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The World Bank recently released Doing Business 2019, a flagship report which compares business regulation among domestic firms across 190 economies. The following are the 10 best and worst economies when it comes to ease of doing business. Top 10 Economies 1 New Zealand 2 Singapore 3 Denmark 4 Hong Kong 5 South Korea 6 …

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As part of its efforts to promote a caring and gracious commuting culture, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has launched a pilot for a new initiative aimed at helping those with invisible medical conditions to get a seat more easily on trains and buses. Starting October 2019, public transport commuters with invisible medical conditions that …

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Singapore and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) signed three agreements in Yerevan, Armenia. These agreements will catalyse greater business links between Singapore and the EAEU and create diverse opportunities for trade and investment beyond Singapore’s traditional markets. Singapore signed the EAEU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EAEUSFTA) Framework Agreement and the non-Services and Investment Agreement with the …

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Singapore was successfully re-elected to the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), on 28 September 2019, at the 40th Session of the ICAO Assembly in Montréal, Canada. Co-ordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Mr Khaw Boon Wan, who led the Singapore delegation to the ICAO Assembly, said, ‘We are honoured to be re-elected …

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In a 2019 study of companies around the world that have made the most successful strategic transformations in the last decade, DBS Bank ranks among the top 10, according to Harvard Business Review. In this achievement, DBS joins the likes of Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft, Tencent and Alibaba, who were similarly recognised. The study – “The Transformation …

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Residents in Choa Chu Kang town can now look forward to another hawker centre in their neighbourhood to serve their needs. This will be in addition to the one hawker centre in Choa Chu Kang town announced in 2015 by the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, as part of a broader announcement then on …

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The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) will be conducting its second Bug Bounty Programme (BBP) from 30 September to 21 October 2019. White hat hackers[1] from around the world have been invited to test major Internet-facing systems and websites belonging to MINDEF/Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and other agencies in the defence sector for vulnerabilities (or “bugs”), and will …

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Sembcorp Smart Energy Solutions Vietnam (Sembcorp), a newly incorporated wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries is pleased to announce it has signed a joint venture agreement with Becamex IDC Corporation (Becamex) and Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park J.V. Co (VSIP) to introduce a new generation of sustainable smart energy solutions to Vietnam. The tripartite partnership will see …

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Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) and global financial institution UBS are pleased to announce that they have signed a long-term solar energy deal in Singapore. As part of this deal, Sembcorp will provide locally-sourced renewable power to support UBS Singapore’s operations over the next ten years. UBS will be Sembcorp’s first renewable energy partner in the financial …

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Singapore ranks second among the world’s top cities for digital security. Here’s the rundown for this year’s leaderboard.  This ranking is based on the countries 2019 Safe Cities Index report, made by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Digital security is among the components taken into account to compute for the Safe Cities Index, which is …

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