TOP STORIES

NATIONAL DAY RALLY

HDB flats on prime Keppel Club site: Premium prices or tweaked sales terms?

THE prospect of having public housing on the plum Keppel Club site after its lease...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Up to 2 points total CPF hike for older workers in Jan 2021

CENTRAL Provident Fund (CPF) contribution hikes for older workers will kick off on Jan...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM
NATIONAL DAY RALLY

Greater Southern Waterfront a boost to likes of KepCorp, MCT

MAPLETREE Commercial Trust (MCT) and Keppel Corp are well-positioned to benefit from...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

SRS account start date determines when penalty waiver kicks in

WHEN can account holders withdraw funds from voluntary Supplementary Retirement Scheme...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Public Service gets ready for longer careers for workforce

THE public service will be rolling out more programmes to get its workers ready for...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Re-employment helps workers ease into retirement, not meant to build up nest egg

THE first thing that hits me after reading the Tripartite Workgroup on Older Workers'...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Medtech hub opens with support from healthcare clusters

A NEW hub connecting startups, organisations and professionals in the healthcare...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore VC fund manager among world's top performers

SINGAPORE-based East Ventures is among five firms named as the most consistently top-...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOT STOCKS

Business update lifts Rex International shares by 14.7%

OILFIELD services firm Rex International Holding's shares jumped one cent or 14.7 per...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Yangzijiang continues run as actively traded stock for third straight session

YANGZIJIANG Shipbuilding's stock, fresh from Friday's 15.1 per cent jump, continued...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Camsing Healthcare suspends chairman

CAMSING Healthcare has suspended all administrative and executive duties and powers of...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI rides tailwinds of PBOC rate reform

SINGAPORE equities tracked last Friday's Wall Street gains; and like its Asian...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Net profit for the first half of FY2019 missed our expectations at 23 per cent of our...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Markets regain risk appetite after week of turmoil

THE euro advanced on Monday after registering its biggest weekly drop in nearly two...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore dividend payout slides 11.6% to US$3.8b in Q2

DECELERATION in the world economy is beginning to take its toll on dividend payouts...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Ardmore Medical puts IPO plans on hold

ARDMORE Medical Group, which specialises in orthopaedic surgery, aesthetics and pain...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

Stock market shrinkage exacerbated by Europe IPOs at decade low

IF THE lament over a shrinking equity market has been momentarily drowned out in the...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

THE Catalist-listed commercial and industrial real estate solutions provider has...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Changing hands

Tracking fund flows in the Singapore stock market

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Once sleepless in Singapore, now giving sweet dreams to the budget conscious

AMIT Saberwal went through many a sleepless night when he first began pitching the...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

London homes' asking prices post first annual increase in 2 years

ASKING prices for London homes showed their first annual increase since 2017 this...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Westpac overdue mortgages on the rise amid soft housing market

AUSTRALIA'S Westpac Banking Corp on Monday reported a rise in the number of people...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Scottish castle in perfect condition on sale for £8m

BY the time Stephen Leach and his family bought Seton Castle in East Lothian, Scotland...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Facelift of Cairo's historic Baron Palace sparks outcry

EGYPTIAN authorities have defended renovation works at a historic Cairo palace after...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Boom time for bunker business and doomsday capitalists in the US

IN his pitch to potential buyers, American Larry Hall touts his condominium's high...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

China to base new lending benchmark on medium-term rates; shares rally on rate cut hopes

CHINA'S announcement of key interest rate reforms over the weekend has fuelled...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Carlsberg CEO has a warning for his peers about negative rates

THE man running Carlsberg A/S says he won't be "seduced" by negative interest rates as...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

French startup IT school tears up the rule book

ON AN August morning in Paris, when most of the city is in an advanced state of summer...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

China to boost Shenzhen's role in Greater Bay Area innovation

CHINA plans to let Shenzhen City, which borders Hong Kong, play "a key role" in...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

More realistic visuals on Minecraft from Microsoft, Nvidia team-up

MICROSOFT Corp said on Monday that it will use chipmaker Nvidia Corp's real-time ray...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Dutch families join 'people's farm' to counter climate change

CHICKENS roam the orchards, cows chew the cud and pigs roll in the mud on a warm day...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Manila checks for swine fever as pig deaths rise

THE Philippines has set up a crisis management team to determine if the deadly African...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Shell rolls out electric vehicle charging points at Singapore fuel stations

SHELL has become the first fuel retailer here to offer electric vehicle (EV) charging...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

New guide offers Singapore maritime firms a framework for sustainability reporting

THE MARITIME and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), along with its partners, have...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Jaguar, Audi SUVs fail to dent Tesla's electric car dominance

IT'S A trope that's been around roughly as long as Elon Musk has been in the car...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Good Boys ends comedy drought in Hollywood

UNIVERSAL Pictures and a gaggle of foul-mouthed 12-year-olds proved over the weekend...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Obamas' first film charts life in US factory under China bosses

THEY refer to us as the "foreigners", says a downbeat employee at an Ohio car glass...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

SME

SGSME FIRESIDE CHAT

Love, Bonito and Ninja Van founders share success tips

THE need for companies to make purposeful business decisions was among the many pieces...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Commitment, capability and collaboration for the long haul

"INNOVATION is what sparks many success stories among sustainable family enterprises...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

EDITORIAL

Financial education should start as early as possible in ageing workforce

REGULAR Business Times readers would by now be familiar with findings from a financial...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

A 'no-deal' Brexit is not a shoo-in

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will not reopen Brexit negotiations unless the...

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

Learning from the Great Depression

WHAT is striking about the latest bouts of financial turmoil - the recent wild swings...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Beginning of the end for globalisation?

RECENT equity market volatility, including Wednesday's 800- points fall in the Dow...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Fintech Wave-2 isn't digital. It's hybrid

ASIA is the epicentre of fintech innovation, with Singapore, and India, in particular...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

The US must recommit to trade

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump's trade policy has been controversial for any number of...

PUBLISHED Aug 20, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Aug 20, 2019 09:01 AM

US states ready antitrust probe of tech titans: report

[SAN FRANCISCO] Top prosecutors from a group of US states are readying a joint investigation into whether major...

Aug 20, 2019 08:57 AM

Baidu stock pops in late trading after sales top estimates

[HONG KONG] Baidu Inc's quarterly revenue beat analysts' estimates after China's biggest search giant managed to...

Aug 20, 2019 08:55 AM

Release of Iranian tanker 'very unfortunate': Pompeo

[WASHINGTON] US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed frustration on Monday over the "very unfortunate" decision...

Aug 20, 2019 08:34 AM

Alita Resources sold lithium concentrate below floor price amid challenging conditions

ALITA Resources said it had on Monday completed a shipment to buyer Jiangxi Bao Jiang Lithium Industrial Limited for...

Aug 20, 2019 08:25 AM

Stocks to watch: HMI, Figtree Holdings, Hong Leong Asia, RE&S Holdings, PS Group

THE following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Tuesday:

Aug 20, 2019 08:16 AM

Tokyo: Stocks open higher, tracking US rallies

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened higher on Tuesday, taking a positive lead from Wall Street where stocks rose for a third...

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