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Singapore’s economy dodges technical recession after growing 0.6% in the third quarter
Singapore’s economy — often seen as a bellwether for global growth — avoided a technical recession after growing by 0.6 percent in the third quarter, compared to the previous three months.
Singapore's 'fake news’ law comes into effect
Singapore’s new law to combat ‘fake news’ came into effect despite criticism from tech giants and activists, who labeled the tough rules a ‘chilling’ attempt to stifle dissent.
Singapore says it can’t close doors to skilled foreign workers
Singapore needs to remain open to skilled foreign workers, especially in the technology sector, in order to ensure the economy stays a globally competitive one, the nation’s trade minister said.
Singapore slashes 2019 growth forecast stoking recession fears
Singapore slashed its full-year economic growth forecast on Tuesday as global conditions were seen worsening and data confirmed the slowest growth rate in a decade amid mounting fears of recession in the city-state.
Singapore to ban domestic elephant ivory trade from 2021
Singapore will ban the domestic trade in ivory from September 2021, the government said on Monday, shutting the door to an important end-market for poached elephant ivory.
Minister: Stability in Hong Kong key for Singapore businesses
Prolonged turmoil in Hong Kong could jeopardize regional financial stability, and that would outweigh any short-term gain for Singapore from flows of funds from investors worried about protests there, a Singapore government minister said.
Singapore businesses see sharp downturn in economy on trade war
With no let-up apparent in global and regional trade tensions, Singapore’s business community has slashed its expectations for the near-term economic outlook.
Singapore core inflation hits over two-year low, raising bets on policy easing
Singapore’s June core inflation measure hit a more than two-year low as electricity and gas prices declined, firming bets among economists that its central bank will ease monetary policy in October.
Singapore seizes ivory from nearly 300 elephants in record haul
Singapore said on Tuesday it had seized 8.8 tons of elephant ivory, a record haul by authorities in the city-state, which conservation groups say is a transit point for the illegal wildlife trade.
Singapore woes ring trade alarm alarm
A plunge in exports and the worst growth rates for a decade have fueled concerns about the outlook for Singapore's economy, with analysts saying the figures offer a warning that Asia is heading for a slowdown as China-US tensions bite.
Singapore opens first seed bank to protect regional plant diversity against climate change
Singapore’s first seed bank was officially launched on Saturday, as part of efforts to protect local and regional plant diversity against threats like climate change and habitat loss.
Singapore's decade-low growth triggers recession warning
Singapore’s economy grew at its slowest annual pace in a decade in the second quarter, preliminary data showed on Friday, raising doubts about a technical recession and monetary policy easing could be just around the corner.
Google says Singapore's fake news law may hurt innovation
Google said on Thursday an anti-fake news law passed by Singapore’s parliament could stunt innovation, a quality that the city-state wants to nurture under plans to expand its tech industry.
Dengue cases increase by threefold in Singapore
There were three times as many dengue cases across Singapore in the first three and a half months of this year compared to the same period last year, and the mosquito population remains high.
Singapore is world’s top digital society: Study
Singapore emerged as the top digital society, with more citizens trusting technology and reaping its benefits, compared with their counterparts in the US and China, according to a study of 24 countries.

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