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Huawei unwanted: Asian shops shun phone trade-ins on Google suspension worries

23 May 2019

SINGAPORE/MANILA Mobile phone retailers in some Asian countries are refusing to accept Huawei devices for trade-ins, as more consumers look to offload their device on worries Google suspending business with the Chinese firm will disrupt services.

REFILE-Huawei unwanted: Asian shops shun phone trade-ins on Google suspension worries

22 May 2019

* More consumers looking to trade in Huawei phones in Singapore

Singapore cuts 2019 GDP forecast as first-quarter growth hits decade low

21 May 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's annual economic growth slipped to the lowest in nearly a decade in the first quarter as manufacturing contracted in the wake of a protracted Sino-U.S. trade war, prompting a downgrade to the city-state's full-year growth forecast.

U.S. says China's focus on its South China Sea operations unwarranted

15 May 2019

SINGAPORE The head of operations of the United States Navy said on Wednesday that its freedom of navigation movements in the disputed South China Sea get more attention than they deserve.

U.S. says China's focus on its South China Sea operations unwarranted

15 May 2019

SINGAPORE The head of operations of the United States Navy said on Wednesday that its freedom of navigation movements in the disputed South China Sea get more attention than they deserve.

Singapore passes fake news law amid freedom-of-speech fears

09 May 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's parliament on Wednesday passed an anti-fake news bill that has been criticised by rights groups, journalists and tech firms over fears it could be used to clamp down on freedom of speech.

Singapore central bank to reveal FX intervention, improving transparency

08 May 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank said on Wednesday it will disclose more information on the actions it takes to implement monetary policy, including releasing data on foreign exchange intervention every six months.

Singapore opposition echoes public calls to scrap proposed fake news law

07 May 2019

SINGAPORE, May 7 Singapore's lone opposition party, which only holds six of 89 seats in parliament, will oppose a controversial fake news bill, its leader said on Tuesday, echoing public calls for its withdrawal but unable to make any difference.

Singapore seizes water plant from Hyflux after launching accounts probe

17 Apr 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore moved to take control of debt-laden Hyflux's key water treatment plant on Wednesday, a day after authorities said they were reviewing the company's disclosures to see if it has breached any laws.

Singapore central bank stands pat on monetary policy as growth eases

12 Apr 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank on Friday kept its monetary settings unchanged after two consecutive rounds of tightening, as policymakers expect slower growth and inflation for the city state in the face of 'significant' global economic risks.

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