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BT EXCLUSIVE

Diverse and huge India market a big draw for Singapore startups

INSTEAD of selling solar-powered lights and chargers to recreational hikers, Third...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

CIMB eyes doubling Singapore SME banking share by 2021

CIMB Bank is looking to power up its small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) banking...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

5G licences: Will industry partners bite?

SINGAPORE regulators' final plans for 5G telecom licences seem to anticipate a...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM
MIND THE GAP

Sustainable investments come into their own

NOW, more than ever, the urgency of climate change and the ravages of unmitigated...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM
ASEAN BUSINESS

Online spend in S-EA to outpace growth of digital consumers

ONLINE spend in South-east Asia is projected to outpace the growth of digital...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore cloud market to reach US$3.6b by 2023, says report

SINGAPORE'S public cloud computing market is expected to reach US$3.6 billion by 2023...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Market stalemate looks set to continue

MAJOR US stock indexes finished mixed last week as celebrations of a US-China trade-...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Brexit will happen by Oct 31 despite letter to EU: UK

BRITAIN says Brexit will happen by Oct 31 despite lawmakers forcing Prime Minister...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

COMMENTARY

Enhancing protection for minorities during times of corporate distress

SECTION 211B of the Singapore Companies Act was amended in 2017 as part of a major...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM
TOPLINE

ANZ ready to 'pivot to growth' in Asia with support of Asia-Pacific network

IF it seems quieter than usual for the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

BRC Asia: Forging a reinforcing steel powerhouse

SEAH Kiin Peng, CEO of SGX-listed reinforcing steel fabricator BRC Asia Ltd, seeks...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

USDCAD - poised to resume uptrend

USDCAD pivoted off the highs of 1.3661 at the beginning of the year, and has been...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Market sentiment likely to waver amid global issues

MARKET sentiment continues to waver and it should not come as a surprise if it stays...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar weak as Brexit deal boosts euro, sterling

THE US dollar fell sharply against the euro on Friday as the common currency jumped on...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Fewer insider filings in earnings season; Q & M founder continues adding stake

FOR the five trading sessions spanning Oct 11 to 17, the Straits Times Index (STI)...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Crowded Hong Kong goes underground to overcome land crunch

WHEN authorities drew up a plan to make Hong Kong a hub for Asia's wine trade, they...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Moving Indonesia's capital opens up fresh options in real estate

INDONESIA'S announcement to relocate its capital last month is a move that has been...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Central bankers looking for a way out of negative rates

THE world's most powerful policymakers are struggling to alleviate the pain of a...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

BOJ will 'certainly' cut short-term rates if easing

THE Bank of Japan (BOJ) will "certainly" reduce short- to medium-term interest rates...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Indonesian bonds outperform rivals, likely to rally more

INDONESIA'S bonds have blown away their competitors this year and there are plenty of...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

NY Goldman Sachs banker charged with insider trading

A GOLDMAN Sachs Group Inc investment banker has been released on bond and placed on...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Blenheim Commodities Fund to shut as founder Kooyker retires

BLENHEIM Capital Management, once the world's largest commodities fund, is being wound...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Solar, wind power can alleviate water stress

SOLAR and wind power could be in for another boost once policy makers begin accounting...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Kuwait expects neutral zone oil pact with Saudis soon

KUWAIT expects to sign an agreement with Saudi Arabia to restart oil production from...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

TikTok videos - US teens' latest addiction

ON THE WALL of a classroom that is home to the West Orange High School TikTok club,...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Crispr's next frontier is in-human treatment, says co-inventor

AS investors await results from the first US clinical trials of the gene-editing...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd dies at 62

MARK Hurd, the co-CEO of software giant Oracle who had been on medical leave since...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

China talks up tech powers in face of US rivalry

CHINA on Sunday said that it aims to become a "great power" in the online world and...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Top cocoa producers Ghana, Ivory Coast plan to suspend private sector's sustainability programmes

IN A world that's growing increasingly concerned about corporate commitments to...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Eco-friendly drive in US sees plastic being canned in favour of aluminium

THE drive to turn products more eco-friendly is sweeping through the US beverage...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Commercial drone delivery takes off in the US

RETIREES Susie and Paul Sensmeier stood outside of their front door Friday, watching...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Boeing employees knew in 2016 of Max problems

INSTANT messages between two high-level Boeing employees in 2016 indicate that the...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Ultra-long Qantas passenger flight does NY-Sydney in over 19 hours

THE longest non-stop passenger flight touched down in Australia on Sunday morning...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

A roundup of the week's tanker and dry bulk market

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Hundreds of shops trashed as HK police, protesters clash

HONG KONG police and protesters exchanged tear gas and petrol bombs as an illegal anti...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Lebanon protesters mount further pressure on govt as reform deadline nears

PROTESTERS In Lebanon returned to the streets early on Sunday, keeping pressure on...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Jokowi sworn in for second term as Indonesia's president

INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo was sworn in on Sunday for a second five-year term...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Thai government's stability no clearer after tight budget vote

THAILAND'S government used its slim majority to get the annual budget bill through an...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

TAKING HEART

Mindset raises S$365,000 for mental health

"GOT skills, no luck" was the name of the team that represented Jardine Cycle &...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Minister Lawrence Wong waxes lyrical about ChildAid

AT the 17th Citi & Partners Charity Golf gala dinner, National Development...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Courts donates S$17,000 worth of appliances to promote e-learning

COURTS Singapore on Thursday donated more than S$17,000 worth of digital appliances to...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Businesses can be agents of social change

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Should businesses take a stand on socio-political matters? To what...

PUBLISHED Oct 21, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Oct 20, 2019 09:59 PM

Australian newspapers unite in protest against media restrictions

[SYDNEY] Australia's biggest newspapers were expected to run front pages on Monday made up to appear heavily...

Oct 20, 2019 09:17 PM

Indonesia's Widodo faces test on reform credentials in second term

[JAKARTA] Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in on Sunday for a second five-year term leading the world's...

Oct 20, 2019 09:08 PM

Hundreds of shops trashed as Hong Kong police, protesters clash

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong police and protesters exchanged tear gas and petrol bombs as an illegal anti-government march...

Oct 20, 2019 09:04 PM

EU plays for time as Johnson spars with UK parliament on Brexit

[BRUSSELS] The European Union will play for time rather than rush to decide on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson'...

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