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"All our experience since the beginning of this year has made clear just how important a good government is to fight Covid-19, support the economy, and get out of this crisis intact," said PM Lee.

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PM Lee: Opposition parties silent on tackling Covid-19, economic crisis

OPPOSITION parties have had nothing to say about tackling the Covid-19 pandemic or getting Singapore out of this historic downturn – the very issues that are at the heart of this General Election (GE), said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday, during the digital equivalent of the People's Action Party's (PAP) customary lunchtime rally at Fullerton Square. 


Local universities make more room for Singaporean undergrads who had planned to study abroad

SOME 2,000 extra places were set aside for fresh school-leavers, which are expected to bump up this year's autonomous university (AU) cohort participation rate from 40 per cent to 42 per cent.


Funds raised from Singapore IPOs halve in H1 2020: Deloitte

FUNDS raised from initial public offerings (IPOs) in Singapore fell 53.2 per cent to S$725 million in the first half of 2020, from S$1.55 billion a year ago, according to data from Deloitte on Monday.


Two industrial properties for sale with S$55m, S$8m indicative prices

COLLIERS International will put up two industrial properties for sale via an expression of interest exercise (EOI) on Tuesday. 


CapitaLand expects H1 net profit to be 'materially and adversely' impacted

OPERATING PATMI - which refers to profit from business operations excluding any gains or losses from divestments, revaluations and impairments - is expected to reduce by 25 per cent to 35 per cent from S$361.3 million for the first half last year, the property group said. 


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Singapore shares close 1.4% up

SINGAPORE shares posted its fifth straight win to close 36.7 points or 1.4 per cent higher to 2,689.61 on Monday buoyed by significant gains across major bourses in the region.
 

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