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International students relieved after Trump administration's reversal of visa curbs

With the change, Singaporean students reluctant to return to the US amid Covid-19, can now study for their fall semester from Singapore if they wish.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 15-07-2020

China vows retaliation after Trump ends preferential status for Hong Kong

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China said on Wednesday (July 15) it will impose retaliatory sanctions on US individuals and entities after US President Donald Trump signed a law penalising banks doing business with Chinese officials who implement the new Hong Kong national security law.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 15-07-2020

Hong Kong adopts strictest-ever coronavirus measures to slow down resurgence

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Hong Kong implemented its strictest suite of social distancing measures yet as the Asian financial hub looks set to be the first in the region where a new outbreak surpasses previous waves in severity.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 14-07-2020

Singapore enters technical recession as GDP plunges 12.6% in Q2: Flash data

The decline is worse than the 10.5 per cent drop economists had anticipated.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 14-07-2020

Florida sets one-day record with over 15,000 new Covid-19 cases, bigger increase than most countries

NEW YORK/FLORIDA (REUTERS) - Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours on Sunday (July 12), a day after Disney World in Orlando reopened and anti-mask activists held a rally at a nearby restaurant.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 13-07-2020

Blockchain-based payments network jointly developed by MAS on track for commercial use

SINGAPORE - Singapore has developed a blockchain-based payments network that enables payments to be carried out in different currencies on the same network, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Temasek said on Monday (July 13).

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 13-07-2020

Fate of India-made ventilators up in the air as non-invasive treatments become main mode of care

BANGALORE - Indian-made ventilators are at the centre of a controversy after doctors in four major hospitals rejected hundreds of them as not fit for use for Covid-19 patients last week.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 10-07-2020

Hong Kong to suspend all schools due to spike in coronavirus cases: media

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Hong Kong is set to announce the suspension of all schools after a spike in locally transmitted coronavirus cases that has fuelled fears of a renewed community spread in the city, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday (July 10).

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 10-07-2020

Biolidics shares jump 35.5% on tie-up with China's LC-Bio

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Shares of Catalist-listed Biolidics shot up on Thursday (July 9) after the company announced a partnership with China's LC-Bio to develop cancer-diagnostic solutions.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 09-07-2020

Singapore secures three of top five South-east Asia deals despite Covid-19 slowdown

There were 141 such deals worth US$1.4 billion (S$1.95 billion) in the region in the three months to March 31.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 09-07-2020

AirAsia shares tumble after auditor warns future of airline in 'significant doubt'

KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - AirAsia Group Bhd's ability to continue as a going concern may be in "significant doubt" because of the impact the coronavirus is having on the indebted carrier, auditor Ernst & Young said.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 08-07-2020

US formally starts withdrawal from WHO

US President Donald Trump made good on threats to deprive the UN body of its top funding source over its response to the coronavirus.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 08-07-2020

Hong Kong security law is not 'doom and gloom', city leader says

She said the law would restore Hong Kong's status as one of the safest cities in the world after sometimes violent pro-democracy protests last year.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 07-07-2020

US to withdraw visas for foreign students whose classes move online

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Foreign students must leave the United States if their school's classes this fall will be taught completely online or transfer to another school with in-person instruction, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced on Monday (July 6).

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 07-07-2020

239 scientists flag risk of airborne transmission of coronavirus

They are seeking new safety guidelines from WHO but local experts say there is no cause for panic.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 06-07-2020

Generation Z bearing economic brunt of coronavirus

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) - Already scarred by the global financial crisis a decade ago, a generation of younger people is bearing the economic brunt of the coronavirus. Even billions of dollars in global fiscal stimulus is struggling to cushion the blow as the pandemic worsens generational inequality.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 06-07-2020

Plunge in Singapore retail sales deepens to 52.1% in May on circuit breaker measures

It is the biggest year-on-year fall since record-keeping began in 1986, but the worst may be over for retailers, with the economy's phased reopening.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 03-07-2020

Worst dengue outbreak in Singapore's history expected this year with more than 14,000 cases reported so far: NEA

The total number expected to surpass the high of 22,170 reported in 2013, the NEA said.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 03-07-2020

Singapore property investment sales fall 45% in first half of 2020: Report

SINGAPORE - Property investment sales in Singapore slumped in the first half of this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, though the market showed signs of stabilising in the second quarter, a report from Cushman & Wakefield on Thursday (July 2) showed.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 02-07-2020

DBS cuts again interest rates on flagship Multiplier savings account

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Singapore's largest lender DBS will again this year cut rates on its flagship deposit account from Aug 1 amid a low interest rate environment and macro uncertainties.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 02-07-2020

WEF aims to make vaccine for Covid-19 a global public good

Key to the plan is the proposal to depart from the practice of exclusive, bilateral agreements between vaccine researchers and manufacturers.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 01-07-2020

Asia's factories show worst may be over as China demand picks up

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Asia's factory managers saw glimmers of hope in June, with the region's purchasing managers indexes (PMIs) turning up across the board as demand from China picked up.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 01-07-2020

Wirecard assessing ability to continue offering payment services in Singapore: MAS

BENGALURU (REUTERS) - Wirecard North America Inc, a unit of German payments company Wirecard, on Monday (June 29) said it has put itself up for sale, days after the troubled parent firm filed for insolvency.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 30-06-2020

Beijing passes Hong Kong national security law: Government adviser

The National People's Congress Standing Committee voted unanimously to approve the law, multiple Hong Kong media organisations reported.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 30-06-2020

Global Covid-19 deaths reach 500,000 as pandemic gains momentum

The latest milestone may serve only as a relative marker, as the true number is likely to be higher.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 29-06-2020

Most firms in Singapore firms hire based on skills not nationality: Recruiters

Most companies here hire based on skills rather than nationality, several recruitment firms told The Straits Times.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 29-06-2020

Prime Minister Morrison signals Australian borders may be closed until mid-2021

SYDNEY (BLOOMBERG) - Prime Minister Scott Morrison signalled that Australia's borders may remain closed to most international visitors until the middle of next year as the coronavirus crisis escalates across the world.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 26-06-2020

Payment giant Wirecard collapses, owing creditors US$4 billion

BERLIN/MUNICH * Wirecard collapsed yesterday, owing creditors almost US$4 billion (S$5.5 billion) after disclosing a gaping hole in its books, in Germany's worst accounting scandal.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 26-06-2020

Why Singapore has relatively low Covid-19 death rate

One reason is that the vast majority of those infected are young and healthy workers, say experts.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 25-06-2020

Separating fact from fiction as China fights 2nd Covid-19 wave

This can be difficult especially when news organisations sometimes tread into grey areas, says China correspondent Elizabeth Law.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 25-06-2020

Coronavirus: Beijing struggles to keep up with processing swab tests

In a bid to assuage public concerns amid the recent outbreak, Beijing has ordered an increasing number of people to undergo tests to check for the virus.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 23-06-2020

German prosecutors may seek arrest of former Wirecard executives, say sources

FRANKFURT (REUTERS) - German prosecutors may issue arrest warrants against former Wirecard bosses Markus Braun and Jan Marsalek as they investigate how billions went missing from the electronic payments company, two sources said on Monday (June 22).

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 23-06-2020

Airlines in Asia spread wings cautiously amid Covid-19

While some countries have allowed more domestic flights to resume, plans on restarting international flights are still up in the air.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 22-06-2020