Monday, Aug 12, 2019

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Firms report poorer Q2 results, glum for H2: BT-SUSS survey

BUSINESSES reported a poorer second quarter and warned of gloomier times ahead,...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

PM Lee to deliver National Day Rally on Aug 18

MORE affordable pre-school and tertiary education, as well as the raising of the...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Are we there yet?

The central question regarding the growth of electric vehicle (EV) use in Singapore is...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Charging power still a chicken-and-egg gripe for electric fleets

DESPITE plans to drive pollutive petrol and diesel cars into history, electric...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Oil prices to hinge on Opec cutting production

THE key to oil prices in the coming year is whether Opec can significantly slash...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM
ASEAN BUSINESS

GoJek sheds light on how it took on the Singapore market

"HONESTLY, to me, it's still a miracle that we have an office here with that view....

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Sinostar PEC raises the innovation bar

INNOVATIVE and high-quality development is of top priority this year for mainboard-...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Amid all the volatility, can central banks rescue the bull market again?

US stocks were flat last week but the calm waters masked an explosion of volatility...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Addvalue Technologies narrows Q1 loss to US$220,000

NET loss for Addvalue Technologies narrowed to about US$220,000 in the fiscal first...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Engaging stakeholders for the long term

STAKEHOLDER engagement is important for listed corporations. In the 2018 revisions to...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM
STRATEGY SPOTLIGHT

SME business owners need to adopt pragmatic pathways

UNTIL now, the relatively slow speed of marketplace evolution has allowed wasteful...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Burford inappropriately financed, says short-seller Gotham

SHORT-SELLER Gotham City Research LLC said Burford Capital Ltd isn't being financed...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Internal strife, trade issue to drag on HSI

THE Hong Kong Stock Exchange acts as a gateway for offshore investors to gain an...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Earnings, data in focus amid shorter trading week

IT'S a shorter trading week in Singapore but stocks may still face volatility amid a...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Yen and Swiss franc advance on trade fears, bleak global data

THE yen and Swiss franc gained on Friday as investors sought safe-haven currencies due...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

MD Ong Pang Aik increases Lian Beng stake following FY19 results

FOR the five trading sessions from Aug 2 to 8, the Straits Times Index (STI) declined...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

WeWork's looming IPO lights the path for rivals

WEWORK took the real estate world by storm on its way to an initial public offering (...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

New 'coliving' housing option spreads its wings in New York

NANDITA IYER landed in New York from Bombay without knowing anyone, but she didn't...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Depositors may be next as Nordic banks buckle under negative rates

EVER since negative interest rates became a thing, banks have been too afraid to pass...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Australian dollar bears eye weak jobs data as key to Sept rate cut

SIGNS that the global trade war is morphing in a currency race to the bottom means the...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Pound-US dollar parity is an idea that's starting to take hold

SUDDENLY, the idea of pound parity seems less far-fetched as the risk grows that...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Social media firms tapped to help curb terrorism

SOCIAL media companies came under fire again last week after another mass shooting was...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Refugee boats reaching Greek islands given new life as bags

LEANING over his sewing machine in the workshop of the small Berlin-based company...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Growing pains for pot industry in famed California wine region

A BITTER war has erupted between pot growers and vintners in one of California's famed...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Greta Thunberg and 'flight shame' are fuelling a carbon offset boom

CAMPAIGNING by climate activist Greta Thunberg and filmmaker-naturalist David...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

US Dept of Transportation offers guidance for emotional support animals on flights

AIRLINES cannot limit the number of service animals on a flight, but will be allowed...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

With typhoon Lekima gathering pace, numerous China ports were closed by the end of the...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Police fire tear gas at HK protesters as demonstrations intensify

HONG Kong police fired tear gas at protesters on Sunday as a 10th straight weekend of...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Instability in HK a problem for all, including Singapore: Shanmugam

SINGAPORE'S Minister for Law and Home Affairs doesn't believe the city-state stands to...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

Trump is making Xi's China superpower plan much harder

EVEN before the trade war, Xi Jinping's plan to turn China into one of the world's...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Ban tourists to protect Australia's sacred sites

FOR the Anangu people, Uluru, the iconic sandstone rock that juts from Australia's "...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM
BT CORPORATE GOLF LEAGUE

Donovan Lee's 4 birdies light up BT golf league

SINGAPORE'S national golfer Donovan Lee lit up The Business Times Corporate Golf...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Ensuring a bright future and a sustained competitive edge

THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: As Singapore turns 54, what is the most pressing issue facing the...

PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Aug 19, 2019 10:08 PM

US: Wall St opens higher on stimulus hopes

WALL Street opened higher on Monday, after China's plans for an interest rate reform reinforced hopes that major...

Aug 19, 2019 08:42 PM

Tasek takeover offer closes with Hong Leong Asia holding 88.16% stake

HONG Leong Asia's takeover offer for its Malaysian subsidiary Tasek closed at 5pm on Aug 19, with Hong Leong Asia...

Aug 19, 2019 08:27 PM

HMI posts 11% fall in Q4 net profit to 13.5m yuan

HEALTH Management International (HMI) on Monday announced net profit fell 11 per cent to 13.5 million yuan (S$2.65...

Aug 19, 2019 07:57 PM

RE&S posts 32.9% fall in Q4 net profit on outlet closures

CATALIST-LISTED Japanese food and beverage group RE&S Holdings saw net profit fall 32.9 per cent to S$628,000...

Aug 19, 2019 07:22 PM

Figtree Holdings bags S$43.5m design and build contract

CATALIST-LISTED Figtree Holdings has secured a S$43.53 million design and build contract for a food processing...

Aug 19, 2019 06:43 PM

Camsing Healthcare suspends chairman, who remains in police custody

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

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