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Business

S'pore may have avoided recession

SINGAPORE'S economy grew 2.2% in 2002 but may not fully recover until 2004, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong said yesterday, suggesting the city-state might have escaped recession in the 4th quarter.

Business

US economy begins 2003 on fretful note

As it did a year ago, the US economy has entered 2003 in a fretful state.

Nation

Foreman slashed by three men over brother’s loan

A New Year dinner with friends turned out to be a bloody outing for a 28-year-old foreman from Taman Permai here after he was attacked by a group of parang-wielding men purportedly engaged by a loan shark.

Lifestyle

Ban on free plastic bags

TAIWAN authorities slapped a ban on the free distribution of disposable polystyrene tableware and plastic bags last Wednesday despite an outcry from the industry.

Business

HK plans to raise taxes and trim civil service

Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa announced yesterday plans to increase taxes, cut the size of the civil service and slash the pay of top officials in a bid to wipe out the territory#8217;s growing fiscal deficit.

Other Sport

Shooters pay the price as NSC tighten belt

The number of shooters who will get to compete in championships overseas is expected to drop significantly this year with the National Sports Council's (NSC) decision to tighten their purse strings.

Nation

Woman found dead with slash wounds

A 24-year-old woman, who was repeatedly slashed and believed to have been raped, was found dead at her home in Taman Prima, Selayang, yesterday.

Business

Priming a pump

THE government plans to pull on the pump. The objective is simple #8211; to mitigate the risks in the external environment by creating adequate domestic growth drivers.

Nation

Cops nab man who slashed dad and brother

Police have arrested a 27-year-old man who slashed his father and brother following a quarrel in their house at Sungai Marong, Bentong on Thursday.

Nation

Cops arrest man who slashed dad and brother

Police have arrested a 27-year-old man who slashed his father and brother following a quarrel in their house at Sungai Marong, Bentong on Thursday.