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Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore (Malay: Republik Singapura; Chinese: 新加坡共和国; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் குடியரசு), is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree (137 kilometres or 85 miles) north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south.

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Timeline

May 8, 2019

Singapore's fake news law passed amid partisan divide

May 1, 2019

The World Economic Forum announces Tharman Shanmugaratnam as Senior Minister in the Government of Singapore and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies.

September 7, 2017

Halimah Yacob to be sworn in as Singapore's 8th president

August 31, 2017

President Tony Tan leaves office today

March 22, 2015

Founding Father Of Modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, Dies At 91

August 14, 2010

Inaugural youth Olympics opens in Singapore

February 9, 2008

IOC awards 2010 Youth Games to Singapore

August 12, 2004

Lee Hsien Loong becomes prime minister of Singapore

News

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Reuters Editorial
January 20, 2020
IN
Commodity trader Olam International said on Monday it will create two separate businesses focused on food ingredients and agricultural supply and may look to list them as part of its multi-year revamp.
Reuters Editorial
January 16, 2020
IN
Business investment commitments into Singapore jumped nearly 40% last year to a seven-year high, far more than expected as some key sectors bet on rising demand, a government agency said.
Reuters Editorial
January 15, 2020
IN
Singapore launched a new corporate structure for investment funds with 20 so-called Variable Capital Companies (VCC) on Wednesday, a scheme designed to attract more funds to base themselves in the Asian city-state.
Kamal Hassan
January 13, 2020
Harvard Business Review
And why it needs to end.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
January 9, 2020
Mail Online
It was one of the largest known meteors to have hit the Earth but the impact location has been a mystery, according to researchers from Nanyang Technical University in Singapore.
Steve O'Hear
January 6, 2020
TechCrunch
Antler, the self-described "global startup generator" and early stage venture capital firm, has raised an additional $50 million for its funds in Amsterdam, London, New York, Stockholm, Sydney, Nairobi and Singapore. Notable new investors include Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and Elaine Saverin; investor and philanthropist Christen Sveeas (via Kistefos); Canica International; and the innovative Japanese [...]
Nicole Jao
January 3, 2020
TechNode
Ant Financial and Bytedance are joining local contenders like Razer and Grab in the race to nab a digital banking license in Singapore.
Reuters Editorial
January 2, 2020
U.S.
Gaming firm Razer Inc said on Thursday it is leading a consortium of companies that has applied for a online bank license in Singapore, joining the race to shake up the city state's financial sector.
Reuters Editorial
January 2, 2020
IN
Singapore's economy expanded at its slowest pace in a decade last year as the manufacturing sector struggled, preliminary data showed on Thursday, even though growth picked up slightly in the fourth quarter.
Reuters Editorial
December 31, 2019
U.S.
Singapore's state investor GIC is part of the consortium led by China's Tencent that's buying up to 20% of Vivendi's Universal Music Group (UMG), according to a source familiar with the deal.
Reuters Editorial
December 31, 2019
IN
Singapore's economy is forecast to have expanded at a slightly faster pace in the fourth quarter, with economists expecting the services sector to compensate for a prolonged manufacturing slowdown.
Catherine Shu
December 30, 2019
TechCrunch
Grab and Singtel, one of the largest telecoms in Singapore, announced today that they are applying for a digital full bank license together. If approved, the license will allow them to offer simple credit and investment products, before progressing to a full-functioning bank if they meet the Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) criteria. Grab will [...]
December 26, 2019
International Business Times UK
The next annual eclipse in June 2020 will be visible to a narrow band from Africa to northern Asia.
Reuters Editorial
December 26, 2019
IN
Singapore's industrial output unexpectedly fell in November, marking its biggest drop in four years, in an indication that any recovery in the Asian bellwether economy is likely to be patchy.
Reuters Editorial
December 20, 2019
IN
A Vietnamese oil tanker captain has been jailed for over five years in Singapore for his role in a scheme that saw around $150 million of oil stolen from Shell's biggest refinery over several years, local media reported.
Reuters Editorial
December 19, 2019
IN
Singapore's Puma Energy, the retail and midstream arm of global commodities trader Trafigura, said on Thursday it would sell its Australian commercial and retail fuels business to Chevron Australia for A$425 million ($288 million).
December 18, 2019
WebWire
Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the Data-to-Everything Platform, announced that the company is expanding its global footprint to 11 global innovation hubs in locations spanning Canada, Poland, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. Driven by Splunk's accelerated growth across IT, Security and business operations, along with the ever-growing surge of organizations transforming data into doing, Splunk's global expansions have added over 1,000 jobs to its existing 5,...
Melanie Burton
December 18, 2019
IN
Global miner BHP Group is feeling its way back into commodities trading, making a dedicated hire to help it manage a base metals book in Singapore as it seeks to boost returns and manage transaction risk, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
Manish Singh
December 13, 2019
TechCrunch
Sleek, a startup that is making it easier for other startups and companies to incorporate and operate in Singapore and Hong Kong, said today it has extended its seed financing round to raise $5 million. The extended seed round for the two-year-old startup was led by private investors Pierre Lorinet and Fabio Blom, and MI8, [...]
Katie Warren
December 12, 2019
Business Insider
Singapore, the mountains of Taiwan, and Rajasthan, India, are among the Asian destinations that made Travel & Leisure's 50 Best Places to Travel list.
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People

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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

A History of Modern Singapore, 1819-2005

C. M. Turnbull



Book

2009

Encyclopedia of Singapore

Justin J Corfield; Robin Corfield

Book

2006

The Singapore Story

Lee, Kuan Yew

Book

1998

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

City of Innovation: Singapore

Nov 23, 2019

City of the Future: Singapore

Nov 24, 2018

Singapore: The House that Lee Built

Mar 1, 2018

Companies

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