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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Capital Markets Union





Setting clear priorities would generate momentum for the European Union's "capital markets union" plan to lift growth, EU president Latvia has proposed.
The CMU project aims to increase the amount of funds raised by stock, bond and other markets for companies to grow. The 28-country bloc relies heavily on banks for funds, which has been difficult since the financial crisis as lenders focus on building up capital defences.




Cirque du Soleil





American private equity firm TPG and China's Fosun have bought a majority stake in Canadian entertainment juggernaut Cirque du Soleil for an undisclosed sum, the company announced Monday.




Tsukada Nojo

Atrium@Orchard
Tel: 63365003

Monday, April 20, 2015

Peniwern Atrium Sale





East Point 
Level One
Until 26 April 2015





Kiyo Atrium Sale





Lot One
Level One
Until 26 April 2015





Bank Reserve Ratio





China's central bank announced on Sunday it would cut the level of funds that commercial banks must hold in reserve by one percentage point, the second such move this year to boost lending.
The move, effective Monday, comes days after the world's second largest economy reported its worst quarterly growth figure for six years.





Volkswagen




Volkswagen is scrambling to develop budget sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) in China in a bid to keep up with shifts in the market, its China chief executive, Jochem Heizmann, said on Sunday.




Taka Tampines

Tampines MRT Station
#01-29/30




Sunday, April 19, 2015

Yasmeen Munira





Does she blog?





China Homes





Average new home prices in China's 70 major cities fell for the seventh consecutive month in March from a year earlier, down 6.1 per cent.




Samsung





Samsung has removed its corporate logo from its new smartphones sold in Japan, a company spokeswoman confirmed Saturday.
The name Samsung is missing on both the Galaxy S6 and its curved-edge variant, the Galaxy S6 Edge.
These models are presented as Docomo Galaxy and au Galaxy, carrying the names of its associated Japanese telecom service providers.
Samsung provided no reason why it kept the logo off in Japan.




Bossini Tampines

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




Saturday, April 18, 2015

G20





The Group of 20 leading economies struck a hopeful tone on the outlook for global growth on Friday even as officials fretted that Athen's inability to strike a deal with its lenders could upset Europe's tentative recovery.





US Consumer Prices




US consumer prices rose for a second straight month in March as the cost of gasoline and shelter increased, signs of some inflation that should keep the Federal Reserve on course to start raising interest rates this year.




Watsons Tampines

Tampines Mall
#B1-07/08



Friday, April 17, 2015

GV Tampines





Tampines Mall
Reopens on 20 April 2015





Luxury City Atrium Sale





Century Square
Level One





Bloomberry Resorts Corp





Bloomberry Resorts Corp plans to invest more than US$1 billion in an integrated casino complex in South Korea and is in talks with a potential Korean partner for the project, company chairman Enrique Razon said on Thursday.




Etsy Inc





Shares of Etsy Inc, an online marketplace for handmade goods and craft supplies, more than doubled in their debut on Thursday, valuing the company at about US$3.88 billion.




Appare

10 Sinaran Drive
Square 2
#02-65 to 67
Tel: 63976780



Thursday, April 16, 2015

Cheryl Tan RGS




Does she blog?





Hock Hua Atrium Sale





Tampines Mall
Level One





US Homes





US homebuilder sentiment reversed a three-month slide in April and rose to its best monthly showing of 2015, the National Association of Home Builders said on Wednesday.




Huawei P8





China's Huawei unveiled its flagship P8 smartphone on Wednesday, a device that stacks up against the latest models from Samsung and Apple in technical specifications if not marketing budget.




Laksania Bugis

Bugis+
#04-04


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sataycup




Parkway Parade
Food Republic
#B1-K1




Popular Tampines Mall




Pre-renovation sale
Until 19 April 2015





Wavee





How is this app?





Ng Yao Wei Cedric





Does he blog?





Lending Club





Online credit provider Lending Club and Citigroup announced a US$150m venture on Tuesday to provide affordable credit to low-to-moderate income borrowers.




TrimTabs




Global equity mutual and exchange-traded funds have so far this year pulled in net inflows of US$81.5 billion, putting them on track to beat a four-month record high of US$86 billion set nine year ago, TrimTabs Investment Research said on Tuesday.




Saint Pierre

Quayside Isle
31 Ocean Way
@01-15
Tel: 64380887




Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Opec





Opec has criticised unidentified non-member countries for their refusal to cooperate with the oil exporter group in propping up prices and repeated its call for them to do so.




Hanover Fair




A giant statue of an Indian elephant dominates the stand of German cable maker Lapp at this year's Hanover Fair, the world's largest industrial trade show, which opened on Monday.
Stuttgart-based Lapp and a host of other German industrial companies are lining up to tap into the growth potential of India, Asia's third-biggest economy, which is the partner country of this year's fair and is eagerly wooing foreign investors to help modernise its industry.



Esquina

16 Jiak Chuan Road
Tel: 62221616




Monday, April 13, 2015

Visits to Hong Kong




China will limit visits by residents of the city of Shenzhen to neighbouring Hong Kong, a politician and media said on Sunday, following recent tension in the former British colony over growing numbers of mainland visitors.




Elections in Japan




Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition on Sunday won local elections seen as a referendum on his efforts to boost the economy before upper house elections next year, news reports said.




Caffe B

The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
#B1-15
#01-83
Tel: 68873311



Sunday, April 12, 2015

Ben and Jerry Free Cone Day





Yes it’s back again! Ben & Jerry’s annual affair of giving out free cones to everyone since 1979 is happening again next week on a Tuesday, 14 April 2015 at three locations in Singapore.
Queues are expected and the giveaway will start at 12pm at 313@Somerset, Vivocity and Dempsey outlets. 


Blackstone Group





It took Blackstone Group less than four weeks after an approach from General Electric Co to clinch the biggest real estate deal since the financial crisis. Yet the seeds of that deal were planted seven years ago, during the crisis.




Pound




The pound slipped to an almost five-year low against the dollar as the UK election campaign entered its final month, with investors bracing for a contest that's set to be the tightest in a generation.




Putien Parkway Parade

80 Marine Parade Road
#02-13
Tel: 63456358



Saturday, April 11, 2015

Hong Kong




Hong Kong is set to overtake Japan as the world's third-largest stock market, spurred on by surging Chinese demand for shares in the former British colony.




Nokia and HERE




Shares in Finland's Nokia jumped 5 per cent after a report by Bloomberg News, citing unnamed sources, said the company was considering selling its maps business HERE.




Putien Marina Square

6 Raffles Boulevard
#02-205
Tel: 63364068



Friday, April 10, 2015

Someone




Someone wrote

"夜空下的我,不想在是一个人度过。。。"





Someone





Someone wrote


"走错的路太多
渐渐地迷失沉没
夜空下的我
一个人咀嚼失落
多少遗憾失措
多少梦想被摔破"






Jobs in USA





The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose less than expected last week and the four-week moving average hit its lowest level since 2000, suggesting an abrupt slowdown in job growth in March could be temporary.





Mediocre Economic Growth





Mediocre economic growth could become the "new reality," leaving millions stuck without jobs and increasing the risks to global financial stability, the head of the International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday.




Putien Kitchener

127 Kitchener Road
Tel: 62956358



Thursday, April 9, 2015

Dazzling Taiwan





Capitol Piazza 
Stamford Road
#01-85






Shell-BG





Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday it had agreed to buy BG Group for 47 billion pounds (S$94.7 billion) in a bid to close the gap on the world's biggest oil major, US ExxonMobil.





Sprinklr





When social media software firm Sprinklr unveiled its latest funding last month, it vaulted into the club of "unicorns," or tech startups worth at least US$1 billion (S$1.4 billion).





Chui Huay Lim Club

190 Keng Lee Road
#01-02
Tel: 67323637



Wednesday, April 8, 2015

COE 8 April 2015






  • CAT A 
    $67,749
  •  
  • CAT B 
    $76,612
  •  
  • CAT C 
    $64,001
  • CAT D 
    $6,312
  •  
  • CAT E 
    $78,000

Dazzling Cafe in Singapore





Capitol Piazza
#01-85
Opens on 18 April 2015
12noon to 8pm daily





Dallas Buyers Club





How is this movie?





Xiaomi





Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc has decided to sell devices through a leading electronics retail chain in India, part of its effort to move away from online-only sales and boost growth in the world's third-largest smartphone market.





Apple Inc





Apple Inc wants employees to encourage customers to order the new Apple Watch online and avoid a crush at its stores, according to a report by Business Insider.




Brizo

Park Hotel Clarke Quay
1 Unity Street
Tel: 65938855



Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Courts 41st Anniversary Sale





Courts Megastore
Tampines 
10 April 2015





National Housing Bank





China should establish a national housing bank to optimize use of the country's housing provident funds, which have over 3.7 trillion yuan (S$825 billion) at their disposal, according to an article written by an official with Ministry of Housing and Urban, Rural Construction.




US Services Sector





The pace of growth in the US services sector fell in March to its lowest level in three months but exports rose to the highest level in over two years, according to an industry report released on Monday.




Si Chuan Dou Hua

Top of UOB Plaza
UOB Plaza 1
80 Raffles Place
Tel: 65356006




Monday, April 6, 2015

Japanese Food Fair




Tampines Mall
Level One
Until 14 April 2015






Annabelle Lim Zhi Ya




Does she blog?





Kiyo Atrium Sale





Tampines One
Level One
Until 12 April 2015





US Employers





After turning a deaf ear to pressure for years, US businesses are digging into their pockets to improve the lot of the lowest-paid workers, but also their own images.

Faced with a mounting campaign to address a growing gap between the rich and the poor, and complaints that low wages leave workers dependent on state handouts, some of the largest US employers have announced sweeping wage increases in recent weeks. 

After department store Walmart and clothing chain The Gap said they would raise worker pay, fast food giant announced a hike for 90,000 of its workers.




Japanese Manufacturers





Like Daikin, a number of Japanese manufacturers are shifting production back to Japan from China and elsewhere to take advantage of a weaker yen. Rival Panasonic has pulled back some production of room air-conditioners, Sharp has brought back production of some refrigerators, and Canon has repatriated some output of high-end copiers, according to a list compiled by Nomura.




Charly T's

112 Katong
112 East Coast Road
#03-15
Tel: 66364701



Sunday, April 5, 2015

Suzuki




Japanese automaker Suzuki plans to invest tens of millions of dollars to build a second plant in Myanmar, seeking to make quick inroads in the country's growing market, a report said Saturday.




Google Inc




Plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit against Google Inc on Friday withdrew their case accusing the search engine company of harming smartphone buyers by forcing handset makers using Android operating system to make Google's own applications the default option.




Bibigo Suntec City

Suntec City Mall
Tower 3
#B1-107



Saturday, April 4, 2015

Malakoff





Corston Smith Asset Management, Eastspring Investments and Malaysia's Pilgrims Fund Board have emerged as cornerstone investors in the RM2.74 billion (S$1.01 billion) listing of Malaysia's largest independent power firm, Malakoff Corporation Bhd, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the flotation.




US Job Growth




US employers added the fewest jobs in more than a year in March amid signs the economy was starting to take strain from a strong dollar and lower oil prices, which could delay an anticipated interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve.




Someone





Someone wrote

"Taking a little break 

at Changi Airport, Terminal 2 Bay/Gate E6"





Bibigo Nex

Nex Mall
#03-08
Tel: 65098272



Friday, April 3, 2015

Cameron's Conservatives





British Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives scored 37 per cent in a YouGov opinion poll ahead of the May 7 election, the highest level of support in the survey since March 2012, The Sun newspaper reported on Friday.





Dollar




The dollar fell against the euro for a second straight day Thursday in cautious trade on the eve of the US March jobs report and a long Easter holiday weekend.




Bibigo Raffles City

Raffles City Shopping Centre
#B1-74
Tel: 63364745



Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mel Low Huey Fong





Does she blog?





Lim Shir Lin Jeff





Does she blog?




Spring Kyusu Fair




Tampines Mall
Level One
03 to 14 April 2015





Ouyang Xiangyu




Does she blog?




Martial Law Lifted




Thailand's ruling junta, known as the National Council for Peace and Order, announced in a televised statement on Wednesday that it had lifted martial law, which had been in place nationwide since just before a coup 10 months ago. 

Global Manufacturing Growth




Global manufacturing growth pulled back slightly in March as factories made only modest cuts to their prices, a business survey showed on Thursday. 

Xi Yan

38A Craig Road
Tel: 62203546



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Qiu Qiu and Pei Lin




Are they related?





Qiu Qiu, Tiffany and Drago




Have you read about them?





Pasir Ris MRT Station





Why was the platform so packed with passengers at 10:45am today and 11:15am yesterday?

This is unusual.





Stephanie and Kareena





Have you read about them?





Shenny and Kareena





Have you read about them?





Shenny and Stephanie




Have you read about them?





Jubilee Bridge




Shall we go there?




US Midwest Factory Activity




A private measure of factory activity in the upper US Midwest region rose in March due to a rebound in new orders and production, Marquette University and Institute for Supply Management-Milwaukee said on Tuesday.




US Consumer Confidence




US consumer confidence unexpectedly rebounded strongly in March, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.
The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes rose to 101.3 from an upwardly revised 98.8 in February. Economists were looking for a reading of 96.0, according to a Reuters poll.




Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant

Flower Dome
Gardens By The Bay
Tel: 66046604



Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Official Website





Finally, the configuration of the official website is corrected after one month. This is too slow. 

The people who are in charge of it should have logged in at least once a day everyday. It serves at least a thousand people at the first tier.

Was someone sleeping on the job during the past month? 

Is someone else taking credit for the work done now? 

Attitude and character are far more important than paper qualification.





Li Haoyi and Girlfriend





What is her name?
Does she blog?





Li Shaowu




Does he blog?