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SINGAPORE ECONOMY

Growth doubts linger as Singapore thinly skirts technical recession

SINGAPORE'S economy looks to have barely budged in the third quarter, in a Ministry of...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Technical recession or not, underlying factors matter more

SINGAPORE'S narrow escape from recession in the third quarter may be good news for...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

CapBridge gets nod to include retail investors

RETAIL investors wanting to get in on the burgeoning private equity space can now...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

TransferWise rolls out multicurrency debit card in Singapore

UK-BASED fintech player TransferWise has ruled out applying for a digital bank licence...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE ECONOMY

MAS eases monetary policy 'slightly' in October

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has eased monetary policy "slightly" in its...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Pundits retain SGD's end-year forecast of 1.39-1.41 against greenback

ANALYSTS did not budge from end-year forecasts that the Singapore dollar could weaken...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Two Belmont Rd GCBs being sold

TWO freehold bungalows along Belmont Road, the subject of mortgagee sales, are...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Car COE supply to dip slightly for Nov-to-Jan period

CAR buyers will see a slight dip in Certificate of Entitlement (COE) supply for the...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

EDBI joins dental 3D printing firm's latest funding round

SINGAPORE Economic Development Board corporate investment arm EDBI is among the...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

JLC Advisors' Jeffrey Ong faces more charges

THE JLC Advisors lawyer allegedly linked to Allied Technologies' missing S$33 million...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Johor's Tanjung Pelepas Port looks to more than double its capacity by 2030

MALAYSIA'S southernmost port Tanjung Pelepas is seeking an expansion plan to...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Should Isetan have disclosed offer for its Wisma Atria stake?

ISETAN Singapore may be facing a testing time, like many traditional retailers, as a...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Auditors issue disclaimers of opinion on Pacific Star, Capital World FY19 results

THE auditors of both Capital World and Pacific Star Development have flagged...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Stephen Riady's son to become deputy CEO of OUE

THE son of Indonesian tycoon Stephen Riady will be promoted to deputy chief executive...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Yoma, energy unit of Ayala Corp to tap renewables in Myanmar

MYANMAR-FOCUSED Yoma Strategic Holdings will form a strategic partnership with AC...

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Keppel Infrastructure Trust keeps Q3 DPU unchanged at 0.93 cent

KEPPEL Infrastructure Trust (KIT) on Monday reported a distribution per unit (DPU) of...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Tuan Sing unit to issue 3-year, 2.8% notes

SUPERLUCK Properties, a wholly-owned subsidiary of mainboard-listed property developer...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

CHIP Eng Seng has entered into a 70-30 joint venture with partner Tropical...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Trade deal hopes boost Asian markets

REGIONAL markets gained on Monday, lapping up the possibility of a US-China trade deal...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Yen, Swiss franc gain on ebbing trade optimism

THE Swiss franc and Japanese yen rose on Monday as investors headed into safer assets...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Singapore's Q3 property investment sales surge to S$16.7b: report

REAL estate investment sales in the third quarter more than doubled to S$16.74 billion...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Lian Beng posts 21% rise in Q1 earnings on associates' profits

LIAN Beng Group saw its first-quarter net profit rise 21.3 per cent from the same...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Cominar Reit exploring options for Montreal's Central Station

COMINAR Reit has hired bankers to explore options - including a possible sale - for...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

World's first co-living fund seeks £650m to build London housing

REAL estate investment manager DTZ Investors and co-living developer the Collective...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Holland Village car park up for sale with S$32m indicative price

A FREEHOLD car park at Holland Road Shopping Centre is up for sale via expression of...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

India property slump leaves banks exposed

INDIA might have thought the worst of a bad loans crisis was past, but a severe cash...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

China shoppers and investors losing their interest in gold

CHINA'S shoppers and investors lost their appetite for gold this year - and there's...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

China's rare earth exports down nearly 18% in September

CHINA'S rare earth exports in September fell 17.9 per cent from August, customs data...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

New Zealand creates unit to target, disrupt online extremism

NEW Zealand will establish a team of investigators dedicated solely to tackling online...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Mobile phones back in Indian Kashmir, but internet still down

MOBILE phone networks were restored in Indian Kashmir on Monday after a 72-day...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Singapore Shipping Association building e-registry based on blockchain

A BLOCKCHAIN-BASED ship registration preparation system for international adoption is...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

New US ban on Chinese tech firms unlikely to have long-term impact: analysts

THE new ban announced by US President Donald Trump last week on 28 Chinese technology...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Digital art a bridge for Sota students and persons with muscular dystrophy

MEMBERS of the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Singapore (MDAS) and students from...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Keppel Club raises record S$1.28m for charity

THE future of Keppel Club is bleak, for its land lease ends in 2021 and the prime area...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

SME

Explomo banks on the Big Bang

How would you describe standing a foot away from an explosive device? A misfortune,...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Data governance: Key to unlocking a firm's most valuable asset

BUSINESSES today have an untapped valuable asset sitting in their organisation: data...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

Companies alone cannot hope to force social change

IT WAS a tough week for US companies doing business in China. Tiffany cancelled an ad...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Still far from certain that US-China trade spat is near settlement

THE stock market cheer at the interim trade deal between the United States and China...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

The importance of training staff in digital dexterity

IT IS ironic that in a progressive, technologically advanced nation like Singapore, so...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

We need a new capitalism where we do well and do good

CAPITALISM, I acknowledge, has been good to me.

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

Why this will be crunch week for Europe

THIS week's European Union (EU) summit could be one of the most important for the...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Cultivating a culture of individual accountability

I REFER to the article "Good governance is an imperative among charities as well" (BT...

PUBLISHED Oct 15, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Oct 15, 2019 07:56 AM

Paytm nears US$2b from backers including SoftBank, Ant Financial: source

[BANGALORE] Indian fintech giant Paytm is close to scoring US$2 billion of new financing from investors including...

Oct 15, 2019 07:47 AM

Asia's best Reits may lose appeal as rally trims Thai yields

[BANGKOK] Thailand's real estate investment trusts (Reits) have outperformed their Asian peers amid lower borrowing...

Oct 15, 2019 07:02 AM

BR Properties scoops up Sao Paulo towers for 766m reais

[RIO DE JANEIRO] Brazil's BR Properties SA has agreed to buy part of a large mixed-use development in Sao Paulo for...

Oct 15, 2019 07:00 AM

Capitol Hill girds for impeachment row, as Trump ex-aide testifies

[WASHINGTON] US lawmakers returning from a two-week break braced for an impeachment brawl in Washington, as a former...

Oct 15, 2019 06:56 AM

58 dead, rescuers in 'day and night' hunt for missing after Japan typhoon

[TOKYO] Fresh rain threatened to hamper efforts by tens of thousands of Japanese rescuers searching for survivors...

Oct 15, 2019 06:53 AM

Warning Turkey, Trump authorises sanctions and slaps steel tariffs

[WASHINGTON] US President Donald Trump on Monday authorised sanctions on Turkey's leaders, reimposed steel tariffs...

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