Monday, Nov 16, 2020

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE: HEALTH INSURANCE

Insurers' critical-illness portfolios healthy, but risks lurk

ALTHOUGH four out of nine life insurers' critical illness (CI) portfolios reflected an...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM
MEGA TRADE DEAL: NEWS ANALYSIS

China in prime position to shape regional trade rules

EIGHT long years and 46 rounds of negotiations - with plenty of "blood, sweat and...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM
MARK TO MARKET

Will Sunningdale minorities seize the chance to stay invested as the company goes private?

WHEN I first saw the headlines about precision plastic components maker Sunningdale...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM
MEGA TRADE DEAL

Moving more production onshore not sustainable approach to disruptions

CALLS for more onshore production are not a sustainable answer to supply chain...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

Key areas under the RCEP

THE Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) contains 20 chapters on topics...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM
MIND THE GAP

Critical illness cover: Read the fine print

INSURANCE protection against critical illness (CI) is one of the major building blocks...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM
ASEAN BUSINESS

Philippines turns corner in Q3 but recovery may be slow: economists

THE Philippine economy may have turned the corner in the third quarter, but growth...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

Sigh of relief as international organisations in Geneva await Biden presidency

AFTER years of US disengagement and confrontation, international organisations in...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Frasers Centrepoint Trust is still keen on acquisitions

FRASERS Centrepoint Trust (FCT) may have just announced a sizeable deal, but the...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

OCBC Securities boosts digital trading capabilities

WITH competition intensifying in the brokerage industry, it's a race against one...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Palm oil at 8-year high: Extend rally or reverse?

THE palm oil market for 2020 can be described as a tale of two halves.

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

HOSPITALITY stapled group Eagle Hospitality Trust (EHT) will probably not have income...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

A boost for US stocks amid hopes of vaccine breakthrough

THE vaccine trade is well and truly on, giving the bull market a double jolt of life...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

Dollar slips as vaccine rally peters out

THE safe-haven Japanese yen and Swiss franc strengthened on Friday, as the threat of a...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Wilmar, Riverstone and Neo chairs increase stakes

FOR the five local trading sessions that spanned Nov 6 to 12, the Straits Times Index...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Covid-19 pushes real estate into the future

THE coronavirus could be the crisis that finally propels the tech-averse real estate...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

The Linq @ Beauty World sells 96% of residential units in digital launch

MIXED-USE development The Linq @ Beauty World sold 115 out of 120 apartments over the...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

Philippine mall titan quickens shift to China-style mixed retail

SM INVESTMENTS Corp, the owner of the Philippines' largest mall operator, is speeding...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

BOE's worst policy leak of 21st century tests regime of secrecy

THE Bank of England's (BOE) worst leak in almost a quarter of a century of monetary...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

China banking regulator vows to cut 'too big to fail' risk in innovation

CHINA'S top banking regulator pledged to lower the risk of companies becoming "too big...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

Asian borrowers close in on record for US dollar bond issuance

BORROWERS from Asia are ramping up dollar debt sales again and are on the cusp of...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

Billionaire Margarita Louis-Dreyfus finds a costly escape from debt drama

MARGARITA Louis-Dreyfus suddenly became a key shareholder in one of the biggest...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Opec+ meets to discuss cuts despite vaccine hopes

OIL markets may be cheering the prospects of a coronavirus vaccine, but Opec+ cannot...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

Gulfport files for bankruptcy after M&A spree and price crash

NATURAL gas producer Gulfport Energy Corp filed for bankruptcy, joining a slew of US...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Qualcomm gets US nod to sell 4G chips to Huawei

QUALCOMM Inc received a licence last Friday from the US government to sell 4G mobile...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Albania's beloved brandy raises spirits, especially in time of Covid

AT the bottom of her garden, mother-of-five Vitore Lufi makes raki, a fruit brandy...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Freight firms report surge in shipments, and expect festive rebound

FREIGHT carriers including container shippers and cargo airlines say global demand is...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

Johnson to unveil green plan that may halt sales of petrol cars

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to unveil a green 10-point plan on...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

GM recalling nearly 69,000 Bolt EVs for fire risks

GENERAL Motors Co said last Friday that it was recalling 68,677 electric cars...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

Any lingering doubts concerning the short-term prognosis for the capesize market were...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

UK applies to be new dialogue partner of Asean

THE United Kingdom's application to become a dialogue partner of the Association of...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

Brexit talks must have breakthrough this week, say UK and Ireland ministers

THERE has to be a breakthrough this week in talks for a post-Brexit trade agreement,...

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India set to have fewer rate cuts with high inflation, recovery

NEGATIVE real rates in India and recovering growth alongside high inflation suggest...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

Japan finds luring business from HK tough

TOKYO is on a charm offensive, hoping to lure firms in Hong Kong spooked by protests...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

Trump backtracks after tweeting that Biden won election

PRESIDENT Donald Trump appeared to accept for the first time that Joe Biden had been...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

TAKING HEART

ChariTrees light up the spirit of giving

TWENTY-seven specially designed Christmas trees lit up Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

Pandemic casts shadow over India's festival of light

FEAR of the coronavirus, mixed with chronic pollution, has spoiled the party for...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

UK film industry healthy despite virus horror

FAR from being wiped out by the coronavirus pandemic, Britain's film and television...

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

A breath of fresh air

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How do you think a Biden administration will affect business?

PUBLISHED Nov 16, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Nov 25, 2020 07:22 PM

York Capital to spin off US$2.7b Asia hedge fund firm

[NEW YORK] York Capital Management's move to exit most of its hedge fund business will lead to the creation of a...

Nov 25, 2020 06:30 PM

Daily Debrief: What Happened Today

Stories you might have missed

Nov 25, 2020 06:27 PM

Eurozone house prices set for reality check as pandemic bites: ECB

[FRANKFURT] House prices in the eurozone are in for a reality check as a pandemic-induced recession pushes more...

Nov 25, 2020 06:04 PM

Singapore shares fall despite Wall Street advance; STI down 0.8%

LOCAL shares ended Wednesday in the red, having given up their gains from earlier on in the trading day as investor...

Nov 25, 2020 05:58 PM

Indonesia's coal gasification programme needs subsidy: industry experts

[JAKARTA] Indonesia would need to subsidise the coal-derived substitute that it has hung its hopes on to reduce its...

Nov 25, 2020 05:50 PM

Emirates sees 2022 return of jumbo A380s as travel recovers

[DUBAI] Emirates sees a sharp recovery in demand for air travel next year as coronavirus vaccines are distributed...