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Singapore prime minister visits Vietnam to boost ties.

HANOI, Vietnam " Vietnam and Singapore have signed several business agreements as the island state seeks to boost investment and trade with the communist country during a visit by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.Among the six...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Singapore prime minister visits Vietnam to boost ties.

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam and Singapore have signed several business agreements as the island state seeks to boost investment and trade with...

- Townhall.com - US

Singapore prime minister visits Vietnam to boost ties.

Vietnam and Singapore have signed several business agreements as the island state seeks to boost investment and trade with the communist country during a visit by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

- FOX News - US

Oil bounces off November lows, but bloated U.S. stockpiles pressure market.

SINGAPORE - Oil prices recovered on Thursday from losses chalked up the session before, but the market remained under pressure as bloated U.S. crude inventories and rising output dampen OPEC-led efforts to curb global production.

- Reuters - US

Asia stocks rise, but gains for dollar, oil capped by jitters.

SINGAPORE - Asian stocks, taking some cues from a steady Wall Street, edged up on Thursday while the path for the dollar, which crawled up from a four-month low, remained clouded by concerns about the prospects for U.S. President Donald Trump's pro-growth agenda.

- Reuters - US

Amazon delays its entry into Southeast Asia.

Amazon has postponed its much-anticipated entry into Southeast Asia. The company initially planned to launch local e-commerce services in Singapore during the first quarter of this year, as we reported in November, but two sources with knowledge of the plans told TechCrunch that the schedule has slipped to “later ...

- TechCrunch - US

Asia stocks advance, dollar, oil recover from multi-month lows.

SINGAPORE - Asian stocks rose on Thursday, taking their cues from a Wall Street bounce, while the dollar crawled up from a four-month low but remains clouded by concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump's pro-growth policies.

- Reuters - US

Oil bounces off November lows, but bloated U.S. stockpiles pressure market | Reuters.

By Henning Gloystein | SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Oil prices on Thursday recovered from losses chalked up the session before, but the market remains under pressure as bloated U.S. crude inventories and rising output dampen OPEC-led efforts to curb global production.Prices for front-month Brent crude futures LCOc1, the ...

- Firstpost - IN

Additional summer services to Christchurch.

Singapore Airlines today announced it will again provide supplementary services to and from Christchurch for the 2017/18 summer season. From 30 November 2017 through to 16 February 2018 Singapore Airlines will add an additional 30 flights into Christchurch ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Rajah Nanayakkara no more.

Business leader Rajah Nanayakkara has passed away on Tuesday in Singapore, at the age of 77.

- Dailymirror.lk - LK

ST Engineering to produce next-gen AFV for Singapore.

ST Engineering has received a contract from Singapore's defense ministry to produce and supply the Next Generation Armored Fighting Vehicle.

- UPI - US

Premium office deal

ASCENDAS-SINGBRIDGE, a sustainable urban and business space solution provider in Asia, has acquired a premium office building in Shanghai’s Huangpu District as it grows its portfolio of high-quality commercial real estate assets in China’s gateway cities. The Singaporean company didn’t disclose the exact ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Singaporean court rules against full compensation for mother in long-running lawsuit over IVF blunder

A Singaporean woman inseminated with a stranger’s sperm in a startling in vitro fertilisation mistake cannot be compensated in full for raising the child, the city-state’s top court ruled on Wednesday. Allowing the woman compensation would go against public policy on one’s obligations as a parent, the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

M'sian jailed for 'spoofing' Singapore stock market

Dennis Tey Thean Yang, who worked as a remisier, was jailed 16 weeks after being found guilty on 23 stock-defrauding charges.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Container shipping lines ordered to testify in U.S. sector probe

LONDON/SINGAPORE - The U.S. Justice Department has ordered top executives from several container shipping lines to testify in an antitrust investigation over practices by an industry that is the backbone of world trade, the companies said on Wednesday. The world's biggest container group, Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk , ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

Singapore court denies full compensation to woman in IVF mix-up

SINGAPORE, March 22 — A Singaporean woman inseminated with a stranger's sperm in a startling in-vitro fertilisation mistake cannot be compensated in full for raising the child, the city-state's top court ruled today. Allowing the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

The world's 10 most expensive cities

Singapore retains top slot in being the most expensive city to live in the world for the fourth consecutive year. In all, five Asian cities are among the priciest places on the planet – where travelers need to pay top dollar. Here's a look at other cities in the list.

- Times Of India - IN

Container shipping lines ordered to testify in U.S. sector probe

LONDON/SINGAPORE - The U.S. Justice Department has ordered top executives from several container shipping lines to testify in an antitrust investigation over practices by an industry that is the backbone of world trade, the companies said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

Hong Kong customs set to charge shipping company and captain over transport of Singapore military vehicles without licence

Hong Kong customs is likely to press charges against the shipping company and the captain of the container ship which transported nine Singapore military vehicles into the city from Taiwan in November without a required licence. Shipping company APL is expected to be issued with a summons while the captain of the container ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Singapore signs contract for next-generation armoured fighting vehicle

The Singapore Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd for the production and supply of a new armoured fighting vehicle , the ministry announced in a 22 March statement. "The Next Generation Armoured Fighting Vehicle

- Jane’s - US

Needy expat workers get new phones as Singapore moves to scrap 2G

A Singapore migrant welfare group has started distributing 3G-enabled mobile phones to cash-strapped foreign workers days before the city-state shuts down its 2G network.

- PhysOrg - NL

Singapore's property firm buys into Shanghai's premium office building

ASCENDAS-SINGBRIDGE, a property solution provider based in Singapore, completed the acquisition of a premium office building in downtown Huangpu District as the company further expands its portfolio of high-quality commercial real estate assets in China's gateway cities. The company didn't disclose the exact acquisition ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Singapore's airport overall winner of Routes Asia 2017 Marketing Awards

Singapore's Changi Airport was announced as the overall winner of the Routes Asia 2017 Marketing Awards at a ceremony last night in Okinawa, Japan.

- eTurboNews - US

China-financed projects to help Malaysia avoid debt trap

By Chester Tay The multiplier effect from China-financed infrastructure projects will help keep Malaysia clear from the kind of debt crisis faced by Sri Lanka currently. At a seminar by Singaporean research organisation Institute of Southeast Asian Studies yesterday, Affin Hwang Capital senior associate director on equity ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Airbnb is going all out to woo China, and even has a new Chinese name

Airbnb is making a big play for China. Not only is the home-rental company doubling investments in the country and tripling its local workforce , it's also got a new name to match. SEE ALSO: Airbnb continues to push Trips into more Asian countries Airbnb's Chinese name is Aibiying, meaning to "welcome each other with love." ...

- Mashable! - US

People are incensed that an elitist dating app is promoting itself with racist slurs

An elitist, racist dating app is making waves in Singapore , and its founder is defending it vehemently. Herbert Eng is calling his app HighBlood. It promises to filter people based on "accountant-verified information" covering income, profession, and university education. SEE ALSO: Teen creates Facebook page to spotlight ...

- Mashable! - US

Pakistani city among least expensive cities of the world

Study shows Singapore remains the world's most expensive city to live in The post Pakistani city among least expensive cities of the world appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Training for 'Ghost In The Shell' was like going through National Service, says Singaporean actor

SINGAPORE, March 22 — Shooting Ghost In The Shell, the live-action remake of the seminal Japanese manga and anime series, had Singaporean actor Chin Han recalling his National Service days. The 47-year-old — who stars in the movie alongside...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Singapore tops list of cities with the highest cost of living

Singapore has retained the title of the world's most expensive city for a fourth consecutive year in The Economist's annual Worldwide Cost of Living Survey. In the 2017 edition of the survey, Asia dominates, taking up half of the top 10 spots, while the balance is made up of wealthy European cities like Zurich, Paris The ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Taxi Hailing App 'Grab' Beats Uber to Myanmar

A Singapore-based ride-hailing service launched a trial in Myanmar's biggest city Tuesday, making it the first international company to operate there."Grab," a company that currently operates in six other countries in Southeast Asia, would rival a number of local ride-hailing services already operat...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Oil prices fall on bloated U.S. crude storage

SINGAPORE - Oil prices dipped on Wednesday as rising crude stocks in the United States underscored an ongoing global fuel supply overhang despite an OPEC-led effort to cut output.

- Reuters - US

4 Indian cities among the world's cheapest

Singapore retained its title as the world's most expensive city for the fourth consecutive year, while Hong Kong remained second, closely followed by Zurich at the 3rd place.

- Rediff.com - IN

Economist Intelligence Unit: Singapore Most Expensive City Worldwide

Singapore ranked as the most expensive city in the world for a fourth consecutive time, showed the ranking of Economist Intelligence Unit. The survey compares living expenses in a given city to living expenses in New York as a base. Four Asian countries dominate the Top 5. Hong Kong ranked second, followed by Zurich, Tokyo ...

- Novinite - BG

Mobike expands rides to Singapore

MOBIKE yesterday launched its bicycle-sharing service in Singapore, its first expansion overseas. Bikes are mostly placed around the MRT stations and on university campuses. Users download the Mobike app and unlock the bikes by scanning the QR code on the frame. The Shanghai-based bicycle sharer said the standard rental fee ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Taxi Hailing App 'Grab' Beats Uber to Myanmar

A Singapore-based ride-hailing service launched a trial in Myanmar's biggest city Tuesday, making it the first international company to operate there. "Grab," a company that currently operates in six other countries in Southeast Asia, would rival a number of local ride-hailing services already operating in Yangon, but beats ...

- Voice of America - US

Air Malta wins Brussels punctuality award

Air Malta has won a Punctuality Award for Short Haul Airlines given by Brussels Airport. It was the second successive year that the national airline scooped the award. Winners of this year's awards various categories included Ryanair, Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines Cargo, Air Cargo Belgium, Qatar Airways, LSG ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Ride-hailing firms Grab, Uber pursue growth in Myanmar

SINGAPORE - Singapore-headquartered Grab launched a trial of its ride-hailing services in Myanmar on Tuesday, aiming to expand to a seventh Southeast Asian country, while rival Uber Technologies Inc said it was also looking to enter the market shortly.

- BangkokPost - TH

Snooker - Women's game heads to Asia hoping to turn the tables

SINGAPORE - When Dennis Taylor potted the final black to defeat Steve Davis in the 1985 World Snooker Championship final, 18.5 million British television viewers were glued to their sets at 12:23 a.m. to witness the sport's most defining shot.

- Reuters - US

Engineering team develops novel nanofibre solution for clean, fresh air

A research team from the National University of Singapore has successfully concocted a novel nanofibre solution that creates thin, see-through air filters that can remove up to 90 per cent of PM2.5 particles and achieve high air flow of 2.5 times better than conventional air filters. As an added bonus, this eco-friendly air ...

- PhysOrg - NL

EIU: Chinese cities cost less to live in

CHINESE cities are becoming cheaper in terms of living cost on a global level following the fall of the yuan’s value against the US dollar, a latest study by the Economist Intelligence Unit showed. Shanghai’s ranking fell by five places but still remained the most expensive city in China’s mainland, ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Note ban will put pressure on NBFCs for next 6 months: Moody's

Singapore, March 21 Global rating agency Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday said that as a fall-out of demonetisation, the Non-Banking Financial Companies will come under pressure for the next six months. "NBFCs in India will demonstrate broadly stable asset quality, but delinquencies will likely rise over the next ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Bike-sharing companies are flooding the market, but this one insists its bikes are smartest

Singapore now has a third bike-sharing company in just a few months. One of China's largest bike-sharing firms, Mobike launched here on Tuesday, adding to the growing list of bike-sharing companies that have mushroomed. SEE ALSO: Ofo, one of China's most aggressive bike-sharing firms, expands globally Like many of its ...

- Mashable! - US

Southeast Asian ride hailing firm Grab expands to Myanmar

SINGAPORE - Ride hailing firm Grab, the main Southeast Asian rival of Uber Technologies Inc , launched services in Myanmar on Tuesday, expanding operations to a seventh country in the region.

- Reuters - US

Uber and Grab are bringing Southeast Asia's taxi on-demand war to Myanmar

Southeast Asia's ride-sharing war is spreading to a new frontier after rivals Grab and Uber revealed plans to expand into Myanmar, the country also known as Burma. Singapore-based Grab announced its launch in the country today, its first new market expansion for nearly three years, to take it to seven markets but its ...

- TechCrunch - US

A Deported Grandmother Has Launched A Fresh Legal Bid To Return To Her Family In Britain

Irene Clennell was deported to Singapore last month with little more than £12 in her pocket – despite being married to her British husband for more than 27 years. View Entire Post ›

- BuzzFeed - US

China's bike-sharing battle spreads to Singapore

Tencent-backed Mobike launches in city-state, challenging rivals ofo and oBike

- Financial Times - US

Oil prices rise on talk that OPEC could extend supply cut

SINGAPORE - Oil prices rose on Tuesday on expectations that an OPEC-led production cut to prop up the market could be extended, while strong demand would also work to slowly erode a global fuel supply overhang.

- Reuters - US

Japan and the EU Discusses the Possibilities of Free Trade

Free trade is going to be the main subject of the forthcoming meeting between the European Union and Japan in Brussels. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet the presidents of the institutions of the Union – Jean Claude Junker and Donald Tusk, according to BNR.  After Canada, EU plans conclusion of negotiations on ...

- Novinite - BG

Singapore Reveals Fourth New Warship

The city-state launches another one of its locally-made littoral mission vessels.

- The Diplomat - US

India, Singapore Hold Army Exercise

The two countries carried out the 11th iteration of Exercise Bold Kurukshetra.

- The Diplomat - US

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