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BT EXCLUSIVE

Dividends are in favour, but there are still bets in Singapore growth stocks

DIVIDEND plays are currently the flavour of the month as market volatility and...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE: STARTUPS

Two GoBear co-founders resign; Indonesia operations to shut down

TWO co-founders of fintech startup GoBear have resigned and will leave by the end of...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Pessimism, poor performance persist: BT-SUSS poll of business climate

BUSINESS conditions weakened for the sixth straight quarter and firms stayed glum,...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM
MAGNUS ENERGY BOARD TUSSLE

Magnus Energy's new board's priority will be to boost sales: activist shareholder

CHARLES Madhavan, one of the two activist shareholders instrumental in ousting Magnus...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM
MAGNUS ENERGY BOARD TUSSLE

Magnus Energy asks requisitioning shareholders to amend EGM resolutions

MAGNUS Energy Group has asked shareholders requisitioning an extraordinary general...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM
BUDGET 2020

Deloitte calls for more tax breaks for jobs and R&D

TAX boosts for investment in jobs and innovation are high up on Deloitte's priorities...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

China slams HK high court ruling; says it has sole authority over city's constitution

CHINA insisted Tuesday it alone held the authority to rule on constitutional matters...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Aspial to realise A$400m cash from Australia 108 project in next 12 months

ASPIAL Corporation's mega Australia 108 project is expected to realise A$400 million (...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM
HOT STOCKS

Oil and gas play heats up in October: SGX

IN THE current quarter to date, the three best-performing energy/oil & gas-related...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Negative US-China trade deal headlines hit STI

PROGRESS, or a lack thereof, on the US-China trade front continues to be the "be-all-...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar snaps three-day losing streak

THE US dollar snapped a three-day losing streak against rivals on Tuesday thanks to...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Morgan Stanley upgrades Singapore banks to overweight

ANALYSTS from Morgan Stanley (MS) have upgraded Singapore financials to "overweight"...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Del Monte warns of Q2 loss, may refinance US$1.4b in loans

LOSS-MAKING food and beverage player Del Monte Pacific is evaluating options to...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Ascendas India Trust to raise at least S$100m through private placement

ASCENDAS India Trust (a-iTrust) is launching a private placement of some 66.3 million...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Willas-Array's Q2 loss widens to HK$31.25m

HONG KONG-based electronics distributor Willas-Array Electronics (Holdings) saw its...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM
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Corporate digest

CATALIST-LISTED OUE Lippo Healthcare (OUELH) announced that its chief operating...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Bigger BTO flats in 2 estates see keen interest

HOME-SEEKERS made a rush for bigger build-to-order (BTO) flats in the mature estates...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

US Nov homebuilder sentiment eases for first time in five months

HOMEBUILDER sentiment in the US eased in November for the first time in five months...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Elizabeth Warren calls out Blackstone for 'shameless' profits from housing

US presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren called out Blackstone Group Inc for its real...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Julius Baer announces first buyback in 8 years

JULIUS BAER Group announced its first share buyback in eight years even as inflows...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Queues throng Lebanese banks after one-week closure

At the Fransabank in Beirut (above), queues were building up

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Lagarde perfectly capable of facing down her ECB sceptics

CHRISTINE LAGARDE has taken the helm of the European Central Bank (ECB) at a time of...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Saudi Arabia doubles the amount banks can lend for Aramco IPO

SAUDI ARABIA'S central bank doubled leverage limits for retail investors looking to...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Tata Steel to axe 3,000 jobs in Europe as crisis spreads

TATA Steel Ltd plans to axe as many as 3,000 jobs across its European operations to...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Australia's Woodside expects to triple its reserve base with new projects

AUSTRALIA'S Woodside Petroleum on Tuesday laid out plans to triple its gas and oil...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

With storms wrecking grids, Japan seeks home battery networks

AFTER recent typhoons ravaged Japan's grid and disrupted power to almost 1.4 million...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

MSC's tin mining arm granted new leases in Perak until 2034

RAHMAN Hydraulic Tin (RHT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of tin miner and metal producer...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Showtime for Stadia cloud gaming service

GOOGLE is setting out to transform the video game world with its Stadia service...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Nintendo unveils Tokyo gamers' wonderland

NINTENDO Co Ltd unveiled its first Japanese store on Tuesday in Tokyo's trendy Shibuya...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

New floating Eco-Ark produces up to 20 times more fish than coastal farms

SOME 5km from Changi Point Ferry Terminal, a ship the size of a quarter of a football...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Trump's doctor dismisses speculation of chest pain

DONALD TRUMP'S doctor on Monday denied reports that the US President had recently...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

STRAIT TALK

Shipping groups exchange broadsides at global maritime meeting

THE London headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) was a busy...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Airlines zoom in on grounded Boeing 737 MAX at Dubai Airshow

BOEING'S 737 MAX took centre stage at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday as airlines...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

All at sea: Qatar signs up floating hotels for World Cup

FOOTBALL fans prone to seasickness may need to consider alternatives, but supporters...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Ford introduces the all-electric Mustang

FOR more than a half century, asking Ford Mustang owners why they purchased the iconic...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Singapore calls for more global partners, including Chinese firms, in push for AI

SINGAPORE will continue to work with all players, including Chinese firms, to roll out...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Japan's lower house passes limited US trade deal

JAPAN'S lower house of parliament on Tuesday approved a limited trade deal Prime...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Fed chief reasserts independence in talks with Trump

FEDERAL Reserve chairman Jerome Powell reasserted the independence of the US central...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Wealth fund at 10t kroner has Norwegians trying to cash out

NORWAY has always said its sovereign wealth fund belongs to the people. But recently,...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

China interfering in election 'every day', says Taiwan president

CHINA is interfering in Taiwan's elections "every day" as it seeks to damage the...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Airbnb incurs Paris wrath over Olympics partnership

AIRBNB became a leading partner of the Olympics in a nine-year deal announced on...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

A small crash with big consequences for Ferrari, says boss Binotto

FERRARI boss Mattia Binotto described Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix collision between...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Ex-label says Taylor Swift can sing her old hits at awards show

TAYLOR Swift's former label said on Monday that it will allow the global pop superstar...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Watch bees surf to safety on waves they create

IF their honey-making and pollination prowess weren't enough, there's a new reason to...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

EXECUTIVE MONEY

COMMENTARY

A mini-cycle recovery is coming

THE past 18 months have been tough for the global economy. Global growth is tracking...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Private equity muscling into Britain's booming retirement market

PRIVATE equity and credit firms have elbowed their way into everything from real...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

HK protests: Why they have gone global

MOST democracy protests are short-lived, garner little international attention and are...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Sustainability's challenge: Fix the hole in the reporting layer

HOLDING businesses accountable for their environmental and social impact is important...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Europe's drift towards recession a concern for all

WHILE almost everyone in Washington is glued to impeachment developments, Europe has...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Education is a journey, not a destination - and definitely not about passing an exam

TARA Westover grew up in the shadow of a mountain. Born and raised in rural Idaho to a...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

We hate data collection but that doesn't mean we can stop it

WE'RE being watched. We know we're being watched, and we don't think the watchers have...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

India faces 2022 deadline for attaining economic goals

IT HAS been exactly one year since the Indian government announced its "Strategy for...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Nov 20, 2019 10:14 AM

Digital battleground looms large for 2020 US elections

[WASHINGTON] President Donald Trump has been on a social media ad spending spree for his 2020 re-election campaign,...

Nov 20, 2019 09:58 AM

Hong Kong's world-beating stock gain falters after just two days

A WORLD-BEATING stock gain is quickly unraveling in Hong Kong, showing how fast sentiment can change as protests...

Nov 20, 2019 09:55 AM

Hong Kong: Stocks retreat at Wednesday's open

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks started on the back foot Wednesday following two days of big gains and as investors get...

Nov 20, 2019 09:48 AM

Emerging markets have monetary firepower to drive world economy

[SINGAPORE] Emerging-economy central banks from India to Brazil still enjoy the firepower to shore up the global...

Nov 20, 2019 09:35 AM

New A*Star food innovation institute gives single touchpoint for industry

THE upcoming Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) will provide a single touchpoint for...

Nov 20, 2019 09:31 AM

Singapore shares open lower on Wednesday; STI down 0.23%

SINGAPORE shares started Wednesday lower, after two of the US's three major indices had closed lower overnight. The...

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