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.
The body of Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe was en route from Singapore to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, five days after he died in hospital in the city-state, according to an event schedule issued
Hotel occupancy rates of Singapore have climbed to their highest in over a decade as travellers and business events switched from Hong Kong, where pro-democracy protests have slammed tourist numbers and wider business sentiment.
Facebook, Twitter and Google have been under fire all over the world for not doing enough to police their platforms for misinformation. The Singaporean government thinks it has a solution: a law that imposes jail time and hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential fines for posting or failing to correct what it calls “online falsehoods” that harm the public interest.
Protesters in Hong Kong have shown that demonstrations about government policies can erupt anywhere, from outlying suburbs and shopping malls to government offices and one of the busiest airport terminals in the world. In Singapore, protests are restricted to a park the size of a softball field benignly called Speakers’ Corner. On most days,
The airport recommended that the residents and visitors use the car parks or valet services when receiving guests at the 'Arrivals' section.
The former PTI leader made the announcement during a press conference in Lahore with several other PTI defectors — including those who left in the aftermath of the May 9 incidents — by his side
Gulf visitors are highly valuable to the UK economy, with over 790,000 Gulf visitors spending £2 billion during their stays in the UK last year.