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Panasonic starts selling vegetable in Singapore

Panasonic starts selling vegetable in Singapore

Japan's Panasonic Corp, best known for its television sets and home theatre systems, wants to feed Singaporeans its radishes and lettuce. A unit of the electronics conglomerate last week started selling to a chain of Japanese restaurants in Singapore fresh produce grown in what it says is the first licensed indoor vegetable farm in...

Singapore launches jobs website favouring locals

Singapore on Monday launched a jobs website favouring citizens and permanent residents in response to mounting complaints that foreigners are stealing professional jobs from locals. The Workforce Development Agency said the "Jobs Bank" website will match employment opportunities with profiles of locals seeking employment or a change of jobs. From August 1, companies needing professional workers must advertise on the site for at least 14 days before they can seek an employment pass for a foreigner from the Ministry of Manpower. This...

Safety steps could save 2 Bangladeshi workers: Singapore court

Safety steps could save 2 Bangladeshi workers: Singapore court

A fatal industrial accident involving two Bangladeshi nationals who fell from height in Singapore could have been avoided if safe work methods had been practiced, said a coroner yesterday. State Coroner Marvin Bay was giving his findings into the deaths of construction workers Rajib Md Abdul Hannan, 24, and Abinash Roy, 28, who fell...

'The brain ages faster' when sleep compromised

'The brain ages faster' when sleep compromised

The brain of older people ages faster when they have shortness of sleep, reports Medical News Today quoting researchers from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. The research on healthy adults aged 55 years and older, published in the journal Sleep, used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and neuropsychological assessment to investigate changes in the brain...

ABB shows ways of reliable power

ABB shows ways of reliable power

The power sector should have compact substations equipped with state-of-the-art switchgear technology to save significant space and execution time in offering technical solutions, analysts said. They spoke at a recent seminar organised by a leading power and automation company—ABB—in Dhaka. Over 125 customers and stakeholders from Bangladesh and ABB delegates from different countries, including Switzerland,...

Gold smuggling ringleader held: DB

Gold smuggling ringleader held: DB

Detectives today claimed to have arrested the mastermind of a gold smuggling syndicate operating in Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, India and Bangladesh. The capture of nine persons, scheduled to fly for Malaysia Sunday evening, led to the arrest of the alleged mastermind, Nazrul Islam Liton, 33, at a house in Purana Paltan a day later,...

8 Bangladeshis cleared of rioting at Singapore dorm

8 Bangladeshis cleared of rioting at Singapore dorm

Eight Bangladeshi workers have been cleared of rioting in a dormitory after a fight with another group - which is thought to have erupted over the result of a cricket match, reports The Straits Times. The eight, aged 26 to 38, were given a discharge amounting to an acquittal yesterday (Tuesday) for being part...

Japan investment in Southeast Asia surges amid China slump

Japanese companies' investments in Southeast Asia surged last year to almost three times the amount invested in China, after relations between Beijing and Tokyo soured in 2012 and Chinese labour costs rose, a government agency of Japan said on Friday. Japanese companies invested 2.33 trillion yen ($22.8 billion) in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam last year, compared with 887 billion yen in China, Japan's largest trading partner, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), said. Investments doubled in Southeast...

Deal inked with Santos-Krisenergy for oil, gas exploration

Deal inked with Santos-Krisenergy for oil, gas exploration

Australia-based Santos, Krisenergy (Asia) of Singapore and Bapex of Bangladesh today signed a joint venture agreement to explore oil and gas in the shallow sea Block 11. The deal was signed with the government and Petrobangla, the state-owned oil company, at the latter’s office in the capital. Under the deal, Santos and Krisenergy will invest...

'3 musketeers' take control of cricket

In Singapore yesterday, the controversial proposal to revamp the International Cricket Council (ICC) by the 'Big Three' of India, Australia and England was approved as the ICC board got the required eight votes, with the Pakistan and Sri Lanka boards abstaining from voting. The dust is yet to settle from the meeting, but the picture that has emerged is that Bangladesh's immediate concern of virtual relegation from Test cricket has been allayed, with the revamped structure of cricket's governing...

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