Singapore calls on Jakarta to tackle haze

20 June, 2013
By Feng Zengkun | Source: ANN

Singapore has called on Indonesia to name those companies which are causing the haze in the region and take action against them for illegal burning. It noted that primary responsibility for dealing with these

Singapore will maintain light touch on Internet, says minister

6 June, 2013
By Tessa Wong and Leonard Lim | Source: The Straits Times

Singapore government’s approach to regulating the Internet with a “light touch” remains despite a new move to license online news sites, Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim said yesterday. But the light touch

Another rail crack causes delays on Singapore’s North-South Line

31 May, 2013
By Christopher Tan | Source: News Straits Times

South-bound Mass Rapid Transit rail services in Singapore were delayed during the morning peak period yesterday by a rail crack – the third such damage in five weeks. SMRT said the crack was discovered

Singapore to Regulate Yahoo, Other Online News Sites

29 May, 2013
By Kevin Lim | Source: reuters

Websites that regularly report on Singapore including Yahoo News will have to get a license from June 1, putting them on par with newspapers and television news outlets, in a move seen by some

Singapore’s Changi Airport Seeks Growth With Gold, Tuna

20 May, 2013
By Kyunghee Park | Source: Bloomberg

Changi Airport, Southeast Asia’s largest freight airfield, plans to attract more gold bars, tuna and vaccines to Singapore as it seeks to increase handling of high-value cargo to make up for slowing trade. The

Singapore Fights International Tax Evasion

15 May, 2013
By Reuters | Source: Rachel Armstrong and Kevin Lim

Singapore, the world’s fourth-biggest offshore financial centre, said on Tuesday it will adopt new measures to make it easier to share information on potential tax evaders with other countries, including the United States. The

Singapore Luxury Home Prices Fall

14 May, 2013
By Kelvin Wong | Source: Bloomberg

Hong Kong and Singapore are the two major Asian cities that recorded declines in luxury home prices in the first quarter on government measures to prevent housing bubbles, according to Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

CPF Retirement Minimum Sums Increased

9 May, 2013
| Source: AsiaOne

Account holders who turn 55 between July 1 and June 30 next year will need to set aside a minimum sum of $148,000 in their CPF retirement account. This is up from the $139,000

Report Shows Improving Consumer Sentiment

2 May, 2013
By Jasmine Ng | Source: The Business Times Singapore

SINGAPOREANS are feeling more inclined to reach for their wallets as better job prospects and personal finances stoke confidence, according to a Nielsen global consumer confidence survey. Consumer confidence here indexed at 96 in

Private Housing Price Hike Contained yet Faster than Expected

26 April, 2013
By Chun Han Wong | Source: Fox Business

Prices of private homes in Singapore rose slightly faster than initially estimated in the first quarter compared with the previous three months, government data showed Friday, but price growth remained markedly slower than in