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SBA announces private-public partnership to support boots to business: reboot entrepreneurship training for veterans

SBA announces private-public partnership to support boots to business: reboot entrepreneurship training for veterans

Washington, Nov 5: The US Small Business Administration (SBA) kicked-off National Veterans Small Business Week  (Nov 2 – 6) last Monday by launching a new private-public partnership with The Marcus Foundation, First Data Corporation and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) that will support SBA’s Boots to Business: Reboot entrepreneurship training programme. […]

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HDB resale prices remain flat in October: SRX Property

HDB resale prices remain flat in October: SRX Property

SINGAPORE: The resale prices of Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats were unchanged month-on-month in October, the Singapore Real Estate Exchange (SRX Property) said on Thursday (Nov 5). The resale prices for 3-room flats and Executive flats rose by 0.7 and 0.9 per cent, respectively, while the resale prices for 4– and 5-room flats fell 0.8 and 0.1 per cent, respectively. Overall, prices have declined 2.6 per […]

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Southwest Airlines' pilots reject tentative contract: Union

Southwest Airlines' pilots reject tentative contract: Union

REUTERS: Pilots at Southwest Airlines Co have rejected a tentative contract with the U.S. budget carrier, their union said on Wednesday (Nov 4). Some 62 percent of votes were against ratifying the contract, with 95.1 percent of the union’s members voting, according to a news release from the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association. Talks have dragged […]

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Takata shares sink by a quarter, Mitsubishi says reconsidering inflators

Takata shares sink by a quarter, Mitsubishi says reconsidering inflators

TOKYO: Shares in Japan’s Takata Corp fell by a quarter on Thursday as Mitsubishi Motors became the second automaker to question the safety of its air bag inflators, casting further doubts on the future of the auto parts supplier. Mitsubishi Motors’ decision to consider switching away from the component – at the heart of a […]

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Asian stocks falter as Fed signals a December rate rise

Asian stocks falter as Fed signals a December rate rise

HONG KONG: Asian stocks snapped a two-day rising streak and fell on Thursday after the U.S. central bank hinted at a December interest rate hike, sending short-term U.S. bond yields to 4-1/2-year highs and pushing the dollar broadly up. A December U.S. interest rate increase, ordinarily a sign of a healthy global economy, would now […]

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China says Disney to get special trademark protection

China says Disney to get special trademark protection

SHANGHAI: China will give special trademark protection to Walt Disney Co as the iconic US firm prepares to open its first theme park in mainland China next year, a regulator said on Thursday (Nov 5). Authorities will carry out a year-long campaign to crack down on Disney counterfeits, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce […]

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New programme launched to help raise productivity

New programme launched to help raise productivity

SINGAPORE: To provide more avenues for companies to raise productivity, the Singapore Business Federation and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) have launched a new productivity training programme. Called the Mentorship for Accelerating Productivity (MAP) Programme, it was launched on Thursday (Nov 5) at the Singapore Productivity Conference and Exhibition 2015 by Mr Teo Ser […]

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'High-speed rail likely to cost RM65b'

'High-speed rail likely to cost RM65b'

KUALA LUMPUR: Works on the proposed high-speed rail (HSR) linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore may commence in early 2018 and likely at a cost of RM65 billion, said people familiar with the matter. It is understood that the current estimated HSR cost per kilometre for systems and track is US$10 million (RM42.6 million). “This means, […]

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Ringgit eases against US dollar at opening

Ringgit eases against US dollar at opening

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit eased against the US dollar at opening today dampened by weaker oil price sentiment, dealers said. At 9am, the ringgit was quoted at 4.2850/2940 versus the greenback from 4.2630/2680 at 5pm on Wednesday. A dealer said Brent crude, the global crude oil benchmark, was down almost four per cent to USD48.58 […]

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Bursa opens lower in early trade

Bursa opens lower in early trade

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia reversed yesterday’s gains to open lower this morning, following the weaker overnight close at Wall Street dampened by the fall in crude oil prices. At 9.13am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) stood at 1,681.72, down 3.9 points, after opening at 1,683.43. Brent Crude, the global benchmark, fell US$1.96, […]

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