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Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Dec 8

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021.

Singapore firms upbeat about 2022 despite Omicron


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A business sentiment index reached a two-year high but there is also a slight moderation in sentiments in certain sectors.

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S’pore makers of Covid-19 ART kits having difficulty applying for approval for retail use


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Two local manufacturers have not been able to get approval from HSA for the kits to be sold on the retail market.

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715 new Covid-19 cases, eight deaths in S’pore


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700 were in the community, five in migrant worker dormitories and 10 were imported cases.

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Smart lamp post plan delayed by Covid-19; police to run separate camera network


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Trials in Geylang and at one-north business park are now expected to be completed by the first half of next year.

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Only global institutions can end this pandemic


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We can’t rely on the voluntary actions of individual governments and companies, says associate editor Vikram Khanna.

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Biden warns Putin of sanctions, military support for Ukraine if Russia invades


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Footage showed Biden and Putin greeting each other in a friendly manner ahead of expected tense talks.

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Why and when growing mortgage debt alarms policymakers


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Central banks have warned that a sharp correction in property prices could hurt both borrowers and lenders.

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3D-printed cube among Singapore’s contributions to art gallery heading to the moon


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A hundred artworks will be part of the first permanent extraterrestrial art gallery, which is set to land on the moon by 2025.

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Table tennis: Third time’s the charm as Sun Yingsha wins WTT Cup Finals in S’pore


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Men’s world champion Fan Zhendong made it a clean sweep for China with a convincing victory over Japan’s Tomokazu Harimoto.

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Six Singapore bars on World’s 50 Best Bars list, Jigger & Pony retains No. 9 spot


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Singapore has the most number of bars in the list but it no longer holds the honour of having The Best Bar in Asia.

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