TOP STORIES

Bridging the skills gap: Is education the key?

AS the hand-wringing and finger-pointing continue amid a deepening recession and...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM
IPO

Nanofilm IPO shares priced at S$2.59; subscribed 19 times

NANOFILM Technologies, the spin-off company of Nanyang Technological University (NTU...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Malaysian PM seeks king's nod to declare state of emergency, sources say

MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is reported to have asked the king to...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE PROPERTY

Q3 private home prices up; new home sales double over previous quarter, but rents are down

A SHARP rebound in private home sales in both primary and secondary markets in the...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE PROPERTY

Office rents fall in Q3 amid cutbacks, work-from-home ops

THE pandemic took its toll on office rents in the third quarter as souring business...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE PROPERTY

Decline in retail rents accelerates in Q3

AS ECONOMIC headwinds prevail, rentals of retail space in Singapore's central region...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE ECONOMY

Inflation could return to positive territory before year end: economists

SINGAPORE'S deflationary pressures continued to ease in September, with the...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Chief Justice grants leave to probe DPPs for misconduct in former maid Parti Liyani case

THE Chief Justice has given the go-ahead for investigations into two Deputy Public...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK: REIGNITING TRAVEL

Singapore, Germany to start green lane for business travel

SINGAPORE and Germany have agreed to start a reciprocal green lane allowing travel for...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Presidential hopefuls square off over Covid-19, climate, racism

PRESIDENT Donald Trump turned in a more composed and disciplined debate performance...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

iFast eyes expansion in Malaysia, China as Q3 profit more than doubles

FINANCIAL services provider iFast Corporation will take advantage of booming demand...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM
BROKERS' TAKE

Bukit Sembawang's pivot to recurring income will boost dividends: DBS

DBS Group Research on Friday said Bukit Sembawang Estate's move to pivot its business...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM
1MDB SCANDAL

Goldman recast as villain of Wall Street with damning 1MDB pact

GOLDMAN Sachs Group, pilloried after the 2008 financial crisis, just saw a decade of...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM
1MDB SCANDAL

Singapore hits Goldman Sachs with US$122m payment, warning over 1MDB scandal

GOLDMAN Sachs Singapore has been charged by the Singapore authorities to pay US$122...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Construction works on Oxley's projects may take up to six weeks more to complete due to Covid-19

OXLEY Holdings said that the completion of construction works in its properties is...

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Philippine stocks top the world this week as foreigners return

PHILIPPINE stocks are beating global peers this week after having spent much of the...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Growth stock rally leaves even more room for disappointment

AS NETFLIX shareholders found out to their dismay this week, lofty global growth stock...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Eat Just, maker of plant-based eggs, eyes US$2b valuation

EAT Just Inc, a startup that makes plant-based eggs, is seeking funding in what may be...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Singapore shares track Wall St gains, end week in the black

LOCAL shares finished the week on a high, in tandem with Wall Street stocks that rose...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

GL LIMITED, a UK hotel sector player, recorded an unaudited net loss of US$22.5...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

HDB resales jump to 10-year high in Q3 as prices rise 1.5% over quarter

THE Housing Board resale market staged a stunning rebound in the third quarter of 2020...

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Reits (October 24-25, 2020)

Highest-yielding real estate investment trust

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WeWork default is a real possibility, Fitch Ratings warns

FITCH Ratings downgraded troubled co-working company WeWork, and warned that the once...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

US existing home sales rise to 14-year high

SALES of previously-owned US homes rose more than expected in September to the highest...

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TRANSPORT

THE BROAD VIEW

Will airline bailouts fly?

AS AIRLINES and hotels with backs to the Covid wall plead with governments for help,...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

Making a new start in a business of their own

IN April, Dave Summers lost his job as director of digital media productions at the...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

Football feast to savour in Europe as top teams collide

WE are a little over a month into the new European football season, and the matches...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

A restrained telling of the rise and fall of WeWork's Neumann

IT took reading 50 pages of Billion Dollar Loser, Reeves Wiedeman's new book about...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM
TECH TALK

Ditch your basic bookshelf speakers and stream in high-fidelity instead

I'D originally set my sights on some refined, time-honoured hardware. A hand-built...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

On the green power train

CHANGE starts at home.

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

WEALTH & INVESTING

COMMENTARY

The hidden dragon of 2020

BATTLING through a turbulent year, investors have come to terms with dramatic changes...

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MONEY WISDOM

The relentless pursuit of better investment options

MY courtship with Vanguard funds started 16 years ago in 2004. Providend was licensed...

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Hong Kong connection opens China ETF market to global investors

CHINA'S fast-growing $157 billion market for exchange-traded funds became directly...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

The sustainable debt market has become unsustainable

THE European Union has offered its first social bond - as in the middle initial of ESG...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

Music lessons are the best investment for your kids

WHEN I was about eight years old, an uncle gave me his old folk guitar after a...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM
GOLD REPORT

Gold prices drift with no US stimulus agreement

GOLD futures generally spent the week drifting and reacting to sentiment that shifted...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

OPINION

PERSPECTIVE

Trump's disappearing populism goes on full display

ONE of the most quietly significant moments in Thursday night's presidential debate...

PUBLISHED Oct 24, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Oct 24, 2020 06:58 AM

AstraZeneca resumes US Covid-19 vaccine trial; J&J prepares to do the same

[CHICAGO] AstraZeneca has resumed the US trial of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine after approval by regulators,...

Oct 24, 2020 06:31 AM

Tesla to recall 30,000 cars from China over suspension defects

[BEIJING] US electric car manufacturer Tesla will recall almost 30,000 vehicles imported into China due to...

Oct 24, 2020 06:12 AM

Oil falls about 2% on Libyan output, Covid-19 demand concerns

[NEW YORK] Oil fell nearly 2 per cent on Friday, finishing lower for the week, in anticipation of a surge in Libyan...

Oct 24, 2020 06:05 AM

Europe: Stocks rebound with banks in the lead

[BENGALURU] European stocks rose on Friday, boosted by positive earnings updates from Barclays and a surge in Airbus...

Oct 24, 2020 05:59 AM

US: S&P, Nasdaq close higher as stimulus talks in spotlight

[NEW YORK] The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed modestly higher on Friday in choppy trading, with investors keeping a...

Oct 23, 2020 11:08 PM

US early vote total crosses 50 million, signaling a record-smashing turnout

[WASHINGTON] More than 50 million Americans have cast ballots in the presidential election, an early-voting expert...