Singapore Morning News For September 18

Singapore Morning News For September 18
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Singapore’s exports jump 17% in fourth straight month of growth
Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in Singapore jumped by 17 per cent year-on-year in August, the fourth consecutive month of growth, according to statistics released by trade agency International Enterprise (IE) Singapore on Monday (Sep 18).
Channel NewsAsia 

Importers should inform second-hand car owners of recalls: LTA
According to the authority, it’s the importer, not the dealer, who is responsible for notifying second-hand car owners if a vehicle has been recalled.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

Property agents face prospect of tech takeover
FIRST it was sagging sales. But even as the property market now shows tentative signs of bottoming out, the shrinking industry of real estate agents looks set for even more pummelling as property listing firms across the board automate parts of the transaction process.
The Business Times 

Singapore, Malaysia ink deal to boost fintech innovation
Collaboration with Securities Commission Malaysia will help boost financial services.
The Nation 

Orion Health scores five year software deal in Singapore
NZX-listed health software company, Orion Health (NZX: OHE) has scored a five year deal for deployment in Singapore of a healthcare enterprise service bus underpinned by its interoperability product, the Rhapsody Integration Engine.
Computer World

Singapore to host the Formula 1 World Championship until 2021
Singapore GP Pte Ltd and Singapore Tourism Board announced that they will continue to host the FIA Formula 1 World Championshipfor four more years from 2018 to 2021.
Travel Daily News 

Opportunity and challenge before Singapore’s president
Putting controversy over her election behind her, Halimah Yacob has her work cut out, but she can rise to the occasion
The Nation 

Singapore: GIC backs $42m Series B in Federated Wireless
Federated Wireless, a subsidiary of London-listed Allied Minds, has closed a $42 million Series B round backed by Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC. The round was led by Nasdaq-listed corporates Charter Communications and ARRIS International, and NYSE-listed American Tower.

Commentary: Singapore businesses should woo consumers with instant messaging
Today’s online and offline businesses are rapidly realising the importance of being in close contact with their customers and messaging apps are giving them a convenient means to do so.
Channel NewsAsia

More malls turn to experiential retailing
Shopping centres are offering cooking classes and virtual closets to reach out to shoppers and improve their experience. Is it working?
Channel NewsAsia (video)

Bike-sharing firm gears up for next cycle
SIX months into operations, bicycle-sharing company oBike is looking to expand its fleet size and working on a next-generation product in what it believes would be a “game-changer” in the market.
The Business Times 

Oil markets firm on rising refinery demand, falling U.S. rig count
Oil prices dipped early on Monday but remained near multi-month highs reached late last week as the count of U.S. rigs drilling for new production fell and refineries continued to start up after having been knocked out by Hurricane Harvey.
The Fiscal Times 

F1 turning to tech to thrill fans, millennials
FORMULA 1 is planning to leverage more heavily on digital technologies to bring the sport closer to race fans as it strives to attract a broader and younger fan base.
The Business Times 

No time to wait in line? Start-up offers queueing services for S$20 an hour
Singaporeans’ obsession for queueing — be it for a limited edition Hello Kitty plush toy, the latest iPhone or a bowl of Michelin-starred noodles — has seen students or the unemployed offering to stand in line for a quick buck.
Today Online 

Hundreds protest against reserved Presidential Election
A silent protest against the reserved Presidential Election (PE) drew hundreds to Hong Lim Park on Saturday (Sept 16).
Today Online 

Local firm develops meat alternative from plants
With a protein-rich offering derived from plants, but which tastes like chicken, a local start-up has set its sights on pleasing meat eaters while incurring a smaller environmental footprint.
Today Online 

Uber sees spike in drivers who are hearing-impaired, partners SADeaf in education outreach
The driver was hard of hearing, and the passenger was blind. Last month, the unlikely duo found themselves together on an Uber ride from Holland Village to Geylang, and technology proved itself to be an enabler in the chance encounter.
Today Online 

Extraordinary People: Prison, a lifetime of struggles and one man’s journey to redemption
The 3-room flat is clean and airy. But the first things you notice as you enter are the rows of full red plastic bags taking up most of the living room area.
Channel NewsAsia 

Uber appointed ambassador for Singapore Association for the Deaf
Today marks the first day of the International Week of the Deaf, and Uber’s first day as a newly-appointed Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) ambassador.
The New Paper 


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