Oil prices were lower today, but investors in the energy patch were watching OPEC and not liking what they saw.
Republicans are worried that a corporate backlash stirred by the deadly Capitol insurrection could crimp a vital stream of campaign cash, complicating the party’s prospects of retaking the Senate in the next election. The GOP already faces a difficult Senate map in 2022, when 14 Democratic-held seats and 20 Republican ones will be on the ballot. Eight Republican senators voted to reject Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, even after the ransacking of the Capitol by a mob of Donald Trump supporters who were exhorted by the president to stop Congress from certifying Biden's victory.
Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has told Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to stop moaning about the number of penalties given to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.
Health chiefs vowed Friday there will be no preferential treatment for five-time finalist Andy Murray, saying he must return a negative Covid-19 test if he wants to play the Australian Open.
US prosecutors now believe supporters of President Donald Trump planned to "capture and assassinate elected officials" in their siege of the Capitol building last week, according to a new court filing.
To run from 15 January to 15 April, the public inspection is a requirement under the Land Public Transport Act 2010’s Section 84.
A man who was involved in a fatal incident at Orchard Towers in 2019 has been jailed for five months for obstructing the course of justice.
A human rights lawyer who handled the case of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists detained in China had his licence revoked Friday, he told AFP, a move he said was triggered by the sensitivity of the case for Beijing.
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Shares in Xiaomi collapsed on Friday after the United States blacklisted the smartphone giant and a host of other Chinese firms as the Trump administration aims to cement its trade war legacy against Beijing.
All travellers, including Singaporeans and permanent residents, will have to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival into Singapore from 11.59pm on 24 January.
German authorities gave permission Friday for work to resume on a subsea pipeline bringing natural gas from Russia that's been the target of U.S. sanctions threats. The decision by the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency can be appealed, meaning there could be another halt to the construction on the Nord Stream 2 project, which has drawn major criticism from the United States, some other European countries and environmental groups. The Kremlin has responded by accusing Washington of trying to promote sales of its own liquefied natural gas.
Barcelona target a first trophy under Ronald Koeman in the Spanish Super Cup, while a wobbling Bayern Munich attempt to brush off a shock setback and there are key games at the top in Italy, Portugal and the Netherlands.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday imposed sanctions on three of his primary targets -- China, Iran and Cuba -- in a last-minute push aimed in part at boxing in President-elect Joe Biden.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 24 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Saturday (16 January), taking the country’s total case count to 59,083.
Sanofi, France's biggest pharmaceutical company, could help produce foreign-developed Covid-19 vaccines pending the launch of its own vaccine, which will not be ready for months, a government minister said Friday.
Pfizer expects lower coronavirus vaccine deliveries for a stretch beginning in late January in order to lift output later this winter and throughout 2021, the drugmaker said Friday.
A British national and two Singaporeans were charged in court on Friday (15 January) for breaching Stay-Home Notice requirements last year.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has told Starbucks’ former chairman Howard Schultz that he and the American coffee chain can play an active role in promoting US-China trade cooperation, state media reported.With less than a week before US president-elect Joe Biden takes office, Chinese state media published a letter Xi wrote, reportedly in reply to correspondence from Schultz, who has the honorary title of Starbucks’ chairman emeritus.The coverage of the letter on Thursday came almost exactly a year after a partial trade deal between the two nations was signed in an effort to pause their tariff war.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China.Xi’s letter, dated January 6, was quoted by Chinese state news agency Xinhua as saying: “China has embarked on the journey of becoming a modernised socialist country, [we] will further open up to enterprises all over the world including American companies like Starbucks. [We] hope Starbucks can play an active role in promoting US-China trade cooperation and bilateral ties.”CNN reported that Schultz had sent the Chinese president a letter emphasising Starbucks’ commitment to China, enclosing a translated copy of his book From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America.In a statement, Schultz said it was a “great honour” to have received a reply from Xi and he believed “Starbucks’ best days are ahead in China”.Billionaire Schultz, who left the Democratic Party last year over disagreements on a host of issues, once said he was considering running for president in 2020 as an independent, before later dropping the plan and throwing his support behind Biden before November’s US election.The extensive coverage of the letter from Chinese state media came a day before the first anniversary of the interim trade deal that China and the US signed on January 15 last year.It called a partial ceasefire in a trade war started under outgoing US President Donald Trump in July 2018, after rounds of tit-for-tat tariffs were slapped on billions of dollars worth of products, disrupting global supply chains.Under the interim deal, Washington agreed to cut some tariffs in exchange for China committing to buy at least US$200 billion more of US goods and services over two years compared with 2017 levels. However, China has been falling behind in its import commitments, according to trade reports.It is unclear how the new administration will take on the trade war started by Trump but Biden said in an interview in December that the tariffs would remain in place for now.Meanwhile, Schultz, like the heads of many American enterprises aiming to expand in the lucrative Chinese market, has lamented the trade war, saying the US should be building bridges instead of walls.When he was still the company’s chief executive in 2016, he had predicted the Chinese market would one day be bigger than the American one for Starbucks. What is the US-China trade war?China is now Starbucks’ top overseas growth market after it entered the country in 1999. It has more than 4,700 outlets in mainland China.Beijing has often used US business leaders as interlocutors for relations with the United States, but American businesses have largely remained silent as those relations turned sour under Trump.Schultz was known to have connections with top leaders of the Chinese Communist Party, including having a meeting in 2012 with the former president Jiang Zemin.Huang Jing, a professor at Beijing Language and Culture University, said Xi’s reply signalled Beijing’s commitment to ensuring a good business environment to foreign investors and a readiness to improve relations.“Xi’s reply indicates that China will always be open to the United States and to the world, not decoupling with any country,” Huang said.“Unlike Trump, Biden knows the US cannot win the game against China all by itself, so it needs allies, and to engage in multilateralism. This will offer China opportunities for cooperation with the US, such as on non-proliferation [of nuclear weapons] and cracking down on terrorism.”Additional reporting by Rachel ZhangMore from South China Morning Post: * China’s Xi Jinping talks of ‘common prosperity’ as the rich get richer, with little indication of how it will reduce inequality * John Bolton says Donald Trump might have reversed course on China trade with right moves by Xi JinpingThis article Starbucks can promote US-China trade, Chinese President Xi Jinping says in letter to its ex-boss first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 30 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Friday (15 January), taking the country’s total case count to 59,059.