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Asean countries should worry about themselves too.

FEBRUARY 22 — The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is a great graphic novel. That Singapore's National Arts Council withdrew its funding because it did not regurgitate the usual Singapore Success Story and offered perspectives of Lee Kuan...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Publicis Media rolls out NextTechNow globally for clients.

Publicis Media has expanded its end-to-end service, NextTechNow, which pairs clients with tech start-ups to Shanghai, Singapore, Warsaw and Dubai.

- Brand Republic - UK

'Singapore-bound motorcyclists not behaving properly'.

Motorcyclists seem to comply with rules in Singapore, but not when in Malaysia, laments Immigration Department chief.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Immigration Dept wants more disciplined Singapore-bound motorcyclists.

JOHOR BARU, Feb 21 — The Immigration Department has urged Singapore-bound motorcyclists using the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex and the Sultan Abu Bakar Complex to behave...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Kena tembak enam das, wanita pandu BMW maut .

GEORGE TOWN, 21 Feb ― Seorang ahli perniagaan wanita maut ditembak semasa memandu kereta BMW pada kira-kira 5.45 petang tadi di Taman Pekaka 1, Glugor dekat sini. Ketua Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Pulau Pinang SAC Zainol Samah berkata mangsa...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Near collision of IndiGo, SilkAir planes, govt launches probe.

New Delhi: Two planes were involved in a near-miss over Kolkata airspace last December, it has emerged, prompting the government to launch a probe. The IndiGo plane from Kolkata to Hyderabad and the Kolkata-bound SilkAir aircraft from Singapore were involved in the incident that occured on 11 December. The post Near ...

- Firstpost - IN

Singapore carbon tax set to squeeze oil groups.

SE Asian city-state is home to some of the world's biggest refineries

- Financial Times - US

The Offer that Turns the Gaza Strip into Singapore.

Last week, Hamas received an offer that no sane entity would turn down. The offer did not come from Hamas's allies in Iran and the Islamic world. The offer, to turn the impoverished Gaza Strip into "the Singapore of the Middle East," came from Israel.

- Hudson New York - US

Singapore's Proposed Carbon Tax Will Likely Include Refineries.

A carbon tax proposed by Singapore on emissions of greenhouse gases from 2019 will likely include the city-state's oil refineries.

- Rigzone.com - US

Virtual Singapore Looks Just Like Singapore IRL—But With More Data.

The island city-state's simulated version of itself is scheduled to be up and running by the end of the year. The post Virtual Singapore Looks Just Like Singapore IRL—But With More Data appeared first on WIRED.

- Wired Magazine - US

Netanyahu flies to Australia at end of Singapore trip.

February 21, 2017, 10:11 AM Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu flew to Australia Tuesday after talks in Singapore with President Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on strengthening economic and technological cooperation between the two countries and joint projects for assisting various African nations. In ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Singapore opens $5.9M cybersecurity lab in local university

The "national shared" facility at the National University of Singapore serves as a testbed for cybersecurity tools and supports research efforts between academia and industry players.

- ZDNet - UK

Offshore sector drags Singapore banks earnings

Non-performing loans from the sector are expected to persist over next few quarters but the worst may be over, Moody's says

- LloydsList - UK

Singapore carbon tax would hit refiners, help renewables

SINGAPORE - Singapore's proposed plan to tax greenhouse gas emissions would probably hit oil refiners hard, ramping up costs in an industry that has been central to the city-state's rapid development over the last half-century.

- Reuters - US

Could €1.3bn Telefonica sale pave the way for O2 listing?

Telefonica has sold a €1.3bn  stake in its Spanish infrastructure division, a move that paves the way for it to refocus on plans for the London listing of O2. The Spanish telecoms giant sold a 40 per cent share of Telxius Telecom to private equity firm KKR, in a deal that values its infrastructure subsidiary at ...

- City AM - UK

Singapore says carbon tax likely to include oil refineries

The republic announces that a carbon tax on direct emitters was set to be introduced from 2019.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Singapore to levy SE Asia's first carbon tax

Singapore plans to implement Southeast Asia's first carbon tax by 2019, a move that would raise energy costs in the island nation and require more than 30 big polluters such as power plants to pay the levy.

- BangkokPost - TH

Singapore says carbon tax likely to include oil refineries

SINGAPORE, Feb 21 — A tax proposed by Singapore on emissions of greenhouse gases will likely cover the city-state's oil refineries, a government official said yestersday, driving up costs in one of the region's key energy hubs. Singapore...

- The Malay Mail - MY

'Paddle Pop' rainbow charms Singapore

SINGAPORE, Feb 21 — An unusual, multi-coloured natural phenomenon caught the imagination of Singaporeans, when it appeared in the skies above the island nation yesterday. Media reports said it was likely a rare fire rainbow, which occurs when...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Singapore 'fire rainbow' cloud phenomenon lights up sky

The multi-coloured glow appeared in the late afternoon, to the delight of people in the city-state.

- BBC - UK

Singaporean PM, Hosting Netanyahu, Endorses 'Two-State' Plan

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, hosting a visit by his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, said Monday his country believes in a "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Lee explained his stand at a joint news briefing with Netanyahu, who does not endorse the two-nat...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Singapore government to spend USS$281 million yearly to get disabled job-ready

By Alfred Chua More help will be given to those in Singapore with moderate intellectual, as well as multiple, disabilities in the form of training programmes to prepare them for employment, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in his Budget statement yesterday. Currently, under the School-to-Work Transition Programme, ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Singapore backs two-state solution for 'durable' peace

SINGAPORE, Feb 21 — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday reiterated his hopes for Israel and Palestine to resume direct negotiations, while adding that a two-state solution is the only way to bring just and durable' peace. We have...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Body of missing hiker found on top of HDB carpark

SINGAPORE, Feb 21 — A body, believed to be that of missing hiker Steward Lee, was found at the top level of a multi-storey carpark in Bukit Panjang last night, the police said. Lee, 27, has been missing since last Friday, sparking a massive...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Liam Fox visits Southeast Asia to promote British links on trade trip

Trade secretary Liam Fox is to visit Singapore and Vietnam this week in his first trip to Southeast Asia since coming to office as he seeks to bolster Britain's overseas links With Brexit secretary David Davis also visiting central Europe this week, Fox will be the second senior member of the cabinet overseas promoting the ...

- City AM - UK

Netanyahu meets president, prime minister of Singapore in historic visit

JERUSALEM , Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with his counterpart in Singapore, during the first visit to the country by an Israeli prime minister. In a statement issued after the meeting Monday with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Netanyahu called Loong's visit to Israel in April, the first by a ...

- JTA - US

Turning 93, Zimbabwe's Mugabe rules out retirement

Mugabe, who has kept an iron grip on power since Zimbabwe declared independence in 1980, has repeatedly denied reports of health problems, fuelled in part by frequent trips to Dubai and Singapore

- Daily Monitor - UG

Singapore puts 2017 budget focus on digital transformation

Government sets aside S$2.4 billion over four years to execute a nationwide plan to "transform" the local economy and help enterprises "go digital".

- ZDNet - UK

Singapore for 2-state Palestine solution

SINGAPOREAN Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, hosting a visit by his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, said yesterday his country believes in a “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Lee explained his stand at a joint news briefing with Netanyahu, who does not endorse the two-nation ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Mobike rides to new financing

CHINESE bicycle-sharing startup Mobike yesterday said it has raised funding in a new round led by Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings and hedge fund Hillhouse Capital, bringing its total new funding in 2017 to more than US$300 million. The Shanghai-based startup said last month that it raised US$215 million ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Death, diplomatic spat could cost North Korea a rare friend

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — North Korea doesn't have many friends. There's China, its closest ally, and Singapore, where the North Korean elite...

- Townhall.com - US

Singaporean prime minister tells Netanyahu that he endorses ‘two-state solution’

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, hosting a visit by his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, said on Monday his country believes in a “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Lee explained his stand at a joint news briefing with Netanyahu, who does not endorse the two-nation ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Cleveland Fed chief 'comfortable' raising rates if economy keeps performing

Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester said on Monday she would be comfortable raising interest rates at this point if the economy maintained its current pace of performance. In a speech in Singapore, Mester, seen as one of the more hawkish Fed officials, said the economy was on a 'sound footing'. 'We did have a ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

'Israel and Singapore are kindred spirits'

Netanyahu thanks Singapore PM for warm welcome, says he's impressed, wants to learn how Singapore handles housing.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Singapore water prices to go up by 30pc by July 2018

SINGAPORE, Feb 20 — Turning on the tap will become more costly from July, when the first of two rounds of water price hikes takes effect. Water prices will go up by 30 per cent by July next year, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in his...

- The Malay Mail - MY

China bike-sharing startup Mobike gets Temasek funding

BEIJING, Feb 20 — Chinese bicycle-sharing startup Mobike said today it has raised funding in a new round led by Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings and hedge fund Hillhouse Capital, bringing its total new funding in 2017 to more than...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Singaporean PM, hosting Netanyahu, endorses 'two-state' plan

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, hosting a visit by his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, says his country believes in a "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

- Zee News - IN

Ofo, one of China's most aggressive bike-sharing firms, expands globally

The island of Singapore is getting a whole lot more pedal power. One of China's most aggressive bike-sharing companies, ofo, has launched 1,000 bikes in Singapore over the weekend, the Straits Times reported. SEE ALSO: People are dumping shared bikes in horrible piles With this, it's joined another recent entrant into ...

- Mashable! - US

China bicycle-sharing startup Mobike gets funding from Temasek, others

BEIJING - Chinese bicycle-sharing startup Mobike said on Monday it has raised funding in a new round led by Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings and hedge fund Hillhouse Capital, bringing its total new funding in 2017 to more than $300 million.

- Reuters - US

Singaporean PM, hosting Netanyahu, endorses 'two-state' plan

SINGAPORE — Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, hosting a visit by his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, said Monday his...

- Townhall.com - US

Temasek jumps into China's bike rental startup war with investment in MoBike

Temasek, Singapore's state-owned investment firm, has jumped into China's on-demand cycle war after it backed MoBike. China's ride-sharing war is last year's news. The big battle between Uber and Didi Chuxing is essentially over after the latter agreed to buy the former's China-based business. The new startup drama du ...

- TechCrunch - US

How Indians will 'vote their caste' in huge Uttar Pradesh election

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE - Uttar Pradesh is voting in the biggest democratic election anywhere in the world this year. If it were a country, the state - with a population of nearly 220 million - would be the world's fifth-largest.

- Reuters - US

Study reveals effects of ‘poorly run wildlife trade’ on Singapore’s bird species

By Kenneth Cheng Seven in 10 birds offered for sale in shops in Singapore are species not native or previously native to Singapore, raising concerns over the dangers of a poorly run trade and overharvesting, a study has found. Conducted by wildlife-trade monitoring network Traffic, the study’s release coincides with ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Netanyahu sets off on groundbreaking trips to Singapore and Australia

February 19, 2017, 7:15 PM Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is due to meeting President Tan Keng Yam after he lands in Singapore Monday morning, followed by talks with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, a visit to Singapore's Magen Avot Synagogue, which dates back to 1878, and a meeting with representatives of the state's ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Cleveland Fed chief 'comfortable' raising rates if economy keeps performing

SINGAPORE - Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester said on Monday she would be comfortable raising interest rates at this point if the economy maintained its current pace of performance.

- Reuters - US

Singapore’s hope of beating Hong Kong in IPOs is a pipe dream

Singapore’s effort to score the 2018 listing of state oil giant Saudi Aramco – expected to be the world’s biggest initial public offering – is the latest show of its ambition to develop an elite global exchange, but analysts say a lack of liquidity in the Lion City should mean Hong Kong will hold ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

U.S. economy now on 'sound footing': Fed's Mester

SINGAPORE - The U.S. economy is on "sound footing," a hawkish Federal Reserve official said on Monday in a speech that cautioned against asking the central bank to solve problems beyond its control such as low productivity growth.

- Reuters - US

A journey to discover Europe's best kept secret — the Faroe Islands

SINGAPORE, Feb 20 ― In the North Atlantic Ocean, tiny islands with jagged peaks and vertiginous cliffs rise from the water. Sea stacks and black sandy beaches fringe the coast, while steep mountains stretch across the length of the islands....

- The Malay Mail - MY

First-time operators add spice to Punggol bistro park

SINGAPORE, Feb 20 — Seven new eateries quietly opened earlier this month at a new container park in Punggol East. Located at Tebing Lane and facing the Punggol Promenade Riverside Walk, the new cafes offer anything from Korean chicken to fish...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Hungry Singaporeans make eating profitable as restaurants rally

SINGAPORE, Feb 20 — As Singapore's stock market continues to rally, an often overlooked sector is getting a boost. The city-state's listed restaurants have outperformed regional and global peers as dining out drives shares higher. These...

- The Malay Mail - MY

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