Singapore Morning News For November 20

Singapore Morning News For November 20

Singapore morning newsSingapore Growth Could Top 3% in 2017, Prime Minister Lee Says
Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says his country is expected to exceed expectations this year by recording economic growth above 3 percent.
Bloomberg

As Singapore’s spending needs grow, raising taxes is inevitable: PM Lee
Singapore’s investments for the economy and infrastructure, as well as spending on social services and safety nets are all necessary, and a vote of confidence in Singapore’s future, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday (Nov 19).
Channel NewsAsia

Rising investments from Singapore companies
SINGAPORE companies have been actively involved in investing in Oman and the last two years have seen significant cooperation in various projects.
The Business Times 

Rising investments from Singapore companies
SINGAPORE companies have been actively involved in investing in Oman and the last two years have seen significant cooperation in various projects.
The Business Times 

MEDICAL TOURISM LOOKS HEALTHY IN MALAYSIA, BUT IN SINGAPORE?
When Indonesian retiree Gunawan Soegianto needed surgery for a recent ear infection he had no hesitation in heading off to his medical centre of choice – in Malaysia. Soegianto, 67, is no stranger to heading abroad for treatment – he has travelled to Mahkota Medical Centre in Malacca twice-yearly for the past five years to get full-body check-ups, taking his extended family with him when he goes.
South China Morning Post 

Singapore CIOs believe machine learning can improve speed, security ops
Just 32 percent of organisations in Singapore currently tap machine learning, although 52 percent believe such tools’ ability to make complex decisions is imperative to the success of their business.
ZDNet

Young doctors here feeling burnt-out, says study
Young doctors are feeling burnt-out, and this affects their ability to empathise with patients, a local study has found.
The Straits Times (paywall)

People frustrated by incidents on public transport system: PM Lee
There are lessons to be learned from the recent problems on the MRT network and the causes need to be established so that things can be put right.
Channel NewsAsia

Be friends with other countries, but never fall under their influence: PM Lee
Singapore must never let another country influence its domestic debate and politics, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the People’s Action Party convention yesterday.
The New Paper 

PAP gives glimpse of its promising younger faces
The People’s Action Party (PAP) gave a glimpse of its promising younger faces at its annual convention yesterday, when three activists took the stage to speak about jobs and the economy as well as Singapore’s need to remain competitive in a rapidly changing world.
The New Paper 

Golden opportunity for Singapore to be a global education hub
I read with amazement at how Australia’s education sector is now the nation’s third-largest export, contributing A$28.6 billion (S$29.4 billion) to its coffers (‘Ghetto’ worry amid foreign student boom in Australia, Nov 11).
The Straits Times (paywall)

Singapore: Malaysia’s Golden Farm Development explores Catalist IPO
Malaysian dragon fruit producer Golden Farm Development Pte Ltd is exploring an initial public offer (IPO) on the SGX Catalist, the growth board of the Singapore Exchange (SGX).
DealStreetAsia

Improving public transport a priority: PM Lee
MAJOR train disruptions may “loom large in the public consciousness” now, but improving Singapore’s infrastructure is a priority, especially in public transport where commuters should eventually see better reliability, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday.
The Business Times 

Trust between PAP and S’poreans ‘more important than ever’
The trust between the People’s Action Party (PAP) and Singaporeans will be tested in the coming years amid social and economic disruptions afflicting the world, party secretary-general Lee Hsien Loong warned activists on Sunday (November 19) at the PAP convention.
Today Online 

Singapore’s sex trade: licensed brothels, ‘sugar babies’, and laws you can run rings around
Prostitutes licensed to brothels in official red-light areas, while freelancers ply the streets and others work under cover of escort agencies or are pimped by vice rings – all in breach of laws: it’s a set-up ripe for exploitation, some say
South China Morning Post 

Singapore airfares on popular travel routes fall 5% in 2017
Airfares for key business routes and popular tourist destinations like Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Shanghai fell more than 5% YoY in January to September 2017 compared to the previous time period, according to Business Travel Pulse Singapore released by CWT Solutions Group and CAPA Aviation Centre.
Singapore Business Review

Singapore charges defunct marine fuel supplier, staff for cheating
A Singapore marine fuel supplier and three executives have been charged with cheating as part of a government crackdown on short deliveries of fuel to vessels in the world’s largest bunkering hub.
Hellenic Shipping News 

Food delivery app war on the boil
WE all have an opinion on food. But if there is one thing that food delivery apps can teach the rest of us, it is that consumers today want their food in just two ways: good and fast.
The Business Times 

New system at checkpoints to remind motorists to pay tolls
A new system to be implemented at the Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints by next year will help authorities detect and nab motorists who do not pay their tolls and fees.
The New Paper 

Woman gets 6 months’ jail for biting police officer
Two policemen responding to a call for assistance found themselves requiring help from more officers to arrest a 40-year-old woman – who had hurled vulgarities at one of them and even bit the forearm of the other.
The New Paper 

 

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