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2 November 2017 5:56 AM Singapore Airlines upgrades first class suites to maintain its premium allure

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIAL.SI) unveiled one of the world’s most luxurious first class offerings for the Airbus A380, as part of an $850 million product investment as it tries to retain premium customers amid tough competition from industry rivals. The spacious suites on its A380 will rival those of Middle Eastern rivals Etihad 527

1 November 2017 5:35 PM In meeting, Trump to push a reluctant Xi to rein in North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will further pressure Chinese President Xi Jinping in talks next week to take tougher measures against North Korea, as the United States compiles information for possible new sanctions on Chinese banks working with Pyongyang. Senior administration officials say Trump will try to convince Xi when they meet in Beijing 226

31 October 2017 4:09 AM Coalition to amend Overseas Investment Act to stop foreigners buying existing houses

The Coalition government says it will pass a law change before Christmas to ban overseas buyers from buying existing residential houses. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it will be an amendment to the Overseas Investment Act to classify residential housing as “sensitive.” “That means non-resident or non-citizens cannot buy existing residential dwellings 180

30 October 2017 1:36 PM EXTRA: Millennium & Copthorne Posts Growth As London Slows

LONDON (Alliance News) - Millennium & Copthorne Hotels PLC posted a surge in profit for the third quarter, though London slowed down, as the deadline approaches for its majority shareholder to make a firm offer for the rest of the company. Pretax profit for the quarter was up 20% to GBP55.0 million from GBP46.0 million at reported rates, and for the year so far rose by 16% to GBP118.0 million 171

29 October 2017 3:33 AM United launches longest flight to or from US

United Airlines on Friday was set to launch the longest non-stop flight to or from the United States, an 8,700-mile (14,001-kilometer) journey connecting Los Angeles and Singapore. The nearly 18-hour flight will depart Los Angeles at 9:25 pm local time and will land on Sunday in Singapore at 6:20 am local time. United officials said the daily service 164

24 October 2017 12:47 AM Remarks by President Trump and PM Lee in joint statements

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and US President Donald Trump on Monday (Oct 23) made joint statements at the White House after witnessing the signing of a US$14 billion deal between Singapore Airlines and Boeing. Speaking at the Rose Garden, the leaders reaffirmed a "robust partnership" between the countries and outlined key areas of cooperation 108

23 October 2017 10:30 PM US-Singapore 'friendship has never been stronger than it is right now': Trump

WASHINGTON – The friendship between the United States and Singapore has never been stronger, President Donald Trump said on Monday (Oct 23) as he and visiting Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reaffirmed the robust and multi-faceted relations between the two countries. Both leaders held a "four-eye" meeting in the Oval Office on Monday (Oct 23) before a joint 105

23 October 2017 6:16 PM Brendon Hartley: Toro Rosso driver will keep his seat for Mexican Grand Prix

New Zealander Brendon Hartley is to keep his seat at Toro Rosso for this weekend's Mexican Grand Prix as Pierre Gasly returns to the team. Hartley, 27, was drafted in for his Formula 1 debut at last weekend's US Grand Prix as Frenchman Gasly was due to race in Japan's Super Formula. Daniil Kvyat, dropped after Singapore last month, was called back to replace 128

23 October 2017 4:37 PM Trump to press China on N Korea, trade

US President Donald Trump will urge President Xi Jinping to make good on his commitments to pressure North Korea when he visits China next month, a senior White House official said on Monday, stepping up a strategy to have Beijing help rein in Pyongyang. Isolating North Korea further over its nuclear and ballistic missile tests is a key goal for Trump 104

20 October 2017 4:03 PM Election result sends cloud over dollar

Fresh uncertainty about overall economic policy to be implemented by the new Government has caused what economists are calling "sticker shock" to the New Zealand dollar. BNZ currency strategist Jason Wong said the uncertainty was to be expected and also represented an opportunity. "Judging by the nudge down in New Zealand interest rates at the same time, the market’s 109