TOP STORIES

Your data, my business: Why data privacy is especially hazardous for startups

HOW do you add contacts into your smartphone? Do you fill in a name and phone number...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore December factory output decline moderates to 0.7%

SINGAPORE'S factory output fell 0.7 per cent year-on-year in December, moderating from...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

Fighting the spread of disease with the spread of information

AMID tepid optimism following the preliminary China-US Phase One trade deal, concern...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

Two more confirmed to have Wuhan virus, bringing Singapore total to three

ANOTHER two people here have been confirmed to have the Wuhan virus, bringing the...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM
WUHAN VIRUS OUTBREAK

Asia's service sectors 'most vulnerable if outbreak escalates'

SERVICE sector activity in Asia, especially tourism-related fields, would be the most...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Outbreak could catalyse China's smart city innovation

THE metropolis of Wuhan, with a population of 11 million, is under unprecedented...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

Lockdown casts cloud over China's Chicago

WUHAN'S status as a transport and manufacturing hub have fuelled its economic rise and...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM
WUHAN VIRUS OUTBREAK

Singapore biotech firm Veredus expects to have Wuhan virus test by Feb 1

HOMEGROWN biotech firm Veredus Laboratories on Friday announced it is developing a...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

Accountancy sector sees 5% growth in 2020

THE accountancy sector expects revenue growth of 5 per cent in 2020, based on a...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore's rebound in 2020 depends on global risks not erupting: PM

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Singapore's economy could improve in 2020 only if...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

Hong Kong's leaders must act on grievances: PM

THE "one country, two systems" principle that governs Hong Kong may not last unless...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

Japan's tame inflation expected to pressure BOJ to keep ultra-easy policy

JAPAN'S core consumer prices rose in December from a year earlier, data showed on...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

FairPrice staff help raise S$50,000 for two funds

NTUC FairPrice has made a donation of S$50,000 to two charities, with the amount split...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Most fund managers optimistic about global growth, downgrade recession risk: survey

THE majority of fund managers are optimistic about emerging and other equities and...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

Plunging penny stocks stir up mutual fund crisis in Indonesia

A CRISIS of confidence is brewing in Indonesia's mutual fund industry after some asset...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

Lian Beng proposes S$9.4m exit from loss-making UEP

LIAN Beng Group is looking to dispose of its 40 per cent stake in asphalt premix...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

DBS raises SGX target price to S$9.60, maintains 'buy' call

DBS Group Research has raised its target price for the Singapore Exchange (SGX) to S$9...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

ARA H-Trust sets up S$800m debt issuance programme

ARA US Hospitality Trust (ARA H-Trust) has established an S$800 million multicurrency...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Wuhan virus fears send STI to its first weekly loss of the year

UNDERSTANDABLY, the focal point of market talk this week was on the spread of the...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

MAINBOARD-LISTED construction player Koh Brothers Group posted a 29 per cent rise in...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

OPINION

Property taxes Middle-East, North Africa's low-hanging fruit

UNDER increasing pressure from restive populations that are demanding economic...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

Developers offload new London properties, sending Q4 sales up

SALES of new London apartments accelerated in the final quarter of 2019 as developers...

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LIFE & CULTURE

How Jeff Bezos' iPhone X was hacked

ON THE the afternoon of May 1, 2018, Jeff Bezos received a message on WhatsApp from an...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

The asymmetry of 'open banking'

OPEN banking, as defined by openbanking.org.uk, is the secure way to give providers...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

If King Tut could text ...

THE sleek figures, kohl-rimmed eyes and offerings to the gods etched on ancient Egypt'...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

I went back through my old e-mails - It was glorious

I CAN'T say it was completely unexpected when it first appeared, but it was a shock to...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM
TECH TALK

Everyone's trying to reinvent the PC, but why?

CALL me old-fashioned, but the idea of a foldable laptop holds little appeal for me....

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM
BARFLY

Twists on tradition

GET into the Lunar New Year spirit with the Chinese-inflected tipples at Mitzo...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

In for the long haul

JEAN-MARC Chery is back in his old seat in Singapore after more than a decade. The 59-...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

WEALTH & INVESTING

Aetna International rolls out DNA testing as part of group benefits

UNTIL just a few years ago, DNA tests were closely associated with paternity tests or...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM
FUND WATCH

Market gyrations present good opportunities to invest more

IT'S easy to get caught up and be affected by market noise - noise that you see or...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

SGD bond market: Look before leaping in 2020

THE S$170 billion SGD bond market (excluding government bonds) performed firmly in...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM
DIARY OF A PRIVATE INVESTOR

Snacks are not to be sniffed at

DID you know that each of us here in Singapore munches through 3.1 kg of snacks every...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

For traders who spoofed market years ago, a new ruling spells trouble

US prosecutors are starting to build cases against traders suspected of manipulating...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

Bitcoin slumps in wake of CNY slowdown warning

BITCOIN traders appear to be heeding a warning of a demand slowdown ahead of Chinese...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM
GOLD REPORT

Gold steadies as markets turn defensive

MARKETS remained on edge as painful memories of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome...

PUBLISHED Jan 25, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jan 25, 2020 07:20 AM

German media giant Axel Springer quits stock exchange

[BERLIN] German media giant Axel Springer announced Friday that it would begin delisting from the Frankfurt Stock...

Jan 25, 2020 06:39 AM

Boeing could again cut production on 787 plane: source

[NEW YORK] Boeing, still in crisis mode due to the grounding of the 737 MAX, is considering further production cuts...

Jan 25, 2020 06:36 AM

15 on trial for robbing Morocco king of luxury watches

[RABAT] Fifteen people went on trial in the Moroccan capital on Friday over the theft of dozens of luxury watches...

Jan 25, 2020 06:34 AM

Russia invites Nato members to take part in war games

[MOSCOW] Russia's defence minister said Friday it is sending out invitations to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (...

Jan 25, 2020 06:31 AM

China shuts down 13 cities as virus toll climbs

[WUHAN] Chinese authorities rapidly expanded a mammoth quarantine effort aimed at containing a deadly contagion on...

Jan 25, 2020 06:26 AM

London police to launch facial recognition operations

[LONDON] Britain's biggest police force said on Friday it will begin to conduct live facial recognition technology...

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