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TECHNOLOGY INDEX



BY KEITH NUTHALL
FINLAND is the world’s most technologically advanced country, according to a United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP), report, which puts the UK at number seven in its league table, also behind the USA, Sweden, Japan, South Korea and the Netherlands.…

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SINGAPORE BEACH



BY SIMON WILCOX, in Singapore
IN a dim and distant era before electronics and semiconductors, Singapore was a tiny backwater in the Malay kingdom of Johor-Riau, its inhabitants depending on jungle produce, fishing, small-scale trading and a little piracy for their livelihood.…

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ASIA DEAL



BY KATE REW
US Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta last week signed an international agreement with senior transportation officials from Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand and Chile, which will open air markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

The new Open Skies agreement, which is the first to involve the United States, has five participating member countries and is open to other countries.…

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PARALLEL TRADING CASE



BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE RIGHTS of cosmetic and perfume retailers to sell re-exported products cheaply on the grey parallel market – against the wish of a manufacturer – are likely to be strengthened by an oncoming European Court of Justice ruling.…

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MULTILATERAL OPEN SKIES



BY KATE REW
THE UNITED States and four Asia-Pacific countries have helped pioneer a groundbreaking multilateral agreement, which follows the “Open Skies” principles previously used in bilateral agreements struck by Washington.

US Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta last week signed the agreement with senior transportation officials from Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand and Chile, which will open up pan-Pacific air markets.…

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BSE ASSESSMENT



BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE EU’s Scientific Steering Committee has advised that it is “likely” that BSE is present in cattle herds in Albania, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, that it is “unlikely” to be present in India, Pakistan, Colombia and Mauritius, and “highly unlikely” to be in the cattle of Brazil and Singapore.…

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GENERAL WTO ROUND



BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE GLOBAL trade in industrial goods could receive the same boost as is planned by the ongoing World Trade Organisation rounds in services and agriculture, if developed countries succeed in launching a new general round at the planned WTO ministerial conference, in Qatar, in November 9-13.…

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DOG CHIPS



BY SIMON WILCOX
THE LAST mad dog to be found in Singapore was back in 1953, in the days when sick canines shared the midday sun with Englishmen. But from next month, every dog imported into this tiny island-state will need to carry a microchip, certifying that it is free of doggy diseases such as rabies.…

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SINGAPORE:



KEITH NUTHALL
We have a writer based in Singapore, who has been offered the chance to review the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari. Apparently, this place is unique because the animals not in cages but separated from human beings by large trenches.…

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