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Singapore hits pause on building new data centres; short-term rents up

Sustainability is behind the moratorium; Republic has about 60 data centres guzzling electricity

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EDB, IMDA and JTC said the government has been working on the sustainable growth of data centres in Singapore and conducting reviews of data centre-related policies.

Singapore

SINGAPORE authorities have nudged data centre players to stop building new ones on this land-scarce island, triggering a rise in short-term rental rates.

A moratorium on constructing new data centres was "implicitly imposed" since early last year during a closed-door...

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