Singapore Morning News For June 18

Singapore Morning News For June 18

Singapore morning newsSingapore The World’s Safest Country to Live (HD video)
A survey by global consulting and research company Gallup has found Singapore the world’s safest country to live in. According to the 2018 Global Law and Order report 94 per cent of Singaporeans surveyed said they felt safe living in the city-state.
AEC News Today (video)

Network of radiation sensors to be installed across Singapore to boost nuclear safety
Singapore is beefing up its nuclear safety capabilities, with work under way to install a network of radiation sensors around the island.
The Straits Times 

Poverty And Caring For the Aged: Singapore’s Dirty Little Secrets (video)
If you mention ‘Singapore’ to almost anyone the country’s rapid economic growth, towering skyscrapers, rule of (by) law, and general orderliness are likely among the topics most often raised.
AEC News Today (video)

Singapore’s OCBC Bank partners with Wilmar on US$200 million green loan
SINGAPORE-based commodity trader Wilmar International has signed a green loan deal with OCBC Bank that pegs the interest rate of the trader’s US$200 million credit facility to its sustainability performance.
The Asset ESG Forum 

$1.3m study under way to help rejuvenate Orchard Road
A $1.3 million study is under way to come up with measures to breathe new life into Orchard Road, and leading the charge is an Australian urban planning consultancy.
The Straits Times

Singapore firms eyeing opportunities in North Korea; partnerships may be the way to go
Back in 2013, North Koreans could get a taste of Singapore at Benata Business Centre in Pyongyang, where delicacies like chicken rice and laksa were served.
Today Online 

Implications of the US-China trade war on Singapore | Video
One expert believes that if a trade war breaks out between the US and China, Singapore’s economic growth could be “severely” affected in the long-run.
Channel NewsAsia (video)

Equinix aligns with Vocus to provide faster connection speeds in Singapore
Vocus-owned Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) will be accessible in Singapore through Equinix’s International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres, alongside Australia through the Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Perth, in addition to Sydney and Melbourne.
Channel Asia Singapore 

Rwanda, Singapore sign investment and aviation deals
Rwanda and Singapore have signed new investment and airline agreements that will make it easier for businesses to operate between both countries.
East Africa Monitor 

Bike-sharing companies in S’pore bleeding money, might not survive new legislation
Bike-sharing company GBike will stop operating on July 7.
It is the same day the new licensing regime for bike-sharing comes into effect.

How Singapore and the other ‘little dragon’ economies have left Hong Kong huffing and puffing
Besides the main feature of the melodramatic Trump-Kim summit, the geopolitical sideshows that have been playing out for weeks, if not months, are the real politicking – guaranteed to have more substantial and lasting consequences.
South China Morning Post

Singapore’s concerted efforts to reduce emissions
We thank Mr Alan Kiat-Leng Lee for his views on Singapore’s climate change efforts (Go further in push to develop clean energy; June 7).
The Straits Times 

Commentary: Attracting millennial talent, the edge start-ups have over large enterprises
By 2025, millennials will make up 75 per cent of the global workforce, according to the World Economic Forum.
Channel NewsAsia 

Singapore and Rwanda to create more business opportunities
MORE business and investment opportunities are underway for Singapore and Rwanda, as both countries signed a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) and an air services agreement (ASA) on Thursday.
The Business Times (paywall)

Driverless vehicles arrive at Changi Airport to ease manpower crunch
Singapore’s big push for autonomous vehicles has landed at Changi, so that the airport can continue to grow amid a manpower crunch that will become more severe.
The Straits Times 

Commentary: For greater social mobility, should the role of privilege in our education system be reassessed?
As Primary One (P1) registration season descends upon us again, heated discussions will likely abound about the admissions process, its fairness, and whether there needs to be a serious relook at the process.
Channel NewsAsia 

MSF responds to Fb post on visually handicapped man denied financial assistance because of his own monthly CPF pay-out; netizens chide Jose Raymond
Earlier today, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) released a Facebook post outlining the reasons why a 59-year old man who is visually handicapped, has kidney failure and had been declared medically unfit to work was denied long-term financial assistance.
The Independent Singapore 

Esco Group to acquire AT Medical UAB, an Esco Ventures portfolio company, to accelerate development of the Esco life sciences ecosystem and delivery of innovative fertility technologies
Esco Group announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire the remaining shares in AT Medical UAB, an Esco Ventures portfolio company.
AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Can any of our 4G do an 81 or 92?
Now Barisan Nasional Gua Musang MP (Kelantan) Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, 81, wants to run for the presidency of Umno next month.
The Independent Singapore 

Moneylenders targeting maids
A check revealed that some have dedicated services aimed at foreign domestic workers (FDWs), such as web pages touting “easy approval loans”, with pictures of smiling maids next to a pile of money. Others have LED boards flashing promotions aimed at maids.
The New Paper 

Emerging demand for digital expertise on listed boards
LISTED companies are adding digital voices to their boards to keep in tune with the evolving digital landscape and to better understand their competitors – the technological disruptors.
The Business Times 

Body of man found floating in Lower Pierce Reservoir
The body of a man was discovered floating in the waters at the Lower Peirce Reservoir on Sunday morning (June 17).
Asia One 


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