Archive for September 27th, 2019

Japan draws support for global hydrogen proposals, including refuelling stations

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan, which is seeking to promote the development of hydrogen energy worldwide, said on Wednesday that it had received support from 30 countries for a plan to set up 10,000 [...] » More

Japan cattle farmers fear US trade deal will be death knell

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

US and Japanese officials insist a hard-won bilateral trade deal will be a “win-win”, but some Japanese cattle farmers fear the agreement could sound the death [...] » More

Japan to invest $10 billion in global LNG infrastructure projects: minister

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Japan and its private sector firms will invest $10 billion on liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects worldwide, the country’s industry minister said on Thursday, in a [...] » More

Singapore’s factory output plunges as trade war pain deepens

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

Singapore’s factory output plunged far more than economists predicted in August, in a sign that the city state’s manufacturing downturn could be deepening. [...] » More

Billionaire James Dyson’s family office hiring in Singapore

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:02 AM

The family office of James Dyson, the billionaire founder of vacuum cleaning giant Dyson Ltd, has incorporated in Singapore and is in the process of hiring IT and [...] » More

Should the new HDB incentives worry private developers?

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Fresh incentives by the Singapore government to make public housing more affordable may have a less than positive impact on the private residential market, some market [...] » More

Facebook extends ad transparency rules on political content to Singapore

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Anyone wishing to run Facebook ads on social issues, elections or politics in Singapore will now have to confirm their identity and location, as well as disclose who is [...] » More

How Singapore is using technology to solve its water shortage

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:02 AM

Singapore uses about 430 million gallons of water every day a number it expects could double in the next four decades. That kind of consumption is piling pressure on the [...] » More

LGBT activist Roy Tan files legal challenge against constitutionality of Section 377A

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

A prominent Singaporean activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights has filed a new challenge against Section 377A of the Penal Code, a law that [...] » More

Chinese millionaires propel Singapore’s luxury home sales to 11-year high

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | EdgeProp | 6:02 AM

Sales of Singapore flats worth at least S$10 million (US$7.3 million) have hit an 11-year high, fuelled by increased demand from Chinese millionaires seeking safe-haven [...] » More

Facebook tightens political advert rules for Singapore

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Facebook on Thursday introduced strict criteria for political ads on the social network in Singapore to prevent the spread of misinformation as the city-state gears up for [...] » More

K Shanmugam questions funding support behind The Online Citizen: report

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Home Affairs and Law minister K Shanmugam has questioned the funding sources behind sociopolitical website The Online Citizen (TOC), noting that it receives support from [...] » More

Li Shengwu files defence in contempt of court case, engages top UK lawyer

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Li Shengwu, the nephew of prime minister Lee Hsien Loong, has filed his defence affidavit and engaged a top British lawyer to advise in a contempt of court case against him. [...] » More

‘I hope people will watch it and ask questions’, says director of documentary on The Online Citizen

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

“In Singapore, I would say you have to be mad to go against the government.” That’s the opening line delivered by Terry Xu, chief editor of The Online [...] » More

Estonian startup bourse gets Singapore license for global trading

27-Sep-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Venture-funded Estonian company Funderbeam said on Wednesday it had obtained two financial services licenses from Singapore authorities, which will enable it to offer a [...] » More