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SINGAPORE PROPERTY

Singapore government keeping close watch on property market

THE Singapore government is paying "close attention" to the local real estate market "...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE ECONOMY

Singapore's December trade rebound set to continue into 2021

ANALYSTS are pencilling in a solid economic recovery for Singapore and the region,...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM
ASEAN BUSINESS

Asean fintechs may list in US market on dual-listing track

SOME Asean fintechs may look to soon list in both their home markets and the US,...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

SIA can be world's first vaccinated international airline: Ong Ye Kung

SINGAPORE Airlines can be the first vaccinated international airline of the world, as...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

China clocks 2.3% growth in Q4, expected to expand further this year

CHINA'S economy picked up speed in the fourth quarter, with growth beating...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE ECONOMY

2021 construction demand forecast to recover

TOTAL construction demand is projected to recover to between S$23 billion and S$28...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM
EYE ON ECONOMY

Private home buyers undaunted by rise in unemployment rate last year

HIGHER unemployment is a symptom of Singapore's worst recession since its independence...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM
ASEAN BUSINESS

Malaysia gives economy RM15b shot in arm to fight pandemic

MALAYSIA has unveiled a fresh RM15 billion (S$4.94 billion) stimulus package - worth...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

PrimePartners launches digital whisky-based security

INVESTING in whisky may sound esoteric, but a new asset-backed security (ABS) sets out...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

SPH media hit by lower ad revenue in Q1 but digital circulation continues to grow

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) on Monday announced that its media business continues...

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Sembcorp names ex-CEO of CapitaLand as new independent director

SEMBCORP Industries has appointed Lim Ming Yan as a non-executive and independent...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

Cybersecurity breach at InnoTek's China unit; Singapore networks unscathed

A CHINESE subsidiary of precision metal parts maker InnoTek has suffered a...

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Changing hands

Tracking fund flows in the Singapore stock market

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Property developers facing better year ahead in 2021

A FEARED slump in the private property market did not quite materialise in 2020; and...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM
BROKERS' TAKE

Suburban retail S-Reits have smoothest recovery path: Credit Suisse

RETAIL and hospitality Singapore-listed real estate investment trusts (S-Reits) were...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

Lower valuation for ThaiBev's Sabeco expected: UOB Kay Hian

UOB Kay Hian (UOBKH) on Monday said it is reasonable to expect a lower valuation for...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

HYPHENS Pharma International is planning to cement its regional presence by appointing...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI retreats to under 3,000, even as non-oil domestic exports rise

SINGAPORE'S benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) slipped back to under 3,000 on Monday...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar at 1-month high, euro slips to 6-week low

THE US dollar strengthened for a third consecutive day on Monday to a four-week high,...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

OrangeTee & Tie sets sights on 30% revenue growth in digital, data push

NEWLY restructured OrangeTee & Tie (OTT) is dialling up its digitalisation and...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

Mount Emily residential block relaunched for sale with lower S$18m guide price

A FREEHOLD residential block located at 2, 4 and 6 Mount Emily Road has been...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

UK house prices drop amid rush to beat deadline for tax break

UK home prices fell in January as sellers tried to speed up transactions with...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

Ideas for Jurong Lake District include bigger plots, signature events

PROPERTY developers, investors and businesses have offered several suggestions for...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

Singapore office rents may dip by 5% this year as WFH continues: Knight Frank

PROPERTY consultancy Knight Frank is expecting office rents in Singapore to fall by...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

South Korea's president pledges 'extraordinary' steps to supply homes

SOUTH Korean President Moon Jae-in said he is planning "extraordinary" measures to...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

MAS revises technology risk management guidelines

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on Monday issued revised technology risk...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

UOBAM completes acquisition of Vietnam fund manager

UOB Asset Management (UOBAM) announced on Monday that it has completed the acquisition...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

ECB to hold course as virus clouds outlook

A RESURGENCE in the coronavirus pandemic and a bumpy start to vaccination drives are...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

Philippine banks 'likely to recover faster from pandemic than 1997 Asian crisis'

PHILIPPINE banks will recover faster from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic than...

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Billionaire to take over bankrupt Indian shadow bank

BILLIONAIRE Ajay Piramal's conglomerate won bidding for bankrupt Indian shadow lender...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

US$40,000 key test for Bitcoin boom: JPMorgan strategists

BITCOIN could be at risk of a further drop unless the digital coin climbs back above...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Bargain hunting by hoarders, jewellers could send gold price up again

THE 2020 surge in investment and speculative holdings of gold is a mixed blessing for...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Samsung's Lee sent back to prison in bribery case

A SOUTH Korean court sentenced Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Jay Y Lee to two-and-...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

Trump halts shipments to Huawei from Intel, other suppliers

THE Trump administration notified Huawei suppliers, including chipmaker Intel, that it...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

Apple sets terms to let Parler back into App Store

PARLER, the social network popular among conservatives, could return to Apple's App...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Escaping coronavirus lockdowns, tourists flock to Dubai

AS MUCH of the world tightens lockdowns to stem coronavirus, Dubai has flung its doors...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Eurostar survival concern grows as UK firms lobby for govt rescue

UK business leaders called for a government rescue of Eurostar International Ltd as...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Biden taps veteran regulators to lead key Wall Street watchdogs

US President-elect Joe Biden has picked a pair of veteran regulators strongly backed...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

China 'already decided' to sanction US officials over Taiwan

CHINA said that it "has already decided" to sanction some US officials over...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

World facing 'catastrophic moral failure' on vaccines: WHO

THE world is on the brink of a "catastrophic moral failure" if rich countries hog...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

Tycoons Ambani, Adani caught in crossfire over India's farming laws

TWO of India's richest men have landed in an unlikely controversy over farming laws,...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

An artwork for the festive season

BUY an artwork for your home and simultaneously help financially-disadvantaged...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

Paris theatres carry on - behind closed doors

CALL it the French spirit of resistance - or contrariness. Officially, theatres here...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

SME

Laid off during crisis, she went on to found a company worth S$8m

AT the height of her career, Shi Ru Xin was retrenched as a result of the global...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

Singapore Environment Council honours 12 companies for their efforts to go green

TWELVE companies were given the GreenDNA Certification by the Singapore Environment...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

OPINION

EDITORIAL

A self-governing market: brokers have a role to play too

THE chief executive of Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo), Tan Boon Gin,...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

Trump goes, but global populism may still grow

DONALD Trump's departure from office on Wednesday will be welcomed by many across the...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Brazil, Russia, India and China economies after two decades

This November will mark the 20th anniversary of the BRIC acronym that I coined to...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

A historic opportunity to rebuild economies and tackle climate change

AFTER an extraordinary year in 2020, investors across the Asia-Pacific are more eager...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

Intra-, inter-party rifts open up ahead of Merkel's leaving

GERMANY faces fresh wrangling over the direction of the dominant Christian Democratic...

PUBLISHED Jan 19, 2021 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jan 19, 2021 08:39 PM

ARA Logos Logistics Trust announces results of preferential offering

ARA Logos Logistics Trust said in an update of its preferential offering that it has received valid acceptances and...

Jan 19, 2021 08:34 PM

Bank of America profit falls as consumer banking business falters

[NEW YORK] Bank of America posted a drop in fourth-quarter profit on Tuesday as historically low interest rates hurt...

Jan 19, 2021 08:34 PM

Keppel Infrastructure Trust enters into S$300m facility agreement

THE trustee-manager of Keppel Infrastructure Trust (KIT) announced on Tuesday that KIT has entered into an unsecured...

Jan 19, 2021 08:29 PM

Digital work platform Citrix to buy Vista's Wrike for US$2.25b

[FLORIDA] Citrix Systems would buy project management platform Wrike for $2.25 billion from private equity firm...

Jan 19, 2021 08:20 PM

Tinder co-founder leads US$2.1m seed funding in Singapore fintech Volopay

SINGAPORE-BASED fintech Volopay has raised US$2.1 million in seed funding led by Justin Mateen, a co-founder of US...

Jan 19, 2021 07:50 PM

Entities of Eagle Hospitality Trust file for bankruptcy protection in Delaware court

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ENTITIES of troubled Eagle Hospitality Trust (EHT) on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States...