Clement Tan has been China Stocks Correspondent for Reuters News since March 2011. Based in Hong Kong with stints in Shanghai, he covers the stock markets in the mainland and the Chinese territory, where most foreign investors express their views on the world’s second-largest economy. He is now l...
At a time when right-wing nationalism is seeing a resurgence globally, Singapore's move to ensure minority representation may seem almost progressive in comparison. The city-state could soon have its first female Muslim president, after the government rubber-stamped changes last week that would see only the country's Malay, Muslim minority-making up about 15% of its 3.9 million...
Singapore-with a population of five million-has almost double the number of locally transmitted Zika cases as the US, with a total of 82 as of Aug. 29, according to the country's health ministry. That compares to the US state of Florida where 43 people have contracted the disease locally as of the same date.
CRRC Corp., China's only maker of high-speed locomotives, said it's interested in investing in more U.S. cities after winning a $1.3 billion rail-car contract from Chicago's transport authorities. The company is bidding for a subway project in Los Angeles and a double-deck train contract in Philadelphia, CRRC Vice-President Yu Weiping said in an interview in Manhattan on Monday, without providing details.