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Swiss man linked to 1MDB investigation released from Thai prison

BANGKOK (Dec 20): Thailand on Tuesday freed from prison a Swiss man jailed for blackmail and attempted extortion in a case linked to a scandal over Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Singapore overtaken by Hong Kong in IMD World Talent Ranking

SINGAPORE (Nov 29): Singapore has fallen out of its position among the top 10 in the IMD World Talent Ranking 2016. The city state fell five places to 15th place while Hong Kong rose two places to take Singapore’s previous rank at 10th position.

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Malaysia again rebuffs Swiss request for help in 1MDB probe

(Nov 11): Malaysia has again rebuffed Switzerland's request for legal assistance in probing suspected corruption linked to scandal-hit state fund 1MDB, the Swiss attorney general's office said on Friday.

Olam adds East African coffee specialist to business brew with $10.4 mil acquisition

SINGAPORE (Oct 24): Agri-business Olam International has acquired a 100% stake in Schulter S.A., an East African coffee specialist, for US$7.5 million ($10.44 million).


France warns Brexit would be irreversible, single market access at stake

PARIS (June 23): French President Francois Hollande warned on Wednesday that if Britons voted to leave the European Union it would be an irreversible decision that could seriously jeopardise Britain's prized access to the bloc's single market.
Is Singapore losing its competitive edge?

Is Singapore losing its competitive edge?

SINGAPORE (May 31): For a nation famed for being “kiasu” (Hokkien for “scared to lose”), Singapore seems to be losing its drive.

One of the world's most expensive countries is debating giving away money

ZURICH (May 23): The Swiss are discussing paying people $3,483 a month for doing nothing. The country will vote June 5 on whether the government should introduce an unconditional basic income to replace various welfare benefits. Although the initiators of