Entries tagged "Singapore"

  • View All Analysis | Sept. 17, 2018, 8:57 a.m.

    Browse our analysis section for news and articles on topics such as China's Belt and Road Initiative (OBOR), the Competing Visions of Japan, India, and other regional powers, and the stakes for U.S. policy.

  • Malaysia, Singapore To Revive ECRL | Sept. 5, 2018, 11:33 a.m.

    Malaysia and Singapore will resume construction of the 350 km East Coast Rail Link project in 2020 on the basis that Singapore will be compensated $11 million for the delay.

  • BRI Funding Exceeds U.S. Indo-Pacific Push | Aug. 1, 2018, 10:17 a.m.

    The U.S.'s recently announced plan to invest $113 million in infrastructure throughout the Indo-Pacific region will have a limited impact and pales in comparison to China's multi-billion dollar Belt and Road Initiative, according to Dr. James Crabtree of the National University of Singapore.

  • BRI Empowers SE Asia's Strongmen | July 25, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

    Chinese infrastructure investment throughout Southeast Asia has shifted the tide of opinion, simultaneously supporting authoritarian politics in certain states and engendering opposition to Belt and Road in others, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.

  • Indonesia Eyes Status as Maritime Hub | June 14, 2018, 9:56 a.m.

    Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo, is pushing to turn the country into a fulcrum of maritime trade along China’s Belt and Road initiative with a $50.6 billion plan to build up the maritime sector, including the development of 24 "strategic ports."

  • Malaysia Rethinks Costly Infrastructure Projects | June 1, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

    Malaysia's decision to cancel the high-speed rail from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore suggests that Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's new government may reevaluate other costly Chinese-led projects to cut the country's debt, Nikkei reports.

  • Malaysia Terminates Kuala Lumpur-Singapore Rail | May 29, 2018, 10:34 a.m.

    Prime Minister Mahathir cancelled a proposed high-speed railway project that would have connected Kuala Lumpur with Singapore on Monday, citing the overall cost of the project as a primary concern. Mahathir's predecessor signed a legally-binding deal with his counterpart, Lee Hsien Loong, in December 2016 as a symbol of closer bilateral cooperation which will now require negotiating a $125 million penalty for pulling out.

  • China, Russia battle for North Pole supremacy | April 11, 2018, 9:24 a.m.

    As Arctic sea ice steadily shrinks and temperatures rise, Russia and China compete for control of newly accessible natural resources and transportation routes while cooperating to finance the development of resource extraction and transportation infrastructure.

  • China, Singapore Sign BRI Deal | April 9, 2018, 9:51 a.m.

    Singapore has signed an agreement with China to strengthen cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative, aiming to expand the city-state's involvement in massive infrastructure projects led by Chinese companies.

  • PM Lee: ASEAN Should Leverage Regional Initiatives | March 13, 2018, 11:06 a.m.

    On Tuesday, Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to better leverage infrastructure and development opportunities provided by regional initiatives such as the Belt and Road and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

  • Manila Airport Expansion in Singapore | Feb. 22, 2018, 9:35 a.m.

    A conglomerate of 7 major companies has submitted a $6.75 billion proposal to expand and modernize Manila airport into a regional aviation hub.

  • Europe Heavyweights Bid for KL-Singapore HSR | Feb. 13, 2018, 10:29 a.m.

    A consortium of European companies including the German Engineering company Siemens, France's Alstom, Austria's PORR, and Italian State Railways will team up with a Malaysian engineering company to bid for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail line. The consortium is expected to face rival bidders from both China and Japan.

  • India Courts ASEAN to Counter BRI | Jan. 25, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes all ten ASEAN leaders to New Dehli in an attempt to strengthen trade and connectivity with the bloc.

  • Malaysia, Singapore Sign Rail Transport Pact | Jan. 17, 2018, 10:58 a.m.

    Malaysia and Singapore signed a bilateral agreement to build and run a Rapid Transit System Link on Tuesday, advancing an initiative to boost connectivity between the two Southeast Asian nations.

  • 18 Projects to Watch in 2018 | Dec. 22, 2017, 9:21 a.m.

    Reconnecting Asia is tracking developments across a vast landmass that includes 60 percent of the global economy. Every day, new infrastructure projects are announced, some are advanced, and others encounter obstacles. Here is a selection of the top projects to watch in 2018.

  • Bidding Opens for KL-Singapore HSR | Dec. 20, 2017, 9:50 a.m.

    Bidding for the high-speed railway project connecting Singapore and Kuala Lumpur kicked off on Wednesday, in what is shaping up to be an intense battle between Chinese and Japanese contractors.

  • OECD: SE Asia Needs Taxes for Infrastructure | Nov. 15, 2017, 9:54 a.m.

    Southeast Asian governments need to collect more taxes to sustain the region's infrastructure expansion, reports the OECD.

  • Singapore to Complement China's BRI | Oct. 23, 2017, 9:37 a.m.

    Capitalizing on its position as a financial and legal hub, Singapore wants to underpin its economic growth by involving itself in Chinese-led megaprojects under the"Belt and Road" Initiative.

  • High-speed rail project linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore on track | Oct. 17, 2017, 8:51 a.m.

    The land acquisition process has started for the 350-kilometer-long high-speed rail linking Kuala Lumpur with Singapore, paving the way for the bidding process to begin by the end of the year. The infrastructure project is expected to attract international bidders for the first cross-border high-speed rail line in Southeast Asia.

  • Malaysia, Singapore to Jointly Operate Metro Rail Project | Sept. 25, 2017, 9:05 a.m.

  • Singapore's Exports Continue Rising | Sept. 18, 2017, 8:49 a.m.

  • Local Companies Eye Singapore HSR Contract | July 6, 2017, 8:40 a.m.

    Six local companies in Singapore have formed a consortium in hopes of besting competitors from Japan, China, and Europe to construct the 350km Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail link.

  • Driverless in Eurasia | Feb. 14, 2017, 11:15 a.m.

    Autonomous vehicles have the potential to re-shape the continent of Asia’s economic geography, but they face infrastructure challenges unique to the region.

  • 17 Projects to Watch in 2017 | Dec. 21, 2016, 9 a.m.

    A selection of the top projects we’re watching this year.