Archive for October 9th, 2021

3,483 new COVID cases in Singapore, 3 more deaths

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 5:02 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Thursday (7 October) confirmed 3,483 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore, bringing the country’s total case count to 116,864, as well as [...] » More

New maternal and child health research institute opens in Singapore, addressing ‘unmet needs’ of population

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

new research institute focusing on maternal and child health was launched at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) on Friday (October 8), to fill “unmet [...] » More

Singapore eyes quarantine-free travel with US before end of the year

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Singapore is working on allowing quarantine-free entry to travellers from the United States who are vaccinated against COVID-19 before the end of the year, its minister for [...] » More

Increasing cyberattacks targeting the cloud security network in Singapore

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Techwireasia | 5:02 AM

As businesses continue to move workloads and data to the cloud, the cloud security network is an area they can’t afford to compromise. Despite the security tools and [...] » More

Singapore is said to canvass wealth circles on tax ideas

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 5:02 AM

Singapore’s government has been soliciting feedback on its tax regime, including having conversations around wealth taxes, as discourse grows around this potentially [...] » More

Singapore is 8th most luxurious city in the world, study finds

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | CNA Luxury | 5:02 AM

These days, there are a countless number of studies surveying just about anything under the sun. Which is the world’s most fatigued nation? How about the happiest [...] » More

Brick-and-mortar stores still ‘very important’, says Uniqlo as it plans to expand in Singapore

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

Even as it works on adding better ways to shop on its e-commerce platform, brick-and-mortar stores remain a “very important” of Uniqlo’s business. This is [...] » More

MHA issues letters to nine for correction and apology in mis-stating minister’s speech

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 5:02 AM

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued letters on Wednesday (6 October) to nine people who had published online posts which mis-stated a Parliament speech on rule of [...] » More

Singapore encouraged by recent moves by India that strengthen trade: FM Balakrishnan

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | ANI | 5:02 AM

Highlighting the recent surge in trade between Asean and India, Singapore Foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Thursday said the regional bloc and India remain committed [...] » More

E-payment transactions breach BSP’s 20pct target

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

The share of digital payments to total retail transactions topped 20 percent last year as the pandemic served as a catalyst to digitalisation, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas [...] » More

Philippines grants 1st emergency use treatment for COVID-19 to Ronapreve

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Rappler | 5:02 AM

The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued first emergency use authorisation (EUA) for COVID-19 treatment to monoclonal antibody Ronapreve. In a press [...] » More

DOH urges Duterte to issue order for release of healthcare workers’ allowances

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

The Department of Health has urged President Rodrigo Duterte to issue an administrative order that would pave the way for the release of the meals, accommodation and [...] » More

Philippines logs 10,019 new COVID-19 cases, death toll nears 40,000

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Xinhua | 5:02 AM

The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reported 10,019 new COVID-19 infections, pushing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to [...] » More

Deadline for Philippine 2022 election contestants to submit candidacy

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Foreignbrief | 5:02 AM

Today is the deadline for Philippine 2022 election candidates to submit their certificate of candidacy. Once filed, candidates may withdraw their certificate and refile for [...] » More

DBP releases P39.5 billion for infrastructure lending

09-Oct-2021 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has issued about P40 billion in loans to government and private firms to finance more than 400 infrastructure projects [...] » More