#SINGAPORE News

Baltimore leaders strike back after Singaporean firms tried to cap liability in port disaster

fortune.com The owner and manager of the massive container ship that took down the Francis Scott Key Bridge last month should be held fully liable for the deadly collapse, according to…

A luggage tag gave away that a woman tried to board a flight with 56 pounds of marijuana

thestreet.com Over the years, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has stopped travelers trying to transport everything from dead carcasses of animals to a cattle prod stuffed…

Sea Stock Jumps After Two More Analysts Turn Bullish

investors.com jumped in Monday trading after the Singapore-based internet services company received a pair of upgrades from analysts at Bank of America and Morgan Stanley. Sea stock…

Fed’s preferred inflation gauge expected to back patience on interest-rate cuts

financialpost.com United States Federal Reserve officials are about to get further confirmation that progress against inflation has stalled, supporting what appears to be a shift in tone to…

Baltimore leaders accuse ship's owner and manager of negligence in Key Bridge collapse

apnews.com The owner and manager of the massive container ship that took down the Francis Scott Key Bridge last month should be held fully liable for the deadly collapse, according to…

Lawrence Wong, Singapore's next PM, seeks growth in 'troubled world'

asia.nikkei.com SINGAPORE -- Born and raised in Singapore, Divya Loudon thinks her future may lie elsewhere instead. The 31-year-old, who works in the technology sector, got married in the…

Beyoncé’s Latest Accessory Choice Includes This Affordable ‘It Girl’ Bag for Under $200

billboard.com All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the…

Saudi Arabia is desperately trying to woo bankers to pay for its futuristic desert city

aol.com None Neom is hosting hundreds of prospective investors for on-the-ground tours, Bloomberg reports. • None Neom developers also recently met with financiers in China. • None…

Funeral home reveals what happens when no one comes to collect ashes

newsweek.com A funeral home has revealed what happens to the cremated ashes of those with no friends or family to call on. Death is an inevitable part of life and something each of us…

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Makes Radical Proposal: Vows to Put US Budget on Blockchain

coinspeaker.com Coinspeaker Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Makes Radical Proposal: Vows to Put US Budget on Blockchain The United States Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. also known as…

People in China are so spooked about the economy that even the weak yuan isn't stopping them from buying more gold

businessinsider.com Gold prices have hit record highs, thanks to global uncertainties and expectations of central bank rate cuts. • China's consumers and its central bank are snapping up gold,…

JPEX Crypto Exchange Assets Frozen by Hong Kong Police Over Alleged Fraud

coingape.com The JPEX case in Hong Kong has sprung back to life, sending shockwaves through the cryptocurrency community. After months of silence, authorities have frozen assets worth…

ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Interim Results From Phase 2 Study of Eblasakimab in Dupilumab-Experienced Atopic Dermatitis Patients

benzinga.com Interim readout of 22 patients shows unprecedented efficacy data compared to prior atopic dermatitis (AD) studies with biologics: 60.0% of dupilumab-experienced AD patients…

Saudi Arabia wants China to help fund its struggling $500 billion Neom megaproject. Investors may not be too excited

aol.com None Saudi Arabia just took its Neom roadshow to China. • None Neom officials visited Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong in an attempt to court Chinese investors. • None No…

Centre's Action After Indian Spice Brands Banned In Hong Kong, Singapore

ndtv.com The government has ordered food commissioners to collect samples of spices from all the manufacturing units in the country, sources said, after food regulators in Hong Kong…

Meta Platforms gets billions from China without headaches many U.S. companies face there

cnbc.com As many American companies struggle to navigate the world's second-largest economy, Meta Platforms has found itself raking in billions of dollars from China without the…

Hong Kong police freeze assets linked to crypto exchange JPEX amid $403m fraud wave

dlnews.com After months of hibernation, the JPEX case in Hong Kong has come back to life. On April 18, Hong Kong police officials said they froze assets worth more than US$29 million…

Why higher-for-longer interest rates may not be bad news for Asian property

scmp.com However, on April 16, Fed chair Jerome Powell belatedly admitted the battle against inflation was taking “ longer than expected ”, suggesting the US central bank will…

How Debt-to-GDP Ratios Have Changed Around The World Since 2000

zerohedge.com How Debt-to-GDP Ratios Have Changed Around The World Since 2000 Government debt levels have grown in most parts of the world since the 2008 financial crisis, and even more…

3 Interesting IPOs Worth Checking Out in 2024

investing.com After Reddit (NYSE: ) became a public company in March, the event renewed interest in meme stocks. Within the first week of trading, the unprofitable social media company…

Hong Kong's bankers can earn 70% more than their peers in Singapore

fortune.com Hong Kong investment bankers could face more job cuts as the slowdown in China deals persists and employers look to trim highly compensated staff, according to Bloomberg…

Taylor Swift's candid promo video for 'Fortnight' is filled with cute references to her relationship with Travis Kelce

aol.com None Taylor Swift shared a promotional video for her single "Fortnight" and it's full of references to her beau. • None Some clips featured Travis Kelce directly, including…

Global energy transition will require $4 trillion annually by next decade, BlackRock says

cnbc.com BlackRock estimates that the world's green energy transition will require $4 trillion annually by the mid-2030s, calling for more public-private partnerships, especially in…

Tinder gets a ‘Share My Date’ feature for users to send date plans to their curious friends

techcrunch.com It’s not uncommon for people to screenshot dating profiles and send them to their friends and loved ones, either to get feedback or to let them know who they’re seeing that…

Researchers: Windows Defender attack can delete databases

theregister.com BLACK HAT ASIA Researchers at US/Israeli infosec outfit SafeBreach last Friday discussed flaws in Microsoft and Kaspersky security products that can potentially allow the…

Triple-A to Integrate PayPal’s PYUSD to Expand Crypto Payment Options

coinspeaker.com Coinspeaker Triple-A to Integrate PayPal’s PYUSD to Expand Crypto Payment Options Singapore’s first licensed crypto payments company, Triple-A, aims to integrate­ PayPal’s…

Shock Leak from China Set to Propel XRP Price: Forbes

thecryptobasic.com Forbes Senior Contributor Billy Bambrough suggests that a sudden revelation from the Chinese market could be on the verge of propelling the price of XRP. Bambrough expressed…

Here are the top 10 smartest cities in the world

cnbc.com Smart cities in Europe and Asia are gaining ground globally while North American cities have fallen down the ranks, according to the 2024 Smart City Index released April. Of…

Global start-up accelerators and incubators set up Hong Kong branches

scmp.com “Hong Kong has some of the top universities worldwide, and it has the scientific research capabilities and talent,” Joe Zhou, executive president at ATLATL, told the South…

X to challenge Australian content takedown orders in court

theregister.com Asia In Brief Elon Musk's X, the artist formerly known as Twitter, has vowed to commence court action against Australia's government over orders to take down content…

‘No need to be concerned’ about Hong Kong property market: JLL global CEO

scmp.com However, even after four challenging years of social unrest, pandemic restrictions and intensifying geopolitical tensions, Hong Kong should not doubt its attractiveness as a…

The GOP's got a growing beef with lab-made meat

businessinsider.com Nuggets made from lab-grown chicken meat are displayed during a media presentation in Singapore, the first country to allow the sale of meat created without slaughtering any…

The global economy has become fragmented. Here’s how Canada can help repair it

theglobeandmail.com Paul Jenkins is a senior fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute and former senior deputy governor of the Bank of Canada, while Mark Kruger holds senior fellow appointments at the…

Cheap Tech, Big Gains: 7 Stocks Under $10 to Buy Now

investorplace.com One of the golden rules in the market (and in life) is that you get what you pay for, which makes the concept of cheap tech stocks a bit questionable. Yes, they may be…

Bitcoin miners upgrade power centers and get into AI to brace for slashed revenue post halving

cnbc.com AUSTIN, TEXAS — Adam Sullivan left investment banking to mine bitcoin at an awkward time. It was May 2023, bitcoin was trading at around $21,000, U.S. regulators were in the…

PayPal stablecoin PYUSD soon available on Triple-A

cryptobriefing.com Singapore-based licensed payment firm Triple-A is set to integrate PayPal’s stablecoin, PYUSD, into its range of token offerings by the end of June, according to a recent…

Can this ocean-based carbon plant help save the world? Some scientists are raising red flags

cnn.com Editor’s Note: CNN Films ”Blue Carbon: Nature’s Hidden Power” takes viewers from the mangroves of Vietnam to the salt marshes of France to investigate a powerful new ally in…

Fed’s Preferred Inflation Gauge Is Set to Back Rate-Cut Patience

finance.yahoo.com Federal Reserve officials are about to get further confirmation that progress against inflation has stalled, supporting what appears to be a shift in tone to keep interest…

Bitcoin Halving Complete: What Comes Next?

bitcoinnews.com The Bitcoin network underwent its fourth halving event on Friday evening, a milestone event that occurs around every four years. This programmed adjustment, coded into…

S&P 500 Giants, Leading AI Play Among Stocks To Watch

investors.com S&P 500 stocks Allstate (ALL) and TransDigm (TDG) along with recent IPO Cava (CAVA) and Sea Limited (SE) are in focus this week. The stock market has suffered significant…

Love, Hate or Fear It: TikTok Has Changed America

nytimes.com Has there ever been an app more American seeming than TikTok, with its messy democratic creativity, exhibitionism, utter lack of limits and vast variety of hustlers? And…

Sabrina Carpenter Swirls ‘Saltburn’ Into ‘Nonsense’ Outro in a Nod to Barry Keoghan at Coachella

billboard.com Sabrina Carpenter has made changing up the outro of “Nonsense” a thing fans look forward to — and she did not disappoint with her latest update to the song at Coachella…

UK money manager M&G eyes China partnerships to meet investor demand for diversification from mainland assets, CEO Pinto says

scmp.com A personalised news feed of stories that matter to you Get more with my NEWS UK money manager M&G eyes China partnerships to meet investor demand for diversification from…

How to Turn Off Meta AI in the Instagram Search Bar

thewrap.com After introducing its AI assistants and chatbots in September, Meta officially integrated the company’s Meta AI chatbot into Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp on Friday.…

US House passes bill that could lead to total TikTok ban

theguardian.com The House of Representatives voted 360 to 58 on the updated divest-or-ban bill that could lead to the first time ever that the US government has passed a law to shut down an…

Bitcoin's latest halving is now complete. Here's what could happen next

fortune.com A highly anticipated Bitcoin software update called the “halving” has been completed, dealing a potential blow to the companies that make money by ensuring that the digital…

Meta AI's image generation is unlike anything ChatGPT can do

bgr.com It’s official: Meta is ready to join the AI fray. Meta AI received a massive update this week. Llama 3 is Meta’s new large language model that powers Meta AI, which Mark…

Musk’s India Trip May See Breakthroughs for Starlink, Tesla

finance.yahoo.com Days after Tesla Inc.’s largest-ever round of layoffs and hours before its quarterly earnings, Elon Musk will fly to India to squeeze in a meeting with Prime Minister…

Boeing and Baltimore Bridge Scandals: Monopolization and Criminal Negligence?

nakedcapitalism.com Yves here. Please applaud theAnalysis.news and its guest Katya Schwenk of The Lever, for looking for higher-order causes of front-page-headlines-garnering examples of US…

Bitcoin Halving 4.0 Is A Success, What Happens to BTC Price Next?

coingape.com The much-awaited Bitcoin halving event was finally completed on Friday, April 19, resulting in the programmed reduction in the creation rate of new BTCs. The halving event…