Singapore Morning News For March 7

Singapore Morning News For March 7
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Welcome to the Singapore morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Singapore news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.

 

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UN Development Programme, Australia and Singapore partner to launch a major anti-corruption project
Singapore, 7 March – Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governments of Australia and Singapore launched a four-year Anti-Corruption for Peaceful and Inclusive Societies (ACPIS) project.
UNDP 

Chart of the day: Singapore inflation forecast to rise 1.2% this year
DBS revised its forecast for Singapore’s inflation to 1.2% from 0.9% previously, taking into account the upside risk to inflation in the coming months.
Singapore Business Review 

Budget 2017: How best to help SMEs go digital
SMEs, Singapore’s top job providers, can boost their growth by embracing technology – and the government is going all out to help them.
The Business Times 

Singapore sets sights on fly-cruise tourism
Tourism will be getting a boost from visitors headed from airport to seaport, as Singapore seeks to woo more travellers to embark on cruises from its shores.
The Straits Times 

Singapore outlines plans to invest in cyber defence and new technologies
Singapore’s defence minister, Ng Eng Hen, has outlined plans to boost the Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF’s) capabilities in cyber defence and other advanced technologies.
IHS 

New Cybersecurity Professional Scheme to groom public sector experts
A new Cybersecurity Professional Scheme for the public sector was revealed by the Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim on Monday (Mar 6).
Channel NewsAsia 

Seven rental tips for expatriates in Singapore
Let’s be frank: cheap rent in Singapore less probable than a non-racist Ku Klux Klan meeting. This is one of the most expensive cities in the world for expatriates, and also one of the most expensive property markets in the world. So check out our handy list, and you won’t have to decide which kidney you don’t need:
The Online Citizen 

New scheme to develop cyber security professionals
The Government will launch a Cybersecurity Professional Scheme in July to attract cyber security experts to the public sector, and to develop and retain them.
The Straits Times 

Singapore lines up 4 key strategies to create enough, better jobs
NET employment growth has slowed sharply from more than 200,000 before the 2009 financial crisis to around 33,000 jobs yearly, on the back of business uncertainty and low births and an aging population.
The Business Times 

Singapore is the third most expensive city in Asia for construction
The latest International Construction Costs Index published today by Arcadis revealed that Singapore is the third most expensive Asian city for construction, trailing behind Hong Kong and Macau.
Singapore Business Review 

Singapore-Indonesia relations should prioritise fighting rising radicalism and terrorism: Wiranto
Indonesia’s coordinating political, legal and security affairs minister Wiranto said that rising radicalism and terrorism are problems that Indonesia and Singapore should prioritise and work together to fight.
The Straits Times 

Temasek seeks solutions to improve liveability in Singapore
The philanthropic arm of Temasek Holdings is offering up to S$3 million in funding for innovative solutions that will make Singapore a more liveable city.
Eco-Business 

Govt to customise digital plans for various sectors
With earlier efforts to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) go digital failing to gather steam, and many saying they are not sufficiently tech savvy, the Infocommunications Media Development Authority (IMDA) is stepping in to coordinate and customise digital plans for various sectors.
Today Online 

S’pore confident of China’s economic reforms: Ambassador
Singapore is confident that China can successfully transform its economy, and its success will benefit the world, Singapore’s Ambassador to China Stanley Loh has said.
The Straits Times 

Singapore Just Landed Another Multi-Million Dollar Data Centre
Six-storey building to be leased to a mysterious client for an initial lease term of more than ten years.
Data-Economy 

 

 

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