Vietnamese tanker captain jailed for Singapore oil theft 

A Vietnamese oil tanker’s captain has been jailed for more than 5½ years in Singapore for his involvement in the theft of approximately US$150...

S’pore manufacturing drop slows

The green shoots of recovery are not inspiring much confidence in Singapore. Source: Pixabay Singapore’s manufacturing sector contracted last month for a 10th-straight month, although...

Lee hails Sri Lanka trade deal

  Singapore’s free trade agreement (FTA) strategy is not about signing any deal available but rather forging solid trade agreements that benefit employers, according to...

Singapore IPO priced at top of range

The head office of Manulife in Toronto. Source: Wikimedia The Manulife US real estate investment trust has priced its Singapore initial public offer (IPO) at...

S’pore drivers’ loans on rise

Car ownership remains popular among Singaporeans. Source: Flickr Singaporean car buyers are taking out bigger financing loans following an easing of vehicle-loan curbs since May...

Maybank, HSBC move to incorporate Singapore operations

Singapore is reforming its banking sector. Source: Wikimedia Malaysia’s Maybank said it had held talks to incorporate its operations in Singapore, saying the city-state "is...

Singapore’s cost of living vital: Heng

Singapore’s finance minister Heng Swee Keat says that reducing the cost of living for struggling households is one of his main priorities. He told...

Singapore to ban sugary drink adverts

Singapore, which has some of the world’s highest diabetes rates, is to become the first country to ban advertising for sugary drinks, according to...

Singapore hopes to harness sun

Singapore’s Powering the Future study is examining how to boost solar energy production from the current 2 per cent of power that currently comes...

ASEAN, US to launch maritime drill, fight “wrongdoings”

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has joined forces with the United States in holding maritime exercises which were aimed at preventing other...

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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...

Motorcycle taxis banned in the Philippines

Motorcycles that are being used for public transportation in the Philippines will be deemed illegal beginning next week amid the looming end of a...

Facebook sorry for Myanmar translation blunder 

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