UK is applying to join the CPTTP; Will the US rejoin the pact?

UK to join CPTTP

UK is applying to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership – or CPTPP.  Since last year, UK’s bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership – or CPTPP- has been generating momentum. The British Government hope to have 80% of UK trade covered by FTAs by 2022. The accession […]

Singapore attracted $17.2 billion in Fixed Asset Investments in 2020 despite pandemic gloom

Fixed Asset Investments

Despite the pandemic gloom, Singapore secured S$17.2 billion in Fixed Asset Investments (FAI) and S$6.8 billion in Total Business Expenditure last year (2020), Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said. This is a strong performance in an exceptionally challenging year, the minister said. The FAI secured in 2020 significantly exceeded the medium to long-term […]

Singapore confirms one case of COVID-19 with the contagious UK strain

Contagious UK strain of covid virus

The MOH on Wednesday (23 Dec) confirmed that Singapore saw one imported case of the potentially more contagious strain of the COVID-19 virus. The confirmed case is a 17-year-old female Singaporean who had been studying in the UK since August 2020. She returned to Singapore on 6 December and served SHN at a dedicated SHN […]