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Friday, February 10, 2006

The Incredible Spinning Machine In Full Swing
Singapore news headlines - courtesy of the ST, CNA, TODAY, etc.

"Higher wages seen for Singapore workers as job market tightens"

"Singapore businesses optimistic in first half of 2006"

"Singapore's employment in 2005 at all-time high of 2.3 million"

"Singapore's economy expected to continue prospering: PM Lee"

"$1b help for low-wage earners"

"NTUC aim: Make 10,000 jobs pay more this year "

"Record 32m pass through Changi Airport"

"Foreign Trade hits record $716b"

"RECORD panel recommends financial incentives for NSmen"

"Private and HDB home prices move up"

"Panel recommends incentive package for companies to hire older workers"

"More workers expected to find jobs in 2006: NTUC Chief "

"Biomedical sciences industry may exceed government's 2015 target"

"NTUC to set up $50m fund to help low-wage workers upgrade their skills "

"S'pore strong trade performance expected to continue into H1 2006"

"Medisave withdrawal limit to be raised from $300 to $400 from April"

"Singapore expects strong manufacturing investments in 2006 "

"Strong jobs gains show Singapore employers hiring for growth: analysts "

"Jalan Besar Town Council unveils $517m estate upgrading plan"

"S&C and rental rebates for 700,000 households"

"Sembawang Town Council to spend $570m on renewal plan"

"Civil servants to get 1.75 month year-end bonus"

"12% of Singapore employers to increase hiring in Q1: survey "

"Singapore created 28,500 jobs in Q3 "

"Singapore raises economic growth forecast to around 5% for full year"

"ComCare Fund disburses $8.7m to help low income households"

"East Coast Town to undergo S$500m renewal programme "

"HDB upgrading programme speeds up with 64 precincts chosen for 2006 "

"Jobless rate down to 2.5%. Lowest in 4 years"

"More Jobs Than Ever Before As The Tide Turns"

"Singapore retailers say festive season sales the best since 2003"

"Manufacturing, service sectors optimistic about business conditions"

"Singapore's PMI expands for 9th straight month in January"

"Singapore's STI ends at six-year high for second day running "

"Singapore banks expected to post strong Q4 earnings"

"Singaporeans less worried about economy, job security: survey "

"SilkAir flew record 134,000 in Dec "

"Singapore's M&A market hits record number of deals in 2005 "

"SingTel's regional mobile users rise to 78m by end of Dec 2005 "

"More SMEs expected to launch IPO this year"

"SE Asia a key growth region for many S'pore firms"

"Bets still on for global stock market rally despite slow start to year"

"Panasonic sets up new semiconductor plant, expands capacity by 25% "

"More couples having more children, 2005 birth rates up marginally"

"MediaCorp Raintree Pictures' "I Not Stupid Too" beats Jet Li's "Fearless"

"More poly graduates finding jobs at higher starting pay: survey"

"Gallery outreach, higher incomes drive growing interest in art collecting"

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