Singapore Morning News For December 22

Singapore Morning News For December 22
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Singapore morning newsSingapore officials rehearse for ‘inevitable’ terror attack
Singapore has been a safe harbor – to date – in the volatile Southeast Asian region, which has been plagued by intermittent terrorist attacks. But Lion City has been on high alert and a growing number of its citizens fear that the wealthy city-state may soon be targeted by extremists.
Asia Times 

Singapore rolls out 5-year sterilisation programme to manage stray dog population
To better manage the stray dog population in Singapore, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) will be rolling out a five-year programme aimed at sterilising 70% of such dogs here.
The Star Online 

Things to Keep Kids Amused During The Singapore School Holidays (HD video)
For parents at a loss as to how to keep their children entertained, amused, and mentally stimulated during the Singapore school holidays Channel NewsAsia has produced a video and list of some of the most popular things parents can do with their children during the year-end school break.
AEC News Today 

Competition watchdog seeks public feedback on proposed ComfortDelGro-Uber deal
The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) is asking for public feedback on a proposed collaboration between ComfortDelGro and Uber, which will among other things, see the integration of both companies’ mobile apps.
Channel NewsAsia 

Scammers are now also impersonating LTA and ICA officials to con Singaporeans
Following the recent spate of reports that members of the public have fallen prey to scammers impersonating police officers, new reports have emerged showing that scammers are now also impersonating Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Immigration Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officials to con unsuspecting individuals.
The Independent Singapore 

Competition commission wants 13 chicken distributors to give defence
The distributors, which supply more than 90 per cent of fresh chicken products here, could face fines if found to have infringed anti-competition rules.
The New Paper 

Seven nabbed in Singapore over Johor fuel station murder
Seven more people have been arrested over the murder of a moneylender at a petrol station here on Sunday, including two men thought to be directly linked to the incident.
The Malay Mail Online

Dealmaking in Singapore reaches highest level since 2014: Reuters
DEALMAKING in Singapore has increased by 4 per cent in 2017 year-to-date, the highest since 2014, with real estate taking the lead in deal values as Nesta Investment Holdings Ltd’s proposed acquisition of Global Logistic Properties (GLP) gave the sector a boost.
The Business Times 

Singapore firms fare better than global peers in sustainability reporting
SUSTAINABILITY reporting among Singapore-listed companies has begun, but more needs to be done in terms of recognising climate change as a financial risk, says a KPMG survey on corporate responsibility (CR) reporting.
The Business Times 

Singapore cryptocurrency cafe launches as regulators sound warnings
Just a street away from Singapore’s central bank, a cryptocurrency firm has set up what it claims is the first cafe in the city-state to be owned and operated by a business promoting its own digital coin.
Asia One 

Singapore consumer confidence climbs five points in Q3
Over half are spending on holidays and vacations, whilst placing emphasis on savings.
Singapore Business Review 

Modest employment growth in 2017, trend set to continue into 2018
More than 11,000 workers were retrenched in the first nine months of 2017, but the labour market did recover slightly in the second half of the year. Experts weigh in on why employment growth remains modest.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

Public consultation launched on proposed amendments to Competition Act
The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) is seeking public feedback on proposed changes to the Competition Act to level the playing field among businesses as well as to promote innovation and productivity.
Today Online 

US Senate Republicans approve Trump’s corporate tax cut; will Singapore follow suit?
US Senate Republicans approved President Donald Trump’s corporate tax cut from 35 per cent to 21 per cent. This tax cut is widely considered the largest legislative victory in US politics this year, with CNN describing the move as “the most sweeping overhaul of the US tax system in more than 30 years.”
The Independent Singapore 

Singaporean man used Facebook to lure young boys to perform sexual acts on them
With “ItsmeDeedeeYourfrenlyfren” as his Facebook moniker, a Land Transport Authority security auditor preyed on young boys.
The Star Online

New interactive light attraction unveiled at Marina Bay Sands
Visitors to Marina Bay Sands (MBS) will be able to interact with a light display with their footsteps or a tap on their mobile phones with the launch of a new permanent attraction on Friday (Dec 22).
Channel NewsAsia 

Ezbuy defends business practice against Alibaba’s ‘derogatory’ accusation
E-shopping service provider Ezbuy on Thursday (Dec 21) put up a staunch defence of its business practice, and accused Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba of making a “derogatory” remark against it.
Today Online 

Hourly fireworks, more activities at Marina Bay Countdown 2018
Fireworks on the hour and a wider range of activities spread over four areas are some of the highlights revellers can look forward to as they usher in the new year at the upcoming Marina Bay Countdown 2018.
Channel NewsAsia 


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