• Daily Briefing: Singapore says goodbye to LKY; Daughter Lee We Ling's personal, touching eulogy

    And two owners appeal ruling on Gilstead court sale. Grieving Singaporeans were joined by world leaders on Sunday to pay their final respects to the country's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, as the ...

  • Singaporeans gathered Sunday to bid a final farewell to Lee Kuan Yew, the country’s founding prime minister, in a grand funeral ceremony.

  • Thousands of people are braving heavy rains to line major streets in Singapore for a final farewell to founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, who will receive a rare 21-gun salute before a state funeral attended by world dignitaries

    More than 100,000 people lined Singapore's streets to bid farewell to its founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday, officials said as a week of mourning ended in the city-state he led to prosperity. "The light that has guided us all these years has been extinguished," his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, told a state …

  • Former US president Bill Clinton arrives at the University Cultural Center (UCC) for the funeral services for Singapore's former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew in Singapore on March 29, 2015

    08:59 GMT - Last goodbye - WE ARE CLOSING AFP'S LIVE REPORT following the end of Lee Kuan Yew's funeral. As the rain cleared in the late afternoon, Singaporeans still thronged the streets, singing the national anthem and hoping for a final glimpse of Lee's hearse as it made its final journey to the city's Mandai crematorium. …

  • Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key attend a Cricket World Cup function in Auckland on February 27, 2015

    New Zealand Prime Minister John Key believes he has made the right decision to be in Melbourne for the Cricket World Cup final on Sunday rather than attend the state funeral for Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew. Instead, Governor-General Jerry Mateparae will represent New Zealand in Singapore. He described Lee …

  • New Zealand players thank their fans after their victory in the semi-final Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and South Africa at Eden Park in Auckland on March 24, 2015

    New Zealand Prime Minister John Key decided not to attend Lee Kuan Yew's funeral and left behind a bruising byelection defeat to be in Melbourne Sunday as he led his nation's obsession with the World Cup final. After failing six times in the semi-finals, New Zealand have finally made the ultimate showdown of ODI cricket's …

  • Mourners pay their respects to Singapore's late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew where he lies in state at Parliament House in Singapore on March 27, 2015

    More than 415,000 people, equivalent to over 12 percent of Singapore's citizens, have visited parliament to pay their respects to former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, officials said Saturday. An update from the State Funeral Organising Committee said the queue for mourners to enter the legislature would be closed at 8:00 …

  • Policemen watch mourners waiting outside the Parliament building, hoping to pay their last respects to the former Prime Minister, in Singapore on March 27, 2015

    The Singapore government Saturday reopened a massive queue for mourners to pay their last respects to founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew after a temporary suspension for safety reasons. A surge of mourners late Friday forced overwhelmed officials to cut off access to the Padang, an open field close to parliament, where …

  • Singapore: Life after Lee @ Financial Times

    In his final memoir published two years before his death Lee Kuan Yew wrote with grim realism about whether he thought Singapore would still be around in 100 years. "I am not so sure," said the ...

  • Mourners pay their respects to Singapore's late former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, where he lies in state at Parliament House in Singapore on March 27, 2015

    The Singapore government late Friday ordered mourners to stay off a congested field near parliament for safety reasons as tens of thousands paid their last respects to former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. Outnumbered police officers were turning away mourners at the City Hall metro station next to the Padang, an open field …

  • Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong grapples with eroding support for his party as he seeks to continue his father’s legacy.

  • Strange Strength For Singapore Dollar @ The Wall Street Journal

    The Singapore dollar’s doing something strange. It’s strengthening despite expectations of easier monetary policy.

  • If You Can’t Pay Respects To Lee Kuan Yew In Time, Watch This Live Feed Instead

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has just announced that a live feed of Lee Kuan Yew’s Lying in State has been set up. With the mammoth queues of people hoping to pay Mr Lee their last respects, PM Lee has mentioned that not everyone may be able to The post If You Can’t Pay …

  • Lee Kuan Yew featured on the cover of Time

    He "gave prosperity at the cost of freedom". The April 6 edition of Time Magazine featured Mr Lee Kuan Yew on its cover, describing him as the "founding father of Singapore". The article which accompanied the cover claimed that Mr Lee gave the city-state prosperity at the cost of freedom. The cover used a photo taken …

  • Noble unit not linked to OW Bunker bankruptcy, says MPA

    Claims by Iceberg have been dismissed. The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has dismissed claims by Iceberg Research that OW Bunker’s collapse is directly linked to malpractice at Noble Group’s now-defunct bunkering business, Noble Resources International Pte Ltd (NRIPL). Iceberg Research claimed in its third …

  • MAS easing more likely next month after surprisingly weak IP print

    The SGD NEER will be re-centered. February’s surprisingly weak Industrial Production (IP) print is likely to lead to another policy easing by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). A report by UOB highlighted that this IP release will be the last data-point before the MAS makes its decision in its April policy meeting. …

  • Singapore’s largest banks to rake in profits from rising interest rates

    The SIBOR has more than doubled this year. Singapore’s three major banks are poised to benefit from gains in local interest rates, which could signal bigger profits from their domestic lending, a report ...

  • Chart of the Day: LCCs to suffer cuts in seat capacity in 1H15

    Tourism arrivals will continue their downtrend. Last January, Indonesian arrivals fell 17% YoY while Chinese visitors were slashed by 25%. According to a report by DBS, based on CAPA data, seat capacity in 1Q15 and 2Q15 from Indonesia to Singapore is projected to decline 16% and 8% y-o-y, respectively. More importantly, …

  • Keppel Corp has extended the deadline for its offer to buy all the remaining un-owned shares in Keppel Land to next Tuesday, according to a filing with the Singapore Exchange (SGX). This comes after the group secured 93.2 percent of Keppel Lands stake during the original deadline yesterday afternoon from 90.9 percent a …

  • A demonstrator holds a fan with "No! TPP" in a protest against the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal at demonstration in front of the parliament building in Tokyo on April 23, 2014

    The classified document, released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday, deals with a controversial investor-state dispute settlement tool that is part of closed-door negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a 12-nation free-trade agreement including Japan, Australia, Singapore and Vietnam. According to the January 20 …

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