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Daily Debrief: What Happened Today
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is on medical leave and will resume his duties on Aug 29, prompting the postponement of an official visit to Indonesia.
Changes to the Singapore Cabinet have been announced, with Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat returning to his post on Monday, Aug 22, after a three-month absence.
SaladStop owner Adrien Desbaillets has eased off on expansion plans for his organic food chain in Singapore because high wages are pressuring profit margins at a time when the affluent city state is grappling with low growth and slack global demand.
Three companies - Best World International, LionGold Corp and Broadway Industrial Group - were queried by Singapore Exchange (SGX) on Monday regarding their trading activities.
Chua Kim Yeow, a former accountant-general who later became a candidate in Singapore's first presidential election, died of pneumonia on Sunday morning. Mr Chua, 90, had been admitted to Singapore General Hospital after falling critically ill early this month.
Singapore and US cities have joined hands for an inaugural city Wi-Fi roaming project.
The STI Today
Shares on the local bourse fell with the key Straits Times Index retreating 2.8 points or 0.10 per cent to finish at 2,841.19 on Monday.