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 2022-01-17 16:08 

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US calls on N Korea to 'cease' its 'unlawful' missile launches...

The missiles are the latest in a string of weapons tests conducted by Pyongyang this year. Read more at

 2022-01-17 15:45 

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Israel cuts Covid-19 isolation to five days...

Until last week, the isolation period was 10 days.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 15:34 

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Denmark eases coronavirus restrictions, as cases hit new record...

Denmark registered 28,780 new cases in the space of 24 hours. Read more at

 2022-01-17 15:10 

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Fauci says too soon to say Omicron heralds end of pandemic...

He noted it's important to focus on fighting the over-arching pandemic rather than every variant.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 14:50 

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Black diamond, largest ever cut, goes on show in Dubai...

It is expected to fetch US$5 million (S$6.7 million).. Read more at

 2022-01-17 13:39 

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Global jobs recovery delayed by pandemic uncertainty, Omicron: UN agency...

GENEVA (REUTERS) - The global job market will take longer to recover than previously thought, with unemployment set to remain above pre-Covid-19 levels until at least 2023 due to uncertainty about the pandemic's course and duration, the International ...

 2022-01-17 13:11 

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Three killed in UAE fuel truck blast, Yemen Houthis claim attack...

The move could heighten tensions between the UAE and Iran.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 13:04 

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Russia and Belarus plan joint military drills in February: Lukashenko...

Belarus said the exercises would be held on the country's southern and western borders.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 11:23 

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Long-term gains outweigh short-term pain of GST hike...

SINGAPORE - Like most policy decisions, raising taxes is a trade off between short-term pain and long-term gain.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 10:00 

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BT Podcast: A value and profit-driven healthcare investment model...

Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 10:00 

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BT Money Hacks Podcast: Lucrative real deals in the metaverse...

Every first and third Monday of the month, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 10:00 

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Washington Report Podcast: Students in the US demand remote learning in face of Omicron Covid surge...

The Straits Times analyses the latest developments in the United States in this weekly podcast. . Read more at

 2022-01-17 08:46 

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Crypto trading should not be promoted to the public under new MAS guidelines...

SINGAPORE - The trading of digital payment tokens (DPTs), commonly known as cryptocurrencies, is highly risky and not suitable for the general public, said the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) as it issued a new set of guidelines for DPT service prov...

 2022-01-17 07:27 

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Chinese developer bond rout deepens on hidden debt concerns...

Investors are fretting over the true scale of the property industry's hidden debts.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 06:58 

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New private home sales catch chill from cooling measures with 58% drop in December...

SINGAPORE - New private home sales in the final month of 2021 were hit by property cooling measures that kicked in the second half of December on top of the usual year-end seasonal lull.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 06:35 

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Singaporeans' expectations of rising inflation ease with policy intervention: Survey...

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans' inflation expectations rose slightly for the year ahead, according to a latest poll, after monetary policy was tightened and new property cooling measures were announced.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 05:30 

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SMS scams: Savings wiped out in a few minutes from OCBC accounts...

OCBC said its banking systems have not been hacked and remain secure.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 03:29 

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Sands China leads rally in gaming stocks after Macau keeps casino licences at six...

The regulatory announcement provides new clarity and should remove most investors' key concerns.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 03:22 

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Gaza TV studio produces Hamas response to Israeli hit shows...

Gaza City (AFP) - In a Gaza TV studio of the ruling Islamist armed movement Hamas, a set features Israeli flags, Hebrew documents and a portrait of Theodor Herzl, the father of modern Zionism.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 02:57 

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Millions hunker down as storm hits eastern US...

The storm brought a combination of heavy snow, freezing rain and high winds.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 02:25 

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Yoma to acquire controlling interest in Wave Money in $71.5 million deal...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - A unit of Yoma Strategic will inked a deal to acquire Norwegian telecommunications giant Telenor Group's 51 per cent stake in Digital Money Myanmar Limited, one of the country's biggest mobile payment services prov...

 2022-01-17 02:16 

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China's economy grows 4% in Q4, faster than expected...

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's economy grew 4 per cent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, faster than expected but its weakest expansion in one-and-half years, National Bureau of Statistics data showed on Monday (Jan 17).. Read more at straitstim...

 2022-01-17 02:13 

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Asian American woman pushed onto New York subway tracks 'never saw' her attacker, witness says...

She was the second woman who had been confronted by the assailant at in the station. . Read more at

 2022-01-17 02:01 

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China cuts key interest rates for first time since April 2020...

A property market slump and repeated Covid-19 outbreaks have dampened its growth outlook.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 01:33 

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Oil extends rally on supply tightness, Brent at more than 3-year high...

Frantic oil buying, driven by supply outages and signs the Omicron variant will not be as disruptive as feared for fuel demand, has pushed some crude grades to multi-year highs.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 00:52 

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Q&M unit Acumen Diagnostics exploring Nasdaq listing...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Acumen Diagnostics, a subsidiary of mainboard-listed Q&M Dental Group, is exploring a proposed listing on the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York, Q&M said on Monday (Jan 17).. Read more at

 2022-01-17 00:34 

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Singapore non-oil exports rise 18.4% in December, capping strong year in trade...

The December gain was higher than economists' median forecast of 13.5 per cent.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 00:26 

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World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during Covid-19 pandemic: Report...

Oxfam said the men's wealth jumped at an average rate of US$1.3 billion per day.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 00:19 

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Credit Suisse names new chairman as Horta-Osorio resigns over Covid-19 breaches...

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Credit Suisse Group named Axel P. Lehmann as chairman, succeeding Antonio Horta-Osorio, who resigned following an investigation commissioned by the board.. Read more at

 2022-01-17 00:13 

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Top hedge funds earn record $88 billion for clients in 2021...

BOSTON (REUTERS) - The world's 20 best-performing hedge funds earned US$65.4 billion (S$88.2 billion) for clients in 2021, setting a new record as stock markets marched higher despite rising prices and Covid-19 cases, LCH Investments data show.. Read ...

 2022-01-16 23:56 

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Walmart filings reveal plans to create cryptocurrency, NFTs...

DALLAS (BLOOMBERG) - Walmart is preparing to create its own cryptocurrency and collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), filings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office show, setting the stage for meeting its customers in the emerging metaverse...

 2022-01-16 23:12 

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Singapore Reits double their overseas investment to $16.6 billion...

Slow reopening of economy and diminishing returns at home driving S-Reits to look for growth opportunities abroad.. Read more at

 2022-01-16 23:07 

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Ahead of election, Macron banks on rosy French economy, new jobs...

The president will announce 21 new projects worth 4 billion euros and 10,000 jobs as part of a drive to attract foreign investors.. Read more at

 2022-01-16 22:59 

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Supply chain woes could worsen as China imposes new Covid-19 lockdowns...

The measures have already contributed to a suspension of connecting flights through Hong Kong from much of the world.. Read more at

 2022-01-16 22:44 

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'Greek Picasso' Alekos Fassianos dies aged 86...

Fassianos has been described by some as a modern-day Matisse and by others as the Greek Picasso. . Read more at

 2022-01-16 22:24 

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Anti-Covid-19 vaccine far-right rally attracts hundreds in Hungary...

The group has been campaigning on a fierce anti-vaccine message ahead of April 3 elections.. Read more at

 2022-01-16 22:09 

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Britain's PM Johnson plans to scrap Covid-19 self-isolation law...

Mr Johnson wants to permanently revoke emergency coronavirus laws as Britain's Covid-19 cases continue to fall.. Read more at

 2022-01-16 22:05 

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Biden, Japan PM Kishida to hold bilateral talks on Friday: White House...

The two leaders are set to discuss their two nations' economies, security matters, climate change and other bilateral issues. . Read more at

 2022-01-16 22:00 

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While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Jan 17...

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 2022-01-16 21:44 

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US surgeon general warns that Omicron has not yet peaked...

The next few weeks would be very tough as hospitalisations and deaths rise, he said.. Read more at

 2022-01-16 21:35 

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Ukraine says has 'evidence' Russia behind cyberattack...

Microsoft has warned the hack could be far worse than first thought.. Read more at

 2022-01-16 21:27 

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French parliament approves Covid-19 vaccine pass...

The new law will require people to have a vaccine certificate to enter public places like restaurants.. Read more at

 2022-01-16 21:25 

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Airlines cancel over 2,700 US flights as winter storm hits US East Coast...

American Airlines is allowing customers affected by the weather to rebook flights without a fee.. Read more at

 2022-01-16 21:01 

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Baby dead from Covid-19 in Qatar: Ministry...

The baby had no other known medical or hereditary conditions. Read more at

 2022-01-16 21:00 

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STI closes week at one-year high, bucking trend in Wall Street...

The performance was largely on the back of the banks, and in particular DBS, which rose to a record $35.88.. Read more at

 2022-01-16 21:00 

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A piece of me dies, but work remains...

Resilient people in the business world are described as having a trio of traits.. Read more at

 2022-01-16 20:00 

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Key facts to know about Singapore's oldest local ETF...

Offering diversified exposure to 30 leading companies listed on SGX, this ETF has enabled investors to affordably invest in the city-state's long-term growth for 20 years. Read more at

 2022-01-16 18:46 

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Texas synagogue hostage taker a British citizen: FBI...

US President Joe Biden said the incident in Colleyville, Texas,...

 2022-01-16 17:40 

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Two women drown in Peru due to Tonga volcanic eruption...

The two women drowned in Lambayeque..

 2022-01-16 16:45 

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World Economic Forum: What will Davos be without the annual meeting?...

Before Covid-19, 'Davos' came to connote not just the annual meeting itself, but a state of mind.. Read more at

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