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Coronavirus: South Korea reports 161 new cases, bringing total to 763; 7th death reported

Coronavirus: South Korea reports 161 new cases, bringing total to 763; 7th death reported

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korea reported another 161 coronavirus cases, bringing the total in the country to 763, Yonhap news agency reported on Monday (Feb 24).

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 24-02-2020
Asia shares slide, gold surges as coronavirus spread raises pandemic fears

Asia shares slide, gold surges as coronavirus spread raises pandemic fears

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Asia shares and oil tumbled on Monday (Feb 24) while safe-haven gold soared to a seven-year high as the spread of the coronavirus outside China accelerated with sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran, raising pandemic fears.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 24-02-2020
4th generation of multi-millionaire Woh Hup family set to keep shaping Singapore's iconic skyline

4th generation of multi-millionaire Woh Hup family set to keep shaping Singapore's iconic skyline

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - They are places that encapsulate Singapore: Gardens by the Bay, with its gigantic artificial trees and botanical conservatories dripping with orchids; Lau Pa Sat, the colonial-era food hall beckoning with chili crab and chicken rice; Jewel Changi Airport, the futuristic shopping and entertainment complex straight out of Crazy Rich Asians.. Read more at

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 21-02-2020
Agent linked to Sembcorp Marine units jailed for 19 years in Brazil corruption probe

Agent linked to Sembcorp Marine units jailed for 19 years in Brazil corruption probe

SINGAPORE - A agent linked to Sembcorp Marine's Brazilian subsidiaries has been found guilty by a court in Brazil of corruption, money laundering and participation in a criminal organisation.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 21-02-2020
Coronavirus: Business slowdown in Johor due to drop in Singapore visitors

Coronavirus: Business slowdown in Johor due to drop in Singapore visitors

It used to be a perennial problem that no remedial measure seemed to have an effect on the Causeway jam.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 20-02-2020
Fintech investments in Singapore more than double to $1.2 billion in 2019: Accenture

Fintech investments in Singapore more than double to $1.2 billion in 2019: Accenture

SINGAPORE - The financial technology sector here saw investments more than double last year to US$861 million (S$1.2 billion) from US$365 million in 2018, according to an Accenture study released on Thursday (Feb 20).

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 20-02-2020
Coronavirus: Employers who send healthy workers to hospitals for Covid-19 test may get work pass privileges suspended, warns MOM

Coronavirus: Employers who send healthy workers to hospitals for Covid-19 test may get work pass privileges suspended, warns MOM

Hospitals reported that employers were dropping off workers to have them tested for the coronavirus.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 19-02-2020
Hong Kong heading for its first back-to-back recessions on record

Hong Kong heading for its first back-to-back recessions on record

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Hong Kong is heading for its first back-to-back annual recessions on record, as the coronavirus shutdown cripples an economy already battered by months of political unrest.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 19-02-2020
HSBC to slash 35,000 jobs, shed $139b in assets after 2019 profit slumps 33%

HSBC to slash 35,000 jobs, shed $139b in assets after 2019 profit slumps 33%

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - HSBC Holdings said on Tuesday (Feb 18) it would shed US$100 billion (S$139 billion) in assets, slashing the size of its investment bank and revamping its US and European businesses - in a drastic overhaul that will mean 35,000 jobs cut over three years.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 18-02-2020
Coronavirus infections among Chinese medics more widespread than reported, research shows

Coronavirus infections among Chinese medics more widespread than reported, research shows

The biggest study yet of the Covid-19 epidemic found that almost twice as many Chinese medical workers have been infected as officially reported by the government.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 18-02-2020
Coronavirus: China's death toll rises to more than 1,700 as Hubei reports 100 new deaths

Coronavirus: China's death toll rises to more than 1,700 as Hubei reports 100 new deaths

The Hubei health commission said the total number of cases in the province had reached 58,182 by the end of Sunday, with 1,696 deaths.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 17-02-2020
Singapore downgrades 2020 economic growth forecast to -0.5-1.5% on coronavirus impact

Singapore downgrades 2020 economic growth forecast to -0.5-1.5% on coronavirus impact

The forecast indicates a possible recession.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 17-02-2020
Australia's most populous state New South Wales says fires contained for first time in nearly 6 months

Australia's most populous state New South Wales says fires contained for first time in nearly 6 months

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Fires across Australia's most populous state New South Wales are now contained for the first time in nearly six months, authorities said on Friday (Feb 14), as heavy rains aid firefighters and boost some dam levels to their highest in nearly two years.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 14-02-2020
Coronavirus: China reports 121 new deaths with 5,090 new cases

Coronavirus: China reports 121 new deaths with 5,090 new cases

Around 64,000 people have now been infected in the country.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 14-02-2020
China's Hubei reports 242 new coronavirus deaths, new cases up 14,840 due to new clinical methods of diagnosis

China's Hubei reports 242 new coronavirus deaths, new cases up 14,840 due to new clinical methods of diagnosis

The province's health commission said this was to "allow patients to receive standard treatment as a confirmed case of infection as soon as possible".

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 13-02-2020
Hong Kong developers slash retail rents by up to 60% amid coronavirus battle

Hong Kong developers slash retail rents by up to 60% amid coronavirus battle

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Major shopping mall landlords in Hong Kong are offering cuts in February rent by as much as 60 per cent to help tenants ride out the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 13-02-2020
WHO brands coronavirus 'public enemy number one' as it officially names it Covid-19

WHO brands coronavirus 'public enemy number one' as it officially names it Covid-19

The UN health agency has warned of a global threat potentially worse than terrorism.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 12-02-2020
Retail takings down for 11th month in December with 3.4% drop, on sliding vehicle sales

Retail takings down for 11th month in December with 3.4% drop, on sliding vehicle sales

SINGAPORE - Retail sales slid for the 11th consecutive month in December, marking almost a full year of decline, according to figures out on Wednesday (Feb 12) by the Department of Statistics.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 12-02-2020
Coronavirus: Death toll surges as virus-hit Hubei sacks health chief

Coronavirus: Death toll surges as virus-hit Hubei sacks health chief

There are a total of 31,728 cases with 974 deaths in Hubei province.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 11-02-2020
Singapore’s visitor arrivals projected to drop by up to 30% amid coronavirus outbreak

Singapore’s visitor arrivals projected to drop by up to 30% amid coronavirus outbreak

This estimation is steeper than the 19 per cent decline in 2003, when Singapore endured the Sars outbreak.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 11-02-2020
Coronavirus: Qatar, Kuwait advise citizens to avoid travel to Singapore

Coronavirus: Qatar, Kuwait advise citizens to avoid travel to Singapore

SINGAPORE - The Embassy of the State of Qatar on Sunday (Feb 9) advised all Qatari citizens to avoid unnecessary travel to Singapore because of the spread of the coronavirus. This came a day after Kuwait issued a similar warning.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 10-02-2020
Coronavirus: China slowly returns to work as death toll hits daily record

Coronavirus: China slowly returns to work as death toll hits daily record

A total of 681 people in Wuhan have now died from the virus.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 10-02-2020
Speaking Of Asia: Pandemics a national security issue now

Speaking Of Asia: Pandemics a national security issue now

Approaching Cavenagh Bridge on my way to a dinner in Boat Quay last week, I was mildly surprised to see people ahead of me deliberately giving a wide berth to a family of three with evidently Chinese features and wearing surgical face masks. The trio were taking pictures of themselves against the bridge, with The Fullerton Hotel in the backdrop.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 07-02-2020
Uber forecasts first-ever quarterly profit by end of year

Uber forecasts first-ever quarterly profit by end of year

SAN FRANCISCO (BLOOMBERG) - Uber said it will deliver a first-ever quarterly profit by the end of the year, signalling that cost-cutting measures are exceeding even the company's own recent expectations.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 07-02-2020
Coronavirus: China's death toll jumps to 563 as more cases found on cruise ship off Japan

Coronavirus: China's death toll jumps to 563 as more cases found on cruise ship off Japan

The number of deaths in China's Hubei province was higher than the 65 reported on the previous day, though the number of new cases fell slightly.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 06-02-2020
China to halve tariffs on US$75b of US goods from Feb 14

China to halve tariffs on US$75b of US goods from Feb 14

BEIJING (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - China will halve tariffs on some US$75 billion (S$103.6 billion) of imports from the United States later this month, reciprocating a US action and likely satisfying part of the interim trade deal.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 06-02-2020
Coronavirus: China's death toll rises to 490, number of infections exceed 24,300

Coronavirus: China's death toll rises to 490, number of infections exceed 24,300

There were a further 3,156 cases detected in Hubei.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 05-02-2020
Hong Kong medical staff strike for third day as locally transmitted coronavirus cases rise

Hong Kong medical staff strike for third day as locally transmitted coronavirus cases rise

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Medical workers in Hong Kong began a third day of strike action on Wednesday (Feb 5), piling pressure on the city's government to seal the border with mainland China as the number of locally transmitted cases of coronavirus increased.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 05-02-2020
Hong Kong reports first death from coronavirus, 39-year-old had travelled to Wuhan

Hong Kong reports first death from coronavirus, 39-year-old had travelled to Wuhan

The man, who had an underlying illness, took the high-speed train from Hong Kong to Wuhan on Jan 21.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 04-02-2020
Grab moves into retail wealth management with acquisition of robo-advisory

Grab moves into retail wealth management with acquisition of robo-advisory

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Grab has made its move into the retail wealth management space with its acquisition of Bento Invest, a Singapore-based robo-advisory startup for an undisclosed sum.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 04-02-2020
China stocks plunge as markets reopen on coronavirus crisis; STI down 1.1%

China stocks plunge as markets reopen on coronavirus crisis; STI down 1.1%

The scale of the plunge was remarkable even by the standards of China's notoriously volatile share markets, indicating deep concern over the viral outbreak's economic impact.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 03-02-2020
China cuts rates, injects liquidity amid coronavirus epidemic as markets sink

China cuts rates, injects liquidity amid coronavirus epidemic as markets sink

SHANGHAI (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) - China's central bank unexpectedly lowered the interest rates on reverse repurchase agreements by 10 basis points on Monday (Jan 3), as authorities stepped up measures to relieve pressure on the economy from a rapidly spreading virus outbreak.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 03-02-2020
Jeff Bezos just added $18 billion to his fortune in minutes after Amazon crushed in earnings update

Jeff Bezos just added $18 billion to his fortune in minutes after Amazon crushed in earnings update

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG, AFP) - The wealthiest person on the planet, Jeff Bezos, just got a whole lot richer.

País: Singapur Medio: The Straits Times Fecha: 31-01-2020