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GE2020

Good government needed to fight Covid-19, support economy: PM Lee

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong has once more stressed the need for a strong mandate...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Singapore's global schoolhouse upbeat beyond short term

THE coronavirus pandemic has been a spanner in the works for the international student...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

Covid-19 proposals include independent inquiry and medical board: WP

THE Workers' Party (WP) said it has put forth seven proposals to deal with the Covid-...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

For some, a general election without real rallies is missing something

OPEN fields awash with props of all shapes and colours, whistles and catcalls amping...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020: COMMENTARY

Political broadcasts move few but are not without benefits

INTRODUCED in lieu of physical rallies, the constituency political broadcasts that...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

Election digest

The Elections Department (ELD) has informed political parties and candidates not to...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM
GARAGE: NEWS ANALYSIS

US Big Tech builds appetite for startup pie in South-east Asia

US tech giants have made some recent high-profile investments into South-east Asian...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Indonesia unveils 574.59t rupiah bond scheme to fund recovery

INDONESIA'S central bank has agreed to buy 574.59 trillion rupiah (S$55 billion) of...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore universities make 2,000 extra undergrad offers amid pandemic

LOCAL universities will take in Singaporean undergraduates whose overseas study plans...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Hyflux's potential investors must disclose more

MORE than two years have passed since Hyflux filed for bankruptcy.

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

CapitaLand expects H1 operating patmi to fall 25-35 per cent

CAPITALAND expects its first half-year net profit to be "materially and adversely"...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

Hi-P climbs 16.8%, receives SGX query

SHARES of Hi-P International rose on Monday, prompting a query from the Singapore...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Starburst bags S$13.1m contract to upgrade tactical training facility

CATALIST-listed Starburst Holdings, which specialises in the design and engineering of...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Changing hands

Tracking fund flows in the Singapore stock market

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM
BROKERS' TAKE

Staycation reopening a plus for hospitality S-Reits: DBS

DBS Group Research on Monday said the reopening of hotels for staycations in Singapore...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Maybank KE positive on Malaysia's 4D operators

MAYBANK Kim Eng has remained positive on Malaysia's number forecast operators (NFOs),...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Yanlord records 29.8b yuan in property pre-sales

CHINESE property developer Yanlord Land Group recorded 29.8 billion yuan (S$6 billion...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Malaysia's AirAsia reports record RM803m loss in Q1

MALAYSIA'S flagship budget carrier AirAsia Group on Monday reported a first-quarter...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

United Hampshire US Reit collected 80% of base rents from retail tenants in June

UNITED Hampshire US Real Estate Investment Trust (United Hampshire US Reit) on Monday...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

OFFSHORE support-vessel owner and operator Vallianz Holdings said it will exercise its...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI posts 5-day winning streak on string of upbeat macro data

SINGAPORE shares posted their fifth straight day of gains on Monday, with the Straits...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

China waves the green flag for yuan bulls

THE yuan led commodity currencies higher against the dollar on Monday as investors...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

SoftBank-backed Oyo Hotels slashing footprint, headcount in virus-hit Japan

OYO Hotels, one of the largest startups in SoftBank Group's portfolio, is dramatically...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

UK to ease property tax liabilities, cut VAT in hospitality sector temporarily

BRITISH Finance Minister Rishi Sunak plans to raise the property tax threshold to as...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Clock ticks on greener homes as UK seeks jobs, emissions cuts

TO MEET a binding goal of achieving net-zero climate-changing emissions by 2050,...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Two freehold industrial properties for sale

TWO industrial properties - a warehouse at 12 Tagore Drive and two strata units at 205...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Springleaf Tower's level 22 office floor up for sale with guide price of over S$26m

AN ENTIRE office floor on level 22 of Springleaf Tower is up for sale via expression...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

With US department stores vanishing, malls could be next

THE directory map for the Northfield Square Mall in Bourbonnais, Illinois, has three...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

AMTD Digital eyes controlling stake in Singapore fintech FOMO Pay

AMTD Digital is looking to acquire a controlling stake in Singapore-based one-stop...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

China stokes stock-market mania, risking repeat of 2015 bubble

THE dramatic moves in Chinese stocks over the past week are inviting comparisons with...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Turkey bans six global banks from bets against nation's stocks

TURKEY imposed a ban on six foreign banks from betting against the nation's stocks in...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Oil edges higher as traders weigh supply against virus impact

OIL edged higher in London to trade above US$43 a barrel as investors weighed...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Buy-now-pay-later firms benefit as lockdowns lift online shopping

BROWSING online during lockdown, Jessica Friend spotted a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

UK set to phase out Huawei from its 5G network, says FT report

BRITAIN will decide this month to phase out Chinese technology giant Huawei's...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

China accuses Britain of 'gross interference' over Hong Kong

CHINA'S ambassador to London accused Britain on Monday of gross interference and...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

HK schools should not provide material against new law: govt

HONG KONG schools should not provide reading material that violates a new national...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Fujitsu to cut its office space in Japan by 50 per cent

WHILE much of Japan continues to debate the pros and cons of remote working, one of...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Why super rich fashionistas are not crying for Paris shows

ONE very select group of fashionistas were not crying into their cocktails when the...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Playing Beethoven's piano sonatas changed how I hear them

FOR my senior piano recital in college, encouraged by my teacher, I took on an...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

SME

Fighting Covid-19 with local innovations

AS the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage around the globe, local small and medium-...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Carro driving digital push for automobile sector

IN an era where Singaporeans can't get enough of online shopping, the automobile...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

OPINION

Credibility of US' global power being challenged

DURING the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union, strategic...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Profit figures in income statements don't tell the whole story

AS MOST investors are aware, the profit figure reported in a company's income...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Australia's extra spending on security could come with unintended costs

AUSTRALIA'S 2020 Defence Strategy Update comes with a stark warning that the country...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Navigating supply chain disruptions for banks

The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to have a prolonged impact on our lives.

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Create better tax policies to cut cost of rescue packages

THE Covid-19 pandemic will leave the world economy bruised and bloody. And the wrong...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

Britain headed for double whammy of spike in virus cases and no-deal Brexit

ENGLAND'S latest round of lockdown lifting began on the weekend, with the multi-...

PUBLISHED Jul 7, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jul 7, 2020 10:11 AM

China's Sinovac starts late stage trials for its Covid-19 vaccine

[LONDON] China's Sinovac Biotech is starting Phase III trials of its potential coronavirus vaccine in Brazil, it...

Jul 7, 2020 09:49 AM

Hong Kong: Stocks extend rally at open

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks started with more gains Tuesday, having climbed more than 6 per cent over the previous...

Jul 7, 2020 09:46 AM

Singapore finds staycations can't fill US$20b tourism hole

[SINGAPORE] In Indonesia, locals can soon fly from Jakarta to the beaches of Bali for a domestic vacation. Tokyo...

Jul 7, 2020 09:39 AM

Singapore stocks advance at Tuesday's open; STI up 0.5%

SINGAPORE shares opened stronger on Tuesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index gaining 13.52 points or 0.5 per...

Jul 7, 2020 09:26 AM

Facebook, Google, Twitter pause user info requests from HK government

[SAN FRANCISCO] Facebook, Google and Twitter said Monday they have put a hold on requests by Hong Kong's government...

Jul 7, 2020 09:24 AM

Fuxing China proposes 430.3m yuan sale of Xiamen headquarters

ZIPPER producer Fuxing China Group on Monday said it is looking to sell the bulk of its office building in China for...