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Singapore central bank tightens again with eye on trade risks

12 Oct 2018

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank on Friday tightened monetary policy for the second time this year, saying the city-state's economy is likely to expand steadily barring a setback to global growth from trade frictions between the United States and China.

UPDATE 2-Singapore c.bank tightens again with eye on trade risks

12 Oct 2018

* Some analysts see further tightening in 2019 (Adds analysts' quotes, context)

Emerging markets 'as prepared as they can be' for U.S. rate moves: Fed's Bullard

08 Oct 2018

SINGAPORE Emerging markets were "as prepared as they can be" for changes to U.S. monetary policy as the Federal Reserve had been as "transparent" as possible, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said in Singapore on Monday.

Trade worries hang over Singapore central bank as some analysts eye tightening

05 Oct 2018

SINGAPORE Singapore's central bank faces a quandary.

Myanmar's neighbours urge accountability for Rakhine violence

02 Oct 2018

SINGAPORE Southeast Asian foreign ministers have urged Myanmar to give a full mandate to an inquiry commission to hold accountable those responsible for the violence in Rakhine state, Singapore said on Tuesday.

Virtual Singapore project could be test bed for planners - and plotters

28 Sep 2018

SINGAPORE With the click of a button, Singapore's security forces could soon use a digital version of the city-state to simulate a bomb threat at a sports stadium - and learn how to respond if there was a real attack. | Video

Singapore panel recommends regulation of tech firms over fake news

20 Sep 2018

SINGAPORE A Singapore parliamentary committee said on Thursday the government should consider legislation to ensure technology companies rein in online fake news and that those responsible are punished.

UPDATE 2-Singapore panel recommends regulation of tech firms over fake news

20 Sep 2018

SINGAPORE, Sept 20 A Singapore parliamentary committee said on Thursday the government should consider legislation to ensure technology companies rein in online fake news and that those responsible are punished.

Myanmar official says "totally underestimated" economic impact of Rohingya crisis

07 Sep 2018

SINGAPORE (This September 5 story has been refiled to add dropped word "was" in the seventh paragraph; removes extraneous word, punctuation in the eleventh paragraph.)

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says relations with military 'not that bad'

21 Aug 2018

SINGAPORE Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday her relationship with the military - which held her under house arrest for nearly 15 years - was "not that bad" and that the generals in her cabinet were "rather sweet". | Video

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