Two new tech headquarters open in Singapore

TWO new tech headquarters were inaugurated here on Wednesday, in a move said to significantly bolster Singapore's name as a launchpad for global innovation. ...

BreadTalk Q4 profit up nearly fourfold to S$4.43m

BREADTALK on Wednesday posted a nearly fourfold growth in fourth-quarter net profit to S$4.43 million, up from S$1.15 million a year ago.
BUDGET 2017: BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

Over S$80m set aside to help SMEs go digital

HIGHLIGHTS

F&B enterprises to be offered tech solutions, mentors, workshops

LOCAL food and beverage (F&B) entrepreneurs and micro-enterprises will soon get access to digital solutions, mentorship programmes and workshops to help them build productive and sustainable businesses.

CapBridge unveils world's first rules-based trust

TWO new funds worth more than US$140 million have been launched by Singaporean-founded investment vehicles to support growth companies and startups globally, The Business Times has learnt.
INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS

Case study: P&G - A company of leaders

FEW companies come close to Procter & Gamble Co's (P&G) achievements as a top employer. It won the top spot on Fortune magazine's list of Global Top Companies for Leaders in 2011. It was ranked best overall company for leadership development in 2012 by Chief Executive magazine,...
DIGITAL CAPABILITIES

Case study: Pioneering cybersecurity solutions for mobile

V-KEY stands out among startups in Singapore. It's among the small, pioneer batch of companies accredited by the government's infocomm arm. It's partnered by several banks and government agencies in the region, and it's backed by Ant Financial, the payments affiliate of none...
HOCK LOCK SIEW

AI, human-centric design to drive innovation in finance

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore has introduced a raft of digital initiatives to fuel innovation in the country's financial services sector, ranging from developing an e-marketplace for trade-finance assets to building smarter infrastructure to enable the more convenient use of e-payments...

A*Star to undergo major restructuring

A*STAR - the lead public sector agency that spearheads Singapore's research and development (R&D) work - will soon undergo a major restructuring...
HOT STOCK

United Engineers shares jump amid talk of buyer interest

UNITED Engineers Ltd (UEL) announced on Friday that its largest shareholders, OCBC and Great Eastern Holdings (GEH), have received and are evaluating non-binding expressions of interests over their combined stakes in the company.

GIC, Unite Students acquire student village in UK

SINGAPORE'S sovereign wealth fund GIC and UK-based manager and developer of student accommodation Unite Students have jointly acquired Aston Student Village (ASV) for £227 million (S$403 million) in a 50:50 joint venture...

Hot stock: United Engineers' shares surge amid talk of buyer interest

SHARES of United Engineers shot up by as much as 4.2 per cent to S$2.96 during mid-morning trading on Friday, prompting a query from Singapore Exchange on unusual price movements in its shares.

Singapore shares open flat on Friday

SINGAPORE stocks opened 0.4 per cent higher on Friday, with the Straits Times Index (STI) adding 12.4 points to 3,092.36 - as all three major US stock indices closed at new highs overnight, as US President Donald Trump promised to release a much-anticipated plan for tax cuts soon.

Stocks to watch: Yoma Strategic, Singtel

THE following stocks had developments or news that may influence trading on Friday.

Yoma Strategic's Q3 profit plunges 98.7%

YOMA Strategic Holdings, the mainboard-listed Myanmar play, on Friday posted a 98.7 per cent fall in net profit for the third quarter to S$0.3 million, from S$25.2 million a year ago.

GLP Q3 net profit down 7.3%

GLOBAL Logistic Properties (GLP) on Thursday posted a 7.3 per cent fall in net profit to US$170.7 million for its third quarter ended Dec 31, 2016 (Q3 2017). This is due mainly to a one-time syndication gain a year ago related to GLP's first US portfolio, and higher non-cash accounting foreign...
HOT STOCK

Artivision Tech says online articles on company could be behind heavy trading

ARTIVISION Technologies said on Thursday that articles published on investment websites and forums in relation to the company could have caused the unusual volume of movement in its shares.

Hot stock: Artivision Tech says online articles on company could be behind heavy trading

ARTIVISION Tech said on Thursday that articles published on investment websites and forums in relation to the company could have caused the unusual volume movement in its shares.

SBF welcomes CFE's recommendations, to play bigger role in supporting businesses

THE Singapore Business Federation (SBF) said on Thursday it welcomes the recommendations made by the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) to better position Singapore to be a vibrant and resilient economy.

LTA to phase out road tax discs from Feb 15

PHYSICAL road tax discs will be phased out from Feb 15, 2017, as part of efforts to streamline processes, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Thursday.

Singapore's HDB resale prices, volume fall in January: SRX

RESALE prices and volume of Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats decreased in January compared to December 2016, according to a SRX flash report released on Thursday.

Singapore shares open flat on Thursday

SINGAPORE stocks opened 0.02 per cent higher on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index (STI) adding 0.61 point to 3,067.14 - following a slight retreat in Tokyo as investors are said to have become cautious ahead of the Japanese prime minister's weekend meeting with US President Donald Trump...

Stocks to watch: Singtel, GLP, Natural Cool, Neo Group, AA Reit

THE following stocks had developments or news that may influence trading on Thursday:

AA Reit's Q3 DPU down 2.8% to 2.77 cents

AIMS AMP Capital Industrial Reit (AA Reit) on Thursday announced a 2.8 per cent decrease in distribution per unit (DPU) to 2.77 Singapore cents for its third quarter ended Dec 31, 2016, down from 2.85 Singapore cents a year ago.

Catering group Neo's Q3 profit plunges 97.4%

CATERING company Neo Group on Thursday posted a 97.4 per cent fall in net profit from S$4.8 million a year ago to S$0.125 million for its third quarter ended Dec 31, 2016 (Q3 2017) - attributable to the absence of a S$4.3 million one-time gain recognised in Q3 2016 from the bargain purchase on the...