May 26, 2020 6:34 PMSINGAPORE - A Singaporean woman who was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer while in the United States will soon be able to reunite with her family here, after the public raised more than $300,000 to fund her trip home.
May 26, 2020 6:35 PMSINGAPORE - In an unusual move, Singapore Petroleum Co has kept its pump prices unchanged since May 6, bucking a trend which saw all other pump operators raising prices a week after the last downward adjustment.
May 26, 2020 5:17 PMSINGAPORE - Organisations that engage waste management services should continue to pay service providers appropriately and exercise restraint in penalising them, in order to ensure that the sector remains sustainable amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The pandemic and measures implemented impacted the collection of prices.
Singapore’s core inflation inched down 0.3% YoY in April compared to 2019, a report by the Department of Statistics (SingStat) revealed. In addition, the consumer price index (CPI) slid 0.7% YoY over the same period.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the slew of measures implemented have led to the reduction and suspension of selected goods and services, and impacted the collection of prices and the compilation of the CPI.
This follows after Singapore unveiled the $33b “Fortitude” budget.
Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat stated that Singapore’s fiscal deficit has will widen to $74.3b, which is said to be equivalent to 15.4% of GDP.
This follows after DPM Heng unveiled the $33b “Fortitude” budget, which has put great emphasis on staff retention, rental relief and digitalisation.
May 26, 2020 4:41 PMSINGAPORE - Beware of a fake bulletin about people going door to door to subdue residents and rob their homes under the pretence of distributing face masks, the police said on Tuesday (May 26).
May 27, 2020 12:18 AMNEW YORK (AFP) - A video of a white woman calling the police about a black birdwatcher in New York's Central Park has gone viral, sparking anger about African Americans being falsely reported to cops.
May 27, 2020 12:03 AMMOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russia has begun building a prototype of its first stealth bomber which should be completed next year, the state-controlled Tass news agency reported on Tuesday (May 26), citing two sources in the military-industrial complex.
May 27, 2020 12:05 AMNEW YORK (AFP) - The New York Stock Exchange, the symbolic heart of Wall Street, reopened its floor on Tuesday (May 26) after a two-month closure due to the coronavirus, with traders donning masks and separated by plexiglas.
May 26, 2020 11:50 PMWASHINGTON (AFP) - US officials in Missouri have condemned raucous crowds who packed a pool and bar at a popular holiday venue after video footage of the weekend partying spread on social media.
May 26, 2020 11:21 PMPARIS (AFP) - This much we knew: some 66 million years ago, an asteroid roughly twice the diameter of Paris crashed into Earth, wiping out all land-dwelling dinosaurs and 75 per cent of life on the planet.
May 26, 2020 10:24 PMNEW YORK (REUTERS) - US pharmacy chains are preparing a big push for flu vaccinations when the season kicks off in October, hoping to curb tens of thousands of serious cases that could coincide with a second wave of coronavirus infections.
May 26, 2020 10:03 PMGENEVA (AFP) - The World Health Organisation said on Tuesday (May 26) that Dutch workers apparently infected with the coronavirus by minks could be the first known cases of animal-to-human transmission.
May 26, 2020 9:20 PMMOSCOW (AFP) - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday (May 26) that Russia has passed the peak of coronavirus infections and ordered a postponed World War II victory parade to be held next month.
May 26, 2020 9:09 PMWASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US Chamber of Commerce said on Tuesday (May 26) it was deeply concerned that China's proposed national security legislation on Hong Kong could undermine its autonomy under the "one country, two systems" framework, and urged Beijing to de-escalate the situation.