Singapore Dec bank lending edges up on construction sector loans

SINGAPORE Jan 31 Singapore's total bank lending in December rose 1.1 percent from November, on the back of a rise in loans to the building and construction sector, central bank data showed on Tuesday. Loans and advances by domestic banking units in the ... ( read original story ...)

Rally May Stall For Singapore Stock Market

( - Ahead of the long holiday weekend for the Lunar New Year, the Singapore stock market had ticked higher in back-to-back sessions, gathering almost 25 points or 0.8 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the ... ( read original story ...)

The hi-tech connected city of Singapore

The Singapore government is heavily investing in technology initiatives across the city-state. Sensors monitor pollution and traffic while 3D map modelling can provide useful information such as showing a building’s energy consumption. BBC Click’s Jen ... ( read original story ...)

Johor town makes a business out of Singapore's used fridges

JOHOR: Refrigerators of every size, model and age line the dusty streets of a town in Johor, Malaysia – discarded by those living in Singapore, a two-hour drive away. Inside five of these old refrigerators lie a tracking device each, planted as part of ... ( read original story ...)

'No justification' for Quebec mosque shooting: MFA

SINGAPORE: There can be no justification for an attack on a ... "They should monitor the local news and follow the instructions of the Canadian authorities. They are also advised to keep in touch with their family and friends so that they know you ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore business cyber confidence is probably cyber delusion

"Singapore companies are confident of their ability to detect a sophisticated cyber attack," read an enthusiastic press release earlier this month. "80 percent of the Singapore respondents share that sentiment, surpassing the global average of 50 percent. ( read original story ...)

Singapore stumbles in the most-visited city rankings

Bangkok nudged to 2nd place, pushing Singapore to 4th place. Bangkok knocks off London and Singapore as it places second in the most-visited cities in 2015, according to the international market research group Euromonitor. Singapore is now fourth in the ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore researchers push frontiers of flexible electronics

Electronic devices have transformed human society in the last few decades, giving birth to hospital ultrasound machines, manufacturing robots and that smartphone everyone has in their pockets. Universities here are spearheading the next revolution in ... ( read original story ...)