covid-19

Some new Quick Build Dorms can be completed in four months

Instead of the one or two years that will typically be required for a building project of similar scale, some of the new Quick Build Dormitories (QBDs) announced by the multi-ministry Covid-19...

Coronavirus: Far from safe yet for people to mix and mingle, experts warn

Experts warn that restrictions may have to be reimposed if the "exuberance" of the first weekend of phase two of the post-circuit breaker reopening continues.

ValueMax expects more unredeemed pledges, higher credit loss for moneylending business

PAWNBROKER ValueMax Group on Monday said it is not affected by government-mandated loan repayment or interest suspensions, as these are not mandatory for the firm, given that is is neither a member...

BBR expects negative impact on half- and full-year results due to Covid-19

CONSTRUCTION and property development firm BBR Holdings on Monday said that the Covid-19 outbreak has resulted in lower overall business volume for the group, and that it expects a negative impact on...

SGX RegCo gives guidance on conducting general meetings in Phase 2

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) on Monday announced that, with Singapore moving into Phase Two of its reopening, issuers and their service providers that are permitted to operate will no longer need to...

Crowds at Holland Village on first night of phase 2 drawn by fights, were not customers, says eatery ordered to close

SINGAPORE - Crowds that gathered to see the fights at Holland Village on the first night of phase two reopening were not customers, said the general manager of restaurant British Indian Curry Hut...

First weekend of phase 2: Up to 80% jump in shopper traffic at popular malls

SINGAPORE - Shopper traffic at popular malls jumped by as much as 80 per cent during the first weekend of the reopening of Singapore's economy, although many shoppers did not linger unnecessarily...

Contact tracing methods other than SafeEntry can be used at property viewings, says regulatory body

SINGAPORE - The Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) has exercised flexibility by allowing property agents to use methods other than SafeEntry QR codes for contact tracing since Wednesday (June 17...

Around two in three income relief applications have been approved; some self-employed still unable to benefit

The vast majority of those who applied received the same payouts as auto-included recipients, after taking into account the "extenuating circumstances" faced by some self-employed people.

More than 500 SMEs access new overseas markets under Grow Digital initiative

SINGAPORE - A string of mummy fair cancellations caused by the Covid-19 outbreak in recent months meant a drastic drop in income for homegrown seasoning food powder brand Lilo.