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$112m aid top-up to help private-hire, taxi sector tackle crisis

Cabbies, private-hire drivers and operators have been thrown an additional $112 million lifeline while the Covid-19 pandemic batters their industry and keeps ridership low.

New private-hire drivers must be Singaporean, aged 30 and above

All new private-hire drivers will now have to be at least 30 years old and be Singapore citizens, in a move that could reduce the industry's current glut of drivers.

F&B outlet caught serving beer in teapots past cut-off time among 23 found to have breached Covid-19 rules

Twenty-three food and beverage (F&B) outlets were caught flouting Covid-19 safe management measures during stepped-up checks over the weekend.

Muhyiddin says Malaysia won't rush to reopen its borders as Covid-19 has not slowed down

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin yesterday urged Malaysians to remain on guard against Covid-19 infections, as the pandemic has not shown signs of slowing down around the world, though the disease...

Half of SIA pilot, cabin crew trainees allowed to complete training but must leave after due to surplus manpower

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has let go about half of its cadet pilots and cabin crew trainees as it continues to downsize its workforce.

UOB freezes wages, will limit hiring amid Covid-19 pandemic fallout

United Overseas Bank is freezing the wages of its staff and limiting hiring amid the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Axington says late update on Dorr's latest shareholding is an 'administrative oversight'

AXINGTON on Tuesday disclosed controlling shareholder Dorr Global Healthcare's latest shareholding following recent placements, and said the late disclosure was due to "administrative oversight".

Temasek to acquire majority stake in Israeli micro-irrigation firm Rivulis

SINGAPORE state investor Temasek has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Rivulis, an Israel-headquartered provider of global micro-irrigation products and solutions.

Singapore must remain open to benefit from Asia's growth: DPM Heng

SINGAPORE can contribute to and benefit from Asia's growth only if it remains open and connected to the world, while forging new partnerships and evolving its approaches, Deputy Prime Minister Heng...

New home sales in Singapore for August surprise with 16% rise m-o-m

DESPITE economic headwinds and the Hungry Ghost Festival, developers in Singapore sold 1,256 private homes in August, 16 per cent higher than July's take-up.

 

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