Majority of China’s BRI projects abroad adversely affected by Covid-19: Official

Majority of the projects under China’s ambitious multi-billion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are either adversely or partially affected by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Chinese official. About a fifth of the projects under the BRI, which aims to boost trade and investment across Asia, Africa and Europe to further China’s global influence, had […]

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Huawei Loses Out in Singapore 5G Network Provider Bid

Nokia and Ericsson have been chosen as Singapore’s main 5G network providers, telecom operators said, leaving Huawei with only a minor role as the Chinese tech giant faces growing US pressure. Huawei has been dogged by allegations of stealing American trade secrets and aiding China’s espionage efforts, with Washington pushing countries to bar the company […]

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Singapore Replaces US As India’s Top market For Engineering Exports

India’s engineering exports to Singapore have risen 95 per cent Singapore replaced the United States as India’s biggest overseas market for engineering parts in April, with exports rising 95 per cent to $553 million from a year earlier, a trade body said on Wednesday, as statistics are upended by coronavirus lockdowns. India’s overall engineering exports, comprising […]

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Singapore biotech firm Tychan to start human trials for Covid-19 treatment next week

Home / World News / Singapore biotech firm Tychan to start human trials for Covid-19 treatment next week The first phase of the trial will be conducted on healthy volunteers to determine the safety and tolerability of TY027, a monoclonal antibody or immune system protein that specifically targets the virus that causes Covid-19. world Updated: […]

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Eid al-Fitr: Singaporean businessman cooks biryani for migrants amid Covid crisis

As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of the fasting month, thousands of migrant workers in Singapore have had to spend the holiday in quarantine because of outbreaks of the novel coronavirus in their dormitories. To cheer them up, Singaporean businessman Dushyant Kumar, his wife and a team of chefs […]

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Man sentenced to death in Singapore via Zoom call

A man has been sentenced to death in Singapore via a Zoom video-call for his role in a drug deal, the city-state’s first case where capital punishment has been delivered remotely. Punithan Genasan, a 37-year-old Malaysian, received the sentence for his role in a 2011 heroin transaction on Friday, court documents showed, with the country […]

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Man Sentenced To Death Via Zoom Call, First For Singapore

Punithan Genasan’s lawyer said his client received the judge’s verdict on a Zoom call. (File) Singapore: A man has been sentenced to death in Singapore via a Zoom video-call for his role in a drug deal, the city-state’s first case where capital punishment has been delivered remotely. Punithan Genasan, a 37-year-old Malaysian, received the sentence […]

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Singapore to ease some coronavirus curbs over next few weeks

Singapore will start easing coronavirus restrictions over the next few weeks, authorities said on Saturday, as the city-state takes the first tentative steps towards reopening its economy. Businesses such as home-based enterprises, laundry services and barbershops will be allowed to reopen from May 12. A week later, some students will be allowed to go back […]

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Singapore reports 690 new Covid-19 cases, mostly foreign workers

Singapore on Wednesday reported 690 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of Covid-19 patients, a vast majority of whom are foreigners, to 15,641, the health ministry said. Out of the 690 fresh cases, six are Singapore citizens or permanent residents while the rest of them are foreigners with work permits residing in dormitories, it […]

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