Singapore Morning News For December 27

Singapore Morning News For December 27

Singapore morning newsRecalling Singapore’s forgotten unions
When mentioning “NTUC” to any Singaporean, the first thing that usually springs to mind is not what the potent acronym has long stood for—the National Trades Union Congress—but rather a chain of local supermarkets.
Asia Times 

Chinese consortium led by CRC to bid for KL-Singapore HSR project
A consortium led by China Railway Corp (CRC) including at least eight companies such as China Communications Construction Co Ltd, China Investment Corp and the Export-Import Bank of China intends to submit a proposal for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail project, Caixin reported.
The Edge Markets 

Singapore’s Keppel to pay $422m in bribery fines
A subsidiary of state-affiliated conglomerate Keppel has agreed to pay a total of $422 million in fines to American, Brazilian and Singaporean authorities over bribery involving oil rig orders.
Nikkei Asian Review 

How e-commerce firms tackled the Christmas delivery rush
Did you get your parcels in time for Christmas? To ensure timely deliveries, some firms started planning as early as January while others used data analytics to monitor consumer behaviour and predict projected sales volume.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

More than 250,000 visit Marina Bay Carnival on opening week
More than 250,000 people visited the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival in the week since it opened, the organisers said on Tuesday (Dec 26).
Channel NewsAsia

Trip to US turns tragic for Singapore family after deadly car crash
What was supposed to be a year-end holiday to the United States turned tragic for a Singaporean family, after three of them were killed and one was injured in a traffic accident last Friday.
The New Paper 

More vehicle owners keeping wheels beyond 10 years
Land Transport Authority figures show that 46,299 certificates of entitlement (COEs) were revalidated – or extended – from January to October.
The New Paper 

Singapore November Manufacturing Rises On Continued Strength In Electronics
Singapore’s manufacturing output increased by 5.3% in November from a year ago as continued expansion in the electronics and precision engineering sectors offset weakness in pharmaceuticals and marine and offshore engineering, the Singapore Economic Development Board said on Tuesday.
Nikkei Asian Review 

Inflation rises 0.6 per cent in November
The Republic’s headline consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.6 per cent last month from a year earlier, data showed on Tuesday (Dec 26), as private road transport costs edged up mainly due to higher car prices.
Today Online

74 contractors penalised in 2017 for discharging silty water: PUB
A total of 74 civil and building contractors have been penalised so far this year for discharging silty water into the waterways, as well as not providing adequate Earth Control Measures (ECM) at their sites, PUB said on Tuesday (Dec 26).
Channel NewsAsia

Singapore to release Q4, full-year advance GDP estimates on Jan 2
THE Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) will release the advance estimates for economic growth in the fourth quarter and the whole year at 8am on Jan 2 next year, it said on Tuesday.
The Business Times 

Singapore CPI Up 0.6% in November, Beating Forecasts
Singapore’s consumer prices rose at a slightly faster pace than expected in November on higher transportation and fuel costs.
Fox Business 

Commentary: Our hawkers deserve more
Readers responded with an outpouring of appreciation and admiration for local hawkers to a recent story written by my Channel NewsAsia colleague, Lianne Chia. However, my conversations with observers and hawkers show that many consumers are not willing to put their money where their mouths are.
Channel NewsAsia

Singapore’s World War II–Era Fortifications Explored
A new archaeological project focused on the island of Ubin in northeast Singapore aims to solve a mystery regarding its role in a twentieth-century fortification system, according to a report from The Straits Times.

Myanmar police to free Singaporean journalist working for Turkish broadcaster
Myanmar police said on Tuesday they would drop pending charges against two journalists working for Turkey’s state broadcaster, their interpreter and driver, who were jailed in November for violating an aircraft law by filming with a drone.
Today Online 

UK court awards Singapore woman $27m in divorce settlement
A Singaporean woman who led a life of luxury with her German husband, but subsequently suffered serious brain damage, has been awarded some £15 million (S$27 million) by a London court, following the couple’s divorce earlier in the year.
The Straits Times (paywall)

oBike to launch own cryptocurrency that users can earn while riding
Earn as you ride – that’s what home-grown bike-sharing operator oBike is promising its userswith the launch of its own cryptocurrency.
The New Paper 

Poly students develop game to teach cyber security
Answer enough questions correctly and a blue space gun appears to help you zap the one-eyed monster that has been following you around the game screen.
The New Paper 

How did Google’s digital assistant pick up Singlish?
In a fit of pique, with no compromise in sight, a heated debate over fruit came to an unlikely denouement: “OK Google, what’s your favourite fruit?”
Channel NewsAsia 


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