TOP STORIES

REITS CONSOLIDATION

CCT, CMT unveil plan for Reit juggernaut in S$8.27b merger

TWO CapitaLand S-Reits (Singapore real estate investment trust) are joining the sector...

PUBLISHED Jan 23, 2020 05:50 AM
WUHAN VIRUS OUTBREAK

Market picks losers - and some winners from China virus outbreak

GLOBAL markets were spooked on Tuesday, with Asia taking the biggest hit amid mounting...

PUBLISHED Jan 23, 2020 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

China virus: Is there an opportunity for investors?

THE sad and terrifying news reports about the rising number of people who have been...

PUBLISHED Jan 23, 2020 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

CCT-CMT deal: Jury is out on whether sum of parts is better

THE chiefs of CapitaLand Mall Trust (CMT) and CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT) have...

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Aussie-Sing exchange rate hits 11-year low on fears of central bank rate cut

INCREASED market expectations that the Australian central bank will cut rates in the...

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Don't rubbish trash - it's cash

RECYCLING used to be about sorting out your trash and reusing plastic food containers...

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Sino Group scion buys District 10 GCB for S$37m

TWO transactions each of over S$30 million last month, including one by the scion of...

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SINGAPORE BUDGET 2020

KPMG calls for focus on transformation in Budget 2020

INSTEAD of a wish-list or a focus on tax tweaks for Budget 2020, KPMG in Singapore is...

PUBLISHED Jan 23, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore High Court dismisses cybersquatter's lawsuit against Grab unit

THE Singapore High Court has dismissed a lawsuit by management consultancy 3 Corporate...

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Barramundi Asia to acquire deep tech startup Allegro Aqua

SINGAPORE-BASED Barramundi Asia, which operates the largest barramundi farms in...

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COMPANIES & MARKETS

3Cnergy to sell three plots of land at Puteri Harbour

3CNERGY - formerly known as HSR Global - is putting up three plots of freehold land...

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SGX issues compliance order to Catalist-listed RHT over potential conflicts of interest

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) has issued a notice of compliance to Catalist sponsor RHT...

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Keppel Reit raises Q4 DPU by 2.9% on higher property income

KEPPEL Reit's distribution per unit (DPU) was higher in the fourth quarter, while it...

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Funan mall reopening helps lift CapitaLand Mall Trust's Q4 DPU by 4%

CAPITALAND Mall Trust (CMT) posted a higher distribution per unit (DPU) for the fourth...

PUBLISHED Jan 23, 2020 05:50 AM

CapitaLand Commercial Trust's Q4 DPU rises 2.7% to 2.28 S cents

CAPITALAND Commercial Trust's (CCT) distribution per unit (DPU) rose by 2.7 per cent...

PUBLISHED Jan 23, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

SOILBUILD Business Space Reit on Wednesday posted a fourth-quarter distribution per...

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Darco Water says share placement is warranted

DARCO Water Technologies' board has rebutted a minority shareholder's allegations...

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MCT's Q3 DPU rises 5.6% on higher revenue across most properties

MAPLETREE Commercial Trust (MCT) on Wednesday posted a third-quarter distribution per...

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Frasers Centrepoint Trust's Q1 DPU inches up 1.3%

FRASERS Centrepoint Trust (FCT) on Wednesday posted a first-quarter distribution per...

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Suntec Reit DPU drops 9.4% on enlarged unit base, lower capital distribution

SUNTEC Real Estate Investment Trust's distribution per unit (DPU) fell by 9.4 per cent...

PUBLISHED Jan 23, 2020 05:50 AM

Parkway Life Reit Q4 DPU rises 1.8%, boosted by newly acquired properties

PARKWAY Life Real Estate Investment Trust (PLife Reit) on Wednesday posted a 1.8 per...

PUBLISHED Jan 23, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Wuhan virus puts medical plays in spotlight

WITH the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus evoking memories of 2003's Sars epidemic,...

PUBLISHED Jan 23, 2020 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Swiss franc falls on signs of central bank's intervention

THE Swiss franc fell on Wednesday on signs the central bank may be intervening to stop...

PUBLISHED Jan 23, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Housebuilder Berkeley to return £1b to investors

HOUSEBUILDER Berkeley plans to more than double investor returns to £1 billion (S$1.77...

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Most new housing designs in England are 'substandard': audit

THREE quarters of new housing developments in England are so badly designed they...

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Chinese buyers cool on Hong Kong property following protests

MAINLAND Chinese, once the driving force behind Hong Kong's stratospheric home prices...

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Miami condo owners wager on US$40,000-a-night Super Bowl rentals

JENNIFER Restrepo circled Super Bowl weekend on her calendar and decided to make a bet...

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A decade dominated by the ultra-luxury condo tower

PROPERTY developers used the 2010s to reshape the New York skyline with soaring condo...

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SRX, AIG offer insurance in lieu of tenancy cash deposits

SINGAPORE property portal SRX has teamed up with general insurer AIG Asia Pacific...

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BANKING & FINANCE

HSBC Singapore debuts green deposit account for corporate clients

HSBC Singapore on Thursday launched its first green deposit account for corporate...

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UOB launches new branch concept at Singapore Poly

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) on Wednesday announced the launch of Hangout@UOB, a new...

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Facebook spurred central banks to study digital currencies: ex-BoJ exec

THE challenge posed by Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency likely prodded major central...

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BofA to hire 50 bankers for Asia dealmaking team in 2020

BANK of America Corp will recruit about 50 bankers for its investment team in Asia...

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Saudi Arabia issues US$5b of bonds as Gulf tensions ease

SAUDI Arabia sold its first Eurobond of the year on Tuesday as tension in the Middle...

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TECHNOLOGY

Netflix forecasts tough start to 2020 as Disney+ goes global

NETFLIX Inc has entered a new year that will be far tougher than the one it left...

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Riyadh rejects charge that Saudi prince hacked into Bezos' phone

SAUDI Arabia's Foreign Minister said on Wednesday that an allegation that the kingdom'...

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CONSUMER

Wildfire smoke sparks worries for Australian wine growers

THE devastating wildfires that swept through the east and south of Australia in recent...

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Ajinomoto pushes for umami overhaul for much-maligned MSG

UMAMI bomb or toxic allergen? There are perhaps few condiments as controversial as MSG...

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Burberry raises outlook as holiday sales boost revenue

BURBERRY Group Plc raised its full-year sales forecast after designer Riccardo Tisci's...

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TRANSPORT

WUHAN VIRUS OUTBREAK

Airlines, airports on the alert as disease spreads

AIRPORTS and airlines are taking steps to protect staff and passengers amid heightened...

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COE prices end mixed ahead of Lunar New Year

CERTIFICATE of entitlement (COE) prices ended mixed in the latest tender on Wednesday...

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Garuda gets new CEO after Harley smuggling incident

GARUDA Indonesia picked former telecom executive Irfan Setiaputra as its new president...

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Powered by SUV sales, Hyundai turns in best quarter since early 2017

HYUNDAI Motor Co turned in its best quarterly operating profit in over two years and...

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Mitsubishi, Denso probed in Germany over emission allegations

MITSUBISHI Motors Corp and Denso Corp had their German operations probed by...

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GM unit unveils self-driving car but not availability

CRUISE, the autonomous vehicle division of General Motors, unveiled an ambitious new...

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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Singapore system must work for its people, says PM Lee in Davos

AT A time when globalisation is under pressure around the world, Singapore has to...

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ICC, 17 firms sign agreement with IMDA to boost digital trade

THE International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and 17 firms from across the world have...

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LIFE & CULTURE

If women ruled the world, what would they wear?

A FEW decades ago, around the time she unveiled her breakthrough work The Dinner Party...

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It's Salome, but with puppets

THE most infamous part of Richard Strauss' 1905 opera Salome is the Dance of the Seven...

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Deliveroo expands Meals-On-Wheels initiative with TOUCH

NG Kim Seng, 62, was one of the beneficiaries to receive a meal from TOUCH's Meals-On-...

PUBLISHED Jan 23, 2020 05:50 AM

OPINION

EDITORIAL

Wuhan outbreak highlights China's need for better transparency

A NEW outbreak of disease with echoes of the 2003 Sars epidemic has once again put...

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Engaging stakeholders is a strategic matter

IN PRINCIPLE 13 of the Singapore Code of Corporate Governance - Engagement with...

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THE BOTTOM LINE

Companies need a strategy to deal with older employees

PAUL Ewart, a distinguished member of Oxford's physics department, had no desire to...

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Assessing business and sustainability in China

INTERESTS of Chinese companies in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues...

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Imposition of GST on low-value imported goods a matter of time

IN THE Budget 2018 statement, Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat announced that...

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Treading carefully amid uncertainties in the year ahead

DESPITE contributing two-thirds of total global growth as the world's main growth...

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BREAKING NEWS

Jan 23, 2020 06:51 AM

EU auto market set for first drop in seven years: carmakers

[PARIS] European new car sales are forecast to fall by two per cent in 2020, their first drop in seven years, the...

Jan 23, 2020 06:47 AM

Amazon music service tops 55m subscribers

[SAN FRANCISCO] Amazon on Wednesday said that its streaming music service has won more than 55 million subscribers,...

Jan 23, 2020 06:45 AM

UK Parliament ratifies Brexit divorce law

[LONDON] After years of acrimonious debate, British lawmakers on Wednesday finally approved the terms of their...

Jan 23, 2020 06:40 AM

Europe: Shares drop from record high on threat of US auto tariffs

[BENGALURU] European shares reversed course and edged lower on Wednesday as US President Donald Trump threatened to...

Jan 23, 2020 06:38 AM

US: Wall Street treads water as China virus fears ease

[NEW YORK] Wall Street had a mostly flat day on Wednesday, with markets little moved either by strong earnings or a...

Jan 23, 2020 06:36 AM

Oil slides 2% as glut forecast, China virus overshadow Libya disruption

[NEW YORK] Oil prices fell more than 2 per cent on Wednesday as a market surplus forecast by the International...

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