Aug 31, 2015

Singapore softens ban on HIV-positive visitors

Singapore said Monday it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months. The Health Ministry said the ban was lifted on April 1, “given the current context with more ...

Aug 25, 2015

Singapore to hold general election

Singapore’s parliament was dissolved on Tuesday to prepare for a general election as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong seeks a fresh mandate from voters worried over immigration and the high cost of living in a slowing economy. The People’s Action Party, which has ruled ...

Aug 21, 2015

Sapporo to test-market Japan-made wines in Singapore

Sapporo Beer Co. said Thursday it will sell its Japan-made wines at shops in Singapore from September on a trial basis to analyze demand there as the company eyes entry into the Southeast Asian market. Sapporo Beer, a group firm of Sapporo Holdings Ltd., ...

Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore

Aug 4, 2015

Kerry pushes Asia trade pact in Singapore

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Tuesday for countries negotiating a major Pacific Rim trade deal to overcome differences that have stalled its conclusion. Speaking in Singapore, Kerry said the Trans-Pacific Partnership would benefit the people of all nations involved and serve as ...

U.S. blacklists Singapore firm with links to N. Korea arms bust

Jul 24, 2015

U.S. blacklists Singapore firm with links to N. Korea arms bust

ashington The Treasury Department on Thursday blacklisted a Singapore-based shipping company for allegedly supporting a North Korean firm accused of illicit weapon shipments. The financial sanctions were announced against Senat Shipping Company and Senat’s president, Leonard Lai, and on a vessel, Dawnlight, in which ...

Jul 15, 2015

Singapore taps Meidensha expert to assess subway service disruption

Singapore has engaged an expert from Japan’s Meidensha Corp. to help investigate the cause of a major disruption to services on the city-state’s two main subway lines earlier this month, the Land Transport Authority said Tuesday. The traction power expert from the Tokyo-based company, ...