Singapore Morning News For February 13

Singapore Morning News For February 13
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Singapore morning newsEY survey: Singapore, global companies unprepared for GDPR compliance
Intensifying regulatory pressures are top of mind for business leaders, with 70% of Singapore respondents (global 78%) expressing increasing concern about data protection and data privacy compliance.
Enterprise Innovation

Pan Pacific Hotel among 89 brands pledging to remove shark fin soup from menus
Following a long-running campaign by the World Wildlife Fund, nearly 100 Singaporean food brands and eateries have signed a public pledge to take the controversial dish shark fin soup from their menus.
Mumbrella Asia 

Looking ahead to Budget 2018: What it could mean for you
With economic transformation likely to remain in focus for Budget 2018, support for the Singaporean worker to undertake the journey will be high up on the Government’s to-do list.
Channel NewsAsia 

LTA to invest S$25 million to study technologies disrupting land transport
To keep up with disruptive technologies, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will invest S$25 million over the next five years to promote research and collaborate with industry partners in areas like autonomous technology and data analytics.
Today Online 

Singapore Airlines moves in-flight magazine contract from SPH to Ink
The national carrier has awarded the publication rights to Ink, also the publisher of sister airline SilkAir’s magazine Silkwinds, with SPH publishing its last issue in April.
Mumbrella Asia 

Singapore is making a 3-D map of its subterranean spaces
As part of its upcoming revised master plan that guides development, Singapore is expected to unveil a 3-D map of the city’s subterranean spaces and their potential uses next year, according to The Straits Times and others.
Smart Cities Dive

Potential treatment for Zika to go on trial in Singapore
Nevertheless, Associate Professor Teoh Yee Leong, a public health physician and chief executive of SCRI, said: “It is very important for us to have a potential Zika therapeutics in the future to tackle the threat of Zika infection.”
The Straits Times  (paywall)

Singapore’s visitor arrivals increase to record high
Singapore’s visitor arrivals rose 6.2 percent to a record 17.4 million last year as the city-state welcomed more travellers from countries such as China, its top market, and India.
The Daily Star 

Japan presses Singapore on North Korea sanctions
Japan Times said the Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono has urged Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan on Monday to see that sanctions against North Korea are implemented.
The Independent Singapore 

Surbana in tie-up to develop city in Philippines
The 9,450ha New Clark City in the Philippines is envisioned to be a new metropolis that will be bigger than Manhattan when completed in 30 to 40 years’ time, with a population of about two million.
The Straits Times  (paywall)

Airbus Shows Off Its New Automated Delivery Drone Service in Singapore
Airbus is enthusiastically pushing into the drone segment—the company showed off its Alpha One drone taxi earlier this month—and now it has for the first time demonstrated drone-based package deliveries.

Fishing boat seized by Indonesia for smuggling drugs was falsely flying Singapore flag: CNB
A fishing boat intercepted by Indonesian authorities last Wednesday (Feb 7) for attempting to smuggle one tonne of crystal methamphetamine was falsely flying the Singapore flag, said Singapore’s Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).
Channel NewsAsia

Cryptocurrency speculation could ‘destroy’ innovation, Singapore central bank exec says
Speculative cryptocurrency investors are negatively impacting on experimentation with the nascent technology, an executive at Singapore’s central bank said Monday.

Need to maintain trust in Singapore’s system of criminal justice
SINGAPORE’S criminal laws and its administration of criminal justice have been brought into sharp focus these past weeks.
The Business Times 

Singaporean engineering giant to help design New Clark City
The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport and Urban Development (JOIN) have tapped Singapore’s largest engineering firm to help in the development of New Clark City.
Philippine Daily Inquirer 

Singapore-based BOC Aviation wins $90million claim against Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines
In yet another blow to embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, the fugitive businessman has lost a legal battle involving his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines in a London court. The UK High Court has asked his company to pay an estimated $90 million in claim to Singapore-based BOC Aviation and BOC Aviation, Ireland.
Business Today 


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