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Friday, July 3, 2015

Solar Energy







India's US$100 billion push into solar energy over the next decade will be driven by foreign players as uncompetitive local manufacturers fall by the wayside, no longer protected by government restrictions on the sector.






BP Plc






BP Plc has reached a comprehensive US$18.7 billion settlement with the US government and five states, a landmark deal that effectively ends years of litigation over environmental damage and human casualties caused by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.






Cold Storage Hougang


Block 205 Hougang Street 21
#01-133/135
Tel: 63830323




Thursday, July 2, 2015

POSB White Sands






Most probably, it will reopen on 20 July 2015.







Gong Cha White Sands






Level One
Inside building
Near atrium








Oil






Oil fell to trade further below US$63 a barrel on Wednesday after US crude inventories unexpectedly rose, the latest sign of a supply glut that may increase if Iran reaches a nuclear deal with world powers.






US Manufacturing Sector






The pace of growth in the US manufacturing sector grew in June by slightly more than expected, according to an industry report released on Wednesday.





myCK Hougang


Block 210 Hougang Street 21
#01-225/227
Tel: 62837011




Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Greece's Request







Greece has submitted to creditors a new two-year aid proposal calling for parallel debt restructuring, the office of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday, in what seemed like a last-ditch effort by Athens to resolve an impasse with lenders.






Eurozone






Eurozone finance ministers will hold an emergency conference call on Tuesday to discuss a last-minute proposal by Athens, just hours before Greece's current bailout expires, Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem said.






Delifrance Tampines


Tampines Mall
#01-38
Tel: 62608522




Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pasir Ris Bus Interchange






An outrage of modesty case had been reported in this vicinity.







Coney Island






Have you read about it?







Sarong Policy





What is it about?






5 September 2015






What is happening?






Pasir Ris One






Ground water pipe burst in front of Block 530C.
Water sprayed until 4th floor high.













60 Euros A Day







Greece backtracked on a pledge to waive pensioners from limits on cash withdrawals, signaling that the strain in the country's banks is now spreading to the very people the government wanted to protect by rejecting a bailout proposal.
An overnight decree to impose capital controls and cap withdrawals at 60 euros a day had originally exempted pension payments. The privilege was revoked about 12 hours later.





Global Stocks







Global stocks slumped on Monday amid investor concern that Greece may be heading for a eurozone exit.






Long John Silver's Tampines



Tampines Mall
Top Level
Tel: 67873900




Monday, June 29, 2015

Why?






Why is the post on UOB dated 2012 
still attracting some readers until now?

I am not complaining.
I am just wondering.







Capital Controls






Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced Sunday that the country's crisis-hit banks will be shut on Monday and capital controls imposed to prevent withdrawals, after cash machines ran dry.






Euro






The euro dropped more than one per cent as trading opened in Asia Monday after Greece's government moved the nation a step closer to leaving the currency bloc by effectively asking voters to decide on its membership.






SEAR



50 Raffles Place
#45-01/02
Tel: 62219555




Sunday, June 28, 2015

Referendum






Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called a referendum on whether he should accept the latest demands of the country's creditors, the most dramatic move yet in a debt crisis that started five years ago.





Eurozone







The Eurozone got ready to deal with a Greek debt default next week after refusing to extend credit following Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's surprise announcement of a referendum on an offer from creditors that his leftist government rejected.





Chey Sua Carrot Cake



Block 127 Toa Payoh Lorong 1
Market and Food Centre




Saturday, June 27, 2015

Tornado Turmoil






How do you like this chapter 
on FarmVille Harvest Swap?







Asian Currencies






Asian currencies completed a weekly loss, led by Singapore's dollar and South Korea's won, amid speculation emerging markets will see volatility in capital flows should Greece default.





Shipping Sector in Greece






Greece's shipping sector faces paying a higher tonnage tax, and a phase-out of the special tax allowances it has enjoyed, under the latest proposals presented by the country's creditors, according to documents seen by Reuters.






Chotto Matte



54 Blair Road
Tel: 64480015






Friday, June 26, 2015

US Consumer Spending






US consumer spending recorded its largest increase in nearly six years in May on strong demand for automobiles and other big-ticket items, further evidence that economic growth was gathering momentum in the second quarter.











US Economy






The US economy is on track to expand 2.1 per cent in the second quarter in the wake of the government's final first-quarter reading on gross domestic product, and consumer spending and income in May, Atlanta Federal Reserve's GDPNow forecast model showed on Thursday.





Refuel Cafe


Block 744 Bedok Reservoir Road
#01-3029
Tel: 64480015





Thursday, June 25, 2015

Gold






China's gold demand may rise if the country's stock market reverses its rally, according to the World Gold Council.






OPEC




OPEC said its share of the global crude oil market last year declined to the lowest level since 2003, underscoring the motive for the group's current push to defend sales volumes.









Pie Face



313@Somerset
313 Orchard Road
#B3-10





Wednesday, June 24, 2015

US Stocks






Rising hopes that Greece will reach a deal with official creditors to avert a default helped push US stocks higher in opening trade on Tuesday.





Stocks in Europe







European stock markets rose further on Tuesday, building on the previous day's sharp rally on hopes of there finally being a deal on Greece's bailout.






Kanshoku Ramen


The Metropolis
9 North Bouna Vista Drive
#01-18




Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Norman Wong and Joanne Lee






Do they blog?






Greece Deal






European stock markets surged on Monday on hope that Greece would seal a deal with its EU-IMF creditors this week to save the country from default and a possible euro exit.






US Homes






US home resales surged to a 5-1/2-year high in May as first-time buyers piled into the market, the latest indication that housing and overall economic activity were gathering steam in the second quarter.






Little Hiro



King's Arcade
559 Bukit Timah Road
Tel: 64663477





Monday, June 22, 2015

Austrian Grand Prix






Nico Rosberg celebrated his 30th birthday with a third win in four races on Sunday when he beat Mercedes team-mate and series leader Lewis Hamilton to triumph in an incident-filled Austrian Grand Prix.






Greece's Offers






Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has made an offer to European Union leaders he described as a "definitive" solution ahead of Monday's emergency summit.





I Am


674 North Bridge Road
Tel: 62955509




Sunday, June 21, 2015

News Corp






A new management team at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp's Australian operations will support plans to expand into fast-growing Asia, son Lachlan Murdoch said Saturday.





Greek Banks







An accelerated run on Greek banks may force them to close for a few days next week. In the past few days alone, corporate and individual depositors have withdrawn an estimated 3 billion euros (S$4.5 billion), placing the money in either other European banks or at home.






Southbridge


80 Boat Quay
Level 5
Tel: 65365818




Saturday, June 20, 2015

Ringgit






The plunging ringgit has hit levels not seen against the Singdollar since at least 1981, amid fears that Malaysia's sovereign debt rating might be downgraded. 

One Singapore dollar could buy about RM2.80 yesterday, with analysts tipping more falls ahead.
The Malaysian currency has depreciated dramatically in recent months, falling 6 per cent against the Singdollar this year.
It is under attack on multiple fronts - including strife at heavily indebted state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad and plunging oil prices. Malaysia is a major oil exporter so the price slump has hit revenue hard.





Daimler







Daimler, which is overhauling its Mercedes-Benz dealership operations, said on Friday it would sell sales outlets in eastern Germany to China's Lei Shing Hong Group (LSH), the world's largest Mercedes dealership.






European Central Bank






The European Central Bank has raised the ceiling on emergency liquidity Greek banks can draw from the country's central bank for the second time this week, a banking source told Reuters on Friday.







Bodacious Bar & Bistro


70 Biopolis Street
Tel: 67789585




Friday, June 19, 2015

IMF






Central banks may need to become"market makers of last resort" if there is not enough liquidity during volatile sell-offs, a senior International Monetary Fund official said on Thursday.






US Consumer Prices






US consumer prices in May recorded their largest increase in more than two years as gasoline prices surged, suggesting an energy-driven disinflationary trend had probably run its course.





FOC Restaurant



40 Hongkong Street
Tel: 61004040



Thursday, June 18, 2015

Asiaone






How do you like the new design of this website?







BlackRock Inc






BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, said it has received expressions of interest for Singapore's Asia Square Tower 1 and could get more than S$4 billion for the building whose tenants include Citigroup Inc.







Bond Market






Global regulators will review the structure of bond markets to see if any changes are needed as central bankers fret over the possibility of more "taper tantrums" once interest rates start to rise.





The Beast


17 Jalan Klapa
Tel: 62950017




Wednesday, June 17, 2015

COE 17 June 2015







Certificates of entitlement (COE) have fallen further and hit one of the lowest levels this year in the latest bidding exercise.

The tumble was also the largest one this year.

COE for category A cars fell from $66,000 two weeks ago to $61,000, the lowest in four months.

COE for category B cars fell to its lowest in three months from $75,000 to $71,509.

Open category COE, which can be used for any vehicle type but ends up mainly for bigger cars, also dropped from $75,801 to a three-month low of $74,501.

Commercial vehicle COE dropped slightly from $50,900 to $50,502. Meanwhile, the premium for motorcycles (Cat D) dropped from $6,509 to $6,401.







New JB-Woodlands Train Shuttle Tebrau





A new shuttle train service plying between Woodlands and Johor Baru (JB) Sentral will start on July 1.

Malaysian rail operator Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) will operate the service called Shuttle Tebrau.

There will be 14 trips daily: seven from JB Sentral Station and seven from Woodlands Station.

A one-way fare from Woodlands will cost $5, while the return trip from JB Sentral will be priced at RM5 (S$1.80).

The departure timings from Woodlands Station will be: 6.30am, 8am, 9.30am, 5pm, 6.30pm, 8pm and 11pm.

From JB Sentral, the timings will be: 5.30am, 7am, 8.30am, 4pm, 5.30pm, 7pm and 10pm.






Grexit






Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras lashed out at Greece's creditors on Tuesday, accusing them of trying to "humiliate" Greeks, as he defied a drumbeat of warnings that Europe is preparing for his country to leave the euro.





Donald Trump







Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2016 US presidential election.
"I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created," Mr Trump said in a launch speech at his Trump Tower skyscraper in Manhattan.





Hambaobao


Beauty World Centre
Block 144 Upper Bukit Timah Road
#04-49




Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Home Leases in Paris






President Francois Hollande's plan to cap rents on new home leases in Paris will deter real estate investors while benefiting the wealthiest tenants and hurting the poorest, according to brokers.
The proposal will limit rents in the French capital to 20 per cent above and 30 per cent below a neighborhood's average, the government said June 12. The system, based on apartment size, year of construction and location, will allow surcharges for luxury homes.





Huawei






Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies plans to invest 400 million euros (US$449.88 million) in research and development in Germany by 2018, one of the company's rotating chief executives told German newspaper Handelsblatt.






Artistry


17 Jalan Pinang
Tel: 62982420



Monday, June 15, 2015

Dollar







With markets showing relative calm in the face of Greece's debt crisis and equities near all-time highs, there's little demand for the safety of haven assets like gold, giving changes in the dollar more sway. The metal has moved in the opposite direction as the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index every day except one this month.





La Mede






French oil major Total said on Saturday management had ordered the halting of the La Mede refinery in southeast France after a union launched a strike against plans to stop crude processing at the plant.





Purity Heaven



Century Square
Level One





Sunday, June 14, 2015

WHO







Some 400 million people worldwide lack access to essential health services, and the cost of healthcare is forcing many into poverty, the World Bank and World Health Organization reported Friday.





MERS






A World Health Organization (WHO) team of experts said on Saturday South Korea's outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) is "large and complex"and more cases should be anticipated.





Moon Fashion


Century Square
Level One




Saturday, June 13, 2015

US Consumer Sentiment







US consumer sentiment rose more than expected in June, a survey released on Friday showed.
The University of Michigan's preliminary June reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment came in at 94.6, up from the final reading of 90.7 the month before.





Brussels







Greece's government is ready to submit counter-proposals to bridge differences with its creditors and will restart negotiations in Brussels on Saturday, a government official said on Friday.





Bossini Tampines



Tampines Mall
#02-06/07/08
Tel: 67879136





Friday, June 12, 2015

Latin America







Unable to match China's offer of US$250 billion in investment in Latin America, the EU sought ways on Thursday to avoid being marginalised in the region, offering new trade deals, visa-free travel and deeper ties.






IMF






The International Monetary Fund dramatically raised the stakes in Greece's stalled debt talks on Thursday, announcing that its delegation had broken off negotiations in Brussels and flown home because of major differences with Athens.






Codes


127.0.0.2:3130

62.210.181.15:3130



Thursday, June 11, 2015

Penelope Rose Tiah Hui Xuan






Does she blog?






Wages in US







Wages and salaries advanced in the first quarter at the fastest pace since 2006, signalling American workers are having success seeking raises as the labour market strengthens.





Brexit






If Britain votes to leave the European Union in a referendum, Scottish nationalists would push for another independence vote as the world's fifth-largest economy grappled with exiting the EU, JPMorgan said in a research note.





Delifrance Tampines


Tampines Mall
#01-38
Tel: 62608522




Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Golden Shower






Did the national press just tweet this phrase for SEA Games?
Does it know the meaning?






Reina Quek





Does she blog?







Job Openings in US






The number of positions waiting to be filled in the US increased by 267,000 to 5.38 million in April from 5.11 million the prior month, the Labour Department reported on Tuesday in Washington. Rates of hiring and firing decreased, and the number of Americans quitting their jobs was little changed.





Audi







Volkswagen's Audi will take a stringent line on guarding customers' data, the carmaker's chief executive said on Tuesday, in a thinly veiled swipe at new rival Google Inc.





Hiang Soon


Otar Food Catering
261 Jalan Kayu
Tel: 64833808



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

G7






German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded urgent action from the Greek government to cement its position as a member of the single currency.
Ms Merkel told reporters that leaders of the Group of Seven nations meeting in Schloss Elmau, Germany, shared her goal of keeping Greece in the currency bloc and also backed her insistence that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras must deliver an economic program that can satisfy the country's creditors.





Greece






If Greece had to leave the eurozone, it would not cause a problem for the currency bloc but rather for Greece itself, European Central Bank governing council member Christian Noyer said on Monday.





Cake House Pasir Ris


The bread is very delicious.
The fillings are too little.




Monday, June 8, 2015

What Is The Rationale





"This is a truly sad day - to know that we lost six 12-year old kids at Mount Kinabalu's earthquake. I honestly cannot understand the rationale of sending kids at this age to a leadership programme in a tough terrain." ~ Pastor Barnabas Chong





"The question goes beyond what are the specific thresholds and abilities of particular kids. We should start with the end in mind - what lessons do we want to impart to the kids ? Then we look at the options - In school camp, OBS, overseas trip, overseas camp, climb a mountain and so on. When viewed in that manner, the mountains expedition appears to be one of the more costly and involved options to achieve the goals desired. The age of the children should then be factored in as a consideration. That is, in those options, what is most suitable for 12 year olds in general ? I agree accidents do happen and often are unavoidable no matter how careful one is. However, when you consider what they were trying to achieve, there are many other options with a more controlled environment, less cost and less risk." ~ Beng Ti Tan





"At 12 having teachers purpose and plan and parents to consent while you tell kids how glorified they will be as student leaders is not an accountable situation. The kids can't judge for themselves and teachers and parents each have their own concerns. 16 onwards would be a more accountable age. In the meantime, there are many outbound schools and camp sites in and around Singapore which can achieve the same objective. There isn't a need to go abroad for 2 nights to impart the desired lessons to the kids." ~ Beng Ti Tan






"There are so many ways to learn, such as rock climbing at Sports Hub. Before an excursion is planned, the organizers must ensure that the external environment is safe." ~ James Tan