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DBS and Temasek announced that they have entered into an agreement to jointly launch a US$500 million growth stage debt financing platform, called EvolutionX Debt Capital (“EvolutionX”). Headquartered in Singapore, EvolutionX will provide non-dilutive financing to growth stage technology-enabled companies across Asia, with a focus on China, India, and Southeast Asia. The growth debt capital …

EZ-Link Pte Ltd, pioneer of contactless payments in Singapore, will launch on Friday (30 July) its EZ-Link Motoring Card – a dedicated contactless stored value CEPAS card for ERP and Electronic Parking System (EPS) carpark payments in Singapore. EZ-Link has also introduced a targeted line-up of Motoring rewards under its EZ-Link Rewards program, to provide customers with …

Like many young people in Singapore last year, Gaviota Rajendhiran graduated in a tough environment. The economic impact of COVID-19 meant there were fewer jobs to apply for and more competition for the positions that were available. So when she heard about Skills Ignition SG, a Grow with Google program, Gaviota rushed to put in an …

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) today announced the formation of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) in Singapore and its leadership team with effect from 1 August 2021. Set up with a S$120 million fund from MPA and six founding partners namely BHP, BW Group, Eastern Pacific Shipping, Foundation Det Norske …

The National Parks Board (NParks) announced plans for a new recreational green network at Clementi Nature Corridor, today. The recreational green network will comprise 18 km of trails. This will include a new nature trail at the Old Jurong Line (Old Jurong Line Nature Trail) and a new Jurong Town Hall Park Connector, which will …

The SkillsFuture Month X Smart Nation (SFM X SN) is back and aims to encourage more Singaporeans, particularly those without a tech background, to consider a career in the growing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. Minister for Communication and Information and Minister-in-charge of Smart Nation and Cybersecurity Josephine Teo launched the second edition of …

Singapore Exchange (SGX) today launched the fourth edition of its annual SGX Orb Awards to recognise excellence in financial journalism and content. Extending the theme of “Connecting Perspectives and Inspiring Conversations,” this year’s special category will spotlight initiatives that support a more sustainable future. Content producers are invited to share their stories of how companies …

To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists from NTU Singapore have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive. While invisible to the human eye, UV rays surround us in our environment, and excessive exposure can cause health issues including skin cancer …

Scientists in Singapore have done research on additional preventive measures against the COVID-19 virus. One of these studies examined how proper ventilation in spaces is effective in reducing droplet and aerosol transmission, on top of the current safe management measures. However, in indoor spaces where ventilation may not be optimal, air-purifying devices can help clean the air and reduce …

Spinoff Nutriient brings Singaporeans tasty and healthier treats using low GI premix Singaporeans’ love affair with food is contributing to the nation’s growing prevalence of chronic diseases, including diabetes. The ongoing pandemic has exacerbated poor eating habits, such as mindless snacking to cope with increased stress or boredom. To bring healthier snacks to the public, …