Singapore’s new Prime Minister Lawrence Wong will take office on May 15

Singapore’s new prime minister Lawrence Wong will be sworn in on May 15, 2024. The current prime minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on April 15 that he will be stepping down and handing the leadership reins to Wong. Ore Huiying | Bloomberg | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will step … Read more

Debate heats up as Singapore PM says Taylor Swift deal isn’t ‘unfriendly’

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Tuesday that a closed-door deal for Taylor Swift to perform in the city-state ensured she would not perform in other Southeast Asian countries during her Eras tour. “(Our) agencies negotiated an arrangement with her to come to Singapore and perform and to make Singapore her only stop in … Read more

2023 GDP revised lower amid manufacturing slowdown

A general view of the skyline of the Singapore Central Business District, the Marina Bay Sands, the ArtScience Museum and the seating platform at Marina Bay on August 1, 2015 in Singapore. Suhaimi Abdullah | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore lowered its full-year growth for 2023, as official data on Thursday showed the economy grew … Read more