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Singapore PM's nephew fined $11,000 for scandalising court

Jul 29 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore's high court fined the prime minister's nephew S$15,000 ($10,884) on Wednesday for scandalising the judiciary, in a long-running case related to a feud between the city-state's first family.

Singapore spy case reawakens fears China recruiting on island state

Jul 28 2020

SINGAPORE The case of a Singaporean caught spying for China in the United States has reawakened fears over China recruiting intelligence assets on an island state which has won trust among Western governments while keeping on good terms with Beijing.

Singapore's GIC flags lower returns from weak growth, cautious on markets

Jul 27 2020

SINGAPORE The long-term returns of Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC have dropped within a whisker of a record low struck during the financial crisis, and its chief executive cautioned on Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic would weigh on performance.

Singapore PM flags retirement delay over virus as he unveils cabinet

Jul 25 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong named a largely unchanged cabinet on Saturday following an election win this month, and flagged a possible delay, due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, of his plan to step down.

Singapore's rulers fret over generational shift in big election win

Jul 16 2020

SINGAPORE A resounding election win for Singapore's perennial rulers has been tainted by concerns about a generational voter shift that could in time weaken the People's Action Party's (PAP) unyielding grip on power.

Pandemic knocks Singapore into recession as GDP plummets 41% in second quarter

Jul 14 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore's trade-reliant economy plunged into recession in the second quarter with a record contraction, signalling a rough first half globally and an equally challenging outlook as the coronavirus crisis exacts a heavy toll on business and demand. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Pandemic knocks Singapore into recession as GDP plummets 41% in Q2

Jul 14 2020

SINGAPORE, July 14 Singapore's trade-reliant economy plunged into recession in the second quarter with a record contraction, signalling a rough first half globally and an equally challenging outlook as the coronavirus crisis exacts a heavy toll on business and demand.

Pandemic knocks Singapore into recession as GDP plummets 41% in second quarter

Jul 14 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore's trade-reliant economy plunged into recession in the second quarter with a record contraction, signalling a rough first half globally and an equally challenging outlook as the coronavirus crisis exacts a heavy toll on business and demand. | Video

Singapore's ruling PAP cedes ground to opposition in pandemic poll

Jul 10 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) extended its unbroken rule in Friday's election, but its vote share slipped near a record low as opposition parties made historic inroads in a ballot held under the cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gay rights: the taboo subject in Singapore's election

Jul 08 2020

SINGAPORE Among a record eleven parties set to contest Singapore's election on Friday, there has been virtual silence on one of the conservative city-state's most controversial issues, gay rights. | Video

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