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Singapore opposition party corrects posts under 'fake news' law

4:39am GMT

SINGAPORE A small Singapore opposition party has corrected online posts critical of the government following an order by the labour ministry under a new 'fake news' law that rights groups say is being used to chill dissent.

Firms move legal battles from protest-hit Hong Kong in fresh setback for business

05 Dec 2019

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG Safety fears in Hong Kong have prompted firms to shift arbitration hearings out of the Chinese-ruled city, industry sources said, another sign that pro-democracy protests are denting its appeal as an international business hub.

Singapore upgrades third quarter GDP as manufacturing gloom retreats

21 Nov 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore revised its third-quarter economic growth upward on Thursday, signaling some stabilization in the bellwether Asian economy that has been hit by the trade war between the United States and China.

VietJet eyes new routes to Middle East, Australia with long-range narrowbodies

14 Nov 2019

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 Vietnam's VietJet Aviation JSC is eyeing new routes to the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Australia with 20 long-range Airbus A321XLR narrowbody planes ordered last month, the budget airline's chief executive said on Thursday.

Singapore's Jungle Ventures raises $240 million for third Southeast Asia fund

29 Oct 2019

SINGAPORE/NEW YORK Singapore's Jungle Ventures said on Wednesday it has raised $240 million from investors, including Temasek Holdings, for a third fund designed to back Southeast Asian startups, highlighting the growing interest in the region's technology firms.

Southeast Asia's internet economy to hit $300 billion by 2025: report

03 Oct 2019

SINGAPORE Southeast Asia's internet economy is forecast to reach $300 billion by 2025 as millions of people in the region take up online shopping and embrace ride-share food delivery, an industry report said on Thursday.

Southeast Asia's internet economy to hit $300 billion by 2025: report

03 Oct 2019

SINGAPORE Southeast Asia's internet economy is forecast to reach $300 billion by 2025 as millions of people in the region take up online shopping and embrace ride-share food delivery, an industry report said on Thursday.

Southeast Asia's Internet economy to hit $100 bln this year - report

03 Oct 2019

SINGAPORE, Oct 3 Southeast Asia's Internet economy was forecast to grow 39% this year to $100 billion as millions of people in region went online to shop for the first time and ride-share firms grew in popularity, an industry report showed on Thursday.

Volocopter eyes launch of its electric helicopter taxis in Singapore

30 Sep 2019

SINGAPORE German startup Volocopter said Singapore is emerging as one of the most likely destinations for the commercial launch of its electric helicopters, where it hopes to offer short-hop flights for the price of a limousine ride.

Singapore luxury apartment sales hit 11-year high, driven by Chinese demand

20 Sep 2019

SINGAPORE Sales of Singapore apartments worth at least S$10 million ($7.3 million) have hit an 11-year high, fueled by increased demand from Chinese millionaires seeking safe-haven assets, say property consultants OrangeTee & Tie.

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