "We can confirm that we are currently negotiating with the receiver for Jurong Aromatics Corporation Pte Ltd to acquire JAC’s assets on J...

  • Kim Dotcom announces new Bitcoin venture for content uploaders to earn money

    reuters.com 05 Apr '17, 1am

    WELLINGTON Controversial New Zealand-based internet mogul Kim Dotcom plans to launch a Bitcoin payments system for users to sell files and video streaming as he fights extradition to the United States for criminal copyright charges. The German-born entrepreneur, who is wanted by U.S. ...

  • Kim Dotcom announces new Bitcoin venture for content uploaders to earn money

    reuters.com 05 Apr '17, 1am

    WELLINGTON Controversial New Zealand-based internet mogul Kim Dotcom plans to launch a Bitcoin payments system for users to sell files and video streaming as he fights extradition to the United States for criminal copyright charges. The German-born entrepreneur, who is wanted by U.S. ...

  • How Russia sold its oil jewel: without saying who bought it

    reuters.com 01 Apr '17, 8pm

    Russia and Qatar have backed opposite sides for years in the war in Syria, but as the world's two leading natural gas exporters they have good reason to cooperate on energy issues and bury some of their differences over Middle East policy. "The idea looked appealing to Qatar. They lik...

  • Digital asset exchange ShapeShift raises $10.4 million in funding

    reuters.com 29 Mar '17, 4pm

    Switzerland-based ShapeShift, a digital currency exchange, said on Wednesday it has raised $10.4 million in capital from both U.S. and international venture capital investors to fund future expansion. ShapeShift instantly exchanges digital currencies such as bitcoin for other online t...

  • Singapore confirms two new cases of Zika virus

    reuters.com 29 Mar '17, 1pm

    SINGAPORE Singapore has confirmed two cases of locally transmitted infections of the Zika virus in a northeastern part of the city state, the National Environment Agency said on Wednesday, describing it as the first Zika cluster of 2017. The viral disease carried by mosquitoes has spr...

  • At U.S. contest, may the smelliest sneaker win

    reuters.com 28 Mar '17, 7pm

    NEW YORK Seven young contestants from around the United States put their best and smelliest shoe forward at the 42nd National Rotten Sneaker Contest in New York City on Tuesday. Twelve-year-old Connor Slocombe claimed the first place title for having the worst-smelling sneaker after t...

  • SEC denies a 2nd application to list a Bitcoin product

    reuters.com 28 Mar '17, 5pm

    By Trevor Hunnicutt | NEW YORK NEW YORK The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday denied for the second time in less than three weeks a request to bring to market a first-of-its-kind product tracking bitcoin, the digital currency. The SEC announced in a filing its decisio...

  • SEC denies a second application to list bitcoin product

    reuters.com 28 Mar '17, 5pm

    By Trevor Hunnicutt | NEW YORK NEW YORK The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday denied for the second time this month a request to bring to market a first-of-its-kind product tracking bitcoin, the digital currency. The SEC announced in a filing its decision denying Inte...

  • Singapore jails couple for starving Filipino domestic helper

    reuters.com 27 Mar '17, 3pm

    SINGAPORE A Singapore court jailed a couple on Monday for starving their Filipino domestic helper, a case that highlighted what rights groups say is a common complaint in the wealthy city-state. Thelma Oyasan Gawidan, 40, weighed just 29.4 kg (65 lb) in April 2014 after being given to...

  • U.S. judge grants Singaporean blogger's asylum request

    reuters.com 25 Mar '17, 12am

    By Timothy Mclaughlin | CHICAGO CHICAGO A U.S. immigration judge in Chicago on Friday granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state. Amos Yee, 18, who had been jailed twice in Singapore, qualifies as a po...