The Big Story: Singtel-Grab bid for digital bank licence and what to look out for in 2020 countdown

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SINGAPORE - Catch up with the hottest topics on The Straits Times' weekday talk show.

The Big Story, broadcast every weekday at 5.30pm on Facebook and YouTube, has reporters and senior editors discussing the top stories of the day, in the heart of the newsroom.

Helmed by multimedia correspondent Hairianto Diman, the episode airs live from ST's digital studio.

In Monday's (Dec 30) episode, journalist Aw Cheng Wei shares more about ride-hailing firm Grab and Singapore's largest telco Singtel making a bid for a digital full bank licence together, and how this collaboration can benefit consumers.

Next, journalist Malavika Menon talks about foreign-registered vehicles not being allowed to provide cross-border passenger transport services for hire in Singapore without a valid public service vehicle licence.

Lastly, entertainment journalist Anjali Raguraman and journalist Clara Chong share more about the exciting programmes for the 2020 countdown, and the best spots to catch the New Year fireworks.

In #WhatsTrending, multimedia journalist Kimberly Jow looks at the stories trending online.

In Monday's segment, she talks about the fatal car accident outside Lucky Plaza, the 72-year-old man who pulled his wheelchair-bound wife out of a burning car, and the world's most beautiful face.

Topics covered in previous episodes of The Big Story include the rise in pirate incidents in the Singapore Strait; China's move to cut tariffs on imported goods, including pork and tech items, starting Jan 1; and US President Donald Trump's impeachment.

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