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Ageing Singapore - City-state helps firms retain workers past retirement age

1:48am GMT

(This Jan. 18 story was refiled to amend company name in paragraph 12)

Singapore to buy a few F-35 jets, eyes fleet replacement

18 Jan 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's defence minister said on Friday that Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jets were the most suitable replacement for the country's F-16 fleet, and it planned to initially buy a few for evaluation.

CapitaLand bets on new markets with S$6 billion Temasek real estate deal

14 Jan 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's CapitaLand is forking out S$6 billion (£3.4 billion) to scoop up logistics and industrial assets from state investor Temasek, in a deal the developer said would create Asia's largest real estate investment manager.

Singapore fourth quarter GDP growth cools as trade woes darken outlook

02 Jan 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's economy grew more slowly than forecast in the fourth quarter after the manufacturing sector shrank, adding to jitters that a trade dispute between the United States and China will drag on growth in 2019.

Singapore's fourth quarter growth seen steady, but trade war casts shadow

31 Dec 2018

SINGAPORE Singapore's economy likely maintained a steady pace of growth in the fourth quarter as the manufacturing sector outperformed forecasts, but simmering trade tensions between the United States and China could slow the momentum next year.

Noble Group hit by regulatory probe, days before closing $3.5 billion restructuring deal

21 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE Singapore authorities are investigating Noble Group Ltd for suspected false and misleading statements, just days before the Singapore-listed company was to complete its $3.5 billion debt restructuring deal to prevent its collapse.

Pence says "empire and aggression" have no place in Indo-Pacific

15 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told leaders of Southeast Asian nations on Thursday that there was no place for "empire and aggression" in the Indo-Pacific region, a comment that could be interpreted as a reference to China's rise. | Video

China-backed RCEP trade pact in 'final stage,' deal eyed in 2019: Singapore

14 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE Negotiations for a major China-backed trade agreement have moved to a final stage and Southeast Asian states involved in the talks are determined to wrap up the deal in 2019, Singapore, current chair of the 10-nation group, said on Wednesday.

Facebook refuses Singapore request to remove post after critical website blocked

10 Nov 2018

SINGAPORE Facebook has rejected a Singapore government request to remove a post of an online article that the government said was "false and malicious", prompting its Law Ministry to say the case illustrated the need to introduce legislation to stop fake news.

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