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Singapore votes for new president


Singaporeans voted on Saturday in the city-state's first contested presidential election in 18 years following a heated campaign marked by calls for stronger checks on the ruling party.

Polls opened

Oil mixed in Asia as traders eye Libya crisis


Crude prices see-sawed in Asian trade on Tuesday as traders monitored the crisis in Libya with rebels claiming victory but Muammar Gaddafi’s sons saying the strongman remains in power, analysts said.

Gold hits record for second day as investors dump stocks


Bullion gained 1.7 percent on Tuesday, roaring to all-time highs for a second consecutive session as equity markets dived on growing fears of a global recession after last week's cut in the United Sta

Oil falls, gold hits record after U.S. downgrade

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Gold surged to a record high on Monday and other commodities from oil to grains slid as investors cut riskier assets after the United States lost its top-notch AAA credit rating, creating renewed unce

Crude surges in Asia as US reaches debt deal

Crude oil markets rallied in Asian trade on Monday amid relief at the announcement of an elusive US debt deal, analysts said.

New York's main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in Septemb

ADB prods emerging Asia to take inflation threat seriously


Emerging Asia needs to adapt to a 'new reality' of persistently high commodity prices and cannot let up on fighting inflation despite weak growth in advanced economies, the Asian Development Bank said

Singapore fertility centre fined due to sperm mix-up

A medical facility in Singapore offering fertility procedures has been fined after a different person's sperm was used in an in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) process, Channel NewsAsia reported.

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Internet minders vote for unlimited domain names

Internet minders voted on Monday to allow virtually unlimited new domain names based on themes as varied as company brands, entertainment and political causes, in the system’s biggest shake-up since it started 26 years ago.

Saina Nehwal crashes in Singapore Open

Saina Nehwal became the biggest women's casualty when she fell in three sets to world number 10 Cheng Shao-Chieh of Taiwan in a day of carnage, that saw top men's seed Taufik Hidayat crashing out and

IATA puts India on ‘wall of shame’ for high taxes

June 6: India on Monday was put on the ‘Wall of Shame’ by the IATA for imposing high service tax on air tickets when aviation sector was growing, with the world airlines’ body warning the country not

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.