Video Maker Who Tested Singapore’s Limits Seeks U.S. Asylum

Mr. Yee absorbed the news differently, posting a video on YouTube titled ... after Mr. Yee’s most recent conviction. In Singapore, “people are extremely sensitive,” said Melissa Chen, a Singaporean human rights activist who is now a legal permanent ... ( read original story ...)

Businesses not satisfied with policies

Transformation of the economy was the keystone of Budget 2016. But many local businesses are not taking steps to change, the latest National Business Survey released by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) yesterday showed. About six in 10 of small- and ... ( read original story ...)

Mortgage rates rise for a record 9th week in a row

Mortgage rates have gone up nine weeks in a row -- something that's happened only one other time in the last 31 years. But that doesn't tell the whole story. Mortgage rates have risen 12 of the last 13 weeks. Guess what happened that one week when they ... ( read original story ...)

Singapore defaults a bellwether for Asia

Analysts are predicting potential defaults on bond issuances by property developers. Singapore saw five companies, including oil services firms Swiber Holdings and Swissco Holdings, default on nearly S$1 billion of bonds this year, revealed a Bloomberg report. ( read original story ...)

India and Singapore to hold talks on tax treaty amendments

Finance minister Arun Jaitley will hold talks with Singapore's deputy prime minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam to conclude the protocol to amend DTAA to modify capital gains tax exemption. At present, Singapore-based companies could take advantage of this ... ( read original story ...)

Controversial Singapore teen blogger seeks US asylum

Amos Yee, 18, a filmmaker turned activist who has been repeatedly jailed in Singapore for his controversial videos, has been detained by US authorities since he arrived at Chicago's airport early December. "Soon his case will be referred to an immigration ... ( read original story ...)