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SINGAPORE | Raikkonen fastest in 2nd practice for Singapore GP

SINGAPORE— Kimi Raikkonen posted the fastest time Friday in the second practice for the Singapore Grand Prix. Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton stalled his Mercedes early in the session after misjudging the entry into a turn. The British driver drove solidly after that, finishing a fraction of a second behind Raikkonen’s Ferrari under floodlights at … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Raikkonen fastest in 2nd practice for Singapore GP

SINGAPORE | World stocks rise with Fed’s confidence in US growth

SINGAPORE — Global markets rose on Monday as dovish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell assured investors that the country’s economic growth was on track amid simmering trade tensions with China. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX gained 0.4 percent to 12,437.74. The CAC 40 in France was 0.4 percent higher at 5,451.37. … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World stocks rise with Fed’s confidence in US growth

U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh Travels to Japan, Philippines, Singapore, and India

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh will travel to Tokyo, Manila, Singapore, and Mumbai, August 26-September 5, 2018.  During her travel, the Assistant Secretary will share the Administration strategy for ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific region, including the recent … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh Travels to Japan, Philippines, Singapore, and India

SINGAPORE  | Singapore: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ author skipped service duty

SINGAPORE  — Singapore’s government says the author of the book that inspired the hit film “Crazy Rich Asians” failed to register for national service as required. According to his bio, writer Kevin Kwan left Singapore when he was 11 and has lived in the U.S. since then. There was no immediate response Wednesday from his … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Singapore: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ author skipped service duty

SINGAPORE | ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ hoopla elicits mixed feelings in Asia

SINGAPORE— The craze for “Crazy Rich Asians” is hitting Asia, with a premiere in Singapore followed by openings in several neighboring countries later this week. Much of the movie was set in this wealthy city-state. The red carpet premiere Tuesday night for the over-the-top romantic comedy was expected to draw an enthusiastic crowd after its … Continue reading SINGAPORE | ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ hoopla elicits mixed feelings in Asia

TOKYO | Asian shares mixed on doubt of resolving US-China trade spat

TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday amid doubts on the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped nearly 0.2 percent in morning trading to 22,158.35, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.9 percent to 6,290.00. But South Korea’s Kospi added 0.4 percent to 2,255.65. … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian shares mixed on doubt of resolving US-China trade spat

U.S. Department of State News: Republic of Singapore National Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Singapore as you celebrate your National Day on August 9. Singapore is a longstanding valued partner, and friend in the Indo-Pacific Region.  For more than half a century, the … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Republic of Singapore National Day

SINGAPORE | Singapore minister: Major cyberattack may be state-linked

SINGAPORE  — A cyberattack that breached 1.5 million health records in Singapore has been attributed to sophisticated cyber attackers who may be state-linked, a Cabinet minister said Monday. S. Iswaran, minister for communications and information, said in Parliament that the government’s detailed analysis of last month’s cyberattack on SingHealth records found it was the work … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Singapore minister: Major cyberattack may be state-linked