PERSPECTIVE

THE emergence of Covid-19, a new coronavirus, is a tragic public-health emergency. The disease, one hopes, will be brought under control quickly, but the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is...

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2020

REPLYING to calls for more help amid the Covid-19 outbreak, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said that Budget 2020 is calibrated to the current situation. But more details...

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2020

PUBLIC officers on the frontline of the Covid-19 crisis will get up to one additional month of special bonus, while the political and public service leadership will take a pay cut in the spirit of...

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2020

SINGAPORE will enhance its climate pledge and long-term strategy this year, with a view to halve its emissions by 2050 after they peak in 2030, Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean said in Parliament on...

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2020

A SINGLE touchpoint for common government services and expanded use of digital Medical Certificates (MCs) were among a slew of digitalisation efforts unveiled by Minister-in-Charge of the Smart...

VIRUS OUTBREAK

WITH the Covid-19 outbreak hobbling travel demand, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be cutting salaries of senior management by 10 to 15 per cent starting March 1, and offering a voluntary no-pay...

WING Tai Retail has retrenched 20 employees, following a review of its business operations which began late last year.

VIRUS OUTBREAK

A NEW coronavirus cluster, the fifth here, has surfaced in Singapore, the Ministry of Health said on Friday, as it announced two new confirmed cases. Both are linked to Wizlearn Technologies, an e...

ASIA stocks plunged on Friday with the MSCI Asia-Pacific Index notching seven straight sessions of losses after sellers pummelled Wall Street the night before.

LATEST US DATA

US PERSONAL spending decelerated in January to a still-solid pace, suggesting momentum among American consumers eased somewhat at the start of the year ahead of the coronavirus concerns.

BREAKING NEWS

Feb 29, 2020 02:39 PM

Sterling tumbles to 2020 lows as investors dash for safety

[LONDON] The pound dropped sharply on Friday, losing nearly 1 per cent against the euro and the dollar as worries...

Feb 29, 2020 02:31 PM

Fifa chief Infantino accepts games are at risk due to coronavirus

[BELFAST] Fifa president Gianni Infantino has said March's international soccer matches could be threatened by the...

Feb 29, 2020 02:06 PM

Arsenal loss shows cost of Champions League absence

[LONDON] The cost of life outside the Champions League was made clear when Arsenal published accounts showing the...

Feb 29, 2020 01:47 PM

Activist investor wants to oust Twitter chief Dorsey: media

[SAN FRANCISCO] An activist investor known as a major Republican political supporter wants to wrest control of...

Feb 29, 2020 12:27 PM

Rock band Green Day among musicians pulling out of Asia tour dates

[NEW YORK] US rock band Green Day on Friday called off all of the Asian shows in its upcoming world tour because of...