Jan 23, 2020 09:15 AM

Singapore private home price index up 0.5% in Q4, 2.7% for 2019

SINGAPORE'S private home price index rose 0.5 per cent in Q4 2019 over the prior quarter, faster than the 0.3 per...

UPDATED 4 hours 3 min ago
Jan 20, 2020 06:00 PM

Money Hacks podcast: What are vehicle protection services? (Ep 63)

How different are vehicle protection services from car insurance? To help us with that is Manfred Schmoelz,...

Jan 23, 2020 06:30 PM

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Jan 23, 2020 08:53 PM

Democrats urge Republican 'courage' at Trump impeachment trial

[WASHINGTON] Democrats on Wednesday accused Donald Trump at his historic Senate impeachment trial of seeking to...

Jan 23, 2020 08:30 PM

Movie distributors scrap Chinese New Year premieres due to virus outbreak

[BEIJING] A virus outbreak in China has prompted seven Chinese films that were set to premiere during the country's...

Jan 23, 2020 08:01 PM

US Treasury Secretary advises Greta Thunberg to 'go study'

[DAVOS] US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday advised climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has been...

Jan 23, 2020 07:58 PM

UOL Group to buy 154-room hotel in Jakarta for US$50m

UOL Group has entered into an agreement to buy a 154-room hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia from PT Success Venture Hotel...

Jan 23, 2020 07:35 PM

Synagie Corp reaches full settlement with third-party provider

SYNAGIE Corporation said on Thursday that it has come to a full and final settlement of all claims with a third-...

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EDITOR'S CHOICE

Jan 23, 2020 05:50 AM
REITS CONSOLIDATION

CCT, CMT unveil plan for Reit juggernaut in S$8.27b merger

TWO CapitaLand S-Reits (Singapore real estate investment trust) are joining the sector's consolidation trend with a...

Jan 23, 2020 05:50 AM
WUHAN VIRUS OUTBREAK

Market picks losers - and some winners from China virus outbreak

GLOBAL markets were spooked on Tuesday, with Asia taking the biggest hit amid mounting fears surrounding the...

Jan 23, 2020 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

China virus: Is there an opportunity for investors?

THE sad and terrifying news reports about the rising number of people who have been killed or sickened by the...

LIFESTYLE

Jan 17, 2020 05:50 AM

Qipao Power: The Cheongsam gets more fashion relevance

THE QIPAO MAY no longer be a common sight on the streets of China. But fashionistas across the world are embracing...

Jan 17, 2020 05:50 AM
DINING OUT

Predictable Chinese cooking at Jia He

NOT every restaurant can be a star. We get that. Just as an army has its generals and elite commandos, it also needs...


ASEAN BUSINESS

Jan 23, 2020 07:45 PM

Indonesia's fintech growth supported by tailwinds

Government support and strong consumer interest in innovative financial products are set to boost Indonesia's...

GARAGE

Jan 23, 2020 11:36 AM

Grab, Razer, AirAsia exploring bids for Malaysia digital bank licence

[SINGAPORE] Ride-hailing group Grab, gaming firm Razer, AirAsia, telecoms firm Axiata and lender CIMB are among...


STOCKS

MARKET TODAY:
Jan 23, 2020 06:25 PM

Singapore shares fall 0.6% as Wuhan virus fears rattle investors

THE STI  was mired in the red, closing at 3,234.56 on Thursday, after giving up 19.37 points or 0.6 per cent.

Jan 23, 2020 05:51 PM

Malaysia: Shares close lower on Thursday

MALAYSIA share prices closed lower on Thursday, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index down 3.54...

Jan 23, 2020 04:31 PM

Europe: Stocks open lower on virus fears

[LONDON] Europe's main equity markets slid at the open on Thursday after earlier losses in Asia, as fears grew over...

Jan 23, 2020 04:27 PM

Hong Kong: Stocks sharply down on virus fears

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong equities closed sharply lower on Thursday as investors took flight over the deadly SARS-like...

Jan 23, 2020 03:54 PM

South Korea: Stocks, won drop over mounting fears of coronavirus

[SEOUL] South Korean shares ended almost 1 per cent lower on Thursday as fears of the spread of a new flu-like virus...

Jan 23, 2020 02:54 PM

Tokyo: Nikkei down nearly 1% on virus outbreak fears

[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index lost nearly 1 per cent on Thursday with the yen edging up and risk appetite...


BT WEEKLY

Jan 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Looking into the crystal ball

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC Two predictions for 2020 (in business/industry or global affairs): one that you wish to see...

Jan 20, 2020 05:50 AM
TOPLINE

PhillipCapital sets sights on new growth areas, diversification

FINANCIAL house PhillipCapital wants to wade deeper into the small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) space from its...

Jan 22, 2020 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2020

SMEs need more liquidity, access to digital solutions: SBF

THE Singapore Business Federation (SBF) SME Committee on Tuesday called for increased liquidity and greater access...

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Digitise services to meet client's expectations

BUSINESS-to-business (B2B) customers are increasingly expecting a business-to-consumer (B2C) experience, said...

Jan 22, 2020 05:50 AM

Eastspring aims to double AUM by 2024

EASTSPRING Investments, a subsidiary of Prudential plc, has set its sights on an ambitious target to more than...

Jan 17, 2020 05:50 AM
DINING OUT

Predictable Chinese cooking at Jia He

NOT every restaurant can be a star. We get that. Just as an army has its generals and elite commandos, it also needs...

Jan 18, 2020 05:50 AM

What the hype: Pumped up kicks and the sneaker resale market

On New Year’s eve, a sneaker collaboration with German sportswear giant Adidas and gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins was...

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CUBICLE FILES

Why spotting "hidden influencers" at work matters

WHEN one thinks of influencers these days, it is usually in a less-than-flattering light. Often dismissed as jobless...

Jan 17, 2020 05:50 AM

Qipao Power: The Cheongsam gets more fashion relevance

THE QIPAO MAY no longer be a common sight on the streets of China. But fashionistas across the world are embracing...

Jan 4, 2020 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Tempering income expectations in 2020

THE years since the 2008-09 global financial crisis have been difficult for income seekers and I think this is...



FOCUS

Jan 22, 2020 05:50 AM
DIGITAL BANKS

More China players emerge among bids for Singapore digibank licences

TWO more Chinese players have made public their digital wholesale banking bids in Singapore, bringing the reported...

Jan 23, 2020 01:00 PM

Prices of industrial space down 0.2% q-on-q in Q4 2019, rents flat: JTC

RENTS and prices of industrial space in Singapore remained relatively stable in the fourth quarter of last year,...

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Jan 23, 2020 01:00 PM

Singapore core inflation cooled to 1% in 2019

SINGAPORE'S core inflation - a key central bank indicator - cooled to 1 per cent in 2019, down from 1.7 per cent in...

UPDATED 3 hours 32 min ago
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Jan 23, 2020 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

CCT-CMT deal: Jury is out on whether sum of parts is better

THE chiefs of CapitaLand Mall Trust (CMT) and CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT) have called the proposed union a "...


THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Jan 18, 2020 05:50 AM

Cloud evangelist

ONE interesting aspect of technology usage and understanding in this millennium is that it has outgrown the late...

Jan 11, 2020 05:50 AM

Making the most of data

IN the past, the use of data was often viewed as a "nice-to-have" rather than a "must-have" in corporate decision-...

Jan 4, 2020 05:50 AM

Class pass

MICHEL Rochat has spent four decades - almost his entire professional life - working in higher education.

Dec 28, 2019 05:50 AM

Staying nimble

A WILLINGNESS to let go of closely held convictions is clearly a major tenet of William Liem's personal philosophy....


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