'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


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.



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.”


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

Global Economy


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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