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...

POFMA to shape SG political conversation

Last month, naturalised citizen and political figure Brad Bowyer corrected his Facebook post to comply with Singapore’s newly enacted Protection from Online Falsehoods and...

Singapore targets opposition with fake-news law

A Singaporean opposition leader has been forced under the so-called fake news law to amend a Facebook post that criticised state education spending. The...

Singapore property chiefs warn of property glut 

Singaporean property developers say an oversupply of apartments and a stagnating economy are set to suppress housing prices.  The president of the Real Estate Developers Association of...

Masatsugu Asakawa is new ADB head

Masatsugu Asakawa is the new president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Asakawa, who is currently serving as a special advisor to Japan’s prime minister...

Singapore to be living lab for AI

Self-driving taxis, robots in preschool that function as teaching assistants, AI tools that analyse chest x-rays and diagnose skin cancer, a personal shopping assistant...

Singapore sees rising Chinese property interest

The level of Chinese property investment in Singapore has hit record levels this year as instability in Hong Kong appears to be rising.  “Singapore is the regional safe harbour and the...

Singapore October inflation falls to three-year low

Singapore saw core inflation in October eased to a fresh low in over three years due to a steep fall in the cost of...

RCEP members lure back India

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are underway with the crafting of measures to resolve the recent exit of India from...

Singapore promises 2020 recovery after quarterly growth

Singapore exceeded estimates for economic growth in the third quarter with the city-state’s authorities claiming that a full recovery will be secured next year. GDP...

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