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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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Mugabe still in Singapore hospital since April: president

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s ex-leader Robert Mugabe remains hopsitalised in Singapore where he has been receiving medical care for four months, his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Monday. Mnangagwa said in a statement that the 95-year-old Mugabe had been receiving medical care for an undisclosed ailment, and was …

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Kenyan men take first 17 places in Singapore marathon

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | Kenyans finished in the first 17 spots of the men’s Singapore marathon — with winner Joshua Kipkorir completing the race about half an hour quicker than the fastest non-Kenyan. Kipkorir — 24, and competing in the Singapore marathon for the first time — finished Sunday’s …

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Why Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit?

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | It has one foot in the East and one in the West, is ultra-modern, secure and sometimes mocked as being a little dull — Singapore was the safe pick for a historic first meeting between the unpredictable leaders of the US and North Korea. US …

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Mugabe in Singapore for first trip since ouster

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe, 93, who was ousted from power last month, has flown to Singapore for a medical check-up, his ex-spokesman said Thursday. Mugabe and his wife Grace have not been seen in public since he was forced to resign after a military …

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Former army chief says ‘team’ ready to lead Singapore if asked

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | A fast-rising cabinet minister and former army chief seen as a frontrunner to succeed Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Monday that he and other younger officials were ready to lead Singapore if asked. Political succession in the affluent city-state was thrust into the limelight …

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