US-CHINA TECH WAR

Asian markets spooked by US-China tech row

ASIA markets fell on Friday following a knee-jerk reaction towards President Donald Trump's executive orders to ban United States transactions with China's tech giant Tencent and ByteDance, the owner of video-sharing app TikTok.

Singapore's lowered dividend yield still outperforms region

WHILE the perception of Singapore as a safe haven for investors may have weakened with dividend cuts by companies in major sectors, analysts are still expecting dividend payouts here to fare better than elsewhere in the region.

Hot stock: SGX climbs after unveiling surprise higher dividend

SHARES of the Singapore Exchange (SGX) gained on Monday, bucking the broad-market trend after the bourse operator made a surprise move to raise its final quarterly dividend to 8.0 Singapore cents per share, up from 7.5 cents a year ago.

VIRUS OUTBREAK

SIA takes further action to cut costs, including early retirement scheme

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) has implemented more measures to slash costs after posting a record quarterly loss, including deeper pay cuts for the bosses, a 10 per cent salary reduction for other employees, and early retirement for pilots and ground staff, according to a memo to staff seen by The...

Air Line Pilots Association disagrees with SIA's cost-cutting measures

THE Air Line Pilots Association, Singapore (Alpa-S) disagrees with the new measures implemented by Singapore Arlines (SIA) on pilots to slash costs, and will be taking the matter up to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in the coming days, the union said in a newsletter to members on Thursday...

VIRUS OUTBREAK: BT EXCLUSIVE

Doctor's in, but prognosis is for a slow recovery amid weak medical tourism

THE resumption of more healthcare services has been a shot in the arm for hospital and clinic operators, as domestic demand picks up. But a recovery will be gradual due to the loss of earnings from medical tourism, as well early restrictions on healthcare services.

RMG benefits from early investment in healthcare app; H1 net profit falls 38.2%

RAFFLES Medical Group's early investment in its digital healthcare platform, RafflesConnect, has allowed its hospitals and clinics here to integrate offline and online services to better serve patients amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

STOCKS

STI dips 1.3% as factory output falls

SINGAPORE shares retreated on Friday, following disappointing industrial production figures that exacerbated worries about economic weakness.

STI sinks into the red as factory output falls

SINGAPORE shares retreated on Friday, following disappointing industrial production figures that exacerbated worries about economic weakness. 

STOCKS

STI up 0.7%, led by gains in Reits and business trusts

SINGAPORE shares were pushed into positive territory on Thursday, led by gains from real estate investment trusts (Reits) and business trusts, eclipsing worries of escalating United States-China trade tensions.

HOT STOCK

Asian Healthcare Specialists up 34.8% on partnership with Heliconia

SHARES of Asian Healthcare Specialists (AHS) rose 34.8 per cent to S$0.24 on Thursday following news that it had entered a partnership with Temasek Holdings' Heliconia unit to pursue healthcare investments in South-east Asia, though some questioned if the deal was more favourable to Heliconia....

STI up 0.7%, led by Reits and business trusts

SINGAPORE shares were pushed into positive territory on Thursday, led by gains from real estate investment trusts (Reits) and business trusts, eclipsing worries of escalating United States-China trade tensions.

Wellness company Crigen debuts on 1exchange, eyes listing in Australia

MALAYSIA-BASED wellness and aesthetics services operator Crigen Resources on Wednesday made its debut on 1exchange (1X), Singapore's only regulated private securities exchange, to support expansion and listing plans of its wholly-operated company Danai Spa.

STOCKS

Surge in Covid-19 cases weigh on markets, STI down 1.3%

SINGAPORE shares fell alongside most Asian equity markets on Wednesday, following a surge in coronavirus cases.

Surge in Covid-19 cases weigh on markets, STI down 1.3%

SINGAPORE shares fell alongside most Asian equity markets on Wednesday, following a surge in coronavirus cases. 

Wellness company Crigen debuts on 1exchange, eyes public listing in Australia

MALAYSIA-BASED wellness and aesthetics services operator Crigen Resources on Wednesday listed 28 per cent of its shares at an aggregate value of S$2 million on 1exchange (1X), Singapore's only regulated private securities exchange.

Temasek's one-year return turns negative, portfolio value dips to S$306b

TEMASEK Holdings' one-year total shareholder return (TSR) has fallen into negative territory, to -2.3 per cent for the 12 months ended March 31, 2020, according to its preliminary portfolio performance released on Tuesday.

STOCKS

STI ticks up on fresh hopes of virus vaccine and EU stimulus deal

SINGAPORE shares rose on Tuesday, reversing Monday's lacklustre performance amid renewed hopes for a virus vaccine and the European Union stimulus deal.

STI up 0.5% on fresh hopes of virus vaccine and EU stimulus deal

SINGAPORE shares rose on Tuesday, reversing Monday's lacklustre performance amid renewed hopes for a virus vaccine and the European Union stimulus deal. 

Temasek's one-year return turns negative, portfolio value dips to S$306b

TEMASEK Holdings' one-year total shareholder return (TSR) has fallen into negative territory, to -2.3 per cent for the 12 months ended March 31, 2020, according to its preliminary portfolio performance released on Tuesday.

STOCKS

STI sees subdued trading session; regional bourses also quiet

SINGAPORE shares put up a muted trading performance on Monday, with the Straits Times Index (STI) closing the day barely changed at 2,616.30, down 0.08 per cent or 2.18 points.

STI sees subdued trading session, down 0.08%

SINGAPORE shares put up a muted trading performance on Monday, with the Straits Times Index (STI) closing the day barely changed at 2,616.30, down 0.08 per cent or 2.18 points. 

Qian Hu swings into H1 loss, hurt by dearth of cargo flights

MAINBOARD-LISTED integrated fish service provider Qian Hu has swung into the red for the first half, with the drastic reduction of cargo flights as a result of the coronavirus outbreak hurting its sales.

Qian Hu swings into loss for H1, hurt by dearth of cargo flights

MAINBOARD-LISTED integrated fish service provider Qian Hu has swung into the red for the first half, with the drastic reduction of cargo flights as a result of the virus outbreak hurting its fish sales.

Family offices temporarily reduce risk profile amid Covid-19: UBS report

GLOBAL family offices have shifted towards risk-averse asset classes such as cash and gold, with these offering a buffer for their portfolio amid uncertain times, the UBS' 2020 Global Family Office Report showed.