Singapore Morning News For May 10

Singapore Morning News For May 10

Singapore morning news

Singapore Intensifies War on Diabetes With Government-Industry Partnership Scheme
Singapore’s Minister of State for Health, Chee Hong Tat, has announced a Government-Industry Partnership scheme as part of a multi-pronged ‘war on diabetes’. The strategy follows hot on the heals of him announcing in the Singapore Parliament mid last month that he was “declaring a war on diabetes”.
— AEC News Today

UOB injects $15m funds for solar projects in Singapore
Singapore banking giant United Overseas Bank (UOB) lent $15m to Sunseap Group for a series of solar projects in Singapore.
— Singapore Business Review

Greener pastures abroad, wealth fees drive profits for Singapore banks
SINGAPORE banks are chalking up growth from beyond their home turf, where growth is slowing and banks have been working through exposure to the embattled oil-and-gas segment.
— The Business Times

10 MW solar power plant to be built in Cambodia
Singaporean solar firm Sunseap is building a 10 megawatt MW solar power plant in Cambodia which will provide a quarter of the energy needs of the city of Bavet.
— Climate Action

OCBC beats expectations with 14% rise in Q1 profit to S$973m
OCBC Bank posted a 14 per cent year-on-year jump in first-quarter net profit due to more fee income and higher profits from its Indonesian businesses.
— The Business Times

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Singapore: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise launches incubator programme
Multinational IT enterprise corporation Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has launched a three-year incubator programme in Singapore – InnovateNext – that will be organised and conducted in partnership with local companies to create and commercialise new technologies.
— Deal Street Asia

Govt to tender out new farm land with 20-year lease
THE Singapore government will tender out new plots of farmland with longer leases of 20 years, instead of the 10 years announced previously, for productive and high-tech farming.
— The Business Times

Online tool aims to help overweight and diabetic Singaporeans
Eating clean is a daily affair for dietitian Lim Su Lin. But even the 47-year-old, who heads the dietetics department at National University Hospital (NUH), will occasionally forgo a wholesome meal for durian. The king of fruit has a relatively high calorie, sugar and carbohydrate content.
— Today Online

Extra jail time not automatically given if caning sentences cannot be carried out
If a male offender aged 50 years old and below was suddenly deemed unfit for caning after being sentenced to such a punishment, should he automatically be given an additional jail term?
— Today Online

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Bets That Singapore Will Be a ‘Miniature Silicon Valley’
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is betting that Singapore will one day be home to a new wave of technology giants.
— Fortune

RHB Bank gives Singapore football S$1.5m boost
It has been a turbulent few weeks for local football, with the sport reeling from revelations of amateur club Tiong Bahru Football Club’s (TBFC) S$500,000 donation to the Asean Football Federation, and a subsequent police raid on the Football Association of Singapore’s (FAS) headquarters, and the clubhouses of TBFC, Hougang United and Woodlands Wellington.
— Today Online

How robots help Singapore’s drug crime investigators
“They thought I was crazy,” says Richard Soh, Head of Investigation Support at Singapore’s Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).
— Gov Insider

ISEC Healthcare Ltd’s Latest Earnings: What Investors Should Know
Yesterday, ISEC Healthcare Ltd (SGX: 40T) reported its 2017 first quarter earnings. The reporting period was for 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2017.
— The Motley Fool

Singapore elevates status as SEA visual arts hub
SINGAPORE’S art market has come a long way in the past 10 to 15 years – with more exhibitions, art fairs and art spaces popping up, providing no shortage of opportunities for more people here to experience art.
— The Business Times


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Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

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