Singapore rings in the New Year with parties, fireworks

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans welcomed in 2017 with celebrations islandwide from Suntec City, to Marina Bay, to the heartlands. For the first time, Mediacorp held its countdown party at Suntec City. Taking place right next to the Fountain of Wealth, Singapore ... ( read original story ...)

India, Singapore amend tax treaty

SINGAPORE: India and Singapore on Friday amended a decade-old double tax avoidance agreement (DTAA) that will allow the tax department to impose capital gains (tax) on investments routed through the island nation and plug a possible misuse of benefits ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore economy likely grew more than 1 percent in 2016: PM

SINGAPORE Singapore's economy probably grew more than 1 percent in 2016 but the government is keeping a close watch on the labor market as it has shown signs of weakening, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday. Singapore's trade-reliant economy ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore Exchange courts IPOs with contentious weapon

SINGAPORE -- The Singapore Exchange has long promoted itself as the "Gateway to Asia" for international companies and investors seeking funds from the region. The problem is that SGX is steadily losing traffic flow to its rivals, particularly the Hong Kong ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore floorball looks ahead after dismal world championships

SINGAPORE: For the national men's floorball team, 2016 ended in a whimper after they finished last at the world championships they had worked so hard to reach. The 2015 SEA Games champions have had a roller-coaster year, with former president Sani Mohamed ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore team for Venice Biennale 2017 splits

SINGAPORE: Local multidisciplinary artist Zai Kuning and curator and art historian June Yap will no longer represent Singapore as a team at Venice Biennale 2017 due to "differences in the operational approaches within the team". In a statement to the media ... ( read original story ...)