PAP introduces its third batch of new candidates for GE 2020

DEPUTY Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has unveiled the third batch of new People's Action Party (PAP) candidates for the General Election. All four came from a modest family background but have made a mark in contributing to society in areas like healthcare, care for senior Singaporeans and...

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Opposition parties say ready to do battle in coming polls

OPPOSITION parties said they are ready to do battle after the announcement of Singapore's next General Election (GE).

Pandemic Keepsakes

LIMITED MOVEMENT AND commercial activity have been a dampener for watch companies, many of which decided not to roll out new models this year, even if it was possible to sell them online.  

Singapore's non-oil exports fall 4.5% in May, first drop in 2020

DOMESTIC electronics exports were usually the culprit but this time the knock-out punch came from non-electronic shipments, which brought Singapore's key non-oil domestic exports down 4.5 per cent in May - the NODX's first monthly drop this year.

Singapore NODX falls 4.5% in May on decline in non-electronics exports

DOMESTIC electronics exports are usually the culprit, but this time, the knock-out punch came from non-electronic shipments, which brought Singapore’s key non-oil domestic exports (NODX) down 4.5 per cent in May – the NODX’s first monthly drop this year.

Luxury Watches Go Online

AFTER DRAGGING THEIR feet to enter the digital world, it took a pandemic to tip luxury watch brands over the threshold into the realm of e-commerce.

Elections Department spells out safe voting measures

THE Elections Department (ELD) on Monday gave more details of how it is planning for the next general election that could be held during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Tackling Covid-19 and its fallout

Singapore's Elections Dept lists safety measures for general election

THE Elections Department has spelt out the safety measures to be taken to ensure a safe election – measures that include reducing the number of voters in polling stations and barring people from entering the stations if they are found to be running a temperature and having breathing problems....

Corona Time

BREITLING AND URWERK have turned to charity work. But independent watchmakers H Moser & Cie and MB&F are forging ahead with a collaboration to create new timepieces – a move unthinkable before Covid-19.

VIRUS OUTBREAK

60,000 new bed spaces for migrant workers by end-2020

SOME 60,000 new bed spaces will be ready for migrant workers by end-2020, while another close to 60,000 with "new designs and new standards" will be added within the next two years, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said on Monday.

40,000 migrant workers cleared of Covid-19 to resume working, 8 sites picked for new 'quick build dorms'

SOME 40,000 migrant workers in Singapore living in dormitories have been cleared of Covid-19 infection to resume working from Tuesday as the circuit breaker lifts.

SINGAPORE FORTITUDE BUDGET 2020

Hike in CPF rates for senior workers delayed to help tame business costs

IN WHAT is described as a demonstration that it has left no stone unturned in seeking ways to help businesses manage costs in the current crisis, the government has said it will delay the planned increase in Central Provident Fund (CPF) contribution rates for senior workers for one year.

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Non-oil domestic exports tipped to fall 1 to 4 per cent for 2020

WITH Covid-19 morphing into a full blown global pandemic in March that prompted governments to impose a near-freeze on movements and economic activities to tame the spread of the novel coronavirus, hopes for a recovery in Singapore's exports this year appear to have been dashed.

Singapore non-oil exports tipped to fall -4% to -1% in 2020

HOPES for at least some growth in the key non-oil domestic exports (NODX) this year has given way to a projection of up to a 4.0 per cent drop, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to put a near-freeze on movements and economic activities.

Making the cut

Even when the occasion calls for it, formal attire takes a back seat. At weddings - and some business meetings - T-shirts and jeans are not uncommon. At work, "dress down Friday" is fast becoming "dress down everyday", and smart casual is now the everyday corporate uniform.

Singapore restarts mask production to secure supply for frontline medical staff

SINGAPORE has restarted local production of medical-grade surgical face masks to ensure supply for its medical workers in the frontline fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said on Wednesday.

Innosparks to focus on making masks for local use for now

ST Engineering unit Innosparks, which according to Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing has "made possible" the local production of surgical face masks, is not ruling out exporting its masks globally.

Singapore restarts local production of surgical face masks

SINGAPORE has restarted local production of surgical face masks since mid-February and is "on track" to meet all its healthcare workers' needs in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, according to Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing.

More donations needed as Singapore sinks deeper into recession

MASSIVE job cuts are tipped to swell the ranks of the needy, requiring more charities to chip in to help build a multi-stakeholder front.

Watches of wonder 

AMONG THE DISRUPTIONS caused by the Covid-19 crisis was the postponement of the mega watch show Watches and Wonders - the successor of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie exhibition - from this year to 2021.

March visitor number to Singapore hits 17-year low amid pandemic

THE number of visitors to Singapore in March plunged 85 per cent from a year ago to 240,000, the lowest since the Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) outbreak in 2003

Law to come down hard on those who abuse virus relief fund: Shanmugam

HOME Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has warned that the government will "come down quite hard" on people who abuse the Covid-19 Temporary Relief Fund.

Govt will 'come down hard' on those who abuse Covid-19 Temporary Relief Fund: Shanmugam

SINGAPORE'S Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has warned that the government will "come down hard" on people who abuse the Covid-19 Temporary Relief Fund.

VIRUS OUTBREAK

Record 287 new Covid-19 cases here, most linked to foreign workers

EVEN as the daily number of Covid-19 cases among mostly locals is stabilising, Singapore saw a record 287 new cases on Thursday, most of them linked to foreign workers working here.