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As election nears, Singapore may raise spending to ease economic pain

06 Sep 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore is expected to roll out a generous budget ahead of an election as the ruling party seeks to appease voters who are feeling the pinch from a sharp economic downturn, analysts say.

Singapore leader in waiting seen as "cut from same cloth" as Lee family

05 Sep 2019

* Finance Minister Heng widely expected to take over from Lee

Tech support: Singapore seeks foreign talent for key sector as economy stumbles

02 Sep 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore is pursuing more foreign tech talent as it ramps up efforts to grow the sector, its trade minister said on Monday, adding that locals would also benefit from the plans amid concerns about preserving jobs as the economy sours.

U.N. members sign mediation convention to settle trade disputes

07 Aug 2019

SINGAPORE Members of the United Nations on Wednesday signed the Singapore Convention on Mediation, an agreement it hopes will make it easier to settle cross-border commercial disputes and stabilise trade relationships.

Singapore says drug smuggling worsens, even as hangings rise

01 Aug 2019

SINGAPORE Drug trafficking into Singapore, which has some of the world's toughest drugs laws, has risen recently, the law minister said on Wednesday, and he defended capital punishment for serious drug crime as reflecting public support.

Stability in Hong Kong key for Singapore businesses: minister

31 Jul 2019

SINGAPORE Prolonged turmoil in Hong Kong could jeopardize regional financial stability, and that would outweigh any short-term gain for Singapore from flows of funds from investors worried about protests there, a Singapore government minister said.

Singapore PM's brother backs opposition party in election twist

29 Jul 2019

SINGAPORE The Singapore prime minister's estranged brother has thrown his support behind a newly-formed opposition party in an intriguing twist ahead of elections expected to be held as soon as this year.

Singapore exports drop most in six years as electronics slump

17 Jul 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's exports fell more than expected in June, marking their biggest decline in six years, as the city-state struggles against tepid global demand and the Sino-U.S. trade war.

Singapore's decade-low growth triggers recession warning

12 Jul 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's economy grew at its slowest annual pace in a decade in the second quarter, preliminary data showed on Friday, raising bets that a technical recession and monetary policy easing could be just around the corner.

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