MOU opens more doors for Singapore firms in Myanmar

INTERNATIONAL Enterprise (IE) Singapore on Thursday signed an agreement with the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) that will open more doors for Singapore firms to do business in Myanmar.

Against Argentina, Lions have more than pride at stake

IN just five days, the National Stadium in Kallang will stage a tantalising football spectacle that has already been billed as Singapore's match of the year...

Protect Singapore's legacy of corruption-free system: PM Lee

SINGAPORE has, over the years, developed a system and culture that "eschews corruption", and the country's progress depends on its ability to stay clean and corruption-free, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday...
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2017

Second Chance chief optimistic he will get green light to contest

A PROMINENT Malay business leader turned up at the Elections Department (ELD) along Prinsep Street on Monday morning to pick up a set of application forms needed for the upcoming presidential election reserved for Malay candidates.

Registers of electors to be updated by July 31

THE registers of electors will be updated ahead of the upcoming presidential election in September.
SINGAPORE-AUSTRALIA TIES

September start for upgraded Singapore-Australia trade deal

THE upgraded version of the bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) between Singapore and Australia will enter into force in September.
SINGAPORE-AUSTRALIA TIES

New six-year Australia visa for Singaporeans by Jan 1

SINGAPOREANS flying to Australia, be it for business or leisure, will soon enjoy "exclusive access" to a new multiple-entry visa that will be valid for six years...

Terrorism threat to Singapore at highest level in years: MHA

THE terrorism threat to Singapore has remained at the highest level in recent years, with the most serious threat coming from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Thursday.

Australia's Turnbull in Singapore for official visit

AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull begins his first official visit to Singapore on Friday. It will be a three-day trip to attend the Singapore-Australia Leaders' Summit with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong...

DBS goes all out to woo millennials

WITH millennials in Singapore numbering close to a million and counting, DBS Bank is pulling out all the stops to reach out to this group of people - broadly defined as those aged between 18 and 35 - who desire new experiences and have vast spending power.

Terrorism threat to Singapore the 'highest' in recent years: MHA

THE Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Thursday that the terrorism threat to Singapore remains the "highest" in recent years...

Application for the two certificates needed to run for presidency opens on June 1

THE application process to obtain the two certificates needed to run in Singapore's next Presidential elections begins on Thursday, with the deadline being the fifth day after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong issues the writ of election some time in August...

MBS unveils new light and water spectacle

A NEW outdoor light and water show two years in the making will make its debut at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) on Friday evening.

China group buys into True Group; IPO on cards

HONG Kong-listed Tongfang Kontafarma has acquired a sizeable stake in Singapore-based fitness and wellness provider True Group for US$36.7 million in cash, a move that paves the way for the latter to significantly expand its presence across China.

Even pneumonia can't halt Angela's reign

DID you hear the one about the Singapore Indoor Stadium's roof?...

Firm believer in longer-term investments

WHEN it comes to investing serious money in a venture that catches his eye, Saurabh Mittal isn't the sort of businessman who's out to make a quick buck...

Embattled Sports Hub chief exits top job

AFTER a week of uncertainty surrounding his future as chief of the Singapore Sports Hub, it was confirmed on Thursday that Manu Sawhney has resigned from his post with immediate effect.

Jessica Tan appointed independent director at Capitaland Commercial Trust

MEMBER of parliament Jessica Tan has been appointed as a non-executive independent director at Capitaland Commercial Trust (CCT) with effect from this Thursday.

New pocket-sized wifi router offers solution to costly data roaming

IMAGINE having unlimited mobile data roaming in nearly 90 countries for as little as S$6 a day, without having to switch SIM cards as you hop from one country to another.

Cagey final as Devils and Ajax collide

THIS year's Europa League final will be contested by two of the world's most glamorous and successful football clubs in history - Manchester United of England, and Ajax Amsterdam from the Netherlands...

New chief for Navy and permanent secretaries for several ministries

SINGAPORE'S Navy chief Lai Chung Han is leaving his post next month and will hand the reins over to Lew Chuen Hong - a rear-admiral who is the current chief of staff (naval staff) - on June 16...
THE FINISH LINE

The business of getting fit

THERE doesn't seem to be any lack of options when it comes to finding a gym to get a workout done these days. Even in land-scarce Singapore, scores of gyms both big and small are opening across the island - be it in the Central Business District or in the heartlands - on a regular basis...

Malcolm Turnbull to deliver keynote at Shangri-La Dialogue

AUSTRALIA'S Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will deliver the keynote speech at this year's Shangri-La Dialogue, which is to be held over three days from June 2. ...

Singapore a 'global leader' in embracing technology: Deloitte

SINGAPORE has been touted as a "global leader" when it comes to embracing technology in order to stay competitive and to drive economic growth for the long haul...
PARLIAMENT

Higher water, car park charges to have 'small' impact on inflation: Koh Poh Koon

THE government's moves to raise the water tariff and car park charges will contribute to a "temporary increase" in inflation this year, said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon on Monday...