SINGAPORE has tightened its rules on household visits ahead of Chinese New Year as a "pre-emptive move", even as the national vaccination drive continues despite a shipment delay.
PRICES of new private homes in Singapore rose 2.1 per cent in Q4 2020 from Q3, marking their steepest quarterly increase in over two years.
CHINESE New Year (CNY) company gatherings will not be allowed this year as workplace safe management measures (SMMs) remain unchanged for the time being.
PROPERTY consultants are cautiously optimistic about prospects for the Singapore office market, at least in the second half of this year.
THE decline in retail rents gathered pace in the fourth quarter, taking the full-year drop in the Urban Redevelopment Authority's rental index of retail space in the central region to 14.7 per cent - in contrast with the increase of 2.9 per cent in 2019.
THE Rapid Transit System (RTS) linking Singapore and Johor Baru may be a short service with only two stations, but its economic and social benefits are significant, Singapore's Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Friday.
THE Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has parked its latest corporate venture campus in Singapore, in part of the city-state's efforts to "build up an ecosystem of venture studios" for corporate innovation, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat at the launch of BCG Digital Ventures' new campus on Friday.
HONG Kong for the first time will lock down tens of thousands of residents in a bid to contain a worsening outbreak of the coronavirus, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported, citing unidentified people.
TREASURY Secretary-designate Janet Yellen said she would work with lawmakers to fast-track a series of tax increases on corporations and wealthy Americans as the Biden administration tries to pass spending on infrastructure and expanding the social safety net.
THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) on Friday posted a net profit of S$239.8 million for the half year ended Dec 31, 2020, up 12.4 per cent from S$213.3 million a year ago.
CAPITALAND announced in its profit guidance on Friday that it is expecting to report a loss for the full year ended Dec 31, 2020 as a result of the impact from revaluations and impairments.
FU YU Corp's co-founders had "deliberated at length" before giving up their 29.8 per cent stake to a buyer who would "appreciate the value and strengths" of the group's business, said the firm in a bourse filing on Friday.
THE spate of corporate transactions this year is set to continue, and certain companies in the small-cap space - particularly those in the industrial and offshore and marine (O&M) sectors with attractive valuations - could be the ones to look out for, according to CGS-CIMB.
FOUR brokerages have raised their target price on CapitaLand Commercial Integrated Trust (CICT), as most are expecting the recently-merged entity's earnings to recover in the following financial year.
THE owners of Hong Kong Life Insurance Ltd are reviving a sale of the business after a deal was scrapped more than two years ago, according to people familiar with the matter.
Sabana's manager wants to leave failed merger behind; will work on improving portfolio and performance
THE chief executive officer (CEO) of Sabana Shari'ah Compliant Industrial Reit's manager Donald Han has made it clear that he wants to leave behind the failed merger with ESR-Reit and work on improving the real estate investment trust's (Reit) portfolio and performance.
JAPANESE department store operator Isetan (Singapore) announced on Friday that it is currently "exploring its options" regarding its strata area at Wisma Atria building along Orchard Road.
CITICODE shareholders on Friday approved the reverse takeover of healthcare specialist Livingstone Health, thus transferring its listing status from the mainboard to the Catalist board on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), the company said in a press statement.
SINGAPORE shares declined after a few days of gains, with the Straits Times Index (STI) closing 0.85 per cent or
CATALIST-LISTED food and beverage operator Chaswood Resources Holdings announced on Friday that the group will continue to operate its restaurant business in Malaysia via take-away and delivery services during the extended movement control order to Feb 4 to curb the spread of Covid-19.
THE Housing Board (HDB) resale market ended 2020 on a strong note, with flat prices edging up in many locations and buyer demand remaining buoyant despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
A 199-YEAR leasehold conservation shophouse located at 31 South Bridge Road and 88 Circular Road in Boat Quay is up for sale via private treaty at S$27 million, exclusive marketing agent ERA Realty said on Friday.
A RESURGENCE in real estate prices in Shanghai and Shenzhen has prompted authorities to rein in speculation, in line with the Chinese government's resolve to keep the property market in check.
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FORCED labour has been a central part of China's campaign against the Uighurs for as long as I can remember. I was born in a re-education camp at the height of China's infamous Cultural Revolution. My father was sent to a separate forced labour camp. I grew up witnessing Uighur villagers forced by Chinese authorities to build irrigation systems and pick cotton.
THE game of golf has been played in Singapore for well over a century, with the likes of Keppel Club (founded in 1904) and Singapore Island Country Club (SICC) bearing full testimony to that.
ONE minute I'm ranting on Facebook about the word "hawkerpreneur". The next minute I'm wranting in the pages of The Business Times. Is there such a word as "wrante"? I don't see why there can't be if we are already clownking around with words like "hawkerpreneur"!
IT IS true, what she says. The New York subway will break your spirit, and crush your soul.
BEYOND Neon Pigeon's unreadable floor-to-ceiling facade of dark glass, broken only by the neon-pink outline of its eponymous bird, lies a "fantastic commotion", as bar manager Andy Griffiths puts it.
SHOULD you worry about the chest discomfort you have been having lately? Every so often, when you are jogging, playing your game of tennis or while you are enjoying your game of golf, you may have felt that discomfort in the chest and wondered whether to dismiss it or take it as a warning of underlying heart disease. This is a common dilemma.
IN MY previous article dated Nov 28, 2020, I wrote about universal life policies (ULPs) being touted as good instruments that allow the affluent to free up more cash for their retirement while still leaving a significant legacy.
THERE are roughly 3,700 public companies in the US, and most stock investors ignore all but the biggest ones, which is a bit odd. If, as investors routinely claim, their goal is to broadly diversify their portfolios, or assemble a mix of stocks that promises the best risk-return tradeoff, or find the best businesses, then overlooking broad swaths of the market makes little sense.
JPMorgan Chase & Co cross-asset strategists have bad news for anyone on Wall Street betting that Bitcoin is the hottest way to diversify portfolios in a world short on hedges but big on valuation risk.
GOLD rallied this week on the back of Janet Yellen's testimony to the US Senate and Joe Biden's inauguration as the 46th President of the United States. Dr Yellen in her confirmation hearing as the new Treasury Secretary forwarded the case for more fiscal stimulus to relieve the pandemic-battered US economy, indicating that she favoured much of President Biden's US$1.9 trillion package.
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