Singapore morning news for January 17

Singapore morning news for January 17

Singapore morning newsSingapore attracted S$15.2 billion in investments last year, beating forecast
Singapore surpassed expectations to attract S$15.2 billion in fixed asset investments last year, propped up by commitments from semiconductor as well as energy and chemical companies.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Of 60,000 new jobs created from 2015 to 2018, about 80% went to Singaporeans: Chan Chun Sing
Of the nearly 60,000 new jobs created for the local workforce between 2015 and 2018, about 50,000 went to Singaporeans and more than 9,000 went to permanent residents (PRs), Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing revealed on Thursday (Jan 16).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singaporean man with pneumonia warded, isolated after travel to Wuhan: MOH
A Singaporean man with pneumonia has been warded in Singapore and isolated after travelling to Wuhan, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Thursday (Jan 16).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore regulator wants all listed companies to appoint locally registered auditors
The Singapore Exchange’s regulatory arm has proposed that all listed companies appoint only auditors that are registered locally, the exchange said in a news release on Thursday (Jan 16).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More rain expected in last two weeks of January
Singapore will continue to experience rainy weather for the rest of the month, the Meteorological Service Singapore said on Thursday (Jan 16).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Minister drops hints on what’s coming in Budget
MORE companies may be able to participate in government-led programmes that can strengthen their competitiveness while helping them scale.
— The Business Times

Too soon to pop the bubbly for Singapore economy
LONG in the making, the Phase One trade deal between the United States and China can now put an end to some of the uncertainty that has dogged the global economy of late.
— The Business Times

Call for views on norms for new citizens
Singaporeans will have a say in a mandatory induction programme for new citizens.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

No cancer cells detected: First major step to recovery for British boy in Singapore for experimental treatment
No cancer cells have been detected in the blood of a British boy who is undergoing experimental treatment in Singapore for an aggressive form of leukaemia that would have killed him in months.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

60%-70% of jobs created by new investments in 2019 will be in PMET roles: EDB
Around 60 to 70 per cent of the jobs created by the foreign investment attracted here in 2019 will be for professionals, managers, executives and technicians, a category known as PMETs.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More Singaporeans engaged in volunteerism in 2019
More Singaporeans were moved to help others in 2019 through various online platforms and physical volunteer centres, said the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) on Thursday (Jan 16).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Trade deal not changing Singapore firms’ outlook yet
THE initial trade deal signed on Wednesday in Washington may spark hope of improved Sino-US relations, but Singapore companies across sectors are unlikely to change their outlook just yet, with some having already adapted to the fallout anyway.
— The Business Times

Singapore’s less than stellar review by Human Rights Watch World Report 2020
Singapore’s government placed greater restrictions on the country’s already sharply curtailed free expression rights in 2019, said Human Rights Watch in its World Report 2020.
— The Online Citizen

US-China trade deal basis for countries to work together, but differences remain: Chan Chun Sing
A “momentous” trade deal between superpowers China and the United States is the basis for the two countries to work together and develop strategic trust, Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said on Thursday (Jan 16).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

POFMA court case: SDP argues for MOM to release data on local employment to prove the party’s statements are false
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) argued in court on Thursday (Jan 16) for the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to release data on local PMET (professionals, managers, executives and technicians) employment, to prove that their statements are false and so settle the matter.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NSF injured in Taiwan parachute training back in Singapore
The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) full-time national serviceman who was injured in a parachute incident in Taiwan is back home.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Iconic analogue flight information boards at Changi Airport to be taken down amid Terminal 2 upgrading
There will soon be no more analogue flight information display boards at Changi Airport, after the the last two of these iconic displays are removed to make way for electronic ones starting from February.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Education systems need to evolve to recognise the growing influence of social media: Ong Ye Kung
Social media is changing the way people receive and consume information, and education has a part to play in addressing this challenge, said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung on Thursday (Jan 16).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Scientists in S’pore & around the world to map human brain in ultra high 3D resolution
This may be the first step towards understanding our brain better, and even finding a solution for brain diseases.
— Mothership

MCCY will partner S’poreans to shape curriculum new citizens undergo before getting ICs
The Ministry will partner citizens to co-create content for the Singapore Citizenship Journey.
— Mothership

SBF survey: Half of Singaporean firms expects business conditions to deteriorate in 2020
In the wake of the contracting economic climate and global uncertainties, local firms are creaking under the pressure.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore misinformation law challenged in court for first time
Singapore’s controversial law against online misinformation was challenged in court for the first time on Thursday as concerns mount it is being used to stifle criticism ahead of elections.
— The Online Citizen

Wrong body cremated: Funeral parlours to lock embalming rooms, tag bodies under stricter NEA rules
The move comes less than two weeks after the body of 82-year-old Kee Kin Tiong was mistakenly cremated ahead of his funeral rites – in what is believed to be the first reported case in Singapore of such a mix-up.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Police warn of car rental scams during CNY; victims lost $25,000 from January to November 2019
These scams usually involve victims paying a deposit or the full amount to rent a vehicle after responding to advertisements put up by scammers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Digital bank licences in Malaysia and Singapore: A comparison
The new digital bank licences proposed by the Singapore government is the talk of the town nowadays.
— e27

2019 was Singapore’s joint warmest year on record, equalling 2016 temperatures: Met Service
Last year was Singapore’s joint warmest year, with an annual mean temperature of 28.4 degrees Celsius, the Meteorological Service (MSS) said on Thursday (Jan 16).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Changi’s T2 will be greener, more spacious by 2024
Changi Airport’s Terminal 2 is getting a makeover to allow the airport to handle more passengers and to secure Singapore’s status as a key aviation hub in the region.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

New manager plans revamp for Bugis street market
Bugis Village and Bugis Street, Singapore’s largest street market which in recent years has reported dwindling footfall, is getting a revamp.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Boutique art fair pillar of S’pore Art Week
Wearing a costume adorned with silicone-moulded human arms, feet and octopus tentacles, Filipino artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen presented an interactive art performance titled Octopada at the preview of boutique art fair S.E.A Focus on Wednesday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore a safe harbour for investors in uncertain times
If there is one takeaway from the Economic Development Board’s (EDB) latest annual report, it must be that in an era of uncertain geopolitics, investors look for safer shores.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

List of private ambulance operators that meet new safety, quality standards now available
Those who need to engage private ambulances will now be able to check a list of which services have met new standards that seek to improve patient safety and quality.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Judge orders undergrad facing voyeur charges to stay in Singapore, but retains gag order on his identity
A judge on Thursday (Jan 16) ordered a young man enrolled in a top British university to stay in Singapore, reversing his earlier decision to allow the voyeurism suspect to leave the country for school.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

SP Group brings Chinese New Year festivities to more than 1,800 underprivileged families
In keeping with its annual Chinese New Year celebrations, the Singapore Power (SP) Group on Thursday (Jan 16) distributed daily items to the underprivileged to bring some festive cheer.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Islamic religious teachers here have helped Muslim community to stay progressive: Mufti
Islamic religious teachers here have helped greatly in getting the Muslim community to understand some tough decisions that the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) has had to make, the outgoing Mufti Fatris Bakaram has said.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Chee Soon Juan says SDP petition led to Marsiling Rise lifts upgrading, MP says no HDB announcement yet
MP Ong Teng Koon said the grassroots team have reported the issue to the authorities for many years, but there were excessive renovation costs.
— Mothership

Singapore entrepreneur kidnapped and tortured in Thailand
Last week, block chain expert and business entrepreneur, Mr Mark Cheng Jin Quan, aged 33, and his associate Mr Kim Lee Yao Wei, 31 embarked on a one day business trip to Thailand.
— The Online Citizen

Cheaper prawns and vegetables for CNY, but prices of popular fish expected to rise
Prices of prawns have gone down thanks to good catches from Indonesia, but fish are around 20 per cent more expensive this week due to high demand.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Full menu of Jay Chou’s favourite bbt shop opening in S’pore Jan. 18, 2020
If you haven’t heard, Jay Chou’s favourite bubble tea brand is coming to Singapore.
— Mothership

Bus and lorry collide at junction of Braddell Road and Bishan Road, 2 taken to hospital
Two people were taken to hospital after an accident in which a bus and a lorry collided at the junction of Braddell Road and Bishan Road on Thursday (Jan 16).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Original designer accuses S’pore web store of copying ‘Woman Yelling at a Cat’ red packet design
A Singaporean web store attracted significant attention on Jan. 15, 2020 for selling “Woman Yelling at A Cat” red packets.
— Mothership


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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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