S’pore taxes to rise: Lee

Singaporeans face rising taxes as government spending on infrastructure and social services increases, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (pictured) has warned. “ Heng Swee Keat...

S’pore unveils insurance strategy 

Singapore has promised to pay the upfront costs of new issues in the catastrophe bond market.  The move will provide financing quickly in the aftermath...

S’pore to freeze car numbers 

Singapore, one of the most expensive places in the world to buy a car, has announced it will enforce a growth cap on the...

S’pore unveils wind turbine project 

Singapore's first long-span wind turbine has been installed at Semakau landfill, rising to the equivalent of a 14-storey building with three 10.5-metre rotor blades. The...

S’pore death row under fire 

Singapore’s continued reliance on mandatory death sentences has filled death row with minor drug offenders, argues Amnesty International. The report, “Cooperate or Die” said death...

Indonesia probes Guernsey assets

Indonesia says it is investigating reports that US$1.4 billion held by Standard Chartered in Guernsey, mainly on behalf of Indonesian clients, was transferred to...

S’pore tops cyber attack list

Singapore is now launching the world’s most cyber attacks, according to Israel’s data security company Check Point Software. The firm says its software tracks around...

Lee works on Beijing ties 

Singapore and China are hoping to put recent disagreements behind them over Taiwan and South China Sea as the Lion City's Prime Minister Lee...

Singapore crowns president without vote 

Singapore is set to have its first female president this week, with only one candidate qualifying for an election limited to the Malay ethnic...

Axa customers exposed in hack

The personal data of 5,400 AXA Insurance customers in Singapore has been leaked in a cyber attack, customers have been warned. AXA data protection chief...

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