Friday, Jun 26, 2020

TOP STORIES

Goh Chok Tong, Low Thia Khiang exit politics as parties gear up for new battles

NEW candidates continued to be introduced on Thursday for the general election, but...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

Battle lines drawn in virtual space, but fight for votes is on the ground

THE digital space is set to be a key battlefront for political parties in GE2020, as...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
BEYOND COVID-19: BT EXCLUSIVE

Covid-19 ushers in planting season for local farms, but costs, cheaper imports hobble prospects

THE time is ripe to step up local food production, some local farmers and food...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Grocery e-tailers moving up the food chain

ONLINE grocery retailers found themselves plunged into the deep end of the supermarket...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

Weighing up what's success at the polls

PARTIES would have to do as well as - or better than - their last outing in 2015 for...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

Third batch of new PAP candidates includes former IMDA chief executive

DEPUTY Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat rolled out a third batch of new People's Action...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

Social issues are focus for four PAP candidates

SOCIAL and community issues were the focus of four candidates introduced by the People...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

'Concerted effort' by PAP to ensure diversity of GE slate

THE People's Action Party's (PAP) fifth slate of candidates was introduced by PAP...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

Workers' Party to contest 4 GRCs, 2 single-seat wards

THE Workers' Party (WP) plans to contest in two single-seat wards and four Group...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

PSP presents five more candidates, including two ex-military officers

THE Progress Singapore Party (PSP) on Thursday presented five more candidates -...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

Election digest

SINGAPOREANS First (SingFirst) has been dissolved. The party's chief Tan Jee Say said...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

Five Years: The 13th Parliament

IT HAS certainly been an eventful last five years, since Singapore's last General...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
GARAGE: ANALYSIS

Tencent-iflix deal signals hot market for streaming platforms

ONLINE streaming services targeted at Asian viewers are attracting investments....

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

Task force expects rise in Covid-19 cases; testing being stepped up

THE number of Covid-19 infections will likely rise from next week, as Singapore enters...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

MAS proposes guidelines to manage environmental risk

BUSINESSES which do not manage their environmental risk adequately could find...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Wirecard files for insolvency after US$2b goes missing, CEO's arrest

WIRECARD AG filed for insolvency, the culmination of an accounting scandal that led to...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

US-dollar bonds winning larger share of Singapore's debt financing pie

LISTED companies in Singapore are increasingly tapping the US dollar (USD) bond market...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

ST Telemedia's first benchmark-sized SGD perpetual of the year gets sizzling reception

THE local bond market is opening up nicely with hot demand for the Singapore...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Metro H2 profit plunges 81.9% to S$11.3m on lower revenue

METRO Holdings posted an 81.9 per cent plunge in net profit to S$11.3 million for the...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

THE telco's Australian unit Singtel Optus has priced A$350 million (S$334.7 million)...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore Airlines could take India market share from Emirates, Etihad

THE coronavirus outbreak is unexpectedly providing an opportunity to Singapore...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

ARA Logos Logistics Trust eyes sponsor's portfolio for growth

ARA LOGOS Logistics Trust has high hopes of growing its portfolio through asset...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Koh Bros says its Van Holland residence 22% sold; KBEE unit spin-off gets SGX nod

CONSTRUCTION, property and engineering firm Koh Brothers Group (KBG) said it has sold...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Great Eastern to pump US$70m into fintech Axiata Digital's expansion plans

GREAT Eastern will make a US$70 million investment in Axiata Digital's financial-...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
BROKER'S TAKE

RHB upgrades SGX to 'buy' on expected rise in trading

RHB on Wednesday upgraded its rating on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) to "buy" from "...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

CapitaLand rolls out tech solutions at business parks, offices in Singapore

PROPERTY giant CapitaLand on Thursday said it is rolling out digital solutions at its...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Property counters take a beating amid STI, regional markets' retreat

LOCAL shares fell alongside regional markets on Thursday, following a weaker overnight...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar holds upper hand; recovery doubts creep in

THE US dollar edged higher on Thursday as factors ranging from rising trade tensions...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

GCB in White House Park sells for nearly S$60m

A FREEHOLD bungalow in White House Park, near the Singapore Botanic Gardens, is being...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

ABI Plaza said to be on the market

ABI Plaza, a 12-storey freehold office building with triple frontages along Keppel,...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Global housing markets ensnared by pandemic's toll on jobs: poll

THE outlook for major global housing markets is subdued, with high unemployment from...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Contactless payment options on the rise amid Covid-19 outbreak

MORE contactless payment options are coming through in Singapore, with the Covid-19...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Association of Banks in Singapore postpones its annual dinner

AN ANNUAL dinner where top bankers in Singapore gather, and where major banking...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

China's banking system under stress as economy slows

CHINA'S banking system is at the forefront of the country's recovery plan which could...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Lawsuits snarl millions in oil from Hin Leong deals

MILLIONS of dollars of oil stored in tanks and ships in Asia and Europe have become...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

COMMENTARY

Push for solutions for better lives has never been stronger

AS SINGAPORE'S healthcare frontline workers mounted a medical response when Covid-19...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

SoftBank's Son defends his investing decisions

SOFTBANK Group chief executive Masayoshi Son mounted a defence of his investing...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Jetstar Asia to cut a quarter of its workforce in July

BUDGET carrier Jetstar Asia is cutting a quarter of its workforce in July as part of "...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Qantas to raise A$1.9b and cut 6,000 jobs to survive

QANTAS Airways Ltd will raise as much as A$1.9 billion (S$1.8 billion) and cut at...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

US DATA

US initial jobless claims higher than forecast

THE number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was higher than forecast for a...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

IMF warns markets at risk of correction

MARKETS for stocks and other risky assets could suffer a second swoon if the...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

US rebuffs China, rejects links between Covid-19 and food

US HEALTH and agricultural authorities issued thinly veiled criticism of new demands...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

OPINION

S-E Asia must diffuse a deadly health threat

THE prospect of a second, even deadlier wave of Covid-19 puts into sharper focus the...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Amid Covid-19, breakthrough for Aussie-Indon trade deal

THIS year is going to be a tough one for trade. The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted an...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Did Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters overplay their hand?

ONE year on from the heady days when thousands of Hongkongers took to the streets to...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

A devastating pandemic and the geopolitical trust deficit

SHIFTS in the tectonic plates of global politics and economics are a near constant,...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Central Asia good expansion option for Singapore startups

WHEN Singapore startups are looking to expand overseas, the go-to destination has...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Covid-19 has opened a new chapter for America's workforce

THE stories we used to tell about work went something like this: The protagonist, a...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

DINING IN

Heritage comfort at home

THE floodgates may be open but it doesn't mean that you have to go with the flow. So...

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Izakayas crippled by coronavirus pandemic

JAPAN'S after-work drinking scene has been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic,...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Luxury is dead. Long live luxury

FOR DECADES, LUXURY brands had mastered the art of the sale. The precise calibrations...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Fashion: Trial Run

LAST FRIDAY, I scheduled my appointment at Louis Vuitton through their online in-store...

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Beauty: Essential Self Care

AFTER A two-and-a-half month wait, Phase 2 came into effect and all beauty businesses...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

MENSWEAR: Battling Covid – stylishly, of course

At CYC Made To Measure, no precaution is too small. Before you sit down for your...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Space: Lounging Safely

WHILE THERE WAS a massive queue at Ikea when the store reopened on June 19, it was a...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

F&B: The new dining experience

WHEN YOU ARRIVE for dinner at the three Michlin-starred Les Amis, a thermal imaging...

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The Joy of Dining Out Again

There is no substitute. It’s a signature line that comes from the 1983 hit movie Risky...

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Joey Alexander, Jazz Musician

AT JUST 16 years of age, jazz musician Joey Alexander has recorded six studio albums...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM
BUZZ!

What's Up This Week

For the first time in its 17-year history, the Singapore Heritage Festival has gone...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Women supporting women

T:>WORKS – OR THE fabled arts company once known as TheatreWorks – is launching the...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Open Tables

COVID-19 delayed Carlos Couto’s plans to open his little Portuguese enclave in the...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

Get Personal and Creative

Homegrown tea company, A.muse Projects, recently launched a bespoke blend service for...

PUBLISHED Jun 26, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jul 2, 2020 03:09 PM

Broker's take: DBS downgrades Sea to 'sell' on e-wallet drag, rich valuations

INTERNET company Sea Ltd, which owns e-commerce platform Shopee and game developer Garena, now carries a "sell"...

Jul 2, 2020 02:57 PM

UK will ditch travel quarantine for 75 countries: Daily Telegraph

[LONDON] The British government will effectively ditch its air bridge plans and simply end the coronavirus...

Jul 2, 2020 02:52 PM

Vanguard and State Street are resisting the new ETF craze

[NEW YORK] One of Wall Street's hottest innovations is being hailed as the potential key to attracting trillions of...

Jul 2, 2020 02:50 PM

China tech giant Tencent duped by saucy scammers

[BEIJING] Chinese tech giant Tencent has been fooled by impostors posing as representatives of the country's most...

Jul 2, 2020 02:41 PM

Australia weighs 'opportunities' for Hong Kong people after security law

[SYDNEY] Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison signalled on Thursday his government may follow Britain in...

Jul 2, 2020 02:31 PM

Tokyo: Stocks edge up in cautious trading

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed marginally higher Thursday following rallies on the Nasdaq on Wall Street, but traders...