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SINGAPORE BUDGET 2020

Budget 2020's short-term stimulus could be smaller than it seems

WHILE Budget 2020's projected overall deficit is the largest in over a decade, its...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Foreign worker quota cuts: Tough love for the construction sector

THE Budget put millions of much needed rescue dollars on the table for tourism-related...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Higher costs seeping into supply chains with virus outbreak: OCBC

DISRUPTIONS to regional supply chains amid the Covid-19 outbreak have bumped costs up...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

The grown-up version of life with housemates

CO-WORKING spaces may be all the rage now, but also fast catching up is the idea of co...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Corporates should embrace Budget's farsightedness

AS Budget 2020 approached, it became increasingly clear that its key theme was going...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2020

Attracting talent 'still a hurdle for Singapore deep-tech startups'

TALENT is key for deep-tech to take off here, and although the niche sector was in the...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Beyond just a Budget, let's look at the strategic underpinnings

BUDGET 2020 is probably one of the most anticipated budgets ever for Singapore.

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Young leaders from Singapore business families set up S$5m fund for SMEs

YOUNG leaders from six prominent business families in Singapore, which include...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM
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Indonesian parliament wants to tax wider range of plastics

INDONESIA'S parliament on Wednesday told the government to tax a wider range of...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

Singapore looking for new sources of masks

SINGAPORE is looking for new sources of supply for masks and developing capabilities...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Car COEs rebound; other categories fall

THE two car certificates of entitlement (COE) rebounded from last fortnight's...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

BT EXCLUSIVE

No collateral needed for retail investors to trade

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has decided it will not need retail...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Budget 2020: Boon for some, muted impact for most listed firms

IN sunnier times, there would have been jumbo winners on the Singapore Exchange from...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Vicom share split: No consensus on impact to volume and price

VICOM'S proposal to split each of its ordinary shares into four could breathe new life...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Great Eastern's Q4 profit more than doubles to S$287m

A REBOUND in investments due to favourable financial market conditions gave a fillip...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

Sembcorp has got the nod from the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI snaps losing streak after Budget 2020

Singtel shares were trading at a holding company discount of 19 per cent - more than...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Euro climbs back above US$1.08, volatility spikes

THE euro rose on Wednesday as improving risk sentiment in global markets paused the...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Easing Singapore property curbs not on radar: DPM Heng

SINGAPORE has no immediate plans to ease property curbs, Deputy Prime Minister and...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Apartment rents in HK sink to lowest in nearly 2 years

APARTMENT rents in Hong Kong have dropped to the lowest in almost two years as people...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM
OPINION

Hong Kong's Teflon home prices are virus-proof

HONG Kong's home prices have proved resilient to months of protests and now the...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

New York eyes luxury buildings in search for homeless fix

THE search to find shelter for New York City's growing homeless population has led...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Homebuilder sentiment in US eases while staying near 20-year high

US homebuilder sentiment in February remained near the highest level since 1999 as...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Spain tweaks the odds on Blackstone's property bet

BUY when others are fleeing is an investing chestnut that has served those who punted...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

SoftBank to borrow 500b yen by pledging telecom unit stock

SOFTBANK Group Corp plans to borrow as much as 500 billion yen (S$6.3 billion) by...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Macy's, Renault credit downgrade rekindle fears

THE credit-rating downgrades of Macy's Inc and Renault SA to junk status are...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Nomura is finally making money from Asia investment banking

NOMURA Holdings Inc's investment banking business in Asia is set to return to profit...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Ransomware shuts US gas compressor for 2 days

A RECENT ransomware attack caused a US natural gas compressor facility to shut for two...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Samsung set to gain from Apple's virus-triggered operations woes

SAMSUNG Electronics stands to be a major beneficiary of the China production problems...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Internet and social media safety must evolve with the times

SINGAPORE is one of the most digitally connected and technologically advanced cities...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

BT-OCBC BUDGET ROUNDTABLE

A much-needed leg-up Budget for the current turmoil and the future

THIS year's Budget will provide a much-needed leg-up to businesses amid the current...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

China's virus-hit industrial cities start to ease curbs, restore production

BIG manufacturing hubs on the Chinese coast are starting to loosen curbs on the...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Japan exports, machinery orders fall as virus impact grows

JAPAN'S machinery orders tumbled at their fastest pace since 2018, while exports...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

UK heralds end of 'cheap labour from Europe' with points system

BRITAIN will prioritise access for high-skilled workers from around the world in its...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Western vendors' 5G mobile technology on par with Huawei, says US

EU countries have no reason to use 5G mobile technology from Huawei because Sweden's...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Can crisis unlock a force for good among businesses?

COVID-19 has sparked fears of a business slowdown, yet it has also uncovered...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

StanChart commits US$75b towards Sustainable Development Goals

STANDARD Chartered (StanChart) on Thursday announced new business targets for...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Pompeii restoration unearths surprise treasures

VIVID frescoes and never-before-seen inscriptions were among the treasures unearthed...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

OPINION

Budget 2020+: From Singapore to Singaporeans

BUDGETS take a long while to plan, and one can imagine that the Covid-19 outbreak in...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

New face of GOP may be Hawley - amid populism, nationalism, nativism

MUCH has been said about the so-called takeover of the Republican Party by US...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

The humbling of Goldman Sachs

LAUGHTER. You could hear it above the noise of traffic in Manhattan last month....

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore should lead hub to manage ocean plastic

LAST year capped with the failure of the COP 25 UN climate talks in Madrid, which...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Who's being a currency manipulator now?

WOULD you believe the following story if you heard it? Imagine a small, rural town...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Rush on stores - panic buying or exerting control?

THE rush for toilet paper and other basic necessities in the face of the 2019 novel...

PUBLISHED Feb 20, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Feb 20, 2020 10:21 PM

Nine dead in 'xenophobic' Germany bar shootings

[HANAU, Germany] A shooter with suspected far-right beliefs killed nine people at a shisha bar and a cafe in the...

Feb 20, 2020 09:37 PM

HSBC targets the globally mobile with US$1.4t wealth business

[LONDON] HSBC plans to invest heavily in its newly combined retail and private banking business as it targets...

Feb 20, 2020 09:12 PM

Ex-minister Yaacob Ibrahim joins Chip Eng Seng as independent director

PROPERTY, construction and education group Chip Eng Seng said on Thursday that it has appointed former minister for...

Feb 20, 2020 09:03 PM

OUE posts FY19 net profit of S$225.2m on 45% rise in revenue

PROPERTY group OUE made a net profit of S$225.2 million in 2019, up from the S$10 million it made in 2018, it said...

Feb 20, 2020 08:24 PM

Sunpower to invest in Jiangsu biomass co-generation plant

MAINBOARD-LISTED Sunpower Group plans to invest in a biomass co-generation project in Tongshan District, Xuzhou City...

Feb 20, 2020 08:12 PM

Coronavirus: 1 new case in S'pore, no known link yet to previous cases; 3 patients discharged

[SINGAPORE] One new case of the coronavirus disease was confirmed on Thursday (Feb 20), bringing the total number of...

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