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Singapore's manufacturing output surges 8.6% on year in Jan
Singapore, Feb 27 (IANS) The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) announced on Friday that the country's manufacturing output increased 8.6 per cent year on year in January 2021, compared to the 16.2 per cent increase last December.
2021-02-27
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy
ZASH to acquire TikTok rival Lomotif
Singapore, Feb 23 (IANS) ZASH Global Media and Entertainment Corp. on Tuesday said it has inked a deal to acquire a majority controlling interest in Lomotif, a Singapore-based video-sharing social networking platform and budding rival to TikTok.
2021-02-23
Category: International, Singapore,Technology
Ramkumar Ramanathan knocked out of Singapore Open in 1st round
Singapore, Feb 22 (IANS) India's Ramkumar Ramanathan on Monday was knocked out of the Singapore Open ATP 250 tournament in the first round. Ramanathan lost to American-born Japanese player Taro Daniel 3-6, 7-6(3), 3-6 in a hard-fought first round match.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Tennis
Dell opens global innovation facility in Singapore, 1st outside US
Singapore, Feb 22 (IANS) Dell Technologies has opened a $50 million innovation facility in Singapore focusing on research and development (R&D) in key digital transformation technologies.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Singapore,Technology
Elderly people in Singapore to get Covid-19 vaccine from March
Singapore, Feb 20 (IANS) Covid-19 vaccinations for people aged 60 to 69 will start around the end of March, with the rest of the population to follow suit in April, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Friday.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
12 new imported Covid-19 cases in Singapore
Singapore, Feb 20 (IANS) Singapore has confirmed 12 new Covid-19 cases, all of which were imported.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
Singapore: Indian test Covid-positive despite 2 negative tests
Singapore, Feb 20 (IANS) A work pass holder who arrived from India is among 14 new Covid-19 cases announced on Friday - despite having previously tested negative twice.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
IoT spending in Asia-Pacific to reach $288B in 2021: Report
Singapore, Feb 18 (IANS) The spending on Internet of Things (IoT) in the Asia-Pacific region will rebound in 2021 to reach $288.6 billion at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.7 per cent, according to a new IDC report.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Singapore,Technology
SAP appoints Paul Marriott as its President for APJ
Singapore, Feb 10 (IANS) Enterprise software application provider SAP on Wednesday announced the appointment of Paul Marriott as President for Asia Pacific Japan (APJ).
2021-02-10
Category: International, Singapore,Technology
Singapore woman gets over 8-yr jail for abusing family friend
Singapore, Feb 3 (IANS) A 34-year-old woman has become the fifth person from her family to be sent to jail over offences involving a mildly intellectually disabled friend who was treated as a slave and physically abused until she almost died.
2021-02-03
Category: International, Singapore,Crime/Disaster/Accident
1 in 3 adults anxious, depressed due to pandemic: Study
Singapore, Jan 28 (IANS) One in every three adults, particularly women, younger adults and those of lower socioeconomic status, are experiencing psychological distress related to Covid-19, a new study suggests.
2021-01-28
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
Asia Pacific Big Data Analytics solutions revenue grows 12%: IDC
Singapore, Jan 19 (IANS) Revenues for Big Data and Analytics (BDA) solutions to reach $22.6 billion in 2020, with a year-over-year growth of 12 per cent over 2019 in Asia-Pacific, according to a report by industry tacker International Data Corporation (IDC).
2021-01-19
Category: International, Singapore,Technology
Novel film that evaporates sweat 6 times faster developed
Singapore, Jan 4 (IANS) A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has created a novel film that is very effective in evaporating sweat from our skin to keep us cool and comfortable when we exercise.
2021-01-04
Category: International, Singapore,Lifestyle/Fashion,Health/Medicine
Singapore reports 30 new Covid-19 cases
Singapore, Jan 1 (IANS) There were 30 new coronavirus cases confirmed as of Friday noon, with three new community cases, taking Singapore's total to 58,629.
2021-01-01
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
Singapore-UK free trade deal kicks in as Brexit transition period ends
Singapore, Jan 1 (IANS) A free trade agreement (FTA) between the UK and Singapore takes effect from 7 a.m. on Friday, ensuring that companies from both countries continue to enjoy the same trading benefits even as the UK leaves the transition period for its exit from the European Union.
2021-01-01
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
Singapore starts Covid-19 vaccination exercise
Singapore, Dec 30 (IANS) Singapore on Wednesday started its Covid-19 vaccination exercise, with the first batch of healthcare workers at the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) getting inoculated against the disease, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH).
2020-12-30
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
For young people, Covid spells more threat for parents than themselves
Singapore, Dec 23 (IANS) During the early stages of Covid-19 pandemic, young people thought the deadly disease is a threat to their parents and the elderly but not to themselves, new research shows.
2020-12-23
Category: International, Singapore,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Covid-19: Singapore migrant workers infections were three times higher
Singapore, Dec 16 (IANS) New data shows that 152,000 foreign workers - 47 per cent - have been infected.
2020-12-16
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
Singapore approves use of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vax
Singapore, Dec 14 (IANS) Singapore on Monday joined a growing list of countries including the US and the UK in granting use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to prevent Covid-19 in individuals aged 16 years and above.
2020-12-14
Category: International, Singapore,National,Health/Medicine
Ramya Krishnan reacts to her show 'Queen' winning award in Singapore
Singapore, Dec 10 (IANS) Actress Ramya Krishnan is elated that her show, Queen, has won an award at Asian Academy Creative Awards, and says she is excited to start filming the second season of the show.
2020-12-10
Category: International, Singapore,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Singapore vows to contribute to global recovery
Singapore, Dec 7 (IANS) Singapore will contribute to global recovery by continuing to invest in innovation and working in collaboration with Asia and the world, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Monday.
2020-12-07
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
Ritu beats Torres to extend MMA record to 4-0
Singapore, Dec 5 (IANS) India's Ritu Phogat extended her unbeaten Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) streak to 4-0 when she beat Philippines' Jomary Torres in the opening bout of the 'ONE: Big Bang' event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
2020-12-05
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Other Sports
S'pore tightens restrictions on travellers from Finland, Turkey
Singapore, Nov 27 (IANS) Singapore is set tighten the border control measures on travellers from Finland and Turkey, requiring them to isolate for 14 days at dedicated facilities upon their arrival in the city-state.
2020-11-27
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
Financier James Richman profits almost 100% from GE in 6 months
Singapore, Nov 24 (IANS) General Electric Company has recently climbed back to the $10-level. Singapore-based finance firm, JJ Richman, reportedly profited from the said move.
2020-11-24
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy
Indian NBFCs' asset quality stays vulnerable, Muthoot bright spot: Moody's
Singapore, Nov 23 (IANS) Although loan collections improved at the rated Indian non-bank finance companies (NBFCs) - Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd and IIFL Finance Limited - loan delinquencies will inevitably increase, pressuring asset quality, Moody's Investors Service has said in a new report on Indian NBFCs.
2020-11-23
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy
I want to help build MMA in India: Ritu Phogat
Singapore, Nov 23 (IANS) India's star athlete and ONE Championship fighter Ritu Phogat has stated just like Khabib Nurmagemenov brought Mixed Martial Arts to Russia, she also wants to help MMA get exposure in India.
2020-11-23
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Other Sports
S'pore PM urges affordable vaccine access, better disease surveillance
Singapore, Nov 22 (IANS) In his address to the ongoing 12th G20 Summit, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has put forward two suggestions on what member countries could do together, the media reported on Sunday.
2020-11-22
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
HK travellers to S'pore will have to take on-arrival test
Singapore, Nov 21 (IANS) The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) announced on Saturday that all travellers arriving from Hong Kong as part of the Air Travel Bubble (ATB) will be required to take an on-arrival Covid-19 PCR test at the Changi Airport here.
2020-11-21
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
'Few willing to join coalition that excludes players like China'
Singapore, Nov 18 (IANS) Few countries would be willing to join a coalition that excludes players like China, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said.
2020-11-18
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
65% of APAC GDP to be digitised by 2022: IDC
Singapore, Nov 4 (IANS) With accelerated direct digital transformation (DX) investments creating economic gravity, over 65 per cent of the GDP of the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan) is expected to be digitalised and spending to hit $1.2 trillion between 2020 and 2023, a new IDC report said on Wednesday.
2020-11-04
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy,Technology
65% of APAC GDP to reach $1.2 tn in digital spending by 2022: IDC
Singapore, Nov 4 (IANS) With accelerated direct digital transformation (DX) investments creating economic gravity, over 65 per cent of the GDP of the Asia-Pacific region is expected to be digitalised and spending to hit $1.2 trillion between 2020 and 2023, a new IDC report said on Wednesday.
2020-11-04
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy,Technology
Singapore reports seven new Covid cases
Singapore, Oct 28 (IANS) Singapore reported seven new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, pushing the tally to 57,987, health officials said.
2020-10-28
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
Singapore reports 14 new Covid cases
Singapore, Oct 24 (IANS) Singapore on Saturday reported 14 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 57,965, health officials said.
2020-10-24
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
Singapore reports 8 new Covid cases, tally mounts to 57,941
Singapore, Oct 22 (IANS) Singapore on Thursday reported eight new coronavirus cases, taking the total to 57,941, health officials said.
2020-10-22
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine,Politics
Air pollution drives food delivery leading to plastic waste: Study
Singapore, Oct 20 (IANS) When the air quality outside is bad, office workers are more likely to order food than go out for lunch, which in turn increases plastic waste from food packaging, according to a new study.
2020-10-20
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine
Singapore adjusts border measures for travellers
Singapore, Oct 13 (IANS) People entering Singapore with a recent travel history to Malaysia's Sabah state will be required to serve a 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated facilities, the Ministry of Health (MOH) here said.
2020-10-13
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
10 new Covid cases in Singapore, tally at 57,840
Singapore, Oct 7 (IANS) Singapore on Wednesday reported 10 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 57,840, health officials said.
2020-10-07
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Energy transition poses varying degrees of credit risk to NOCs : Moody's
Singapore, Oct 6 (IANS) Energy transition poses varying degrees of credit risk to the world's largest national oil companies (NOCs), with many of the risks and opportunities ahead defined by the countries they operate in and sovereign strategies, Moody's Investors Service has said in a new report.
2020-10-06
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy
S'pore airport warns of 'daunting period' due to pandemic
Singapore, Oct 5 (IANS) Singapore's Changi Airport, voted as the world's best for the eighth consecutive year in 2020, on Monday warned of a "daunting period" ahead due to the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-10-05
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
Over $150mn emptied in KuCoin cryptocurrency exchange hack
Singapore, Sep 27 (IANS) Over $150 million is estimated to have been emptied in a hack of Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin.
2020-09-27
Category: International, Singapore,Technology,Crime/Disaster/Accident
World's first floating Apple store opens in Singapore
Singapore, Sep 10 (IANS) The Cupertino-based iPhone maker on Thursday opened Apple Marina Bay Sands, its first floating retail store with a glass dome that appears as a floating sphere and sits directly on the water.
2020-09-10
Category: International, Singapore,Technology
World's first floating Apple store to open Thursday in Singapore
Singapore, Sep 8 (IANS) The Cupertino-based iPhone maker on Tuesday announced to open Apple Marina Bay Sands, its first floating retail store with a glass dome that appears as a floating sphere and sits directly on the water.
2020-09-08
Category: International, Singapore,Technology
S'pore handled Covid-19 well, but not without shortcomings
Singapore, Sep 2 (IANS) Singapore has done well in handling the coronavirus pandemic, although its response was not without shortcomings, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Wednesday.
2020-09-02
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
World's first floating Apple store to open in Singapore
Singapore, Aug 24 (IANS) Apple is set to open its third outlet in Singapore and this time, it will be the worlds first floating retail store at Marina Bay Sands here.
2020-08-24
Category: International, Singapore,Technology
Adobe APAC MD joins tech firm New Relic to run India biz
Singapore, Aug 12 (IANS) US-based tech company New Relic on Wednesday announced to appoint Adobe APAC managing director Ben Goodman as senior vice president for its business in the ASEAN, India, Greater Hong Kong and Korea regions.
2020-08-12
Category: International, Singapore,Business/Economy,Technology
Singaporean PM calls for resilience in face of economic downturn
Singapore, Aug 9 (IANS) Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday called for resilience in the face of severe economic downturn on the 55th National Day.
2020-08-09
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
Singapore hopes US can stabilise relations with China
Singapore, July 29 (IANS) Singapore hopes the United States can stabilise its relations with China, since Asia depends on the stable US-China ties to have a "secure" and "predictable" environment, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said.
2020-07-29
Category: International, Singapore,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Singaporean PM vows to get economy going again
Singapore, July 28 (IANS) Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has vowed to get the economy going again amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-28
Category: International, Singapore,Politics
Operating systems: The businesses of tomorrow (Column: Behind Infra Lines)
The flurry of investments by global technology giants and investors into India and the rapid ascent of digital technologies has once again squarely brought the focus on just how vital digital transformations will be in the decades to come.
2020-07-26
Category: International, Singapore,National,Opinion/Commentary
Singapore PM announces new cabinet lineup
Singapore, July 26 (IANS) Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the lineup of the new cabinet after his ruling People's Action Party won the general elections held earlier this month.
2020-07-26
Category: International, Singapore,Politics