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Singapore’s GDP contracts by 5.8 pct in 2020

Singapore, Republic of Singapore  | THE INDEPENDENT |   Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry announced on Monday morning that based on advance estimates, the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) for the whole of 2020 fell by 5.8 percent year on year, compared to the 0.7 percent growth in 2019. For …

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New Google-IFC report estimates Africa’s Internet economy to be $180 billion in next five years

  Johannesburg, South Africa | THE INDEPENDENT |  The e-Conomy Africa 2020 report released today by Google and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), estimates that increased access to faster and better quality internet, and Africa’s commitment to creating the world’s largest single market under the African Continental Free Trade Area, …

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Pensions sector prepares for entry of Public Service Scheme

   Retirement benefits sector marks improved efficiency, reduced operational costs Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The retirements benefits sector is set to get a boost of close to 400,000 new members once the proposed Public Service Pension Scheme starts operating. The Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority (URBRA) is optimistic the …

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Japan suffers worst economic slump in five years

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Japan has suffered its worst quarterly GDP contraction in more than five years, with a tax hike and a deadly typhoon taking a toll on the world’s third-largest economy. The nation’s gross domestic product in the three months to December shrank 1.6 percent from the …

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