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Singapore sees first day rush for Sinovac vaccine

Metro USA 18 Jun 2021
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Offering Sinovac Biotech COVID-19 vaccines to the public in Singapore for the first time on Friday, several private clinics reported overwhelming demand for the Chinese-made shot, despite already available rival vaccines having far higher efficacy ... ($1 = 1.3412 Singapore dollars).
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Cautious easing of restrictions so more can be vaccinated against Covid-19: MTF

Straits Times 18 Jun 2021
SINGAPORE - The cautious approach to reopening is to allow the authorities to "buy time" so more people can be vaccinated, said the multi-ministry task force (MTF) tackling Covid-19 on Friday (Jun 18) ... He added that with this approach, Singapore would have to constantly move from open to close.
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IMC launches venture capital arm

Splash24/7 18 Jun 2021
... seen that kind of exponential growth when it comes to the maritime side,” James Ong, director of M&A and business development at IMC Group, told Singapore’s Business Times newspaper.
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CGS-CIMB says SPH could see new substantial shareholder, unlock assets

Straits Times 18 Jun 2021
SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The next possibilities for Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) may include the emergence of a substantial shareholder and the unlocking of value from its assets, CGS-CIMB suggested ... These include the stakes in M1 and iFast, and residential and commercial properties in Singapore and Hong Kong.
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The Big Story: Cap of 2 people for dining in from June 21 as S'pore ...

Straits Times 18 Jun 2021
SINGAPORE - Catch up on the hottest topics on The Straits Times' weekday talk show ... Meanwhile, wedding receptions will remain prohibited until mid-July, as these are deemed to be higher risk, with attendees tending to socialise more and over a longer period of time ... We also share other news in Singapore, and around the world ....
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100,000 Singapore residents face difficulties performing basic activities: Population census

Straits Times 18 Jun 2021
SINGAPORE - Close to 100,000 residents in Singapore last year were unable to perform or had difficulty performing one basic activity, ... It is the first time the census is capturing data on residents who experienced difficulties in Singapore, which has a rapidly ageing population.
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Life Weekend Picks Podcast: A bromance between sea monsters in Pixar's latest movie Luca

Straits Times 18 Jun 2021
Life Weekend Picks Ep 129 ... 10.09 mins. Synopsis. Every Thursday, The Straits Times recommends lifestyle and food picks for the coming weekend in Singapore.� ... Journalist Toh Wen Li shares more on a new exhibition by Singapore's oldest living pioneer artist Lim Tze Peng.�. Produced by ... Edited by ... Channel ... Discover The Straits Times Videos ... --- ... ....
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Liner congestion spreads across the planet, 304 ships queuing for berth space

Splash24/7 18 Jun 2021
As of 3.30 pm Singapore time today (see top map) there were 304 ships idle in front of ports around the world waiting for berth space to open up ... Dwell times at Yantian also paint a grim picture ... The mean dwell times on import containers into Yantian were lower, at 5.96 days for the same period, suggesting that carriers are avoiding the port.
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Electrifying Drive: Nailing the costs of going green

Straits Times 18 Jun 2021
SINGAPORE - Every time my neighbour starts his car or backs into his driveway, I get a pungent whiff reminding me that combustion cars - even those ...
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Toshiba’s top shareholder calls board ‘ineffective’--statement

Asahi News 18 Jun 2021
The statement marks the first time that Singapore-based Effissimo has made its views known since a shareholder-commissioned investigation revealed Toshiba colluded with the Japanese government to block foreign shareholders from having influence.
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Australia's Sydney reinstates masks to contain Delta Covid-19 variant

Straits Times 18 Jun 2021
Masks will be made mandatory in trains, buses and ferries from 4pm local time (2pm Singapore time) on Friday for five days while officials urged Sydney's five million residents to wear them in all indoor venues including supermarkets and theatres.
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Council of Southeast Asian ministers of education elects Briones as VP for 2021-2022

Manila Bulletin 18 Jun 2021
briones2 ... Briones said she was grateful to be elected as the Vice President of SEAMEC ... And research centers. At the same time, it is located in one of the most beautiful islands of Philippines,” she added. Meanwhile, Minister of Education of Singapore His Excellency (H.E.) Chan Chung Sing was voted as the President and Chairman of the SEAMEC.
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Corona Impact: Is Digital Health Market will Propel at a Defining Pace 2020

The Sentinel Newspaper 18 Jun 2021
These factors are estimated to drive the market growth in the emergency time ... For example, in recent times, the Infocomm Media Development Authority and Enterprise Singapore expanded the digitalization support for education and healthcare SMEs to manage the effect of the coronavirus.
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Paralympics nod for six

Straits Times 17 Jun 2021
After a year of being stuck in Singapore with no competitions to travel to owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, para-swimmer Yip Pin Xiu cannot wait to make her fourth appearance at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, where she is the defending champion in the 50m and 100m backstroke (S2) ... "We are confident that they will all make Singapore proud.
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Paralympics: Three-gold swimmer Yip among six athletes selected for Tokyo

Straits Times 17 Jun 2021
SINGAPORE - After a year of being stuck in Singapore with no competitions to travel to owing to the pandemic, para-swimmer Yip Pin Xiu cannot wait to make her fourth appearance at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, where she is the defending champion in the 50m and 100m backstroke (S2).
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