You have a 50% chance of failing in this Singapore banking job

“When UBS took on about 100 of them from Citi, HSBC and the like in China about three years ago only about 35 were successful,” says a Singapore headhunter who asked not to be named. “But the salaries of the 65 others were low anyway and the bank ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore seizes smuggled cigarettes from Malaysian truck

The driver, a 33-year-old Malaysian man, the cigarettes and truck were handed over to Singapore Customs for investigation, it said. The vehicle used in the commission of such offences is liable to be forfeited. The total duty and Goods and Services Tax ... ( read original story ...)

UAE jails Singapore pair for wearing women’s clothes

A man and a pre-operative transgender woman from Singapore have been jailed in the United Arab Emirates for a year for wearing women's clothes. They were stopped at a shopping mall in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, on 9 August but their arrest and rapid trial ... ( read original story ...)

Why Citibank pulled the plug on sinking SAA

There are rumours that the former Thai leader may have fled to neighbouring Cambodia, while newspaper reports say she may have later gone to Singapore or Dubai Among ... of bankrupt state-owned airline SAA with Citibank being the second bank to refuse ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore rejects U.S. academic’s appeal against expulsion

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has rejected a U.S. citizen's appeal to stay in the city-state following the cancellation of his permanent residence status after the government branded him as an agent of foreign influence. Earlier this month, Singapore's ... ( read original story ...)