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Singapore hotels see best month in years amid Hong Kong turmoil

03 Sep 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's hotel occupancy rates have climbed to their highest in over a decade as travellers and business events switched from Hong Kong, where pro-democracy protests have slammed tourist numbers and wider business sentiment.

Automated buses dodge peacocks, tourists and plants in Singapore test

27 Aug 2019

SINGAPORE Roaming peacocks, meandering tourists and curbside bushes were all causing headaches this week for operators of one of the first autonomous bus shuttle services to hit public roads in Singapore.

Singapore cuts 2019 core inflation forecast as prices hit three-year low

23 Aug 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's core inflation eased to its slowest pace in more than three years in July, data showed on Friday, prompting authorities to downgrade their full-year forecast amid firming bets for monetary policy easing.

Fitbit targets 1 million new users with Singapore government tie-up

22 Aug 2019

Fitbit Inc said on Wednesday it signed a contract with the Singapore government to provide fitness trackers and services in a health program it said could reach up to one million users.

Singapore slashes 2019 growth forecast stoking recession fears

13 Aug 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore slashed its full-year economic growth forecast on Tuesday as global conditions were seen worsening and data confirmed the slowest growth rate in a decade amid mounting fears of recession in the city-state.

Singapore ready to stimulate ailing economy, PM says

08 Aug 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore's government stands ready to stimulate the economy, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday, after some of the worst economic data in years prompted warnings that a recession may be looming.

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.

Exclusive: Bearing brunt of trade war, Singapore chipmakers cut jobs

24 Jul 2019

SINGAPORE Caught between a Sino-U.S. trade war, political concerns over Chinese telecoms firm Huawei and slowing consumer demand, chipmakers in Singapore have started slowing production and laying off hundreds of jobs, firms told Reuters.

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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