TOP STORIES

Singapore rates unlikely to stay negative, but may remain low till 2021

SINGAPORE'S one-month Swap Offer Rate (SOR) fell briefly below zero last Wednesday for...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

Most businesses could reopen before end-June if Covid-19 cases stay low

IF NEW Covid-19 cases continue to stay low, retail shops, consumer services, and...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Are our recycling efforts going round in circles?

REDUCE, re-use, recycle. Three small words that, in theory, would help the world go...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Keppel unveils 10-year roadmap, to focus on 4 units

SINGAPORE conglomerate Keppel Corp has unveiled a 10-year roadmap that sharpens the...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Retail, F&B 'elated' over possibility of earlier reopening, but see uphill recovery

RETAIL and food and beverage (F&B) players on Thursday breathed a sigh of relief...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Resumption of business activities from June 2

Singapore exits the eight-week Circuit Breaker period when it ends on June 1, with the...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

A positive mindset is key to seizing opportunities from reskilling programmes

THE disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic could boost employers' willingness to...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

China Club at Capital Tower closes for good after years of losses

THE China Club Singapore, a members-only club that has been a networking ground for...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

China approves HK security legislation, defying Trump's threat of possible sanctions

CHINESE lawmakers approved a proposal for sweeping new national security legislation...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore pension system scores mid-ranking in global study of 70 pension plans

SINGAPORE's pension system ranks 30th, middle of the range, in a global study of 70...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Tough road ahead for Singtel, even with help from associates

WITH the Covid-19 bug still at large, the worst may yet lie ahead for Singtel's key...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Owe money, pay later, with telco bill relief

EVEN as the two-month "circuit breaker" draws to its close, some businesses and...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

ComfortDelGro to halve taxi rents for June

COMFORTDELGRO Taxi will halve taxi rents for June as Singapore starts Phase One of its...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM
BROKERS' TAKE

SGX price targets slashed on MSCI licence loss, increased competition

THE Singapore Exchange's (SGX) impending loss of most of its MSCI equity index futures...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

EHT to use maiden distribution to pay for sponsor's liabilities

MONIES that were originally intended for Eagle Hospitality Trust's (EHT) maiden...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Noble ex-CEO wins appeal in Singapore court over shares

SINGAPORE'S top court ruled in favour of a claim by Noble Group Ltd's former CEO...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Sias calls on Hyflux to seek clarity on Utico's less favourable revised offer

THE Securities Investors Association (Singapore), or Sias, has called on Hyflux to...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

Yangzijiang has clinched a contract to build four 1,000-TEU container feeders worth a...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI slips 4.24 points to close at 2,515.24 on mixed trading

A DECIDEDLY bullish tone on Wall Street overnight that saw the S&P500 index close...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Euro steady as doubts emerge over EU recovery fund

THE euro was steady on Thursday as investors questioned whether a 750-billion-euro (S$...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

URA launches tender for Tanah Merah Kechil Link site

A LAND parcel at Tanah Merah Kechil Link, slated for residential with commercial use...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

CapitaLand bags loan linked to sustainable practices from UOB

CAPITALAND has obtained a four-year S$500 million sustainability-linked loan from...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Japan's bond traders count on BOJ to tide over supply deluge

KEEP calm and trust the Bank of Japan (BOJ). That's the mantra for traders in the...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

MAS to create 'fairness metrics' for AI and analytics adoption in financial services

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be developing "fairness metrics" in...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Amazon shareholders reject dissident moves to reshape company

AMAZON shareholders on Wednesday turned back a series of proposals put forth by...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Reins of Stanley Ho empire are in daughter Pansy Ho's hands

ABOUT an hour after the death of Stanley Ho, the billionaire who built the Chinese...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Las Vegas casinos to reopen next week

SEVERAL major Las Vegas casinos said on Wednesday they will reopen next week after...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Billionaire Carl Icahn exits Hertz with 'significant' loss after bankruptcy filing

BILLIONAIRE investor Carl Icahn, who was the largest shareholder in Hertz Global...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

China defends economic response to Covid-19

CHINA'S economy will grow this year and the government still has room to accommodate...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Filings for benefits by jobless Americans still above 2 million

THE number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits stayed above two million for...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

US outlook highly uncertain, businesses pessimistic: Fed

AFTER weeks of economic shutdowns, the outlook for a US rebound remains "highly...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Bersatu sacks Mahathir and four others

PARTI Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia has sacked former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

Notes on leadership in these Covid-19 times

HE HAD barely taken over the reins as Prudential's chief executive when Singapore...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Six steps to post-Covid planning

FOR companies facing their post-Covid future, making decisions and acting with...

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OPINION

THE BOTTOM LINE

A chance for public investors to align health and wealth

WHILE the Covid-19 pandemic has been a turning point for many sectors and industries,...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Keeping afloat in turbulent waters

THE engineering involved in modern-day ships is extraordinary. Hulls are built in...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Normal churn - when not all businesses can (or should) be saved

WHEN a broad-based crisis threatens to cause mass business closures, it is important...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

India might soon battle a trifecta of calamities

THE "Cyclone Man of India", Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, who is director-general of the India...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

It's time for banks to take digitalisation to new levels

YEARS before Covid-19 struck, a shift was underway in Singapore's financial landscape...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Businesses should beat cyber crime through intelligence sharing

AS FINANCIAL services evolve to deliver more convenient, faster and frictionless...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

DINING IN

Crustacean cravings

WE are suckers for Facebook Live auctions. We're bewitched by online fishmongers who...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Secret to Smith & Wollensky's iconic steak isn't how you cook it

OF all the dining experiences that people miss - countless, no doubt - one of the most...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

The Office Post Covid-19

June 2 marks the day when Singapore cautiously initiates its first phase of reopening...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

David Yeung, CEO & Co-founder of Green Monday

COVID-19 IS ONE big reason why we need to look at plant-based proteins, say climate...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM
BUZZ!

What's Up This Week

What happens when you combine chocolate with chrysanthemum, red dates and goji berries...

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Where's The Beef?

FOR THE HAMBURGER lover teetering between the joy of a juicy meat patty and a niggling...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Cannes In Your Home

IF YOU’VE EVER dreamt of attending the Cannes Film Festival – a pipe dream as any...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Using Design To Battle Covid-19

AROUND THE WORLD, designers are not sitting still when it comes to battling the...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Road To Recovery

With the lockdown lifted, Beijing holds its annual Gallery Weekend with less than half...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Pre-Fall 2020

Designers from Stella McCartney to Virginie Viard from Chanel continue to reference...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

Parisian Chic

CAN'T TRAVEL? CAN shop. Rekindle memories of your last French holiday, lingering on...

PUBLISHED May 29, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

May 28, 2020 11:50 PM

French court faults Goodyear over factory closure

[AMIENS, France] US tyre giant Goodyear has been found by a French court to have unfairly dismissed more than 800...

May 28, 2020 11:33 PM

Singapore launches 4.4ha of industrial land supply for H2 2020

THE government has launched 4.4 hectares of industrial land across six sites under the Industrial Government Land...

May 28, 2020 11:10 PM

US pending home sales index falls to lowest in records to 2001

[WASHINGTON] An index of contract signings for purchases of previously owned US homes slumped to a record low in...

May 28, 2020 10:50 PM

Bukit Sembawang lowers special dividend as Q4 loss deepens 23%

BUKIT Sembawang posted a S$14.2 million loss for the fourth quarter ended March - 23 per cent deeper in the red than...

May 28, 2020 10:24 PM

Malaysia's ruling party dumps Mahathir, dissenters

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's ruling party on Thursday terminated the membership of his...

May 28, 2020 09:43 PM

Sias urges Hyflux to seek clarity on Utico’s 'bombshell' revised offer

THE Securities Investors Association (Singapore), or SIAS has called on Hyflux to immediately clarify key aspects of...