TOP STORIES

SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS

Slow recovery for Singapore companies with China operations amid outbreak

WHILE production has resumed for the manufacturing sector in China, analysts are...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Digibank contender Sheng Ye eyes Singapore homecoming

HONG Kong-listed supply chain financing company Sheng Ye Capital might be an unknown...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM
MARK TO MARKET

FLT-FCOT merger: Will market ethos trump fairness?

A FORTNIGHT ago, this column took a close look at the proposed merger of CapitaLand...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

More may be prepared to speak up on corporate malfeasance

IN Singapore, where whistleblowing is not a culture and faith in management is...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Universal whistleblowing law: Market mixed over need for it in Singapore

SINGAPORE does not have an over-arching whistleblower protection law, but...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM
ASEAN BUSINESS

The millennial bug: Redefining consumption in Indonesia

THEIR presence is felt everywhere: in cafes, shopping centres, sweating it out in gyms...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

US feels the ripple effects of Covid-19 as indexes dip

BULLS and bears are grappling over a question that may decide the fate of the...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Experian eyes growth in Asia-Pacific

GLOBAL information services company Experian is ramping up growth in the Asia-Pacific...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Gold glitters as viral gloom shines new light on rise in price since mid-Dec

GOLD has been enjoying a startling rise in price since the mid of December last year....

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Hong Leong Asia given more time to release results on Covid-19 fallout

HONG Leong Asia has been granted a time extension by the Singapore Exchange (SGX) to...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Budget provides slight reprieve but virus fears linger

LAST Friday, Singapore's Straits Times Index fell 17.65 points or 0.55 per cent to...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

US dollar dented as Feb PMI disappoints

THE US dollar fell across the board on Friday after a survey of purchasing managers...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Eight companies buy back S$8 million in shares

FOR the five trading sessions spanning Feb 14 to 20, the Straits Times Index (STI)...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Singapore is Reit hub with most foreign IPOs

SINGAPORE may be tiny by geographical size, but its sway in the property management...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

More singles securing HDB flats after 2013 rule change

MORE two-room build-to-order (BTO) flats will be offered in the non-mature towns of...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Monese serves those shunned by big banks

AMONG Britain's digital app-based banks that are attracting moneyed urban millennials...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Covid-19: Millions of Chinese firms face collapse if banks don't act fast

BRIGITA, a director at one of China's largest car dealers, is running out of options....

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

'Massive risk' drives ESG deadline at top Finnish funds

TWO of Finland's biggest pension funds, with combined assets of US$108 billion, are...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

At Uniqlo, sustainability is in its jeans

AS one of the largest apparel retailers in the world with new stores opening at a fast...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Covid-19: Chinese restaurants starved for cash

IT IS lunch time in Beijing, but the only diner in Cindy's Cafe is an employee having...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Intuit nears deal to buy Credit Karma for US$7b: WSJ

INTUIT Inc is close to buying Credit Karma Inc for about US$7 billion in cash and...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

New Zealand moves to ban vaping ads, sales to minors

NEW Zealand's government said on Sunday it will introduce laws banning all...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Johnson under pressure to scrap third runway

HAVING backed Britain's proposed high-speed railway HS2, Boris Johnson is under...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Covid-19 hits shipping, spreading global economic strain

SEA freight transport, the lifeblood of trade and a bellwether of the global economy,...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

The Capesize market found little to cheer about this week as it again endured...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

VIRUS OUTBREAK

G-20 calls for coordinated virus response; IMF trims forecasts

THE world's top economies called for a coordinated response to the coronavirus...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

New coalition said to be in the making in Malaysia under Mahathir

A NEW governing coalition could be in the making in Malaysia following a collective...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Spike in Covid-19 cases in Italy, South Korea, Iran

INTERNATIONAL concern about the spread of the Covid-19 disease outside China grew on...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Covid-19: No new cases reported; two more discharged from hospital

THERE are no new cases of the coronavirus disease, said the Health Ministry (MOH) on...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

UK pianist Alexis Ffrench bids to change image of classical music

BRITISH composer and pianist Alexis Ffrench, a rising black star in the overwhelmingly...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM
TAKING HEART

DBS delivers care packages to hospitals, communities

DBS is collaborating with social enterprises supported by DBS Foundation and vendors...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

UOB, Pathlight School team up to assemble care packs

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) has donated 1,000 care packs to disadvantaged families to...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Creator of iconic Lego figure dead at 78

JENS Nygaard Knudsen, who designed the iconic Lego minifigure with interchangeable...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Silver bullets from the Budget

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Will Singapore's 2020 Budget measures go far enough to cushion...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Clearing the air on QR and disclosures

ON Feb 7, when the Singapore Exchange (SGX) revealed the 112 companies that have to do...

PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Feb 24, 2020 04:46 PM

Hong Kong: Stocks start week with another sharp drop

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong suffered more big losses Monday as investors fret that the coronavirus could become a global...

Feb 24, 2020 04:42 PM

Europe: Stocks fall sharply at open on virus alarm

[LONDON] European stock markets sank at the start of trade on Monday, with the heaviest falls in Italy as alarm...

Feb 24, 2020 04:34 PM

WHO says no longer uses 'pandemic' category, but virus still emergency

[GENEVA] The World Health Organization (WHO) no longer has a process for declaring a pandemic, but the Covid-19...

Feb 24, 2020 04:24 PM

Afghanistan confirms first case of coronavirus from three suspected

[KABUL] Afghanistan on Monday identified the country's first case of coronavirus as reported cases outside China...

Feb 24, 2020 04:15 PM

Primark owner warns coronavirus threatens clothing supplies

[LONDON] Primark owner Associated British Foods warned on Monday there was a risk of supply shortages on some lines...

Feb 24, 2020 04:11 PM

S Korea's thirst for US crude to keep growing in 2020

[SEOUL] South Korea is on track to overtake Canada as the top buyer of US crude oil in 2020 as a mix of steep price...

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