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...

Singapore property hit by tax hike

Singapore property stocks declined after the budget raised taxes on home purchases of more than S$1 million (US$761,600), just as the housing market was...

S’pore dominates Asian fintech 

Singapore banked a record high of US$229 million in fintech or financial-technology funding last year, fuelled by two major deals in the fourth quarter...

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1MDB charges expected in months: PM

Malaysia is hoping to make its first arrest linked to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) sovereign wealth fund within months and is looking to...

500 car chargers planned for Singapore 

Singaporean energy provider SP Group has announced plans to open 500 electric vehicle (EV) charging points by 2020, filling a “critical gap in scaling...

Thai king takes control of vast fund 

The Thai government agency that managed the vast wealth of the royal family for the past 80 years has formally handed control of its...