covid-19

Ascott turns apartments into work suites amid telecommuting trend

Working adults and students looking for an alternative to work from home or study can book fully furnished suites that are equipped with high-speed Internet and other amenities, as part of a new...

Four popular wet markets see brisk business after curbs eased

Business was brisk at four popular wet markets on the first day of entry restrictions being lifted.

Alert in China after imported frozen food tests positive

BEIJING/SHANGHAI • Consumers in China have been urged to exercise caution when buying imported frozen food after a sample taken from the surface of frozen chicken wings imported into the southern...

Singapore and Japan to work on resumption of essential travel from September

SINGAPORE - Essential travel for expatriates and businessmen between Singapore and Japan could resume next month, as both countries agree to ease restrictions currently in place to combat the...

New Singapore live-stream technology aims to recreate theatre experience at home

SINGAPORE - With the Covid-19 pandemic having driven audiences out of theatres, the future of the performing arts looks bleak. But a new local digital platform could change that.

DPM assures business, union leaders of continued support

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has assured business and union leaders that workers and companies will continue to get support as the recession deepens and the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) ends...

Singapore may take 'some quarters' to bounce back from 2020 recession

ALL eyes are now on Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat's arsenal of fiscal bazookas, as the Covid-19 pandemic drags the economy towards its worst recession since independence.

Pandemic, circuit breaker cut GDP by $11b, but Budget support helped: Ministry analysts

The pandemic and circuit breaker measures this year lowered Singapore's gross domestic product (GDP) by $11 billion and led to a spike in unemployment - but both could have been higher if not for...

Singapore 'not returning to a pre-Covid-19 world': Chan Chun Sing

SINGAPORE cannot afford to wait out the coronavirus crisis, as permanent changes mean that there will be no going back to a pre-Covid-19 economy.

Singapore's hub status hangs on how Asean pulls together: think tank

CLOSING doors to focus on national priorities during a pandemic is a false answer, a Singapore-based think tank suggested on Thursday, and what Asean needs is instead greater transparency and...

Most building projects to resume by end of next month amid new protocols

THE vast majority of migrant workers residing in dormitories will be able to resume work by mid to late August, with most built projects to restart by the end of next month.