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The sixth edition of the Singapore Media Festival (SMF) opened on 21 November with the highly-anticipated Singapore premiere of the 30th Singapore International Film Festival’s opening film, Wet Season. Held at the iconic Capitol Theatre, the opening event’s red carpet was led by award-winning Singapore filmmaker Anthony Chen, along with cast members Yeo Yann Yann, Yang Shi …

The EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) will enter into force on 21 November 2019. Following the Council of the European Union (EU)’s approval on 8 November 2019, the EU and Singapore expeditiously completed their remaining processes to bring the agreement into effect. Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations S Iswaran said, …

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced today that the Singapore economy is expected to grow by “0.5 to 1.0 per cent” in 2019 and by “0.5 to 2.5 per cent” in 2020. Economic Performance in Third Quarter 2019 The Singapore economy grew by 0.5 per cent on a year-on-year basis in the third …

Singapore outlined plans, today, to establish itself as a global hub for developing, test-bedding, deploying, and scaling AI solutions, as part of its National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy. This was announced by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Singapore, at the opening session of the …

First bank in Singapore and Southeast Asia to go the extra mile; contributing to Singapore’s position as global financial centre for infrastructure projects. As part of its ongoing efforts in promoting responsible financing, DBS has become the first bank in Singapore and South East Asia to adopt the Equator Principles. The Equator Principles (EPs) is …

The Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) concluded its combined week-long event on 15 November 2019, which attracted more than 60,000 participants from 140 countries. The event also saw a record 569 speakers, close to 1,000 exhibitors and 41 international pavilions. SFF x SWITCH will return next year …

In a world where we can expect more than 40 billion devices generating nearly 80 zettabytes (ZB) of data by 2025 and artificial intelligence (AI) to nearly double the rate of innovation and employee productivity by 2021, organisations will need to quickly adopt new technologies and build technology capabilities that will enable them to flourish in an innovation-led, …

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen and New Zealand Minister of Defence Ron Mark co-chaired the third annual Singapore-New Zealand Defence Ministers’ Meeting (SNZDMM) at the Ministry of Defence earlier today. Building on the Singapore-New Zealand Enhanced Partnership signed earlier this year, Dr Ng and Minister Mark reaffirmed the good progress of bilateral defence …

Enterprises will soon benefit from a new intellectual property (IP) cooperation signed between Singapore and Japan. The collaboration between Industrial Property Cooperation Center (IPCC), Japan and IPOS International – the expertise and enterprise engagement arm of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) – will allow enterprises to tap on the patent search and analysis expertise of …

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Heng Swee Keat, announced today that Singapore will embark on a plan to develop and use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to transform Singapore’s economy and improve the lives of citizens. This plan is outlined in the National AI Strategy document that was unveiled at the SFF X SWITCH (Singapore …