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 2020-03-27 02:10 

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Oil rises as broader markets gain on hopes for more stimulus...

Oil prices rose on Friday after world leaders promised a massive injection of funds to limit the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, ......

 2020-03-27 01:55 

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Weeks of anguish and a 'black box' - Inside Tokyo's decision to delay the Olympics...

Officials in charge of staging Tokyo's Olympic Games crowded around a low table inside Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's residence late Tuesday, wincing ......

 2020-03-27 01:51 

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NBA: LeBron James 'bummed' to miss Cleveland return amid Covid-19 lockdown...

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, musing on the potential permutations of an NBA return in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, reiterated in a podcast aired Thursday (March 26) he wouldn't relish competing without fans in t...

 2020-03-27 01:38 

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Malaysia detects five generations of Covid-19 cases linked to mosque cluster...

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Health Ministry has detected five generations of positive Covid-19 cases that were linked to the tabligh gathering in the Seri Petaling Mosque last month.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-27 01:24 

The Strait Times

Singapore stock watch: SIA shares resume trading, SPH, SPH Reit, Mapletree Commercial Trust...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their securities on Friday (March 27):. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-27 01:23 

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Jail terms, fines for those who breach COVID-19 safe-distancing rules, stay-home notice...

SINGAPORE: Individuals, event organisers and owners of premises who break rules meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Singapore could face jail ......

 2020-03-27 01:09 

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China reports first local COVID-19 transmission in three days...

BEIJING: Mainland China reported its first locally transmitted coronavirus infection in three days, although cases involving travellers from ......

 2020-03-27 01:09 

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China reports one local coronavirus case, 54 imported...

BEIJING: Mainland China reported its first locally transmitted coronavirus case in three days and 54 new imported cases, as Beijing ordered ......

 2020-03-27 00:43 

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Mainland China reports 55 new coronavirus cases, with first local transmission in 3 days...

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Mainland China reported its first locally transmitted coronavirus infection in three days and 54 new imported cases, as Beijing ordered airlines to sharply cut international flights fearing travellers could reignite the coronavirus out...

 2020-03-27 00:40 

The Strait Times

NTUC FairPrice lowers paper product limit, adds cooking oil, canned food, frozen poultry to shopping cap list...

SINGAPORE - Shoppers at supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice will now be allowed to buy up to only two packs of paper products such as toilet paper and tissue paper, down from four.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-27 00:39 

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Asia stocks surge after US rally on bets of more stimulus...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Asian stocks rose on Friday (March 27) as investors wagered policymakers will roll out additional stimulus measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic after US unemployment filings surged to a record.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-27 00:38 

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US egg prices hit record levels as pandemic buying boosts demand...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Increased demand for eggs in the United States has sent egg prices soaring in recent weeks as consumers scramble to stock up on staples due to coronavirus shutdowns.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-27 00:36 

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Vickers Venture raises $286m for new fund; one invested biotech working on vaccine for coronavirus...

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Singapore-based Vickers Venture Partners said on Friday (March 27)it has received commitments totalling US$200 million (S$286 million) so far for its latest fund, which has a target to raise US$500 million.. Read more at straitsti...

 2020-03-27 00:35 

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Australian federation lays off 70per cent of staff due to coronavirus...

MELBOURNE: Australia's soccer federation has laid off 70per cent of its staff as it battles to remain solvent during a national shutdown to ......

 2020-03-27 00:35 

The Strait Times

US prepares crackdown on Huawei's global chip supply: Sources...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Senior officials in the Trump administration agreed to new measures to restrict the global supply of chips to China's Huawei Technologies, sources familiar with the matter said, as the White House ramps up criticism of China ove...

 2020-03-27 00:34 

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In Pictures: Final night of merrymaking before bars and clubs in Singapore close till April 30...

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 2020-03-27 00:15 

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US egg prices hit record levels as pandemic buying boosts demand...

Increased demand for eggs in the United States has sent egg prices soaring in recent weeks as consumers scramble to stock up on staples due to ......

 2020-03-27 00:12 

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Dogs being trained to sniff out Covid-19: Charity...

LONDON (AFP) - A British charity has teamed up with scientists to see whether dogs could help detect Covid-19 through their keen sense of smell, they said on Friday (March 27).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-27 00:08 

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The airlines most in danger of going under during the coronavirus crisis...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - The global airline industry has never had it so bad. Not even after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-26 23:51 

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Israel's Netanyahu and rival Gantz move closer to unity government...

JERUSALEM (REUTERS) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival, Mr Benny Gantz, was elected parliamentary speaker on Thursday (March 26) in a surprise manoeuvre that could herald a unity government keeping the veteran leader in power.. R...

 2020-03-26 23:46 

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Asia's debt-fueled boom threatened by corporate credit meltdown...

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - As the coronavirus outbreak roils credit markets around the world, Asia is under particular threat.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-26 23:46 

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Australian researchers trial TB vaccine to fight coronavirus...

SYDNEY: Australian researchers are fast-tracking large-scale human testing to see if a vaccine used for decades to prevent tuberculosis can ......

 2020-03-26 23:44 

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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on March 27...

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, March 27.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-26 23:41 

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Coronavirus: Reserved Britons show love with national cheer for carers...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Locked-down Britons all over the country took to their balconies and door steps on Thursday evening (March 26) to applaud health workers who are battling the spread of coronavirus - an emotional show of solidarity during the nation'...

 2020-03-26 23:37 

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Australian federal, state leaders meet to discuss coronavirus pandemic...

SYDNEY: Australian federal and state leaders will meet on Friday (Mar 27), the country's prime minister said, amid growing expectations the ......

 2020-03-26 23:30 

The Strait Times

Australian federal, state leaders meet to discuss coronavirus pandemic...

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australian federal and state leaders will meet on Friday (March 27), the country's prime minister said, amid growing expectations the largest states could enforce a wide-ranging lockdown to contain the coronavirus pandemic.. Read mo...

 2020-03-26 23:20 

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UTC, Raytheon deal wins US antitrust approval, with divestitures...

The U.S. Justice Department has approved United Technologies Corporation's planned merger with Raytheon Co , subject to conditions, the agency ......

 2020-03-26 23:09 

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Australians trial TB vaccine to fight coronavirus...

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian researchers are fast-tracking large-scale human testing to see if a vaccine used for decades to prevent tuberculosis can protect health workers from Covid-19, they announced Friday (March 27).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-26 23:06 

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Merkel pleads with Germans for patience on lockdown measures...

BERLIN (BLOOMBERG) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was premature to consider easing Germany's lockdown measures as coronavirus infections can take as long as 14 days to incubate.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-26 23:05 

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Singapore leaders send condolences to Indonesia's President Jokowi over his mother's death...

SINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have extended their condolences over the death of Indonesian President Joko ......

 2020-03-26 23:05 

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Lululemon holds back forecast on virus uncertainty as results beat...

Lululemon Athletica Inc beat analysts' estimates for quarterly results on Thursday, lifted by strong holiday season demand, but the athletic ......

 2020-03-26 22:57 

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Donald Trump to discuss coronavirus with China's Xi Jinping...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Donald Trump said he will speak by phone with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping later on Thursday (March 26) as the United States overtook China as the country with the most coronavirus cases.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2020-03-26 22:30 

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Barcelona to cut player wages due to coronavirus...

Barcelona are taking measures to cut the wages of their players and staff to reduce the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis, the La Liga ......

 2020-03-26 22:26 

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Football: Barcelona to cut player wages due to coronavirus...

MADRID (REUTERS) - Barcelona are taking measures to cut the wages of their players and staff to reduce the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis, the La Liga club said on Thursday (March 26).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-26 22:17 

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Commentary: What elections in a coronavirus outbreak could look like...

Governments, election authorities and legislators must grapple with whether to postpone polling days and how to manage campaigning and voting if ......

 2020-03-26 22:15 

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Commentary: Funeral homes and morgues face challenges as coronavirus death toll rises...

Family and loved ones too may be facing a very different funeral to the one they envisaged during the COVID-19 pandemic, say observers....

 2020-03-26 22:15 

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US has world's most confirmed coronavirus cases: Report...

NEW YORK: The United States now has the most number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world, The New York Times reported on Thursday (Mar 26), ......

 2020-03-26 22:15 

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US has world's most confirmed coronavirus cases: Report...

NEW YORK: The United States now has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world, according to data gathered both by Johns ......

 2020-03-26 22:13 

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Commentary: The brewing concern over jobs and salaries as COVID-19 persists...

Saving jobs is key priority in this COVID-19 downturn - and businesses can afford to be more sensitive to doing so, says ManpowerGroup's Linda Teo....

 2020-03-26 22:12 

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Local athletes welcome Olympics postponement, but uncertainties still remain...

SINGAPORE: Sailors Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low are used to facing uncertainties, whether it be the wind, the waves or the weather. And with the ......

 2020-03-26 22:05 

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Arteta feared infecting Arsenal team during coronavirus scare...

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta feared who he might have infected when he tested positive for coronavirus, but said on Thursday he has completed his ......

 2020-03-26 22:05 

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US carmakers move to shore up cash, Ford to restart some plants...

The two largest U.S. automakers on Thursday announced measures to shore up their finances as the coronavirus pandemic takes a deep economic bite, ......

 2020-03-26 22:02 

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Stocks brush aside record US unemployment surge...

NEW YORK: Stocks shot higher on Thursday (Mar 26) as investors brushed aside a record surge in US unemployment benefit claims, instead focusing on ......

 2020-03-26 22:00 

The Strait Times

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, March 27...

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, March 27, 2020.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-26 21:59 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: US has world's most confirmed cases, trackers show...

NEW YORK (AFP) - The United States now has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world, according to data gathered both by Johns Hopkins University and The New York Times.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-03-26 21:53 

The Strait Times

France's Macron told EU leaders 'survival of European project' at stake in coronavirus crisis...

PARIS (REUTERS) - French President Emmanuel Macron warned his fellow European Union leaders on Thursday (March 26) that the coronavirus outbreak risked undoing the bloc's central pillars such as its no-border zone if they failed to show solidarity in ...

 2020-03-26 21:50 

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Gap pulls forecast, suspends dividend, taps US$500 million credit as coronavirus bites...

Gap Inc on Thursday withdrew its full-year forecast issued just two weeks ago, suspended its dividend and said it will draw down on its entire ......

 2020-03-26 21:48 

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Birth of baby tiger 'Covid' brings hope to Mexican zoo...

MEXICO CITY: The rare birth of a baby tiger called...

 2020-03-26 21:41 

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Football: Arteta reckons Arsenal 'homework' could lead to new coaches...

LONDON: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes the 'homework' he has set his players during the coronavirus outbreak could see some of them become ......

 2020-03-26 21:41 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Birth of baby tiger 'Covid' brings hope to Mexican zoo...

MEXICO CITY (REUTERS) - The rare birth of a baby tiger called...

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