Singapore

What To Expect At The Second North Korea Summit

As U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un geared up for a historic face-to-face meeting in Singapore last June, one question loomed large: Would the two return to the bluster that had characterized their relationship in...
Related topics: North Korea, Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un

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Move To Singapore For The Fastest Internet In The World, According To This Chart

Residents in Buffalo may have felt a reason to gripe in recent days, when separate analyses -- from technology firm Ookla as well as The Buffalo News -- found that internet speeds there rank among the slowest in the country. As with any comparison,...

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Escobar: How New Silk Roads Are Shaping Southwest Asia

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Businesses in the Middle East have begun to think ‘Make trade not war’ and being part of China’s Belt and Road scheme Singapore, aiming high for the status of Asia’s unofficial capital, seems...
Related topics: China

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What Will Singapore Do With Its Nirc?

‘NIRC’ – it’s a uniquely Singaporean economic abbreviation that stands for net investment returns contribution… The total size of Singapore’s total reserves is a state secret, but estimates by most analysts put it at well above...

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Airbus To Halt Production Of The A380; Goodbye To An Engineering Triumph

Eleven years ago, the Airbus A380 entered commercial service with Singapore Airlines. In the time since then it has become the queen of the skies. It’s a double-decker airliner, capable of flying 550 passengers eight thousand nautical miles....

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Singapore's Economy Slowest Since 2016 Amid Overseas Risks, Weak Manufacturing

Economic growth in Singapore is slowing due to the island nation's exposure to global trade amid mounting international risks, as well as a weakness in the domestic manufacturing sector.

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Watch: Singapore Vows To ‘spare No Effort’ Prosecuting Hiv Data Leaker

On Tuesday, Singapore promised to “spare no effort pursuing all avenues” to prosecute the American man accused of leaking the names and personal information of 14,200 people with HIV online.

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Singapore Uses Its Smart City Tech To Help Citizens Cut Through The Red Tape

Like many governments, Singapore’s puts citizens through plenty of red tape. But as part of its smart-city initiatives, the government is using tech to remove layers of bureaucracy. The post Singapore uses its smart city tech to help citizens cut...

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10 Monday Am Reads

My start the week morning train Florida reads: • Damadoran: Dividends and Buybacks – Fact and Fiction (Musings on Markets) • Has There Been a Shift in Support for Brexit? (What UK Thinks) see also The Brexit delusion of creating...
Related topics: Dividend, United Kingdom

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Ambitious Singapore Startup Delegate Wants To Bring Its Event Booking Platform To The Us

It’s not often that you hear about a startup from Singapore with ambitions to expand to the U.S, but that’s exactly the goal for event booking service Delegate. Founded in August 2015, the company aims to be a one-stop shop for booking...
Related topics: Startup

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Malaysian Vessel Collides With Greek-flagged Bulk Carrier Near Singapore

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Malaysian vessel Polaris collided on 9 February with the Greek-flagged bulk carrier Piraeus in the territorial waters of Singapore, the Singaporean Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said in a statement.
Related topics: Russia, Moscow

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Wirecard Tumbles After Singapore Police Raid Company Office

One day after the FT published an explosive story (with the help of a company "whistleblower") detailing allegations of brazen accounting fraud at German payments company (and market darling) Wirecard, Singapore police have raided the company's...
Related topics: Police

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North Korea And America’s Second Summit: Here’s What Bruce Klingner Thinks Will Happen

Bruce Klingner Security, Asia "Forecast: Mostly Skeptical With Scattered Patches of Optimism." Editor’s Note: Want more ideas on what will happen at the summit? Check out all 76 expert opinions we gathered here. The Singapore Summit led to...
Related topics: North Korea

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This Country Wants The F-35 (and China Won't Like It)

Michael Peck Security, Singapore’s Ministry of Defense recently announced that the F-35 is the best candidate to replace the island-nation’s 60 aging F-16 fighters. Singapore’s next fighter jet may be the F-35 – and China won’t like...
Related topics: China

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Singapore Fingers Deported Fraudster For Leak Of List Of Thousands Of Hiv+ People

Accuses suspect of other stuff too, such as faking HIV status to get a work permit. Wait, what? The government of Singapore is once again apologising for a serious breach of citizens' privacy: this time, the personal details of 14,200 individuals...

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A Facebook Team In Singapore Will Tackle The Fake News Threat To The 2019 Indian Election

Facebook will work to monitor threats to the upcoming Indian general election from an operations centre in Singapore, Quartz has learnt. Yesterday (Jan. 28), Facebook uploaded a blog post that discussed measures that the company is taking to fight...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media

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Brexit “singapore On The Thames” Fantasies

A jaundiced look at "Singapore on the Thames," yet another barmy Brexit idea.

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Singapore’s Credit Culture Raises $29.5m For Its Soon-to-launch Digital Loan Business

Singapore’s digital fintech companies are attracting investor attention and dollars in 2019. Fresh from Singapore Life — a digital-only insurer — raising $33 million across two recently closed rounds, so Credit Culture, a digital...

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Proposed Update To Singapore's Copyright Laws Surprisingly Sensible

Techdirt writes plenty about copyright in the US and EU, and any changes to the respective legislative landscapes. But it's important to remember that many other countries around the world are also trying to deal with the tension between copyright's...

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Fortress Singapore? Why A British Base Won’t Deter China

Michael Peck Security, Asia A giant waste of time? It’s not surprising that China isn’t happy that Britain may build new bases in the Pacific. What’s surprising is that Britain thinks that building a base in Singapore will accomplish...
Related topics: China

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