Singapore Morning News For April 26

Singapore Morning News For April 26

Singapore morning newsSingapore, Vietnam sign six agreements to boost cooperation
Singapore and Vietnam have signed a suite of agreements that will see both countries working together in areas such as financial innovation and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) development.
Channel NewsAsia 

MPA awards S$1.46b deal for Phase 2 of mega Tuas Terminal
More than three years after work on the first phase of the mega Tuas Terminal began, the authorities have awarded a billion-dollar reclamation project for the next phase to a joint venture made up of contractors from Japan, South Korea and the Netherlands.
Today Online 

Singapore forges partnerships at the world’s largest industrial technology trade show in Germany
Enterprise Singapore (ESG), formed through the merger of International Enterprise Singapore and SPRING Singapore, is dedicated to helping Singapore companies build capabilities, innovate and internationalise.
Open Gov Asia 

Singapore bets big on synthetic biology
Singapore has set its sights on becoming a global powerhouse in synthetic biology. The government is pouring money into a new research programme and is encouraging scientists to make synthetic microorganisms, or redesign natural ones, that can be used to produce food, electronics, medicine and energy.

US prefers Singapore as venue for Trump-Kim summit: Report
Singapore is the United States’ top choice for its upcoming summit with North Korea as it can “best draw the attention of the entire world”, according to a South Korean daily newspaper.
The Straits Times

Why would ComfortDelGro partner Go-Jek? Because it needs technology.
Indonesian ride-hailing tech company Go-Jek is coming to Singapore in a matter of months, if news reports citing unnamed sources are to be believed.

Singapore to play a key role in Asia’s infrastructure development
WITH a current population of over 4.5 billion and investment in infrastructure needs of over US$600 billion in the coming decade, Asia is an attractive investment destination for global and regional infrastructure players.
The Business Times 

Ngee Ann Polytechnic to launch industry-led online course on AI in Finance
Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) and London-based Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) will jointly launch an industry-led AI in Finance (AIF) online course on June 24, 2018.
Open Gov Asia 

Singapore gears up to be Asean gateway for German firms
Minister S Iswaran visiting the Singapore country booth at the Hannover Messe industrial tech fair in the German city.
The Business Times 

The case for Singapore being Canada’s gateway to Asia
Replace North America’s top airport, Vancouver International Airport, with the best in the world; a port that handled more than 10 times the Port of Vancouver’s container traffic in 2017; and a tourism economy that welcomed 17.4 million visitors in 2017 – 69% higher than Vancouver’s record-breaking 10.3 million last year.
Business Vancouver 

Commentary: With the Cabinet reshuffle, the race for Singapore’s next Prime Minister has narrowed
With the Cabinet reshuffle announced on Tuesday (Apr 24), the race to become Singapore’s next Prime Minister has been further narrowed, with Mr Chan Chun Sing and Mr Heng Swee Keat leading the pack.
Channel NewsAsia 

Smart technologies to enhance Singapore’s living environment
SINGAPORE’S Housing and Development Board (HDB) has accumulated more than 50 years of expertise and experience in planning, designing and building public housing.
The Business Times

Singtel, StarHub and Mediacorp unite to bring World Cup to Singapore fans; no price hike for subscribers
Singtel, StarHub and Mediacorp will be collaborating for the first time to bring the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia to football fans in Singapore.
Asia One 

Singapore’s Rohei and Royal Plaza on Scotts make it to list of best SMEs to work for in Asia
A company is nothing without its employees, and the corporate culture of every workplace affects the type of results it can produce.
Business Insider 

MPA Singapore signs seven agreements to drive digitalisation and innovation in maritime sector
These MOUs and Agreements are aligned with the Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map and aim to strengthen Singapore’s connectivity, deepen maritime R&D capabilities and create a vibrant innovation culture.
Open Gov Asia 

Chongqing Connectivity Initiative set for expansion
About S$27 million has been pumped into the China-Singapore Chongqing Connectivity Initiative since it started in 2015. Now there are plans to expand it, with benefits that could extend beyond the city’s boundaries.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

Republic Poly admits it could have picked up discrepancies earlier
Educators and experts say that Republic Polytechnic (RP) did the right thing in asking 16 students to leave after it had mistakenly admitted them.
The New Paper 

We’re One Step Closer to a New World’s Longest Flight
Singapore Airlines, which plans to restart its 19-hour non-stops to New York later this year, just hit a major milestone for bringing back the record-setting flights.
CN Traveler 

PUB issues stop-work notice for company which illegally discharged dangerous chemicals into public sewer
A toxic industrial waste collection company was on Monday (April 23) served with a stop-work notice by the PUB, after it was caught illegally releasing effluent containing dangerous chemicals — some of which are flammable — into public sewers on April 15.
Today Online

Two men jailed for smuggling animals from Malaysia
Air steward Khalid Awad Bamadhaj, 49, was sentenced yesterday to a month’s jail for smuggling 22 Indian star tortoises, a protected species, from Malaysia.
The New Paper 


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