Singapore signs Belt and Road deal

Singapore has signed an agreement with China to strengthen cooperation on its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, aiming to expand the city-state's involvement.  The two...

KL makes UN bid for tiny island 

The UN's highest court says it will hold hearings in June into Malaysia's request to overturn a ruling in an ongoing dispute with Singapore...

Singapore faces plastic crisis

Singaporeans use on average 1.6 plastic bags a day and their production uses enough petrol in a year to drive 8,555 cars around the...

Uber exits Asean with sale to rival 

Ride-hailing service Grab has acquired Uber’s Asean operations, confirming reports of the merger, saying it would integrate Uber’s ride-sharing and food delivery operation. "This deal...

Singapore hopes to harness sun

Singapore’s Powering the Future study is examining how to boost solar energy production from the current 2 per cent of power that currently comes...

Facebook admits ‘mistakes’ in S’pore

Facebook’s regional representative has told Singaporean MPs that the social-media giant “got it wrong” and it had a “moral obligation” to inform its users...

Cars drive up S’pore cost of living 

The inflated cost of car ownership in Singapore means the city-state has been labelled the world's most expensive place to live, for a fifth...

Singapore tops smart city study

Singapore has topped a global ranking of smart cities for last year which assessed 20 urban areas in integration of Internet of Things (IoT)...

Singapore promised inclusive growth 

The planned increase in Singapore’s goods and services tax (GST) is aimed at ensuring ongoing competitive, while providing sustainable and inclusive growth, according to...

Singapore tax targets main polluters 

Singapore says it is imposing a carbon tax from next year to cut its greenhouse-gas emissions and give its firms a competitive advantage as...

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Army tackles Java plastic crisis 

The Indonesian military has been deployed to unblock rivers and canals clogged with bottles, bags and other plastic packaging. Indonesia is estimated to be the...

Manila denies foreign crackdown

A Philippine presidential spokesman has denied that there is a crackdown on foreigners, saying that the ban on their political participation is in the...

Tankers collide off Singapore 

Two oil tankers collided about 1 nautical mile south of Tuas Extension off the coast of Singapore yesterday (Tuesday), causing a liquefied butane gas...