Singapore pin hopes on Schooling as David seeks fifth gold

By John O’Brien SINGAPORE, Aug 15 : Singapore will be looking to make a splash in the pool at the Asian Games in neighbouring Indonesia this month as Olympic gold medallist Joseph Schooling leads a strong swim team aiming to surpass the six medals they claimed at Incheon four years ago. Texas-based Schooling made history […]

Singapore Q2 GDP likely revised higher on stronger factory output

By Fathin Ungku SINGAPORE, Aug 10 : Singapore’s economy is expected to have edged higher than initially expected in the second quarter thanks to a surge in factory activity, a Reuters poll found on Friday. From the year earlier, Singapore’s second quarter final gross domestic product (GDP) was forecast to expand 4.1 percent, up from […]

China says it wants to resolve differences with U.S. “on equal footing”

By Christian Shepherd SINGAPORE, Aug 3 : China is willing to resolve differences with the United States on an equal footing, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said on Friday after meeting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, but added they did not address their trade war too specifically. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday instructed […]

Singapore’s worst cyberattack steals personal data of 1.5 mln including PM

By Jack Kim and Aradhana Aravindan SINGAPORE, July 20 : – Hackers have infiltrated Singapore’s government health database in the country’s worst breach of personal data, stealing records on 1.5 million patients including the prime minister’s own personal drug prescriptions, the government said on Friday. Government officials did not say who might have been behind […]

Singapore to restrict airspace during U.S.-N.Korea summit

By Jack Kim and Jamie Freed SINGAPORE, June 6 : Singapore airspace will be restricted during the planned U.S.-N.Korea summit next week, according to a notice to airmen posted by aviation authorities on Wednesday, which is likely to result in delays at one of Asia’s busiest airports. The Southeast Asian city-state is set to host […]