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BT EXCLUSIVE: GARAGE

Telemedicine in the pink as Covid-19 gives shot in arm of nascent industry

THE Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a fresh wave of interest in telemedicine apps -...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM
UPDATED 1 hour 11 min ago
GE2020

Singapore's productivity and median wage have grown by a third in the last 10 years: Tharman

CONTRARY to the "urban myth" that Singapore has failed in its quest to raise...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

PAP giving voters a 'false choice': WP's Sylvia Lim

VOTERS are being presented a false choice by the ruling People's Action Party (PAP)...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

Renewing the ranks

Roughly one in four of the candidates, or a total of 23, elected into Parliament in...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

Election digest

THE Elections Department (ELD) said online posts and messages claiming marks made by...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

Election by the numbers

Social media platforms have been abuzz with virtual campaigning efforts as polling day...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

No plans to go back to Phase 1 after GE; rise in cases will be monitored

THERE are no plans to revert to Phase 1 or a lockdown immediately after the General...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM
OPINION

Getting telemedicine off the ground successfully

SINCE the Covid-19 pandemic began, routine doctor visits have become a little...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Auditors should avoid ditching companies midway on audit work

IT had seemed like a standard boilerplate event in October last year when Singapore's...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM
BROKERS' TAKE

AmBank 'overweight' on Malaysia's glove makers

AMBANK has maintained its "overweight" call on Malaysia's glove sector and raised its...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Samsung's earnings surprise shows confusion in tech sector

SAMSUNG Electronics's second-quarter earnings seem like good news. But it's really not...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

ASL Marine unit wins jobs for floating fish farms

OFFSHORE and marine group ASL Marine said on Tuesday that its wholly-owned unit has...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

SPH files amended defence and counterclaim in StreetSine litigation case

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) on Tuesday said that it has filed an amended defence as...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Boustead Singapore's H2 net profit rises 11% to S$18.5m

MAINBOARD-LISTED Boustead Singapore has reported S$434.5 million in revenue for its...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Temasek JV Reefknot eyes at least 3 more investments

REEFKNOT Investments, a 50:50 joint venture between Singapore's state investment firm...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Teo Tong Lim's family office, Roxy-Pacific to acquire Melbourne office tower for A$145m

MAINBOARD-LISTED property developer Roxy-Pacific Holdings and the private family...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

GS Holdings looks to scrub out cleaning, dishwashing business

GS HOLDINGS is proposing to sell two wholly-owned subsidiaries for S$2, in a move that...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) rejected an application from Tee International for an...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Indonesia's Telkom unblocks Netflix as it amps digital push

INDONESIA'S state-owned telecommunications firm Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) said...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI takes a breather; snaps 5-day winning streak

SINGAPORE shares closed lower on Tuesday, snapping a five-day winning streak with the...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Risk currencies ease after rally and virus flare-ups

RISK currencies such as the Australian dollar took a breather from recent gains on...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

End to Australia's apartment binge clouds outlook

THE hit to Australia's population growth from closing its international borders is...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Zara founder had 15b euros in real estate assets globally in 2019

THE investment vehicle of Amancio Ortega - founder of fashion empire Inditex and one...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

New York luxury condo developer tries hand at Reit investing

A DEVELOPER of some of Manhattan's newest ultra-luxury condos has started a more down-...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Winds of change blowing through London's immigrant enclave

SAJA Shaheen is walking the aisles of Nour Cash & Carry, explaining the eclectic...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Malaysia cuts rates to record low, warns of downside risks

MALAYSIA'S central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points (bps) to...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Malaysian funds with over RM1t seek gains overseas

MALAYSIA'S three key state funds are looking to increasingly invest their more than...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Australia's central bank sits tight as second-wave risks mount

AUSTRALIA'S central bank stayed on the policy sidelines on Tuesday despite a setback...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Wirecard collapse puts spotlight on growing regulatory blind spots

WIRECARD AG's collapse displayed a growing blind spot for the guardians of the world's...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Wall St investors scored emergency government loans amid pandemic

REPRESENTATIVES of several venture capital firms that were listed as small-business...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

WB, IMF to hold annual meetings online

THE World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold their annual meetings...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

One-time heart of shale may never boom again with Dakota Access shut

IT WAS once the centre of America's shale boom - a vast reservoir of crude unleashed...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

US tech giants in HK suspend processing of government requests for user data

FACEBOOK, Google and Twitter have suspended processing government requests for user...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Palantir moves toward stock listing with confidential filing

PALANTIR Technologies Inc said it filed confidentially with US regulators for a public...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Covid-19 is turning San Francisco's inequality gap into a chasm

THE coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating wealth and racial inequalities around the...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

B&O sees return to growth after near 30% slide in sales

STRUGGLING Danish TV and stereomaker Bang & Olufsen (B&O) reported a slide in...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

STRAIT TALK

More collaboration needed for cleaner hulls, cleaner waters

A COUPLE of days ago I watched a television programme which explained how indigenous...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

UK, EU under pressure to strike trade deal, but several issues impede agreement

THE pressure is on for the European Union and the United Kingdom to strike a trade...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Eurozone set for deeper recession, less steep rebound

THE eurozone economy will drop deeper into recession this year and rebound less...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Taiwan warns of countermeasures if new HK law causes 'damage'

TAIWAN'S President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday warned of "countermeasures" should a...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Indonesia imposes 10% VAT on tech giants

INDONESIA imposed a 10 per cent value-added tax on sales by technology firms including...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Hullo to a souped-up, virtual ChildAid 2020

WHEN the curtain rises on ChildAid 2020 on July 15, audiences will be treated to a...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

ChildAid raises funds for over 10,000 kids a year

SINCE 2005, ChildAid has been raising money for two Singapore Press Holdings charities...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

WEALTH & INVESTING

INVESTING GLOBALLY AND PROFITABLY

Why digital economy deserves a place in every portfolio

IN TODAY'S world, there is no doubt that the digital economy has become an...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Bond investors struggle to see reasons to be upbeat about UK

INVESTORS are so worried about the United Kingdom's prospects that they're ignoring...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Panic buying drives China-focused ETF's biggest gain since 2009

A US$3 billion exchange-traded fund tracking Chinese equities surged the most in a...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

OPINION

Replacing the liberal international order

MANY analysts argue that the liberal international order ended with the rise of China...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Has the US lost its exceptionalism in the face of Covid-19?

ONCE again, the United States is standing out as a world leader, but not for any...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Will America ditch rhetoric and go for governance and expertise?

THE populist revolt that has swept the world in recent years has been driven in part...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Will working from home sound the death knell for offices?

ONE key aspect of the coronavirus pandemic has been the sudden evacuation of offices...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Borders won't protect countries from coronavirus

THE coronavirus has hit the poorest the hardest, but until recently, they have mostly...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore spearheads global digital trade gateway with NTP

SINGAPORE is spearheading global efforts to create a centralised, digital hub for...

PUBLISHED Jul 8, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jul 8, 2020 01:31 PM

Interactive Brokers opens Singapore office, offers access to local stocks

NASDAQ-LISTED Interactive Brokers Group on Wednesday announced the addition of its Singapore entity, Interactive...

Jul 8, 2020 01:21 PM

GS Holdings says difficult to sell assets of subsidiaries as consisted of software

GS HOLDINGS has responded to queries from the Singapore Exchange (SGX) about the sale of its subsidiaries for S$2,...

Jul 8, 2020 01:13 PM

Japan's service sector sentiment rises 23.3 points in June

[TOKYO] Japan's service sector sentiment index rose in June, a Cabinet Office survey showed on Wednesday, and the...

Jul 8, 2020 12:49 PM

AirAsia in trading halt after auditor notes 'going concern' doubts

[BENGALURU] Shares in Malaysia's AirAsia Group Bhd were halted on Wednesday after its auditor said there were...

Jul 8, 2020 12:46 PM

Australia looking to restrict return of citizens amid coronavirus outbreak

[SYDNEY] Australia will likely slow down the return of its citizens from abroad, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said...

Jul 8, 2020 12:37 PM

Venture fund backing firms worth US$206b eyes China

[HONG KONG] David Chao, a venture capitalist who has been on the ground floor of Asian companies worth a combined US...