Singapore Morning News For June 27

Singapore Morning News For June 27
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Singapore morning newsUnvaccinated foreign travellers may be denied entry to Singapore under proposed changes to the law
Foreign travellers who are not vaccinated against serious infectious diseases may be denied entry into Singapore, as the Ministry of Health (MOH) steps up defences against the importation of diseases such as yellow fever.
Today Online 

Sharp increase in complaints against oBike since it announced it will cease operations: CASE
There has been a sharp increase in the number of complaints against bike-sharing operator oBike, following its announcement that it has ceased operations in Singapore, the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) confirmed on Tuesday (Jun 26).
Channel NewsAsia 

New Mega Technology Event ConnecTechAsia Opens with Spotlight on Digital Convergence and Rise of Emerging Technologies
ConnecTechAsia, the new mega technology event comprising CommunicAsia, BroadcastAsia and the inaugural NXTAsia, officially opens today at Marina Bay Sands and Suntec Singapore.
AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Singapore projects receive boost through IoT-aaS platform launch
ST Engineering Electronics, SP Group and SP Telecom have combined forces to jointly launch a new pay-per-use Internet of Things-as-a-service (IoT-aaS) platform trial, in a first of its kind for Singapore.
Channel Asia Singapore 

Monetary Authority of Singapore Introduces Protections for E-payment Users
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has proposed new E-payments User Protection Guidelines (Guidelines) to encourage the wider adoption of electronic payments (e-payments) by individuals or micro-businesses by enhancing consumer or account user protection.

Singapore ready to ride on rising digital economy
Singapore is well poised to benefit from a fast-expanding digital economy in the ASEAN region, and has set clear initiatives to drive digital transformation and ensure the country stays competitive. 

Total, Singapore’s Pavilion Energy sign LNG ship fuel supply chain deal
Total and Singapore’s Pavilion Energy have signed a non-binding deal through their subsidiaries to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker supply chain in the port of Singapore, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.

An Industry Tour: CGCX Makes Appearances At World Blockchain Forum & BAIConf
The Calfin Global Crypto Exchange is a blockchain investment company that offers unprecedented opportunities for investors to diversify their assets.
AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Singapore first to get full Indonesia tourism promotion office
Recognising the importance of Singapore both as an origin and transit market, the Indonesia Ministry of Tourism is upgrading the status of its Visit Indonesia Tourism Officer (VITO) marketing representative in Singapore into a full promotion and information office.
TTG Asia

Malaysia vs Singapore: Who has better food?
IS Malaysian food the same as Singaporean food? Which country does it better? Who really owns chicken rice?
Asian Correspondent 

OpenX eyes Southeast Asia expansion after opening Singapore office
Adtech platform OpenX has opened its Singapore office as it continues to sink its roots into Asia Pacific.
The Drum 

Singapore is third in sustainable trade index, down from first in 2016
AMONG 19 Asian economies, Singapore came in third this year in a race to trade in a sustainable manner.
The Business Times (paywall)

Capital raising platform CapBridge and global blockchain leader ConsenSys form strategic partnership to deploy blockchain technology for upcoming Singapore-based private exchange
Capital raising platform CapBridge Pte Ltd (“CapBridge”) and global blockchain technology leader ConsenSys announced today a strategic partnership to deploy blockchain technology for an upcoming private exchange to be launched in Singapore.
AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Singapore’s gaming-to-shopping company Sea to develop more games, financial services to strengthen internet ecosystem in Southeast Asia
Singapore-based gaming and e-commerce company Sea plans to develop more of its own games and offer financial services as the firm looks to strengthen its ecosystem of services in Southeast Asia.
South China Morning Post 

Singapore is 4th most expensive city in the world for expats, up a notch
SINGAPORE is now the fourth most expensive city for expatriates, having moved up one spot from last year’s ranking, according to the latest Cost of Living Survey published by global consulting firm, Mercer.
The Business Times (paywall)

Verimatrix Provides Harmonized Rights Management for the Maldives’ Only Nationwide Streaming Service
BroadcastAsia 2018, Singapore — Verimatrix, a specialist in securing and enhancing revenue for network-connected devices and services, today announced that Maldivian telecommunications and digital services provider Dhiraagu has deployed its Video Content Authority System (VCAS™) for Broadcast-Hybrid solution to secure IPTV and OTT video delivery.
AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Singapore details rules for listing of dual-class shares
Singapore Exchange (SGX) on Tuesday (Jun 26) introduced rules that make possible the listing of companies with dual-class shares (DCS) structures, putting it in a position to help support high-growth companies and battle for blockbuster listings.
Channel NewsAsia 

Singapore manufacturing output growth accelerates to 11.1% in May
Singapore’s factory production continued to outperform in May, defying expectations that the manufacturing sector will cool.
The Straits Times 

Why Singapore could soon be the world’s smartest city
Long renowned as one of the world’s foremost trading hubs, Singapore is looking to lead the way on becoming a global leader when it comes to smart city technology.
Tech Radar 

The Government Campaign to Get Rid of Singapore’s Unofficial Language
IMAGINE THAT THE LANGUAGE YOU speak with your friends, with your family, with people on the street, a language unique to your country and objectively very interesting and cool, is, officially, considered lesser and unworthy.
Atlas Obscura

Singapore: A Small Asian Heavyweight
Singapore is a global financial and economic hub that sits astride the meeting point of the strategically vital Malacca Strait and the South China Sea. Despite its small size, the island city-state of 5.6 million people is a heavyweight in regional and international affairs.
Council of Foreign Relations 

fidentiaX receives highly coveted acknowledgement as one of the TOP 25 Emerging Tech Solution Providers 2018
fidentiaX, the World’s 1st marketplace for tradable policies powered by the blockchain technology, has been named among the Top 25 Emerging Tech Solution Providers 2018 by the distinguished CIO Advisor Magazine.
AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Briton made honorary citizen for contributions to Singapore’s economy and biomed industry
A British business executive was made an honorary citizen of Singapore on Tuesday (June 26) for his contributions to Singapore’s economic development, and the growth of the Republic’s biomedical sciences industry.
The Straits Times 

Russian Crowdfunding Giant Boomstarter to go Global in Singapore With New Blockchain Service
Boomstarter, the biggest platform in Eastern Europe for crowdfunding business and technology ideas, is preparing to launch a new service using blockchain that will be made available across the world.
AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)

Offenders should have consecutive jail terms for separate crimes: Chief Justice
The High Court has ruled that a convicted person who have multiple separate offences should generally be given sentences that run consecutively instead of concurrently, subject to the “totality principle”.
Today Online 

China’s beauty brand CHANDO promotes World Cup masks in Taiwan, Singapore and Australia
Chinese leading cosmetics producer JALA Group Co. joined hands with Alibaba’s to promote its national beauty brand CHANDO and high-end brand MAYSU at pop-up stores in Taiwan, Singapore and Australia from June 15 to 18.
AEC News Today/ PR Newswire (media release)


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