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Brand new ball game

"We decided that instead of spending on advertising (to get people to sell or buy cars...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM
FORTITUDE BUDGET

Four Budgets may help avert 5 percentage point output loss

SINGAPORE'S four Budgets this year may help it avoid an annual average output loss of...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM
PERSPECTIVE

Why China may call the world's bluff on Hong Kong

CHINA long depended on Hong Kong to be everything it was not. The city's freewheeling...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM
FORTITUDE BUDGET

Government committed to rebuilding reserves: Heng Swee Keat

THE Singapore government is committed to rebuilding the country's reserves, even...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM
FORTITUDE BUDGET

Economic transformation must speed up for Singapore's survival beyond Covid-19 crisis

DESPITE Singapore's best efforts to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM
FORTITUDE BUDGET

Diversifying operations and talent pool helps medtech firm find new income streams amid Covid-19

EAGER to tap Singapore's growing reputation for healthcare innovation and to spread...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE ECONOMY

Circuit breaker sends April retail sales into sharpest fall in 30 years

SINGAPORE'S retail sales tumbled 40.5 per cent year on year in April - the sharpest...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

Secondment of construction workers to be reviewed

ORIGINAL plans for the secondment of construction workers will be reviewed, following...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

Business formation to stay subdued, cessation to pick up

NEW business formation is expected to stay subdued, while cessations may pick up in...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore building vaccine manufacturing capacity in Covid-19 fight: PM Lee

SINGAPORE is building up its vaccine manufacturing capacity even as researchers around...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

Marina Bay Sands casino probed over money laundering controls

THE Marina Bay Sands (MBS) casino - owned by American billionaire Sheldon Adelson's...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM
AGM WATCH

UOB seeks to maintain dividend policy despite Covid-19 woes

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) is targeting to maintain its 50 per cent dividend payout...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

Costs of safe management measures will pay off: Chan Chun Sing

IMPLEMENTING safe management measures at the workplace will incur some added costs and...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

Malaysia rolls out RM35b in additional stimulus

MALAYSIA has unveiled RM35 billion (S$11.4 billion) in additional stimulus to help the...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

High yield stocks provide bright spots in gloomy economy: analysts

EVEN as many companies suspend or cut dividend payments to deal with the Covid-19...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

MAS, police launch probe into EHT current, former directors over disclosures

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD)...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

Keppel O&M, Borr Drilling defer delivery of 5 jackup rigs to 2022

KEPPEL Corp on Friday said its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Offshore & Marine (...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

Geo Energy fails to get noteholders' nod to ease notes terms

INDONESIAN coal miner Geo Energy Resources said on Friday that no amendments will be...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

Oil trader Winson takes OCBC to court over Hin Leong deal

THE spectacular collapse of Singapore oil trader Hin Leong Trading has sparked another...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

CapitaLand proposes scrip dividend scheme; opens star attraction at Chongqing mall

PROPERTY giant CapitaLand has proposed a scrip dividend scheme which will allow...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Singapore shares end higher for fifth straight session, up 1.6%

THE Straits Times Index (STI) ended higher on Friday for the fifth straight session at...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

SIA Engineering on Friday said it is not aware of any information not previously...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Govt aware of risk that rental help may prolong exit of unviable businesses: Shanmugam

THE focus of extending more rental relief is more on supporting businesses that, even...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

Virus boosting demand for flexible offices

THE coronavirus outbreak may have sent most office workers into their homes, but...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

Reits (June 06-07, 2020)

Highest-yielding real estate investment trust

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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

THE BROAD VIEW

Oil honchos hit pay dirt as their companies go broke

FOR Whiting Petroleum Corp chief executive officer Brad Holly, filing for bankruptcy...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Video games are the new kings of communication

VIDEO-GAME platforms like Fortnite and Roblox have already become go-to spots to...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

For every budding baker, there are plenty of hapless home cooks

WHEN she began self-isolating in her apartment in College Station, Texas, in March,...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM
HEALTH

Our eyes: Our first defence

SGSecure, a national campaign launched in Singapore four years ago for crisis...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Eye, robot

BACK in January, when the world was blissfully unaware of the disruption Covid-19...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

WEALTH & INVESTING

High yield can be the white knight of the income crisis

DIVIDENDS - the darling of income investors, are now in lockdown. The biggest demand...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM
CHART VIEW

This dead cat has nine lives

A MONTH ago, we worried about a dead cat bounce, but it turned out that this...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM
INSIGHTS FROM CFA SOCIETY SINGAPORE

The demise of the business-to-consumer model

THE INTERNET of Things (IoT) refers to an interconnected system whereby objects or...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

Virtual blockchain summit attendees set to get at least US$1m in Bitcoin payouts

CRYPTO mania is back in full force and the latest iteration of excitement during these...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM
GOLD REPORT

Optimism over global recovery weakens gold despite weaker dollar

GOLD prices started the week on a strong note buoyed by a weak US dollar in early...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

THE BROAD VIEW

Silence on race no longer an option for corporations

MTV went dark for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Goldman Sachs pledged US$10 million "...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

OPINION

THE BROAD VIEW

Brave new news world

SOME years ago, when I was in Washington DC, I visited the Newseum, an institution...

PUBLISHED Jun 6, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jun 6, 2020 01:36 PM

Silver Lake invests another 45.5 billion rupees in Reliance's Jio

[MUMBAI] A group led by Silver Lake Partners agreed to invest another 45.5 billion Indian rupees (S$839.8 million)...

Jun 6, 2020 01:29 PM

China warns against travel to Australia, citing discrimination

[MELBOURNE] China on Friday advised the public to avoid travelling to Australia, citing racial discrimination and...

Jun 6, 2020 12:48 PM

Twitter, Facebook disable Trump video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaint

[WASHINGTON] Twitter, Facebook and Instagram disabled US President Donald Trump's campaign tribute video to George...

Jun 6, 2020 12:45 PM

US sues Chinese firm over half-million 'fake' N95 masks

[WASHINGTON] The US Justice Department sued a Chinese company for selling nearly a half million fake and substandard...

Jun 6, 2020 12:43 PM

'We were wrong': NFL commissioner regrets stance on player protests, condemns racism

[NEW YORK] National Football League (NFL) commissioner Roger Goodell said the league made mistakes in not listening...

Jun 6, 2020 12:34 PM

Petronas CEO to resign after five years: state media

[KUALA LUMPUR] The president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Malaysia's Petroliam Nasional Bhd, Wan Zulkiflee...