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Surbana Jurong, one of the largest global urban, infrastructure and managed services consultancies based in Asia, has established a Fire Safety Consultancy unit to augment its multidisciplinary core capabilities, in the light of recent regulatory changes in fire safety legislation and major fire incidents worldwide. The unit will offer solutions on fire safety as well …

Investors are still being fairly complacent about the novel coronavirus. After the number of new daily cases suddenly shot up to more than 15,000 on February 12 following more than a week of decline, there were some jitters in the markets. With Chinese authorities saying the increase was due to a decision to broaden the …

Singapore is the third most innovative economy in the world for the year 2020, according to this year’s edition of Bloomberg’s Innovation Index. If you are interested in seeing the full report, you may do so here. Here, we will boil the report down to the highlights and key insights. Let’s start. Highlights   Germany …

With effect from 2 March 2020, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will reduce Singapore’s toll charges for cars, buses and taxis at the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints. This is in response to Malaysia’s reduction of toll charges for cars, buses and taxis at the Sultan Iskandar Building Toll Plaza (Causeway) and Tanjung Kupang Toll Plaza …

In response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has been working with the Ministry of Health (MOH), Point-to-Point (P2P) operators, the National Taxi Association (NTA) and the National Private Hire Vehicles Association (NPHVA) on precautionary measures for the P2P sector. These measures serve to safeguard the health of taxi …

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 …