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...

Mahathir opens S’pore water dispute 

The price Singapore pays for water is "ridiculous" and Malaysia will try to renegotiate the 100-year supply deal, according to the new reforming prime...

S’pore property ‘recovery’ begins 

Cooling measures, the global slowdown and a surplus of newly built apartments have kept down Singaporean property prices for the past four years but...

Singapore hit by export fall

Singapore remains a regional economic titan. Source: Wikimedia Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in Singapore dipped 3.3 per cent in November, after recording flat growth in...

Teo hopes to deepen Indonesia ties 

Singapore is committed to long-term ties with Indonesia and is working to ensure that the agenda for the Leaders' Retreat on September 7 will...

Lee moves to end feud  

Singapore’s most famous family’s Facebook feud is showing no sign of ending. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and two younger brother and sister are battling...

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 mental health woes on rise: study

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is the third most common mental health conditions in Singapore, following depression and alcoholism, according to a study of 6,126 Singaporeans...

Singapore Airshow sales fall from 2014

Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner. Source: Wikimedia Airbus and Boeing announced that only modest aircraft deals were secured at the Singapore Airshow 2016, suggesting demand has fallen...

Singapore fines Grab, Uber for merger

Singapore's decision to fine ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber will not have a significant impact on either business and only highlights governmental inability to...

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