Singapore Morning News For June 8

Singapore Morning News For June 8
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Singapore morning newsSingapore beats out US and North Korea in this year’s Global Peace Index Rankings
Less than a week to playing host to what could be a groundbreaking summit between two long-held traditional enemies, Singapore has ranked 8th out of 167 countries on its annual Global Peace Index.
Coconuts Singapore (metered paywall)

Australia, Singapore top Technological Readiness ranking
Australia, Singapore and Sweden topped the leaderboards of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s new ‘Technological Readiness Ranking’ for 2018-2022.
Telecomasia.net 

Singaporeans feel safest in the world as country tops law and order index
For at least the fifth year running, Singaporeans feel safer than residents of any other place in the world, a global study has found.
The Straits Times 

Singapore pushes to simplify procurement for SMEs
The Singapore Government is simplifying procurement processes to encourage small and medium companies to work with it.
Govinsider.asia 

Singapore: A Last Chance to Reunite Divided Korean-American Families
As the world eagerly awaits the much-anticipated summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, media coverage has mostly focused on political and economic issues.
The Diplomat (paywall)

GovTech announces more initiatives to implement the Digital Government Blueprint
Riding on the momentum of the Digital Government Blueprint launched earlier this week, the Singapore Government announced that it is partnering the industry to accelerate the delivery of end-to-end digital services to benefit citizens, businesses and public officers.
Open Gov Asia 

Singapore to award ICT contracts worth S$2.6b from April 2018 to March 2019
Singapore government will be rewarding contracts worth up to S$2.6 billion for information and communications technology (ICT) players from April 2018 to March 2019.
Connected to India

Singapore denies Australian entry due to extremist past
Singapore said Thursday that it had refused to allow an Australian once tried on terrorism charges to enter the city-state due to his history of extremism and sent him home to Sydney.
Tampa Bay Times 

US-China trade war and its impact on the global economy: Heng Swee Keat | Video
While the United States and China are working to avoid a trade war, there is a risk of miscalculation which would have ramifications on the global economy, said Singapore’s Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

innovfest unbound paves the way for global tech companies and government to establish innovation environments and ventures
innovfest unbound, Southeast Asia’s largest, most exciting and award-winning innovation festival, wrapped up the fourth edition of its annual two-day event at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore yesterday.
AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Qoo10 is the market leader in Singapore’s e-commerce scene, according to research
Qoo10 has been named the leading player in the Singapore e-commerce market in 2017, beating out established players.
The Drum 

A wake-up call for Singapore’s blockchain companies
From banks to mom-and-pop investors, more players are crowding into the crypto space and this influx is keeping regulators on their toes.
Tech In Asia

Capella Sentosa: Inside the hotel where Trump and Kim will meet
Hotels aren’t just a place to sleep — they often serve as neutral ground for international meetings and conferences.
CNN Travel 

A Worldwide Effort to Defeat Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
The silent disease known as NASH is on the rise worldwide. Therefore, stronger public awareness is needed in detecting NASH and fibrosis early in order to facilitate timely and quality medical intervention.
— AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

On green financing, a lack of colour on required standards
Asean will need US$200 billion in green investment from 2016 to 2030, a five-time increase from current levels – and that speaks to the “significant potential” for private capital to enter this space, said a top executive from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Thursday.
The Business Time

New methods to fight dengue being tested | Video
Making male mosquitoes sterile and using residual insecticides are some of the new ways to fight mosquito-borne diseases that are being tested by scientists.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

South Koreans in Singapore looking forward to Trump-Kim summit
South Koreans living in Singapore will have ringside seats to how their country’s future could unfold when US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet here on June 12.
The Straits Times 

 

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