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  • Book Talk: Chen pushes boundaries in Singapore, one play at a time

    By Caroline Ng SINGAPORE, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Two central themes of Loretta Chen's "Woman on Top" - sexuality and censorship - come at a timely moment for her home country of Singapore. In June a record crowd turned out for a gay rights rally in the...
  • Indonesia's president-elect eyes swift fuel hike to boost budget

    JAKARTA (Reuters) - President-elect Joko Widodo will sit down with Indonesia's outgoing leader next week in the hope of reaching an agreement to raise fuel prices before the handover in October, a move that would help ease budget-sapping subsidy costs....
  • What is corporate tax inversion?

    What is corporate tax inversion?
    You might have heard the word “inversion” recently. Deerfield-based Walgreen considered it, but decided against it. North Chicago-based AbbVie is planning one. Even President Barack Obama has weighed in on the practice. Here's a primer on what...
  • Thailand avoids recession in second quarter, but doubts on recovery pace remain

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand avoided recession in the second quarter, though doubts remain about how robustly it can recover after the army stepped in to end political unrest and seek to lift a stumbling economy. Southeast Asia's second largest economy...
  • Singapore to reform enforced pension saving scheme after protests

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is to reform its mandatory retirement savings scheme and will provide greater support to low-income pensioners, the Prime Minister said on Sunday, in response to growing public criticism of the system. Providing for...
  • Juve seek bite out of Premier League's Asia apple

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - When Manchester United's opening English Premier League fixture was brought forward, Italian champions Juventus had to switch their pre-season friendly in Singapore to avoid a clash. In Southeast Asia, only one league matters....
  • Nigerian in Singapore does not have Ebola: Straits Times

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Nigerian woman sent to a Singapore hospital isolation unit on Thursday does not have Ebola as initially suspected, the Straits Times reported. Philip Choo, chief executive of the government hospital where the woman was sent,...
  • Navratilova hails Mauresmo's coaching breakthrough

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Men's tennis will see a flurry of women coaches after Andy Murray broke down a gender barrier by hiring Amelie Mauresmo, says 18-times grand slam singles champion Martina Navratilova who is open to tutoring men. Briton Murray raised...
  • Last hurdle overcome in Lim's record Valencia deal

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singaporean Peter Lim will complete a record deal to buy Valencia in the next couple of weeks after overcoming the final hurdle on the restructuring of the team's huge debts, the club's president told Reuters on Friday. Amadeo Salvo...
  • Fox International Channels Appoints Cherry Yates to Corporate Communications VP

    Fox International Channels has named Cherry Yates to vice president of corporate communications, a newly created position to streamline communication strategies across FIC's more than 300 channels, the company announced Wednesday. Yates will also continue...
  • America's cartoon cat Garfield gets TV makeover in Indonesia

    * Television serial version of Garfield created on Batam island * Southeast Asian film industry is growing * Region still "very new to media game" - studio head By Eveline Danubrata and Caroline Ng JAKARTA/SINGAPORE, Aug 18 (Reuters) - The comic strip...
  • Promise of more keeps investors hooked on Asia's frothy markets

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Calling the top in financial markets is never easy. Asian stock and bond markets may appear frothy at their near-record levels after a multi-year rally, but global investors are still betting on a mix of healthy returns and history...