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Singapore’s central bank tightens policy in surprise move as economy grows 6.5% in third quarter

A cyclist rides on Esplanade bridge as buildings stand in the Central Business District in Singapore on Monday, July 6, 2020. Wei Leng Tay | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore’s central bank tightened monetary policy in a surprise move on Thursday as the economy grew 6.5% in the third quarter compared with a […]

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Rising cases and deaths test Singapore’s pivot to treat Covid as endemic

SINGAPORE — Rising Covid-19 infections and deaths are testing Singapore’s long-term strategy of treating the coronavirus as endemic. Around 82% of the city-state’s population has been fully vaccinated, health ministry data showed. But a surge in Covid cases — the vast majority of which have no or mild symptoms — prompted the government to tighten […]

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सिंगापुर की आबादी घटकर 50.45 लाख रह गई, 1970 के बाद सबसे तेज गिरावट

Singapore Population: सिंगापुर की कुल आबादी इस साल जून में 4.1 फीसदी घटकर 50.45 लाख रह गई, जिसका मुख्य कारण कोविड-19 यात्रा प्रतिबंधों के बीच नॉन-रेजिडेंट की संख्या में गिरावट हो सकता है. मंगलवार को जारी आधिकारिक आंकड़ों के अनुसार, सरकार द्वारा 1970 में इस तरह के आंकड़े एकत्र करना शुरू करने के बाद से […]

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After a long wait, some of Southeast Asia’s most popular islands are reopening to travelers

The islands of Southeast Asia are reopening to visitors — one small step at a time. The region is home to countries, such as Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, that kept Covid rates low throughout 2020. That changed with the arrival of the delta variant, which forced many Southeast Asian nations to contend with big outbreaks […]

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Singapore is seeing daily record Covid cases. Here’s why it may not be a bad thing

People walk at a pedestrian crossing along the Orchard Road shopping district in Singapore on September 7, 2021. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Authorities in Singapore have tightened Covid measures as infections in the country rise to fresh record highs — but two health experts told CNBC they are not terribly […]

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Singapore Exchange could receive its first SPAC listing application within weeks, CEO says

Auditorium of the Singapore Exchange (SGX). Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — The Singapore Exchange could receive its first application for a SPAC listing in “the next couple of weeks,” Chief Executive Loh Boon Chye told CNBC in an exclusive interview. SGX earlier this month announced new rules allowing SPACs to list […]

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The world’s tallest observation wheel is opening in Dubai next month

Ferris wheels were once the center of the town fair. Now they are key parts of major metropolitan skylines. But none can top the heights of the Ain Dubai — meaning “Dubai Eye” in Arabic — which is scheduled to open on Oct. 21.  With a height of 820 feet, it will be the tallest […]

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Singapore pivots to living with Covid, refrains from tightening measures even as cases rise

People walk and cycle on a bridge leading away from the Merlion statue in the Marina Bay area of Singapore on Saturday, 22 May 2021. Joseph Nair | NurPhoto | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore has refrained from tightening social-distancing measures even as the highly infectious delta variant has driven Covid-19 cases up sharply, while […]

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Recovery in Singapore’s aviation sector will be a ‘long haul,’ says transport minister

SINGAPORE — Singapore is lifting some border restrictions but recovery in its important aviation sector remains challenging given the Covid-19 pandemic’s uncertain trajectory, said the country’s transport minister. “The fact remains that it’s going to be a long haul because while certain countries are more advanced in vaccination, others are still trying to vaccinate their […]

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