MasterCard raises payments limits for PH

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 17:05:43 +0000

With the Covid-19 pandemic making a major impact on economies and consumer behavior, MasterCard has taken a leadership role by actively consulting with governments and industry partners across the Asia Pacific region to ensure consumers have sufficiently high limits for contactless payments. “MasterCard continues to support partners and customers as more face-to-face transactions are expected […]

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Virus-hit Singapore plunges into recession as economy shrinks 41%

Credit to Author: Agence France-Presse| Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 02:26:55 +0000

SINGAPORE: Singapore plunged into recession in the second quarter as growth fell 41.2 percent quarter-on-quarter with the trade-dependent economy hammered by the coronavirus, preliminary data showed Tuesday. Year-on-year, the economy shrank 12.6 percent between April and June, according to the data from the trade ministry, as strict curbs were imposed to fight the virus. It […]

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New Covid infections up in Singapore, China, SKorea

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 16:11:23 +0000

SINGAPORE: Singapore has reported 728 new coronavirus cases, a record daily high for a second straight day that was broadly expected amid increased testing at foreign workers’ dormitories. The health ministry said in a statement late Thursday that foreign workers accounted for 90 percent of the new cases, with five new clusters reported in the […]

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Singapore setback concerns Dr. Henry on when to ease B.C. restrictions

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2020 01:22:05 +0000

OPINION: Based on the evidence that the virus can come storming back if a society drops its guard, I expect Dr. Bonnie Henry to proceed with extreme caution in weighing when to start lifting any restrictions here in B.C.

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Singapore donates 40,000 testing kits

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 16:14:53 +0000

Singapore donated 40,000 testing kits to the Philippines on Sunday when the Chinese embassy in Manila insisted that its donation of 100,000 kits were effective against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Several lawmakers and some celebrities have been criticized in news reports and on social media after several people complained that they could not get […]

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COVID-19 Could Affect Cities For Years. Here Are 4 Ways They’re Coping Now.

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:48:48 +0000

Image of a particular district NYC cynthia shahanWaling to Subway. NYC cynthia shahanThe COVID-19 pandemic is laying bare two unavoidable facts about our new reality: we are more interconnected than ever, and cities are at the front lines of this crisis and will be at the front lines of any similarly globalized crisis in the future

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CleanTechnica Electric Air Mobility Roundup

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:19:17 +0000

There is just not enough time to keep up with urban air mobility (UAM) news these days. Keeping up with the stories is almost impossible. So, here is a roundup of exciting electric UAM news

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India x Cleantech — September 2019

Credit to Author: Saurabh| Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 03:33:41 +0000

Welcome to the inaugural issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we will pull news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article. Ongoing, this series will find a home over on CleanTechnica’s “Future Trends” page. Without further ado, here are this month’s highlights from India x Cleantech

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