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Singapore begins coronavirus vaccination campaign

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Singapore began a coronavirus vaccination campaign Wednesday with a nurse receiving the first jab, making it among the first Asian nations to roll out inoculations. The city-state, which has suffered a mild outbreak, became the first country in Asia to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine earlier...

Singapore’s Covid-19 Christmas economics

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Kuala Lampur, Dec. 27 -- There's no snow. No real sleigh bells. And no one's roasting anything by an open fire but this weekend Singapore celebrated Christmas like never before. Instead of big parties and Christmas fairs, we had smaller events and households hosting smaller...

Singapore gets shot in the arm from global drug demand

by Martin Abbugao Scientists in protective clothing work in a high-tech laboratory at a pharmaceutical plant in Singapore, whose coronavirus-hit economy has received a shot in the arm from robust global drug demand. The city-state is on course for its worst ever recession this year but...

Singapore surpasses Switzerland

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Kuala Lumpur, Dec. 20 -- So, after months of Covid-19's unprecedented economic contraction, restrictions and the embarrassment of large-scale transmission within foreign workers' dormitories, our leaders have pulled off a real triumph. The world economic Forum (WEF) -the summit of the most powerful world and...

Singapore Gen Y Speaks: People question my decision to volunteer, but it is richly rewarding

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SINGAPORE, Dec. 14 -- I was never an active volunteer. During my school days, I was busy chasing after paper qualifications. When I started working, I thought I would have time for volunteering. But I was wrong -my incessant pursuit of career excellence had enslaved...

External source’ responsible for Singapore-flagged oil tanker blast off Saudi: vessel owner

by Anuj Chopra An explosion rocked a Singapore-flagged oil tanker off the Saudi port city of Jeddah Monday, the vessel's owner said, in the latest in a series of attacks on energy infrastructure in the kingdom. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the blast...

Making Singapore a land of farmers

Kuala Lumpur, Dec. 13 -- Singapore is known for its ambition. This tiny nation (just 700 square kilometres in area, 400 times smaller than Malaysia) is now one of the most competitive economies on Earth. And yet even by its own standards, it has set a...

Nestle temporarily halts Milo sale in Japan after health benefit viral post sparks buying frenzy

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PETALING JAYA, Dec. 10 -- Nestle Japan has temporarily halted the sale of Milo after viral tweets caused demand to skyrocket beyond the company's production capacity. The malt chocolate beverage is a perennial favourite in Southeast Asia and it recently gained popularity in Japan after...

UK signs Singapore trade deal as EU talks falter

Britain on Thursday signed a free-trade deal with Singapore, giving it a key foothold in Asia as it seeks to forge its own path after leaving the European Union, while talks on a post-Brexit deal stumble. The agreement largely replicates an existing EU-Singapore agreement, with...

MB: Johor poised to be regional hub for drones, robotics with dedicated zone in Iskandar Malaysia

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ISKANDAR PUTERI, Dec. 8 -- Johor may become a major player in the regional drone and robotics industry with a dedicated zone that could attract investments worth RM350 million and create over 1,000 job opportunities by 2025, said Mentri Besar Datuk Hasni Mohammad. He said...
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