ASEAN concerned over North Korea

SINGAPORE, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the latest developments in North Korea are a matter of concern for ASEAN, ChannelNewsAsia reported Tuesday.

Singapore, Indonesia sign investment pact

SINGAPORE, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Singapore and Indonesia have concluded negotiations on an investment guarantee agreement paving the way for businesses to invest with legal protection.

Indonesia close to finishing Aceh plan

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Indonesia is in the midst of completing the master plan for the reconstruction of tsunami-hit Aceh, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said. "Hopefully, by the middle or end of March, the work could be completed and we would inform Malaysia," he said Mond

Singapore, China relations warm

BEIJING, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Chinese officials say they want to improve their relations with Singapore and want Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to visit China frequently.

Singapore calls for UN relief coordinator

JAKARTA, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Singapore proposed Thursday that the U.N. Secretary-General appoint a special representative to coordinate tsunami relief efforts.

Analysis: Donor nations focus on tsunami meeting

SINGAPORE, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The outpouring of donations and help in kind has been heart-warming, but will the world remembers the plights of the Sri Lankan fisherman and Aceh farmer in six

China Wen to attend Thurs. tsunami meeting

SINGAPORE, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- More heads of states will attend the Jakarta meeting Thursday to discuss coordination of relief efforts for the Indian Ocean tsunami tragedy.

Singapore to spend $12.2M in aid

SINGAPORE, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Singapore will spend $12.2 million on direct assistance to its disaster-stricken neighbors in the next two weeks, and has pledged $3 million in cash.

Singapore calls for ASEAN tsunami meeting

SINGAPORE, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Thursday called for a meeting of ASEAN leaders, leaders of countries affected by the tsunamis and potential donors.
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Singapore to invite proposals for casino

SINGAPORE, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The government will be inviting interested casino operators to submit their proposals to build a casino in Singapore, ChannelNews Asia reported Monday.

Analysis: S.Korea strives for FTAs

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- South Korea, which has long remained out of the race for free trade zones, has geared up for high-profile efforts to jump on the free trade bandwagon, which cou
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Singapore, India to sign FTA in 2005

SINGAPORE, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Singapore and India are ready to sign a wide-ranging economic agreement to boost trade and investment after resolving all outstanding issues.

China's PM meets Southeast Asian leaders

VIENTIANE, Laos, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has held talks with the leaders of three Southeast Asian nations, the China Daily said Monday.

PM Lee, Bush discuss regional issues

SANTAGIO, Chile, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and U.S. President George Bush have exchanged views on regional developments, in particular the cross-strait situation.

Singapore reaffirms 'One China' policy

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Singapore Thursday reaffirmed its "One China" policy, opposing Taiwan's independence after a meeting between the two countries' foreign ministers.

Singapore, Indonesia work on extradition

SINGAPORE, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Singapore's prime minister warns an extradition policy between his country and Indonesia will not resolve the problem of people fleeing Indonesia.

Singapore, Thailand seek Asean integration

BANGKOK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Singapore and Thailand will seek faster integration of the South-east Asian economic grouping at an upcoming meeting in Laos.

Singapore to boost ties with Indonesia

JAKARTA, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says his nation is eager to engage in economic cooperation with Indonesia.

Abdullah and Lee plan to expand ties

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to strengthen and expand improving bilateral ties, including working together to identify business opportunities.

When two is a crowd for Singapore's media

SINGAPORE, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- How much competition can a small market of 4 million people take? Not much, when it comes to the media and transport sectors. It's taken four years of intensive

Singapore on fast track to EU trade pact

SINGAPORE, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Singapore and the European Union are discussing an economic and trade agreement, possibly leading to a free trade agreement, in talks in Singapore Tuesday. EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy told the newspaper Today that the EU hopes the pre-FTA agreement

Magazine apologizes to Singapore PM Lee

SINGAPORE, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Economist has apologized to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for implying corrupt motives in the appointment of his wife to head Temasek Holdings.

Singapore to cut civil service

SINGAPORE, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The Singapore government plans to cut its civil service headcount by up to 9 percent, or around 8,100 people, over the next three years.

Singapore improving ties with Malaysia

SINGAPORE, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The headlines may not show it and there still remain many unresolved issues, but there has been a definite thawing of the relations between Singapore and Malays

China praises Singapore's one-China stance

BEIJING, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- China praised Singapore's prime minister for resuming the island's one-China stance, restoring relations that had soured over his visit to Taiwan last month.
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