EU plans to fast-track deals with Japan and Singapore in face of US ‘protectionism’

The EU said on Wednesday it was leading the defense of free trade in the face of US “protectionism” as it unveiled plans to fast-track deals with Japan and Singapore. The European Commission proposes to push through the trade pacts by next year as Brussels is at loggerheads with Washington over President Donald Trump’s tariffs ...

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President Trump changes mind and wants in on TPP deal; Australia sees no appetite to accommodate US

President Trump changes mind and wants in on TPP deal; Australia sees no appetite to accommodate US

There is “no appetite” among the Trans-Pacific Partnership signatories for major renegotiations to accommodate the US, Australia said Sunday after President Donald...

British Airways launch no-frills fare for one-way flights between Singapore and London

British Airways launch no-frills fare for one-way flights between Singapore and London

Not to be outdone by budget airline Norwegian and other competitors, the United Kingdom’s own flag carrier British Airways have also launched their own cheap air tickets for...

Singapore tightens monetary policy for first time in 6 years, warns on trade tensions

Singapore tightens monetary policy for first time in 6 years, warns on trade tensions

Singapore tightened its monetary policy for the first time in six years Friday on expectations of steady growth in 2018, but warned of risks from global trade tensions. The...

After 9 years, Mandopop club Shanghai Dolly will close for good this weekend

After 9 years, Mandopop club Shanghai Dolly will close for good this weekend

After popping champagne and hosting Mandopop-fueled parties for the past nine years, Clarke Quay nightclub Shanghai Dolly will shutter for good this weekend. In a rather abrupt...

State investors Temasek buy into deal that values Salt Bae’s steakhouse owner at US$1.2b

State investors Temasek buy into deal that values Salt Bae’s steakhouse owner at US$1.2b

Last month, it was reported that Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC and state-owned holding company Temasek were thinking about investing in memes. Okay, not really, but they...

UN blacklists dozens of ships, businesses over N. Korea smuggling

UN blacklists dozens of ships, businesses over N. Korea smuggling

The UN Security Council on Friday blacklisted 27 ships, 21 companies and a businessman for helping North Korea circumvent sanctions, as the United States keeps up pressure on...

Coconuts Media founder Byron Perry to speak at panel on how to launch a media brand before you’re 30

Coconuts Media founder Byron Perry to speak at panel on how to launch a media brand before you’re 30

If you’ve ever dreamt of building your own media empire but you’re not entirely sure where to start, this panel discussion hosted by the Asia Content Marketing...

Uber Singapore employees allegedly told to vacate offices within 2 hours; Uber says not true

Uber Singapore employees allegedly told to vacate offices within 2 hours; Uber says not true

The rumors and reports of Uber selling off its Southeast Asia operations to Grab were finally verified this morning. Ending the long battle between the two ride-hailing firms,...

Uber app will no longer work in SEA from April 8 onwards; Grab promises no fare hikes

Uber app will no longer work in SEA from April 8 onwards; Grab promises no fare hikes

Yeap, it’s official — Grab has won the long ride-hailing battle against Uber in Southeast Asia. The Singapore-based firm announced today it has bought its US rival’s...