NBC to sue over digital currency

Cambodia’s central bank has threatened legal action after a Japanese tech firm announced it had the organisation’s backing to set up a cryptocurrency in...

S’pore grows with global demand 

Singaporean manufacturers have benefited from the strengthening global economy, which is increasing demand for exports. Factory output expanded 5.3 per cent year on year in...

Amazon launch underwelms users

Online retailer Amazon has launched its Prime service in Singapore, ending four years of free deliveries. Singaporean customers previously benefited from free international shipping if...

Media giants target S’pore piracy

Singapore is being called a haven for pirate streaming by big players like Walt Disney, HBO, the National Basketball Association and English Premiership football. Singaporean...

Driverless buses get 2022 target

Driverless buses are due to be used in “quiet” Singaporean streets from 2022, the Lion City’s transport minister has announced. The government also unveiled plans...

Vietnam urged to embrace mobile payments 

The boss of Chinese online giant Alibaba says he fears Vietnamese consumer suspicion could hamper mobile-payment development in the communist state. Group chairman Jack Ma...

FB tweak mutes Cambodia opposition 

A tweak this month in the way Facebook organised its newsfeed in Cambodia has been accused of playing into the increasingly dictatorial government’s hands.  Instead...

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...

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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