Singaporean investors in ‘advanced’ talks to buy Newcastle United

Three Singaporean entrepreneurs behind a Paris-based congolomerate are in “advanced” talks to buy English Premier League football club Newcastle United, the company said Monday, just weeks after a Saudi-backed bid was withdrawn.

Coronavirus pushes world’s leading economies into record slumps

The coronavirus pandemic pushed most of the world’s major economies into unprecedented contractions in the second quarter, except for China which escaped a recession. Here are second-quarter changes in gross domestic product (GDP) compared to the previous quarter for the world’s top economies. Unless stated otherwise, the figures are from the national statistics institutes. JAPAN

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