Monday, Oct 12, 2020

TOP STORIES

SINGAPORE PROPERTY

More landed homes sold in Q3 as buyers seek to guard wealth

MORE landed homes changed hands in Q3, as price expectations between sellers and...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

Beyond crisis management, SBF focuses on helping firms go digital and abroad

BEYOND its "crisis management" role in this pandemic, the Singapore Business...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

Hawkers United divided in bitter stakeholder spat

HAWKERS United (HU) is a union no more, as an internal clash over its ownership and...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM
MARK TO MARKET

Time for independent directors to redefine themselves by standing up for investors

ONE of the first questions I ask myself when trying to determine if shares in a...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

Task force to study how to raise wages of low-income workers

A NEW task force will be formed to study how to raise the wages of low-income workers...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM
ASEAN BUSINESS

South-east Asian merchants embracing livestream sales

THE use of livestreaming to sell products has ballooned in South-east Asia this year,...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Can Razer sharpen its strategy?

RAZER was one of Hong Kong's hottest tech listings in 2017. But the stock has fallen...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

KLCI outperforms FTSE STI

FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) has outperformed Singapore's...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

Ensuring cognitive diversity in boardrooms

CORPORATE boards need to have an appropriate level of independence and diversity of...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

On-off stimulus hopes may keep markets on their toes

THE stock market, the economic recovery and the American president are all back on...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

Dollar drops as investors focus on probability of coming US Covid-19 relief

THE US dollar dropped as investors focused on the probability of forthcoming US novel...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Healthway Medical Corporation deputy CEO builds stake

FOR the five local trading sessions that spanned Oct 2 to 8, the Straits Times Index (...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

New York's luxury hotels welcome last-minute locals as jet set stay away

JOHN Farrell and his wife booked a US$1,000 room in the morning and were in New York...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

Thai luxury hotels opening in pandemic bet on 5-star quarantine

A SLEW of luxury hotels opening in Thailand amid the Covid-19 pandemic are pinning...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

China aims to cool yuan's surge by reducing cost of shorting

CHINA'S policymakers have acted to restrain a rally in the yuan by removing rules that...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

China funds targeting Ant IPO rake in 60b yuan from over 10m investors

FIVE newly launched Chinese funds targeting Ant Group's upcoming mega stock listing...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

ECB launches public consultation, starts trials on creating 'digital euro'

THE European Central Bank is launching a public consultation on Monday and starting...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

UK data centre market continues to grow despite Brexit worry

FEARS that the UK's data centre operators would shift their infrastructure abroad...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

Chinese app to vault over Great Firewall blocked

AN APP backed by Chinese cybersecurity giant 360 Security Technology that helped users...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

US sanctions turn up heat but Huawei can still serve European 5G clients

CHINESE telecom giant Huawei is finding it harder to counter US sanctions designed to...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Marks & Spencer rolls out supply chain programme to avoid excessive food waste

BRITISH retailer Marks & Spencer, seeking to avoid a repeat of last Christmas when...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Malaysia Airlines 'ready to shut down if restructuring talks fail'

MALAYSIA Airlines is prepared to shut down if ongoing talks with leasing companies...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

Winter is coming for the world's airlines

IF YOU think your summer holidays were lacklustre in an era of pandemic-induced...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

The Capesize market reached new highs for the year this week, topping out at $34,896...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

News on travel talks between Singapore, Australia welcomed

THE Australian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore (AustCham) welcomed news that Australia...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

India infections top 7m as Trump gets back on campaign trail

INDIA'S coronavirus cases surged past seven million on Sunday as US President Donald...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

South Korea and Jakarta to ease Covid curbs

SOUTH Korea will relax some rules on social distancing from Monday, allowing...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

TAKING HEART

Sustainability in the spotlight

SUSTAINABILITY was the common thread among the four finalists of the DBS Foundation...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

Harvard Business School, LSE grads to mentor 350 students

ABOUT 350 students in Singapore - from all five polytechnics, Nanyang Technological...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Suga takes the baton

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: As a business leader, what policy changes - if any - do you expect...

PUBLISHED Oct 12, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Oct 21, 2020 10:02 AM

JC Penney rushes to finalise sale to lender, landlord group

[NEW YORK] JC Penney has formalised a planned sale to its bankruptcy lenders and biggest landlords, but must first...

Oct 21, 2020 09:53 AM

Singapore stocks rise at open, tracking modest gains on Wall Street; STI up 0.3%

SINGAPORE shares opened slightly higher on Wednesday after US markets saw modest gains amid renewed hopes for a...

Oct 21, 2020 09:53 AM

CDLHT sells Brisbane hotel at slight premium, exiting market as challenges loom

CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDLHT) is selling its 4.5-star hotel Novotel Brisbane in Australia for S$67.9 million (S$66....

Oct 21, 2020 09:47 AM

US seeks to sway Brazil on Chinese 5G with US$1b deal

[BRASÍLIA] The United States promised Brazil US$1 billion in financing toward US imports on Tuesday, adding a carrot...

Oct 21, 2020 09:43 AM

Hong Kong: Stocks rise at open

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks kicked off Wednesday on a positive note, tracking a rally on Wall Street and fuelled by...

Oct 21, 2020 09:27 AM

Australia: Shares gain on renewed US stimulus hopes

[BENGALURU] Australian shares rose on Wednesday with banking and mining stocks leading the charge, as hopes that US...