STI begins the week with 0.8% gain

SINGAPORE stocks kicked off the week on a positive start, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) ending the day up 0.77 per cent or 19.46 points to close at 2,552.42.

Singapore open to virtual shareholder meetings in post-Covid times: MAS

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) are open to allowing hybrid and fully virtual shareholder meeting formats as a long-term option, should they "be carried out effectively", said MAS's deputy managing director in charge of financial...

Singapore welcomes maiden arrival of world's largest LNG-powered containership

SINGAPORE on Monday welcomed the maiden arrival of the world's largest containership to be fully-powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the CMA CGM-PSA Lion Terminal.

No impact likely on prices for projects nearing completion from government's further relief measures

THE latest relief measures for developers which offer a further six-month extension for project completion is not expected to impact the prices of projects with completion dates in the next couple of years.

BT senior correspondent Ben Paul among winners at SGX Orb Awards

BUSINESS Times senior correspondent Ben Paul has bagged an SGX (Singapore Exchange) Orb Award for his column on the Brooks Brothers bankruptcy.

VIRUS OUTBREAK: REIGNITING AIR TRAVEL

Changi falls from 7th to 58th on the world's busiest airport list

ONCE the seventh busiest airport in the world for international passenger traffic, Changi Airport has now slipped to 58th place.

STOCKS

STI extends gains on Trump's return to White House

SINGAPORE stocks continued to gain traction on Tuesday, following the trend in world equities as news of US president Donald Trump's return to the White House lifted investors' confidence.

STI extends rally upon Trump's return to White House, gains 0.5%

SINGAPORE stocks continued to gain traction on Tuesday, following the trend in world equities as news of US president Donald Trump's return to the White House led to an uplift in investors' confidence.

Taskforce to explore other options to facilitate inbound travellers: Ong Ye Kung

THE multi-ministry taskforce will explore "other practical schemes" to welcome travellers from countries with higher infection rates but are "economically important" to Singapore, said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung in his ministerial statement on Tuesday.

Testing capacity, control of virus spread key to restoring aviation links: Ong Ye Kung

INCREASED testing capacity and advancements in testing technology could replace border closures and stay-home notices - which are big deterrents for travel - on a selective basis, said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung in Parliament on Tuesday.

Phillip SGD money market ETF debuts on SGX with initial AUM of S$100m

THE first Singapore-domiciled money market exchange-traded fund (ETF) started trading on the Singapore bourse on Monday with S$100 million in initial assets under management.

SGX shares guide and best practices on algorithmic trading

THE Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) on Friday launched its first algorithmic trading regulatory guide to share with its member firms some of the "best practices and observations made" surrounding this means of trading, in hopes of preventing algorithmic traders from disrupting the...

Singapore stocks lose 2.7% of value in September; STI sees another monthly decline

THE market capitalisation of Singapore-listed stocks fell 2.7 per cent month-on-month (m-o-m) in September - to S$739.9 billion - weighed down by Catalist-listed counters.

PROPERTY DEMAND

Private home purchases at odds with headline economic toll

THE Covid-19 pandemic has brought about grim news of job retrenchments, wage cuts and a recession - and yet, the property market seems abuzz with activity, with demand for private residential homes on the rise.

New Tuas Nexus facility can be poster child for regional foray into waste and water treatment

THE construction of the new Tuas Nexus facility may very well open doors for companies involved in the development to carry out similar projects elsewhere in the region, as interest for such integrated facilities start to gain traction, said industry experts The Business Times spoke to.

ERA Singapore sells house in eight minutes at its first virtual property auction

REAL estate agency ERA Singapore sold a two-and-a-half storey semi-detached house for S$3.4 million in eight minutes at its first virtual property auction on Monday.

TOPLINE

Singtel unit NCS eyes regional growth

AMID the Covid-19 pandemic, information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider NCS is one of the few lucky firms whose operations have been left largely unscathed. In fact, with the acceleration of digitalisation in the current climate working in its favour, the company is eyeing...

Tritech responds to SGX's queries about its sanitiser and cleaning product

IN RESPONSE to queries from the Singapore Exchange (SGX) regarding its newly developed sanitiser and cleaning product, Tritech Group on Tuesday said it had written to three government public-health agencies to obtain their approval and clearance for the manufacture and sale of the product.

Tritech responds to SGX's queries over its sanitiser and cleaning product

IN RESPONSE to queries from the Singapore Exchange (SGX) regarding its newly developed sanitiser and cleaning product, Tritech Group on Tuesday said it had written to three government public-health agencies to obtain their approval and clearance for the manufacture and sale of the product.

VIRTUAL AGMS

Virtual AGMs leave shareholders wanting the real thing

SINCE virtual annual general meetings (AGMs) became the new normal, companies and shareholders alike agree that the lack of "human touch" may not bode well for both parties in the long run.

HSA rejects claim it had approved Tritech's cleaning product

THE Health Sciences Authority (HSA) on Friday told The Business Times that it had, in fact, not approved the manufacture and sales of Tritech Group's newly developed cleaning product.

Firms not surprised by S$10b cut in forecast for construction demand

CONSTRUCTION firms say they are not surprised that the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has lowered its forecast for this year's projected construction demand by S$10 billion, given the slow recovery in the sector since resuming operations.

BCA cuts 2020 forecast for projected construction demand by S$10b

THE Building and Construction Authority (BCA) on Thursday said it has reduced its forecast for this year's projected construction demand by S$10 billion from its earlier January forecast.

BOARD DIVERSITY

Singtel, SGX, MCT lead new index on board diversity

SINGTEL, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Mapletree Commercial Trust have emerged in the overall top three places in a newly launched Singapore Board Diversity Index.

Azure-Lyte Fund finances tech startup aiming to transform the freelance ecosystem

AN issue that freelancers may often face would be the uncertainty of when they will receive their next pay cheque.