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Singapore Exchange (SGX) has successfully launched and priced its debut US$250 million issuance of notes due 2026 (Notes) under its S$1.5 billion multicurrency debt issuance programme (MTN Programme) which was established in October 2019. The Notes will carry a coupon rate of 1.234% per annum, payable semi-annually. The Notes are expected to mature in September …

Cainiao Network, (“Cainiao”), the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, announced today its partnership with Grocery Logistics of Singapore (“GLS”), an entity of FairPrice Group Supply Chain business unit, with the aim of strengthening its logistics services in the market. This partnership entails a two-phase roll-out, namely providing a full-suite local logistics service from customs clearance to last-mile …

ST Engineering today announced that it has appointed Tan Lee Chew as President Commercial and also as a member of the Group Executive Committee, effective 1 September 2021. Reporting to Group President & CEO Vincent Chong, Lee Chew will oversee and drive growth for the Commercial cluster, which comprises three business areas: Commercial Aerospace, Urban …

Changi Airport Group and Changi General Hospital also ink Memorandum of Understanding Advisers to East Coast GRC GROs, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, Minister Dr Maliki Osman, Minister of State Tan Kiat How, Ms Jessica Tan and Miss Cheryl Chan showed their appreciation for aviation industry frontliners during a visit to Changi Airport today. The …

Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) today announces the launch of Singapore’s first sustainable financing framework for sustainability-linked transactions for the energy sector. The Sembcorp Sustainable Financing Framework (Framework) lays out Sembcorp’s strategic approach, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Sustainability Performance Targets (SPTs) for its sustainability-linked transactions. Sembcorp may now issue sustainability-linked bonds, sustainability-linked loans or any other …

Singapore Airlines (SIA) today launched The Upcycling Project, through which the Airline will provide parts and materials from retired commercial aircraft to various Singapore-based organisations and selected global retail brands. These parts can be upcycled and repurposed to create unique retail products and art pieces, and will also be used to support educational institutions, artists, …

Scientists at NTU Singapore have found a way to use sunflower pollen to develop a 3D printing ink material that could be used to fabricate parts useful for tissue engineering, toxicity testing and drug delivery. This pollen-derived ink is able to hold its shape when deposited onto a surface, making it a viable alternative to current inks …

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has come up with a new solution to boost the surveillance of designer drug abuse. Led by Professor Eric Chan from the NUS Department of Pharmacy, the team has identified three new urinary biomarkers that could be used to detect consumption of ADB-BUTINACA, an emerging synthetic cannabinoid …

Cyber Youth Singapore (CYS) and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Saturday, 28 August 2021. This MOU marks the start of a close working partnership between CYS and SUTD to co-create opportunities for all youths in tech in Singapore. This unique, first-of-its-kind collaboration between …

A self-proclaimed “mad scientist”, Puay Siew is naturally driven to seek new frontiers in science at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and manufacturing. It is a critical junction where ideas come to life and impossible concepts become possible. “I am a dreamer. That’s what keeps me young and alive,” she shares. Puay Siew has …