Rents in Singapore’s private residential market rose by double-digits in the first half of this year, a rate not seen since 2007.
The heirs are the descendants of the Sultan of Sulu, who entered into a deal in 1878 with a colonial British trading company to exploit resources in his territory.
Amid the economic crisis, with food, fuel and medicine shortages, the president and prime minister have both said they’ll resign; protesters are refusing to leave government buildings until the men have formally gone.
Indonesia’s ‘historical nostalgia’, Cold War neutrality means Russia isn’t all that cut off from the world.
Outrage over now-suspended ruling party spokeswoman’s inflammatory remarks on Islam’s founder has forced the Modi government to douse a diplomatic backlash from the Arab world.
The defence meeting, which began in 2002, is up and running again, in person, for the 19th time after a two-year pandemic-related pause; China’s Defence Minister is among those expected to give a talk to participants this year.
UN said Russia’s war on Ukraine could lead to ‘hurricane of hunger’ as 30 per cent of the world’s grain exports come from the warring countries.
Masks must still be worn, and only five airports are accepting international flights, but the yen’s weakening makes Japan a good holiday option.
Malaysia announced the ban on May 23 to stem local supply shortages, cutting off one-third of Singapore’s poultry supply indefinitely.
The fully vaccinated can now pack their bags and head off overseas as many Covid-19 restrictions have eased but there are still some dos and don’ts to bear in mind.
Opinion polls suggest Anthony Albanese’s Labor party is ahead of incumbent PM Scott Morrison’s ruling conservative coalition, but surveys have not been a good predictor of election outcomes.
Millions of voters will head to the polls on May 9 to decide the fate of front runner Ferdinand Marcos Jnr, his closet rival Leni Robredo and eight others vying to succeed Duterte.
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s government has struggled to defend the US$1.05 billion deal for three Chinese submarines at a time of economic hardship.
All residents can now gather in large groups and stop using the TraceTogether app at most places in the city state, which also axed pre-departure Covid tests.
Sharif played a key role in setting up some infrastructure projects in the CPEC’s initial stages, and resuming work on the scheme will be like a ‘homecoming’, an analyst says.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for the election on May 21 against a backdrop of missteps and controversies; China is portrayed as a threat to Australia, with allegations of foreign interference and spying.
As analysts warn sanctions have turned global trade ‘bipolar’, India, Indonesia and China are among those finding opportunity in the crisis.
From masks off outdoors to no on-arrival testing for vaccinated travellers, Singapore from next week will ease or ditch a slew of pandemic-era curbs.
Most countries will face headwinds in two ways: higher commodity prices and therefore sustained inflation, and slower demand for manufactured goods from troubled economies like Europe.
For Asian consumers, the high cost of fuel will exacerbate rising consumer price inflation that has been a problem since the pandemic started.