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Plastic pollution flowing into oceans to triple by 2040: study

Jul 23 2020

SINGAPORE The amount of plastic waste flowing into the ocean and killing marine life could triple in the next 20 years, unless companies and governments can drastically reduce plastic production, a new study published on Thursday said.

RPT-Filipino lawyer says he's been framed over Wirecard's missing billions

Jun 28 2020

MANILA/SINGAPORE, June 26 A Filipino lawyer embroiled in a multi-billion dollar fraud at Wirecard, Mark Tolentino, told Reuters that he was surprised to be linked to the German payments firm and that he was the "victim of a frame-up". Wirecard went bankrupt earlier this week after disclosing that $2.1 billion of cash supposed to be in bank accounts in the Philippines probably didn't exist. The revelation led to the arrest of its former chief executive and has triggered probes in Germany, Brussels and the Philippines as investigators try to determine what happened. In a phone interview with Reuters, Tolentino said he opened six bank accounts for a Singapore-based firm but did not know until the scandal broke that they were for Wirecard. He said the accounts never had more than a few hundred euros in them.

RPT-Filipino lawyer says he's been framed over Wirecard's missing billions

Jun 28 2020

MANILA/SINGAPORE, June 26 A Filipino lawyer embroiled in a multi-billion dollar fraud at Wirecard, Mark Tolentino, told Reuters that he was surprised to be linked to the German payments firm and that he was the "victim of a frame-up". Wirecard went bankrupt earlier this week after disclosing that $2.1 billion of cash supposed to be in bank accounts in the Philippines probably didn't exist. The revelation led to the arrest of its former chief executive and has triggered probes in Germany, Brussels and the Philippines as investigators try to determine what happened. In a phone interview with Reuters, Tolentino said he opened six bank accounts for a Singapore-based firm but did not know until the scandal broke that they were for Wirecard. He said the accounts never had more than a few hundred euros in them.

Filipino lawyer says he's been framed over Wirecard's missing billions

Jun 26 2020

MANILA/SINGAPORE A Filipino lawyer embroiled in a multi-billion dollar fraud at Wirecard, Mark Tolentino, told Reuters that he was surprised to be linked to the German payments firm and that he was the "victim of a frame-up".

Filipino lawyer says he's been framed over Wirecard's missing billions

Jun 26 2020

MANILA/SINGAPORE A Filipino lawyer embroiled in a multi-billion dollar fraud at Wirecard , Mark Tolentino, told Reuters that he was surprised to be linked to the German payments firm and that he was the "victim of a frame-up".

RPT-INSIGHT-Singapore's migrant workers fear financial ruin after virus ordeal

Jun 09 2020

SINGAPORE, June 9 As Sharif Uddin contemplates leaving the cramped Singapore dormitory where he has spent weeks under coronavirus quarantine, fears about his future creep in.

Singapore's migrant workers fear financial ruin after virus ordeal

Jun 09 2020

SINGAPORE As Sharif Uddin contemplates leaving the cramped Singapore dormitory where he has spent weeks under coronavirus quarantine, fears about his future creep in.

Pandemic exposes cracks in oil majors' bet on plastic

Jun 04 2020

SINGAPORE The energy industry's bet that a petrochemicals boom would support decades of oil and gas sales growth is on shaky ground as an already saturated plastic market is hit by a coronavirus demand shock.

Death of 'Mr Big' stirs memories of Singapore's gangland past

May 27 2020

SINGAPORE Early one October morning in 1969, Singapore police found the body of a man dumped in a storm drain. He had been stabbed to death, police said, in what became one of the country's most notorious gang killings.

Death of 'Mr Big' stirs memories of Singapore's gangland past

May 26 2020

SINGAPORE Early one October morning in 1969, Singapore police officers found the body of a man dumped in a storm drain. He had been stabbed to death, police said, in what became one of the country's most notorious gang killings.

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