By Nguyen Quy  September 19, 2018 | 09:59 am GMT+7 Pedestrians walk along the Orchard Road shopping district in Singapore in a file photo by AFP. Singapore police detained four Vietnamese nationals Sunday for allegedly stealing more than 800 items worth $19,000 at various shopping malls. The four, two men and women each aged 26-31, appeared in court Tuesday to face charges of “shoplifting.” The Straits Times newspaper reported that no bail was offered to the four, who are now held at Bedok Police Division. They will be back in court September 25, and could be jailed for up to seven years if found guilty. The alleged shoplifters were caught at a hotel on Chin Swee Road a day after the police received a complaint from the manager of a retail outlet that some items had been stolen from his shop, Channel News Asia said. The police said they are believed to have used paper bags lined with tin foil to avoid being spotted by anti-theft sensors. This is not … [Read more...] about Vietnamese quartet face 7 years in jail for shoplifting in Singapore
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By Nguyen Quy  September 19, 2018 | 09:59 am GMT+7 Pedestrians walk along the Orchard Road shopping district in Singapore in a file photo by AFP. Police in Singapore detained four Vietnamese Sunday for allegedly stealing more than 800 items worth $19,000 at shopping malls. The four, two men and women each aged 26-31, were tried last Tuesday for "one count of shoplifting" and they could be jailed up to seven years if found guilty, the Channel News Asia reported. The Vietnamese shoplifters were captured on Sunday at a hotel on Chin Swee Road, just one day after police authorities received a report from a manager of a retail outlet, saying some items have been stolen from his shop, the news site says. Police said they are believed to have used paper bags lined with tin foil to steal the items and avoid being spotted by anti-theft sensors. This is not the first time Vietnamese people have been caught stealing in Singapore. Last May, four Vietnamese nationals were … [Read more...] about 4 Vietnamese to face seven years in jail for shoplifting in Singapore
SaladStop owner Adrien Desbaillets has eased off on expansion plans for his organic food chain in Singapore because high wages are pressuring profit margins at a time when the affluent city state is grappling with low growth and slack global demand. Instead Desbaillets is branching out in Manila, Jakarta and even in wealthy Tokyo in a worrying sign for Singapore's small, open economy. Indeed, while the city state's economy is expected to grow between 1-2 percent for the year, analysts say the wage-cost pressures are flashing warnings of a recession. At roughly 43 percent of gross domestic product - though below the 55 percent world average - wage costs in Singapore are now at levels which historically had preceded recessions in 1985, 1997 and 2001. The trouble is that the higher wages are raising business costs at a time when export-oriented Singapore has been hard hit by a cooling China, subdued domestic consumption, a downturn in commodities and global uncertainty due to Britain's … [Read more...] about High wages flash recession warnings in Singapore
Sherine Toh says her best days at work are when none of the 600-or-so staff at Singapore's Tung Lok Restaurants quits, though such days are rare. The Chinese restaurant group is one of the thousands of businesses struggling with a labor crunch caused by foreign worker curbs, that threaten the city-state's already feeble growth rates. "It has gotten much more tougher compared to the old days, five years back," said Toh, who has at least 20 vacancies to fill at any one time as head of human resources. The group closed some outlets because of the shortage. The city's restaurants, hotels and retailers have become the biggest casualties of the labor crunch since Singapore accelerated restrictions on foreign workers in 2011 as political disquiet about immigration grew. But its highly-educated locals largely shun the late hours and unglamorous work. To address the constraints, Singapore is pushing businesses to look to non-human solutions for their human resource challenges, including greater … [Read more...] about Can Singapore’s labor crunch spark a robot revolution?
(VOVworld) - Some 50 Vietnamese products, including mangoes, sapodilla, coconuts, and frozen fish are available in all FairPrice outlets in Singapore during the Vietnam Fairs scheduled from June 4th to 7th. This is the second time NTUC FairPrice introduced Vietnamese goods in its outlets. Seah Kian Peng, the Deputy Speaker of Singapore’s Parliament and CEO of NTUC FairPrice, said the supermarket chain wants to promote high-quality Vietnamese products to Singaporean customers. Vietnamese Ambassador to Singapore Nguyen Tien Minh said that this year’s program has been a success in promoting Vietnamese goods in Singapore's demanding market. He pledged the best possible conditions for Singaporean businesses to invest in and apply their standards in production processes in Vietnam to esnure Vietnamese goods’ penetration into their Singaporean markets. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese agricultural products available in Singapore outlets