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Aradhana Aravindan

Hong Kong, Singapore announce plans for travel bubble

15 Oct 2020

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Oct 15 Hong Kong and Singapore will set up a travel bubble, the two cities announced on Thursday, as they moved to re-establish overseas travel links and lift the hurdle of quarantine for visiting foreigners.

Singapore holds monetary policy and says easy stance to stay

14 Oct 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank left its monetary policy unchanged on Wednesday and said its accommodative stance will remain appropriate for some time as the city-state's economy emerges from its coronavirus slump.

Singapore's economic decline seen slowing in third quarter, central bank on hold

07 Oct 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore's economic decline is expected to have slowed significantly in the third quarter as the city-state loosened coronavirus curbs, giving the central bank room to keep monetary settings unchanged when it meets next week.

POLL-Singapore's economic decline seen slowing in Q3, c.bank on hold

07 Oct 2020

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Singapore central bank seen keeping monetary policy on hold on recovery hopes: Reuters poll

30 Sep 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank will likely keep policy settings steady in October on hopes the economy will recover as the financial hub further loosens coronavirus curbs and on expectations fiscal policy will be the main driver of a rebound, a Reuters poll showed.

Why is Singapore's COVID-19 death rate the world's lowest

18 Sep 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore has the lowest coronavirus case fatality count globally, with just 27 deaths among the more than 57,000 people who have been infected with COVID-19 in the Southeast Asian island. | Video

WHO says safety comes first as over 170 nations join COVID-19 vaccine plan

17 Sep 2020

SINGAPORE The World Health Organisation said that more than 170 countries had joined its global plan to distribute vaccines fairly around the world, but cautioned that a race to develop shots could lead to public fears about safety.

Tencent becomes latest Chinese firm to invest in Singapore with new Southeast Asia hub

15 Sep 2020

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Tuesday it would develop a regional hub for Southeast Asia in Singapore, opening a new office and becoming the latest Chinese tech firm to invest in the city-state.

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