AJ Impact

Singapore exports drop the most in six years as electronics slump

Slowing global demand, trade war affect Singapore's exports and growth as analysts predict monetary easing ahead.

Singapore exports drop the most in six years as electronics slump

AJ Impact

Singapore economy grew at slowest pace in a decade in 2nd quarter

Singapore is seen as a bellwether for the global economy and the latest data suggest an Asia-wide slowdown.

Singapore economy grew at slowest pace in a decade in 2nd quarter

Asia Pacific

Singapore to deport Myanmar citizens for 'funding' Rakhine rebels

Men were detained for providing funding to Myanmar rebels designated a 'terrorist' organisation by the country.

Singapore to deport Myanmar citizens for 'funding' Rakhine rebels

AJ Impact

Plunge in Singapore's exports highlights Asian economic troubles

Analysts blame a fall in demand from China as it adjusts to an ongoing trade war with the United States.

Plunge in Singapore's exports highlights Asian economic troubles

United States

US will no longer 'tiptoe' around China's behaviour: Shanahan

Acting US defence secretary mixes sharp criticism of China and warnings of North Korean threat at Shangri-La conference.

US will no longer 'tiptoe' around China's behaviour: Shanahan

Asia Pacific

US-China competition to loom over key defence gathering

Beijing dispatches top military brass to Singapore to deliver ‘highly anticipated’ speech at annual Shangri-La Dialogue.

US-China competition to loom over key defence gathering

AJ Impact

Singapore bank sees Southeast Asia as 'haven' from trade war

For its expansion, UOB is planning to use digital technology and artificial intelligence, rather than acquisitions.

Singapore bank sees Southeast Asia as 'haven' from trade war

AJ IMPACT

Singapore's economy slows to decade low as trade war bites

Official figures show Singapore's GDP expanded 1.2 percent year-on-year in the three months ending March 31.

Singapore's economy slows to decade low as trade war bites

Media

Singapore passes new law to police fake news despite concerns

Critics say approved measures grant government sweeping powers and threaten free speech.

Singapore passes new law to police fake news despite concerns

Singapore

Singapore busts reveal loss of 38,000 endangered pangolins

Nearly 26 tonnes of pangolin scales seized - the biggest ever recorded - in two separate operations over the past week.

Singapore busts reveal loss of 38,000 endangered pangolins

Asia Pacific

Singapore, Malaysia agree to end months-long airspace dispute

The deal will allow Malaysia Airlines' subsidiary Firefly to start operations at Seletar Airport this month.

Singapore, Malaysia agree to end months-long airspace dispute

Science & Technology

Singapore's fake news bill poses 'risks to freedom of speech'

Bill would require social media sites to carry warnings on posts the government deems false and remove certain comments.

Singapore's fake news bill poses 'risks to freedom of speech'

Ethiopia

Singapore, Australia ban use of Boeing 737 MAX

A number of countries have grounded Boeing's 737 MAX 8 medium-haul workhorse jet in response to the Ethiopia crash.

Singapore, Australia ban use of Boeing 737 MAX

Human Rights

Drug offence executions more than halve in 2018 after Iran reform

Report warns that populist governments advocating use of death penalty may undermine global progress towards abolition.

Drug offence executions more than halve in 2018 after Iran reform

Vietnam

Hosting a Trump-Kim summit: Who foots the bill?

Singapore case offers key lessons for Hanoi in dealing with security issues, diplomatic protocol and huge media influx.

Hosting a Trump-Kim summit: The Singapore experience