Daily briefing: SG-Australia exchange COVID-19 vaccines; SEA Ltd. co-founder is SG’s new richest person

And Singapore ranked eighth COVID-19 resilient place in August.

From Reuters

Singapore has entered into a COVID-19 vaccine swap deal with Australia, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Australia is expected to receive some 500,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from Singapore this week.

In turn, Australia will send the same amount and same brand of COVID-19 vaccine to Singapore in December.

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From Bloomberg

Sea Ltd. co-founder, chairman, and CEO, Forrest Li, is Singapore’s new richest person, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index.

Li’s net worth reached $19.8b, after Sea’s American depository receipts grew 67%.

Li is followed by paint tycoon Goh Cheng Liang, who is worth $17.7b.

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From Mothership

Singapore ranked as the eighth COVID-19 resilient place in August, up three places compared to July after it scored 73.3.

According to Bloomberg’s COVID-19 resilience ranking, the last time Singapore ranked first was in April 2021.

Also, amongst the top three places this month were Norway (80.1), Netherlands (75.8), and Finland (75).

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