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Changi Airport Group welcomed the announcement by Russian carrier Aeroflot of its plans to launch non-stop services between Singapore and Moscow (Sheremetyevo) from 25 October 2020, Changi’s first link to the airport. Aeroflot, a new carrier at Changi, will operate the five-weekly service on an Airbus A350-900 aircraft, the latest addition to its long-haul fleet. Offering …

Following the raising of the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) Alert Level from Yellow to Orange, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued an advisory on 7 February 2020 for financial institutions in Singapore to adopt additional measures and precautions. This is the third advisory to financial institutions since January 2020. MAS’ advisory of …

Grab, the leading super app in Southeast Asia, and the National Private Hire Vehicles Association (NPHVA) today announced a partnership to provide Grab Driver-Partner Training Kit – a curated set of training courses to equip Grab’s driver-partners with the necessary skill sets to drive safely and stay relevant in today’s changing business environment. The Grab – …

The United States and Singapore recognize that the ability to aggregate, store, process, and transmit data across borders is critical to financial sector development.  The expanding use of data in financial services and the increasing use of technology to supply financial services offer a range of benefits, including greater consumer choice, enhanced risk management capabilities, …

Denmark and New Zealand are the least corrupt countries in the world while Somalia is the most corrupt. This is based on the 2019 results of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), an annual study by Transparency International. Highlights For this year’s edition, 180 countries were included in the study. Among these countries,  Denmark and New …

Public fear seems inevitable given the alarming updates on the coronavirus outbreak, and isolation — in the forms of lockdown and quarantine — has become our default response. As a social scientist in globalization studies, I am interested in the role some of the less visible layers of globalization — such as awareness of our …

Jetstar Asia has retained its position as the most punctual airline – of both full-service carriers and LCCs – in Singapore for three years running while also retaining its position as the second most punctual low fares carrier in Asia Pacific. Airline data consultant OAG’s annual Punctuality League also ranked Jetstar Asia as the eighth most on …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has developed and released interim guidelines to help residents carry out cleaning and disinfection operations within their residential premises. This follows from an earlier set of interim guidelines, released on 26 January 2020, for the cleaning and sanitation of non-healthcare commercial premises to guide businesses and owners of premises in their …

Ahead of the delivery of Singapore’s 2020 Budget Statement, KPMG has put forward its perspectives and proposals for Singapore to make bold strides towards becoming the Transformation Capital of Asia. The three key areas of focus are: leveraging digital transformation, promoting sustainable business models and providing greater support for enterprises to accelerate their transformation journey. …

ComfortDelGro Taxi will waive the rental should any of its cabbies be placed under quarantine by the Ministry of Health, in relation to the Wuhan Coronavirus (“Wuhan virus”). The Company will also extend assistance where needed, including financial aid from its Cabby Hardship Fund. It will also work closely with the National Taxi Association and …