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MAS imposes S$11.2 million penalty on Swiss bank UBS for deceptive trades

16 min 25 sec ago
SINGAPORE: The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) imposed an S$11.2 million fine on Swiss bank UBS after investigations showed that its advisors had deceived clients or engaged in acts that were likely to deceive them. These actions involved “the spreads and/or interbank prices for transactions ...

US ready to use 'full range' capabilities to defend South Korea

27 min 53 sec ago
A top US military officer reaffirmed on Thursday that the United States is ready to use the "full range" of its capabilities to defend South Korea from any attack, a joint statement after a meeting with officials in Seoul said.

Suspect arrested over shooting of Dutch football player Maynard: ANP news

30 min 55 sec ago
AMSTERDAM: Dutch authorities on Thursday (Nov 14) arrested a suspect in the killing of former professional soccer player Kelvin Maynard, news agency ANP reported. Defender Maynard, 32, died when two assailants on a motor-bike opened fire on his car in September in a southeastern district of ...

Serial thief with fetish for women's wallets steals again, gets jail

36 min 26 sec ago
SINGAPORE: A man who has been in and out of jail for most of his adult life over his fetish for stealing women's wallets was sentenced to 16 months' jail on Wednesday (Nov 13) for stealing again. Low Ji Qing, 55, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft - one for stealing a woman's wallet in Paragon ...

Democrat Joe Biden proposes US$1.3 trillion US infrastructure plan

38 min 27 sec ago
Democrat Joe Biden would invest US$1.3 trillion over a decade on electric car charging stations, high-speed railroads, clean-energy research and other public infrastructure if he is elected U.S. president next year, his campaign said on Thursday.

China completes Mars lander test ahead of 2020 mission

51 min 5 sec ago
China on Thursday completed a test of its Mars exploration lander ahead of Beijing's first mission to the red planet slated for 2020.

Fire hose reels at Bukit Batok block were padlocked to prevent vandalism: Town council

56 min 26 sec ago
SINGAPORE: The Jurong-Clementi Town Council said on Thursday (Nov 14) that the fire hose reels over which it was issued a warning by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) had been locked to prevent vandalism.  In a statement last week, SCDF said that its firefighters were responding to a blaze ...

Big, fast cull in South Korea over swine fever raises safety concerns

1 hour 1 min ago
SEOUL: An extensive, rapid slaughter of hogs to control an outbreak of African swine fever has sparked concern over whether South Korea is prepared to dispose of the culled animal, as reports emerged this week a river was contaminated by pig blood. Authorities have slaughtered about 380,000 pigs ...

VietJet eyes new routes to Middle East, Australia with long-range narrowbodies

1 hour 6 min ago
SINGAPORE: Vietnam's VietJet is eyeing new routes to the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Australia with 20 long-range Airbus A321XLR narrowbody planes ordered last month, the budget airline's chief executive said on Thursday (Nov 14). "When we receive the airplanes with the longer range, then we ...

Kuwait PM resigns alongside cabinet after disputes in parliament

1 hour 6 min ago
KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait's prime minister submitted his resignation Thursday (Nov 14) along with his cabinet, officials said, amid infighting between ministers and criticism of their performance. Prime Minister Sheikh Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah Mubarak Al-Sabah "submitted ...

Toxic smog delays Asian Tour golf in New Delhi

1 hour 15 min ago
The start of a leading Asian Tour golf tournament was held up Thursday by toxic smog that has engulfed the Indian capital with hazardous levels of pollution.

Alibaba to pioneer paperless listing in break with Hong Kong norm

1 hour 21 min ago
Alibaba Group will carry out Hong Kong’s first paper-less stock market listing with its US$13.4 billion share sale, according to a source with knowledge of the matter, ending the long-held tradition of Hong Kong investors queuing in bank branches to place stock orders.

Graffiti insulting PM Lee removed from DBS bank branch in Hong Kong

1 hour 46 min ago
SINGAPORE: Graffiti on a DBS branch in Hong Kong that contained offensive language directed at Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the People's Action Party has been removed.  Responding to CNA's queries on Thursday (Nov 14), a spokesperson from the Singapore bank said: "The graffiti on the branch ...

Venice braces for more high water as alarms sound

1 hour 49 min ago
Venice braced itself for more rising waters on Thursday as Italy's government prepared to take emergency measures for the canal city struck by an exceptional tide this week.

Boeing drops automation system used to build 777 jets

1 hour 57 min ago
Boeing Co has abandoned a key automation system used to make fuselage sections for its 777 jetliners amid reports of reliability issues, and will instead partially switch back to mechanics, the planemaker said on Thursday.

Asian equities swing as trade cues awaited, Hong Kong down again

2 hours 6 min ago
Asian markets fluctuated Thursday with investors shifting cautiously following another Wall Street record as Donald Trump hailed progress in the China trade talks, while eyes are also on Hong Kong after another night of violent protests.

Stocks dip as China slowdown deepens, German economy weak

2 hours 6 min ago
World stocks nudged down on Thursday as Chinese economic data slowed in October and Germany only narrowly avoided a recession in the third quarter, adding to worries about the global growth fallout from the U.S.-China trade war.

Malaysia demands explanation from the US over air safety rating downgrade

2 hours 6 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya is demanding an explanation from the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) over the downgrade of Malaysia’s air safety rating, said Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday (Nov 14).  Dr Mahathir said an explanation for the downgrade from Category 1 to ...

Tennis: Zverev denies illegal phone use at ATP Finals

2 hours 11 min ago
Alexander Zverev denied he was using his phone illegally during his ATP Finals round-robin defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas at London's O2 Arena.

Disputed Western Sahara becomes kitesurfing hotspot

2 hours 22 min ago
In the heart of disputed Western Sahara, a former garrison town has become an unlikely tourist magnet after kitesurfers discovered the windswept desert coast was perfect for their sport.