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SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Two-and-a-half years after Singapore's fourth-generation (4G) ministers named him their leader, and just under two years since he was named Deputy Prime Minister in preparation for the top job, Heng Swee Keat has decided to step aside.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Even as the United States and China compete strategically, the two major powers must find a way to manage tensions and develop a framework for cooperation, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat.
Pay hikes for over 56,000 public healthcare workers in Singapore from July; nurses get up to 14% more
An estimated 56,300 public healthcare workers in Singapore - including nurses and support care staff - will get pay bumps over the next two years, starting in July.
LONDON: British finance minister Rishi Sunak said he would not try to fix the public finances overnight, days before he presents a budget statement that is expected to include further heavy borrowing to steer the economy through the COVID-19 crisis.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): This year's Budget -- named Emerging Stronger Together -- will focus on how Singapore can come out of the Covid-19 crisis stronger and forge partnerships to meet the challenges ahead as one people.
NEW DELHI: India said on Monday it will temporarily withdraw duties on some steel products imposed to stop dumping mainly from China, after a spike in domestic prices hit job-creating small and mid-sized manufacturing companies.
India doubles healthcare spending, opens up insurance in "get well soon" budget; Covid-19 numbers at 10.575 million
NEW DELHI, Feb 1 (Reuters): India proposed doubling healthcare spending in an annual budget unveiled on Monday and lifted caps on foreigners investing in its vast insurance market to help revive an economy that suffered its deepest recorded slump as a result of the pandemic.
SYDNEY: Australia’s central bank holds its cash rate at an all-time low, in a widely expected decision, and says it will help buttress the economic recovery by maintaining its accommodative approach for “as long as it is required.”
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's struggling sports sector has received a NZ$265 million ($157 million) injection from the government to help it mitigate some of the worst financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sports Minister Grant Robertson said on Sunday.