New hiring rules favoring Singaporeans kicked in Friday as part of measures aimed at addressing citizens' complaints about foreigners stealing jobs from them.
Singapore on Friday stopped its national library from destroying two children's books with gay themes following an outcry over literary censorship in the tightly regulated city-state.
Singapore has warned maid employment agencies in the city-state against “undignified” advertising following complaints by rights groups that domestic workers are being marketed as commodities.
A Singaporean campaign group ridiculed for suggesting that Germany was a risky bet in the World Cup used the tournament's outcome Monday to drive home its anti-gambling addiction message — and quickly got panned again.
Sluggish factory output likely weighed on Singapore's economic growth in the April to June period, but economists are hopeful of a pickup in the manufacturing sector later this year.
A children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state's information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles.
Singapore's central bank said Thursday it would stop issuing SG$10,000 (US$8,000) notes to help deter money laundering.
More companies are planning to hire additional staff in this half of the year compared with the first quarter, according to a survey.
Thousands of people gathered in Singapore on Saturday for an annual gay rights rally celebrating sexual diversity in the city-state, despite fierce opposition from religious conservatives.
U.S. oil prices climbed in Asian trade Wednesday following a report that the United States, the world's top crude consumer, has lifted a four-decade ban on exports.