TOP STORIES

StarHub, M1 join forces to vie for Singapore 5G network licence

STARHUB and M1 on Thursday announced an exclusive pact to jointly bid for a 5G network...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Home sales achieve soft landing in 2019 with 2.7% price gain

DEVELOPERS should breathe easier as the private home market seems to have achieved a...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Why startups need to tread carefully with data

FEW of us question how our data is collected, with or without our consent. The reality...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE ECONOMY

2019 core inflation comes in at 1%; MAS likely to stand pat in April review

SINGAPORE'S central bank will probably leave monetary policy untouched at its next...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Citizen labour trends track those of residents: MOM

LABOUR statistics for Singapore citizens track closely those for all residents - that...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Office rental cycle has peaked; retail rents may have bottomed out

IT SEEMS a tale of two cities between Singapore's office and rental markets, going by...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM
PM LEE'S CHINESE NEW YEAR MESSAGE

Wuhan virus so far does not appear to be as deadly as Sars: PM

SINGAPORE is well prepared to handle the fight against the Wuhan virus, said Prime...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM
WUHAN VIRUS OUTBREAK

Singapore confirms China visitor as 1st case

A CHINA national has tested positive for the Wuhan virus in Singapore, with another...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM
WUHAN VIRUS OUTBREAK

China locks down two cities at epicentre of virus outbreak

CHINA put on lockdown on Thursday two cities at the epicentre of a new coronavirus...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Temasek, EQT to invest US$500m in India renewable energy projects

SINGAPORE state investment firm Temasek Holdings and Sweden-based asset manager EQT...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

SGX invests 186m euros in index firm; Q2 net profit up 3%

SINGAPORE Exchange (SGX) is coughing out 186 million euros in cash (S$280 million) for...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Keppel Corp Q4 net profit up on better showing from most divisions

MAINBOARD-LISTED conglomerate Keppel Corporation reported 41.5 per cent higher net...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Global Invacom - much promise, but not yet 'ready to launch'

SOME companies are easier to dress up than others and while they do many things right...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Frasers Hospitality Trust posts higher Q1 DPS of 1.3301 S cents

FRASERS Hospitality Trust on Thursday posted a first-quarter distribution per stapled...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Allied Tech CEO, CFO to assist in CAD probe

ALLIED Technologies' chief executive officer Clement Leow Wee Kia and chief financial...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Shareholders of Alita Resources seek answers amid 'forced takeover'

SHAREHOLDERS of Alita Resources, formerly Alliance Mineral Assets, will see their...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

ESR-Reit DPU for Q4 slips 0.5% to S$0.01

ESR-REIT'S distribution per unit (DPU) slipped 0.5 per cent to one Singapore cent for...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Frasers Property buying London office buildings for £135m

A SUBSIDIARY of Frasers Property is acquiring the entire stake in Bedfont Lakes which...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Cache Logistics Trust Q4 DPU falls 8.4% to 1.376 S cents

CACHE Logistics Trust's distribution per unit (DPU) fell 8.4 per cent to 1.376...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

TUAN Sing Holdings' net profit slumped 73 per cent to S$31.4 million for the fourth...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Virus fears continue to unsettle investors

WALL Street turned in a slightly positive showing on Wednesday, thanks to strong...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Yen jumps, yuan sags on Wuhan virus fears

THE Japanese yen strengthened and China's yuan fell to a two-week low on Thursday, as...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Prices, rents of industrial space stable in 2019; new supply to rise significantly this year: JTC

PRICES and rents of industrial space remained relatively stable in 2019 despite the...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

HDB resale volume and prices inch up in Q4 2019

MORE Housing and Development Board (HDB) resale flats changed hands in the fourth...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Czech tycoon's CPI Property sells S$150m perp in market first

THE first European non-bank issuer has made its debut in the Singapore dollar (SGD)...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

AMTD, Xiaomi to create fintech programme with SMU and NUS

HONG Kong investment bank AMTD Group and the financial services arm of Chinese tech...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Bank Indonesia stands pat on key interest rate

INDONESIA'S central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged for a third...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Australian dollar cheers jobs data, New Zealand dollar holds steady

THE Australian dollar jumped on Thursday after data showed the country's unemployment...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Malaysia's 5G plan follows China's path

MALAYSIA is offering airwaves for 5G networks at little cost to carriers to reduce the...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Bangkok steps up its fight against plastic trash

TWO things Thailand is famous for are its delicious street food and its wonderful...

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Home-Fix gets High Court nod for debt restructuring

HOME-FIX will now undergo debt restructuring for the next six months, after financial...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Indian housewives become gig economy chefs

RASHMI Sahijwala never expected to start working at the age of 59, let alone join...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Singapore keeps high score in fight against graft

SINGAPORE has maintained its high global score in its fight against corruption even as...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

ECB launches 'strategic review', leaves policy unchanged

THE European Central Bank (ECB) left its policy unchanged on Thursday and launched a "...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Japan exports shrink for 13th month in further blow to economy

JAPAN'S exports fell for a 13th straight month in December, hurt by US-bound shipments...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

A better world through better business

THE debate around the role of business in society is not new. Yet the discussion has...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Data matters, but trust determines value, says new study

IF RAW data is compared in value to crude oil, the data deluge should be akin to a...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

OPINION

EDITORIAL

Two camps on China-US ties: Engagement Plus vs a new cold war

THE conventional wisdom in the aftermath of the signing of the Phase One trade pact...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

A new phase of diplomacy beckons

THE United Kingdom's government is making final preparations for departure from the...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Payment Services Act: The case for reviewing e-wallet caps

NOT all Singaporeans will notice when the Payment Services Act takes effect on Jan 28...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Trump's backward march on trade

FOLLOWING America's disastrous 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, the subsequent...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

More than hope needed to build a sustainable future

2019 was the year that sustainability went mainstream. From the global climate strike...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

DINING OUT

Black Marble offers some suburban shine

FOR a suburban shopping centre, we don't know what gauge Raffles Holland V Mall uses...

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Searching for distinctive character of California syrah

SOME wines confirm assumptions. Others shock the system.

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Joey Yap, Chinese Metaphysics Consultant & Academy Founder

WHEN JOEY YAP speaks, everyone listens. He commands an audience of thousands at his...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Hong Bao Bao

Don't leave home this Chinese New Year without your Mandarin oranges.

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Go For Gold

Need a last minute Chinese New Year touch for the home?

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Award-Winning Cinema

If mainstream Chinese New Year blockbusters aren't your cup of tea, head to The...

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Chinese Folklore

The 7 Sages of the Bamboo Grove is a classic story in Chinese folklore about a group...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Cable Goodies

No Netflix? No worries because StarHub Entertainment has got your back.

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

In Praise Of Friendship

Danez Smith is one of the most exciting young poets today.

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Showroom SPA

The sales pitch 'try before you buy' becomes a reality at the Kohler Experience Centre...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Baker Boy

Tiong Bahru Bakery adds a new menu and an extension to its name with the rebranding of...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

On the dining trail in Fukuoka

IT LACKS the razzle-dazzle of Tokyo, the ancient traditions of Kyoto and the pristine...

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A Minimalist Touch

YOU WON’T FIND a profusion of kumquat trees or bright red scrolls decorating Rachel...

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Heavy Metal

LUXURY WATCH BRANDS are steeling themselves for the next design trend - literally. In...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Back in Time

Watch fans on a budget usually have to wait years for a watchmaker to roll out a...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore Art Week 2020: Its best yet

AT THE DE:VOTED art show at Helutrans, artist Urich Lau had set up a 360 degree video...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Doing business the Disney way

IN THE LATE 1980s, Bob Iger – then head of ABC Entertainment – greenlit a TV series...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Keeping Traditions Alive

FOR MANY CHINESE families, the reunion dinner is perhaps the most important meal of...

PUBLISHED Jan 24, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jan 24, 2020 06:45 PM

Thailand confirms fifth case of Wuhan virus

[BANGKOK] Thailand on Friday confirmed its fifth case of the new coronavirus, a senior public health official said,...

Jan 24, 2020 06:30 PM

Daily Debrief: What Happened Today

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Jan 24, 2020 06:03 PM

No qualms for India's hangman before first job of executing rapists

[MEERUT] Pawan Kumar feels zero sympathy for the four men he is due to hang next month for a 2012 gang rape and...

Jan 24, 2020 05:43 PM

Malaysian rights group sues Singapore minister over 'fake news' directive

[KUALA LUMPUR] A Malaysian rights group filed a suit in a domestic court against a Singapore minister on Friday,...

Jan 24, 2020 05:22 PM

Euro zone economy remains weak in new year but some signs of hope

[LONDON] Euro zone business activity remained weak at the start of the year, a survey showed a day after the...

Jan 24, 2020 04:49 PM

EU chiefs sign Brexit deal ahead of parliamentary vote

[BRUSSELS] Brussels' two top officials, the presidents of the European Commission and the European Council, signed...

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