Government & Economy

Nikkei leaps as BOJ springs a surprise

IN one of the closest votes in its history, or that of any other major central bank, the Bank of Japan's nine-member Policy Board voted on Friday by five votes to four to launch a major new round of monetary easing that shocked and delighted...


[MOJAVE] A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one crew member and seriously injuring the other,...

Government & Economy

[BEIJING] China completed its first return mission to the moon early Saturday with the successful re-entry and landing of an unmanned probe, state media reported, in the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious space programme...

Government & Economy

THE number of workers made redundant in Singapore went up in the third quarter of 2014 to 3,400, in what the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) describes as a sign of the ongoing effects of business restructuring.

Government & Economy

SINGAPORE has overcome many hurdles in the last 50 years of its tourism journey and the country can expect to face new challenges in the next half-century, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

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Can they finally QE-it?

The US Fed has twice tried to exit quantitative easing, only to be pulled back in. Will they be third time lucky?

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