Singapore’s budget spending expected to hit 53.6 billion USD
The Singaporean Government’s budget spending is expected to increase 3.68 billion SGD to 75.07 billion SGD (over 53.6 billion USD) in financial year 2017 - the highest amount so far, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat.
Singapore operates 6-million-USD cyber-security lab
A national cyber-security laboratory worth 8.4 million SGD (6 million USD) was launched at the National University of Singapore (NUS) on February 21.
Singapore hopes Israel to pursue two-state solution with Palestine
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on February 20 expressed his hope that Israel and Palestine could re-start direct talks and create progress to achieve a suitable and sustainable solution for their prolonged conflict.
Israeli Prime Minister pays official visit to Singapore
Israeli Prime Minister (PM) Benjamin Netanyahu kicks off his two – day official visit to Singapore on February 20, according to a statement of the Singaporean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
Singapore court urged to share experience with Vietnam
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has proposed the Supreme Court of Singapore increase technical assistance to and share experience with the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam in some fields.
Singapore’s economy forecast to expand 1-3 percent in 2017
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) of Singapore has forecasted that the country’s economy will expand by between 1-3 percent in 2017 following a growth rate of 2 percent last year.
Court ties significant to Vietnam-Singapore relations: President
The visit to Vietnam by Chief Justice of the Singapore Supreme Court Sundaresh Menon will help bolster the partnership between the two court sectors as well as Vietnam-Singapore strategic partnership, said President Tran Dai Quang.
Singapore’s exports surge in January
Singapore’s non-oil domestic export reached higher – than – expected 8.6 percent in January, becoming the third straight expanding month since last November, said the International Enterprise (IE).
Singapore naval ship visits Vietnam
RSS Endurance of the Singaporean Navy with 180 crewmembers aboard led by Major Lee Kwok So anchored in Cam Ranh port in the south central province of Khanh Hoa on February 17, beginning a five-day visit to Vietnam.
Singapore remains a top FDI destination globally
Singapore was still listed among the top five recipients of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2016 despite a decline in FDI attraction in the year.
Singapore to loosen loan restrictions for SMEs
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on February 14 announced changes to strengthen the resilience of finance companies and enhance their ability to provide funding to small- and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
Malaysia, Singapore arrest online fraud suspects
The police of Malaysia and Singapore have arrested 34 suspects involved in the “African Scam” case with 21.6 million MYR (about five million USD) in Singapore and five states of Malaysia.
Singapore tourism posts record international arrivals in 2016
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB), on February 14, reported a record number of 16.4 million foreign visitors to the island nation last year, up 7.7 percent from 2015.
Lao FM visits Singapore to foster bilateral ties
Lao Foreign Minister SaleumxayKommasithhas paid a three-day visit to Singapore at the invitation of his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan.
Low birth rate becomes a headache for Singapore
Singapore’s total fertility rate (TFR) fell from 1.24 to 1.20 in 2016, nearly equal to the lowest level of 1.16 in 2010.
Singapore: heritage tree fall kills one, injures four
A tembusu tree fell at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, killing one Indian woman and injuring four others, including two chidren.
Indonesia, Singapore beef up ties
Indonesian Foreign Minister RetnoMarsudi paid a visit to Singapore from February 9-12 as part of the country’s efforts to boost cooperation with Singapore as the two countries are celebrating their 50 years of diplomatic ties, according to theForeign Ministry of Indonesia.
Singapore outlines seven strategies for economic development
Singapore's Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) on February 9 outlined seven strategies for the country’s economic development to submit to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.