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Singapore confirms 799 new coronavirus cases

Singapore confirms 799 new coronavirus cases

Published 27/04/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has confirmed 799 more coronavirus infections, its health ministry said on Monday, taking the city-state’s tally of cases to 14,423. Most [more…]

Asia shares rally as BOJ buys more bonds- U.S. crude skids

Asia shares rally as BOJ buys more bonds- U.S. crude skids

Published 27/04/2020

SYDNEY/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian shares bounced on Monday as the Bank of Japan (BOJ) announced more stimulus steps to help cushion the economic impact [more…]

Singapore reports 1,111 new coronavirus cases

Singapore reports 1,111 new coronavirus cases

Published 21/04/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore said on Tuesday it had preliminarily confirmed 1,111 new coronavirus cases, taking the city-state’s total infections to 9,125. The health ministry [more…]

Singapore challenged by coronavirus, but has system to handle it: WHO

Singapore challenged by coronavirus, but has system to handle it: WHO

Published 21/04/2020

MANILA (Reuters) - Singapore is facing a very challenging situation to tackle a sharp increase in coronavirus infections, but has the healthcare system and risk [more…]

Oil gains on OPEC+ deal, stocks stymied by pandemic worries

Oil gains on OPEC+ deal, stocks stymied by pandemic worries

Published 13/04/2020

TOKYO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Global equities weakened on Monday as investors braced for more indications of economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic while oil prices rose [more…]

Singapore readies ‘floating hotels’ for workers as coronavirus spreads

Singapore readies ‘floating hotels’ for workers as coronavirus spreads

Published 13/04/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is preparing to house hundreds of foreign workers in accommodation vessels typically used for offshore and marine industry staff as it [more…]

Singapore stops teachers using Zoom app after ‘very serious incidents’

Singapore stops teachers using Zoom app after ‘very serious incidents’

Published 11/04/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has suspended the use of video-conferencing tool Zoom by teachers after “very serious incidents” in the first week of a coronavirus [more…]

Indonesia leans on healthtech startups to cope with virus surge

Indonesia leans on healthtech startups to cope with virus surge

Published 10/04/2020

JAKARTA (Reuters) - As coronavirus cases surge in Indonesia, doctors are working double-time treating patients both at hospitals and online through healthtech startups - an [more…]

Dollar borrowing costs drop to lowest in decade in FX swap markets

Dollar borrowing costs drop to lowest in decade in FX swap markets

Published 06/04/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Dollar borrowing costs in the foreign exchange swap markets retreated further on Monday, with swap rates against the euro and pound falling [more…]

Stocks jump on virus slowdown hopes, but oil slips on oversupply

Stocks jump on virus slowdown hopes, but oil slips on oversupply

Published 06/04/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Stocks jumped on Monday as investors were encouraged by a slowdown in coronavirus-related deaths and new cases, while oil prices skidded after [more…]