Singapore Morning News For September 19

Singapore Morning News For September 19
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Singtel debuts unlimited mobile data plan
Singtel has launched what it says are Singapore’s first mobile plans with unlimited data, talktime and SMS, following a nationwide network upgrade to 500Mbps on compatible handsets.
Telecom Asia 

Singapore, Japan ink accord to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation
Singapore and Japan signed a pact on Monday to boost cybersecurity cooperation between the two countries.
Japan Times

Visit to China by Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong is a sign relations are back on track
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will begin a three-day visit to China on Tuesday in a sign that relations between the nations could be getting back to normal after an uncertain few months.
South China Morning Post 

Singapore’s Cybersecurity Bill delayed to 2018
The Cybersecurity Bill, which was expected to have been tabled this year, will instead be introduced in Parliament in 2018, according to Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim on Monday (Sep 18).
Channel NewsAsia 

MOE bans schools from using foldable goalposts for football games
The Ministry of Education (MOE) has issued enhanced safety guidelines to all schools on the use of football goalposts, banning foldable ones, and it is getting them to implement these by the end of the year.
Today Online 

Exclusive: HR-tech startup WellteQ raises seed funding, to explore early listing
Singapore-based WellteQ, a digital wellness solution for employee health engagement and HR analytics, has closed a seed investment of A$1.2 million ($960,198) from investors that include Peak Asset Management.

Singapore-based start-up Silot jumps on cashless payments bandwagon
Financial technology start-up Silot offers a cloud computing-based system to help financial institutions accept different modes of e-payment.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

Taking stock three years after oil rout
THREE years after plunging from highs of over-US$100-a-barrel, oil prices are expected to languish around US$50 for at least a year more.
The Business Times 

Creative centre for smells and tastes opens in Science Park
THE world’s largest privately-owned fragrance and flavour company, Firmenich, has planted its flag firmly in Singapore with the opening of its Global Perfumery Creative Centre.
The Business Times 

Singapore property analysts turn bullish, predict 10% price gain
After years of declining home prices in Singapore, analysts are expecting a turnaround as early as this year even as most of the government’s property cooling measures remain in place.
Today Online 

Singapore is a global start-up hub — but it lacks one important ingredient
Singapore is one of the world’s leading centers for global technological innovation, but its entrepreneurs need to think bigger, warned an important local player.

Singapore earmarks S$1.5m to build cybersecurity capability
FOR the next three years, Singapore will set aside S$1.5 million of the S$10 million Asean Cyber Capacity Building Programme (ACCP) to build technical capability among incident responders and operators in the region.
The Business Times 

Let private sector lead way in offering innovative transport services: Finnish minister
The Finnish capital of Helsinki was once a leader of public-sector innovation in transport, rolling out a service called Kutsuplus in 2013 – which allowed users to book minibus rides via their smartphones.
Channel NewsAsia 

One Belt, One Road can bring China closer to global community: PM Lee
Singapore views China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative positively and sees many opportunities for the two nations to collaborate on the massive project, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in an interview with Xinhuanet ahead of an official visit to China.
Channel NewsAsia 

PropertyGuru in legal tussle with over copyright infringement
Property portal PropertyGuru has taken to court over copyright infringement, accusing the latter of reproducing content from its website without permission.
Channel NewsAsia 

Finnish transportation app Whim to be launched in Singapore by 2018
Singapore will be the first country in Asia to try out Finnish transportation app Whim – a service that shows users the best way to get from one point to another using public transport.
Channel NewsAsia

A President next door, but neighbours say it’s no fuss at all
Since their neighbour Madam Halimah Yacob became President last week, residents at a Yishun Avenue 4 public housing block have noticed more policemen on patrol, including at the void deck and lift lobby on the floor where Mdm Halimah stays.
Today Online 

Third G2G project in Chongqing could ‘pave the way for western China’s development’
Singapore hopes that the third and latest Government-to-Government (G2G) project between the Republic and China in Chongqing will provide a “demonstrative effect” on the opening-up of western China, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said.
Today Online 

More switching jobs to become nurses
Even though he had an engineering diploma, Mr Kelvin Pang was aware that the technical skills he learnt would eventually be rendered useless with time.
The New Paper


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