Grab set for US listing via ‘world’s biggest’ SPAC merger

Grab Holdings Inc., the company behind Southeast Asia's largest ride-hailing and food delivery platform, is set to go public in the U.S. through a...

Singapore eyes vaccine passport

THE government of Singapore is mulling over the establishment of a vaccine passport so as to spare travelers from undergoing a mandatory quarantine and...

‘Open Sesame’: vaccine passports are the key to Southeast Asia’s recovery

Recently-released data makes clear the cost of coronavirus for Thailand, despite the Kingdom’s overall successful management of the pandemic: the no-show of some 40...

Pharmaceutical sector buoys Singapore factory output

Singapore’s manufacturing industry rebounded last month, with the jump partly owed to the pharmaceutical sector which grasped opportunities during the global pandemic. According to a...

Singapore to host World Economic Forum next year

The World Economic Forum (WEF), one of the largest gatherings attended by business and political leaders globally, will make its debut in Asia as...

Singapore, Hong Kong defer ‘travel bubble’

Singapore and Hong Kong have put off a plan to introduce a travel bubble amid the latter’s sudden spike in the number of coronavirus...

RCEP—world’s largest free-trade pact—’signed’

Fifteen countries spanning the Asia Pacific region have officially inked the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which promises to create a vast free trade...

Temasek offers $600-million rescue to Singapore shipping giant

Singapore-based Temasek Holdings Inc. stepped in as a white knight for financially-strapped Pacific International Lines (PIL), offering the latter worth $600 million of rescue...

Singapore, Qatar oil-makers partner for LNG project

Singapore has inked a deal with Qatar for the establishment of the first long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) that details pollution from the fastest-growing...

Tokens get Singapore trace half of population

Singapore has collected more than 400,000 TraceTogether tokens, putting it at the 50% mark in digital contact-tracing amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to a report...

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Amid surging Covid-19 cases, second gen vaccines raise hopes across the Asia-Pacific

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Monde sets sight on alternative meats for expansion

Food maker Monde Nissin Corp. was looking to bank on the fast-growing alternative meats business following its successful initial public offering (IPO) that saw...

Duterte admin lowers Philippine growth projection on last year in office

The Philippine government has abandoned its goal to reach double-digit growth in the last year of the current administration amid the pandemic plaguing global...