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Singtel, Grab to apply for Singapore digital bank licence

The two firms plan to capitalise on a rapidly expanding market for digital payments in Southeast Asia.

Singtel, Grab to apply for Singapore digital bank licence

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Growing pains: Southeast Asian farmers need cheaper agritech

A new crop of startups is developing solutions tailored specifically to regional needs.

Growing pains: Southeast Asian farmers need cheaper agritech

101 East

Singapore: Top of the Class

101 East goes inside Singapore's schools to find out why the nation's students top the global leader board.

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US SEC settles with former Goldman banker over 1MDB scandal

SEC has barred the banker from the US securities industry for his alleged role in a scheme to bribe Malaysian officials.

US SEC settles with former Goldman banker over 1MDB scandal

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Forest fires cost Indonesia $5.2bn and counting: World Bank

Indonesia recorded significant negative economic effects from the fires between June and October, a report showed.

Forest fires cost Indonesia $5.2bn and counting: World Bank

Facebook

Facebook issues post 'correction' after Singapore's demand

The November 23 post contained accusations about the arrest of a supposed whistle-blower and election rigging.

Facebook issues post 'correction' after Singapore's demand

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Unliked: Singapore orders Facebook to correct user's post

Order made under Singapore’s new 'fake news' law which critics say could undermine internet freedoms across region.

Unliked: Singapore orders Facebook to correct user's post

Arts & Culture

China boycott boosts 'Oscars' of Chinese-language cinema

Experts say China withdrawal from Golden Horse Awards has raised annual event's international profile.

China boycott boosts 'Oscars' of Chinese-language cinema

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Gold prices in India hit 5-month high amid growing demand

The country's gold imports fell for the fourth straight month, while demand in China remained muted.

Gold prices in India hit 5-month high amid growing demand

Witness

Mr Toilet: The Su-poo-hero of Global Sanitation

An eccentric entrepreneur is determined to provide better sanitation for millions of people who lack proper toilets.

Science

Singapore scientists produce in-vitro human skin

Made up of skin cells from donors and collagen, in-vitro skin has same properties as human skin.

Singapore scientists produce in-vitro human skin

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Boeing growth strategy: Flights lasting 14 hours or longer

Directs from Australia or Singapore to New York city could become much more common, according to Boeing's growth plans.

Boeing growth strategy: Flights lasting 14 hours or longer

Singapore

Singapore court to hear cases seeking to decriminalise gay sex

City-state has retained an old British law that criminalises gay sex, but several legal challenges hope to change that.

Singapore court to hear cases seeking to decriminalise gay sex

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Saudi Aramco makes IPO offer to Malaysia's Petronas

The offer comes as Petronas nears the start of operations at a $27bn refinery built jointly with Aramco in Malaysia.

Saudi Aramco makes IPO offer to Malaysia's Petronas

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Vietnam's VietJet orders 20 Airbus A321XLR aircraft

Industry sources said VietJet would be among the first to put the XLR into service.

Vietnam's VietJet orders 20 Airbus A321XLR aircraft