Yale tied up in academic censorship row in Singapore

Asia Pacific Oct 28, 2019

Yale tied up in academic censorship row in Singapore

Yale's Singapore college has become embroiled in a row about academic freedom after axing a course on dissent, with the controversy fueling a wider debate on whether universities are compromising their values to expand abroad. The Yale-NUS College, a partnership with the National University of ...

Business Oct 24, 2019

Asian nations face U.S. currency manipulation listing threat

Asia is bracing for the latest U.S. Treasury report on foreign currency manipulators, set for release amid a trade war that shows no sign of ending. The twice-yearly report is due in coming weeks and will likely see Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam on the watchlist. ...

Investors pour record $735 million into Singapore fintech deals

Business Oct 15, 2019

Investors pour record $735 million into Singapore fintech deals

Investors poured a record $735 million into financial-technology ventures in Singapore in the first nine months of this year, according to research from Accenture PLC, which analyzed data from CB Insights, Pitchbook and Tracxn. That's up 69 percent from the same period a year earlier ...

Flying taxis in Singapore to test cleaner, quieter sky ride

Asia Pacific Oct 8, 2019

Flying taxis in Singapore to test cleaner, quieter sky ride

A British company says it's building the world's first "vertiport" for electric aircraft in Singapore, an early step towards a global network for flying taxis. Essex-based Skyports Ltd. plans to show off the vertical takeoff and landing station at Marina Bay during the Intelligent Transport ...