TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Sales galleries get more creative to woo buyers

DEVELOPERS in Singapore's private housing market, particularly the high-end segment,...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Insolvencies at new high as UK economy takes hit from Brexit

BABY goods retailer Mothercare may have celebrated the opening of two new stores in...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM
MARK TO MARKET

SGX RegCo proposals raise profile of ACRA, SISV

SEVERAL months ago, a major accounting firm refused my request to have one of its key...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore food brands stay ahead in rat race

EGG TARTS in cookie form, anyone?

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High business costs, inefficient schemes hamper key UK sectors

THE UK business environment has been particularly tough in sectors such as retail,...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Markets eye Wuhan developments amid earnings, data releases

INVESTORS will need reassurances from the US Federal Reserve and technology companies...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM
ASEAN BUSINESS

Vietnam has a booming e-commerce market, but what more can be done?

VIETNAM is the fastest-growing digital economy in the region, in large part due to...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Barramundi Asia mulls IPO amid scale-up plans

BARRAMUNDI Asia started off in 2008 with the aim of making a splash in the fish-...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Del Monte Pacific to sell 13% of Philippine unit for US$130m

MAINBOARD-LISTED food and beverage company Del Monte Pacific said it has entered into...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Pressures facing the Hang Seng Index

THE Hang Seng Index's modest gains of 9.1 per cent in 2019 were overshadowed by all...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Market malaise over Wuhan outbreak to persist

WHILE the Chinese New Year (CNY) holidays make for another shortened week of trading...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Greenback dips versus yen

THE US dollar slipped against the safe-haven Japanese yen on Friday as investors...

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INSIDE INSIGHTS

Buybacks, filings start to moderate as earnings season begins

FOR the five trading sessions spanning Jan 17 to Jan 23, the Straits Times Index (STI...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Property activity surges across UK after Dec election

PRIME Minister Boris Johnson's remarkable election victory in December last year has...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Arenas of gold: Tokyo venues that will forge Olympic dreams

WITH six months until the opening ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, workers...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Fed seen holding rates steadyuntil at least 2022

FEDERAL Reserve policy makers will keep interest rates on hold this year and next, and...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Danish banks head into darkest phase of Nordic negative-rate cycle

IF YOU want to know what long-term negative interest rates are doing to banks, watch...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

ECB new chief Lagarde sets out to charm eurozone leader Germany

EVER since she moved to Frankfurt as European Central Bank (ECB) president three...

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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

OPINION

Peak Permian is approaching faster than you think

THE heart of America's oil renaissance is found in the Permian basin, which is showing...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Libya oil closures a 'bullet in the head': central bank governor

LIBYA'S central bank governor Sadiq Al-Kabir called on the international community to...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Spyware trade grows amid claims activists, Amazon boss targeted

THE alleged theft of data from the iPhone X used by billionaire Jeff Bezos has cast an...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

UAE tech ambitions tarnished by internet restrictions

WITH its ultra-modern infrastructure and hyper-connected services, the United Arab...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Consumers get nothing from Google's 'Wi-Spy' accord, 9 states say

ATTORNEYS-GENERAL from nine states urged a federal judge to toss out Google's US$13...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Saudi wealth fund in talks to buy Newcastle United

SAUDI Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is in talks to buy English soccer club Newcastle...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Boeing's 777X jetliner successfully completes its maiden flight

BOEING Co successfully staged the first flight of the world's largest twin-engined...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Rivian CEO says electric-truck startup to make Ford platform

RIVIAN Automotive, the electric-truck startup backed by Amazon.com and Ford Motor,...

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Bugatti touts green ambitions while storming full speed ahead

SUPERCAR manufacturer Bugatti, fresh off one of its best years, wants the world to...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

The market endured heavy losses throughout the past week, with the Capesize 5TC...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

WUHAN VIRUS

China extends travel curbs to contain spread

THE ability of the new coronavirus to spread is strengthening and infections could...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

China's ban on group tours spells fresh turbulence to Thai economy

THAILAND'S economy faces fresh turbulence after China banned outbound group tours to...

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Trump defence team lobs Democrats' charges back on them

US President Donald Trump's legal defence team mounted an aggressive offence on...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Rohingya refugee writers dial into Myanmar poetry slam

DIVIDED by hatred but united over the written word, Rohingya Muslim poets in...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM
OBITUARY

Margo Lion, producer of Hairspray and more, dies at 75

MARGO Lion, a theatre producer who was largely responsible for bringing Jelly's Last...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Nancy Drew is dead! Don't worry, Hardy Boys are on the case

THE Hardy Boys stand over Nancy Drew's grave. The beloved teen detective, who has...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Less is sometimes more

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Will the move to scrap quarterly reporting lead to a decrease in...

PUBLISHED Jan 27, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jan 27, 2020 02:29 PM

Indonesia central bank to intervene if rupiah becomes too strong: governor

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's central bank will stand ready to intervene in the currency market should the rupiah currency...

Jan 27, 2020 02:21 PM

Tokyo: Nikkei closes down more than 2% on China virus fears

[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index dropped more than 2 per cent Monday on concerns over the potential impact of...

Jan 27, 2020 01:58 PM

Olympics-Tokyo 2020 to power Olympic torch with hydrogen for first time

[TOKYO] Hydrogen will be used for the first time to power the Olympic torch during its journey through Japan,...

Jan 27, 2020 01:44 PM

US labour market may have peaked: survey

[WASHINGTON] There is an even balance in the share of US businesses reporting decreases and increases in employment...

Jan 27, 2020 01:19 PM

Firms in China extend holidays, ask staff to work from home as virus spreads

[SHANGHAI] Big businesses across China are temporarily shutting stores or advising staff to work from home, to guard...

Jan 27, 2020 01:11 PM

Trump to unveil Middle East peace plan to Israeli leaders this week

[WASHINGTON] US President Donald Trump is expected to disclose details of his long-delayed Middle East peace...

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