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Daily Debrief: Christmas Eve Edition
Singapore's manufacturing output declined 5.5 per cent year-on-year in November, dragged down by a weaker transport engineering cluster and a fall in electronics output.
Information directory firm Global Yellow Pages Limited said that it has lodged a report with the Commercial Affairs Department of the Singapore Police Force in relation to potentially irregular transactions in its subsidiary, Singapore River Explorer.
Raizen Energia SA and Wilmar International Ltd plan to establish a sugar venture in Brazil to rival the partnership between Cargill Inc and Copersucar SA, the nation's leading exporter this year.
Shares in Singapore-listed Interplex Holdings surged over 11 per cent at the start of trading on Thursday after a takeover offer from Baring Private Equity Asia.
The Fab Four's full catalogue will be available on all major services including leader Spotify, removing the most glaring musical absence from the booming sector of streaming that allows unlimited on-demand music online.
As the holiday shopping season comes to a close, procrastinators still have one fail-safe option: gift cards.
Bright lights strung on American trees, rooftops and lawns account for 6.63 billion kilowatt hours of electricity consumption every year, according to a recent blog post by the Center for Global Development. That's more than the national electricity consumption of many developing countries.
An Austrian radio station has punished one of its moderators after he locked himself in the studio only to play the song' Last Christmas', a cult hit from the 1980s by British band Wham!, 24 times in a row.
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Singapore stocks closed 0.5 per cent higher on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index (STI) gaining 13.97 points to 2,877.62 at the end of a shortened trading session.
Wishing all readers of The Business Times a Merry Christmas. The Daily Debrief will return on Dec 28, Monday.