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US House passes Bill aimed at supporting Hong Kong protests; China says US lawmakers should stop interfering

US House passes Bill aimed at supporting Hong Kong protests; China says US lawmakers should stop interfering

The Bill provides for sanctions against officials "responsible for undermining fundamental freedoms and autonomy in Hong Kong".

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 16-10-2019
Singapore property buyers increasingly taking 'wait-and-see' approach: Poll

Singapore property buyers increasingly taking 'wait-and-see' approach: Poll

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans are increasingly adopting a "wait-and-see" approach when it comes to buying properties, according to findings from a PropertyGuru survey released on Wednesday (Oct 16).

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 16-10-2019
Singapore and China sign bumper number of deals at top annual bilateral summit

Singapore and China sign bumper number of deals at top annual bilateral summit

The substantial number of deals could be seen as a sign of a new chapter in the relationship between the two countries, as Singapore transitions to a new political generation.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 15-10-2019
Scrambling to limit damage, Trump hits Turkey with tariffs over Syria

Scrambling to limit damage, Trump hits Turkey with tariffs over Syria

He said he had increased tariffs on imports of Turkish steel back up to 50 per cent, six months after they were reduced, and would immediately stop negotiations on a trade deal.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 15-10-2019
Singapore is world's most competitive economy: World Economic Forum

Singapore is world's most competitive economy: World Economic Forum

It scored 84.8 out of a possible 100, beating the United States to the top spot in the rankings of 141 economies.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 09-10-2019
Trump's trade war could cost global economy a loss the size of Switzerland's entire economy: IMF

Trump's trade war could cost global economy a loss the size of Switzerland's entire economy: IMF

WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) - The new head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned Tuesday (Oct 8) that America's trade war with China could cost the global economy around US$700 billion (S$967.82 billion) by 2020 - a loss equivalent to the size of Switzerland's entire economy.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 09-10-2019
Hong Kong bourse scraps $54b play for London Stock Exchange

Hong Kong bourse scraps $54b play for London Stock Exchange

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, however, said it still believed the combination of the two exchanges would be "strategically compelling".

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 08-10-2019
US puts 28 Chinese entities on trade blacklist over Beijing's treatment of Uighurs

US puts 28 Chinese entities on trade blacklist over Beijing's treatment of Uighurs

US officials said the announcement was not tied to this week's resumption of trade talks with China.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 08-10-2019
HSBC to cut up to 10,000 jobs to slash costs: Report

HSBC to cut up to 10,000 jobs to slash costs: Report

The job cuts - on top of the 4,700 redundancies announced earlier - could be announced when HSBC reports its third-quarter results later this month, according to the Financial Times.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 07-10-2019
China narrows scope for trade deal with US ahead of talks

China narrows scope for trade deal with US ahead of talks

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - Chinese officials are signalling they're increasingly reluctant to agree to a broad trade deal pursued by US President Donald Trump, ahead of negotiations this week that have raised hopes of a potential truce.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 07-10-2019
Investors 'have little choice' but to go to stocks: DBS

Investors 'have little choice' but to go to stocks: DBS

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Stocks still look particularly attractive in a world of ultra-low bond yields, according to South-east Asia's largest bank DBS Group Holdings.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 04-10-2019
HP to cut up to 9,000 jobs amid print unit woes

HP to cut up to 9,000 jobs amid print unit woes

SAN FRANCISCO (BLOOMBERG) - HP Inc will slash as much as 16 per cent of its workforce as part of a broad restructuring meant to cut costs and boost sales growth amid the company's first change in top leadership in four years.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 04-10-2019
Britain's latest Brexit offer fails to gain traction

Britain's latest Brexit offer fails to gain traction

As an exercise in clever diplomacy, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's latest offer is not bad. But it remains little more than just a diplomatic gimmick, says global affairs correspondent Jonathan Eyal.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 03-10-2019
Asia stocks slide as US tariffs on EU fan growth worries

Asia stocks slide as US tariffs on EU fan growth worries

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Asian stocks, already under pressure from growing global growth fears, tumbled on Thursday (Oct 3) after New York markets slumped overnight because the United States opened a new trade war front by saying it will impose tariffs on US$7.5 billion of goods from the European Union.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 03-10-2019
Singapore's fake news law to come into effect Oct 2

Singapore's fake news law to come into effect Oct 2

The law was passed in May after more than a year of public consultation including a Select Committee hearing.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 02-10-2019
Asia shares tumble on US manufacturing shock

Asia shares tumble on US manufacturing shock

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Global shares retreated to one-month lows on Wednesday (Oct 2) after US manufacturing activity tumbled to more than a decade-low, sparking worries that the fallout from the US-China trade war is starting to spread to the US economy.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 02-10-2019
Private home prices rise 0.9% in Q3; second consecutive quarter of increase: URA flash data

Private home prices rise 0.9% in Q3; second consecutive quarter of increase: URA flash data

Despite Singapore's economic slowdown and downside risks ahead, private home prices rose for the second consecutive quarter, with at least one analyst saying this might prompt the Government to respond with more cooling measures.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 01-10-2019
British PM Boris Johnson to reveal final Brexit plan as early as Oct 1, asks EU to block delay: Reports

British PM Boris Johnson to reveal final Brexit plan as early as Oct 1, asks EU to block delay: Reports

LONDON (REUTERS) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will reveal his final Brexit plan to European Union leaders as early as Tuesday (Oct 1), the Telegraph reported on Monday.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 01-10-2019
Palm oil from Sumatra illegal plantation found in supply chains of brands like Nestle: Forest group

Palm oil from Sumatra illegal plantation found in supply chains of brands like Nestle: Forest group

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Palm oil from an illegal plantation inside an Indonesian rainforest home to endangered orangutans has found its way into the supply chains of major consumer brands including Unilever and Nestle, according to a US-based environmental group.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 30-09-2019
Forever 21 files for bankruptcy, adding to retail apocalypse; to close most of its Asia and Europe stores

Forever 21 files for bankruptcy, adding to retail apocalypse; to close most of its Asia and Europe stores

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Forever 21 Inc filed for bankruptcy protection, adding another big fashion merchant to the tally of retailers who couldn't cope with high rents and heavy competition.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 30-09-2019
Govt ready to take action amid economic downturn, Singaporeans must stay united: DPM Heng

Govt ready to take action amid economic downturn, Singaporeans must stay united: DPM Heng

SINGAPORE - The Government is watching closely how the economy will pan out by the end of the year, and stands ready to take action when needed, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Friday (Sept 27).

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 27-09-2019
Man who blew whistle on Trump's Ukraine call was a CIA officer detailed to the White House

Man who blew whistle on Trump's Ukraine call was a CIA officer detailed to the White House

WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) - The whistle-blower who revealed that President Donald Trump sought foreign help for his re-election and that the White House sought to cover it up is a CIA officer who was detailed to work at the White House at one point, according to three people familiar with his identity.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 27-09-2019
Singapore factory output tumbles 8% in August, far worse than expected

Singapore factory output tumbles 8% in August, far worse than expected

SINGAPORE - Singapore's factory output fell sharply again in August after a brief improvement in July, coming in much lower than analyst expectations as escalating trade tensions continued to take its toll on the manufacturing sector.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 26-09-2019
Impeachment inquiry: Transcript confirms Trump asked Ukraine leader to investigate Biden

Impeachment inquiry: Transcript confirms Trump asked Ukraine leader to investigate Biden

Democrats have accused Mr Trump, who is seeking re-election next year, of soliciting Ukraine's help to smear Mr Biden before the 2020 election.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 26-09-2019
House Democrats launch formal impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump

House Democrats launch formal impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump

Speaker Nancy Pelosi accuses President Trump of enlisting a foreign power for his own political gain.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 25-09-2019
Malaysia competition watchdog steps up probe into Singapore's Grab

Malaysia competition watchdog steps up probe into Singapore's Grab

KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Malaysia is advancing an anti-monopoly investigation into Singapore-based Grab Holdings Inc, ramping up a broader government push to bring greater competition to its economy.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 25-09-2019
Talks between US, North Korea may happen in 2 to 3 weeks: South's lawmakers

Talks between US, North Korea may happen in 2 to 3 weeks: South's lawmakers

SEOUL (REUTERS) - North Korea and the United States could resume working-level talks aimed at dismantling the North's nuclear and missile programmes within two to three weeks, South Korean lawmakers briefed by a spy agency said on Tuesday (Sept 24).

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 24-09-2019
China grants new tariff waivers for US soybean imports

China grants new tariff waivers for US soybean imports

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China has granted new waivers to several domestic state and private firms exempting them from retaliatory tariffs on soybeans imported from the United States, Bloomberg said, citing unidentified sources familiar with the matter.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 24-09-2019
Malaysia defers enforcement of VEP during 'peak-hour traffic' until further notice

Malaysia defers enforcement of VEP during 'peak-hour traffic' until further notice

Malaysia cited "several issues" including difficulties in obtaining appointments for the RFID tag installation.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 23-09-2019
Haze worsens in Riau's Pekanbaru as PSI hits 700, surpassing levels seen in 2015

Haze worsens in Riau's Pekanbaru as PSI hits 700, surpassing levels seen in 2015

The conditions in Pekanbaru were made worse by haze from other Indonesian provinces.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 23-09-2019
Singapore is top in the world for retirement finances, but among worst for retirees' quality of life: Study

Singapore is top in the world for retirement finances, but among worst for retirees' quality of life: Study

SINGAPORE - Singapore emerged the global top scorer in retirement finances this year, although it performed poorly for retirees' quality of life and material wellbeing, according to an annual retirement security index released on Friday (Sept 20).

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 20-09-2019
Robo tuk-tuk will zip about an upscale Bangkok neighborhood as Thailand eyes autonomous vehicle edge

Robo tuk-tuk will zip about an upscale Bangkok neighborhood as Thailand eyes autonomous vehicle edge

BANGKOK (BLOOMBERG) - Thailand's ubiquitous tuk-tuk, the noisy, colourful three-wheeled taxi that's been belching exhaust on local roads for almost a century, is getting a cutting-edge makeover to help carry the local auto industry into the future.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 20-09-2019
A divided Fed reduces rates but may not cut again this year

A divided Fed reduces rates but may not cut again this year

The Fed's move reduced its key short-term rate - which influences many consumer and business loans - by an additional quarter-point to a range of 1.75 per cent to 2 per cent.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 19-09-2019