DBS boosts S’pore stocks

Multiyear highs and big one-day gains for Singapore’s banking stocks have set the city-state’s equities benchmark up today (Tuesday) for its highest level since...

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 promised infrastructure boom 

Major Singaporean infrastructure projects over the next decade will put the national economy on a stronger footing, according to Lawrence Wong, minister for national...

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...

Singapore holds terror drills

The Singaporean authorities are bracing for terror attacks. Source: Wikimedia Singapore’s security cannot be outsourced to auxiliary police officers, the minister of home affairs Desmond...

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...

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...

10th son represents Brunei at Commonwealth Summit

Oil-rich Brunei. Source: Wikimedia The 10th child of the Sultan of Brunei has been sent to Malta to represent the affluent monarchy at the Commonwealth...

MAS shuts Swiss bank

Another kind of storm blowing around the BSI buildings in Lugano. Source: Wikimedia Singapore’s financial regulators are closing Swiss private bank BSI SA’s branch as criminal proceedings...

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...

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