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TransferWise moves into Asia Pacific with opening of regional HQ in Singapore.

TransferWise, the billion-dollar valued startup that reduces the cost of cross-border payments, has taken a big step to globalizing its service after it opened an Asia Pacific office in Singapore. The UK-based service was started in 2010 by Estonian entrepreneurs Kristo Kaarmann and Taavet Hinrikus, its CEO, as a method ...

- TechCrunch - US

'Downton Abbey' Global Exhibition Set To Kick Off In June.

NBCUniversal International Studios and Imagine Exhibitions are set to launch Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, a fully immersive experience that takes visitors inside the global TV phenom. The multi-year international tour will begin on June 17 in Singapore and then travel throughout the U.S. in 2018 and beyond. The exhibition ...

- Deadline.com - US

Where to visit in Asia.

Sri Lanka, Laos, Singapore -- we've got insider knowledge of where to visit in Asia this summer.

- Matador Network - US

Record passenger numbers prompts Heathrow to lift forecasts.

Britain's largest airport said travellers from the Middle East, South Korea and Singapore filled its terminals.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

UK fintech unicorn Transferwise is heading for Singapore.

One of the UK's most successful fintech unicorns is embarking on international expansion plans, setting up a new office in Singapore to serve the Asia-Pacific region. It's the tenth office for fintech unicorn Transferwise which hopes to have around 30 staff in the location by the end of the year and it will become a hub ...

- City AM - UK

'Downton Abbey' Exhibition to Launch in Singapore.

Television phenomenon, Downton Abbey' is to get its own travelling exhibition. The immersive experience will debut in Singapore's Marina Bay Sands from June 17, before travelling to the U.S. next year. It is expected to include characters, costumes and locations, previously unseen footage and historic moments. 'Downton ...

- Variety - US

Bakken Light Reaches Asia For the First Time.

The first ever batch of North Dakota Bakken crude will reach Asia in the next few days as a result of Mercuria Energy Trading's latest export deal, according to Reuters, which cited a relevant shipping document. The Swiss energy trader shipped 600,000 barrels of crude from the Bakken formation along with Mars Sour crude ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Explosion in Singapore carpark injures man, rips car apart .

SINGAPORE, April 27 — A 32-year-old man suffered burn injuries to his chest and limbs following an explosion in a carpark at Bukit Batok yesterday evening. Police found portable butane gas canisters at the scene, though the exact cause of the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Britney Spears to perform in Singapore on June 30.

SINGAPORE, April 27 — Pop princess Britney Spears will be performing in Singapore on June 30, concert promoter IME Singapore announced on Facebook yesterday. The upcoming show will be Spears' first show in Singapore in nearly 20 years —...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Singapore aims to drive innovation with $1B fund.

Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and state-owned equity firm, Makara Capital, have set up a S$1 billion fund to help promising companies develop locally and expand globally.

- ZDNet - UK

Trafigura buys more naphtha; snaps up Reliance cargo.

SINGAPORE - European trader Trafigura has bought 55,000 tonnes of naphtha from India's Reliance Industries for end-May loading from Sikka, adding to its unusually high purchases of the fuel from the Singapore cash market, traders said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

Singapore launches $717m IP fund

SINGAPORE - Singapore on Wednesday launched a S$1 billion fund to invest in companies with strong intellectual property profiles as part of a government push to establish the city-state as a global IP centre.

- BangkokPost - TH

Singapore factory output accelerates

SINGAPORE - Singapore's industrial production rose faster than expected in March from a year earlier, thanks to a continued surge in the electronics sector, data showed on Wednesday, pointing to a possible upward revision in the city-state's first quarter GDP.

- BangkokPost - TH

Ascott aims further expansion in China

ASCOTT, a leading owner-operator of international serviced residence, will accelerate its expansion in China this year mainly through consolidating its presence in first and key second-tier cities with both existing and new brands. The wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore's CapitaLand Ltd, one of Asia's largest real estate ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Moody's: Stable outlook for Malaysian banks over the next year

SINGAPORE, April 26 — The outlook for Malaysia's banking system is expected to be stable over the next 12-18 months supported by stabilising operating conditions with improvement in global growth, recovery of global commodity prices and...

- The Malay Mail - MY

SriLankan flight times to change due to Indian experiment

Because of an experimental flight to be launched by India and the closure of the Indian airspace for this purpose on April 27, the scheduled arrival and departure times of SriLankan airline flights to and from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta would be changed on that day.

- Dailymirror.lk - LK

Singaporean couple who abused elderly man at food centre arrested

SINGAPORE, April 26 — The police have arrested a 46-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman for an offence of public nuisance. In a statement issued early yesterday morning, the police said they received reports on Sunday regarding a couple who...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Here's how the price of everyday items in the world's 10 most expensive cities have changed over the years

Singapore is the world's most expensive city, but that dubious accolade is just an average of a wide range of prices. If you drill down to individual product categories, the picture shifts dramatically. For example: if you like your cigarettes, you are worse off in New York City – as shown on this graph. In the Big Apple, ...

- Business Insider - US

Hope springs in Singapore as owners eye cautious optimism

Spring is in the air, and in the economic indicators at Singapore Maritime Week, but economic heavy weather looms large longer-term

- LloydsList - UK

Four arrested in Tiong Bahru FC scandal

SINGAPORE, April 25 — Hougang United chairman Bill Ng and his wife Bonnie Wong, Football Association of Singapore general secretary Winston Lee, and ex-FAS president Zainudin Nordin were arrested by the police, and are currently out on...

- The Malay Mail - MY

SeedPlus closes $18M early-stage fund backed by Cisco, Eight Roads and others

SeedPlus, the early-stage investment firm backed by Singapore's Jungle Ventures, has closed its debut fund at a total of SG$25 million, or approximately $18 million. The firm also announced that Cisco and Eight Roads Ventures, the investment arm of Fidelty, have joined IFC and Indian business magnate Ratan Tata ...

- TechCrunch - US

Singapore, Japan, Korea among least prepared for new EU data laws

More than half of firms in Singapore, Japan, and South Korea express concerns they will not be able to meet the May 25, 2018, deadline for GDPR compliance, while a quarter of their peers in Australia and US fear shutting down as a result.

- ZDNet - UK

Russia reemerges as China's top oil supplier before Opec meet

SINGAPORE, April 25 — Russia retook the top spot from Saudi Arabia in crude supplies to China last month as Opec producers are flirting with the possibility of extending a deal to curb production. The world's largest energy consumer...

- The Malay Mail - MY

'We Bare Bears' is a kids' show tackling modern millennial anxieties

Popular Cartoon Network show We Bare Bears is the story of three bears living a modern human life in San Francisco. But at its heart, it's also a parable about the charms and perils of an increasingly connected society. The show's creator, Daniel Chong, said he tries to pick modern references for the show, to reflect his ...

- Mashable! - US

Asia stocks near two-year high, euro steady as French vote lifts mood

SINGAPORE - Asian equities hit a near two-year high on Tuesday, buoyed by a jump in risk appetite following the centrist victory in the first round of the French presidential election that also lifted the euro and pressured safe-haven assets.

- Reuters - US

Close to 9,000 servers across Asean infected with malware

In an operation run out of its Singapore global hub, Interpol has identified 8,800 command-and-control servers and 270 websites that were compromised, including those run by governments and financial institutions.

- ZDNet - UK

Offshore Oil Rig Business Still Suffering, Top Rig Builder Warns

Despite the fact that it posted a rise in first-quarter net profit, Singapore's Keppel Corporation, the world's largest offshore rig builder, has cautioned that the offshore oil rig business continues to operate in very challenging conditions. Despite the increased optimism in the market following the rebound in oil ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Singapore's no-frills international schools a hit with budget-conscious expats

SINGAPORE, April 25 — When her German husband was posted here about one-and-a-half years ago, his remuneration package did not cover education costs — as expat packages used to — which meant they had to keep an eye on the budget....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Oil edges up after six days of straight losses

SINGAPORE - Oil prices inched up on Tuesday but markets remain under pressure following six consecutive sessions of declines as traders lose confidence that pledged output cuts by major producers will rein in oversupply in a world awash with fuel.

- Reuters - US

Looming risks subdue Asia stock investors after stellar quarter

SINGAPORE - Investors' enthusiasm for Asian stocks is waning as a raft of political and economic risks takes the shine off the best first-quarter returns in 26 years. Graphic: http://reut.rs/2oFkb6A

- Reuters - US

Asia stocks rise, euro steady as relief from French vote buoys sentiment

SINGAPORE - Asian equities advanced on Tuesday as the return of risk appetite following a centrist victory in the first round of the French presidential election lifted several regional markets to multi-year highs, while the euro retained most of its overnight gains.

- Reuters - US

Asia stocks, euro steady as markets pause for breath after French election

SINGAPORE - Asian equities were steady on Tuesday and the euro retained gains as markets' euphoria over a centrist victory in the first round of the French presidential election subsided, though near-term investor sentiment remains positive.

- Reuters - US

Pop singers, filmmakers opens Singapore's Chinese Cultural Centre

SINGAPORE — The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre will celebrate its official opening with an eight-day extravaganza on May 20, kicking off with a performance helmed by filmmaker Royston Tan. Chua Thian Poh, chairman of SCCC, said...

- The Malay Mail - MY

US urges Asean to criticise N.Korea 'strongly'

SINGAPORE - The United States is urging Asean to issue a statement strongly criticising North Korea during its leaders' summit in Manila this week, according to Asean diplomats.

- BangkokPost - TH

The world's best airport has more than 80 restaurants, a butterfly garden, and a rooftop pool

Singapore Changi International Airport has been ranked the world's best airport by Skytrax for the last five years. The rankings are based on the impressions of nearly 14 million flyers from 105 countries and cover 39 service and performance parameters. In addition to being an exemplary functioning airport, Changi Airport ...

- Business Insider - US

Interpol-led operation finds nearly 9,000 infected servers in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE - An anti-cybercrime operation by Interpol and investigators from seven southeast Asian nations revealed nearly 9,000 malware-laden servers and hundreds of compromised websites in the ASEAN region, Interpol said on Monday.

- Reuters - US

Vodafone India launches unlimited roaming plans for US, UAE, Singapore

New Delhi, April 24 Vodafone India has launched an unlimited international roaming proposition for travellers to the US, UAE and Singapore in its international roaming pack, Vodafone i-RoamFREE, where customers opting for this pack will not be charged a single additional rupee for calls and data while roaming in these three ...

- Yahoo! News - US

5 Indians jailed for fraud in Singapore

Singapore, April 24 Five Indian nationals were jailed here on Monday for making fraudulent Goods and Services Tax refund claims amounting to 167,253 Singapore dollars between January 2015 to May last year, a media report said. Kothandaraman Gnanam , Karunanidhi Rajesh , Ramaiyan Karthikeyan and Waithiyalingam Karunanidhi , ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Interpol-led operation finds nearly 9,000 infected servers in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE, April 24 ― An anti-cybercrime operation by Interpol and investigators from seven southeast Asian nations revealed nearly 9,000 malware-laden servers and hundreds of compromised websites in the Asean region, Interpol said today....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Interpol-led operation finds nearly 9,000 infected servers in SE Asia

SINGAPORE - An anti-cybercrime operation by Interpol and investigators from seven southeast Asian nations revealed nearly 9,000 malware-laden servers and hundreds of compromised websites in the Asean region, Interpol said on Monday.

- BangkokPost - TH

India aims to cut petroleum imports as it boosts alternative fuel use

SINGAPORE - India is aiming to cut its oil products imports to zero as it turns to alternative fuels such as methanol in its transport sector, a government official said at an investor briefing on Monday.

- Reuters - US

PV Sindhu eyes Asian Championship title

Three years after winning a bronze at the Gimcheon edition, PV Sindhu will once again eye a superlative performance when she leads the Indian challenge at the Asia badminton championship, starting here tomorrow.The Rio Olympic silver medallist had clinched the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in January this year before annexing ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

SSA targets five growth areas for Singapore's shipping sector

Association outlines blueprint in preparation for an industry recovery ahead

- LloydsList - UK

Singapore clause to bridge war risks coverage gaps

Singapore War Risk Mutual looks to benefit from experience of other regional clauses

- LloydsList - UK

Indie artists find Instagram a boon to show and sell their works

SINGAPORE, April 24 — Instagram has helped a slew of young artists get their works seen, and sold. Ho Si Hui, 21, took to Instagram in late 2015 to help push her art brand, Chirashi Bomb, further. She has a modest 2,311 followers on...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu welcome baby boy

SINGAPORE, April 24 — Congratulations are in order for actress Joanne Peh and her husband, actor Qi Yuwu. Peh, 33, and Qi, 40, welcomed their second child on Friday afternoon. The new addition is a baby boy, born in Mount...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Mini Cooper S Countryman: Big deal if you're a family man

SINGAPORE, April 24 — Having a family probably excludes you from jumping on a last-minute flight to Bangkok for a spontaneous shopping binge, but it should not keep you from driving a Mini. That is the basic premise of the new Countryman, the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Manufacturers in China 'ill-prepared for Industry 4.0' says McKinsey report

Chinese manufacturers are not well prepared to brace for the coming wave of digitalisation to narrow the gap with advanced economies, McKinsey & Company suggest in a report . McKinsey sent the warning when it launched a Digital Capability Centre at Tsinghua University, the fifth it has set up after ones in the United ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Hundreds of mice found in an apartment after owners left them to breed

They might be cute little critters, but they sure breed fast. Hundreds of pet mice were found in an apartment in Singapore, owned by an unnamed man and his elderly mother. SEE ALSO: iPhone photography is about to help these adorable animals get adopted Last Friday, animal welfare volunteers went into the flat, where the ...

- Mashable! - US

SSA targets five areas to grow in Singapore's shipping sector

Association outlines blueprint in preparation for an industry recovery ahead

- LloydsList - UK

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