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Workers wipe down doors at a train station during the COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore.
Singapore’s overall unemployment rate rose to 3.4% in August, official data showed, the highest since the middle of 2004 as businesses shed jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The rate nudged above a 3.3% peak hit during the global financial crisis in September 2009, the data showed.
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The city-state last month began releasing jobless data on a monthly basis, on top of quarterly numbers which hit a decade high in the second quarter of this year. Provisional third quarter data is due later this month.
An advertisement featuring an actor of Chinese origin with his skin darkened to portray different races has sparked anger in multi-ethnic Singapore, prompting an apology from the country's state-owned broadcaster.
Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor struck a pose with his wax statue at the Madame Tussauds museum here.
Singapore reported dismal preliminary second quarter growth data on Friday, including the slowest pace of annual expansion in a decade, raising bets that a recession and monetary policy easing could be coming.
Blackstone Group LP is buying US industrial warehouse properties from Singapore-based logistics provider GLP for $18.7 billion, in what the companies billed as the largest private real estate transaction globally.
Meng, the 49-year-old daughter of Ren Zhengfei, the billionaire founder of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, was granted release in a Vancouver court hearing after three years of house arrest in Canada while fighting extradition to the United States.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has said that the UAE is called the country of the future.
The two-hour meeting at the White House of the Quad, as the grouping of four major democracies is called, will be watched closely in Beijing, which criticised the group as "doomed to fail."
Besides being a source of entertainment, nations consider the art of narration and storytelling as part of their heritage and identity.