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Freelancers to get $1,000 monthly for nine months, higher training allowances

FREELANCERS and gig workers welcome the new slew of support measures to help them ride out the Covid-19 economic storm, while also urging the authorities to make the administration process prompt...

Cash payouts a much-needed 'steroid jab'

THE various moves by the government to put cash back in the hands of individuals and households is a much-needed "steroid jab" to raise consumer confidence, said market watchers.

S$48.4b more to fight pandemic, with up to S$17b from reserves

THE government has committed a record S$48.4 billion in a supplementary budget unveiled on Thursday to help Singapore weather the Covid-19 crisis, with in-principle support gained to draw up to S$...

Singapore, partners pledge to keep essential trade moving

SINGAPORE and half a dozen other regional economies have pledged to keep air, sea and other trade flows open during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Farewell parties: Club operators told to ensure safe distancing measures

SINGAPORE authorities are aware of plans by several operators of nightlife venues to throw "farewell" parties on Wednesday, and will be deploying enforcement operations over the next two days, the...

Brian Koo may withdraw lifeline for honestbee

HONESTBEE may lose the support of its white knight, LG scion Brian Koo, the distressed startup told its creditors in an e-mail on Wednesday evening seen by The Business Times.

Covid-19 fight at 'critical phase'; suspension of all schools may be next

SINGAPORE has reached a critical phase in its fight against the novel coronavirus, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said on Wednesday, as he signalled the possibility of introducing...

What's a bar? New containment measures spark confusion among operators

SOME food and beverage (F&B) establishments - including restaurants that also house bars - have expressed confusion as to whether they will be affected by tightened safe-distancing measures...

Singapore's strategy can help preserve healthcare capacity: Gan

SINGAPORE'S strategy to flatten the curve when it comes to controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus may stretch the pandemic over a longer period of time, but it would help to preserve the...

Telework is not business as usual for telcos

REMOTE employment has become de rigueur to contain the spread of the deadly Covid-19, and telcos rushed to sell digital work solutions for companies enacting business continuity plans (BCP) such...

 

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