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Philippines c. bank chief would rather online gambling firms leave

01 Oct 2019

SINGAPORE, Oct 1 Banning online gambling will have little impact on the Philippines economy, its central bank chief said on Tuesday, after China urged Manila to outlaw the cross-border activities it says pose money laundering risks.

Singapore seen easing monetary policy as economy stumbles: Reuters poll

30 Sep 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank is expected to ease monetary policy at its semi-annual meeting in October in a bid to boost a trade-reliant economy being choked by the prolonged U.S-China trade war, economists said.

Singapore PM's nephew enlists top UK lawyer for contempt case

25 Sep 2019

SINGAPORE The Singapore prime minister's nephew said on Wednesday he had hired top British lawyer David Pannick to advise him on a contempt of court case at the heart of a feud among members of the city-state's first family.

Indonesia's Pertamina opens Singapore office as Petral probe continues

25 Sep 2019

* Prior Singapore office closed in 2015 amid corruption probes

As election nears, Singapore may raise spending to ease economic pain

06 Sep 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore is expected to roll out a generous budget ahead of an election as the ruling party seeks to appease voters who are feeling the pinch from a sharp economic downturn, analysts say.

Singapore leader in waiting seen as 'cut from same cloth' as Lee family

05 Sep 2019

SINGAPORE Mild-mannered, studious and seen as "cut from the same cloth" as his predecessors, Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will face the daunting task of reshaping a struggling economy if, as expected, he becomes the wealthy city-state's next leader.

Tech support: Singapore seeks foreign talent for key sector as economy stumbles

02 Sep 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore is pursuing more foreign tech talent as it ramps up efforts to grow the sector, its trade minister said on Monday, adding that locals would also benefit from the plans amid concerns about preserving jobs as the economy sours.

U.N. members sign mediation convention to settle trade disputes

07 Aug 2019

SINGAPORE Members of the United Nations on Wednesday signed the Singapore Convention on Mediation, an agreement it hopes will make it easier to settle cross-border commercial disputes and stabilise trade relationships.

Singapore says drug smuggling worsens, even as hangings rise

01 Aug 2019

SINGAPORE Drug trafficking into Singapore, which has some of the world's toughest drugs laws, has risen recently, the law minister said on Wednesday, and he defended capital punishment for serious drug crime as reflecting public support.

Stability in Hong Kong key for Singapore businesses - minister

31 Jul 2019

SINGAPORE Prolonged turmoil in Hong Kong could jeopardise regional financial stability, and that would outweigh any short-term gain for Singapore from flows of funds from investors worried about protests there, a Singapore government minister said.

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