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MOBILE phones that are enabled for contactless payment can now be used for payments on MRT, LRT and public buses, a joint statement from the Land Transport Authority (LTA), Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), and EZ-Link said on Tuesday.

Contactless payment for public transport now available

M1 Limited and EZ-Link Pte Ltd on Tuesday said M1 mobile customers who have contactless payment options on their phones will be able to pay for their public transport rides with a tap on their handsets.

NTU, PBOC launch RMB research centre

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on Tuesday said it has partnered the People's Bank of China (PBOC) to launch a new research centre for the study of the demand and use of the renminbi (RMB) in international markets.

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DBS launches new mobile banking app

Singapore's largest bank DBS on Tuesday launched a mobile app that it said would allow easier access to customers' account information.

JTC launches land sale for industrial use in Woodlands

JTC Corporation on Tuesday said it has launched one confirmed list site at Woodlands Sector 2.

SIA signs codeshare agreement with Air China

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir on Tuesday said they have inked a new codeshare agreement with Air China.

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Singapore shares close lower amid thin volume

Despite Hong Kong re-opening after the Easter Monday holiday, trading in the local stock market on Tuesday remained listless, with the Straits Times Index (STI) drifting 11.21 points lower to 2,819.08.