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“I got all my priorities wrong,” says prolific criminal lawyer Subhas Anandan, now 66. “I spent too much time in my life chasing after fame and recognition”

Confession of a lawyer who went from hero to speed zero

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 – 08:57

Jalelah Abu Baker

MyPaper

SINGAPORE -The man that rivals feared and clients pinned their hopes on has a confession to make.

“I got all my priorities wrong,” says prolific criminal lawyer Subhas Anandan, now 66 and looking gaunt, at his Leonie Hill home. Read more of this post

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Economists wield big influence in merger reviews

Economists wield big influence in merger reviews

By Holly Yeager, Published: June 2

When executives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable met with Federal Communications Commission staffers last month to make the case for their merger, the expected antitrust and communications lawyers went along with them.

But the companies also took four economists — part of a highly specialized but low-profile set of number-crunchers who can be highly influential when it comes to winning approval for big deals like these. Read more of this post

The domestic tobacco industry is facing a downturn in the sale of hand-rolled clove cigarettes, as consumers shift to machine-made ones – a situation that could see job losses in the industry

Dim outlook for hand-rolled clove cigarettes

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Linda Yulisman, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Business | Mon, June 02 2014, 12:07 PM

The domestic tobacco industry is facing a downturn in the sale of hand-rolled clove cigarettes, as consumers shift to machine-made ones — a situation that could see job losses in the industry.
Market share of hand-rolled cigarettes has fallen from 32.8 percent in 2009 to 26.07 percent at present. In contrast, sales of machine-made clove cigarettes have risen, leading to an increase in market share from 59.24 to 66.2 percent during the same period. Read more of this post

Court battle and legal nightmare for Singaporean property investors after Malaysian developer went bust; Beware of pitfalls in overseas property markets

Court battle after developer went bust

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014

Rachael Boon

The Straits Times

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Troops deployed from China’s provinces laughed as they shot randomly at pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square, according to a US account declassified Tuesday for the 25th anniversary

Troops ‘laughing’ in Tiananmen crackdown

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 – 09:51

AFP

WASHINGTON – Troops deployed from China’s provinces laughed as they shot randomly at pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square, according to a US account declassified Tuesday for the 25th anniversary. Read more of this post

Wary China keeps close watch as Tiananmen anniversary arrives

Wary China keeps close watch as Tiananmen anniversary arrives

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Tue, Jun 3 2014

By Sui-Lee Wee

BEIJING (Reuters) – Twenty-five years ago, Wang Nan took his camera and headed out to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, where tens of thousands of people had gathered calling for democratic reforms. The 19-year-old told a friend he wanted to record history. Read more of this post

Spinoff takes Time Inc. back to the future

Spinoff takes Time Inc. back to the future

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 – 12:22

AFP

WASHINGTON – Storied magazine publisher Time Inc. gets a fresh start with its upcoming spinoff as an independent company in a challenging and fast-changing media landscape. Read more of this post

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