Singapore Morning News For May 10

Singapore Morning News For May 10

Singapore morning newsAI Singapore forges partnership to push Singapore’s AI Agenda
On 8 May, AI Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further efforts to enhance Singapore’s artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to power the future digital economy.
Open Gov Asia 

Singapore, Brazil ink avoidance of double taxation pact
SINGAPORE and Brazil have signed a comprehensive bilateral Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA), as part of the ongoing effort to further facilitate bilateral trade and investment cooperation.
The Business Times 

Singapore, Malaysia more powerful than Indonesia…for now: Study
Indonesia is not the most powerful nation in ASEAN, according to the latest study by the Lowy Institute, which ranks the largest Southeast Asian country behind Singapore and Malaysia in terms of power.
Asia One 

Climate change and education agreements inked during Laos President’s state visit
Singapore and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic inked an agreement on Wednesday evening (May 9) to fight climate change and enhance sustainable development.
The Straits Times

Watch: Singapore bolsters border security with powerful new x-ray technology.
Singapore has raised the level of security at its already strict road border with Malaysia, installing a scanning system that that can accurately check vehicles for a range of weapons including firearms and explosives.
Transport Security World 

Trump officials prepare for Singapore summit with North Korea
Administration officials have been instructed to move forward with plans to convene a historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, according to two people familiar with the plans.

Khaw Boon Wan claims building upcoming Canberra MRT station is “like open heart surgery”
Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan claimed this morning that building the upcoming MRT station “is something like open heart surgery.” Speaking to reporters during a visit to the station’s worksite this morning, Khaw said that the station – which is situated between Sembawang and Yishun stations on the North-South line – is on track to be completed by December next year.
The Independent Singapore 

WhatsApp messages stating Singapore’s checkpoints are closed are false: ICA
Singapore’s land checkpoints remain open, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA) said on Wednesday (May 9), after information stating otherwise spread on social media.
Channel NewsAsia 

Roquette expands Tokyo customer service centre with plans for Singapore unveiled
Plant-based ingredients firm Roquette has expanded its Food Customer Technical Service Centre (CTS) in Tokyo on the back of rising local demand for proteins, fibres and healthy carbohydrates.

Jurong Region Line to serve NTU, Tengah estate, Jurong Industrial Estate
The new Jurong Region Line (JRL), Singapore’s seventh MRT line, will open in three phases starting from 2026, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Wednesday (May 9).
Channel NewsAsia 

Govt agencies to engage and work with citizens in next phase of nation-building
Amid a rapidly changing world and an economy increasingly disrupted by technology, the Government will have to work more closely together, and with citizens, in the next phase of nation-building.
Today Online 

COE premiums close mostly higher in latest bidding exercise
Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums closed mostly higher in the latest bidding exercise on Wednesday (May 9), the first tender under the May to July quota which saw fewer COEs made available.
Channel NewsAsia

Singapore chamber brings trade documents onto blockchain
The Singapore International Chamber of Commerce is to move electronic certificates of origin (eCOs) onto a blockchain-based platform in a bid to improve transparency and security.
GTR Review

EXCLUSIVE – Transforming health systems through Data, Digital technology and Design – Part 2
In the second part of the interview with Ms Tamsin Greulich-Smith, we learn about how the Centre applies the principle of human-centric design.
Open Gov Asia 

Salary and hiring trends for Singapore in 2018
he Kelly Services 2018 Singapore Salary Guide has revealed that hiring in 2018 is expected to be strong for the HR industry.
Human Resources Online 

Singapore’s getting more serious with AI efforts
The Monetary Authority Singapore (MAS) is looking to strengthen Singapore’s AI efforts by collaborating with the Economic Development Board (EDB), the Inforcomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), and the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF).
Business Insider 

Stunned investors in Singapore tech darling suffer 33% loss
After a spectacular rise for two years, Singapore’s biggest technology company is suddenly returning to earth.
The Star Online

Jointly organised by Messe Düsseldorf Asia and UBM, and part of the ProWein World Series of leading trade fairs for wines and spirits, the trade fair was held from 24 to 27 April alongside the 40th anniversary edition of Food & HotelAsia (FHA), the region’s leading food and hospitality trade event, which welcomed 81,896 attendees.
The Drinks Business 

36 arrested in one-month blitz on public entertainment outlets
The police said on Wednesday (May 9) that 36 individuals were arrested during a one-month blitz on public entertainment outlets by multiple security agencies.
Channel NewsAsia

First female CID chief appointed amid police leadership reshuffle
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) will be getting its first female chief from June 1, in a leadership reshuffle in the Singapore Police Force (SPF).
The Straits Times

Top 10 insurance brands in Singapore, ranked by digital innovation
Despite the insurance industry in Singapore being highly competitive, with many global brands calling the red dot its APAC hub, when it comes to innovation and digitisation efforts, homegrown insurer NTUC Income seems to be pulling ahead of all of its competition.

Exclusive: Singapore’s plan to get ahead on AI
Twenty years before AlphaGo became permanently imprinted in our collective consciousness, there was Deep Blue. This supercomputer bested a reigning chess champion, all the way back in 1997.

National Service registration to start May 16
Male Singapore citizens and permanent residents born between Jan 2 and Mar 31, 2001, will have to register for national service between May 16 and Jun 5 this year.
Channel NewsAsia 


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