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The race is on to trace the new COVID-19 variant

Dec 01 2021

LONDON/BRUSSELS/SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Governments around the world are urgently scouring databases for recent cases of COVID-19 infections, screening travellers and decoding the viral genomes of the new variant as they try to measure how far it has spread.

The race is on to trace the new COVID-19 variant

Nov 30 2021

LONDON/BRUSSELS/SINGAPORE, Nov 30 Governments around the world are urgently scouring databases for recent cases of COVID-19 infections, screening travellers and decoding the viral genomes of the new variant as they try to measure how far it has spread.

Singapore, Malaysia reopen land border amid worries over the Omicron variant

Nov 29 2021

SINGAPORE Singapore and Malaysia reopened one of the world's busiest land borders on Monday, allowing vaccinated travellers to cross after nearly two years of being shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Travellers on edge as countries tighten rules due to Omicron fears - travel agents

Nov 29 2021

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE Nov 29 Some would-be travellers are considering cancelling or delaying trip plans in response to fresh curbs prompted by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, travel agents said on Monday, threatening an already fragile recovery for the global tourism industry.

Singapore's GDP growth to moderate next year after 2021 rebound

Nov 23 2021

SINGAPORE Singapore's economy is expected to grow about 7% in 2021, at the top of the official forecast range, and will expand at a slower pace next year as an uneven recovery continues across sectors, the government said on Wednesday.

Singapore grants 11th-hour stay of execution for Malaysian with COVID-19

Nov 09 2021

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -A Singapore court on Tuesday stayed the execution of a Malaysian convicted of drug smuggling for reasons of "common sense and humanity" after confirming he had tested positive for COVID-19, a day before he was due to be hanged.

Tesla EV sales boom in Singapore, pushing rivals' models off the streets

Oct 28 2021

SINGAPORE In wealthy Singapore, where new vehicle registration is tightly controlled to manage the city state's traffic and pollution, Tesla Inc is having a moment: surging sales are gobbling up rivals' market share.

Singapore plans electricity imports to boost security, diversify supply

Oct 25 2021

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Singapore plans to import up to 4 gigawatts (GW) of low-carbon electricity by 2035, or about 30% of its total supply, trade and industry Minister Gan Kim Yong said on Monday, to diversify supply and boost energy security.

China's economic wobbles cast long shadow for Asia

Oct 19 2021

SINGAPORE/SEOUL China's economic setbacks have darkened the outlook for countries in its orbit, from South Korea to Thailand, as a sharp factory slowdown and trade bottlenecks in the world's second-largest economy hit Asia on the supply as well as demand sides.

Global power cost surge wrecks Singapore's electricity market

Oct 18 2021

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -The global energy crunch which has sent natural gas prices to record highs and caused power shortages in many parts of the world is now spilling over to the island state of Singapore which is dependent on gas for power generation.

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