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  • 1
    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Strong Q2 earnings, favourable ratings for Singapore's three banks

    Looking ahead, some analysts say they expect the growth momentum to be sustained to the end of year, if the banks can keep non-performing loans in check.

  • 2
    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    China fines insurance firms US$18m for price monopoly

    The Chinese government has fined 23 insurance firms, which have colluded to fix fees, a total of US$18 million (S$22.5 million) in its latest anti-monopoly move.

  • 3
    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Rights debate shelved due to Thai junta pressure

    Thai activists on Tuesday (Sep 2) accused authorities of tightening their chokehold on freedom of expression after a debate on human rights since the army coup was scrapped following junta pressure.

  • 4
    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Mumbai hit by blackouts after power station snag

    A power outage left large swathes of India's financial capital Mumbai without electricity for hours on Tuesday (Sep 2), a leading utility company said, at a time when the country's energy sector is facing turmoil.

  • 5
    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Pakistan minister condemns protests as "revolt against state"

    Pakistan's interior minister on Tuesday (Sep 2) slammed violent anti-government protests as a "revolt against the state" as lawmakers met to discuss the political crisis shaking Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Football: Ivory Coast approves match despite Ebola fears

    The Ivory Coast government on Tuesday (Sep 2) relented and agreed to let the national football team play an Africa Cup of Nations match against Sierra Leone that it had banned because of Ebola virus fears.

  • 7
    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Doubts raised over British PM's anti-jihadist plans

    British media on Tuesday (Sep 2) voiced scepticism over "vague" plans announced by Prime Minister David Cameron to counter the threat of jihadist fighters travelling to Iraq and Syria.

  • 8
    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Ebola kills 31 people in DR Congo: WHO

     An outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed 31 people and the epidemic remains contained within the country's northwest, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday (Sep 2).

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Russia and NATO square off over Ukraine

    Russia vowed on Tuesday (Sep 2) to adopt a beefed-up new military doctrine over NATO's plans to establish a rapid-response team that could ward off the Kremlin's expansion into Ukraine and feared push further west.

  • 10
    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Tennis: Nishikori beats Raonic in record-tying late finish

    Japan's Kei Nishikori booked a US Open quarter-final berth on Tuesday morning with a five-set victory over Milos Raonic that equalled the latest-finishing contests in the tournament's history.