Private banks EFG, VP Bank to raise headcount in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Lichtenstein-based VP Bank and Zurich-based EFG are planning to hire more staff in Singapore. Private bank VP Bank, which has been in Singapore since 2008, currently employs about 40 staff here and told Channel NewsAsia that it aims to double ... ( read original story ...)

KKH launches Singapore’s first human milk bank

SINGAPORE — Premature and very sick babies here whose mothers cannot produce enough milk will be able to safely draw from Singapore’s first human milk bank, which was launched on Thursday (Aug 17). The three-year pilot programme will first benefit ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore surpasses Hong Kong in liveability ranking

For the first time, Singapore has surpassed Hong Kong in the annual global liveability ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), as it snagged its highest-ever ranking at 35th place, reported Channel News Asia. The survey attributed Singapore’s ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore launches first human milk bank

SINGAPORE — Mothers who do not have enough breast milk to feed their premature or sick infants will now be able to draw on Singapore’s first human milk bank – launched on Thursday (Aug 17) as part of a new three-year pilot between KK Women’s and ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore bank stocks battered by more O&M bad news

SINGAPORE: Singapore banks’ exposure to the oil and gas sector is back in the spotlight after the surprise suspension of Ezion Holdings and heavy quarterly losses – totalling almost S$1 billion – suffered by Nam Cheong and Marco Polo Marine. ( read original story ...)

Singapore stocks fall 1% as lenders drag

Singapore shares fell for a second session on Wednesday, dragged lower by lenders such as DBS Group and United Overseas Bank. At 0513 GMT, the Straits Times Index lost 1 percent or 34 points to 3,261. It ended 0.42 percent lower on Tuesday, taking the year ... ( read original story ...)