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Singapore and China will be collaborating on their third government-led project in China's south-western Chongqing city to boost its less-developed western regions, following the successes of the Suzhou Industrial Park and the Tianjin Eco-city which began in 1994 and 2008 respectively.
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Singapore Airlines has made a $453 million takeover bid for budget carrier Tigerair. It plans to delist and privatise the loss-making carrier but said no jobs would be cut. SIA, which owns 55.8 per cent of Tigerair, is offering stakeholders 41 cents a share. Tigerair shares closed at 31 cents on Thursday.
Pundits expect Myanmar's National League for Democracy to emerge the single largest party in the Ayeyarwady delta in tomorrow's election. If the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party does not hold on to some seats in the delta, where it is fielding strong candidates, several of its top figures may be buried in a political Waterloo.
Malaysian police have questioned Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for potential criminal defamation after he accused Prime Minister Najib Razak of bribing ruling Umno officials to stay in power at an anti-government rally. No sitting or former Malaysian prime minister has ever been subject to police questioning.
Ambassador Tommy Koh has China on his mind as he reflects on 25 years of diplomatic relations between China and Singapore. Singapore, he says, will do its utmost to keep China-Asean ties on a positive trajectory but China must do its part by managing differences with wisdom and self-restraint.
The Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and two of its doctors have been sued for $8 million by a 51-year-old woman, who claimed that their negligence in treating her urinary condition had caused her to lose her limbs.
There are few MRT users or HDB upgraders around three new MRT stations - Keppel, Cantonment and Prince Edward - announced last week, analysts say, but they are confident the pace of development will pick up.
Valentino Rossi and teammate Jorge Lorenzo both regret their behaviour ahead of this weekend's MotoGP title showdown. Rossi admitted not following the line in Malaysia, leading to him kicking Marc Marquez off his bike, while Lorenzo regretted the thumbs-down he gave Rossi on the Sepang podium.
Next year's edition of the Art Stage Singapore art fair will launch a series of South-east Asia-focused programmes on the theme of urbanisation. The fair's sixth edition will run from Jan 21 to Jan 24. Held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, it will anchor the annual Singapore Art Week.
Music executives are anxiously waiting to see whether British singer Adele will make her upcoming album, 25, available on streaming services such as Spotifyor withhold it for a time to boost album sales.
Her last album, 21, released in early 2011, sold about 30 million copies worldwide.