SPH undergoing strategic review to consider options for its various businesses

SINGAPORE – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will be undergoing a strategic review to consider the options for its various businesses. The objective of the review is to “unlock and maximise long-term shareholder value”, the group announced on Tuesday (March 30). While the media business continues to face a challenging operating

COVID-19: How does the UK compare in Europe’s race for vaccines amid ‘shortage’ warning?

Pressure is ramping up in the race across Europe to roll out coronavirus vaccines, amid the warning of a “shortage”. The EU is threatening to impose strict controls on the export of jabs made in the bloc, potentially impacting supplies of the Pfizer one that is made in Belgium. It

Taiwan to change passport, fed up with confusion with China

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Fed up with being confused for China amid the coronavirus pandemic and Beijing’s stepped-up efforts to assert sovereignty, Taiwan said on Wednesday it would redesign its passport to give greater prominence to the island’s name. Taiwan has complained during the outbreak that its nationals have encountered problems

Asian stocks edge lower after Wall Street dips in month-end trade

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian stocks were set to weaken on Tuesday following a softer Wall Street close while the dollar slipped as markets digested new Federal Reserve comments that suggested rates will stay low for an extended period. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.89% in early trading, while Japan’s Nikkei

Thousands of Vodafone UK customers face call connection problems

(Reuters) – Thousands of British customers of Vodafone Group Plc (VOD.L), the world’s second-biggest mobile operator, faced call connection problems on Tuesday evening, although they were resolved within an hour. At the peak of the issue, the number of cases in the UK of customers struggling to make and receive