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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

Fed Stress Test Finds U.S. Banks Healthy Enough to Withstand the Coronavirus Crisis

In its annual stress test, the Fed said the nation's biggest banks are healthy but could suffer 2008-style losses if the economy languishes. It ordered them to cap dividends and halt buybacks to guard against soured loans.

País: Estados Unidos Medio: The Wall Street Journal Fecha: 26-06-2020

WSJ News Exclusive | House Investigating Company Selling Phone Location Data to Government Agencies

A Democratic-led committee said it was conducting an investigation of the products sold by data broker Venntel.

País: Estados Unidos Medio: The Wall Street Journal Fecha: 25-06-2020

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

Payments Giant Wirecard’s Shares Plunge on $2 Billion Audit Deception

Shares in troubled payments company Wirecard crashed after the company again delayed publication of its 2019 annual report because its auditor said it had been deceived over evidence of $2.1 billion in cash balances.

País: Estados Unidos Medio: The Wall Street Journal Fecha: 19-06-2020

Trump asked China to help him win in 2020, offered ‘favours to dictators’: Bolton says in new book

Mr Trump demonstrated "fundamentally unacceptable behaviour that eroded the very legitimacy of the presidency", said Mr Bolton.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 18-06-2020

India-China Border Standoff Turns Violent, With 20 Indian Soldiers Dead

India said 20 of its soldiers died in a clash with Chinese troops along the two countries' disputed border in the Himalayan Mountains, the worst military confrontation between the nuclear-armed neighbors in decades.

País: Estados Unidos Medio: The Wall Street Journal Fecha: 17-06-2020

IMF may further cut global growth outlook in June as Covid-19 crisis drags on, says chief economist

SINGAPORE - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that it may again downgrade its already pessimistic outlook for the global economy in June given the possibility of a further decline in consumption, more job losses and the risk of a fresh wave of bankruptcies.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 12-06-2020

Can Rivals Take Advantage of Amazon’s Pandemic Woes? It Isn’t Easy

A surge in online ordering overwhelmed Thrive Market, one of a host of retailers trying to compete against the Amazon retail juggernaut. "It felt like a pick-your-poison moment," said co-founder and CEO Nick Green.

País: Estados Unidos Medio: The Wall Street Journal Fecha: 11-06-2020

British PM Boris Johnson under pressure as scientists speak out on coronavirus control failures

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - The UK's top scientists said the government made a string of failures in its handling of the coronavirus crisis, putting Mr Boris Johnson under pressure on live television.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 11-06-2020

Fed Officials Project No Rate Increases Through 2022

Federal Reserve officials signaled plans to keep interest rates near zero for years and said they were studying how to provide more support to a U.S. economy battered by the coronavirus and related shutdowns.

País: Estados Unidos Medio: The Wall Street Journal Fecha: 11-06-2020

Malaysia holding talks with Singapore to allow Malaysian workers to travel again from Johor

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaacob said on Monday (June 8) that Malaysians working in Singapore can start travelling and resume work there once both governments have reached a resolution on the matter.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 09-06-2020

Covid-19 has raised US-China tensions, creating a more dangerous world for small countries like Singapore: PM Lee

SINGAPORE - Tensions between the United States and China have risen during the pandemic, creating a more dangerous world for Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Sunday (June 7).

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 08-06-2020

George Floyd protests: Minneapolis city council to abolish police force

MINNEAPOLIS (BLOOMBERG, AFP) - The police department in the US city of Minneapolis will be dismantled and rebuilt, city councilors said late on Sunday (June 7) after the death in custody of Mr George Floyd sparked nationwide protests about racism in law enforcement.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 08-06-2020

US to revise Chinese passenger airline ban after Beijing move: Sources

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US Transportation Department plans to issue a revised order in the coming days that is likely to allow some Chinese passenger airline flights to continue, government and airline officials said.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 05-06-2020

Obama voices support for young US protesters

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former US president Barack Obama on Wednesday (June 3) applauded the "profound" protests by Americans demanding racial justice and said demonstrations over last week's killing of a black man in police custody could spark nationwide reforms.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 04-06-2020

Nissan warns Sunderland plant can't survive no-deal Brexit

Carmaker said it would not be able to stand by its commitment to Sunderland if the UK failed to secure tariff-free access to EU markets

País: Reino Unido Medio: The Telegraph Fecha: 03-06-2020

U.S. Economy Faces Projected 10-Year Recovery From Coronavirus Effects

The U.S. economy could take the better part of a decade to fully recover from the coronavirus pandemic and related shutdowns, a U.S. budget agency said, as a series of surveys pointed to continuing weakness in global manufacturing.

País: Estados Unidos Medio: The Wall Street Journal Fecha: 02-06-2020

Protesters outside White House dispersed with tear gas so Trump could pose at church

The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington said church officials were not told of the plan, and that Mr Trump did not pray.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 02-06-2020

What is antifa, the movement Trump wants to declare a terror group?

WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) - Seeking to assign blame for the protests that have convulsed cities across the country, President Donald Trump said on Sunday (May 31) that the United States would designate antifa, the loosely affiliated group of far-left anti-fascism activists, a terrorist organisation.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 01-06-2020

Top China general says attack on Taiwan an option if no other way to stop independence

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent, one of the country's most senior generals said on Friday (May 29), a rhetorical escalation between China and the democratically ruled island Beijing claims as its own.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 29-05-2020

Disney World to Reopen Gradually Starting July 11

Walt Disney Co. said it plans to begin reopening Disney World at reduced capacity in mid-July, with the Orlando, Fla., theme park's Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom areas opening their doors on July 11 and Epcot and Disney Hollywood Studios following on July 15.

País: Estados Unidos Medio: The Wall Street Journal Fecha: 28-05-2020

China 'open' to Covid-19 investigation, but says it must be free of 'political interference'

BEIJING - Those throwing mud at the World Health Organization (WHO) will only leave a stain on themselves, China's foreign minister said Sunday (May 24), adding that the country is open to an international investigation on the source of the coronavirus but in process "free of political interference".

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 25-05-2020

Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen rejects Beijing rule; China says ‘reunification’ inevitable

TAIPEI (REUTERS) - Taiwan cannot accept becoming part of China under its "one country, two systems" offer of autonomy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, strongly rejecting China's sovereignty claims and likely setting the stage for an ever worsening of ties.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 20-05-2020

Trump says doesn’t want to talk to Xi right now, could even cut China ties

"So I make a great trade deal and now I say this doesn't feel the same to me. The ink was barely dry and the plague came over," he said.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 15-05-2020

'This virus may never go away,' WHO says

The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 could become endemic like HIV, WHO said.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 14-05-2020

Soaring Prices, Rotting Crops: Coronavirus Triggers Global Food Crisis

Processing and transportation breakdowns and panic buying are threatening vulnerable nations. "You can have a food crisis with lots of food. That's the situation we're in," said a senior economist at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

País: Estados Unidos Medio: The Wall Street Journal Fecha: 14-05-2020

Elon Musk Says Tesla Is Restarting California Production, Defying Local Order

The Tesla CEO said the company would resume production at its assembly plant outside San Francisco that authorities have ordered to remain closed.

País: Estados Unidos Medio: The Wall Street Journal Fecha: 12-05-2020

Boris Johnson sets out three-step plan to end lockdown on long road to freedom

The Prime Minister said anyone who cannot work from home should now go to work under his plan to "restore the freedoms that we need"

País: Reino Unido Medio: The Telegraph Fecha: 11-05-2020

International tourism to plunge up to 80% due to coronavirus: UN

MADRID (AFP) - The number of international tourist arrivals could plunge by 60 to 80 per cent in 2020 owing to the coronavirus, the World Tourism Organisation said on Thursday (May 7), revising its previous forecast sharply lower.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 08-05-2020

US reaches settlement to recover over $70 million involving Malaysia's 1MDB

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - The United States has reached a settlement to recover more than US$49 million (S$70 million) involving Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, the Department of Justice said.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 07-05-2020

White House Discussing Phasing Out Coronavirus Task Force

The vice president said the Trump administration is discussing phasing out the White House coronavirus task force, potentially around late May or early June. Administration officials said the group has begun meeting less often.

País: Estados Unidos Medio: The Wall Street Journal Fecha: 06-05-2020

Trump says China made 'horrible mistake', tried to mask coronavirus outbreak

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - President Donald Trump said he has little doubt that China misled the world about the scale and risk of the coronavirus outbreak and then sought to cover it up as the disease became a global pandemic.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 04-05-2020