Singapore morning news for October 11

Singapore morning news for October 11

Singapore morning news

New mandatory nutrition labels, advertising ban for pre-packaged drinks high in sugar
As part of the war on diabetes, a new colour-coded “front-of-pack” nutrition label will be made mandatory for pre-packaged beverages that are high in sugar, announced the Health Ministry on Thursday (Oct 10).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore keeps top spot in South-east Asia IPOs but Thailand, Philippine firms lead revival
Thailand and Philippine companies are leading a regional pick-up in initial public offerings (IPOs), spurred by growing investor interest in firms focused on South-east Asian consumers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Needy to get legal aid quicker and more easily
The needy will soon get faster and greater access to legal aid under a new simplified and more flexible system for assessing applicants.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore Central Bank Is Set to Join Global Policy Easing Tide
Singapore’s central bank will probably ease monetary policy for the first time in more than three years as a global slowdown continues to weigh on the export-reliant economy.
— Bloomberg

Hong Kong instability is ‘bad for us,’ says Singapore PM
The current instability in Hong Kong is a bad thing for Singapore and will affect the whole region, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

ICA officer charged with taking bribe from Malaysian national to expedite PR application
An Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) customer service officer was charged on Thursday (Oct 10) with receiving bribes from a Malaysian national applying to be a Singapore permanent resident (PR).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore processes only tiny fraction of plastics locally; experts say this is unsustainable
The National Environment Agency (NEA) has disclosed that only 7 per cent of plastics collected here in 2018 for recycling was processed locally.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s luxury apartment market is hot, thanks to China
The luxury end of Singapore’s residential market is hot, and according to Colliers International Group, it’s because of increased interest from mainland Chinese nationals.
— The Straits Times

Forum: Singapore is just not ready for PMDs
The recent death of an elderly woman caused by a personal mobility device (PMD) user has elicited an official response.
— The Straits Times

Singapore innovation ecosystem is in need of a new model
Technology is reshaping the business landscape faster than ever. Moving from connected cars and homes to self-driving cars and smart environments, intelligent technologies are pushing us to innovate beyond traditional boundaries.
— e27

Singaporean charged in US with identity theft and wire fraud; accused of taking meth, cybercrimes in Singapore
A Singaporean has been charged with 14 counts of wire fraud, access device fraud and identity theft in Seattle, documents released by the US Department of Justice on Wednesday (Oct 9) revealed.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Boost for major police, SCDF joint operations with new facility
The police, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and other agencies now have access to a joint facility to coordinate operations during major events.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore can help in global effort to wipe out malaria: Expert
The scourge of malaria is being pushed back around the world, with 23 countries eliminating the disease since 2000.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

ITE students snag top prize in international aviation design competition
A plane with a hybrid engine and an ejectable cabin built into a squid-shaped design has become a global winner for three Institute of Technical Education (ITE) students who envisioned it.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Manufacturers supportive of new regulations for pre-packaged sweetened drinks
Manufacturers of pre-packaged sugar-sweetened drinks said they support measures announced by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (Oct 10) to reduce consumers’ intake of sugar.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

JPMorgan targets Asia’s growing wealth with Singapore trust company
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has set up a trust company in Singapore, its first in Asia, to cater for a growing cadre of ultra-wealthy individuals in the region.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SAF command post at Ex Forging Sabre enhanced with AI for more effective strike missions
At the command post where the Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF’s) strike operations are orchestrated, potential enemy targets appear on a video feed taken from a Heron 1 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

UK chipmaker IQE to take over Singapore joint venture
UK-based IQE Plc said on Thursday (Oct 10) it would take complete ownership of its loss-making joint venture in Singapore to capitalise on supply chains in the Asian country and China’s 5G market, sending its shares 5 per cent higher.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore appoints new SICC international judge
The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) gets a new international judge from Nov 1.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man linked to $40 million SkillsFuture scam admits to money laundering offences
A freelance trader linked to the $39.9 million SkillsFuture scam has admitted to money-laundering offences involving more than $4 million.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore can learn from Japan how to cater to elderly at home, in workplace as society ages: PM Lee Hsien Loong
The need for Singapore and Japan to work more closely together to address crucial developments amid global uncertainty, as well as learn from each other in tackling issues common to both societies was underlined by both nations on Thursday (Oct 10).
— The Straits Times

WeWork to expand to 12 locations in Singapore by year end despite global woes
Co-working space operator WeWork has launched a new space in the Central Business District (CBD) and will add two more locations here in Singapore by the end of the year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singtel may cut dividend for first time in 20 years, says DBS Research
DBS Equity Research says Singtel may cut its unsustainable dividend rate to 13 to 15 cents per share for its next fiscal year starting April 2020 (FY2021) in order to maintain its credit rating, in a report out on Thursday (Oct 10).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New scheme to boost young Singaporeans’ global exposure and help firms internationalise
More support is now available for young people keen to work abroad, and for companies to train them to prepare for overseas expansion plans.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Global Ready Talent programme launched to train young talent for overseas postings
COMPANIES struggling to fill overseas postings with the right talent are getting more help to equip their next-generation workforce with relevant overseas experience.
— The Business Times

Motley Fool ceasing Singapore operations over regulatory issues
THE Motley Fool Singapore is ceasing operations over a regulatory bind with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
— The Business Times

Court of Appeal allows Indonesian divorcee’s bid for division of asset to be heard in Singapore
A woman who, after divorcing her abusive husband in Indonesia, went to the Singapore courts to divide their Seaview apartment, has been given the go-ahead by the Court of Appeal to start the proceedings.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Temasek said to rule out investment in mega Saudi Aramco IPO
Singapore’s Temasek Holdings has decided against investing in Saudi Aramco’s initial public offering, in part over environmental concerns, according to people familiar with the matter.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SBS Transit bus drivers, volunteers help seniors move to the groove with new programme
For most of the week, 90-year-old Madam Lim Hong Eng hardly leaves her one-room rental flat in Toa Payoh.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Innovation, sustainability at the heart of Singapore’s energy ecosystem
SWIMMING against the rising tide is an uphill battle.
— The Business Times

Singapore students now have more overseas internship opportunities under new Enterprise Singapore programme
Students in Singapore will have more chances of going overseas for internships under a new programme by Enterprise Singapore.
— Business Insider

StarHub aims to offer hyperscale data centre services from mid-2020
Telco StarHub will provide round-the-clock services to customers from a major new data centre with an eye on the launch of 5G mobile networks next year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’pore singer Sarah Aqilah fined S$30,600 for evading GST on branded goods bought overseas
She could have been fined up to 20 times the amount of tax evaded.
— Mothership

Tanglin actress gets fine and driving ban for drink driving
A Singapore-based actress was fined and banned from driving on Thursday (Oct 10) for drink driving.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Dyson to end electric car project, EDB says disruption to firm’s Singapore workforce is minimal
Electrical appliance giant Dyson announced on Thursday evening (Oct 10) its decision to scrap a £2.5 billion (S$4.3 billion) project to build electric cars.
— The Straits Times

Man accused of drugging woman at polyclinic charged with drugging two others to steal from them
A man already facing a charge of drugging a woman at a polyclinic to steal from her was on Thursday (Oct 10) given two fresh charges of drugging two others to commit theft.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Lobster with top wines? LA’s Lobsterdamus makes Singapore debut at RWS food fest
Sample more than 400 wines, along with exclusive dishes from Resorts World Sentosa’s bevy of celebrity chef restaurants at The Great Wine & Dine Festival on Oct 11 and 12.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Ex-National Library building’s gate posts in safekeeping, will return to old spot after SMU moves them
A pair of red brick gate posts and their connecting fence – the last remaining physical structures of the former National Library building – seemed to have gone missing, causing alarm to some members of the public and the heritage community.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)


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This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on World Migratory Bird Day, October 12.


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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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