Singapore Morning News For April 30

Singapore Morning News For April 30

Singapore morning newsCivil Aviation Authority of Singapore proposes enhanced drone regulatory framework
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has announced plans to enhance the unmanned aircraft (UA or drone) regulatory framework and is seeking feedback from members of the public.
Open Gov Asia 

Singapore PM: Asean growing closer to new powers China, India
Southeast Asian countries will work more closely with new powers China and India to counter the pressure of protectionism and ensure continued growth, Singapore’s prime minister said last Saturday.
Business Mirror 

East Coast, Jalan Besar GRCs to be ‘hotly contested’ in next GE with anchor ministers stepping down
As the dust settles from the latest Cabinet reshuffle, including the news that three veteran ministers will be stepping down from May 1, political analysts have identified two Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs) – East Coast and Jalan Besar – to watch come the next general election, which is due by January 2021.
Channel NewsAsia

Korean summit a ‘positive step’, but obstacles lie ahead, says PM Lee
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (April 28) hailed the historic summit between the leaders of North and South Korea as a “positive step”, but noted that there is long and challenging road ahead to achieve a complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
Today Online 

4 free maps of Singapore
Quality maps of Singapore can be useful to illustrate ideas or projects for your website or blog, or to create your own maps. Here is a collection of copyright or royalty free, labelled, blank and subway maps of Singapore to be used directly as is, or to be elaborated upon to create beautiful modern maps to suit your purposes.
Asean Up

President Duterte secures $185 M in investment pledges from Singapore
President Rodrigo Duterte witnessed the signing of US$185.7 million worth of investment agreements with Singaporean companies on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit here on Saturday, April 28.
Philippines Information Agency 

Singapore’s Global Innovation Alliance network expands to Bangkok
Singapore’s Senior Minister of State (SMS) for Trade and Industry & National Development, Dr Koh Poh Koon, officially launched the Global Innovation Alliance (GIA) Bangkok in Thailand on 27 April.
Open Gov Asia 

TPG-backed Northstar to start prepping for over $800m fifth fund by year-end
Singapore-headquartered private equity firm Northstar Group will start preparing by the end of this year to raise its fifth vehicle that will target to raise a little over $800 million, about the same size as its fourth fund closed in 2015, a top executive said.

Not easy to finalise South China Sea code of conduct, but talks can prevent tensions: PM Lee
Negotiations on a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea which started in March will not be easy, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, but he stressed it is important for the countries involved to engage in constructive talks to prevent tensions from escalating.
Today Online 

Singapore retrenchments at 7-year low and unemployment rate dips but further improvements ‘harder to achieve’: MOM
Modest improvements have been observed in Singapore’s labour market with the number of retrenchments at its lowest since 2009 and resident unemployment hitting a two-year low in the first quarter of 2018.
Business Insider/ Reuters 

8 workplace fatalities in Singapore for first 4 months of 2018
There were eight workplace fatalities in the Republic for the first four months of this year, outgoing Minister of State for Manpower Sam Tan revealed on Sunday (April 29).
The Straits Times 

In 2005, semi-retiree H.H. Tan paid S$633,000 (HK$3.8 million) for a three-bedroom apartment in Singapore’s Pacific Mansion, an ageing private condominium near the city’s prime shopping belt. Despite its good location, it was a questionable investment given the development’s notoriety.
South China Morning Post

Marsiling park known for vice activities reopens after two-year facelift
A park in Marsiling that became infamous for its vice activities reopened on Sunday (Apr 29) after nearly two years of enhancement works.
Channel NewsAsia 

Singapore’s first zero-waste store to open on May 5
Last year, local domestic sources produced about 557,000 tonnes of packaging waste, which includes single-use disposables such as plastic bags and food packaging, according to the National Environment Agency.
The New Paper 

Govt, unions, employers have to work on keeping up productivity growth: Josephine Teo
In her first May Day message as incoming Manpower Minister, Mrs Josephine Teo said on Sunday (April 29) that the key challenge for tripartite partners is to sustain the productivity growth momentum.
Today Online 

Commentary: Conditions right for LNG to set sail
The demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Asia is growing.
Asia alone accounted for 55 per cent of the total demand growth for LNG globally in 2017.
Channel NewsAsia 

ABS Informs Industry at Singapore Maritime Week
ABS executives informed the industry conversation at Singapore Maritime Week, with presentations on the growing cyber security threat to maritime, new opportunities to take advantage of data and the huge potential of LNG shipping for the region.

Singapore don to take part in international climate report
Assistant Professor Winston Chow remembers that growing up, his two brothers often complained whenever they played football or were eating at the hawker centre.
The Straits Times 

Alpha fund, CDL tie-up put two office assets on the market
AIMING to cash in on the upturn in the Singapore office market, Alpha Investment Partners and City Developments Ltd (CDL) are understood to have put Manulife Centre in Bras Basah Road, and 7 & 9 Tampines Grande up for sale through separate expressions of interest exercises
The Business Times

Q1 private home prices rise by 3.9%; fastest pace in eight years
The Republic confirmed its biggest quarterly surge in private home prices in nearly eight years on Friday (April 27) — a 3.9 per cent jump that beat an earlier estimate of 3.1 per cent, data from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) showed.
Today Online 

US-China trade tensions concern for Southeast Asia: Singapore PM
The increasing trade tensions between the US and China pose one of the most pressing concerns for Southeast Asian nations, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said.
Vietnam Plus 

Commentary: The time has come for 4G leaders to forge a new narrative, new consensus
As Singapore prepares for one of the most important political leadership transitions, history is in the making once again.
Channel NewsAsia 

Noble Group to submit draft for restructuring special meeting soon
Noble Group Ltd. said it soon plans to set the date for a special general meeting that will decide the commodity trader’s controversial restructuring after the Singapore High Court blocked it from holding an annual meeting at the behest of dissident shareholder Goldilocks Investment Co.

Data privacy watchdog proposes tougher regulations against unsolicited commercial messages
In a bid to better protect consumers from unsolicited telemarketing and spam messages, the Republic’s data privacy watchdog is proposing new regulations that would ban the use of “harvesting” software used to compile large recipient lists, while requiring companies to act more quickly to stop sending unsolicited marketing messages.
Today Online 

Talks on advance care planning for seniors
Retired tailor Lee Tiang Chu drew up her will in her 60s and, now aged 74, admits that she is “not scared to die”.
The Straits Times


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