Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% .
Latest news and discussion about the island nation in Southeast Asia.
  • Reuters

    SE Asia Stocks-Most fall; Singapore rises on "window dressing"

    * Trade war concerns hurt most SE Asian stocks * Weak peso hurts Philippine stocks * Thai production data misses, stocks retreat By Devika Syamnath Sept 25 (Reuters) - Philippine stocks fell on Tuesday ...

  • Singapore Investors Are Picking REITs Over Developers
    Bloomberg

    Singapore Investors Are Picking REITs Over Developers

    For much of 2017 and the first half of this year, Singapore developer stocks had a great run. The FTSE Straits Times REIT Index is outperforming a benchmark that tracks developers. Property stocks, which had their best annual gain in five years in 2017, have declined 5.4 percent since July 5, while REITs are up 1 percent over the same period.

  • Medix Medical Monitor Survey Uncovers Singapore's Health Concerns and Perceptions
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    Medix Medical Monitor Survey Uncovers Singapore's Health Concerns and Perceptions

    Survey shows high fear of cancer, heart attacks and diabetes, with many Singaporeans pessimistic about their health status and unsure of the best place to turn for advice. Demand for personal medical case management, new cancer treatment technologies and personalised diagnosis is high across every demographic. Majority of Singaporeans are worried about their health, with only 42% stating they consider themselves quite or very healthy.

  • ‘The Daily Show’s’ Ronny Chieng on How Singapore Banned ‘South Park,’ Making Him Love It More — Turn It On Podcast
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    ‘The Daily Show’s’ Ronny Chieng on How Singapore Banned ‘South Park,’ Making Him Love It More — Turn It On Podcast

    The comedian discusses his Australian sitcom "Ronny Chieng: International Student" (now available on Comedy Central's app), playing a jerk in "Crazy Rich Asians," and his favorite "South Park" episode.

  • Pet Of The Week: Butler County Humane Society (Sept. 24)
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    Pet Of The Week: Butler County Humane Society (Sept. 24)

    Pet Of The Week: Butler County Humane Society (Sept. 24) Representatives from the Butler County Humane Society stop by to talk about our adoptable pet of the week, Yoda!

  • Singapore SMART Investment and International Property Expo 2018 Successfully Hosted
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    Singapore SMART Investment and International Property Expo 2018 Successfully Hosted

    Lucrative real estate investment proposals from across the globe Abundant property information and professional advices for oversea property investors SINGAPORE and HONG KONG , Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ ...

  • Reuters

    SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia falls over 1 pct, Singapore erases early gains

    * Bank Indonesia seen raising rate on Thursday * Thailand snaps 4 straight sessions of gains By Devika Syamnath Sept 24 (Reuters) - Indonesian shares fell over 1 percent on Monday amid ongoing presidential ...

  • Singapore Watchdog Fines Uber, Grab $9.5 Million Over Merger
    Bloomberg

    Singapore Watchdog Fines Uber, Grab $9.5 Million Over Merger

    Singapore regulators fined Uber Technologies Inc. and Grab S$13 million ($9.5 million) for antitrust violations after the Asian ride-hailing giant acquired its U.S. rival’s regional operations. Effective fares in the city state rose between 10 percent and 15 percent after the “anti-competitive merger,” the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore said in a statement. While the watchdog didn’t nullify the deal, it ordered Grab to unwind exclusive arrangements with taxi operators, car rental partners and drivers because they prevented the expansion of potential rivals.

  • Singapore competition watchdog fines Grab, Uber $9.5 million over merger
    Reuters

    Singapore competition watchdog fines Grab, Uber $9.5 million over merger

    Singapore's anti-trust watchdog fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber a combined S$13 million ($9.5 million) over their merger deal, and ordered Uber to sell vehicles from its local leasing business to any rival that makes a reasonable offer. U.S.-based Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] sold its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab in March in exchange for a 27.5 percent stake in the Singapore-based firm. The deal invited regulatory scrutiny in the region, with the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) - in a rare move - launching an investigation just days after the deal was announced. The CCCS on Monday said it had finalised several measures to lessen the impact of the transaction on drivers and riders, and open up the market for new players.

  • Singapore fines Grab and Uber, imposes measures to open up market
    Reuters

    Singapore fines Grab and Uber, imposes measures to open up market

    Singapore slapped ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber with fines and finalized restrictions to open up the market to competitors after concluding that their merger in March has driven up prices. Uber Technologies Inc sold its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab in March in exchange for a 27.5 percent stake in the Singapore-based firm. While the combined S$13 million ($9.5 million) fine was small compared with the firms' multi-billion dollar valuations, that and the other measures imposed by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore on Monday represent the strongest censure by a regulator since the deal was unveiled.

  • PR Newswire

    National Library Board of Singapore Receives Digital Innovation Award

    CLEVELAND and SINGAPORE, Sept. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Rakuten OverDrive, the world's leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, presented the 2018 Digital Innovation Award to the National Library Board Singapore (NLB) at a ceremony in Singapore last month. This award was presented to recognize the numerous innovative features and services NLB has developed and adapted to serve their nation's readers.

  • Reuters

    Singapore's Keppel reviewing stake in teleco M1 Ltd

    Conglomerate Keppel Corporation Ltd said on Monday that along with media group Singapore Press it was considering a transaction related to its holdings in communication provider M1 Ltd. Keppel also said in an announcement that it was considering a transaction regarding its stake in Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation. M1's largest shareholders, which also include Malaysia's Axiata Group, had considered but eventually called off a strategic review of their holdings in the telecommunication provider last year, saying parties interested in buying those stakes did not meet certain criteria.