Saturday, Oct 17, 2020

TOP STORIES

Taking flight: How private jets are picking up where commercial airlines were left grounded

TO SAY 2020 has been a turbulent year for aviation is putting it mildly. But while...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2020 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Pet relocation and prices surge with easing of cross-border curbs for owners

MORE pets are now jet-setting across the globe, in tow of owners who are finally...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2020 05:50 AM

Cut pay only if needed to minimise retrenchments: NWC

WITH the overriding goal of saving jobs and helping businesses to emerge stronger from...

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Swab tests for that overseas trip could cost more than the return plane ticket

THOSE planning a round trip to approved regional destinations will have to contend...

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REC marketplaces good for local firms, but face regional competition

THE recent launches of renewable-energy certificate (REC) marketplaces in Singapore...

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Singapore key exports tipped to cool towards year-end

SINGAPORE'S key exports look set to cool down towards the end of the year - although...

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New IBF-MAS survey to project job losses, placements in financial sector

A NEW survey to project job losses and upcoming job placements in the financial sector...

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ASEAN BUSINESS

Lockdowns in Malaysia 'will affect sentiment more than business'

THE two-week partial lockdown that is now in effect in the Malaysian capital Kuala...

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Iras collects S$53.5b in tax revenues for FY2019/20

REVENUE from corporate taxes and personal income taxes saw the biggest rise among all...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2020 05:50 AM

PVPA honours everyday heroes

WHEN the Covid-19 outbreak happened, Q&M Dental Group's staff swapped their dental...

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China drug stock surges after doctor endorses its treatment for Covid

A MAKER of traditional Chinese medicine products saw its stock surge the most in two...

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COMPANIES & MARKETS

BROKERS’ TAKE

Air travel bubble may lift aviation, hospitality, property stocks

AVIATION, hospitality and property stocks listed in Singapore and Hong Kong could see...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2020 05:50 AM
NEW LISTINGS

NTU's nanofilm spin-off may raise up to S$510m in IPO

NANYANG Technological University's (NTU) spin-off company Nanofilm Technologies is...

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NEW LISTINGS

Jack Ma's Ant Group raises IPO valuation target to US$280b

ANT Group plans to increase the valuation target for its initial public offering to at...

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Global IPO value at 20-year high in Q3; Asean shows quarter-on-quarter rebound: EY

IPO activity bucked a "traditionally slow" third quarter to record the most activity...

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Lone money-making S-E Asia stock fund is changing tack

ALAN Richardson has thrived picking stocks in South-east Asia at a time when market...

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KrisEnergy seeks approval to convene scheme meeting and moratorium extension

DEBT-LADEN KrisEnergy has applied for permission to convene a meeting of the scheme...

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MALAYSIA STOCKS

More glove-maker stocks may join Malaysia's benchmark index amid Covid-19 rally

MALAYSIAN glove-makers are threatening to supplant the once-mighty gaming companies in...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2020 05:50 AM
MALAYSIA STOCKS

Malaysia tycoon Syed Mokhtar seeks stake in major palm oil producer

MALAYSIAN tycoon Syed Mokhtar Albukhary is seeking to combine his plantation assets...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

AYONDO's independent director Lam Shiao Ning has attended an interview conducted by...

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STOCKS

STI up on the week amid NODX gains, HK travel bubble

SINGAPORE shares rebounded on Friday to end the week in the black, as investors...

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REAL ESTATE

Singapore retail rents stabilising at suburban malls; may bottom out by early 2021

THE increased activity in Singapore's retail sector hints at a bottoming out of rents...

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Evergrande says it may buy back dollar bonds to boost confidence

CHINA Evergrande Group told investors it may buy back some of its dollar bonds to...

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Reits (October 17-18, 2020)

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts

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Firms in London CBD quietly starting to rent large offices again

LONDON'S pandemic-struck office market is crawling back to life. A slew of large...

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Madison Avenue rent plunges as Manhattan retail takes a hit

RETAIL rents on Madison Avenue are plunging as the pandemic hammers Manhattan's most...

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CONSUMER

PERSPECTIVE

From peak city to ghost town: the urban centres hit hardest by Covid-19

THE few people on the streets of the City of London or lower Manhattan have got used...

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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

Food security in the spotlight

IN A year when the World Food Programme has been rightfully recognised in receiving...

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LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

Even without a live audience, the show must still go on

IN a normal year, One Championship stages dozens of live mixed martial events, with...

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SASS AND THE CITY

Goodbye open office, and hello hybrids

SEE you in the office . . . in July next year. That's the message US tech giants are...

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THE STEERING COLUMN

Audi A5 Sportback: Midlife reboot

NO ONE likes to generalise (ignoring the fact that that statement is itself a...

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HEALTH

An eye test can save your life

MODERN medicine works by finding evidence to support one or more differential...

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THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Making life a little more beautiful

TO LOSE is to win. That's the mantra that Melissa Kwee, CEO of National Volunteer and...

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WEALTH & INVESTING

Rethinking retirement

WHEN someone retires, three substantial changes take place, said Ken Dychtwald,...

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THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT

Is Big Tech a bubble?

A LONG-STANDING doctrine in successful investing was to buy stocks that were trading...

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Where to find investment income now that bank dividends are drying up

THE worst year for stock dividends in over a decade is upending formerly rock-solid...

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OPINION

Markets without havens are becoming all too real

IN Lewis Carroll's classic children's book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland &...

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GOLD REPORT

Gold awaits US fiscal stimulus package

GOLD futures spent the week drifting and reacting to sentiment that shifted according...

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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...