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Singapore says economy slowed sharply in January-March

Singapore - Singapore's economic growth slowed sharply in the first three months of the year, data showed Monday, but the central bank stood pat on monetary policy saying it would be lifted by a pick-up in global growth.
In the Media by AFP

Singapore pulls 'cringe-worthy' tourism video from YouTube

Singapore - Singapore's tourism board has been forced to remove a YouTube video designed to promote the city-state to the Philippine market, after it was derided as "so bad it will go viral".
In the Media by AFP

OCBC offers US$4.95 bn for Hong Kong's Wing Hang bank

Singapore - Singapore's Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. (OCBC) said Tuesday it has offered to buy Hong Kong's Wing Hang bank for $4.95 billion as it seeks to boost its presence in the giant Chinese market.
In the Media by AFP

Global support for reduction in govt control of web domain names

Singapore - A plan to give control of the Internet's technical operations to a diverse range of groups, including governments and businesses, instead allowing the state sole power, is gathering international support.
In the Media by Stefanus Ian (AFP)

Internet transition to speedier IPv6 accelerating

Singapore - The transition to the next-generation Internet protocol IPv6 is set to speed up this year as web addresses under the previous system IPv4 run out, a senior industry figure said at a meeting about the future of the web Thursday.Internet protocol is the ...
In the Media by AFP

Earth Hour to tap crowdfunding for green campaigns

Singapore - Lights will go off in some 7,000 cities around the world for this weekend's Earth Hour event, which will aim to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for environmental projects worldwide, organisers said Thursday.Organisers WWF have partnered with pay...
In the Media by AFP

Video games linked to aggressive behavior in kids

Washington - Youths who play video games are more likely to think and act in aggressive ways, suggested a study out Monday of more than 3,000 schoolchildren in Singapore.The research, published in JAMA Pediatrics, a journal of the American Medical Association, was ...
In the Media by AFP

Singapore talks on Internet's future hear plea for freedom

Singapore - Control of the Internet should be handed from US supervision to a diverse group of stakeholders, and not to governments that could limit freedoms, a meeting on the web's future heard Monday.Organisers also said that a US decision to relinquish control ...
In the Media by Stefanus Ian (AFP)

Tigerair buys 37 Airbus A320neo, option for 13 more

Singapore - Singapore budget carrier Tigerair said Monday it will buy 37 Airbus A320neo planes valued at $3.8 billion, enabling the airline to cut fuel costs and fly to new, more distant destinations.Tigerair, which is 40 percent owned by Singapore Airlines, said ...
In the Media by AFP

Singapore man pleads guilty in US Navy bribery scandal

Washington - A Singapore businessman has pleaded guilty to defrauding the United States as part of a widening bribery scandal involving contracting services for US Navy ships.Alex Wisidagama, 38, a citizen of Singapore and cousin of the executive running the firm a...
In the Media by AFP
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