Dec 4, 2020 05:50 AM
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

A time for reinvention

IT MAY BE SOMEWHAT IMPOLITIC to say it. But if there's one public fi gure who's having a good 2020, it's actress...

Dec 5, 2020 05:50 AM

Home sweet home-based businesses

"They have not been burdened by the kinds of fixed costs that retail establishments face in rentals and overheads,...

Dec 4, 2020 05:50 AM
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

A design perspective

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED TO Nathan Yong on the way to becoming a furniture designer: he got hooked on Seinfeld. The TV...

Dec 5, 2020 05:50 AM

Window of opportunity

FIRMS still standing must be thinking that the worst is over, after having seen the coronavirus pandemic sweep away...

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 5, 2020 12:07 PM

Malaysian goldsmiths mould a profit out of pandemic

[KOTA BHARU, MALAYSIA] In a backroom workshop in Malaysia, goldsmiths with blowtorches and chisels sit at wooden...

Dec 5, 2020 11:38 AM

Austrian ex-finance minister gets eight years in jail for corruption

[VIENNA] A Vienna court on Friday sentenced a flamboyant, jet-setting former Austrian finance minister to eight...

Dec 5, 2020 11:09 AM

TikTok sale deadline on hold as talks with US continue

[SAN FRANCISCO] A deadline set by the Trump administration for the forced sale of TikTok's US assets will come and...

Dec 5, 2020 10:31 AM

South Korea reports 583 coronavirus cases, off nine-month high

[SEOUL] South Korea reported 583 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, down from the previous day's 629, which was...

Dec 5, 2020 10:17 AM

San Francisco mayor orders strict new lockdowns as pandemic spirals

[LOS ANGELES] The mayor of San Francisco on Friday ordered new lockdowns and business restrictions across the Bay...

Dec 4, 2020 05:50 AM
DESIGN

All dressed up

YOU WOULD THINK THAT with three kids under the age of four, three dogs, five cats and two turtles to take care of,...

Dec 4, 2020 05:50 AM
BTLuxe-Cold Storage Dining Special

Fantastic Feasts – and how to cook them

FORGET about running around all over town to shop for Christmas dinner ingredients, and cracking your head for...

Dec 5, 2020 05:50 AM
DIGITAL BANKS

Grab-Singtel group puts cybersecurity at top of digital bank agenda

GRAB and Singtel's consortium is making cybersecurity a top priority for their digital bank. This comes as the new...

Dec 5, 2020 05:50 AM
SABANA-ESR MERGER

Sabana's activist investors to fast-track plan to internalise management after merger with ESR scuppered

ACTIVIST unitholders got to work fast after the proposed merger between ESR-Reit and Sabana Reit fell through on...

Dec 5, 2020 05:50 AM
THE SCIENCE OF WEALTH

Billions in SRS, delayed gratification, and the need to do more now

IT SEEMS obvious. Top up your Supplementary Retirement Scheme (SRS) and get 2020 tax relief of up to S$3,366 for...

Dec 5, 2020 05:50 AM
SATURDAY SOAPBOX

Have Covid-19 passport, will travel

NIETZSCHE was right. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Having survived oil embargoes, SARS, and market crashes...

Dec 5, 2020 05:50 AM
THE STEERING COLUMN

Ferrari F8 Spider review: A convertible bond

THERE are a million reasons to buy a convertible like the Ferrari F8 Tributo, and probably a million reasons not to...

Dec 5, 2020 05:50 AM
HEALTH

The smart watch: telemetry for humans?

I RECENTLY bought a new Apple watch, now in its sixth edition since it first launched in 2015. I noted with...

Dec 2, 2020 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Retail landlords must reinvent the shopping mall to thrive in new normal

IN recent years, retail landlords have been working to tweak their tenant mix by bringing in more activities and...

Dec 1, 2020 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

No success in telcos' fight to grow profits

LOCAL telcos Singtel and StarHub both turned in double-digit declines in underlying earnings for the latest...

Nov 25, 2020 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Investors would be better served if IFAs were to widen the scope of their advice

DELOITTE & Touche Corporate Finance, as the independent financial adviser (IFA) on Sabana Reit's proposed merger...

Nov 18, 2020 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Time for Hyflux's PnP holders to move on as firm enters judicial management

FROM the get-go, the restructuring of Hyflux had placed special attention on the 34,000 perpetual and preference...



ASEAN BUSINESS

Dec 4, 2020 05:49 PM

Consultancy urges Indonesia to adopt remote working post-pandemic

INDONESIA could stand to make a bigger shift towards remote working, one consulting firm has said.

GARAGE

Dec 5, 2020 05:50 AM
DIGITAL BANKS

Grab-Singtel group puts cybersecurity at top of digital bank agenda

GRAB and Singtel's consortium is making cybersecurity a top priority for their digital bank. This comes as the new...


STOCKS

MARKET TODAY:
Dec 5, 2020 06:29 AM

Europe: Shares rise on oil gains, stimulus hopes

[BENGALURU] Oil stocks lifted European shares on Friday, with London's blue-chip index hitting nine-month highs,...

Dec 5, 2020 06:23 AM

US: Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq all end at records, extending rally

[NEW YORK] Wall Street stocks surged to fresh records Friday, extending a post-election rally as disappointing US...

Dec 5, 2020 05:50 AM
BROKERS' TAKE

Yangzijiang undervalued, set to bottom out, says DBS

YANGZIJIANG Shipbuilding (YZJ) is a "conviction buy", DBS Group Research said on Friday, as it noted that the...

Dec 5, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Singapore shares end week in the black, STI up 0.62%

SINGAPORE shares extended their gains on Friday to end the week in the black, with the benchmark Straits Times Index...

Dec 4, 2020 10:47 PM

US: Wall St opens near record highs as grim jobs data fuels stimulus hopes

[NEW YORK] Wall Street's main indexes opened near all-time highs on Friday as worse-than-expected jobs growth in...

Dec 4, 2020 05:43 PM

Singapore shares end the week in the black, STI up 0.62%

SINGAPORE shares extended their gains on Friday to end the week in the black, with the benchmark Straits Times Index...


FOCUS

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Dec 5, 2020 10:31 AM

South Korea reports 583 coronavirus cases, off nine-month high

[SEOUL] South Korea reported 583 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, down from the previous day's 629, which was...

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Dec 5, 2020 05:50 AM
DIGITAL BANKS

StanChart Singapore mulls digital-only bank under 'rooted foreign bank' framework

STANCHART Singapore on Friday told The Business Times it is exploring an additional banking licence under the...

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Dec 5, 2020 05:50 AM
BROKERS’ TAKE

Acquisition growth to continue for industrial S-Reits in 2021

DBS Group Research expects Singapore industrial real estate investment trusts (Reits) to deliver 5 per cent growth...

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Jul 20, 2020 05:50 AM
SKILLSFUTURE FORUM

SkillsFuture Month 2020

THIS year's SkillsFuture Month, taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic, will feature a series of mostly virtual...


THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Window of opportunity

Faced with tougher challenges in a post-Covid world, firms must get cracking now, says Renee McGowan, CEO Asia of Mercer. What they do in the next 12 months will define them for decades to come, she believes.

For the love of science

Leading the region from lockdown in Dublin, Merck Biopharma's new Asia Pac VP Liz Henderson talks about the challenges - and opportunities - in supplying medicine to the highly diverse markets, including a possible cure for cancer.

Connecting Cloud to Asean

Alibaba Cloud's Lancelot Guo wants to capture the surging demand for intelligent cloud services in the burgeoning market.

Fuelling the future

There are diverse paths on the journey to a decarbonised world, says Jochen Eickholt, who leads the charge at Siemens Energy in supporting customer transitions to a more sustainable energy future.


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