VIRUS OUTBREAK

SINGAPORE companies have welcomed news of the official "green lane" arrangements confirmed on Saturday for business travel between Singapore and Malaysia.

MARK TO MARKET

THIS past week, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) dealt a blow to investors by calling on the local banks to cap their dividends.

BANK EARNINGS

ANALYSTS have reset their dividend estimates for Singapore banks in the upcoming second-quarter results, while also projecting for sharp dips in share prices in the near term, after the regulator...

ASEAN BUSINESS: NEWS ANALYSIS

INDONESIA is developing an industrial park set along the northern coast of central Java amid rice fields, which the government of President Joko Widodo hopes will grow into a major destination for...

COMMENTARY

IT WOULD have been the quintessential business success story. Founded in Munich in 1999, this small payment processor for online gambling and pornography sites grew so massive that, by 2018, it...

Chu hai or "going to sea" is the ethos that China's tech giants have embraced with overseas expansion in the past decade. But the waters are getting rougher in India and the United States.

VIRUS OUTBREAK

GRAND wedding dinners are still a no-no, under safe-management rules for Singapore's gradual reopening amid the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.

COMMENTARY

HELD in the midst of a "crisis of a generation", the 2020 general election saw a flight from the status quo, rather than a flight to safety. The change in voting preferences point to a...

VIRUS OUTBREAK

CLIENTS of some labour supply firms which do not pass on the savings from Budget wage subsidies can look into backing out of contracts, according to the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of...

THE palm oil industry is grappling with an issue that predates the virus pandemic: A labour shortage. To cope, companies are investing in new technologies that will allow them to reduce their...

BREAKING NEWS

Aug 4, 2020 12:28 AM

Natixis CEO departs as it reports Q2 loss

[PARIS] French investment bank Natixis reported on Monday a second quarterly loss in a row and announced the...

Aug 4, 2020 12:20 AM

Schumer backs TikTok US operations sale

[WASHINGTON] US Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday called for an American company to purchase Chinese-...

Aug 4, 2020 12:11 AM

Google debuts US$349 Pixel 4a after pandemic delay

[CALIFORNIA] Google on Monday launched the Pixel 4a smartphone, the successor to its first budget-friendly Pixel...

Aug 3, 2020 11:47 PM

Thais 'cast a spell' for democracy in Harry Potter-theme protest

[BANGKOK] Dozens of mostly young Thais wearing striped "Harry Potter" scarves rallied Monday against the government...

Aug 3, 2020 11:34 PM

Collapse of UK retailer DW Sports puts 1,700 jobs at risk

[LONDON] DW Sports, founded by former English soccer player David Whelan, expects the appointment of administrators...