Mugabe's body leaves Singapore for burial at home
A hearse carrying the body of former Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe departs funeral parlour on Wednesday (September 11), heading home for burial.
'Smart' clothing could be hospital gown of future
Researchers in Singapore have invented 'smart' clothing they say can boost signals and save battery life on wireless devices such as headphones and smartwatches.
Singapore cuts growth outlook to near zero
Singapore’s government revised down its forecast for economic growth. The city state expects its economy to grow 0.0%-1.0% this year, down from a previous projection of 1.5%-2.5%. In the second quarter GDP contracted an annualized 3.3%. Bloomberg Opinion columnist Daniel Moss breaks down the numbers on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."
Singapore to ban domestic elephant ivory trade
From September 2021, Singapore will ban local sales of ivory, removing a key end-market for the valuable material. Some 100 African elephants are estimated to be killed each day by poachers who want their tusks.
Singapore seizes record volume of elephant ivory
Singapore said it had seized 9.7 tons of elephant ivory, a record haul by authorities in the city-state, which conservation groups said is a transit point for the illegal wildlife trade.
The Boeing 737 Max 8 plane
The recent crash of an Ethiopian Airline aeroplane has brought so much attention to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. Here are some key facts about the American-made narrow-body aircraft:
Boeing's lost $24 Billion in market cap in two days
Boeing’s crisis of confidence continues with a growing number of countries and airline carriers suspending flights of the 737 Max 8 aircraft. The suspensions include the governments of the EU, China, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India and Malaysia. But not the U.S. yet.
Singapore’s shrinking stock exchange
Singapore has long competed with Hong Kong for the title of Asia’s top financial center, and while the city-state has strengthened its position as a wealth hub, its stock market status has fallen.
Gay Singaporean man allowed to adopt son in landmark ruling
Socially conservative Singapore still has colonial-era laws banning sex between consenting men. But for the first time a gay doctor has been allowed to adopt his biological son.