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As one of the largest energy players in Singapore, Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) has a balanced energy portfolio with substantial renewable energy capacity across the world. Sembcorp seeks to meet the rising global demand for sustainable solutions while ensuring a safe and flexible workspace during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company has set up its modern workplace …

Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Changi Airports International (CAI) today jointly launched the iEdge-GateEq Aviation and Travel Index which aims to capture global aviation and travel-related long term growth, as borders reopen and travel restrictions ease. Developed by SGX as part of the SGX iEdge product suite and in collaboration with GateEq, a strategic initiative of …

From accelerating COVID-19 testing to disinfection and surveillance services, robots have demonstrated their crucial role in the pandemic—and how they can be helpful in the years ahead. The COVID-19 crisis has pushed organisations to innovate more than ever, paving the way for robotics to play a vital role—a role that will likely grow and increase …

The Covid-19 pandemic and its resulting economic uncertainties has spurred Singaporeans to pay more attention to financial management, the latest OCBC Financial Wellness Index has found. This year, the overall Index score improved to 62, up from 61 in 2020, when the world first started to grapple with massive changes from the unprecedented pandemic and …

A joint team of researchers in Singapore have have developed a capability to detect airborne SARS-CoV-2 RNA – the nucleic acid coding for the virus that causes COVID-19 – indoors through air sampling. The COVID-19 Delta variant’s rapid spread in Singapore and globally underlines the need for rapid identification of the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in …

MoneySense launched today a campaign to encourage Singaporeans to build financial resilience amid COVID-19 challenges through a simple four-step plan: (1) Budgeting; (2) Saving for emergencies; (3) Investing early; and (4) Planning early for retirement. The campaign will run for 10 weeks from 4 October 2021. The theme of this year’s campaign is “#MoneySense101: Financial …

NUS researchers noted a strong positive correlation between the household peak consumption of electricity, specifically in the evenings, and newly reported COVID-19 cases in Singapore Successful mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic requires effecting massive behavioural change in individuals across the world. For policymakers to evaluate the success of public health interventions, the ability to accurately …

147 Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) Singapore Digital (SG:D) scholarship recipients received their awards at the virtual SG:D Scholarship Award Ceremony today, which was graced by Minister for Communications and Information, Mrs Josephine Teo. The Information and Communications (I&C) sector continues to be a bright spot in Singapore, growing 2.1% in 2020 while Singapore’s overall …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has launched the third Say YES to Waste Less (SYTWL) campaign, which takes place from 27 September to 7 November 2021. The campaign spans 169 partners across almost 3,000 premises and is aimed at encouraging the public to lead a sustainable lifestyle by reducing food wastage and the use of …

Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) today announces a pledge of S$1 million to support Vietnam’s battle against the COVID-19 crisis, with an immediate focus to provide critical medical equipment to two major hospitals in Binh Duong, one of the provinces most affected by the latest development of the pandemic in the country. Sembcorp will provide one real-time …