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Singapore says economy slowed sharply in January-March

Singapore - Singapore's economic growth slowed sharply in the first three months of the year, data showed Monday, but the central bank stood pat on monetary policy saying it would be lifted by a pick-up in global growth.
In the Media by AFP

Singapore pulls 'cringe-worthy' tourism video from YouTube

Singapore - Singapore's tourism board has been forced to remove a YouTube video designed to promote the city-state to the Philippine market, after it was derided as "so bad it will go viral".
In the Media by AFP

World Bank maintains East Asia growth at 7.1 percent

Singapore - The World Bank said Monday developing countries in East Asia will grow 7.1 percent in 2014 as they benefit from a stabilising global economy and withstand the impact of US stimulus cuts.
In the Media by AFP

Tourists from Asia-Pacific to become world's top spenders

Singapore - The Asia-Pacific will overtake Europe as the region whose tourists spend the most money overseas within 10 years, a report said Wednesday, driven by an explosion in the number of Chinese travellers.
In the Media by AFP

OCBC offers US$4.95 bn for Hong Kong's Wing Hang bank

Singapore - Singapore's Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. (OCBC) said Tuesday it has offered to buy Hong Kong's Wing Hang bank for $4.95 billion as it seeks to boost its presence in the giant Chinese market.
In the Media by AFP

Global support for reduction in govt control of web domain names

Singapore - A plan to give control of the Internet's technical operations to a diverse range of groups, including governments and businesses, instead allowing the state sole power, is gathering international support.
In the Media by Stefanus Ian (AFP)

Internet transition to speedier IPv6 accelerating

Singapore - The transition to the next-generation Internet protocol IPv6 is set to speed up this year as web addresses under the previous system IPv4 run out, a senior industry figure said at a meeting about the future of the web Thursday.Internet protocol is the ...
In the Media by AFP

Earth Hour to tap crowdfunding for green campaigns

Singapore - Lights will go off in some 7,000 cities around the world for this weekend's Earth Hour event, which will aim to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for environmental projects worldwide, organisers said Thursday.Organisers WWF have partnered with pay...
In the Media by AFP

Singapore talks on Internet's future hear plea for freedom

Singapore - Control of the Internet should be handed from US supervision to a diverse group of stakeholders, and not to governments that could limit freedoms, a meeting on the web's future heard Monday.Organisers also said that a US decision to relinquish control ...
In the Media by Stefanus Ian (AFP)

Tigerair buys 37 Airbus A320neo, option for 13 more

Singapore - Singapore budget carrier Tigerair said Monday it will buy 37 Airbus A320neo planes valued at $3.8 billion, enabling the airline to cut fuel costs and fly to new, more distant destinations.Tigerair, which is 40 percent owned by Singapore Airlines, said ...
In the Media by AFP

Cybercriminals use fake MH370 websites to steal data

Singapore - Cybercriminals are exploiting the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane by luring users to websites purporting to offer the latest news in order to steal their personal information, an Internet security firm warned Tuesday.Trend Micro urged Intern...
In the Media by AFP

DBS buys Societe Generale's Asian private banking business

Singapore - Singapore's DBS Bank said Monday it had agreed to buy the Asian private banking business of French lender Societe Generale as well as parts of its trust business in a deal worth $220 million.DBS said in a statement the deal "will accelerate DBS's ambit...
In the Media by AFP

Singapore to regulate Bitcoin exchanges, vendors

Singapore - Singapore's central bank said Thursday it will regulate "intermediaries" for the Bitcoin virtual currency to prevent them from being used for money laundering and terrorist financing.Intermediaries such as Bitcoin exchanges and operators of vending mac...
In the Media by AFP

Q&A: What happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370?

Singapore - Nearly three days after it disappeared while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, mystery still shrouds the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and the 239 people on board.No debris from the Boeing 777-200ER has been recovered despite an internati...
In the Media by Martin Abbugao (AFP)

Police probe apparent suicide of Bitcoin CEO Radtke

Singapore - The Singapore Police Force continue to investigate the sudden death of virtual currency and Bitcoin world rising star Autumn Radtke who was found dead in her Singapore apartment.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

Singapore police probes 'unnatural death' of American Bitcoin CEO

Singapore - Singapore's police said Thursday they were investigating the "unnatural death" of a young American woman who headed a company dealing in the Bitcoin virtual currency.Autumn Radtke, chief executive of Singapore-based Bitcoin exchange company First Meta,...
In the Media by AFP

Singapore named world's costliest city

Singapore - The soaring cost of cars and utilities as well as a strong currency have made Singapore the world's most expensive city, toppling Tokyo from the top spot, according to a survey Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Wifi in the sky looks set for takeoff

Singapore - Wifi in aircraft, hobbled in the past by slow speeds, could soon take off as new technology enables passengers to surf the web as if they were in a coffee shop, Internet executives say.More airlines are rolling out new and improved services thanks to s...
In the Media by Stefanus Ian (AFP) - 3 comments

Ministers cite progress at Pacific free trade talks - but no deal

Singapore - Asia-Pacific trade ministers negotiating a huge US-led Pacific free trade area said Tuesday they were making headway but differences remain over market access.In a joint statement at the end of a four-day meeting in Singapore, the 12 prospective member...
In the Media by Bhavan Jaipragas (AFP)

US-led Pacific trade pact under discussion in Singapore

Singapore - Asia Pacific trade ministers began a fresh round of talks in Singapore on Saturday for a huge US-led Pacific free trade area, hoping to conclude a deal this year after missing a deadline in 2013.The four-day meeting of ministers from 12 countries cover...
In the Media by AFP
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