Daily Archives: August 20, 2018

88 Arrested in Multi-Agency Anti-Crime Operation

The Police have arrested a total of 88 persons, comprising 81 women and seven men, aged between 18 and 49, in a multi-agency anti-crime operation which ended on 17 August 2018. During the nine-hour operation, officers from the Singapore Police… Read More

Vietnam Controls Inflation, Avoids Broader Economic Fallout

TAIPEI Vietnam is trying to get a grip on inflation that might otherwise threaten its quick economic growth again as it did a decade ago, analysts and domestic media say.Consumer prices in June were 4.67 percent higher than in the… Read More

Possible Chinese President Visit to Pyongyang Raises Doubts on Sanctions

SEOUL Reports that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit North Korea in September raise questions about whether Beijing will ease sanctions against Pyongyang, as relations between China and the U.S. grow increasingly tense over trade.Like the proverb ‘the enemy of… Read More

Overall BOP Position Posts a Lower Deficit of US$455 Million in July 2018

The country’s overall balance of payments (BOP) position in July 2018 posted a deficit of US$455 million, lower than the US$678 million BOP deficit recorded in the same month last year. Outflows in July 2018 stemmed mainly from payments made… Read More


SINGAPORE, Singapore and Malaysia are closely bound by ties of kinship and history, geography and economics, and the fundamentals of Singapore’s relationship with its neighbour have not changed, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.In his National Day Rally speech on… Read More