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SG-MY land checkpoints record over 2.33 million crossing during CNY weekend 
During the holidays, land checkpoints saw an average of 390,000 daily travellers.
HDB households to receive $300 Climate Vouchers from 15 April 
Recipients can buy energy- and water-efficient household products with the vouchers.
NEA to ban formaldehyde in interior paints starting January 2026
Paint manufacturers will have to submit test reports of their products.
CIMB Personal Loan offers 2.8% interest rate per annum
Loans of over S$30,000, with a tenure of at least 3 years, can qualify for this.
Singapore, Australia ink MoU to create green, digital shipping corridor
They will develop eco-friendly fuel supply chains for the maritime industry.
Health leaders unveil 3-Step plan to combat cardiovascular disease crisis
Heart disease and strokes account for almost one-third of deaths in SG.
Keeping CPF Special Account for 55+ may create 'generational divide': Tan
The proposed change primarily impacts higher-income earners, said an official.
Gov’t expands Career Conversion Programmes
Enhancements include an increase in the salary support cap to $7,500 for mature or long-term unemployed workers.
Special education teachers to see up to 12% pay hike
By 2026, the monthly salary of SPED teachers will range from $3,000 to over $7,000.
Maybank Singapore gave out up to S$1,250 to junior employees
The one-time payment was given out in February.
ACEN, Marubeni partners to develop an offshore wind project in Australia
The partnership is expected to invest $218.3 to the project.
MOM approves over 4,000 ONE PASS applications 
The government introduced the work pass framework in January 2023.
Workforce Singapore to launch Overseas Markets Immersion Programme
The programme will fund companies to build a globally oriented team.
Singapore raises retirement and reemployment ages
The first increase will happen in 2026.

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Older office buildings adopt open protocol systems for energy management
Experts also point to usage of building management systems for energy-saving opportunities.
Commercial Property 3 cool building strategies that mitigate the rising heat in Singapore
Singapore’s warming rate is double the global average at 0.25 degrees Celsius per decade.
How HomePay is combating renovation scams in Singapore
Money is put in an escrow account and disbursed when milestones are reached.
Markets & Investing New bill likely to prolong fundraising, leadership change for firms critical to national security
Legal experts believe cybersecurity and AI entities are likely to be affected by the measure.
Information Technology GoodGang Labs forges human-AI persona in avatar-based social platform
The startup plans to expand globally in 2025 after kick starting its platform in Korea and Japan.
Shipping & Marine Hong Kong draws on Singapore for modern, green port development
Smart logistics is an area of collaboration Hong Kong intends to push with Singapore.
Healthcare Startup pushes preventive healthcare through digitalised longevity solutions
Mito Health CEO Kenneth Lou believes their personalised platform can address potential future health concerns and extend lifespan.

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SG-MY land checkpoints record over 2.33 million crossing during CNY weekend 
During the holidays, land checkpoints saw an average of 390,000 daily travellers.
HDB households to receive $300 Climate Vouchers from 15 April 
Recipients can buy energy- and water-efficient household products with the vouchers.
NEA to ban formaldehyde in interior paints starting January 2026
Paint manufacturers will have to submit test reports of their products.
CIMB Personal Loan offers 2.8% interest rate per annum
Loans of over S$30,000, with a tenure of at least 3 years, can qualify for this.
Singapore, Australia ink MoU to create green, digital shipping corridor
They will develop eco-friendly fuel supply chains for the maritime industry.
Health leaders unveil 3-Step plan to combat cardiovascular disease crisis
Heart disease and strokes account for almost one-third of deaths in SG.
Keeping CPF Special Account for 55+ may create 'generational divide': Tan
The proposed change primarily impacts higher-income earners, said an official.
Gov’t expands Career Conversion Programmes
Enhancements include an increase in the salary support cap to $7,500 for mature or long-term unemployed workers.
Special education teachers to see up to 12% pay hike
By 2026, the monthly salary of SPED teachers will range from $3,000 to over $7,000.
Maybank Singapore gave out up to S$1,250 to junior employees
The one-time payment was given out in February.
ACEN, Marubeni partners to develop an offshore wind project in Australia
The partnership is expected to invest $218.3 to the project.
MOM approves over 4,000 ONE PASS applications 
The government introduced the work pass framework in January 2023.
Workforce Singapore to launch Overseas Markets Immersion Programme
The programme will fund companies to build a globally oriented team.
Singapore raises retirement and reemployment ages
The first increase will happen in 2026.

Exclusives

Older office buildings adopt open protocol systems for energy management
Experts also point to usage of building management systems for energy-saving opportunities.
Commercial Property 3 cool building strategies that mitigate the rising heat in Singapore
Singapore’s warming rate is double the global average at 0.25 degrees Celsius per decade.
How HomePay is combating renovation scams in Singapore
Money is put in an escrow account and disbursed when milestones are reached.
Markets & Investing New bill likely to prolong fundraising, leadership change for firms critical to national security
Legal experts believe cybersecurity and AI entities are likely to be affected by the measure.
Information Technology GoodGang Labs forges human-AI persona in avatar-based social platform
The startup plans to expand globally in 2025 after kick starting its platform in Korea and Japan.
Shipping & Marine Hong Kong draws on Singapore for modern, green port development
Smart logistics is an area of collaboration Hong Kong intends to push with Singapore.
Healthcare Startup pushes preventive healthcare through digitalised longevity solutions
Mito Health CEO Kenneth Lou believes their personalised platform can address potential future health concerns and extend lifespan.

Join the Singapore Business Review community