Vietnam, Singapore beef up investment links in industry

Vietnam, Singapore beef up investment links in industry

A forum to promote investment in industries in Vietnam was held online on April 15 within the framework of the Vietnam International Trade Fair (Vietnam Expo 2021) in Singapore. Read more »
Singapore calls for India’s reassessment of regional trade pacts

Singapore calls for India’s reassessment of regional trade pacts

Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan has said that he hopes India will “reassess” its stand on regional trading agreements such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact that it... Read more »
Binh Dinh coconut rice paper to be exported to Asian countries

Binh Dinh coconut rice paper to be exported to Asian countries

Binh Dinh coconut rice paper to be exported to Asian countries Read more »
Singaporean, RoK ministers talk bilateral, regional cooperation

Singaporean, RoK ministers talk bilateral, regional cooperation

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Chung Eui-yong and his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan held phone talks on April 13, discussing joint efforts to enhance bilateral... Read more »
Sanofi to invest in new vaccine production site in Singapore

Sanofi to invest in new vaccine production site in Singapore

French drugmaker Sanofi said on April 12 that it would invest 400 million EUR in a new vaccine production site in Singapore over the next five years. Read more »
Singapore’s unemployment rate falls four straight months in Feb

Singapore’s unemployment rate falls four straight months in Feb

Singapore’s unemployment rate continued to drop for the fourth consecutive month in February as the economy has recovered, according to the Ministry of Manpower. Read more »
Singapore, US boost transport cooperation

Singapore, US boost transport cooperation

Singapore and the US will deepen bilateral cooperation in the transport sector, particularly in safely reviving international air travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Singaporean Ministry of Transport (MOT) and... Read more »
Singapore ratifies RCEP

Singapore ratifies RCEP

Singapore ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and deposited its ratification instrument on Friday. Read more »
Singapore becomes the first to ratify RCEP

Singapore becomes the first to ratify RCEP

Singapore ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and deposited its ratification instrument on April 9, becoming the first participating country to complete the ratification process for the deal. Read more »
HCM City, Singaporean ministry cooperate in education

HCM City, Singaporean ministry cooperate in education

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City and the Singaporean Ministry of Education will cooperate in general and higher education under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) reached on April... Read more »
How Vietnam builds up Phu Quoc island to be a second Singapore?

How Vietnam builds up Phu Quoc island to be a second Singapore?

Phu Quoc city itself will become the gateway for international exchanges to promote development of the whole region. Vietnam is stepping into a golden development period, and so Phu Quoc... Read more »
Vietnam to trial 5G services on a large scale in 2021

Vietnam to trial 5G services on a large scale in 2021

The Ministry of Information and Communications will take the initiative in the commercialization of 5G in Vietnam. The World Mobile Broadband & ICT 2021 seminar. Photo: Trong Dat The World... Read more »
Singapore’s CXA looking to sell brokerage business in Shanghai, Beijing

Singapore’s CXA looking to sell brokerage business in Shanghai, Beijing

However, CXA isn’t close to finalizing the sale of the units. Read more »
Covid vaccine passport to be accepted in Singapore next month

Covid vaccine passport to be accepted in Singapore next month

Singapore's aviation regulator said on Monday that this country will accept Covid vaccine passport that contains digital certificate for Covid-19 tests and vaccines, becoming one of the first countries to... Read more »
Proposals for Phu Quoc dream of a second Singapore

Proposals for Phu Quoc dream of a second Singapore

The island real estate market is awaiting another hot wave on Phu Quoc Island as the prime minister has issued Decision No.486/QD-TTg, approving the partial adjustment of the master plan... Read more »
Singaporean Gov’t allowed to borrow 90 bln SGD for national infrastructure

Singaporean Gov’t allowed to borrow 90 bln SGD for national infrastructure

A new bill introduced on April 5 is expected to pave the way for the Singaporean Government to pay for major national infrastructure projects through borrowing. Read more »
Singapore to accept COVID-19 digital travel pass from next month

Singapore to accept COVID-19 digital travel pass from next month

Singapore will next month accept visitors who use a mobile travel pass containing digital certificates for COVID-19 tests and vaccines, its aviation regulator said on Monday, becoming one of the... Read more »
Singapore first to ratify ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement

Singapore first to ratify ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement

Singapore became the first ASEAN member state to ratify the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA). Read more »
Singapore to accept Digital Travel Pass in May

Singapore to accept Digital Travel Pass in May

Singapore will accept the International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s mobile travel pass for pre-departure checks, becoming one of the first countries to adopt the initiative, the Civil Aviation Authority of... Read more »
How PatSnap can get to $10b

How PatSnap can get to $10b

The founders once huddled together in a cold Suzhou winter without a heater. Read more »
Over 9,600 fines meted out in Singapore for COVID-19 breaches

Over 9,600 fines meted out in Singapore for COVID-19 breaches

More than 9,600 fines have been issued to individuals and companies for failing to adhere to COVID-19 rules in the past year, with the authorities warning that there will be... Read more »
Vietnam startup CEOs earn less than Indonesian, Singaporean peers

Vietnam startup CEOs earn less than Indonesian, Singaporean peers

The CEOs of early startups earn a median salary of $1,000 per month, lower than those in Indonesia and Singapore, a recent report says. Read more »
Singapore, China discuss travel resumption

Singapore, China discuss travel resumption

Travel between Singapore and China may soon resume if the two sides can complete their work on a system to mutually recognise each other's health certification and exchange personal information,... Read more »
Ex-Sunseap Group exec’s startup to raise $100m for its battery-swap business

Ex-Sunseap Group exec’s startup to raise $100m for its battery-swap business

The funds will be used to roll out Oyika’s battery-swap service for e-motorbikes in Indonesia, and for the company’s expansion in Vietnam later this year. Read more »
Singapore to contribute over 20 million USD to help poor countries fight pandemic

Singapore to contribute over 20 million USD to help poor countries fight pandemic

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on March 31 that the country will contribute over 20.5 million USD to international efforts to help vulnerable low-income countries cope with economic... Read more »

IDG Capital-backed crypto wallet firm bags $30m in Qiming-led round

The fresh capital will be used to accelerate the development of imToken’s next iteration imToken 3.0, recruit talent, and build a research arm. Read more »
The untold truth of tourism’s post-lockdown ‘recovery’

The untold truth of tourism’s post-lockdown ‘recovery’

Travel firms are selling a story of recovery. But have they really bounced back? Read more »
The story of Singapore’s newest unicorn

The story of Singapore’s newest unicorn

Today: How PatSnap joined the unicorn club and the departure of two of Delhivery’s co-founders. Read more »

Hong Kong rental solutions startup Dash Living bags $8.8m in series A round

The company will use the new funds to launch its serviced rental solutions in Japan and Australia, as well as expand into Southeast Asia. Read more »
Casino investment to boost Vietnam GDP growth by 2%, says businessperson

Casino investment to boost Vietnam GDP growth by 2%, says businessperson

Global uncertainties are forcing financial centers around the world to redefine their activities, as such, Vietnam should grasp this opportunity to build a continental-level finance center to attract investment... Read more »
SEA remains a top market for tech recruitment despite rising compensation packages: study

SEA remains a top market for tech recruitment despite rising compensation packages: study

According to the the joint report of Monk’s Hill and Glints, companies in the US and China view the region as a more affordable market to make hires. Read more »
FDI commitments in Vietnam surge 18.5% in Q1

FDI commitments in Vietnam surge 18.5% in Q1

Disbursement of the foreign capital inflow rose by 6.5% to US$4.1 billion during the January-March period. Read more »
How PatSnap grew to become a billion-dollar company

How PatSnap grew to become a billion-dollar company

Think building a billion-dollar startup in a complex space straight out of college is crazy? Ask PatSnap. Read more »
Vietnamese firms advised to promote online sale in Singapore

Vietnamese firms advised to promote online sale in Singapore

Vietnamese enterprises are looking to sell their products online in Singapore where 73 percent of its population regularly shop online and make cross-border transactions. Read more »
​NTU scientists develop antibacterial gel bandage made from durian husk

​NTU scientists develop antibacterial gel bandage made from durian husk

The team behind the technology is currently looking for industry partners to take the product to market. Read more »

Report: Hmlet’s CEO and co-founder steps down

His departure is part of a wave of resignations at co-living startup. Read more »

Sources: Amazon’s solar energy partner in Singapore Sunseap mulls IPO

Sunseap plans to conduct its listing by the end of the year and is currently in talks with advisors regarding its planned first-time share sale. Read more »
Singapore expands COVID-19 vaccination to residents aged 45-59

Singapore expands COVID-19 vaccination to residents aged 45-59

Singapore’s vaccination programme will now be expanded to those aged 45 to 59, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in a press conference on March 24. Read more »
Razer turns profitable in 2020, posts $1.2b in revenue

Razer turns profitable in 2020, posts $1.2b in revenue

The gaming titan posted a GAAP net profit of US$800,000 for last year. Read more »
Malaysian PM calls for removal of travel restriction with Singapore

Malaysian PM calls for removal of travel restriction with Singapore

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on March 23 expressed hope that several restrictions in travel between Malaysia and Singapore can be lifted soon for the interest of bilateral relations. Read more »
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