Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Today's Singapore News

The following are stories that are making the headlines over at Topix Singapore News today, edited by yours truly.

-More volunteers spreading message of conservation in Singapore: Survey results released by NEA showed the number of volunteers jumped by a third in the last year to more than 11,400.
-Nursing homes need more trained medical personnel to implement palliative care: Some nursing homes say providing in-house medical expertise will be a key issue.
-Singapore's Bar Dancers: Dancing is their secret, something they don't even tell to their friends and relatives, which is why many did not want to reveal their real names.
-Re-hiring guidelines to spell out details like break in service: Employers eager for more information on the new re-employment law will soon have a better idea of what to expect.
-Construction sector woes: The deepening global financial crisis has hit the outlook for the local construction sector, even as current demand is at a record high.
-Pricier power? Life goes on: The electricity price hike has not led to worse times households under the Pay-As-You-Use scheme so far.
-Singapore central bank to manage currency as recession looms: Singapore's central bank said it stands ready to intervene and manage the Singapore dollar exchange rate if volatility continues.
-Credit Counselling Singapore sees more bad debts from gambling: More people are falling into bad debt as a result of gambling, and experts say given the current economic crunch, such cases may rise.
-Young Singaporeans are unfazed by recession: A recession looms but anecdotal evidence suggests that there are young Singaporeans who do not expect the partying to end.
-Singapore says economic weakness 'more advanced': Singapore's faltering economy has entered a "more advanced stage of weakness" as falling trade and tourism from other Asian countries adds to a slump in demand for the city-state's exports from the U.S. and Europe.

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