Saturday, Jan 09, 2021

TOP STORIES

Retail goes live(stream)

"We were actually very surprised that we were able to generate any sales at all...

PUBLISHED Jan 9, 2021 05:50 AM

OCBC first Singapore bank to get woman CEO; Helen Wong to take over from Samuel Tsien

SINGAPORE'S second-largest bank has picked a seasoned hand in Greater China to lead...

PUBLISHED Jan 9, 2021 05:50 AM

DoctorxDentist may have redirected patient leads to favour own clients

SOME questionable practices by executives behind the DoctorxDentist website have...

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VIRUS OUTBREAK: JOBS & BUSINESS SUPPORT

Singapore unemployment eases to 3.3% in November

SINGAPORE'S unemployment rates eased in November, for the first time since the Covid-...

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VIRUS OUTBREAK: JOBS & BUSINESS SUPPORT

Wholesale traders top beneficiaries of ESG loan schemes in 2020; sector set to pick up in new year

CASH-STRAPPED businesses got S$17.4 billion in loans last year from key schemes...

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PM Lee receives Covid-19 vaccine as nationwide vaccination drive starts

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong took the Covid-19 vaccination on Friday morning, at the...

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Covid-19 vaccination may mean shorter quarantine if data shows it cuts risks

TRAVELLERS who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 may avoid having to serve lengthy...

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Chinese bargain-hunters pile into stocks blacklisted by Trump

AS United States investors dump shares in Chinese companies blacklisted by outgoing US...

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Democrats inch towards second Trump impeachment after Capitol siege

CONGRESSIONAL Democrats on Friday weighed impeaching US President Donald Trump for a...

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LATEST US DATA

US loses 140,000 jobs in December as economy sputters

THE already sputtering economic rebound went into reverse in December, as employers...

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Govt admits error in not stating TraceTogether is not exempt from Criminal Procedure Code

THE government has acknowledged its error in not stating that TraceTogether data can...

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Sheldon Adelson of Las Vegas Sands, owner of Singapore's MBS, takes leave for cancer treatment

SHELDON Adelson, the chairman, CEO and majority shareholder of Las Vegas Sands, which...

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COMPANIES & MARKETS

OUE C-Reit's Crowne Plaza Changi hotel to close for 2 weeks after two staff contract Covid-19

CROWNE Plaza Changi Airport will be closed for two weeks, from Jan 8 to Jan 21, as two...

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Sembcorp unit bags new solar power project in India

SEMBCORP Industries' India energy arm Sembcorp Energy India Ltd (SEIL) has clinched a...

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BROKERS' TAKE

CGS-CIMB maintains 'add' call on Dairy Farm stock, raises target price to US$5.50

CGS-CIMB has maintained its "add" recommendation on Dairy Farm International with a...

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Top Glove defends board after BlackRock criticism

TOP Glove defended its board on Friday after BlackRock issued a scathing statement,...

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Unitholders question family ties to First Reit

DURING a virtual dialogue session between the Securities Investors Association (...

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TECH DEMAND

Samsung Electronics shares surge to new high on strong memory market outlook

SAMSUNG Electronics shares rose 7.1 per cent to a record high in Seoul on Friday amid...

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TECH DEMAND

TSMC's quarterly revenue hits record on strong iPhone demand

TAIWAN Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) reported record quarterly revenue,...

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STOCKS

STI joins Asia rally, nears 3,000-level again

The Straits Times Index (STI) recorded tremendous gains of 86.22 points or 2.97 per...

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China curbs local media coverage of Alibaba probe: source

CHINA has ordered its domestic media to restrict their reporting on an antitrust probe...

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REAL ESTATE

London luxury home buyers now need a place to park their jets

BUYERS of luxury homes and mansions in and around London are demanding a new amenity...

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UK house prices climb to record high as tax cut stokes market

UK HOUSE prices rose to a record high last month as a government incentive to buy and...

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US mortgage rates hit record low

MORTGAGE rates in the US started the new year by setting another record low.

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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

Trumpism has lost its legitimacy

JAN 6 of this year will now be an infamous day in American history. Emboldened but...

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LIFE & CULTURE

THE BROAD VIEW

Ensuring AI decisions are made fairly and morally

CAN Artificial Intelligence be moral? In my opinion, no. Should this prevent us from...

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THE FINISH LINE

At Virgin Active, bringing the workouts outdoors and online

AS many gym-goers can attest to these days, getting a slot to go for their favourite...

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FIGHTING FIT

Swimming in very cold water keeps me sane

I'M standing with two friends in 4 deg C air on the edge of a lake in north-eastern...

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THE WINDING ROAD

Out of a pandemic, tales of personal growth

THE husband looks askance at the pot of beef stew that I'm stirring. "What's that...

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FINE PRINT

Theories on culture and economic destiny that tread on provocative ground

AROUND the world, historically Confucian and Protestant societies are more hardworking...

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WEALTH & INVESTING

THE SCIENCE OF WEALTH

Why we are terrible at New Year's resolutions and forecasting

AS a new year begins, we make a new set of resolutions. Alcohol and cigarette sales...

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The wealth tax is going global

THE fortunes of the world's richest people soared in 2020 even as the pandemic caused...

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White-knuckle Bitcoin rally powers crypto's best week since 2017

CRYPTO currencies are on course for their biggest weekly surge since the last bubble...

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GOLD REPORT

Democrats' win disappoints gold investors as US Treasury yields, dollar rise

GOLD started 2021 strong, rising to an eight-week high as uncertainty and tension...

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OPINION

Who's on the hook if vaccines go wrong?

THE Covid-19 vaccines are here, and distribution has begun. But what if something goes...

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GARAGE

Sparking a Revolut-ion

MOST startup founders wax lyrical about why they became an entrepreneur, but Nikolay...

PUBLISHED Jan 9, 2021 05:50 AM