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First Omicron-specific PCR kit launched by home-grown biotech firm

07-Dec-2021 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 5:02 AM

Home-grown biotechnology firm BioAcumen Global has launched Singapore’s first Omicron-specific Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) kit. The new BioA Omicron [...] » More

Foreign ministers of China and Malaysia agree over South China Sea

07-Dec-2021 Intellasia | Asian News Today | 5:02 AM

The Foreign minister of Malaysia said the country has come together with China in agreement that peace and stability must be maintained in the South China Sea, an [...] » More

Maybank, Malaysian Association in Singapore launch S$40,000 land VTL support fund for Malaysian workers in city-state

07-Dec-2021 Intellasia | Bernama | 5:02 AM

Maybank Singapore and Malaysian Association in Singapore (Masis) have launched a S$40,000 (RM123,615) “Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) Support Fund”, to help [...] » More

Tech talent most in demand as Singapore hiring picks up in 2022: Surveys

07-Dec-2021 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 5:02 AM

As Singapore hiring activity picks up in 2022 and workers look to switch jobs, tech talent will be particularly in demand, according to two surveys by recruitment firms [...] » More

Singapore suspends crypto exchange over row with K-pop band BTS

07-Dec-2021 Intellasia | TheGuardian | 5:02 AM

Singapore’s financial regulator has reportedly suspended Bitget, a crypto exchange that is mired in a row involving South Korea’s biggest boyband, BTS. Bitget has [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore reports 1 more possible Omicron case; 552 new cases, 13 deaths

07-Dec-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 5:02 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (5 December) confirmed 552 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore bringing the country’s total case count to 269,211 as well as 13 [...] » More

Singapore’s financial system resilient but must stay prudent amid ‘considerable uncertainty’ from COVID-19: MAS

07-Dec-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

Singapore companies, households and the financial sector should stay vigilant and prudent amid “considerable uncertainty” from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Monetary [...] » More

Self-storage operators see brisk business amid COVID-19 pandemic

07-Dec-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

Self-storage providers are seeing a boom in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with some already expanding their operations in Singapore. Enquiries and take-up rates for [...] » More

Early clinical observations globally suggest Omicron COVID-19 variant may have higher reinfection risk: MOH

07-Dec-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

Early clinical observations globally suggest that the Omicron COVID-19 variant may be more transmissible and have a higher risk of reinfection compared to the Delta and Beta [...] » More

Dine-in suspended at Bishan Junction 8 foodcourt till December 13 after diners flout Covid-19 rules

07-Dec-2021 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 5:02 AM

Patrons of Bishan Junction 8 mall will not be able to dine at its Food Junction foodcourt until next Tuesday (December 14). The dine-in option for the foodcourt was suspended [...] » More

Singapore’s financial system resilient but must stay prudent amid ‘considerable uncertainty’ from COVID-19: MAS

07-Dec-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

Singapore companies, households and the financial sector should stay vigilant and prudent amid “considerable uncertainty” from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Monetary [...] » More

WP will respond at ‘appropriate forum and juncture’ to privileges committee report on Raeesah Khan

07-Dec-2021 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 5:02 AM

Since the work of Parliament’s Committee of Privileges is still in progress, it is prudent for the Workers’ Party to respond to the allegations against its [...] » More

Special report on Raeesah Khan released to keep Parliament informed: Clerk of Parliament

07-Dec-2021 Intellasia | StraitsTimes | 5:02 AM

The Committee of Privileges decided to present its special report in its investigations of the complaint against former Workers’ Party MP Raeesah Khan last Friday [...] » More

Singapore central bank urges prudence in bank finances amid pandemic recovery

07-Dec-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Singapore’s central bank urged banks on Monday to keep their finances strong and resilient to “shocks”, in case of an abrupt rise in unemployment and [...] » More

WP: COP report didn’t factor WP leaders’ evidence regarding ‘serious allegations’

07-Dec-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 5:02 AM

The Workers’ Party (WP) on Sunday (5 December) said that the interim report by the parliamentary Committee of Privileges (COP) was released without having taken the [...] » More