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Article Consumer protection laws need more teeth
By: TIFFANY FUMIKO TAY,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (OPINION)  17/10/2019

Laos' national consumer protection agency, for example, is empowered to order suppliers to remedy and compensate damages or losses suffered by consumers.   (1719 words)
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Article IMF chief pushes for central banks to issue digital currency
By: AW CHENG WEI,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  15/11/2018
That would mean better security and consumer protection, she says Having central banks issue digital currency can bring about financial inclusivity and better security and consumer protection, as well as allay privacy concerns, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said at the Singapore Fintech Festival yesterday.   (676 words)
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Article Boosting competition, innovation best for consumer protection
By: TIFFANY FUMIKO TAY,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  20/10/2019

Responding to a question on whether the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) lacks teeth when it comes to enforcing consumer protection laws, Mr Chan said that rules must keep pace with market changes, but should not be too prohibitive.   (313 words)
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Article More consumer protection for third-party e-payment errors
By: JAMIE LEE,   The Business Times  The Business Times  (UPFRONT)  29/09/2018
But MAS cautioned that current standards of user protection for holders of credit cards, charge cards and debit cards can be improved.   (429 words)
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Article Recourse for consumers who purchase defective goods online
The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (FORUM)  09/05/2020
We thank Mr Bob Leong Cheng Kong for his feedback (Consumers need more protection for online purchases, May 5). Consumers who receive defective goods or goods that do not conform to contract from a merchant in Singapore are protected by the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act.   (280 words)
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Article 2 beauty parlours told to stop unfair trading ways
By: JEAN IAU,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  01/04/2020
They were found to have misled customers into paying for services they did not agree to Wishing Well Beauty Centre and Ruby Beauty have breached consumer protection laws by misleading customers into paying for services they did not agree to.   (448 words)
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Article 'Limited period' promotion ran for at least 2 years
By: NG HUIWEN,   The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (HOME)  17/08/2019
Charcoal Thai 1 restaurant has been found to be in breach of the consumer protection law for promoting meal discounts without specifying an end date, Singapore's competition watchdog said.   (304 words)
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Article Safety tips when charging PMDs
The Straits Times  The Straits Times  (TOP OF THE NEWS)  23/07/2019
Power adaptors belong to the 33 categories of controlled goods under the Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) Regulations.
• Follow the charging instructions and do not leave devices to charge overnight.
• Avoid charging the device immediately after usage. Charging the battery when it is hot may cause damage.   (119 words)
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Article Governments should take lead on digital currencies: IMF boss
By: AW CHENG WEI,   The New Paper  The New Paper  (NEWS)  15/11/2018
Having central banks issue digital currency can bring about financial inclusivity, better security and consumer protection, as well as allay privacy concerns, managing director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde told an audience at the Singapore Fintech Festival at Singapore Expo yesterday.   (312 words)
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Article Asean ministers sign e-commerce deal
By: NUR ASYIQIN MOHAMAD SALLEH,   The New Paper  The New Paper  (NEWS)  13/11/2018

It will encourage cooperation in areas such as consumer protection and privacy, legal and regulatory frameworks and electronic payments, among others.   (492 words)
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