Singapore Morning News For April 5

Singapore Morning News For April 5
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TPG spends SG$23.8m on more Singapore mobile broadband spectrum
The Singaporean comms authority has announced that Singtel has paid SG$563.7 million, StarHub SG$349.6 million, M1 SG$208 million, and TPG SG$23.8 million on mobile broadband spectrum in its auction.
ZD Net 

Singapore making progress in advanced manufacturing
SINGAPORE is making some headway in advanced manufacturing with some 25 companies making strategic investments here.
The Business Times 

Singapore PMI rise to 52.2 in March
The Nikkei Singapore Purchasing Managers’ Index, or PMI, rose to 52.2 in March from 51.4 in February.
Nikkei Asian Review 

SIA Engineering, Stratasys sign MOU for additive manufacturing tie-up
Mainboard-listed SIA Engineering and Nasdaq-listed Stratasys have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic partnership specialising in additive manufacturing to accelerate the adoption of 3D printed production parts for commercial aviation.
The Straits Times

Singapore passes law to boost security at large events
Organisers of large-scale public events are required to inform the police at least 28 days before they are held, under a new law passed by Parliament.
The Star Online 

Singapore Expresses Concern over Long Drawn Legal Process
The Singaporean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) expressed concerns over the long-drawn judicial process related to Shoo Chiau Huat, a ship captain originally charged for illegal fishing and trespassing and subsequently acquitted by the Tanjung Pinang Court on July 11, 2016.
Tempo 

Singapore Private Sector Accelerates In March – Nikkei
The private sector in Singapore continued to expand in March, and at a faster rate, the latest survey from Nikkei revealed on Wednesday with a PMI score of 52.2.
RTT News 

Singapore Airlines upgrades aircraft on Melbourne route
The change in aircraft will deliver Melbourne customers an increase in Premium Economy options, with three of the four daily flights from Melbourne now offering the new cabin.
Cim News 

S i2i updates on loss and profit in financial statements for Q4, FY2016
S i2i announced on Wednesday there is a difference in some figures in its audited and unaudited financial statements for the fourth quarter of 2016 and financial year 2016.
The Business Times 

Immunity for marital rape being reviewed
Married women should have the same access to protection from violence as unmarried women, Social and Family Development Minister Tan Chuan-Jin said yesterday.
The Straits Times 

What America can learn from Singapore’s healthcare system
The New York Times recently ran the op-ed “Make America Singapore”, where Ross Douthat points to Singapore’s healthcare system as the example for America to follow.
The New Paper 

Finn Partners acquires Singapore-based Ying Communications
New York-based Finn Partners is making its first move into Asia-Pacific with the deal. Its Singapore office will serve as the hub of the agency’s operations in the region.
Campaign 

Telcos pony up record S$1.14b for spectrum rights
Telecommunications companies here paid a record sum of S$1.14 billion to get spectrum rights for their 4G services and upcoming mobile services such as 5G and Internet of Things (IoT). The incumbents were quick to point to the entry of a fourth telco as one of the factors that pushed their combined outlay beyond the billion-dollar mark for the first time.
Today Online 

TPG wins more spectrum in Singapore
TPG Telecom has secured another 10 Mhz of spectrum in Singapore as it builds on plans to become the fourth mobile network operator in the city-state.
SBS 

Technology ‘critical in fight against terrorism’
The mindsets and operation methods of terrorists are changing, Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam said yesterday.
The New Paper 

Construction sector payment performance worsens in Q1
Building construction firms registered the highest proportion of payment delays.
Singapore Business Review 

MPs outline ways to strengthen Singapore’s fight against drugs
As drugs can be mixed with other substances to increase their potency and addictiveness, this potential for harm should be taken into consideration when determining penalties for drug offences, and not simply their weight, Mr Christopher De Souza (Holland- Bukit Timah GRC) said yesterday.
The Straits Times 

 

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