Singapore Morning News For January 16

Singapore Morning News For January 16
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Singapore morning newsSingapore earmarks $22.6M for tech development in water treatment
Singapore has called on the tech industry to pitch for S$30 million (US$22.68 million) worth of grants aimed at enhancing the country’s water treatment processes and operations.

Singapore seeking to extradite Canadian suspect detained in Britain
Singapore said on Monday it was seeking to extradite a Canadian man suspected of a rare bank robbery in the city-state, after he was detained by authorities in Britain last week.

Keppel bribes belie Singapore’s clean image
One of the largest corruption scandals in the history of Singapore’s corporate sector has come to glaring light, tarnishing the image and credentials of prominent state-backed conglomerate Keppel Corp and raising questions about the city-state’s supposed incorruptibility.
Asia Times 

MAS shuns idea of issuing digital currencies to public
THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is avoiding the issuance of digital currencies to the public at this point, with the managing director of the central bank noting the risks associated with doing so.
The Business Times 

Greater convenience, better care for patients with 340 GP clinics forming 10 networks
A diet of fast food and take-out meals was a key reason housewife Chng Kah Sing, who has diabetes and high blood pressure, struggled to keep her blood sugar levels in check in the past.
Today Online 

ABB to energize Singapore’s autonomous electric bus project
ABB is again underlining its leading role in sustainable global transport solutions with a new project together with Volvo Buses, this time for Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore: ABB will provide its state-of-the-art Heavy Vehicle Chargers (HVC) 300P for the forthcoming project to deliver two autonomous driving electric buses for the island by the beginning of 2019.
Arab News 

Singapore files more charges against Shell oil theft suspects
A Singapore court on Monday filed additional charges against nine men accused in a large-scale oil theft at Shell’s biggest refinery, the latest development in an extensive investigation in the city-state.
Asia One 

S’pore posts stagnant population density
Though the objective measure says one thing, observers said the figures may not translate into people feeling spaces are less crowded – at least not immediately.
The New Paper 

China’s Vivo to enter Singapore smartphone market for first time
Chinese smartphone maker Vivo on Monday (Jan 15) announced that it will enter the Singapore market for the first time later this week, with the introduction of its flagship V7+ and Y65 handsets.
Channel NewsAsia

Singapore Central Bank Head Hopes Crypto Will Recover After Prospective Crash
Ravi Menon, the managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), expects the cryptocurrency market to recover after a prospective crash, as reported by CNBC.

Malaysia-Singapore ties tested by high-speed rail contract
The leaders of Malaysia and Singapore are expected to discuss plans for a high-speed rail project linking their countries during summit talks on Tuesday, as a deadline to award the multi-billion dollar project nears.
The Star Online 

Plan afoot to grant companies amnesty for certain corporate offences
Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) could be offered to corporations as long as they comply with specific requirements, Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam said yesterday during a dialogue with lawyers.
The New Paper 

Singapore recruits swanbots to test water quality
According to Channel News Asia, five fake birds are being set loose on reservoirs serving the city state to monitor water quality as part of the aptly named SWAN project (Smart Water Assessment Network).

StanChart bank robbery suspect detained in UK on Singapore’s request
David James Roach, the man who is suspected of robbing the Standard Chartered Bank branch in Holland Village in July 2016, has been detained by UK authorities after a request from Singapore.
Channel NewsAsia

FairPrice, Grab to launch new subscription service
Consumers who sign up for the new service will enjoy exclusive savings, rebates and access to grocery and transport services, FairPrice and Grab said in a joint statement yesterday.
The New Paper

PM Lee, Najib open Marina One and Duo integrated developments
Marina One, the largest integrated development in the Marina Bay financial district, officially opened its doors on Monday (Jan 15), with more than 70 per cent of its office space for lease taken up.
Today Online 


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