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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

Coronavirus outbreak in Beijing takes a bite out of F&B industry

BEIJING - On any given weekend, Beijing's hottest coffee shop, Metal Hands, is usually heaving with coffee snobs and young people posing for the cameras amid its industrial chic-meets-vintage surrounds.

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

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

Trump warns of 'complete decoupling' from China despite talks

The US "certainly does maintain a policy option, under various conditions, of a complete decoupling from China. Thank you!" Mr Trump tweeted.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 19-06-2020

Cold and wet conditions at Beijing food market could have caused coronavirus outbreak

The latest outbreak infected more than 100 people and raised fears of wider contagion in China.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times 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

WHO says steroid drug dexamethasone should be kept for serious coronavirus cases

Dexamethasone was no silver bullet, cautioned one expert.

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

20 soldiers killed in border clashes with China: Indian army

This is the worst border tension between the two countries in nearly 45 years.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 17-06-2020

Beijing cuts flights to curb potential spread of mounting coronavirus cases linked to Xinfadi market

Half the scheduled inbound flights and 40 per cent of outbound flights from Beijing Capital International Airport have been or will likely be cancelled.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 17-06-2020

Coronavirus: S'pore to start phase 2 reopening on June 19; F&B dine-in, social gatherings of up to 5 people allowed

Retail shops, sports and other public facilities will reopen but a safe distance of at least 1m must be maintained.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 16-06-2020

US expected to report record rise in monthly retail sales for May

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - US retail sales likely experienced a record rise in May as 2.5 million Americans went back to work, although any rebound will retrace only a fraction of the historic drops in March and April amid the coronavirus lockdowns.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 16-06-2020

Beijing outbreak grows to nearly 100 cases with fresh cluster in Xinfadi market

Officials are fanning out over housing compounds, knocking on doors to question residents on whether they have been to or had contact with anyone who has visited the city's largest fruit and vegetable market.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 15-06-2020

The hydroxychloroquine saga is just how science works

The hydroxychloroquine saga shouldn't erode public trust in science - though it should serve as a reminder not to take any individual scientist or study too seriously.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 15-06-2020

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

Asia shares pare losses after heavy selling on resurgent Covid-19 fears; ST down 1.5%

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Asian stocks plummeted on Friday (June 12) after a rout on Wall Street triggered by concerns the epic rally since March was excessive given the emergence of a second wave of resurgence of coronavirus infections in the United States.

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

Coronavirus: Second US virus wave emerges with Texas hitting record

HOUSTON, TEXAS (BLOOMBERG) - Texas on Wednesday (June 10) reported 2,504 new coronavirus cases, the highest one-day total since the pandemic emerged.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times 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

The WHO stumbles, and some scientists see a pattern

WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) - Even as the World Health Organisation leads the worldwide response to the coronavirus pandemic, the agency is failing to take stock of rapidly evolving research findings and to communicate clearly about them, several scientists warned on Tuesday (June 9).

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 10-06-2020

Singapore to start human clinical trials for potential Covid-19 treatment

It is meant to determine the safety and effectiveness of TY027, a monoclonal antibody or immune system protein that specifically targets the virus that causes Covid-19.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 10-06-2020

WHO head urges world not to drop guard as pandemic still growing

GENEVA (REUTERS) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) urged countries on Monday (June 8) to press on with efforts to contain the novel coronavirus, noting the pandemic was worsening globally and had not peaked in central America.

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