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Aradhana Aravindan

More tourists visit Singapore, but spending growth slows

Feb 13 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore received a record 18.5 million visitors last year as more tourists arrived in the city-state from its top markets such as China and India, but growth in their spending slowed as they cut back on shopping, data showed on Wednesday.

Fashion startup Zilingo raises $226 million from Singapore's Temasek, others

Feb 11 2019

SINGAPORE Southeast Asian fashion startup Zilingo said it has raised $226 million in its latest funding round from existing backers such as venture capital firm Sequoia Capital, with Singapore's Temasek Holdings joining as a new investor.

RPT-Ageing Singapore: City-state helps firms retain workers past retirement age

Feb 04 2019

SINGAPORE, Jan 18 Mohsin Khan is still at his job repairing aircraft hydraulics parts although the Singaporean turns 75 in a couple of months.

U.S. citizen leaks data on 14,200 people in Singapore with HIV

Jan 28 2019

SINGAPORE An HIV-positive American who had been deported from Singapore after serving a jail term has leaked online the personal data of 14,200 Singaporeans and foreigners diagnosed in the city-state with the virus.

Singapore's Olam to invest $3.5 billion in growth areas; exit sugar, rubber

Jan 25 2019

SINGAPORE Singaporean commodity trader Olam International plans to invest $3.5 billion into key growth areas, such as edible nuts, coffee and cocoa, over the next few years, while exiting four existing businesses to raise funds.

REFILE-Ageing Singapore: City-state helps firms retain workers past retirement age

Jan 20 2019

SINGAPORE, Jan 18 Mohsin Khan is still at his job repairing aircraft hydraulics parts although the Singaporean turns 75 in a couple of months.

Singapore to buy a few F-35 jets, eyes fleet replacement

Jan 18 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's defense minister said on Friday that Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jets were the most suitable replacement for the country's F-16 fleet, and it planned to initially buy a few for evaluation.

CapitaLand bets on new markets with $4.4 billion Temasek real estate deal

Jan 14 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's CapitaLand is forking out S$6 billion ($4.4 billion) to scoop up logistics and industrial assets from state investor Temasek, in a deal the developer said would create Asia's largest real estate investment manager.

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