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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.

China's top hotpot chain Haidilao accelerates expansion even as pandemic bites

Nov 18 2020

SINGAPORE China's biggest hotpot chain Haidilao will open more than 400 new restaurants in 2020, exceeding initial estimates by about a third, even as the coronavirus pandemic batters its and the sector's profits.

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.

Hong Kong, Singapore to allow travel to each other without quarantines from November 22

Nov 11 2020

HONG KONG/ SINGAPORE A travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore will begin on Nov. 22, the two cities announced on Wednesday, as they moved to re-establish overseas travel links and lift the hurdle of quarantine for visiting foreigners.

Singapore firm invents coronavirus breathalyser with results in seconds

Oct 29 2020

SINGAPORE A company in Singapore has developed a breathalyser test for the new coronavirus which it says will enable people to know whether they are infected in under a minute.

Cabbies and office workers: Meet Singapore's ordinary royals

Oct 27 2020

SINGAPORE In the modern republic of Singapore, several seemingly ordinary people working in offices or driving taxis can claim to be of royal blood, descendants of a 19th century monarch who ceded control of the Southeast Asian island to the British.

Singapore factory output surges at fastest pace in nine years on pharma boost

Oct 26 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore's industrial output blew past forecasts to rise 24.2% year-on-year in September, its fastest pace in nine years, boosted by pharmaceutical manufacturing more than doubling last month, official data showed on Monday.

Singapore to host cruises to nowhere from November

Oct 08 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore is launching cruises to nowhere from November, as the travel hub tries to kick-start a tourism industry battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

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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