Podcast: The world from Singapore on Monday, 2 April 2018

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Podcast: What the world looks like from Singapore on Monday April 2, 2018

Today’s headlines include:

  • Global trade tensions rose as China took a turn at the tariff bat
  • Asian markets were mixed in post-holiday trade, while futures suggested Wall Street would open lower; tech stocks may remain under pressure
  • Singapore’s government released a report on the potential fate of the house which had belonged to Lee Kuan Yew, who was the first prime minister of the city-state
  • Singapore’s property prices are on the rise, climbing 3.1 percent on-quarter in the first quarter
  • The Singapore flyer is finally flying again
  • In Malaysia, a controversial bill to criminalize spreading fake news has advanced in Parliament

 

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