Monday, Feb 10, 2020

TOP STORIES

VIRUS OUTBREAK: SUPPLY CHAINS DISRUPTION

Companies will be hit harder by supply chains disruption than during Sars outbreak

THE impact of factory closures and cuts to transport links across China will have more...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2020

Budget 2020: A need to tackle long-term transformation, sustainability issues

IMMEDIATE support aside, the upcoming Budget 2020 should also address longer-term...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM
MARK TO MARKET

An open response to SGX's open consultation

THIS week, I plan to submit a response to the Singapore Exchange Regulation's...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

Sea's digital banking move offers edge over Grab-led bid: report

GIVEN the snug fit between e-commerce and digital banking, shopping platform Shopee's...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK: SUPPLY CHAINS DISRUPTION

Factories feeling the strain from supply and labour shortages

MANUFACTURING companies in Singapore are beginning to feel the strain from supply...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

Coronavirus may hit building projects using pre-fab work too

IT'S NOT just about labour shortages anymore. Construction delays and higher costs of...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

Home furnishing players face potential supply disruptions

WHILE largely unaffected for now, some companies in the furnishings industry in...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Hard work key to Koufu CEO's success

FROM school dropout to street hawker, coffee shop owner and, finally, founder of a...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Global economy could catch cold from China's virus problems

US stocks surged last week as fears of a global pandemic from the novel coronavirus...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

Data protection - taking the 'It will happen to us' approach

RECENT events have driven home the importance of data protection, especially of...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Downside risk looms for Nikkei 225

THE Nikkei 225 has experienced a strong upside since September 2019 after it broke the...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Virus may steal limelight from earnings results

WITH the spread of the novel coronavirus showing little sign of abating, investor...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

Dollar advances to four-month high after upbeat US jobs data

THE dollar vaulted to a four-month peak against a basket of major currencies on Friday...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

STI rebounds 2%; Elite Commercial Reit makes its debut

FOR the five trading sessions spanning Jan 31 to Feb 6, the Straits Times Index (STI)...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

New York's real estate groups to challenge ban on broker fees for renters

REAL estate agents in New York are racing to make sense of a new, far-reaching rule...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

Mega-landlord deal in Germany faces mounting investor resistance

A THREE-WAY deal to create one of Germany's biggest landlords is facing a growing...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

VIRUS OUTBREAK

China to support debt financing for virus-related projects

CHINA will take more steps to support debt financing for companies that are working on...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

Nations may bicker, but green investments are turning into greenbacks for firms

AWAY from the toxic atmosphere at climate summit talks, in boardrooms, banks and...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

World's happiest people seeking road to financial intelligence

THE most cheerful people on Earth are about to get some help managing their finances...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

MAS advises banks on extra measures amid virus outbreak

SINGAPORE'S central bank has asked financial institutions here to take additional...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

China turns to AI, data in fight against virus

A MAN who had travelled to Wuhan - the central city at the heart of China's...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

Food-share apps seeking to help environment

JACK Convery pops into a London branch of Italian eatery Coco di Mama to grab a cut-...

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CONSUMER

When Chinese consumers stay home, world's retailers take hit

THE spreading coronavirus is showing the world what happens when Chinese consumers...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

The humble urban garbage truck gets a high-tech battery makeover

CARMAKERS from Tesla Inc to Ford Motor Co are developing ever-sleeker, futuristic-...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

Carmakers can't turn out EVs cheap enough to convert Indians

MORE so than anywhere else, vehicle makers are chasing the holy grail of electric...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

The Capesize market endured another dreadful week of calamitous rate level falls, as...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

Singapore Airshow hit by virus fears as some 70 companies pull out

MORE than 70 participating companies including US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin have...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

VIRUS OUTBREAK

Three new coronavirus cases confirmed in Singapore

A 71-YEAR-OLD grandfather and a Bangladeshi worker are among three new coronavirus...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

Coronavirus: Singapore bans 4 work pass holders

FOUR work pass holders and six employers were found to have breached the leave of...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

China allocates 71.9b yuan to fight coronavirus

CHINA'S finance ministry said on Sunday that all levels of government had allocated a...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

TAKING HEART

OCBC contributes S$300k to set up first community shop

OCBC Bank will contribute a sum of S$300,000 and volunteer support for the operation...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

'Game On' for Sentosa Golf Club to go green

SENTOSA Golf Club (SGC) - voted the World's Best Golf Club at last year's World Golf...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

Controversial Nobel Center finds new home in Stockholm

AN AMBITIOUS but controversial new centre for activities surrounding the Nobel prizes...

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Build for the future

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What longer-term issues should Singapore's 2020 Budget address?

PUBLISHED Feb 10, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Feb 18, 2020 04:53 PM

Budget 2020: Basic Retirement Sum set at S$93,000 for those turning 55 next year

THE Basic Retirement Sum (BRS) will continue to increase by the same 3 per cent per year for the next two cohorts,...

Feb 18, 2020 04:49 PM

Budget 2020: Singaporeans above 21 to get one-off cash payout of up to S$300

All Singaporeans above 21 will receive a one-off cash payout of up to S$300 as part of the government's S$1.6...

Feb 18, 2020 04:42 PM

Hong Kong protests hurt Holiday Inn-owner IHG, sees pain from virus outbreak

[BENGALURU] Holiday Inn-owner InterContinental Hotels Group reported on Tuesday a slight dip in annual room revenue...

Feb 18, 2020 04:41 PM

Hong Kong: Stocks close lower

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks closed sharply lower on Tuesday as the deadly new coronavirus took a toll on corporate...

Feb 18, 2020 04:39 PM

Budget 2020: Self-help groups to get S$10m grant to support needy families amid virus outbreak

THE Singapore government will provide a S$10 million grant to self-help groups over two years, Deputy Prime Minister...

Feb 18, 2020 04:32 PM

Budget 2020: Boost in bursaries, other financial assistance for students

STUDENTS from lower-income families will receive further financial help form the government, Deputy Prime Minister...

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