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PeopleStrong appoints Sitesh Prasad as head of global markets and partnerships in Singapore

NEW DELHI: PeopleStrong, Asia’s leading Enterprise Work and HR Tech company, has appointed Sitesh Prasad as Vice President – Global Markets and Partnerships to join their regional headquarters in Singapore. The appointment comes as a part of PeopleStrong’s continuing effort to invest in growth and reach across emerging markets. In the past two years, Multiples […]

Cairn wants India to honour its word and pay $1.4 billion, shareholders to seek enforcement

NEW DELHI: British oil firm Cairn Energy plc on Sunday said its shareholders, including top financial institutions of the world, expect the use of the company’s “strong powers of enforcement” to recover USD 1.4 billion from the Indian government should it not keep its word of honouring international arbitration tribunal awards on retrospective taxes. Cairn […]

Singapore-based firm to set up data centre in Noida

LUCKNOW: The Singapore-based ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) India has proposed to develop a Greenfield Data Centre Campus in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida district. In a meeting with Additional Chief Secretary, Industrial Development, Alok Kumar, the STT GDC India representative informed that in the first phase, the company proposed to develop the data centre […]

Singapore to open business travel bubble for all countries from January

SINGAPORE: Singapore will open a new segregated travel lane for a limited number of business, official and high economic value travellers from all countries, the government said on Tuesday, as part of efforts to revive its key travel and hospitality sectors. Singapore has spent billions of dollars in a bid to shield its economy from […]

Singapore approves Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in Asia first

By John Geddie, Anshuman Daga SINGAPORE: Singapore became on Monday the first Asian country to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine and said it expects to start receiving shots by the end of the year. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, 68, said he would be among the early recipients in the city-state of 5.7 million people, which […]

RSS body accuses RBI of favouritism, backdoor entry and snubbing due process

NEW DELHI: A week after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to palm off the 94-year-old Tamil Nadu-based Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) free of cost, the issue has taken a political turn. On November 17, the RBI had proposed a draft scheme of amalgamation of the beleaguered Lakshmi Vilas Bank with DBS Bank India […]

Singapore needs more talent for growth of tech industry: Lee Hsien Loong

By Gurdip Singh SINGAPORE: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said the country needs more talent in technology and hoped that a newly-announced work pass will help it attract “highly accomplished” individuals in the field, a media report said on Wednesday. Lee, who delivered his keynote speech to the Singapore Tech Forum 2020 on […]

Future-RIL deal: Amazon gets a favourable ruling in arbitration case

NEW DELHI: Jeff Bezos-led Amazon has won a favourable ruling for its plea in Singapore against Kishore Biyani-headed Future Group striking a deal with Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). Future has been told not to proceed with its sale of shares to RIL till the outcome of the arbitration process, according to the sources. […]

Addverb Technologies opens its office in Singapore

NEW DELHI: Global robotics company Addverb Technologies has announced expansion of its footprints in South East Asia by establishing their first offshore entity in Singapore. The new office will serve as a strategic location and will focus on serving the company’s South East Asian customers by providing them best-in-class automation solutions to improve the efficiency […]

More Indians in Singapore returning home due to job losses: Envoy

By Gurdip Singh SINGAPORE:More and more Indian workers are returning home as Singapore businesses cut down on workforce following the severe impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic, an official said. “On an average, about 100 Indian nationals in Singapore continue to register daily with the High Commission here for flights back home, with over 11,000 […]

Singapore COVID-19 lockdown extended till June 1

SINGAPORE: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on Tuesday that the partial lockdown imposed in the city-state to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus has been extended until June 1. This means that more workplaces will be closed to further reduce the number of workers keeping essential services going, reports The Straits Times. […]

Andhra Pradesh terminates pact with Singapore consortium on Amaravati start-up area project

AMARAVATI: The Amaravati Start-Up Area Development Project has formally been scrapped with the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet on Wednesday deciding to terminate the agreement with a Singapore consortium. The project which envisaged development of the start-up area in the state’s capital city remained a non-starter in the last 30 months since the previous Chandrababu Naidu government […]

Vistara to deploy A320neos with enhanced features on India-Singapore route

NEW DELHI: Vistara airline on Thursday announced that it has recently received three new A320neo planes with enhanced cabin features from Airbus and it would deploy them on its routes connecting India and Singapore from November 24 this year. Vistara has been operating daily flights on the Delhi-Singapore and the Mumbai-Singapore routes since August 6 […]

‘P is for protest’: Hong Kong families join pro-democracy rally

HONG KONG:Armed with balloons and strollers, several hundred families took to the streets in Hong Kong on Saturday to show support for pro-democracy protests that are now in their third month. The colourful and calm atmosphere at the rally was a far cry from the increasingly violent confrontations that have marked recent demonstrations by activists […]

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