Singapore Morning News For April 26

Singapore Morning News For April 26

Singapore morning news

NUS embarks on programme to promote fintech and blockchain training in Singapore
The National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing and the IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation (ICBI), a part of IBM Research, are collaborating to jointly develop a module on financial technology, to better equip students with essential knowledge and skill sets in this area.
— Open Gov

Singapore named top maritime capital of the world for 3rd consecutive time
Singapore has once again clinched top place in a ranking of the world’s maritime capitals called the Menon Report.
— The Straits Times

Singapore: SPH acquires Orange Valley Healthcare from KV Asia Capital in $117m deal
Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) has entered the healthcare sector with the acquisition of Orange Valley Healthcare Pte Ltd (OV) at a consideration of approximately S$164 million ($117.7 million).
— Deal Street Asia

CapitaLand Q1 profit surges 77.2% to S$386.8m
IMPROVED operating performance, including the sale of 45 units of The Nassim, and higher portfolio gains gave a lift to CapitaLand Limited’s results in its first quarter.
— The Business Times

SPH buys nursing home provider Orange Valley for S$164m
SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) is buying nursing home provider Orange Valley Healthcare for S$164 million as the media and property group seeks to build a third business leg in healthcare.
— The Business Times

Maritime authorities of Singapore, Denmark and Norway sign MOU for mutual recognition of E-Certificates

At the sidelines of the ongoing Singapore Maritime Week, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA), the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) to promote the adoption of E-Certificates (E-Certs) for the shipping community, over hard copy documents.
— Open Gov

Automation, Smart Tower, IoT, 3D printing – Range of technology initiatives in Singapore’s Air Transport Industry Transformation Map
The Air Transport Industry Transformation Map (ITM), released yesterday by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), aims to achieve real value-added growth of 16% from 2015 to 2020 and boost productivity by 3-4% per annum. In addition, it sets a target of creating more than 8,000 new jobs in the sector by 2025.
— Open Gov

Credit-search data points to rise in trade between Singapore and East Asia
SINGAPORE companies are trading more with East Asia, going by data on credit searches made by homegrown firms on companies from that region.
— The Business Times

High Court raises jail terms of 3 National Service defaulters in landmark judgement
Singapore’s High Court upped the jail terms of three National Service (NS) defaulters in a landmark decision on Tuesday (Apr 25), saying the attitude that NS can be avoided would “weaken our national security … (and that it was) simply intolerable”.
— Channel NewsAsia

MPs want more time to study new Bills before debates
With a large number of Bills being introduced at a single Parliament sitting — as many as eight were tabled when lawmakers convened in October last year for instance — Members of Parliament have asked for the minimum interval between the introduction of a legislation and the ensuing debate in the Second Reading to be raised from seven to 10 “clear days”.
— Today Online

Stamford Arts Centre to transform into home for the traditional arts
The Stamford Arts Centre will undergo a S$7 million redevelopment and open in the middle of next year with a new multi-purpose hall, a space for resident artists and an F&B outlet, among other improvements.
— Today Online

US Government Appeals Singapore Teen Blogger’s Asylum Case
U.S. government attorneys are appealing a Chicago immigration judge’s decision to grant asylum to a teenage blogger from Singapore.
— U.S. News & World Report


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