Singapore records surprise growth

The Scarabeo 9 oil rig was completed at the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore in 2010. The weak oil price is hurting current orders. Source:...

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...

Johor makes water pledge despite drought

Water pipes are visible on the Singapore-Johor Causeway. Source: Wikimedia The minister in charge of public works for Johor State in Malaysia has assured Singapore...

Johor makes water pledge despite drought

Water pipes are visible on the Singapore-Johor Causeway. Source: Wikimedia The minister in charge of public works for Johor State in Malaysia has assured Singapore...

Indonesia moves to improve maid treatment

Singapore’s busy population often struggles to raise children without help. Source: YouTube Jakarta says it will stop sending new live-in maids overseas from next year as it...

Singapore and Indonesia haze row deepens

Haze on Orchard Road, Singapore, in September 2015. Source: Wikimedia   Indonesia has dismissed Singaporean allegations that the tiny republic did not receive an official complaint...

Singapore IPO priced at top of range

The head office of Manulife in Toronto. Source: Wikimedia The Manulife US real estate investment trust has priced its Singapore initial public offer (IPO) at...

HSBC completes Singapore transfer

Singapore's economy is trying to adapt to a less benign international climate. Source: Pixabay HSBC has completed the transfer of its retail banking and wealth management...

S’pore manufacturing drop slows

The green shoots of recovery are not inspiring much confidence in Singapore. Source: Pixabay Singapore’s manufacturing sector contracted last month for a 10th-straight month, although...

Singapore threatened by water shortages

Bedok reservoir in Singapore. Source: Wikimedia Johor's Linggiu reservoir, which provides Singaporeans with half of their water supply, has fallen to a historic low and...

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