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Explainer: Why Singapore's COVID-19 death rate is the world's lowest

17 Sep 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore has the lowest coronavirus case fatality count globally, with just 27 deaths among the more than 57,000 people who have been infected with COVID-19 in the Southeast Asian island. | Video

WHO says safety comes first as over 170 nations join COVID-19 vaccine plan

17 Sep 2020

SINGAPORE The World Health Organisation said that more than 170 countries had joined its global plan to distribute vaccines fairly around the world, but cautioned that a race to develop shots could lead to public fears about safety.

Tencent becomes latest Chinese firm to invest in Singapore with new Southeast Asia hub

15 Sep 2020

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Tuesday it would develop a regional hub for Southeast Asia in Singapore, opening a new office and becoming the latest Chinese tech firm to invest in the city-state.

Singapore grapples with coronavirus in migrant workers' dormitories

14 Sep 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore is battling new clusters of coronavirus infections in migrant dormitories that had won the all-clear from authorities, highlighting the difficulty of stamping out the disease, even in a closely monitored population.

Temasek's private investments rise to record, flags cautious environment

08 Sep 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings flagged an uncertain outlook for global economic recovery and a challenging environment for long term investors even as it reported record high private holdings in its total portfolio.

Singapore PM warns against turn inwards as anxiety over foreigners grows

02 Sep 2020

SINGAPORE Singapore must remain open to overseas talent even as it tightens immigration curbs to preserve local jobs, its prime minister said on Wednesday, warning a turn inwards would be a blow for the global business hub facing a record recession.

RPT-As U.S. targets China tech, TikTok rival Bigo shifts servers from Hong Kong

18 Aug 2020

SINGAPORE, Aug 17 BIGO Technology, a smaller rival of embattled Chinese appmaker ByteDance, is shifting servers from Hong Kong to Singapore, out of the reach of a new national security law at a time when it is seeking to emphasise independence from its Chinese parent.

As U.S. targets China tech, TikTok rival Bigo shifts servers from Hong Kong

17 Aug 2020

SINGAPORE BIGO Technology, a smaller rival of embattled Chinese appmaker ByteDance, is shifting servers from Hong Kong to Singapore, out of the reach of a new national security law at a time when it is seeking to emphasise independence from its Chinese parent.

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