BT EXCLUSIVE

HONG Kong-listed supply chain financing company Sheng Ye Capital might be an unknown name here, but its chairman and founder Jeff Tung intends to change that with its digital bank ambitions in...

MARK TO MARKET

A FORTNIGHT ago, this column took a close look at the proposed merger of CapitaLand Mall Trust and CapitaLand Commercial Trust. Since then, some investors have asked what I think of the proposed...

IN Singapore, where whistleblowing is not a culture and faith in management is sometimes tested, hardcoding the whistleblowing policy into the Listing Rules gives assurance for more people to come...

SINGAPORE does not have an over-arching whistleblower protection law, but whistleblowers of certain offences are protected under specific legislation, which provides a more targeted approach,...

ASEAN BUSINESS

THEIR presence is felt everywhere: in cafes, shopping centres, sweating it out in gyms, but most visibly in the workplace.

WALL STREET INSIGHT

BULLS and bears are grappling over a question that may decide the fate of the stockmarket expansion: Can medical authorities around the world contain an epidemic before it causes a lasting...

Dr Sanjay Kuttan, who chairs the sustainable infrastructure committee under the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore, agrees. He believes the motivations around climate change,...

BANK EARNINGS

SWEPT into fresh uncertainty from the virus outbreak, Singapore banks are cautious over the next three to six months, given that about 10 per cent of their total loan portfolio is seen to be...

STARTUPS

EMBATTLED startup honestbee is considering closing its concept supermarket habitat for good - and is instead planning to relaunch its business in the form of quick service restaurants (QSR) in the...

STARTUPS

GRAB has reinstated its incentives programme for drivers after complaints that its move to replace the scheme with a Covid-19 aid package was unfair.

BREAKING NEWS

Feb 24, 2020 04:46 PM

Hong Kong: Stocks start week with another sharp drop

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong suffered more big losses Monday as investors fret that the coronavirus could become a global...

Feb 24, 2020 04:42 PM

Europe: Stocks fall sharply at open on virus alarm

[LONDON] European stock markets sank at the start of trade on Monday, with the heaviest falls in Italy as alarm...

Feb 24, 2020 04:34 PM

WHO says no longer uses 'pandemic' category, but virus still emergency

[GENEVA] The World Health Organization (WHO) no longer has a process for declaring a pandemic, but the Covid-19...

Feb 24, 2020 04:24 PM

Afghanistan confirms first case of coronavirus from three suspected

[KABUL] Afghanistan on Monday identified the country's first case of coronavirus as reported cases outside China...

Feb 24, 2020 04:15 PM

Primark owner warns coronavirus threatens clothing supplies

[LONDON] Primark owner Associated British Foods warned on Monday there was a risk of supply shortages on some lines...