Jun 21, 2018 05:50 AM

New dawn for Noble as Goldilocks ends trench fight over debt revamp

NOBLE Group and shareholder Goldilocks Investment Company have finally buried the hatchet over the terms of a US$3.5...
Jun 21, 2018 05:50 AM

S$5m value in PropNex prospectus for agents' transfer causing a stir

A S$5 MILLION value pegged to PropNex Realty's business takeover agreement with Dennis Wee Realty (DWR) last year...
Jun 21, 2018 08:32 AM

Stocks to watch: Midas, MTQ, RHT Health Trust

THE following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Thursday.
Jun 21, 2018 09:35 AM

ExxonMobil starts up world's largest resin plant in Singapore

EXXONMOBIL has started production from two new multi-billion dollar plants producing petrochemicals used in adhesives...
Jun 21, 2018 10:21 AM

CW Group says unable to redeem SGD bonds, hires advisers

[SINGAPORE] The Hong Kong-listed group expects it won’t be able to repay a SGD notes due on June 25 and pay dividend...
Jun 20, 2018 10:48 PM

Najib explains why he had so many luxury handbags, lots of cash, jewellery

[LANGKAWI, Malaysia] Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak says he shouldn't be blamed for the multi-billion...
Jun 21, 2018 05:50 AM

PayNow expanding scope to include businesses

FROM August 13, businesses will be able to send and receive funds from customers and other businesses through peer-to-...
Jun 21, 2018 06:23 AM

'Strong' case for further rate hikes: Federal Reserve's Powell

[WASHINGTON] Historically low unemployment and signs of rising inflation mean there is a "strong" case for...
Jun 21, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore can use less cash and be cheque-free by 2025: Ong Ye Kung

E-PAYMENTS are catching on and the government hopes to further reduce the use of cash and make Singapore cheque-free by...

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Jun 21, 2018 10:00 AM

Hong Kong: Stocks edge up at open

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks rose slightly in the first few minutes of trade Thursday as markets stabilise after the...
Jun 21, 2018 09:20 AM

Malaysia: Shares open lower on Thursday

MALAYSIA share prices opened lower on Thursday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index down 0.47...
Jun 21, 2018 09:18 AM

Singapore shares open higher on Thursday; STI up 0.1% to 3,318.5

SINGAPORE stocks opened 0.1 per cent higher on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index rising 2.6 points to 3,318.5 as...
Jun 21, 2018 08:54 AM

Asia: Stocks edge higher; US dollar, treasuries steady

[SYDNEY] Asian stocks had a muted start to trading Thursday as concern simmers about an escalation of trade tensions...
Jun 21, 2018 08:42 AM

Xiaomi starts taking orders for up to US$6.1b Hong Kong IPO

[HONG KONG] Xiaomi Corp started taking orders for the world's biggest initial public offering (IPO) in nearly two...
Jun 21, 2018 08:32 AM

Stocks to watch: Midas, MTQ, RHT Health Trust

THE following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Thursday.

BT WEEKLY

Jun 18, 2018 05:50 AM
TOPLINE

Building lifestyle developments in China

ASIA-PACIFIC Strategic Investments Ltd (APSIL), a Catalist-listed small-cap company backed by Singapore tycoon Oei Hong...
Jun 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Asian twists in the spotlight

WITH all the look-at-me sparkly steel and perfect landscaping that make up the achingly stylish new Marina One, it...

LIFESTYLE

Jun 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Chang Theng Hwee

TRAVELLERS WHO HAVE booked a holiday from bespoke travel company Country Holidays would know Chang Theng Hwee. The...
Jun 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Discover Your Inner Craftsman

WHEN ALVIN TAN enrolled in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa) in 1997, there were no ceramics studios in Singapore...
Jun 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Morning Cuppa

The World Cup has just started and while you can stock up on beer easily by just ordering online, making a good cup of...

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