Grab to challenge $21 million fine in MY

Grab Holdings Inc has confirmed it is challenging Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC)’s proposal to levy a US$21 million fine on the ride-hailing giant.  Grab, along with...

SG government and private sector fight virus together

Singapore has just confirmed 47 total cases of the Wuhan coronavirus. Several of these cases have no travel history to mainland China nor any...

Southeast Asian central banks roll out anti-virus measures

Four central banks in Southeast Asia signaled aggressive policy action this week to curtail the impact of the new coronavirus. The central banks are from Indonesia, the...

Singapore takes multi-prong approach to Wuhan virus

Both China and Singapore are pulling out all stops to deal with the Wuhan virus, as the death toll climbs to 106 and health...

UN Report reinforces Singapore’s genius in social engineering

Singaporeans may be wrong in estimating the prevalence of Chinese and Indian nationals in their country, but the government definitely hasn’t missed a beat...

ASEAN-5 growth forecast trimmed as exports slow

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) trimmed its growth forecast for five members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members amid their continued...

21 contenders for SG’s five digital banking licenses

Singapore’s Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has confirmed a total of 21 applications for its digital banking licenses. Seven bids came through for the digital...

Singapore fake news law to face legal challenge 

A Singapore opposition party says it will legally challenge government corrections under the so-called fake news law, which came into effect in October. The Singapore...

Singapore’s economy limps into 2020

Singapore's economy grew by just 0.7 per cent during 2019 as the US-China trade war disrupted the financial hub along with a cyclical global...

U Mobile and StarHub to conduct world’s first 5G SA roaming trials

Malaysia’s U Mobile and Singapore’s StarHub have announced on Monday (Dec 30) that they will be conducting one of the world’s first 5G standalone...

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Grab and Volocopter to pioneer air taxis in SEA

The sky is indeed the limit for superapp aspirant and ride-hailing giant Grab. The Singapore-based startup is partnering with German air mobility startup Volocopter...

Indonesia eyes taxes on plastic bags, sweet drinks and cars 

Indonesia’s Finance Minister Mulyani Indrawati has submitted a proposal to parliament to impose environmental tariffs. She said the authorities were targeting sugar-filled and artificially...

Philippines allows return of OFWs to Hong Kong, Macau

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with existing job contracts in Hong Kong and Macau are now able to return to said territories amid the Philippine...