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Too soon to pop the bubbly for Singapore economy

LONG in the making, the Phase One trade deal between the United States and China can now put an end to some of the uncertainty that has dogged the global economy of late.

China in multi-prong blitz to boost economy in 2020

THE Chinese government is trying to set the economy up for a stronger start to 2020, with a multi-pronged policy push ranging from easier monetary settings to freer trade.

East Asian powerhouses pledge to uphold free trade

Three East Asian powerhouses brought early cheer to their Christmas Eve summit yesterday, strongly championing the free trade regime that has been hit by global tensions.

Goldman Sachs beware: China plans 'aircraft carrier-sized' banking rival

SHANGHAI (BLOOMBERG) - China last week commissioned its first home built aircraft carrier to project its military might. It's now on a mission to create "aircraft carrier-sized" investment banks...

TECHNOLOGY: Rolling out Singapore 5G networks - speed is of the essence

Next year, Singapore will issue licences to operate up to four 5G networks, instead of the two initially planned for, as it takes bolder steps to embrace a technology believed to be crucial to the...

Suzhou project a name card for Singapore firms in China

The listing of the joint venture firm behind Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) last Friday showed that Singapore and China's first flagship cooperation project has answered the twin challenges issued...

S'pore-Nanjing project spurs closer work on tech solutions

A collaboration between Singapore and China to build a fourth-generation city has brought the two countries closer together to work on areas like artificial intelligence, said Singapore Chinese...

Hong Kong protesters weaponising spending power as they dig in for long fight

HONG KONG (AP) - The Hong Kong protesters formed a line, patiently waiting their turn to buy sweet milk and tea drinks from a store that advertised ardent support for their cause with a banner...

China to buy US$50 billion in US farm products in return for tariff concessions: US sources

President Donald Trump signed off on a so-called phase-one trade deal with China, averting the Dec 15 introduction of a new wave of US tariffs on about US$160 billion (S$216 billion) of consumer...

Apple chief Tim Cook, in Singapore, urges kids to learn coding

If children can learn only one language other than their native one, it should be coding because "coding is a global language", said Apple chief executive Tim Cook.

China AI firm 'expects 200% rise in revenue' despite US restriction

BEIJING • Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) start-up SenseTime, which Washington put on a trade blacklist in October, expects its 2019 revenue to rise by more than 200 per cent year on year to...