Singapore has the financial buffer to help the economy if virus outbreak drags on,...

Singapore still has some financial buffer to support the economy if any more measures are needed to help businesses and households tide through the current coronavirus outbreak, one minister told CNBC on Friday."What...

Donald Trump ally gets 40 months' prison amid presidential meddling row

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump's longtime ally Roger Stone was sentenced Thursday to 40 months in prison for impeding a congressional investigation, in a case that ignited a firestorm over the US president's political interference...

Irish PM resigns, assumes caretaker role

Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar resigned on Thursday, staying on as interim leader while the country's three main parties battle out deadlocked coalition talks after an inconclusive election. READ SOURCE

Smart City Mission: Centre devises 20:20 model to boost laggard cities

NEW DELHI: In a final push to the Smart City Mission, the Centre has devised a 20-20 model to pair the top 20 cities with the bottom 20 and help the laggard cities...

South Korea confirms 52 more coronavirus cases, total 156

South Korea confirmed 52 more cases of novel coronavirus on Friday, taking its overall figure to 156 and making it the worst-infected country outside China. Altogether 39 of the new cases were linked...

India needs efficient supervision, simple regulation: Sanjeev Sanyal

NEW DELHI: Principal Economic Adviser Sanjeev Sanyal on Thursday made a case for focusing on supervision rather than regulation, saying this approach increases efficiency and reduces compliance burden. Better supervision could have avoided the...

National survey to estimate poverty with new metrics

NEW DELHI: In a major exercise to estimate poverty, a nation-wide survey has been launched to capture household accessibility to amenities including nutrition, drinking water, housing and cooking fuel. The exercise is likely to...

India urges European Union to reduce non-tariff barriers on food

NEW DELHI: India has asked the European Union to reduce non-tariff barriers such as maximum residue level (MRL) limits on food products as they have impacted exports of rice, peanuts, chillies and spices,...

Dow falls more than 100 points after suffering a sudden midday sell-off that confused...

Stocks fell on Thursday, with most of the losses coming in a sudden move midday.Traders could not pinpoint a catalyst for the sudden decline. However, some highlighted technical factors breaking down along with...

Coronavirus live updates: China's Hubei reports 115 additional deaths

A medical staff takes temperature of a patient at a temporary hospital converted from "Wuhan Livingroom" in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 10, 2020.Xiong Qi | Xinhua | Getty ImagesThis is a...

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