Singapore Morning News For September 29

Singapore Morning News For September 29
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Singapore morning newsChangi airport restores check-in services after global outage hits several major airlines
A global software outage involving the check-in systems of several major airlines, including Singapore Airlines (SIA), caused travel disruptions around the world for at least three hours on Thursday (Sept 28).
Today Online 

Govt to bring forward another S$700m of construction jobs
RECOGNISING that the construction sector is undergoing a difficult time, the government is looking at measures to help local SME (small and medium enterprise) contractors, including bringing forward S$700 million in construction projects.
The Business Times 

Singapore is one of the richest nations in the world – and No.1 in Asia for gross financial assets
Singapore has earned its position as one of the richest nations in the world, with its citizens having an average of EUR 89,570 (S$143,000) in net per capita financial assets.
Business Insider 

Going cashless at hawker centres: Challenges and opportunities
Despite the push for QR code payment at hawker centres, stall holders and consumers seem hesitant to make the switch. What are the barriers, and how can they be overcome?
Channel NewsAsia 

Singapore execs reveal biggest risks to business
A new survey is offering unique insight into the concerns of Singapore business leaders with executives identifying notably different issues than their international counterparts.
Human Resources Director

Singapore, PH set energy partnership
The Philippines and Singapore have agreed to partner on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and electric vehicle initiatives, a senior Energy department official said.
The Manila Times

Malaysia-Singapore rail link projects gaining traction
Rail link projects with Singapore seem to be gaining traction over the last nine months, with the latest progress being a second industry briefing held by MyHSR Corp Sdn Bhd and the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
The Star Online 

Mainstream media ‘a responsible player, but doesn’t excuse everything Govt does’
While the mainstream media is “not a free-for-all”, neither is it the “heavily-controlled media that some critics caricature it to be”, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam yesterday.
Today Online 

Singapore’s AVA to investigate reports of “blue dots” on vegetables
The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) is investigating reports of “blue dots” on several vegetables from NTUC FairPrice in Singapore, it said on Wednesday (Sep 27).
Fresh Plaza 

Beijing wants ‘even more mature military relationship’ with Singapore, says China’s Defence Ministry
China wants to improve its military relationship with Singapore, but is resolutely opposed to any country having defense ties with self-ruled Taiwan, China’s Defence Ministry said on Thursday (Sept 28).
Today Online 

Global IPOs in first 9 months outstrip 2016’s full-year tally
THE global market for initial public offerings (IPOs) is buoyant – the number of listings and amount raised in the first nine months of this year alone have already surpassed that for the whole of 2016 on both counts.
The Business Times 

Prime office rents to jump 15.8% over three years: Knight Frank
SINGAPORE’S prime office rents are expected to rise 15.8 per cent over the next three years as demand starts to exceed supply, Knight Frank experts said at the release of the fourth edition of the Global Cities report.
The Business Times

Strong investment performance lifts global wealth
STRONG investment performance buoyed the wealth of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) globally, driving a global wealth expansion of 8.2 per cent in 2016 compared to 4 per cent previously, despite a slight deceleration in the Asia-Pacific. The portion of wealth managed by wealth
The Business Times 

Using tech, data to fight crime
Singapore will increasingly use technology and data analytics to tackle cross-border crime and money laundering, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean yesterday.
The New Paper 

FairPrice stops sales of 
two vegetable brands
Supermarket chain FairPrice has halted sales of vegetables marked as Shanghai Green and Japanese Greenafter photos of blue stains on them were posted online.
The New Paper 

USS John S McCain did not send out automatic identification signals: Singapore authorities
A US warship involved in a collision with a Liberian-flagged oil tanker in Singapore waters did not send out signals about its movements, Singapore authorities said on Thursday (Sep 28).
Channel NewsAsia 

Need to join a queue? This local on-demand service will do it for you
As he made his way down to a telco shop at Plaza Singapura last Friday, Mr Syahir Tahir had only one thought on his mind: To get hold of an iPhone 8 Plus that would be launched that morning.
Channel NewsAsia 

Iconic Nokia 3310 makes comeback in Singapore
The iconic Nokia 3310, famed for its long battery life and durability, will be making a reappearance here from next month, complete with 3G connectivity.
Today Online 

Quality immigration will remain Singapore’s lifeblood
Seemingly innocuous individual decisions and life events, such as marriage, starting a family and migrating, have significant public-policy implications. This is reflected in the changing demographics of a country, which can affect the agility with which the country responds to the constantly evolving external environment.
Today Online 

Singapore: AdAsia Holdings makes hard close of Series A at $14.5m
Singapore-based AdAsia Holdings, a technology enterprise developing artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and marketing technology, has secured an additional $2.5 million to its Series A from Hisanori Watanabe and publicly listed news app provider, Gunosy.
DealStreetAsia 

Omron opens automation centre to study AI and robotics
AUTOMATION-technology provider Omron has opened its ninth and latest global innovation centre in Singapore, as part of a S$13.5 million investment in robotics capabilities in the Republic over the next two years.
The Business Times 

Man arrested over flaming object at food centre
A 49-year-old man arrested for allegedly firing a flaming cylindrical object into Kebun Baru Food Centre on Tuesday is believed to be a plumber whose father runs a medicinal shop nearby, reported Lianhe Wanbao yesterday.
The New Paper 

Yishun hawker centre aims for even more tray returns
It may well be the hawker centre with the highest rate of tray returns, but efforts are under way to get even more patrons of the new Yishun Park Hawker Centre on board.
Today Online

 

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Leakhena is a junior journalist at AEC News Today who is also currently studying International Relations, which she finds adds perspective to her work reporting on the Asean Community."I love what I am doing so much as it gives me a lot of great experience and provides challenges to my mind set.
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