Singapore Morning News For June 7

Singapore Morning News For June 7

Singapore morning news

Every Singaporean plays role in fighting corruption: PM Lee
Every Singaporean has a role to play in fighting corruption, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday (Jun 6), during the opening of the Corruption Reporting and Heritage Centre (CRHC) which allows members of the public to walk in and report suspected corrupt practices in person.
Channel NewsAsia 

Singapore business confidence for Q3 up, but shaky
BUSINESS confidence in Singapore improved for a second straight quarter, but sentiment is still shaky among certain sectors, a private-sector survey has found.
The Business Times 

Singapore to boost status as a food and nutrition powerhouse
Increasing high-tech jobs, boosting exports and helping home-grown brands soar are among the priorities for Singapore as it seeks to cement its status as South East Asia’s premier food industry hub.
FoodNavigator-Asia (VDO)

One in 5 employees fear losing their job to automation
Recruitment firm Randstad’s Employer Brand Research found that nearly one in five (17.3%) employees in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia fear that automation will take their jobs away.
Singapore Business Review 

Indonesians among top-three buyers of Singapore property
Indonesian buyers are said to be among the top-three foreign purchasers of property in Singapore.
The Jakarta Post 

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Singapore employees not getting the IT support they want
Employees in Singapore feel they are not getting sufficient support in the office to collaborate effectively, even as 39 percent spend on average eight working days a month away from their desk

Deaths at construction sites fall in Q1, but ‘more can be done’
Although the construction sector saw one workplace death in the first quarter of this year, down from an average of six per quarter last year, more could be done to lower numbers further, Minister of State (Manpower) Sam Tan said.
Today Online

Payroll Processing and Compliance in Singapore
The latest issue of ASEAN Briefing Magazine, titled “Payroll Processing and Compliance in Singapore“, is out now and available to subscribers as a complimentary download in the Asia Briefing Publication Store.
Asean Briefing 

Singapore stocks fine tuning for a rally!
With the FTSE Straits Times index gaining 12% this year, sending Singapore’s stocks to their highest level in two years, there are optimism things might move in the right direction for the local bourse.
The Independent 

Consider Singapore market for PHL business
SINGAPORE remains a strong economic ally for the Philippines. The country is its third source of investment in the world, with a contribution of $156.2 million in the $7.933-billion net foreign direct investments of the Philippines in 2016.
Business Mirror 

Protect Singapore’s legacy of corruption-free system: PM Lee
SINGAPORE has, over the years, developed a system and culture that “eschews corruption”, and the country’s progress depends on its ability to stay clean and corruption-free, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday.
The Business Times

Why should Singapore focus on cybersecurity education?
Cybersecurity is finally getting the attention it deserves, as cyberattacks increase in number, get more complex, and do more damage than before.
MIS Asia 

Grab zeroes in on street hails
Five years after launching with just a taxi booking service, Grab has become the largest ride-hailing platform in South-east Asia.
The New Paper 

Four Singapore companies with bond deadlines to watch
Singapore’s bond market has seen unprecedented defaults, and a slump in oil prices along with a weak property market are threatening to increase nonpayments this year.
The Business Times

Business confidence improves in Q2
Business sentiments in Singapore have recovered in the second quarter of this year following a pessimistic outlook in the preceding quarter.
Singapore Business Review 

Ethiopian launches direct services to Singapore
Ethiopian Airlines has marked the commencement of five weekly direct and non-stop services to Singapore at a reception ceremony held at Addis Ababa Bole Airport.
Ghana News Agency 

Singapore must pull out all the stops to up productivity
The 2017 IMD World Competitiveness ranking, in which Singapore overtook the United States, is worth celebrating, except that our productivity gains have not matched wage growth (Singapore ranked most ‘digitally competitive’ in the world; May 31).
Today Online 

Security at Boat Quay, other public areas could be beefed up
Amid the spate of overseas terrorist attacks involving vehicles driven into crowds, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been engaging bollard suppliers and other industry players on the possibility of beefing up the security infrastructure of public spaces where crowds gather, TODAY understands.
Today Online 

Study examines atropine eye drops as preventive treatment for myopia in children
The Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) is leading a study on atropine eye drops as a possible preventive treatment for the onset of myopia in children at risk, the centre announced at a press conference on Tuesday (Jun 6).
Channel NewsAsia 

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Complaints over Pink Dot campaign poster at Singapore mall
Pink Dot, an annual event in support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community in Singapore which started in 2009, has seen its movement grow over the years.
Asia One 

Half of Singapore charities weak in risk management: Report
About one in two, or 50.9 per cent, of the charities and institutions of a public character (IPCs) here do not have a defined policy or way to manage risk, or are unsure if such a policy exists.
Today Online 


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