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To the Editor: Re “What Trump Is Learning From Singapore — and Vice Versa (Opinion, March 29):. Kirsten Han's article paints Singapore as an authoritarian paradise, where critics of the government are squelched and drug traffickers are hanged. However, more than 60 international media organizations ...
Vietnam is the latest country to ink a financial technology agreement with Singapore, making it the 20th co-operation agreement signed by the city-state. The Monetary Authority of Singapore, or MAS, and the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), signed a co-operation agreement, the two said in a statement.

SINGAPORE will work with China's eastern Zhejiang province, home of e-commerce giant Alibaba, to explore opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative and deepen cooperation in areas like innovation and urban solutions. These include encouraging more Chinese e-commerce, logistics and ...
In Singapore, 3% of companies don't offer flexible working at all, compared with 7% globally. However, 31% of those in Singapore said over half of their workforce works flexibly at least some of the time – lower than global standards (40%). According to the release, this might hint that flexible working has ...
In Asia, Singapore is a shining example of a country that has delivered on world-class infrastructure. It is renowned for its airport, ports, road network, housing, sanitation, and info-communications infrastructure. According to the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index for 2017-2018, ...
SINGAPORE: More people were killed in road accidents this year compared to the same period last year, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said on Thursday (Apr 26). A total of 38 people died in 36 accidents between Jan 1 and Apr 25 – an increase of 12 per cent for traffic fatalities and 9 per cent for fatal ...

Things are about to get very strange at Universal Studios Singapore. The theme park is partnering with Netflix to bring Stranger Things to life at this year's Halloween Horror Nights event. Fans of the mega hit series will be able to brave the Upside Down and confront the supernatural when the park debuts ...
SINGAPORE - Singapore's factory output grew 5.9 per cent in March compared to a year ago, comparable to economists' predictions of a 5.7 per cent rise, according to preliminary Economic Development Board figures on Thursday (April 26). Excluding biomedical manufacturing, which tends to be volatile, ...
Singapore. SINGAPORE is positioning itself as a gateway for German firms looking to tap business opportunities in Asean, as the region looks set to become an economic force in Asia. Germany already has a strong contingent of companies in Singapore, but there are are still opportunities for their small ...
SINGAPORE - Singapore has benefited from being part of the Commonwealth and will pay it forward by sharing its developmental experiences with fellow countries in the grouping, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Mr Lee made the pledge ahead of the biennial Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting ...
Follow our new CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more entertainment stories and videos. SINGAPORE: He may be in town for proper Avengers business, but Benedict Cumberbatch sure found time to do a little exploring. Check out this little clip from our exclusive sit-down interview with the actor, ...
SINGAPORE is a magnet for global talent, and its business community is exceptionally receptive to advanced business ideas, no matter where they originate. That's unusual in Asia, which tends towards hierarchical, traditional management structures. Still, it hasn't been until fairly recently - the last 10 years ...
Light heavyweights Ovince Saint Preux and Tyson Pedro have been added to the UFC's upcoming trip to Asia. The bout was announced for the UFC Singapore show on June 23 and the promotion also confirmed that it will take place at the Singapore Indoor Arena. Also in the official release was news that ...
SINGAPORE: Robert Downey Jr, who was in Singapore to plug the new Avengers: Infinity War movie, helped swear in 37 young "honorary Avengers" on Sunday (Apr 15). The children, all of whom are battling critical illnesses, are beneficiaries of the Make-A-Wish Singapore foundation. The organisation ...
SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened higher on Monday (April 16) with the Straits Times Index up 4.28 points to 3,505.58 as at 9.01am, as Asian markets started the week firmer after geopolitical repercussions from United States airstrikes on Syria appeared limited. About 47.4 million shares worth S$87 ...
Fortis' woes pile pressure on Singapore-listed RHT Health Trust. S$950 million deal to buy Fortis' healthcare assets at risk over hospital chain's debt and legal woes, probes by regulators and slashed credit rating. Mon, Apr 16, 2018 - 5:50 AM. Anita Gabrielanitag@sph.com.sg@AnitaGabrielBT ...
SINGAPORE: Two patients in Singapore had been infected with a listeria strain similar to an outbreak in Australia tied to rockmelons, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday morning (Apr 16). One patient has recovered while the other died for reasons not due to the ...

Singapore. THE Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's Singapore branch (ICBC) is launching investment banking services here. This comes as the bank's branch received accreditation as an issue manager from Singapore Exchange (SGX). Geng Hao, deputy general manager of ICBC. GAIN ACCESS TO ALL BT ...
The survey finds that 47 per cent of Singapore retail investors "trust or completely trust" the financial services industry. This is higher than the global average trust level of 44 per cent, but it is the third lowest score in the Asia-Pacific. The lowest ratings are found in Australia at 31 per cent and Hong Kong at 35 ...
Lui Hock Seng, an 81-year-old photographer, is nostalgic for the long-vanished Singapore he used to capture. Video by Tessa Wong. 39m ago. Share this with Facebook · Share this with Twitter · Share this with Messenger · Share this with Messenger · Share this with Email; Share. Share this with.
Prices range from 50 Singapore dollars ($45) for a small bottle of cleanser to 159 Singapore dollars ($120) for an overnight facial product. In the beginning, getting noticed wasn't easy in a crowded industry where three companies account for over 25% of the market, according to research firm Euromonitor ...
A Singaporean tutor has admitted helping six Chinese students cheat in their exams in 2016 in what prosecutors say was an elaborate plot. Tan Jia Yan, 32, pleaded guilty to 27 charges of cheating. Three other suspects face similar charges. Ms Tan sat O-Level exams as a private candidate, Facetiming ...
Adriane Carr noted that when she suggested the demand-cooling measure two years ago in council, “nobody voted for this idea but me.” But what might a flipping tax look like? Singapore has one in place. It's called a seller's stamp duty. The heaviness of the duty depends on how soon a property is resold.
SINGAPORE: Twenty public buses in Singapore now have a blind-spot warning system as part of a six-month trial, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said during a demonstration of the feature on Monday (Apr 16). The smart vehicle warning system, developed by Singapore Technologies (ST) Kinetics, ...
The eighth edition of the Singapore Yacht Show is back this week. Southeast Asia is seeing increasing potential as a yachting region, industry players told CNBC, so expectations for the event were high. The marina on Singapore's Sentosa island will see superyachts like Amel's La Familia, ICA's ...
Visitors look at a display booth for Qualcomm at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing in April. President Donald Trump announced today that he is blocking Singapore-based Broadcom's takeover of U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm on national security grounds.
GTR Ventures, the world's first investment platform targeted at trade-related fintechs, has closed its first five investments, including in several Singapore fintechs that are taking aim at the US$5 trillion trade-finance gap globally. It did not disclose the full valuation of each fintech, but the equity positions in the ...
SINGAPORE: Bangladesh and Singapore signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) at the inaugural Bangladesh-Singapore Business Forum on Tuesday (Mar 13). One of them will see International Enterprise (IE) Singapore and the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority working ...
SINGAPORE: New Zealand will continue to evaluate the proposal for Singapore's F-15 jets to train at Ohakea Air Force Base, Singapore's Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said in a statement on Tuesday (Mar 13). The update followed the second annual Singapore-New Zealand Defence Ministers' Meeting in ...
(New York) – Singapore's proposed public order law would further empower the government to repress freedom of assembly and speech, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should revise the Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) bill, introduced in Parliament on February 27, 2018, ...
SINGAPORE: Singapore was ranked the top performer in a global smart city ranking by Juniper Research. The Global Smart City Performance Index 2017 released on Monday (Mar 12) modelled scenarios across four areas - mobility, health, safety and productivity - to examine the benefits of smart city ...
A leaked draft of a United Nations report claims two Singapore companies have violated UN sanctions by supplying luxury goods to North Korea. The final report has been submitted to the UN Security Council, and is likely to be published later this week. Singapore's government said it was aware of the ...
SINGAPORE - A tour guide and a bus driver were arrested in relation to a case of affray after they got into a fight on a bus on Friday (March 9). The Straits Times understands that the female tour guide, 38, had been waiting with an incomplete tour group at Peace Centre near Selegie Road for the male bus ...
SINGAPORE (Bernama) – The just signed Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday will complement Singapore's existing network of bilateral free trade agreements, according to its MInistry of Trade and Industry (MTI). It said as a ...
President Halimah Yacob made first patron of Youth Corps Singapore. 1 of 2. Previous Next. 12. President Halimah Yacob (centre) at the Youth Corps Service Week 2018 visiting Youth Corps members on March 10, 2018. ST PHOTO: ALVIN HO. President Halimah Yacob (left) interacts with a person with ...
SINGAPORE: A case of listeria at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) is not linked to the consumption of rockmelons, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has clarified. "To date, there have been no reported cases of listeriosis linked to the consumption of rockmelons in Singapore," an MOH statement said.
SINGAPORE: Thirty-six suspects were arrested for various offences in an operation targeting vice and gambling activities in central Singapore, police said on Saturday (Mar 10). The three-day operation was carried out in Little India, Jalan Besar, Chinatown and Tiong Bahru between Wednesday and Friday ...
Popular Hong Kong casual eatery or 'cha chaan tang' Tsui Wah will be opening its first South-east Asian outlet here in Singapore. The announcement was made by Jumbo Group on Friday (March 9), regarding the partnership between its subsidiary, Jumbo F&B Services, and Kang Wang Holdings, the ...
SINGAPORE - From some 30 internationally-acclaimed garden and floral designers to an award-winning local movie director. These are just some of the people who will work together to dazzle visitors at the Singapore Garden Festival (SGF) from July 21 to Aug 3. For the first time, Singaporean filmmaker ...
Jumbo and Tsui Wah will work together to bring the Hong Kong-style "Cha Chaan Teng" into Singapore, the press release said. No details are available on when or where Tsui Wah will open in Singapore, or whether the eateries will share the same menu as those in Hong Kong. "We will share them with ...
Singapore is a global leader in adopting fingerprint biometrics and voice recognition technologies to authenticate a customer's identity in the financial services sector, found a recent international study. The study, Leaders in Financial Services are Experts in Customer Identity, was commissioned by global ...
I am referring, of course, to the Masterchef Singapore controversy. If you're out of the loop, here's a quick summary: After buying the rights to Gordon Ramsay's popular cooking contest 'Masterchef', Mediacorp decided to make it a Chinese-exclusive programme for Channel 8. Interested contestants were ...
SINGAPORE: Tech giant Microsoft on Tuesday (Mar 6) announced it is opening a Surface store in Singapore - its first in Southeast Asia. In a press release, the company best known for its Windows operating system said the store will be located at Harvey Norman's flagship store at Millenia Walk, and will ...
SINGAPORE: Where the library used to be the place for book-lovers to go and explore new imaginary worlds, it is now being re-positioned to a destination for people to pick up digital skills – particularly the elderly. A range of digital readiness and inclusion initiatives, with a specific focus on the seniors, ...
SINGAPORE: Singapore's first cybersecurity-focused accelerator programme will be launched by the Infocommunications Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the Cyber Security Agency (CSA), in partnership with private sector entities like the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Singtel's ...
“We feel optimistic that as the government looks around and sees the 400 plus partnerships that have been done, that if we can figure this out in Cuba, we should be able to figure it out here in Singapore,” explained Lehane, who noted that the company had managed to make great strides in other markets ...
SINGAPORE: In light of the global existential issue of climate change, the Ministry for Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) wants to embed in Singapore's DNA the instinct to care for the environment, like our national consciousness for conserving water, said Minister Masagos Zulkifli on Tuesday ...
SINGAPORE — The Singapore-based organizer of a $2 million initial coin offering linked to a promotion involving a 2.08-carat blue diamond ring and luxury dinner raffle cancelled the plan Tuesday, leaving thousands of investors from dozens of countries in need of refunds. Singapore-registered V ...
SINGAPORE: A 52-year-old man was sentenced to 24 years' jail on Monday (Mar 5) for sexually assaulting and raping his 11-year-old neighbour. The man, who cannot be named due to a gag order, had known the child since she was born. He was a close family friend and she called him “papa”. While the ...
SINGAPORE: By 2023, all primary schools in Singapore will have an Applied Learning Programme (ALP), Minister for Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng announced in Parliament on Monday (Mar 5). Speaking during his ministry's Committee of Supply debate, Mr Ng said the Education Ministry (MOE) will ...


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