[LONDON] British employers offered staff the lowest annual pay awards in more than a year during the three months to January, adding to signs that a slower economy may be hurting wages even as...

[BEIJING] The death toll from China's new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 2,112 on Thursday after 108 more people died in Hubei province, the hard-hit epicentre of the outbreak.

[BRUSSELS] European Union leaders will clash this week over the EU's 2021-2027 budget as Britain's exit leaves a 75 billion euro (S$113 billion) hole in the bloc's finances just as it faces costly...

[PARIS] Egypt, Algeria and South Africa are at high risk of suffering from the deadly coronavirus, a study released on Wednesday suggested.

[WASHINGTON] While US trade tensions have receded, including with China, Federal Reserve officials worry the danger to the economy is not over, according to minutes of the last policy meeting...

[WASHINGTON] A top Pentagon official resigned on Wednesday at the request of Donald Trump after becoming indirectly tied to the Ukraine scandal that led to the US president's impeachment.

[RIYADH] US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Riyadh on Wednesday for talks with Saudi leaders focused on countering Tehran, his first visit since a top Iranian general's killing sent...

[BUENOS AIRES] Argentina's debt is not sustainable, the IMF concluded on Wednesday at the end of a week-long visit, urging the government to generate funds from private investors to address the...

SINGAPORE BUDGET 2020

WHILE Budget 2020's projected overall deficit is the largest in over a decade, its fiscal impulse should not be overstated, said economists. More support might be needed, not least if the Covid-19...

THE Budget put millions of much needed rescue dollars on the table for tourism-related sectors reeling from the Covid-19 outbreak. But construction got tighter quotas on skilled foreign labour,...

BREAKING NEWS

Feb 20, 2020 09:32 AM

Coronavirus outbreak slashes China's carbon emissions: study

[BEIJING] The coronavirus epidemic that has paralysed the Chinese economy may have a silver lining for the...

Feb 20, 2020 09:21 AM

Malaysia: Shares open higher on Thursday

MALAYSIA share prices opened higher on Thursday with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index up 3.19...

Feb 20, 2020 09:10 AM

Stocks to watch: CapitaLand, Sembcorp, SembMarine, Sasseur Reit, Perennial, LMIRT

THE following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their securities on Thursday:

Feb 20, 2020 09:06 AM

Perennial Real Estate Q4 earnings more than double to S$38.5m

HIGHER revenue contributions from its Singapore and China properties boosted earnings for real estate developer...

Feb 20, 2020 08:59 AM

Petrobras hits all-time profit record in 2019

[RIO DE JANEIRO] Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras missed fourth-quarter expectations, but posted a record...