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RPT-Singapore chases tech 'Jedi Masters' for Silicon Valley ambitions

27 May 2019

SINGAPORE, May 24 San Francisco-based investor Paul Bragiel said he needed to be asked three or four times before he accepted an invitation from Singapore to come check out its tech scene.

Singapore chases tech 'Jedi Masters' for Silicon Valley ambitions

24 May 2019

SINGAPORE San Francisco-based investor Paul Bragiel said he needed to be asked three or four times before he accepted an invitation from Singapore to come check out its tech scene.

Google says Singapore's fake news law could hamper innovation

09 May 2019

SINGAPORE Google said on Thursday an anti-fake news law passed by Singapore's parliament could stunt innovation, a quality that the city-state wants to nurture under plans to expand its tech industry.

CORRECTED-Google says Singapore's fake news law may hurt innovation

09 May 2019

* Singapore wants to be regional centre for digital innovation

Singapore PM promotes expected successor to deputy

23 Apr 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat was promoted to deputy prime minister on Tuesday, strengthening expectations he will take over as the next leader of the wealthy city-state.

Singapore seizes water plant from Hyflux after launching accounts probe

17 Apr 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore moved to take control of debt-laden Hyflux's key water treatment plant on Wednesday, a day after authorities said they were reviewing the company's disclosures to see if it has breached any laws.

Singapore central bank stands pat on monetary policy as growth slows

12 Apr 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank on Friday kept its monetary settings unchanged after two consecutive rounds of tightening, underscoring policymakers' concerns about a cooling economy and rising risks to the outlook from slackening global demand.

SoftBank-backed Grab seeks another $2 billion funding in expansion drive

08 Apr 2019

SINGAPORE Grab is looking to raise another $2 billion this year to ramp up expansion, its CEO Anthony Tan told Reuters, only weeks after announcing more than $4.5 billion of funding in what has become Southeast Asia's largest round of private financing.

Singapore central bank to end tightening run as economy sags: Reuters poll

29 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank is likely to keep its monetary policy stance on hold in the first of its semi-annual meetings due next month, a Reuters poll of economists found, as inflation eases and the growth outlook for the export-reliant economy dims.

Singapore, Australia, China, Indonesia ground Boeing's 737 MAX 8 as concerns mount

13 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore and Australia suspended operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in and out of their airports on Tuesday, and Indonesia and China grounded their fleets of the U.S. planemaker' s latest model after it suffered a second fatal crash in less than five months.

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"Sea of black" Hong Kong protesters demand leader step down

Hundreds of thousands of people clogged the streets in central Hong Kong on Sunday dressed in black to demand the city's leader step down, a day after she suspended an extradition bill in a dramatic retreat following the most violent protests in decades.