Archive for August 20th, 2020

All standalone blocks used as quarantine facilities in dorms cleared of COVID-19: MOM

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

All standalone blocks in purpose-built migrant worker dormitories which are serving as isolation or quarantine facilities have been declared cleared of COVID-19, said the [...] » More

Commentary: Singapore’s steady seven-month plan to get the economy back on track

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The S$8 billion package announced by DPM Heng Swee Keat is not only intended to tide businesses and workers over the next little while but also intends to position all for [...] » More

Beijing sends its top diplomat to Singapore and Korea amid US tensions

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

China’s top diplomat will visit Singapore and South Korea later this week as Beijing seeks to strengthen ties with its Asian neighbours amid an intensifying [...] » More

COVID-19: Guoco Tower, 888 Plaza in Woodlands visited by community cases

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

SBCD Korean Tofu House at Guoco Tower and 888 Plaza in Woodlands were among the locations added by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (18 July) to the list of places [...] » More

Challenging job-hunting landscape as recruitment agencies see fewer vacancies and more applications

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

After leaving travel company ezeego1 last February, Norman Chew was able to get through the year doing freelance consultancy work, organising tours and conducting interviews [...] » More

Singtel’s Latest Business Update: 3 Things You Should Know

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | The Smart Investor | 6:02 AM

Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SGX: Z74), or Singtel, has just released its first-quarter fiscal year 2021 business update. The telco seems to be suffering from the [...] » More

Singapore company sets up shop in Houston with eye on US LNG market

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | HoustonChronicle | 6:02 AM

Singapore liquefied natural gas company Delta Offshore Energy is opening a new office in the Houston area as the firm moves forward with plans to build an offshore LNG import [...] » More

2 Singaporean men jailed for arranging marriage of convenience

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

Two Singaporean men have been jailed and fined for arranging a marriage of convenience between a Singaporean man and a Chinese national. Choo Yong Sheng and Yap Junlian [...] » More

MAS bans ex-Prudential agent and ex-BOS staff for fraud, dishonest behaviour

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Finance Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued prohibition orders (POs) against a former insurance agent and a former bank employee for fraud and dishonest conduct. The [...] » More

3 Businesses with Soaring Profits Despite the Pandemic

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | The Smart Investor | 6:02 AM

The pandemic has revealed something very surprising. Unlike the majority of businesses that have suffered plummeting revenue, a small group of companies are thriving despite [...] » More

Singapore Airlines load factor increases to 23pct in July 2020

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Mainlymiles | 6:02 AM

Singapore Airlines has released its operating statistics for July 2020, with increased transit traffic through Changi reflecting positively on both total passenger numbers [...] » More

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 93 new cases, two in the community

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:02 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed another 93 COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Wednesday (19 August), taking the country’s total to 56,031. Of them, two are [...] » More

Philippines to Follow BMC’s ‘Chase the Virus’ Dharavi Model to Arrest Coronavirus Spread

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | News18 | 6:02 AM

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s ‘Chase the Virus’ strategy in DharaviAsia’s biggest slumhas found a new fan in the Philippines government as [...] » More

Villanueva: Most critical COVID-19 cases and nearly half who died did not get hospital care

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Almost half of Filipinos who have died of novel coronavirus had not been admitted to a hospital, a lawmaker said, citing data from the Department of Health. Sen. Joel [...] » More

Philippines bans poultry products from Australia over bird flu outbreak

20-Aug-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Philippines said on Wednesday it has temporarily banned the importation of domestic and wild birds and their products from Australia after the presence of the highly [...] » More