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Aradhana Aravindan

Singapore nearly virus free after local cases and clusters cease

Nov 25 2020

SINGAPORE Having once had the highest COVID-19 rate in Southeast Asia, Singapore has all but eradicated the virus after reporting 14 days without any new local cases on Tuesday, and saying it had snuffed out the last cluster of infection at a worker dormitory.

Hong Kong, Singapore bubble delay highlights hurdles to travel recovery

Nov 23 2020

SINGAPORE A delay to Asia's first travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore has hit the shares of their flag carriers and highlighted the challenges facing the global travel industry as it tries to rebound from the pandemic.

UPDATE 2-Singapore's economy to return to growth in 2021 after worst slump

Nov 22 2020

SINGAPORE, Nov 23 Singapore's economy contracted less than initially estimated in the third quarter due to the gradual easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures and authorities expect the city-state to bounce back to growth next year from its worst recession.

Singaporeans snap up properties during worst ever recession

Nov 12 2020

SINGAPORE Singaporean Jason Chen recently bought a S$1.7 million ($1.26 million) three-bedroom apartment in a swanky condominium, upgrading his home in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic which has triggered the country's worst ever recession.

Shell to cut jobs and capacity at major Singapore refinery

Nov 10 2020

SINGAPORE Royal Dutch Shell will halve crude processing capacity and cut jobs at its Pulau Bukom oil refinery in Singapore as part of an overhaul to reduce its carbon emissions.

Hong Kong, Singapore announce plans for travel bubble

Oct 15 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

Oct 13 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

Oct 07 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.

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