CoVid-19

'Circuit breaker' no longer precautionary, but necessary as Covid-19 cases continue to surge

SINGAPORE (Apr 5): While a “circuit breaker” that takes effect on Monday midnight may well force people to curtail non-essential activities and throw a dampener on revenue figures for companies in

CoVid-19

Centurion's Westlite Toh Guan dorm sees surge in Covid-19 cases

SINGAPORE (April 5): The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases at Westlite Toh Guan, a workers’ dormitory under Centurion Corp, has increased to by 10 to 28, said the government on April 5.

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CoVid-19

Singapore lockdown fears spike ahead of PM's scheduled speech on 'few more' virus steps

(Apr 3): Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will speak to the nation at 4 pm local time, saying the situation in the city-state “is under control, but we want to take a few more steps now.”

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Covid-19 could cost the world US$4.1 trillion, says ADB

SINGAPORE (Apr 3): The cost of the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to climb as high as US$4.1 trillion ($5.9 trillion), or almost 5% of the global gross domestic product (GDP), depending on the exten

Labour market

Resilience Budget a hit with businesses, according to SBF survey

SINGAPORE (Apr 3): Businesses say the government’s $48.4 billion Resilience Budget have been timely and impactful in helping to meet pressing concerns such as wage costs and cash flow issues, accor

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Briefs

Quoteworthy: “My orders to the police, the military and the village officials: if there’s a commotion, if they fight back and your life becomes at risk, shoot them dead.” – Philippine Presi

Banking & finance

Local banks go all out to assist Singaporeans

SINGAPORE (Apr 3): On Apr 1, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said that the Temporary Measures Bill will provide needed temporary protection for SMEs, while being carefully scoped to avoid

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