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Beyond the 3 Rs: How can Singapore move forward on sustainability?

GETTING people to care about the environment is an uphill battle that advocates around...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

Travel startups targeting domestic travel market

ONLINE travel agencies (OTAs) and travel startups are now shifting gears to capture...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

Consumer loans dive in April as circuit breaker kicks in

CONSUMER loans in Singapore continued to dive in April, with credit card loans...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

Goldbell, Oddle join hands to offer cash advances to F&B firms

ONLINE food ordering platform Oddle and Goldbell Financial Services (GBFS) have...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

Startups team up with corporates for slice of the food-delivery market

STARTUPS in the food-and-beverage (F&B) industry are now collaborating with large...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore confirms 611 Covid-19 cases; working from home to remain as default

A TOTAL of 611 new coronavirus cases were preliminarily confirmed on Friday, including...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

Hong Kong tells US to keep out of national security legislation debate

HONG KONG told the United States to keep out of the debate over national security...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

China can live with a less special Hong Kong

HONG KONG'S unique brand of autonomy has been a gift for China. The city has been a...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

Japan's factory, retail sectors slump as pandemic hits auto sector

JAPAN'S factory output slid faster than expected and retail sales tumbled the most in...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore courts to resume hearings for most cases on June 8

THE courts are set to resume hearings for most cases from June 8 - a week after...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM
LATEST US DATA

US consumer spending falls by 13.6% in April, a new low

US CONSUMER spending suffered another month of record decline in April as the Covid-19...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM
JOB CUTS

Renault to cut 14,600 jobs worldwide in race to slash costs

RENAULT plans to eliminate about 14,600 jobs worldwide and lower production capacity...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Global economic recovery likely to be swift, but stock markets might have run too far

AS lockdowns are lifted and restrictions to curb Covid-19 are eased, global economic...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

Broadway shares jump 24.5% in intra-day trading on proposal to sell hard disk business

SHARES of Broadway Industrial Group surged 24.5 per cent on Friday after the company...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

ThaiBev dismisses media reports it plans to sell Vietnam businesses

THAI Beverage Public Co (ThaiBev) has dismissed reports it is seeking a buyer for its...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

Endofotonics raises S$12m in Series B funding, led by Singapore Medical Group

CANCER diagnostic company Endofotonics on Friday said it has raised S$12 million in a...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore's market cap eases marginal 0.3% in May

WITH March's horrendous rout in its rear-view mirror, the Singapore bourse went on to...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

CapitaLand to deploy disinfection technology in malls

CAPITALAND will deploy tech solutions such as disinfecting robots and air disinfection...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

Ascott Residence Trust sets precedent in skipping first call on perpetual

ASCOTT Residence Trust (ART) will not be redeeming its S$250 million, 4.68 per cent...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Singapore stocks end Friday on a mixed note

SINGAPORE stocks ended the holiday-shortened week on a mixed note, amid concerns about...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

KEPPEL Corp has priced US$300 million worth of notes due 2025 at 2.459 per cent per...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

Long odds: China's bet on Reits draws sceptics

CHINA'S plans to introduce real estate investment trusts (Reits) mark a crucial step...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

Reits (May 30-31, 2020)

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

PERSPECTIVE

Fixing safe bubbles is harder than it seems

AS THE COVID clouds teasingly pass and suddenly gather again, states and national...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE BROAD VIEW

The new abnormal and where we shouldn't zoom to

MANY have enthused at, by turns, the ingenuity, innovation, inspiration and spirit of...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM
THE FINISH LINE

Fitness industry poised for post-Covid boom: Ritual CEO

CONSTRUCTION of Ritual Gym's fourth and newest branch in Singapore - a 2,800 square...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM
THE WINDING ROAD

Pandemic paradox

I WOKE up with a start on Monday thinking I'd be late for work. Only it wasn't Monday...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM
SATURDAY SOAPBOX

Goodbye, circuit breaker!

IT started innocently with Dalgona Coffee, the foamy Korean beverage that went viral...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM
THE STEERING COLUMN

The point of slow return

CTRL-ALT-DELETE. We might not be under an actual lockdown, but the circuit-breaker...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Banking on leadership

IN his 27-year career as a banker, Standard Chartered Singapore's chief executive...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

WEALTH & INVESTING

During a crisis, investors should make it a point to think the unthinkable

INVESTING in Asia for 30 years has shown me that crises profoundly change the market...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM
INVESTING FOR IMPACT

Crisis and resilience - Navigating a sustainable recovery

THE Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in tragic human cost and catalysed a global...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Conducting due diligence amid Covid-19 restrictions

WHILE Singapore, and many other countries, have begun easing off circuit breaker...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

Signs of a tech bounce - if you know where to look

BURIED in a set of little-known data are early signs that the hardware side of the...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

New York gold traders drown in a glut they helped create

THE New York gold market has been flipped on its head in just a couple of months, with...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

OPINION

THE BROAD VIEW

Exorcising the ghost in the Wills Act

INGENIOUS lawyers all over the Commonwealth are dreaming up rigmaroles for the signing...

PUBLISHED May 30, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

May 30, 2020 03:28 PM

506 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 2 Singaporeans and PRs

[SINGAPORE] A total of 506 new coronavirus cases were preliminarily confirmed on Saturday afternoon, including two...

May 30, 2020 02:47 PM

Malaysia headed for recession in six months, statistician says

[SINGAPORE] The Malaysian economy is about to feel the full brunt of the coronavirus pandemic.

May 30, 2020 02:34 PM

Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit: report

[WASHINGTON] German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of G7 leaders that US President...

May 30, 2020 02:28 PM

Fed chief Jerome Powell fears second coronavirus wave, reiterates crisis-fighting pledge

[WASHINGTON] Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell on Friday said a potential surge in US coronavirus infections...

May 30, 2020 02:07 PM

Goldman says options show top US bank dividends may fall 30%

[NEW YORK] Options are pricing in odds that the seven top US banks will cut their dividends by an average of 30 per...

May 30, 2020 01:45 PM

Japanese bathhouses awash with post-lockdown customers

[YOKOHAMA] Masazumi Kato sighed deeply as he lowered himself into a tub at a public bathhouse in a Tokyo suburb,...