Singapore Morning News For April 25

Singapore Morning News For April 25

Singapore morning newsSingapore Promotions Prompt Speculation Over Premier’s Successor
Singapore’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, promoted several junior ministers Tuesday, including one who is seen as a possible successor.
The Wall Street Journal

In profile: The men who could be Singapore’s next Prime Minister
Much has been discussed and written since the start of the year in an attempt to divine who the next Prime Minister of Singapore might be, and the focus has fallen squarely on Chan Chun Sing, Heng Swee Keat and Ong Ye Kung.
Channel NewsAsia 

Asian Development Bank and Singapore: Fact Sheet
Singapore has contributed more than $500 million to the work of ADB to provide loans, grants and technical assistance that help the poor and vulnerable in Asia and the Pacific.
ADB 

Singapore and Chinese companies cooperate to expand in South-east Asia
A Singapore supply chain management company has linked with a Chinese e-commerce logistics services firm to expand their businesses in South-east Asia and beyond.
The Straits Times 

Singapore’s Secret Weapon In The Startup Race Is Workplace Flexibility
According to a recent report, Singapore has overtaken Silicon Valley as the world’s number one center for entrepreneurial talent.
Forbes 

Singapore Adds Another Woman to Its Male-Dominated Cabinet
They may not be among the perceived front runners to take over as Singapore’s next prime minister, but women made some progress in Singapore’s latest Cabinet reshuffle.
Bloomberg 

What Singapore can learn from Sweden’s e-waste recycling push
At 44.7 million tonnes in 2016, e-waste is often quoted as the fastest-growing waste stream on the planet – yet only 20 per cent of global e-waste is documented to be collected and recycled.
The Straits Times 

Cabinet reshuffle: Chan Chun Sing to lead MTI; Heng Swee Keat stays at MOF, Ong Ye Kung to head MOE
Of the three men who have been mentioned as potential prime ministers, Mr Chan Chun Sing will be moving on to head the Ministry of Trade and Industry, while Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat and Education Minister Ong Ye Kung will be staying on in their existing roles but with expanded responsibilities, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on Tuesday (Apr 24).
Channel NewsAsia 

Investors said to closely follow Singapore regulator’s handling of embattled Noble
Noble Group Ltd. dissident shareholder Goldilocks Investment Co. says the Singapore regulator’s handling of the trader’s drawn-out battle for survival is being closely followed by overseas investors, highlighting the importance of the case for the city-state’s reputation as a financial hub.
DealStreetAsia 

More Singapore women needed in top-paying jobs in high-growth industries: McKinsey
INCREASING female representation in top-paying jobs and high-growth industries could add more than S$26 billion to Singapore’s economy by 2025 – representing extra growth of 5 per cent per year.
The Business Times 

Singapore to host 32nd ASEAN Summit from Wednesday
Singapore will host the 32nd ASEAN summit and related meetings from Apr 25 to Apr 28 as part of its chairmanship of ASEAN this year.
Channel NewsAsia 

How A*STAR is enhancing the research ecosystem in Singapore: Storage on Demand
This is part of a continuing series on how the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is constantly working to support researchers in Singapore and enhance the research ecosystem.
Open Gov Asia

Online hiring in Singapore surges year-on-year but employers stay cautious amidst restructuring: Monster.com
Online hiring sentiment in Singapore has seen a stark increase amidst an optimistic hiring outlook for 2018, with steep growth recorded in certain sectors, says a recent study.
Business Insider 

Digital initiatives launched to help Singapore F&B companies access global markets and improve efficiency
Enterprise Singapore has introduced new digital initiatives at the Food & Hotel Asia (FHA) 2018 to support Singapore food and beverage (F&B) and food manufacturing companies in adopting technology to capture new overseas opportunities and improve operational efficiencies.
Open Gov Asia

Singapore achieves lowest level of workplace fatal injury rate
According to John Ng, chairman of WSH Council, Singapore achieved a workplace fatal injury rate of 1.2 per 100,000 employees last year.
Human Resources Online

Blockchain-based technology for secure digital signatures wins legal tech hackathon in Singapore
A team using a blockchain-based technology to provide a cost-effective, reliable and secure system for conducting and recording transactions online won a legal technology hackathon organised by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL).
Open Gov Asia 

PM Lee gives Ong full ministry and Chan “half”? Chan to be “handheld” by new MCI Minister?
The highly anticipated Cabinet reshuffle was announced this afternoon and sees several promotions being handed to the fourth-generation ruling party leaders.
The Independent Singapore 

Over 1,000 claims filed at Employment Claims Tribunal in first year of operations
A total of 1,190 employment claims were filed at the Employment Claims Tribunal (ECT) in its first year of operations, with more than four out of five cases concluded, said the State Courts in a media release on Tuesday (April 24).
Today Online

Singapore not an inclusive society according to early intervention professionals
Only 11 per cent of early intervention professionals, who work with special needs children, believe that Singapore is an inclusive society, according to a survey by the Lien Foundation.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

 

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