Monday, Jan 13, 2020

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE: DIGITAL BANK

UOB digital bank eyes S$10b Asean millennial market

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) has projected a S$10 billion market opportunity in Asean,...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Discipline is the name of the game as startup valuations soar

A YEAR of shake-ups in the venture capital (VC) industry has spurred VC firms in South...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE: DIGITAL BANK

Singapura Finance, fintech MatchMove believed to have teamed up for digibank bid

FINANCE company Singapura Finance and homegrown digital payments startup MatchMove Pay...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

Wholesale, retail sectors cling to hope in 2020

SMALL- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) in the wholesale and retail sectors may have...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Interruption in recent stock surge very likely in 2020, say strategists

US STOCKS finished a volatile week close to record highs, fluctuating with the risk of...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

No more 'burn, baby, burn': VCs expect more caution in 2020

THE South-east Asian startup party is far from over, but venture capital firms expect...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Heliconia-backed Rigel Technology eyes expansion, dismisses listing talk

RECENT market talk of Rigel Technology planning an initial public offering is just...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Bullish outlook for AUD/USD amid uptrend indicators

AUD/USD reached a peak of 1.10797 on July 2011, and has been on a consistent downtrend...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

Is gender diversity actually good for boards?

THE push for gender diversity, especially on listed boards, has been relentless, not...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Markets to focus on trade with impending phase one deal

MARKETS will refocus on trade this week, as the long-awaited phase one trade deal...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

Dollar inches lower versus yen and Swiss franc amid Iran sanctions

THE US dollar edged lower from four-week highs against the safe-haven Japanese yen and...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

2020 starts with a director acquisition-to-disposal ratio of 3:1

FOR the five trading sessions spanning Jan 3 to 9, the Straits Times Index (STI)...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

More trees, plants at over 80 new HDB estates

HDB flat dwellers in many new estates can look forward to more green spaces.

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

Avenir sells 20 units on first day of its launch

HONG Leong Holdings Ltd (HLHL) said it moved 20 units of its joint venture "ultra-luxe...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

India blows up luxury high-rises over environmental violations

TWO of four luxury waterfront high-rises in southern India were reduced to rubble in...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

Chinese tycoon in record £210m deal for London mansion

A CHINESE property magnate is close to breaking London's house-price record with the...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

HK's first digital bank ZA offers 6% introductory rate that dwarfs HSBC's

THE first of Hong Kong's new generation of digital banks has announced its arrival...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Creative returns from CES with 6 awards in the bag

CREATIVE Technology has snagged six awards from various tech review sites after...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

Apple pushes recycling with 'Daisy' robot that can tear apart 200 iPhones an hour

APPLE is trying to change the way electronics are recycled with a robot that...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

New crop technologies raise yields, defying analyst predictions

HOW much does crazy weather matter anymore to crop production? That's the question...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Australia counts the cost of wildfire damage to crops and livestock

AS UNPRECEDENTED wildfires threaten large parts of Australia, the nation's agriculture...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Future of mobility: Some wild rides spotted at tech show

IN THE not-too-distant future you could ride one, two or three wheels... or maybe none...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

US winter storms cause 10 deaths, flight cancellations, power outages

AT LEAST 10 people died, more than 1,000 flights were cancelled and hundreds of...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

Closing out the first full trading week of 2020, the Capesize market is struggling to...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

China says it won't cut subsidies for new-energy vehicles

CHINA will not make significant cuts to subsidies for new energy vehicles (NEV) this...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Beijing says stance on Taiwan unchanged despite polls landslide

CHINA will not change its position that Taiwan belongs to it, Beijing said on Sunday,...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

Top Iran Guard briefs parliament over downed Ukrainian jet

IRAN'S top Guards commander briefed the Iranian parliament or Majles on Sunday, a day...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

Companies in China remain wary despite 'Phase One' US trade deal

WASHINGTON and Beijing may be ready to sign a preliminary trade agreement, but...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

Flights halted as Philippine volcano spews ash

PHILIPPINE authorities warned on Sunday that a volcano near the capital Manila could...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Is Jazz on song for encore in Singapore Open?

WITH a name like "Jazz", don't be surprised if he is on song most of the time.

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

20 UOB commercial banking clients raise S$200k for charity

TWENTY United Overseas Bank (UOB) Group commercial banking clients raised S$200,000...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

Curtain falls on Chinese film festival as censorship intensifies

ONE of China's longest-running independent film festivals has decided to shut down...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

Species-saving Galapagos giant tortoise Diego can finally take a rest

JOB done, prolific Galapagos giant tortoise Diego is being released back into the wild...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Looking into the crystal ball

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Two predictions for 2020 (in business/industry or global affairs):...

PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jan 22, 2020 05:53 PM

Malaysia: Shares close lower on Wednesday

MALAYSIA share prices closed lower on Wednesday, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index down 9.35...

Jan 22, 2020 05:30 PM

International partners ink pact with IMDA to collaborate on digital trade

THE International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and 17 major multinational firms have signed a cooperation agreement...

Jan 22, 2020 04:50 PM

SRX, AIG Singapore offer insurance policy that can replace tenant security deposit

SINGAPORE property portal SRX has teamed up with general insurer AIG Asia Pacific Insurance (AIG Singapore) to let...

UPDATED 35 min ago
Jan 22, 2020 04:34 PM

COE prices end mixed ahead of Chinese New Year

CERTIFICATE of entitlement (COE) prices ended mixed in the latest tender on Wednesday (Jan 22) on the back of a more...

Jan 22, 2020 04:28 PM

Europe: Stocks diverge at open

[LONDON] Europe's main equity markets diverged at the opening bell on Wednesday.

Jan 22, 2020 04:25 PM

Hong Kong: Stocks bounce after sell-off

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares recovered some of the previous day's sharp losses on bargain-buying Wednesday but...

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