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Passenger traffic at Changi up 12.7% on-year in April

Singapore Changi Airport reported a 12.7 per cent on-year increase in passenger traffic to 4.21 million for April this year.

In line with the growth in passenger traffic, aircraft landings and take-offs rose 8.8 per cent to 26,400 flights.

According to the Changi Airport Group (CAG), passenger traffic improved on-year across all regions with routes to and from the Middle East, South Asia, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia achieving strong results.

Singapore Q1 GDP up 1.6% on-year

Singapore's economy grew 1.6 per cent on-year in the first quarter, compared to 3.6 per cent growth in the preceding quarter.

On a quarter-on-quarter basis, Singapore's economy grew by 10 per cent, reversing the 2.5 per cent contraction in the previous quarter. The figure was slightly higher than the 9.9 percent reported in Advance Estimates released last month.

Singapore is maintaining its economic growth forecast for 2012 at one to three per cent, amid uncertainty in the global economy.

International SOS Launches Integrated Malaria Solution On World Malaria Day

International SOS, the leading global medical and security assistance company, has launched an integrated malaria program that addresses each aspect of malaria prevention, control, diagnosis and treatment. Taking place on World Malaria Day, which falls on 25 April, the launch of this initiative will assist Singapore companies in understanding the risk of malaria, putting in place appropriate plans and programmes to prevent malaria and fulfil duty of care requirements to protect their employees.

Microsoft opens S$23 million technology centre in Singapore

The first Microsoft Technology Centre (MTC) in Southeast Asia was officially opened in Singapore on Tuesday by Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Yaacob Ibrahim.

The S$23-million centre allows businesses to save time and money by testing cutting-edge technologies before rolling them out.

Businesses can touch, feel and test the latest industry solutions before incurring actual costs to implement them.