Singapore morning news for July 15

Singapore morning news for July 15
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Singapore enters recession as economy shrinks by 41.2% in Q2
Singapore’s economy contracted by 41.2 per cent in the second quarter from the previous three months, according to advance estimates by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Tuesday (14 July), in which the contraction was inflicted by the country’s circuit breaker measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore drops two spots to become 14th most expensive city globally for expats, despite Covid-19 impact
Singapore has fallen two places over the past 12 months to be the 14th most expensive city in the world for expatriates and seventh priciest in Asia, according to a new survey.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore, Malaysia targeting to start cross-border travel from Aug 10 for some residents, business visitors
Singapore and Malaysia have set Aug 10 as the target date to start cross-border travel between the two countries for some residents and business travellers.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Dengue infections continue to rise, with more than 17,000 people infected so far
1,678 people were diagnosed with the viral infection last week, a 16 per cent increase over the previous week.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MOH preliminarily confirms 347 new cases of COVID-19 infection; Total tally at 46,630
As of Tuesday noon (14 July), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 347 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.
— The Online Citizen

Singtel in tie-up to enable wireless eSIM changes between China and Singapore
Singtel is collaborating with China Unicom and mobile alliance Bridge Alliance to let enterprise customers of both telcos make embedded SIM (eSIM) changes wirelessly, without having to manually configure their SIM cards to change networks in China or Singapore.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MOE to open applications for school placement exercise for returning Singaporeans on Jul 15
Singaporean children returning from overseas who wish to enroll in a secondary school, junior college or Millennia Institute next year can apply to take do so from Wednesday (Jul 15), said the Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Commentary: How Singapore can thrive in a world past peak trade, with more regional blocs
As countries turn inward and trade takes a beating this coronavirus season, growing regionalisation may provide the spark to keep globalisation going, says SMU’s Yuan Mei.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Dorm cases may rise in coming days as workers get tested after isolation
More Covid-19 cases could arise among migrant workers in dorms over the next few days because more will be tested after completing their isolation period, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More than 10,600 companies tap S$9.4b of loans through Enterprise Singapore over last 4 months: Chee Hong Tat
More than 10,600 companies have taken up loans amounting to about S$9.4 billion under schemes overseen by Enterprise Singapore in the last four months from March to June.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore experienced its coolest June in 20 years, wettest in a decade: Met Service
If you thought that the weather has been unusually brisk over the past month, you would be correct. Singapore experienced the coolest June in 20 years and the wettest in 10.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’pore bourse dips in line with Asian markets
Regional markets were broadly slower yesterday following an overnight dip in United States technology heavyweights that weighed on the S&P 500 index.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

193 more migrant worker dormitories cleared of COVID-19: MOM
Another 193 migrant worker dormitories have been cleared of COVID-19, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Tuesday (Jul 14), bringing the total number to 818.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

New work-from-home insurance plan covers mental health counselling and ergonomic injuries
Employers who want to provide insurance coverage for their employees for stress or ergonomic injuries sustained while working at home now have a new option to do so.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s Q2 GDP expected to be slightly less grim when June reopening is taken into account: Economists
Singapore’s grim gross domestic product (GDP) for the April to June period could see a slight upward revision when fuller data for the quarter is available, taking into account the resumption of some economic activities with the lifting of the “circuit breaker” in June, economists said.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More local companies not getting clean audit opinions: Acra
There is room for improvement in the quality of financial statements issued by Singapore companies, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (Acra) noted on Tuesday (July 14).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Jurong West Secondary student incorrectly diagnosed with COVID-19, TTSH apologises for ‘human error’
A student from Jurong West Secondary School was incorrectly diagnosed with COVID-19, after Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) mislabelled testing samples.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore’s fourth desalination plant in Marina East begins operations
Singapore’s fourth desalination plant, which can produce about 30 million gallons of fresh drinking water per day, has begun commercial operations, said national water agency PUB on Tuesday (July 14).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore’s economic recovery will be ‘slow and uneven’: Chan Chun Sing
Singapore’s economic recovery in the months ahead will be challenging, with the journey slow and uneven, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Tuesday (Jul 14).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

New isolation ward more than doubles isolation rooms in SGH
The facility will start admitting confirmed and suspected Covid-19 patients from Wednesday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Coronavirus: Singaporeans getting the travel bug again
Although there are more than 13 million Covid-19 cases worldwide with over 570,000 dead because of the disease, travel agencies here are still seeing customers keen on travelling in December and next year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

NDP 2020 music video features Singaporeans who joined fight against COVID-19; theme song performed by Nathan Hartono
This year’s National Day Parade (NDP) music video will feature “everyday Singaporeans” who joined the fight against COVID-19 and lent a hand to others.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

GE2020: PSP’s Hazel Poa and Leong Mun Wai will take up NCMP seats
Progress Singapore Party (PSP) members Hazel Poa and Leong Mun Wai will take up the two Non-Constituency Members of Parliament (NCMP) seats offered to the party, it announced on Tuesday (Jul 14).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

More people steering towards private transport in Singapore amid Covid-19 pandemic: Survey
Public transport usage may not return to pre-pandemic levels any time soon, a survey has found.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Ng Chee Meng to remain as Secretary-General of NTUC despite GE2020 defeat
He is the first Secretary-General in NTUC in 40 years to not hold a Cabinet position concurrently.
— Mothership

GE2020: PSP nominates Leong and Poa for the two Non-Constituency MP seats
DESPITE earlier reservations, Progress Singapore Party (PSP) assistant secretary-general Leong Mun Wai and vice-chairperson Hazel Poa will take up the two Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) seats in Singapore’s 14th Parliament.
— The Business Times

UBS, staff donate over $1 million to ST School Pocket Money Fund
Swiss investment bank UBS has marked its 50th anniversary in Singapore with a $500,000 donation to the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF), to help children from low-income families with their schooling needs.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Condo resale volume recovers in June while prices hold steady: SRX
More private non-landed homes were sold in June compared with May, while prices held steady for a third consecutive month as Singapore gradually reopened its economy after a two-month circuit breaker, according to flash data on Tuesday (July 14).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MAS-led payments network on path towards commercial adoption of blockchain technology
THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Temasek on Monday released a report highlighting the “commercial potential” of Project Ubin, paving the way towards live adoption of blockchain technology.
— The Business Times

Absolute discharge granted for woman caught on video not wearing a mask at Sun Plaza
A woman, who was caught on video insulting at least two men in Sun Plaza shopping mall after refusing to wear a mask, was granted an absolute discharge by the court on Tuesday (July 14).
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Man who broke COVID-19 laws to carry out loan shark harassment gets reformative training and driving ban
A 21-year-old man who broke COVID-19 laws to carry out loan shark harassment was sentenced on Tuesday (Jul 14) to reformative training for a year.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Babysitter accused of poisoning 2 babies denies feeding them her medications
A babysitter, accused of poisoning two baby girls under her care in separate incidents, denied in a district court on Tuesday (July 14) that she had fed any of her medications to the children.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Online claims about lack of action on alleged leaks, water contamination in DBSS flat ‘untrue’: HDB
It is untrue that authorities did not take action to address online claims by a woman that there were leaks and water contamination in her flat, said the Housing Development Board (HDB) on Tuesday (Jul 14).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Husband claims loss of financial support for family in lawsuit after wife dies from liposuction
The family of a pharmaceutical company executive, who died at the age of 44 following a liposuction procedure in 2013, lost a substantial source of financial support as a result of her death, her husband has said.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Dunkin’ Donuts to close 450 US stores, Singapore outlets unaffected
Doughnut lovers can heave a sigh of relief as Dunkin’ Donuts will not be closing any of its outlets here.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)



Feature photo WorldSkills Asean Singapore 2020
This week’s Singapore morning news feature photo focuses on World Youth Skills Day, July 15, with an emphasis on World Skills Asean Singapore 2020.


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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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