Singapore, Malaysia Face Economic Hit from Prolonged Smog

Singapore and Malaysia could face a bigger economic impact than from their worst air pollution crisis 16 years ago if slash-and-burn fires in Indonesia continue to rage in the coming weeks, turning off tourists and raising business costs.
Restaurants, tourist attractions and some other businesses are already feeling the pain as haze envelopes the Southeast Asian neighbors, from Singapore’s upscale shopping districts to Malaysia’s popular beach resorts.
The haze crisis in …

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