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Vice President Kamala Harris to visit Vietnam and Singapore amid tensions with China

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris waves as she boards Air Force Two June 14, 2021 in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Alex Wong | Getty Images Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Singapore and Vietnam next month to strengthen the......

Harris to travel to Vietnam, Singapore in August

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Brett Samuels Vice President Harris will travel next month to Singapore and Vietnam, her second international trip as vice president and her first to the Indo-Pacific.Harris will meet with government leaders in both countries to… Source link To Return......

Malaysia’s daily new Covid cases per million people is now one of the highest globally

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A man wearing a face mask as a preventive measures against Covid-19 walks along an empty street in Chinatown. Wong Fok Loy| SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images The Covid-19 outbreak in Malaysia has become one of the worst......

Vaccinated people make up 75% of recent COVID-19 cases in Singapore, but few fall ill

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A medical worker prepares a syringe at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination center in Singapore, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo SINGAPORE, July 23 (Reuters) – Vaccinated individuals accounted for three-quarters of Singapore’s COVID-19 infections in the last four weeks, but they were not falling seriously ill, government data showed,......

Singapore sees COVID-19 cases double overnight as testing ramps up

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A woman wears a face mask at a shop in Little India district, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Singapore, April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su SINGAPORE, July 19 (Reuters) – Singapore on Monday saw new local coronavirus cases almost double from the previous day to 163, the......

Singapore advises unvaccinated people to stay home as cases rise

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People who had visited a mall which became a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cluster, queue up for their swab tests in Singapore May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo SINGAPORE, July 19 (Reuters) – Singapore’s health ministry on Sunday “strongly” advised unvaccinated individuals, especially the elderly, to stay home as much as......

Singapore sees cases spike in large karaoke lounge cluster

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“We knew about cases like that happening in Korea, in Hong Kong, nightlife – people coming very close together, some with hostesses, and leading to big clusters. So we have never allowed such activities for the past more than one year,” Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said. BBC – For......

Singapore sees most COVID-19 cases in 10 months after karaoke cluster

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People who had visited a mall which became a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cluster, queue up for their swab tests in Singapore May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su SINGAPORE, July 14 (Reuters) – Singapore reported its highest number of local coronavirus cases in 10 months on Wednesday, after the discovery of a......

Nearly 3,000 guests, crew disembark cruise in Singapore after positive Covid case left them confined in cabins

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here People are seen onboard the Dream Cruises’ World Dream cruise ship docked at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore on July 14, 2021, after it returned to the city state following a passenger’s positive test for the Covid-19 coronavirus.......

Singapore unveils one of the world’s biggest floating solar panel farms

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SINGAPORE, July 14 (Reuters) – Singapore unveiled on Wednesday one of the world’s largest floating solar panel farms, spanning an area equivalent to 45 football fields and producing enough electricity to power the island’s five water treatment plants. The project is part of efforts by the land-scarce Southeast Asian city-state......

Singapore economy stumbles, but Q2 GDP pace fastest in a decade

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Storm clouds gather over the skyline of the central business district in Singapore April 5, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su Q2 GDP +14.3% y/y vs Reuters poll +14.2% Q2 GDP -2% q/q, seasonally adjusted SINGAPORE, July 14 (Reuters) – Singapore’s economy lost momentum in the second quarter after battling new outbreaks of......

Singapore’s state investor Temasek reports record portfolio value of $283 billion

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A signage for Temasek Holdings is displayed during a news conference following the company’s annual review in Singapore on July 9, 2019. Bryan van der Beek | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore’s state investment company Temasek said Tuesday......

Singapore eyes sports, conferences, concerts for vaccinated residents

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People wearing face masks cross a road amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Caroline Chia SINGAPORE, July 7 (Reuters) – Singapore is aiming to allow bigger gatherings for conferences, live music, sports, weddings and religious events for people fully vaccinated against coronavirus later this month,......

Singapore targets 75% vaccination so border restrictions can be gradually eased

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SINGAPORE — Singapore aims to immunize 75% of its population by early October so that it can gradually ease border restrictions as the coronavirus turns into an endemic over time, its trade minister Gan Kim Yong told CNBC on Tuesday.......

These are the best cities globally for remote working

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Melbourne, Australia Olga Kashubin | EyeEm | Getty Images The Australian city of Melbourne has been found to be the best city globally for remote working, according to a ranking by on-demand housing platform Nestpick.  Melbourne scored highly on livability......

Anti-biz NY loses out again — as upstate chipmaker invests in . . . Singapore

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Post Editorial Board Good news: Upstate chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries is investing $4 billion in a new factory. Bad news: The factory will be located in . . . Singapore. Not New York. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n......

Travel writers share the biggest mistakes tourists make in their cities

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Travel writers make a career out of helping tourists navigate unfamiliar places. Still, even the most savvy traveler is prone to making the occasional faux pas while on vacation. Here, CNBC’s travel contributors share the biggest mistakes they see visitors......

U.S. chip foundry announces new manufacturing plant in Singapore

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SINGAPORE — U.S.-headquartered semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries announced Tuesday that it will build a new fabrication plant in Singapore to meet the unprecedented global demand for chips. The new facility will be developed in partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board......

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