Stay cautious and vigilant in face of volatility

December 27, 2015 5:00 AM A I’ve had a decent year financially. Following the DBS Wealth Management investment strategy, I have generally maintained an overweight call on developed-market equities, although I took some weight off US and Japan to neutral weight in the second half of the year, keeping Europe overweight throughout through some funds […]

SG50: S$10m used to support projects, says Heng Swee Keat – Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia SG50: S$10m used to support projects, says Heng Swee KeatChannel News AsiaThe scale of participation in the activities to celebrate Singapore’s 50th year of independence was unprecedented, says Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat. By Kimberly Spykerman, News 5; Posted 27 Dec 2015 23:38; Updated 27 Dec 2015 23:39. VIDEOS …‘Build on S’pore spirit’ […]

Tornadoes sweep through Dallas area, killing 11 – CBC.ca

CBC.ca Tornadoes sweep through Dallas area, killing 11CBC.caTornadoes that swept through the Dallas area caused substantial damage and at least 11 people died either from the storm or related traffic accidents. Dozens of people were injured in the storms as well. It’s the latest of a succession of freakish …Death Toll Rises in Dallas as […]

Tensions between Burma and Thailand rise over death sentences for British … – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk Tensions between Burma and Thailand rise over death sentences for British …Telegraph.co.ukBurma’s powerful commander in chief has demanded a review of the death sentences given to two Burmese men for the 2014 murders of two British backpackers on the Thai island of Koh Tao, amid rising tensions between the two neighbours over the …Thailand beach […]

Taiwan opposition leader says China to have "rational attitude" toward DPP – AsiaOne

AsiaOne Taiwan opposition leader says China to have “rational attitude” toward DPPAsiaOneTaiwan’s opposition leader and presidential frontrunner on Sunday called on China to respect the island’s democratic process and said she believes Beijing will have a “rational attitude” when dealing with her independence-leaning party. Tsai Ing-wen …Memorable quotes from first presidential debateFocus Taiwan News ChannelTaiwan presidential […]

Former lounge singer 'disappears with $10m in remittance money' – The Straits Times

The Straits Times Former lounge singer ‘disappears with $10m in remittance money’The Straits TimesSINGAPORE – A former lounge singer who offered to help fellow Chinese nationals and performers remit money back home at cut-price rates has allegedly disappeared with more than $10 million of their savings. Ms Li Xia, 38, a permanent resident here who …200 […]

Ferrari recalls 185000 California T units over fuel leak risk – Modern Readers

Modern Readers Ferrari recalls 185000 California T units over fuel leak riskModern ReadersFerrari recalls 185,000 California T units due to fuel leak risk The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration announced Friday that Ferrari North America had recalled close to 200 examples of the 2016 California T due to potential fuel leaks …Ferrari recalls 185 […]

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission won't reveal identity of Najib's $850 … – AsiaOne

AsiaOne Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission won’t reveal identity of Najib’s $850 …AsiaOne“MACC has no problem revealing details of the investigation if it does not go against the law,” said MACC’s Director of Special Operations Datuk Bahri Mohamad Zin in a statement on Sunday. He however said existing provisions under the MACC Act 2009 …MACC says can’t reveal […]

ICA foils attempts to smuggle 250kg of chewing tobacco over Christmas weekend – TODAYonline

TODAYonline ICA foils attempts to smuggle 250kg of chewing tobacco over Christmas weekendTODAYonlineSINGAPORE — The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers at the Tuas checkpoint seized 28,769 sachets of chewing tobacco weighing more than 250kg in two separate attempts to smuggle them in without paying duties over the long Christmas …259kg contraband tobacco found in vehicles […]

China passes controversial counter-terrorism law – Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia China passes controversial counter-terrorism lawChannel News AsiaChina’s parliament has passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law that requires technology firms to hand over sensitive information such as encryption keys to the government and allows the military to venture overseas on counter-terror operations.China adopts first counter-terrorism law in historyXinhuaChina Passes Antiterrorism Law That Critics […]

Japan teacher who paid for sex with 12000 women convicted over naked child photos – AsiaOne

AsiaOne Japan teacher who paid for sex with 12000 women convicted over naked child photosAsiaOneThe Yokohama District Court sentenced Yuhei Takashima, 65, to two years in prison with the term suspended for four years, a spokesman told AFP. Takashima, who reportedly had sex with girls as young as 14, escaped prison with a promise not […]

Singapore's weak Nov factory output may weigh on Q4 GDP – AsiaOne

AsiaOne Singapore’s weak Nov factory output may weigh on Q4 GDPAsiaOneSINGAPORE – Singapore’s industrial production in November fell more than expected from a year earlier, an outcome that may weigh on the city-state’s fourth-quarter economic growth and points to a soft outlook for 2016. Manufacturing output shrank 5.5 …Singapore’s manufacturing output down for 10th straight month […]

Fire sweeps through Saudi hospital, at least 24 dead | Reuters – Firstpost

Arab News Fire sweeps through Saudi hospital, at least 24 dead | ReutersFirstpostDUBAI A fire tore through the intensive care unit and the maternity ward of a Saudi hospital before dawn on Thursday, killing at least 24 people and injuring 123, officials said. The fire broke out at the general hospital in the southwestern port […]

Dozens Feared Dead In Second Landslide In Myanmar's Jade Mining Region – Huffington Post

Huffington Post Dozens Feared Dead In Second Landslide In Myanmar’s Jade Mining RegionHuffington PostDozens were feared dead after the new landslide in the jade-mining region of Hpakant. YANGON, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Dozens of people were feared dead in Myanmar after a landslide hit a jade mining region, workers at a local mining firm said, […]