reuters.com Archives - 01 September 2015, Tuesday

  • Singapore ruling party for first time faces election fight for every seat

    reuters.com 01 Sep '15, 7am

    SINGAPORE Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's ruling People's Action Party will face a fight from opposition candidates in all 89 parliamentary seats for the first time since independence 50 years ago, nominations showed on Tuesday. Singapore goes to the polls on Sept. 11, more...

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  • Singapore ruling party for first time faces election fight for every seat

    reuters.com 01 Sep '15, 7am

    SINGAPORE Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's ruling People's Action Party will face a fight from opposition candidates in all 89 parliamentary seats for the first time since independence 50 years ago, nominations showed on Tuesday. Singapore goes to the polls on Sept. 11, more...

  • Singapore ruling party for first time faces election fight for every seat

    reuters.com 01 Sep '15, 7am

    SINGAPORE Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's ruling People's Action Party will face a fight from opposition candidates in all 89 parliamentary seats for the first time since independence 50 years ago, nominations showed on Tuesday. Singapore goes to the polls on Sept. 11, more...

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  • Oil prices drop more than 3 percent as investors take profits: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil

    Oil falls 3 percent on weak China factory data

    reuters.com 01 Sep '15, 12am

    LONDON Oil prices fell more than 3 percent on Tuesday after official data showed China's giant manufacturing sector, the engine powering the world's biggest energy consumer, contracted at the fastest pace in three years. China's official Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 49.7 i...

  • Former Secret Service agent pleads guilty in Bitcoin theft

    Former Secret Service agent pleads guilty in Bitcoin theft

    reuters.com 31 Aug '15, 11pm

    SAN FRANCISCO A former Secret Service agent pleaded guilty on Monday to diverting to his personal account over $800,000 worth of bitcoins during an investigation into online drug marketplace Silk Road. Shaun Bridges, 33, appeared in federal court in San Francisco and admitted to money...

  • Former Secret Service agent pleads guilty in Bitcoin theft

    reuters.com 31 Aug '15, 11pm

    SAN FRANCISCO A former Secret Service agent pleaded guilty on Monday to diverting to his personal account over $800,000 worth of bitcoins during an investigation into online drug marketplace Silk Road. Shaun Bridges, 33, appeared in federal court in San Francisco and admitted to money...

  • Former Secret Service agent pleads guilty in Bitcoin theft

    Former Secret Service agent pleads guilty in Bitcoin theft

    reuters.com 31 Aug '15, 11pm

    SAN FRANCISCO A former Secret Service agent pleaded guilty on Monday to diverting to his personal account over $800,000 worth of bitcoins during an investigation into online drug marketplace Silk Road. Shaun Bridges, 33, appeared in federal court in San Francisco and admitted to money...

  • @accionempresa SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Carlyle Group's nominee on the board of China Fishery G... @gerenciatodos

    Carlyle's nominee on China Fishery's board steps down

    reuters.com 31 Aug '15, 1am

    SINGAPORE Carlyle Group's nominee on the board of China Fishery Group (CNFG.SI ) has stepped down, a few months after the U.S. private equity firm declined to take part in the Singapore-listed company's rights issue. Patrick Siewert resigned as a non-executive director from August 29,...

  • Hermes in talks with Jane Birkin to keep her name on best-selling bag | Reuters.com

    reuters.com 29 Aug '15, 1am

    French luxury goods maker Hermes says it is in talks with actress and singer Jane Birkin about her request to remove her name from its best-selling crocodile bag. In a statement in July, Birkin sought to disassociate herself from the Birkin Croco bag after seeing a video showing live ...

  • Mitsubishi Corp takes 20 percent stake in Singapore agri-trader Olam

    reuters.com 28 Aug '15, 5am

    Singapore's Olam International Ltd (OLAM.SI ) said Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp (8058.T ) will buy a 20 percent stake in the agri-trader, valuing it at about $5.5 billion. Olam, controlled by Singapore state investment company Temasek Holdings [TEM.UL], said it would issue 3...

  • FINA to consider minimum age limits for world champs: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The 10-year-old Bahraini girl who

    FINA to consider minimum age limits for world champs

    reuters.com 26 Aug '15, 10am

    SINGAPORE The 10-year-old Bahraini girl who competed at this month's world championships in Russia could end up holding a record that will never be beaten if swimming officials push ahead with plans to close the loophole that allowed her to race. Despite failing to reach the minimum q...

  • UPDATE 1 -Singapore's weak July industrial output stirs recession fears

    reuters.com 26 Aug '15, 10am

    * July industrial output -6.1 pct y/y; +1.0 pct m/m * Median forecasts: -3.3 pct y/y; +2.7 m/m * Output falls from year ago in various industry clusters * Some economists see rising chances of technical recession By Masayuki Kitano SINGAPORE, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Singapore's industrial ...

  • Currency volatility upsets Asian growth plans - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Faced with falling exports and deflation ris...

    Currency volatility upsets Asian growth plans

    reuters.com 26 Aug '15, 3am

    SINGAPORE Faced with falling exports and deflation risks, it suited much of Asia to let their currencies drift lower, until China's abrupt devaluation triggered a tide of volatility that is upsetting not just their currency management but also their growth strategies. China's 2 percen...

  • Singapore calls early poll, riding birthday wishes as growth slows - Reuters

    Singapore calls early poll, riding birthday wishes as growth slows

    reuters.com 25 Aug '15, 8am

    SINGAPORE Singapore will hold a general election on Sept. 11, more than a year before a deadline for the next polls, the government said on Tuesday, seen riding the feel-good factor of the city-state's 50th birthday amid slowing economic growth. Analysts have said the People's Action ...

  • Singapore goes to polls early, riding birthday feel-good factor

    Singapore calls early poll, riding birthday wishes as growth slows

    reuters.com 25 Aug '15, 8am

    SINGAPORE Singapore will hold a general election on Sept. 11, more than a year before a deadline for the next polls, the government said on Tuesday, seen riding the feel-good factor of the city-state's 50th birthday amid slowing economic growth. Analysts have said the People's Action ...

  • Feels like 1986: Oil on track for longest weekly losing streak in 29 years: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil

    Oil ends down more than 2 percent as U.S. drilling points to glut

    reuters.com 21 Aug '15, 4am

    NEW YORK U.S. oil prices traded below $40 a barrel for the first time since the 2009 financial crisis, ending 2 percent lower on Friday on signs of U.S. oversupply and weak Chinese manufacturing and notching the longest weekly losing streak in almost three decades. U.S. crude dipped b...

  • Taxi app GrabTaxi raises $350 million from CIC, investors: SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Taxi-booking app GrabTaxi Hol...

    Taxi app GrabTaxi raises $350 million from CIC, others

    reuters.com 19 Aug '15, 7am

    SINGAPORE Taxi-booking app GrabTaxi Holdings Pte Ltd said it raised over $350 million from investors including sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation, in the Southeast Asian company's largest ever fundraising round. Other investors include hedge fund Coatue Management LLC ...

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    Developers split over bitcoin's future as rival software emerges

    reuters.com 18 Aug '15, 8pm

    LONDON A power struggle over the future of bitcoin is dividing its lead developers, provoking a fierce debate over whether the digital currency's software should be tweaked to allow for more and speedier transactions. Bitcoin, a web-based 'cryptocurrency', provides a vehicle for movin...

  • Developers split over bitcoin's future as rival software emerges

    reuters.com 18 Aug '15, 8pm

    LONDON A power struggle over the future of bitcoin is dividing its lead developers, provoking a fierce debate over whether the digital currency's software should be tweaked to allow for more and speedier transactions. Bitcoin, a web-based 'cryptocurrency', provides a vehicle for movin...

  • Singapore bankers rattled by Asian moves to chase undeclared wealth

    reuters.com 17 Aug '15, 9pm

    SINGAPORE/JAKARTA Aug 18 Singapore-based wealth managers, already under pressure from a global move towards tax information sharing, face a more immediate threat as Asian countries including Indonesia and India look to chase undeclared money in the low-tax city state. A global crackdo...

  • Singapore bankers rattled by Asian moves to chase undeclared wealth

    reuters.com 17 Aug '15, 9pm

    SINGAPORE/JAKARTA Aug 18 Singapore-based wealth managers, already under pressure from a global move towards tax information sharing, face a more immediate threat as Asian countries including Indonesia and India look to chase undeclared money in the low-tax city state. A global crackdo...

  • India's IndiGo finalizes $26.5 billion purchase of 250 new Airbus jets

    reuters.com 17 Aug '15, 8am

    NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE IndiGo, India's biggest airline by market share, has finalised the purchase of 250 Airbus (AIR.PA ) A320neo aircraft, handing the European company its largest-ever order by number of planes in a deal worth $26.55 billion at list prices. The agreement confirms an ea...

  • Oil steady on U.S. stockpile decline, dollar weakness

    reuters.com 12 Aug '15, 4am

    NEW YORK Oil ended up on Wednesday as a weaker dollar and lower U.S. crude stockpiles provided a modest bounce off six-year lows hit the previous session, when worries about China's plummeting currency and economic slowdown deflated prices. Concerns that U.S. inventories could build a...

  • Brent crude prices drop again as China's yuan falls more

    reuters.com 12 Aug '15, 2am

    SINGAPORE Brent crude prices fell again on Wednesday as oil production hit multi-year highs and as China's currency devaluation continued, triggering concerns over the country's economic health. Brent futures initially edged up before continuing their slide of the last two months as C...

  • Singapore turns 50, and celebrates with fanfare

    reuters.com 09 Aug '15, 6am

    SINGAPORE Fireworks lit up Singapore's sky as crowds celebrated the city state's 50th anniversary on Sunday, an occasion of national pride the ruling party is expected to exploit by calling an election next month. An island of 5.5 million people that sits just north of the equator, Si...

  • As Singapore turns 50, a proud nation prepares to party

    reuters.com 09 Aug '15, 2am

    SINGAPORE Festooned with countless red and white flags, Singapore launched an extravagant celebration of its 50th anniversary on Sunday, an occasion of national pride the city state's ruling party is expected to exploit to call an election next month. It will be the second time this y...

  • As Singapore turns 50, a proud nation prepares to party

    reuters.com 09 Aug '15, 2am

    SINGAPORE Festooned with countless red and white flags, Singapore launched an extravagant celebration of its 50th anniversary on Sunday, an occasion of national pride the city state's ruling party is expected to exploit to call an election next month. It will be the second time this y...

  • As Singapore turns 50, a proud nation prepares to party

    reuters.com 08 Aug '15, 10pm

    SINGAPORE Festooned with countless red and white flags, Singapore kicks off an extravagant celebration of its 50th anniversary on Sunday, an occasion of national pride the city state's ruling party is expected to exploit to call an election next month. It will be the second time this ...

  • Bitcoin startups lure quant whizzes from Wall Street

    Bitcoin startups lure quant whizzes from Wall Street

    reuters.com 07 Aug '15, 7am

    NEW YORK Armed with a doctorate in financial engineering, 34-year-old Timo Schlaefer was on his way to a promising career at Goldman Sachs in London. Previously with the bank's mergers and acquisitions team, he became an executive director of credit quantitative modeling at Goldman, w...

  • Bitcoin startups lure quant whizzes from Wall Street

    reuters.com 07 Aug '15, 5am

    NEW YORK Armed with a doctorate in financial engineering, 34-year-old Timo Schlaefer was on his way to a promising career at Goldman Sachs in London. Previously with the bank's mergers and acquisitions team, he became an executive director of credit quantitative modeling at Goldman, w...