Singapore’s economy plunges into recession

Singapore’s GDP shrank by a record 41.2% in the last quarter due to social restrictions that shut businesses, slashed consumption and brought trade to a standstill. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get the latest news … Read more Singapore’s economy plunges into recession

Vickers Venture Partners’ Tan on ‘Home Run’ Investments

Jul.13 — Finian Tan, chairman of Singapore’s Vickers Venture Partners, talks about the outcome of country’s election, the need for making the island-state a more innovative place, and the companies he’s investing in. Tan, who made his name investing early in Chinese search giant Baidu Inc., speaks with Haslinda Amin and Rishaad Salamat on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia.”

Singapore’s ruling party stung by election results

Singapore’s ruling party, stung by its worst ever election results, signaled a possible delay to its meticulous succession plans, and analysts foresaw other policy changes that could affect the international business hub. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality … Read more Singapore’s ruling party stung by election results

Singapore’s governing PAP returns to power but faces setback

Singapore’s governing party has won Friday’s general election but with a reduced majority and a lower share of the vote. The opposition party secured its best-ever result. The vote was largely seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and a looming economic crisis. Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta … Read more Singapore’s governing PAP returns to power but faces setback

Coronavirus update July 11: Victoria records one death and 216 new COVID-19 cases | ABC News

0:00 Victoria has recorded one death and 216 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours. Premier Daniel Andrews says a man aged in his 90s has died overnight. 3.07 In New South Wales, seven new cases have been recorded. This follows three confirmed cases, one of which was a man who travelled from Melbourne … Read more Coronavirus update July 11: Victoria records one death and 216 new COVID-19 cases | ABC News

Singapore Voters Hit the Polls With the Ruling People’s Action Party Seen Retaining Power

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s party will extend its 55-year rule in Singapore, as it seeks a fresh mandate to counter the city-state’s worst-ever recession amid the coronavirus pandemic. However the win wasn’t as decisive as in years past. Ballot counts released in several constituencies across the island so far showed the ruling People’s Action … Read more Singapore Voters Hit the Polls With the Ruling People’s Action Party Seen Retaining Power

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong Casts His Vote in General Election

Singapore headed to the polls Friday as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s ruling party seeks to extend its 55-year rule with a fresh mandate to counter the city-state’s worst-ever recession amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing masks and observing strict social distancing at polling booths, all voters will have their temperature screened as authorities work to ensure … Read more Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong Casts His Vote in General Election

Singapore Election: Long Lines Amid Coronavirus Measures

Singapore headed to the polls Friday as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s ruling party seeks to extend its 55-year rule with a fresh mandate to counter the city-state’s worst-ever recession amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wearing masks and observing strict social distancing at polling booths, all voters will have their temperature screened as authorities work to … Read more Singapore Election: Long Lines Amid Coronavirus Measures

Singapore election: Voters cast ballots with masks, gloves amid pandemic

The 2020 Singaporean general election started at 8 a.m. on Friday (July 10). About 2.6 million Singaporeans are expected to vote at over 1,000 polling stations. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, arrangements have been made by the Elections Department (ELD) to ensure the safety of voters. Sample counts are expected soon after polls close at 8 … Read more Singapore election: Voters cast ballots with masks, gloves amid pandemic

Silence on LGBT rights in Singapore election

Among a record eleven political parties set to contest Singapore’s election on Friday, there has been virtual silence on one of the conservative city-state’s most controversial issues: gay rights. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get … Read more Silence on LGBT rights in Singapore election

Singapore Opposition Party: Fake News Law a ‘Distraction’

Jul.07 — Chee Soon Juan, secretary-general of the opposition Singapore Democratic Party, says the fake news law is a ‘complete distraction’ and calls for a healthy political discourse ahead of general election on July 10. He speaks with Haslinda Amin on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.”