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John Geddie

Singapore's exports rebound but electronics show prevailing weakness

18 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's exports rose unexpectedly in February year-on-year, rebounding from its biggest fall in over two years, data on Monday showed, but economists say a decline in electronics shipments shows global demand has not improved.

Aging Singapore: 90-year old noodle vendor helps keep foodie culture alive

06 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE Leong Yuet Meng cannot walk more than 10 meters without assistance. Yet, the frail 90-year-old still runs a wonton noodle stall in downtown Singapore, selling at least 200 bowls on any given day.

Ageing Singapore - 90-year old noodle vendor helps keep foodie culture alive

06 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE Leong Yuet Meng cannot walk more than 10 metres without assistance. Yet, the frail 90-year-old still runs a wonton noodle stall in downtown Singapore, selling at least 200 bowls on any given day.

CORRECTED-Ageing Singapore: 90-yr old noodle vendor helps keep foodie culture alive

06 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE, March 6 Leong Yuet Meng cannot walk more than 10 metres without assistance. Yet, the frail 90-year-old still runs a wanton noodle stall in downtown Singapore, selling at least 200 bowls on any given day.

Singapore plans to buy four F-35 jets with option for eight more

01 Mar 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore plans to buy an initial four F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin Corp, with an option to purchase eight more, as it looks to replace its ageing F-16 fleet, the city-state's defence minister said on Friday.

Mirror image: Trump, Kim mind their body language with handshake of equals

27 Feb 2019

SINGAPORE U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un were at pains to show they were getting along in the well-choreographed first moments of their meeting in Hanoi on Wednesday, body language experts said.

Mirror image: Trump, Kim mind their body language with handshake of equals

27 Feb 2019

SINGAPORE U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un were at pains to show they were getting along in the well-choreographed first moments of their meeting in Hanoi on Wednesday, body language experts said.

Singapore cuts 2019 inflation forecast as Jan reading below expectations

25 Feb 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's annual consumer price inflation slowed to 0.4 percent in January from 0.5 percent the previous month, data showed on Monday, and authorities lowered their inflation forecast for 2019.

Singapore unveils budget bonanza for elderly with election anticipated

18 Feb 2019

Singapore unveiled an expansionary budget for the next financial year on Monday, setting aside S$6.1 billion for the welfare of its elderly in a generous package before an election expected as soon as this year.

Singapore's lowest GDP growth in two years comes with manufacturing warning

15 Feb 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's economy grew at its slowest pace in more than two years in the fourth quarter, data showed on Friday, and the city-state's trade ministry warned that manufacturing is likely to face significant moderation this year.

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