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Singapore to extend partial lockdown by 4 weeks until June 1Rediff.com21 Apr 2020
In a televised address to the nation, Singapore Prime Minister Lee said the government was committed to do its "utmost" to keep the deadly virus at bay.
COVID-19: Singapore PM announces month-long lockdownRediff.com3 Apr 2020
Most workplaces, with the exception of essential services and key economic sectors, will be closed. Food establishments, markets and supermarkets, clinics, hospitals, utilities, transport and key banking services will remain open.
COVID: India evacuates over 90 citizens stranded in SingaporeRediff.com19 Mar 2020
The Singapore Airlines agreed to fly the stranded passengers to India, as there is no scheduled Air India flight for Thursday.
Crowdfunding for dead Indian worker raises Rs 3mRediff.com7 Nov 2019
The body of a 28-year-old Indian construction worker, who died in a crane collapse accident in Singapore on Monday, is being flown back to Tamil Nadu where his wife, pregnant with their first child, and parents await.
IMF foresees India's GDP bouncing back to 7 pc next yearRediff.com23 Oct 2019
"We see the Indian economy rebounding from our projected 6.1 per cent growth this fiscal year to something like 7 per cent in the next fiscal year (2020). We see the factors that will support growth, including monetary policy stimulus, working their way through the pipeline," Jonathan Ostry, Deputy Director, Asia Pacific Department at the IMF, told reporters.
Jaishankar: India open to talk terror with Pak in a 'civilised' mannerRediff.com7 Sep 2019
He said that if there are issues that need to be talked about, it is between India and Pakistan.
FPIs' shift from equities to debt hits Indian bondsRediff.com31 Jul 2019
Indian bonds remained volatile over the past week on uncertainties over the maiden offshore sovereign bonds issuance, according to a report by DBS Group Research.
India likely to raise funds from interest-soft overseas marketsRediff.com9 Jul 2019
Some international markets offer interest rates as low as one per cent, which could reduce the government's interest cost significantly.
PM Modi has a jam-packed schedule in SingaporeRediff.com13 Nov 2018
Modi will have a number of high-profile multilateral and bilateral meetings with global leaders including United States Vice President Mike Pence and Singapore premier Lee Hsein Loong.
Kim vows complete denuclearisation at historic summit with TrumpRediff.com12 Jun 2018
The summit at Sentosa -- the first between the two countries -- is a turnaround of relations between the US president, 71, and the North Korean leader, 34, after a long-running exchange of threats and insults.
US offers 'unique' security guarantees if N Korea denuclearisesRediff.com11 Jun 2018
"President Trump believes that Kim has an unprecedented opportunity to change the trajectory of our relationship and bring peace and prosperity to his country," Pompeo said.
Trump meets Singapore PM Lee; hopes 'nice' outcome from summit with KimRediff.com11 Jun 2018
The US president was received by Lee at the presidential palace Istana, where they were expected to discuss everything from the summit preparations to America's tariff threats.
Hunt for Trump-Kim venue leads to Singapore's Sentosa IslandRediff.com5 Jun 2018
Extra security measures will be in force for these areas in the period between June 10 and 14.
Singapore launches medallions for Trump-Kim SummitRediff.com5 Jun 2018
The three commemorative coins -- in gold, silver and nickel-plated -- feature an "affirmative handshake" between the two leaders, the scheduled date of the summit, the flags of both countries and the national flowers.
Shangri-La Hotel likely venue for Trump-Kim summitRediff.com4 Jun 2018
The 792-room luxury five-star hotel has been mentioned as a possible venue for the talks as it has held major conferences over the years.
Modi unveils Gandhi's plaque, meets Mattis in SingaporeRediff.com2 Jun 2018
A beautiful rendition of 'Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye', a favourite bhajan of Mahatma Gandhi, was sung on the occasion.
Asia and world will have better future when India, China work together: PMRediff.com1 Jun 2018
"No other relationship of India has as many layers as our relations with China. We are the world's two most populous countries and among the fastest growing major economies. Our cooperation is expanding," he said.
Every disruption should not be seen as destruction:PMRediff.com1 Jun 2018
"The biggest challenge before us is that the 21st century belongs to Asia. But do we have this sentiment, I think that is the biggest challenge," he said.
India, Singapore agree to deepen economic and defence tiesRediff.com1 Jun 2018
Modi hailed the close defence cooperation between the two countries and welcomed the completion of the logistics agreement between the two navies.
PM hails 'warmest, closest' ties with Singapore in address to diasporaRediff.com31 May 2018
He said that India will work with Singapore to bring the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership to early conclusion. He also said the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement has been reviewed and the two sides will work to further upgrade it.
Singapore Exchange to trade Nifty Options from July 16Rediff.com19 Feb 2018
The Nifty Options would add to SGX's suite of Asian equity derivatives, which include SGX S&P CNX Nifty futures, the dominant Indian product for international participants.
World leaders, grateful Singaporeans bid adieu to Lee Kuan YewRediff.com18 Feb 2018
Tens of thousands of people on Sunday braved heavy rains to bid a teary adieu to Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew in a grand funeral attended by many world leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi
India's forex reserves at a peak $ 393 bn, says DBSRediff.com22 Aug 2017
India's foreign reserves continue to march to record highs, touching USD 393 billion early this month backed by strong foreign portfolio and investment flows, according to Development Bank of Singapore.
India, China should deal with each other with 'strategic maturity': FSRediff.com11 Jul 2017
He said the 2 countries have handled border issues in the past.
PHOTOS: India-Singapore joint naval exercise concludesRediff.com25 May 2017
Hosted by Singapore, the exercise was held on land at the now renamed "RSS Singapura - Changi Naval Base" and at a sea phase in the South China Sea.
Here is some good news for the salaried!Rediff.com12 Dec 2016
India to see highest salary increase in Asia Pacific in 2017
Reliance among top 10 global companies: SurveyRediff.com8 Sep 2016
Adani is the fastest growing energy company in Asia-Pacific and the second fastest in the world
Baptism by fire: Subbarao on early days as RBI governorRediff.com20 Jul 2016
Former RBI governor admits to being a 'greenhorn' as he started his stint at the central bank.
Rupee top perfomer among Asian currenciesRediff.com7 Jun 2016
The Rupee is 3.7 per cent undervalued on trade related basis.
When it comes to ease of doing business, India is just behind ChinaRediff.com6 Jun 2016
India's retail sector has benefited from the rapid growth in e-commerce
Indian residential property to attract $1-bn investmentRediff.com22 Mar 2016
Costs on real estate construction are seeing stability.
India changing tax laws for stability, predictability: JaitleyRediff.com21 Jan 2016
In several areas, the Indian government has put out a model law.
Rupee seen at 66-68 against USD, says Deutsche BankRediff.com10 Dec 2015
US interest rate normalisation policy is likely to keep global FX markets volatile.
Wembley-style event planned for PM Modi in SingaporeRediff.com14 Nov 2015
Modi is expected to address more than 18,000 people at the event, during which students from local schools will stage a series of cultural performances.
'Modi's Singapore visit to elevate ties to strategic partnership'Rediff.com29 Oct 2015
The Singapore Minister applauded Prime Minister Modi's effort to make India the manufacturing hub of the world.
ISRO to launch six Singapore-made satellites in DecemberRediff.com22 Oct 2015
The six satellites will be launched on PSLV-C29 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh on December 16, 2015.
Indian economy sustainable at 8-10%: PanagariyaRediff.com9 Jul 2015
India has adopted a bilateral strategies with its immediate neighbouring countries for mutual benefits
Why is rupee up against yen, euro; down against US dollar?Rediff.com15 Jun 2015
The combined 10 Asian currencies have appreciated by 6.6%.
Missing Indian-origin student's body found in MalaysiaRediff.com10 Jun 2015
Navdeep Singh Jaryal died when a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Sabah in Malaysia.
Singapore resumes sale of India-made Maggi noodlesRediff.com9 Jun 2015
Singapore has allowed the sale of Maggi noodles manufactured in India.