Saturday, Aug 01, 2020

TOP STORIES

Chinese tech's next battleground

Chu hai or "going to sea" is the ethos that China's tech giants have embraced with...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

GE2020: No wipeout but another breakthrough for the Workers' Party

HELD in the midst of a "crisis of a generation", the 2020 general election saw a...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

One less hitch for wedding venues and those getting hitched

GRAND wedding dinners are still a no-no, under safe-management rules for Singapore's...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

Clients can part with labour suppliers who don't split subsidies

CLIENTS of some labour supply firms which do not pass on the savings from Budget wage...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

Palm oil firms turn to new technologies as labour crunch persists

THE palm oil industry is grappling with an issue that predates the virus pandemic: A...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

Big tech earnings surge while economy plummets during Covid-19

THE largest US technology companies are thriving in a pandemic that has increased...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

Fitch Solutions sees Singapore dollar rising to S$1.38 to greenback next year

FITCH Solutions has revised its forecast for the Singapore dollar's (SGD) average...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM
GDP

Euro zone sees biggest contraction in Q2 GDP

THE euro zone's economy recorded its deepest contraction on record in the second...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

Japan's factory output rebounds, jobless rate dips as lockdown lifts

JAPAN'S industrial output snapped four months of decline in June, pointing to a modest...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

STOCKS

TRADERS' GUIDE

Europe shares rebound from lows, euro set for best month in a decade

EUROPEAN shares recovered from their lowest levels in a month on Friday, as investors...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Engineering trio report full-year losses

THREE engineering-related listed companies have reported full-year net losses, in...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

MAINBOARD-LISTED casino operator Genting Singapore has appointed quantity surveyor...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM
GOLD REPORT

Gold sets fresh record; heading for best month in eight years

GOLD surged to a fresh record Friday fuelled by a weaker dollar and low interest rates...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

Sabana Reit explains S$54.7m decline in fair value of its assets

MARKET weakness and uncertainty have driven down the fair value of Sabana Reit's...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

Preparing your portfolio for the US election outcome

THE race to the White House is approaching its home straight.

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

GuocoLand aims to transform neighbourhoods with flagship developments

CHENG Hsing Yao thinks of architecture as inseparable from human life.

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Covid-19 weighs on two of HK's biggest retail landlords

TWO of Hong Kong's biggest landlords reported lacklustre results on Thursday, showing...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

Goldman bets on warehouses as virus spurs online shopping

GOLDMAN Sachs Group's merchant banking division has struck a deal to invest in...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

Reits (August 01-02, 2020)

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Working from home is terrible news for landlords

EARLY on in the pandemic, reports of the death of the office appeared greatly...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

THE BROAD VIEW

Of wine, hand gel and heartbreak

THE tanker-truck pulled up, and it was time to let it go. The decision to send the...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE BROAD VIEW

Where is all that gold being stored?

WE'RE in the midst of a modern-day gold rush.

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM
THE FINISH LINE

Chelsea have firepower to deny Arsenal in FA Cup final

TONIGHT, the curtain will fall on English football's longest-ever season when players...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

7 podcasts to lighten the mood

AS THE coronavirus continues to rage and Hollywood's production shutdown persists, new...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM
TECH TALK

A welcome touch of comfort

The launch of the Herman Miller-Logitech chair couldn't have come at a better time....

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM
THE STEERING COLUMN

BMW 840i Gran Coupe: One sexy Gran

BMWs have lots of lineage. The 3 and 5 Series cars have each been around for seven...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Flash forward

CHARLES Giancarlo, chief executive officer (CEO) of Pure Storage, which develops...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

WEALTH & INVESTING

CHART VIEW

Robin Hood investment strategies

'ROBIN Hood, Robin Hood riding through the glen … Feared by the bad, loved by the good...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM
INSIGHTS FROM CFA SOCIETY SINGAPORE

Beware unlicensed advisers who take 'cut' from friends

ONE week into the circuit breaker imposed from April 7 to June 1 in Singapore, the...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

He built it but no one came: cold war with China chills the next Canary Wharf

CHINESE President Xi Jinping and then-UK Prime Minister David Cameron were on hand to...

PUBLISHED Aug 1, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Aug 9, 2020 06:47 PM

AIA inks exclusive regional partnership with healthtech startup Holmusk

INSURER AIA has inked an exclusive regional partnership with healthtech startup Holmusk to provide digital health...

Aug 9, 2020 06:12 PM

Aspen sinks into RM13.8 million net loss for first half

MALAYSIAN developer Aspen (group) Holdings reported a RM13.8 million (S$4.5 million) net loss for the six months...

Aug 9, 2020 03:58 PM

175 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 1 in the community

[SINGAPORE] There were 175 new coronavirus cases confirmed as of Sunday noon taking Singapore's total to 55,104.

Aug 9, 2020 03:48 PM

France's Macron to host donor conference for blast-stricken Lebanon

[PARIS] French President Emmanuel Macron will host US President Donald Trump and other political leaders on Sunday...

Aug 9, 2020 03:28 PM

Saudi Aramco's Q2 net profit plunges 73.4% on lower oil prices

[DUBAI] Saudi state oil group Aramco on Sunday reported a 73.4 per cent fall in second-quarter net profit, a steeper...

Aug 9, 2020 03:26 PM

Chinese firms dominate bid to build Congo dam

[JOHANNESBURG] Chinese and Spanish developers that want to build Africa's biggest hydropower plant in the Democratic...