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BT EXCLUSIVE

Global Premium Hotels puts 23 hotels on market at S$1.4b

A PORTFOLIO of 23 hotels, mostly under the Fragrance brand, is up for sale by Global...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

7 things to look out for in today’s Budget

WEEKS of pundit predictions and official foreshadowing will culminate in Finance Minister...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Dialysis device startup Advent Access soothes kidney patients' pain

KIDNEY-failure patients undergoing hemodialysis suffer numerous needle insertions every...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

Tin Men takes a shine to potential of IoT startup Overdrive

VENTURE firm Tin Men Capital's recent US$2.9 million series A investment into...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

Bitter pill to swallow despite Olivia Lum's sweetener to small investors

THE desperate bid to save Hyflux from liquidation has taken many twists and turns, the...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore Life buys payments app amid fintech consolidation

THERE are some bubbling signs of consolidation in the fintech space, as Singapore Life -...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Sales of DR's Secret in China: Best World's best-kept secret?

BEST World International shares have soared 171 per cent over the past 12 months, driven...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

Stock's volatility draws nine SGX queries in two years

THE Singapore Exchange's surveillance team has queried Best World nine times since...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

MOE to unveil 'significant' effort to get Singaporeans learn for life

THE push to get Singaporeans to learn for life will see the Ministry of Education (MOE)...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

AusGroup seeks a balanced portfolio

WHILE construction and marine services provider AusGroup is often associated with the...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore O&G posts lower Q4 profit on impairment

SINGAPORE O&G (SOG), a specialist healthcare provider for women and children,...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Upcoming figures for home sales, durable goods under scrutiny

US STOCKS rose for the eighth straight week as optimism about a grand bargain between the...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Handbrake applied on the US dollar rally

THE USD/SGD currency pair hit a six-month low of 1.3442 on Jan 31, 2019 with the US...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

Thai GDP could give baht rally further boost

THE Thai baht is looking to repeat its performance as one of Asia's best currencies...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Markets wait on trade talk, Fed updates

THE coming week will give investors plenty to think about, with new developments expected...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dovish Fed talk sends dollar lower, euro up

THE US dollar dropped on Friday after San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank president Mary...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Earnings in focus; TSH Corp completes RTO

WITH the earnings season in full swing and a fair share of companies reporting full year...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Oasis Terraces mall opens in Punggol

OASIS Terraces, a seven-storey mall built along the waterfront in Punggol, is integrated...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

Qatar's real estate market faces reality check ahead of World Cup

QATAR'S Doha Tower, a spike-tipped cylinder that glows orange at night, won an award...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Bankers are sick of choosing sides between Qatar and Saudi Arabia

WHEN Saudi Arabia cut ties with Qatar in mid-2017, many international bankers chose to...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

ECB rate move hinges on economic downturn's duration: Villeroy

THE timing of the European Central Bank's first post-crisis rate hike hinges on...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Shell sets limit to how clean oil output can be in climate push

THERE'S only so much you can do to make oil and gas production cleaner. That was a...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

The Opec+ oil deal is standing on one wobbly leg

I KNOW a little bit about standing on one leg; my daughter has encouraged me to learn to...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Amazon's pullout is a blow to New York City's tech momentum

NEW YORK worked hard for many years to transform itself into a top tech hub and finally...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Australia's TEG eyes Singapore as launchpad to S-E Asia

AUSTRALIA'S TEG - the ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics company that...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

Lyft to woo investors with fast US growth in IPO race with Uber

LYFT Inc will pitch investors on its fast growth in the United States as it seeks to beat...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Tensions rise at Air France-KLM over fate of Dutch unit's CEO

JUST as Air France-KLM looks set to turn the page on last year's crippling labour...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

Amazon places big bet on aspiring Tesla rival Rivian

AMAZON.COM Inc said on Friday it would lead a US$700 million investment in US electric...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

UK airline flybmi collapses under fuel costs, Brexit pressures

BRITISH regional airline flybmi announced on Saturday that it had ceased operations and...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

Despite the focus on Vale and reduced Brazil exports, there were signs of further demand...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

SMEs must plug into digital economy to spur Singapore's economy: Iswaran

IT is "critical" for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to plug into the...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

Theresa May to speak to every EU leader in bid to break Brexit deadlock

BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to speak to every European Union (EU) member...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

EU flags come down in Brexit Britain

AT a flag-making workshop in northern England, orders for Union Jacks are flying off the...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

Duterte signs bills to ease inflation, boost central bank powers

PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law on Friday key economic measures that...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Singapore's 3 banks celebrate CNY in style

SINGAPORE'S three local banks - DBS, OCBC and UOB - all held large-scale Chinese New...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM
OBITUARY

Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis's younger sister, dies at 85

LEE Radziwill, the younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who was witness to...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Tighter labour market, rising life expectancy and need for resources

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Should the CPF contribution rates for older workers be raised?...
PUBLISHED Feb 18, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Feb 18, 2019 10:32 AM

Australia, New Zealand dollars fly to 1-1/2 week highs on risk rally

[SYDNEY] The Australian and New Zealand dollars soared to 1-1/2 week peaks on Monday after strong gains last week as...
Feb 18, 2019 10:21 AM

Australia's Westpac sees Q1 profit slide as property downturn gathers

[SYDNEY] Australian No. 2 lender Westpac Banking Corp reported an apparent decline in December-quarter profit on Monday...
Feb 18, 2019 10:17 AM

Foreign government behind cyber attack on Australian lawmakers, PM says

[SYDNEY] A cyber attack this month on Australian lawmakers was probably carried out by an unidentified foreign country...
Feb 18, 2019 10:06 AM

No Amazon? No problem for New York tech boom

[NEW YORK] Amazon may be pulling the plug on its Queens campus, but New York City's tech boom is likely to endure...
Feb 18, 2019 09:49 AM

Hong Kong: Stocks rally at open

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks climbed more than one per cent at the open Monday on rising hopes that China and the US...
Feb 18, 2019 09:37 AM

Stocks to watch: DBS, Hyflux, iX Biopharma, Frasers Property, Challenger, Courts

THE following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Monday:
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