Saturday, Jun 27, 2020

TOP STORIES

Moving up the food chain: Have online grocers finally come into their own?

WHEN Singapore raised its Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (Dorscon) level...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE ECONOMY

Biomed boost fails to save Singapore's May factory output from surprise drop

SUSTAINED strength in pharmaceutical production was not enough to save Singapore's...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan retires

TRANSPORT Minister and Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure Khaw Boon Wan is...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

Sixth batch of new PAP candidates aims to help youth and workers flourish

HELPING youths flourish and preparing workers for the future economy were among the...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

PAP new candidates united 'in their passion to serve': Chan

THE People's Action Party (PAP) rolled out its final batch of new candidates for the...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

Economics professor, activist among WP's second batch of GE candidates

AMONG the Workers' Party's second batch of candidates introduced on Friday are two...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM
GE2020

PSP candidates want government to ease up on top-down policies

THE Singapore government can do more to encourage entrepreneurship by letting go of "...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Hin Leong's O K Lim 'not given chance' to respond: family

THE boss of stricken oil trading firm Hin Leong Trading was not given a "reasonable...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Cyber threats against Singapore businesses surge in 2019: CSA

THE frequency and sophistication of various cyber threats such as website defacements...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Home-Fix to be wound up as Covid-19 dashes plans of revival

HARDWARE firm Home-Fix, which was forced to shutter all its retail stores in Singapore...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

SIA to record S$123.6m one-off charge following NokScoot's likely liquidation

SINGAPORE Airlines announced on Friday that it will record a total one-off charge of S...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Over S$100m in extra funding for agriculture, maritime startups

STARTUPS in agriculture and maritime industries now have more than S$100 million in...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

No need for deputy chairman to recuse himself on Indon project: Darco

THE board of Darco Water Technologies is of the view that there is no reason to...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Far East Orchard books S$4.3m profit from Woods Square

MAINBOARD-LISTED hotel operator and property developer Far East Orchard on Friday said...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Olam, Deutsche Bank close FX derivative linked to ESG

MAINBOARD-LISTED agri-business group Olam International and Deutsche Bank on Friday...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Best practices guide launched for lawyers acting for listcos

SINGAPORE lawyers making submissions to the bourse operator's regulatory arm on behalf...

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Southern Alliance Mining ends 8% up on trading debut

MALAYSIA-BASED iron-ore producer Southern Alliance Mining (SAM) on Friday ended its...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Kimly unit acquires 25% stake in Yishun coffee shop property for S$6.06m

CATALIST-LISTED coffee shop consolidator Kimly announced on Friday that its wholly-...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

ISEC Healthcare: Clinics' profit guarantee clause does not affect doctors' professional judgement

THE profit guarantee clause in ISEC Healthcare's acquisition of four JL Medical...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Magnus Energy says directors who quit disagreed with CEO on payments, plant shutdown

MAGNUS Energy Group disclosed that two of its directors stepped down just half a year...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Wee Hur to expand student accommodation business in Australia

WEE Hur Holdings announced on Friday that its purpose-built student accommodation (...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Starhill Global Reit extends appointment of property manager by 5 years

THE manager of Starhill Global Real Estate Investment Trust (Starhill Global Reit) on...

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Oceanus shareholder acquires 'significant stake' from creditor group in married deal

ABALONE producer Oceanus Group announced on Friday that its former major creditor,...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Straits Times Index finishes the week down 1.15%

THE Straits Times Index (STI) rose 14.36 points or 0.55 per cent to finish at 2,604.51...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

CATALIST-LISTED Aoxin Q&M Dental Group said on Friday that it expects to register...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Covid-19 brings to the fore the importance of proptech adoption

THE Covid-19 pandemic has made real the need to use technology to guard our buildings...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Reits (June 27-28, 2020)

Highest-yielding real estate investment status

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LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

Liverpool win EPL at last, and without breaking a sweat

THE first fireworks burst into the clear, still sky a few minutes early, a thud, a...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

Masks keep us safe. They also hide our smiles

AS cities and states reopen slowly after coronavirus lockdowns, more people are...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM
THE WINDING ROAD

Starting a new job, from home

IT'S 11pm. The cursor on my computer screen is spinning endlessly, whirling into the "...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM
THE STEERING COLUMN

Why you should be glad Audi's E-Tron isn't a Tesla killer

YOU probably don't remember your first Internet-capable phone (WAP anyone?), but you...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Helming the cloud

FOR Kevin Samuelson, chief executive officer of technology company Infor, 2020 has...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

WEALTH & INVESTING

Investment opportunities and longer-term trends in Asia

AS SINGAPORE joins other economies in adapting to a new normal, we take stock of the...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM
INVESTING FOR IMPACT

Is green the new gold?

When the World Health Organization declared Covid-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020,...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM
INSIGHTS FROM CFA SOCIETY SINGAPORE

To disclose or not to disclose: Transparency in a crisis

MANY companies have had to furlough employees or outright shutter their doors for good...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM
OPINION

Wirecard fraud casts appreciative limelight on short-sellers

You know the German finance world has been shaken when even the president of BaFin,...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM
GOLD REPORT

Gold's attempt to break US$1,800 fails again

COMEX GC Gold futures started the week on a strong note, climbing to monthly highs on...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

OPINION

THE BROAD VIEW

Of asses, art and alternative assets

ON MAY 26, the New York Times reported that the US Justice Department had dropped...

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THE BROAD VIEW

Are companies more productive in a pandemic?

WHEN the online learning company Chegg started working remotely in March, Nathan...

PUBLISHED Jun 27, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jul 2, 2020 03:17 PM

188 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 10 in the community

[SINGAPORE] There are 188 new coronavirus cases confirmed as of Thursday noon, taking Singapore's total to 44,310....

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...