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Kusu News 5-Feb-2021

1-Feb-2021 The Straits Times |

Singapore is working to grow its strong manufacturing base and seeks to attract the top players to anchor their operations here, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Monday (Feb 1).

The manufacturing industry remains a key pillar of Singapore's economy and the Republic wants to build on its existing manufacturing strengths, expanding its capacity and capabilities in emerging areas of growth such as biomedical science, agri-tech, urban mobility and sustainability.

Speaking to the media after a visit to biotech firm Illumina, Mr Chan said that more good job opportunities will be available for Singaporeans as more leading companies in these segments set up and grow here.

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New programme  to help businesses expand footprint in region

4-Feb-2021 The Business Times |

THE newly minted Southeast Asia Manufacturing Alliance (SMA) will play an important role in helping both global businesses and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) grow their manufacturing and innovation footprint in the region, contributing to Singapore's vision to become a global business, innovation and talent hub for advanced manufacturing by 2030.The SMA, a tripartite agreement between the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and private sector partners, will promote a network of industrial parks to manufacturers who are interested to invest in both Singapore and the region.

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Myanmar coup: China blocks UN condemnation as protest grows

4-Feb-2021 BBC |

China has blocked a UN Security Council statement condemning the military coup in Myanmar.The military took power in the South East Asian nation on Monday after arresting political leader Aung San Suu Kyi and hundreds of other lawmakers.

The coup leaders have since formed a supreme council which will sit above the cabinet.

In Myanmar's biggest city Yangon though, signs of resistance and civil disobedience have been growing.

Doctors and medical staff in dozens of hospitals across the country are stopping work in protest against the coup and to push for Ms Suu Kyi's release

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