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Aradhana Aravindan

Why Singapore's admired virus playbook can't be replicated

20 Feb 2020

SINGAPORE A day after Jeanhee Kim learned of a coronavirus case in her Singapore apartment block, she was visited by a distinguished-looking man she later learned was a senior government minister.

Singapore plans biggest budget deficit in years to meet virus threat

18 Feb 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore on Tuesday announced around $4.5 billion in financial packages to help contain the coronavirus outbreak in the city-state and weather its economic impact, paving the way for its biggest budget deficit in at least 15 years.

Singapore builders seek force majeure advice as coronavirus causes labor crunch

18 Feb 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore construction firms are asking for advice about whether they have the option of invoking force majeure clauses in building contracts as the government turns away or quarantines Chinese labor to stop the spread of the coronavirus, lawyers told Reuters.

Singapore builders seek force majeure advice as coronavirus causes labour crunch

18 Feb 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore construction firms are asking for advice about whether they have the option of invoking force majeure clauses in building contracts as the government turns away or quarantines Chinese labour to stop the spread of the coronavirus, lawyers told Reuters.

Singapore builders seek force majeure advice as coronavirus causes labour crunch

18 Feb 2020

* Govt says contractors for public projects can seek extensions

Singapore cuts growth outlook as virus poses recession risk

17 Feb 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore on Monday cut its 2020 growth and exports forecasts due to an expected economic blow from the new coronavirus outbreak, flagging the chance of a recession this year.

UPDATE 2-Singapore cuts growth outlook as virus poses recession risk

17 Feb 2020

SINGAPORE, Feb 17 Singapore on Monday cut its 2020 growth and exports forecasts due to an expected economic blow from the new coronavirus outbreak, flagging the chance of a recession this year.

Singapore seen unveiling historic budget deficit to soften coronavirus hit

12 Feb 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore is set to roll out a hefty package of measures to cushion the blow from the coronavirus epidemic on its economy next week, with some analysts expecting it to budget for its biggest deficit in over a decade.

Not just Chinese travellers staying away as virus shakes Asian tourism

11 Feb 2020

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE As a driver of one of Thailand's renowned "tuk tuk" motorised rickshaws, Amonchai Laodoungdee is used to busy days ferrying tourists around Bangkok, but on Tuesday he waited for four hours at a shopping mall without a single customer.

Not just Chinese travellers staying away as virus shakes Asian tourism

11 Feb 2020

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE As a driver of one of Thailand's renowned "tuk tuk" motorised rickshaws, Amonchai Laodoungdee is used to busy days ferrying tourists around Bangkok, but on Tuesday he waited for four hours at a shopping mall without a single customer. | Video

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