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Singapore Unveils National AI Strategy

Singapore Unveils National AI Strategy

In November 2019, Singapore launched a National AI Strategy consolidating all current existing initiatives related to AI, such as those with AI Singapore (AISG), a national ...
Singapore Establishes World’s Largest Genetic Databank of Multi-Ethnic Asians

Singapore Establishes World’s Largest Genetic Databank of Multi-Ethnic Asians

Scientists and clinicians from several research institutions in Singapore have established a new genetic databank containing the completed whole-genome sequencing (WGS) data ...
Singapore and the US Agree to Strengthen Cooperation in Infrastructure Finance

Singapore and the US Agree to Strengthen Cooperation in Infrastructure Finance

On 17 October 2019, Singapore and the United States of America signed a Framework to Strengthen Infrastructure Finance and Market Building Cooperation. The agreement builds ...
New Initiatives in Singapore Aim to Empower Households to be More Energy Efficient

New Initiatives in Singapore Aim to Empower Households to be More Energy Efficient

The Energy Market Authority (EMA), the regulator of the electricity and gas industries; the Ministry of the Environment, Water Resources (MEWR); and SP Group, the ...
Fintech-as-a-Service Player Launches All-In-One Singapore Payments Platform

Fintech-as-a-Service Player Launches All-In-One Singapore Payments Platform

London-based fintech-as-service player Rapyd has entered into partnerships with key players of Singapore’s payments ecosystem to provide a single "Singapore Platform" ...
Council of the European Union Approves EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

Council of the European Union Approves EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

On 8 November 2019, the Council of the European Union (EU), comprising ministerial-representatives of the EU’s 28 member states, has adopted the decision to conclude the ...
Changi Airport Group Awards Liquor & Tobacco Concession to Lotte

Changi Airport Group Awards Liquor & Tobacco Concession to Lotte

Changi Airport Group (CAG) announced on 24 October 2019 that it has awarded its core-category Liquor & Tobacco concession tender to South Korean retailer, Lotte Duty Free ...
A*STAR Launches Hyper-Personalized Manufacturing Initiative for FMCG Sector

A*STAR Launches Hyper-Personalized Manufacturing Initiative for FMCG Sector

Singapore's lead public sector research agency, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) launched a SGD 38 million (USD 28 million) hyper-personalized ...
San Miguel Corporation to Use Biodegradable Plastics Packaging

San Miguel Corporation to Use Biodegradable Plastics Packaging

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is set to become the first Filipino company to utilize fully-certified biodegradable plastic packaging. The company is tapping a local ...
Philippines Jumps by 29 Places in Ease of Doing Business Rankings

Philippines Jumps by 29 Places in Ease of Doing Business Rankings

The Philippines has achieved its highest recorded improvement since 2010 in the latest World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Report, as the country’s ranking jumped 29 ...
Philippine Company Signs MOU on Energy and Construction Projects with US Engineering Firm

Philippine Company Signs MOU on Energy and Construction Projects with US Engineering Firm

Philippine company OrionGroup International has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with US firm, Burns & McDonnell for Energy and construction projects in the ...
Philippine Air Force Acquires C-295M Aircraft from Spain

Philippine Air Force Acquires C-295M Aircraft from Spain

The newest aircraft under the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Modernization Program was formally received by the Philippine Air Force (PAF) and Department of National ...

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