Suntec City to launch Alipay payment option to attract more Chinese tourists

SUNTEC City and Alipay have inked a two-year partnership to launch Alipay payment terminals or touchpoints to attract more visitors from China to one of Singapore's largest shopping malls...

Singapore Airshow 2018: CAAS to provide aviation training in Macedonia and Rwanda

THE Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has inked agreements with its counterparts from Macedonia and Rwanda to provide aviation training in the two countries.

Pan Asian Holdings awards S$3.5m contract for new headquarters and logistics centre in Tuas

PAN Asian Holdings announced on Wednesday that its unit has awarded a S$3.5 million contract for the building of its group's headquarters and logistics centre in Singapore...

NRF to set up research-industry group to promote innovative membrane products, technologies

THE National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) on Monday announced it will set up a national consortium to promote research, collaboration and commercialisation in innovative membrane products and technologies.

Singapore, Sri Lanka free trade agreement credit positive for both nations: Moody's

THE free trade pact signed last week between Singapore (Aaa stable) and Sri Lanka (B1 negative) will enhance the cross-border trade of goods and services and promote foreign direct investment (FDI) between the two countries, a credit positive for both, said ratings agency Moody's Investors...

Sujoy Ghosh joins Citi from Allianz as new regional head of insurance for Asia Pacific and EMEA

US banking giant Citi has appointed industry veteran Sujoy Ghosh as its regional head of insurance for the Asia Pacific and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with effect from next month.

Singapore inflation at 0.6% for 2017 after consumer prices edge up 0.4% in December

INFLATION remained mild in 2017 despite stronger economic growth with consumer prices finishing off the year by edging up less than expected in December.

KS Energy gets US$3m contract extension for jack-up rig

OILFIELD supply and services provider KS Energy said on Thursday that its KS Java Star 2 jack-up drilling rig has been awarded a contract extension to the value of US$3 million.

Singapore households' inflation expectations inch up to 2.97% in December: SMU survey

INFLATION expectations in Singapore stayed tame as geopolitical uncertainties cooled the euphoria from global economic growth, a survey by the Singapore Management University (SMU) showed on Tuesday.

PUB launches 3 requests for proposals for solutions to boost water treatment

PUB has launched three requests for proposals (RFPs) to invite industry technology providers and researchers to develop solutions that will improve the effectiveness of Singapore's water treatment processes and operations, and ensure water sustainability...

China quietly orders its bitcoin miners to cease operations, widening clampdown, say reports

[SINGAPORE] Chinese authorities have ordered its army of bitcoin miners to quit operations, clamping down on a group estimated to produce some three-quarters of the world's supply of the cryptocurrency, according to reports in the Wall Street Journal and a handful of tech portals...

Business leaders laud Enterprise Singapore chairman's appointment

BUSINESS and industry leaders on Wednesday gave a strong thumbs up to the appointment of Peter Ong Boon Kwee, former head of Civil Service, as chairman-designate of Enterprise Singapore, the new one-stop agency to drive Singapore Inc's global push...

Former civil service head Peter Ong to chair Enterprise Singapore

THE retired head of Civil Service and former Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office Peter Ong Boon Kwee was named chairman-designate of Enterprise Singapore on Wednesday...

Condo resale prices rise 0.4% in December, 6.2% for all of 2017: SRX Property

RESALE prices of condominiums and private apartments continued to appreciate month-on-month, according to the latest flash estimates from real estate portal SRX Property on Tuesday.

HDB resale prices inch up 0.1% in December as volume drops nearly 20%: SRX

[SINGAPORE] Resale prices of Housing Board (HDB) flats edged up 0.1 per cent last month, reversing the 0.1 per cent dip recorded in November, according to flash estimates from SRX Property on Thursday.

New NUS, NTU presidents among 3 new board members for A*Star in 2018

THE Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) will see three new board members and the re-appontment of another in 2018.

Singapore to release Q4, full-year advance GDP estimates on Jan 2

THE Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) will release the advance estimates for economic growth in the fourth quarter and the whole year at 8am on Jan 2 next year, it said on Tuesday.

Ziwo to seek shareholders' nod for change of business to green energy

MAINBOARD-LISTED Ziwo Holdings said on Friday that it will seek shareholders' approval at an extraordinary general meeting on Jan 2 next year to change its business to focus exclusively on opportunities in green energy in China and South-east Asia...

Ziwo to seek shareholders' approval to pursue green energy business

MAINBOARD-LISTED Ziwo Holdings said on Friday it will seek approval from shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting on Jan 2 next year to change its business to focus exclusively on opportunities in green energy in China and South-east Asia.

CapitaLand inks S$10m tie-up with EDB to upskill staff, test new technologies

PROPERTY developer CapitaLand has set out to accelerate its innovation push with a S$10 million programme in training and technology, in partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

Rex Int'l aims for higher revenue from wells, proprietary RVD technology

CATALIST-LISTED Rex International Holding said on Thursday that it is targeting substantially higher revenue from 2018 onwards from its discovery assets in Norway and Oman as well as its proprietary Rex Virtual Drilling (RVD) technology.

HDB resale prices dip 0.1% but volume up 11.2%

HDB resale prices continued to weaken, edging down 0.1 per cent in November from a month ago, while sales volume continued to strengthen with a 11.2 per cent increase, SRX Property flash estimates showed on Thursday.

CapitaLand inks S$10m tie-up with EDB to upskill staff, test new technologies

PROPERTY developer CapitaLand has set out to accelerate its innovation push with a S$10 million programme in training and technology, done in partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

Rex International aiming for higher revenue in 2018

CATALIST-LISTED Rex International Holding said on Thursday it is targeting substantially higher revenue from 2018 onwards from its discovery assets in Norway and Oman and proprietary Rex Virtual Drilling (RVD) technology.

Moody's sees stable outlook for banks

THE broad-based upturn in economic growth and improved solvency will underpin bank creditworthiness in the coming year but profitability will stay subdued, Moody's Investors Service said in a report on Thursday...