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Charged up: Singapore's journey to the future of cars begins now

Dr Sanjay Kuttan, who chairs the sustainable infrastructure committee under the...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM
BANK EARNINGS

Singapore banks cautious about H1 with outbreak hitting customers

SWEPT into fresh uncertainty from the virus outbreak, Singapore banks are cautious...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

habitat may be history; honestbee looking at quick service restaurant concept

EMBATTLED startup honestbee is considering closing its concept supermarket habitat for...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Grab reinstates incentives scheme after backlash from drivers

GRAB has reinstated its incentives programme for drivers after complaints that its...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

Budget could cut prejudice against hiring older workers

THE slew of government budgetary measures rolled out on Tuesday to boost jobs for mid-...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

Industry 4.0 trade show to be held here for another 5 years

INDUSTRY 4.0 trade show Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific will be held for...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

Covid-19: Do not force staff to take leave, MOM warns employers

EMPLOYERS who force their staff to take leave for the mandatory 14-day stay-home...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

Covid-19: More funding for tourism firms to train staff; cash to shore up guides' wages

MORE funds for training course fees, salary support for hotels that send staff for...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

Covid-19 could lop US$27.8b off Asia-Pac airline revenue

AIRLINES operating in the Asia-Pacific region stand to lose a combined US$27.8 billion...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

Japan to limit foreign ownership in 12 key sectors

JAPAN is finalising a plan that will tighten scrutiny of foreign investment in 12 key...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

Liang Sandwich Bar closures 'unauthorised, but temporary'

THE South-east Asia master franchisee for Liang Sandwich Bar said the recent closures...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Man who acted for SembMarine units in Brazil gets nearly 20 years jail for graft

AN individual in Brazil connected to the consultants engaged by Sembcorp Marine's (...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

Sembcorp Industries posts Q4 loss of S$15m on impairments

A PROTRACTED downturn in the marine sector and impairments of its UK energy asset...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

SBS Transit CEO to step down, COO to be acting CEO from March 1

SBS Transit has promoted its chief operating officer (COO) Cheng Siak Kian to acting...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

DBS' US$1b perp said to set benchmark for other Asian banks

DBS' US$1 billion 3.3 per cent perpetual deal sold on Thursday has paved the way for...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM
NEW IPO

Memiontec to raise funds in Catalist listing for regional expansion

ANOTHER water treatment firm, Memiontec Holdings, is looking to list on the Singapore...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM
BANK EARNINGS

OCBC sees 2% revenue growth hit for 2020 from virus outbreak

OCBC Bank is expecting a revenue growth hit of about 2 per cent from earlier...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM
BANK EARNINGS

UOB Q4 net profit up 10%; bank looks to South-east Asia to sustain growth

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) has been de-risking its loan book in North Asia and...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM
UPDATED 7 hours 16 min ago

Covid-19: Important that retail investors do not panic

THE Covid-19 virus outbreak has complicated an investment scenario that was already...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI finishes the week in sniffles, down 1.2%

THE Singapore stock market continued its retreat on Friday, with the Straits Times...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

KIMLY will acquire a S$55.8 million portfolio of properties comprising four coffee-...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Buyers snap up 25 units of Luxus Hills landed development

PROPERTY developer Bukit Sembawang Estates sold 25 of its 39 remaining units in its...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

UOL to pass property tax rebate savings on to tenants at its three malls

PROPERTY developer UOL Group said on Friday that it is passing "all the savings from...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

China office, retail sectors may slow down: Knight Frank

AS THE Covid-19 outbreak continues to spread, there is little doubt that China's...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

Austrian raises 250m euros from Art Nouveau landmark

AUSTRIAN billionaire Rene Benko monetised the signing of a long-term lease on a...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

Reits (22-23 February, 2020)

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

THE BROAD VIEW

HSBC is no man's land for its interim CEO - or anyone

HSBC Holdings is embarking on a radical overhaul while it continues the hunt for a...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

PERSPECTIVE

Why Amazon may be sweating when you click 'buy'

WHAT if the Everything Store couldn't sell everything because of disruptions from the...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

A Democratic piñata party

AS the Democratic presidential candidates bandage their wounds and assess their...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

FIGHTING FIT

A new decade, a new #10YearChallenge

LAST year, social media fuelled what turned out to be among the most popular trends of...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

Coming soon: airline Wi-Fi that actually works

AIR travel and glitch-free Internet access are often considered mutually exclusive,...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM
BARFLY

Bourbon fascination

A CENTURY after the speakeasies and moonshine of the Prohibition era - when liquor was...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM
HEALTH

Understanding the 'cytokine storm' that is Covid-19

I WAS on vacation in Japan around Christmas when I first heard the news on CNN, of a...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Agile marketer

"PASSIONATE" is a word IBM chief marketing officer Michelle Peluso uses often - to...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

WEALTH & INVESTING

THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT

Investing during virus outbreaks

WE HAVE become used to expecting an equity bear market every decade or so.

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Financial services the sector leader for gender lens funds

GENDER lens investing in both fixed income and equities grew out of evidence that...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM
GOLD REPORT

Gold hits new highs as virus outbreak spreads

GOLD hit a seven-year high last night, extending the rally to six days as concerns...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

Chinese markets act like there is little risk left from Covid-19

BEIJING'S coordinated push to support financial markets in the wake of the virus...

PUBLISHED Feb 22, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Feb 22, 2020 02:36 PM

Japan confirms four more coronavirus cases, to close a school for two days

[TOKYO] Japanese officials confirmed four new coronavirus infections on Saturday, as the number of cases outside of...

Feb 22, 2020 02:06 PM

Boeing suspends co-workers of pilot at centre of 737 MAX scrutiny

[SEATTLE ] Boeing Co put three employees who worked with the former chief technical pilot of the 737 Max on...

Feb 22, 2020 01:50 PM

Trump plans to raise issue of religious freedom with Indian PM Modi: official

[WASHINGTON] US President Donald Trump will raise the issue of religious freedom in India during his meetings with...

Feb 22, 2020 01:36 PM

For Harry and Meghan, no more 'royal' in their brand

[NEW YORK] Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, will give up the name "royal" as they withdraw from official duties as...

Feb 22, 2020 01:03 PM

Twitter suspends group of pro-Bloomberg accounts over 'platform manipulation'

[SAN FRANCISCO] Twitter on Friday said it had started suspending and restricting dozens of accounts posting content...

Feb 22, 2020 12:40 PM

South Korea reports 142 more virus cases, bringing tally to 346

[SEOUL] South Korea reported 142 more coronavirus cases Saturday, the sharpest spike in infections yet, with more...

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