The Japanese yen is unlikely to see a significant strengthening to 100 against the greenback, barring a "negative shock," according to Nikko Asset Management's John Vail.
HSBC's reported profit before tax was $3.07 billion in the third quarter, better than the $2.07 billion that analysts had expected, according to estimates compiled by the bank.
Scoot is preparing for the progressive reopening of borders as the coronavirus crisis eases, slow though the reopening may be, says Campbell Wilson, CEO of the low-cost carrier and Singapore Airlines' subsidiary.
Singapore Post's planned 38% stake in Australia's Freight Management Holdings could also lead to creating a "pretty attractive" second home market, says SingPost Group CEO Paul Coutts.
Election Day is less than two weeks away and Standard Chartered Bank's Eric Robertsen said the outcome would determine "the path to the end result.
Tan Eng Chye, president of the National University of Singapore, has told CNBC that he does not foresee a return to pre-coronavirus learning.
"Forget about the U.S. elections or fiscal stimulus — restrictions creeping higher is the single biggest near term risk to the outlook," Arend Kapteyn of UBS wrote in a note.
China might be looking more towards its domestic economy now, but its growth will continue to be crucial for the Asian region, analysts told CNBC.
The National University of Singapore has been using a hybrid model that combines physical and virtual classroom learning during the coronavirus pandemic, says its president Tan Eng Chye.
By only allowing direct passengers who have tested negative for the coronavirus, we can have more confidence in using a quarantine-free travel bubble between the two cities, says Edward Yau, Hong Kong's secretary for commerce and economic development.
Leisure travelers can travel between the two cities without undergoing a quarantine, said Edward Yau, Hong Kong's secretary for commerce and economic development.
Recent protests in Thailand will be a "double whammy" for growth in the country, which has already suffered a blow from the Covid-19 pandemic, analysts say.
On a seasonally adjusted month-on-month basis, exports contracted 11.3% in September after a 10.5% rise in the previous month, Enterprise Singapore said in a statement.
Stocks across Asia-Pacific mostly declined on Friday morning, with sentiment dampened on the coronavirus front. Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar strengthened as uncertainty rose.
Over 12,000 new small and medium enterprises joined Amazon Singapore's inaugural Prime Day sales, says country manager Henry Low, who called it its "biggest two-day event yet."
Big Hit Entertainment, the label of K-pop superstars BTS, soared in their market debut in South Korea on Thursday.
The airline industry hopes preflight testing will restore passenger confidence and reopen borders. Medical experts aren't as convinced that one test is enough.
The cash-strapped company was downgraded by ratings agency S&P Global Rating from "stable" to "negative" recently due to weak liquidity.
Anthony Raza of UOB Asset Management says Singapore's REITs and banks still offer attractive dividend yields in the current low-yield environment and its economy will only recover when the pandemic improves globally.
China recently bought up Japanese government bonds to the tune of 3.6 times more than the same period last year.