Friday, Nov 20, 2020

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

DoctorxDentist's headache grows as MOH, medical bodies lean on platform

THE Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) have stepped in...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM
APEC CEO DIALOGUES

Singapore cannot keep borders closed forever: PM Lee

ALTHOUGH the Covid-19 situation in Singapore has stabilised, Prime Minister Lee Hsien...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Keeping SMEs in business

OFTEN neglected by banks, smaller businesses have struggled to land the financing they...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

Will Biden appoint a US ambassador to Singapore?

AS THE world waits for Joe Biden's inauguration as the 46th President of the United...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Fewer employers in Singapore plan to freeze salaries in 2021: surveys

A SMALLER proportion of Singapore-based employers will pause wage increments in 2021,...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

As travel bubbles kick off, don't expect a miracle

ON SUNDAY, the post-Covid travel era will begin at airports in Hong Kong and Singapore...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM
VIRUS OUTBREAK

Singapore's Emerging Stronger Taskforce forming new coalition to focus on medtech

A NEW industry-led coalition focusing on medtech could create 4,000 new jobs, mostly...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

70 firms penalised for unfair hiring in H1; double the whole of 2019

THE number of employers who were penalised for discriminatory hiring practices in the...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM
ASEAN BUSINESS

Indonesia, Philippines cut rates to record lows

CENTRAL banks in Indonesia and the Philippines cut their benchmark interest rates to...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore FinTech Festival to feature over 40 global satellite events

MORE than 40 global satellite events from around the world will join in as part of the...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

74 organisations named Champions of Good 2020

THE latest list of Champions of Good is out - and 74 organisations have found their...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

OUTLOOK 2021

Cyclical stocks to lead earnings recovery when vaccines roll out

TECH-heavy markets that rallied during the pandemic will soon give way to sectors that...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

CDL responds to commentary regarding leadership change

I REFER to the Hock Lock Siew commentary "CDL's near-term performance depends on Kweks...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Reits must address issues related to independent directors, overseas assets: SGX RegCo

SINGAPORE-LISTED real estate investment trusts (Reits) should address issues related...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Bukit Sembawang Estates' acting CEO resigns

BUKIT Sembawang Estates' acting chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

The packaging, printing and logistics firm will be delisted from the Singapore...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM
BROKERS' TAKE

ST Engineering remains a defensive, safe-haven pick, analysts say

ST ENGINEERING remains a defensive, safe-haven pick, amid better-than-expected order...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM
BROKERS’ TAKE

Jefferies Equity upgrades Cathay Pacific to a 'buy'

JEFFERIES Equity Research has upgraded its rating on Cathay Pacific Airways to "buy"...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Seizing a juicy opportunity

AFTER leaving his decade-long career as an engineer in the semiconductor industry,...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI slips 0.4% as vaccine fever cools

THE Straits Times Index (STI) fell 11.59 points or 0.42 per cent to 2,777 on Thursday...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar up on worries over rising Covid-19 cases

THE US dollar strengthened on Thursday as broad optimism about Covid-19 vaccines ran...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Far East Hospitality positions itself for the long haul as it expands footprint

AMID an ongoing pandemic, Far East Hospitality is betting on the long-term potential...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

S. Korea to convert buildings into apartments to tackle rental home shortages

SOUTH Korea's finance minister said on Thursday that the government will buy...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Guillemard site sold for S$93m in year's biggest private residential deal

IN WHAT would be Singapore's largest private residential transaction in the year to...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

US housing starts beat expectations; building permits flat

US HOMEBUILDING increased more than expected in October, suggesting the housing market...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Covid-19 ravaging long-term care centres at fastest pace since May

COVID-19 is strengthening its grip on one of the most vulnerable populations: senior...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

UK extends £3 billion green homes grant amid application pile-up

AMID the fanfare of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's green industrial 10-point...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

SMBC invests in fintech OakNorth

GIC-backed fintech OakNorth has secured a US$30 million investment from SMBC, which...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Thai central bank intervenes to curb rapid rise in baht

THAILAND'S central bank has intervened in a bid to stem a rise in the baht because the...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Japan Inc to begin pilots on issuing digital yen

MORE than 30 major Japanese firms will begin experiments next year towards issuing a...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

German MPs to grill ex-Wirecard boss over massive fraud

MARKUS Braun, the former chief executive of disgraced payments giant Wirecard, will...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Standard created to gauge finance-related emissions

A GROUP of financial institutions including Morgan Stanley, Bank of America Corp and...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Sony, Microsoft consoles run into supply crunch

SALES of Sony and Microsoft's new gaming consoles fell short of their predecessors...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Apple to pay US$113m to resolve claims over iPhone battery

APPLE Inc will pay US$113 million to settle allegations by more than three dozen US...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Facebook content moderators say office push risks lives

MORE than 200 of Facebook Inc's content moderators said their lives are being put at...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Thanksgiving food prices sink as Americans scale down their feasts

TURKEY prices are sinking as the pandemic may keep some American families from hosting...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Urgent need for a proper vaccine distribution ecosystem

THE recent news from Pfizer and Arcturus is raising hopes that a viable Covid-19...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

ANALYSIS

As regulators prepare to weigh in on 737 MAX, FAA's global dominance fades

GLOBAL regulators have held off approving the Boeing 737 MAX despite a decision by the...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Kia Motors workers in S Korea to stage partial strike over wages, EV plans

UNIONISED workers at Kia Motors Corp in South Korea will launch a partial strike on...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Three ways Singapore, EU can work together to unlock Asean's potential: Chan

IT is in Asean and the European Union's (EU) shared interest to collaborate on greater...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Pandemic may send global debt to US$277t by year's end, says IIF

THE ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has caused global debt to soar by US$15 trillion to...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Globalisation is not on the decline, says Tharman

CONTRARY to what some might think, globalisation is not on the decline. Instead, what...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

LEADING THROUGH DISCUSSION

What must we teach The Next Generation?

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Don't fear the robots, and other lessons from a study of the digital economy

RAFAEL Reif, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), delivered...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

OPINION

Supervising digital banks in a Covid-19 world

DIGITAL banks - and other applications of new technology in financial services - sit...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Biden administration can help US gain ESG leadership

AS the newly elected Joseph Biden administration begins its task of strategising and...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Adapting to the future - using science-fiction movie plots

IN the 2017 movie Downsizing, people are shrunk to a height of about 15cm in order to...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Art returns with a vengeance

GUILLAUME Levy-Lambert has a story to tell. Amid the pandemic, a married couple with...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

All aboard the Orient Express

IN the 1974 film version of Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express, Jacqueline...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM
BUZZ!

What's Up This Week

The renowned London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) and London Philharmonic Choir have...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

How to build your dream home

OVER twenty years of marriage and three homes later, entrepreneurs Richard Koh and Ong...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Freestyle cooking at Hathaway

AS a name, Hathaway will mean little to you unless you're also named Anne and own a...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

Level up the drinking game

WITH social distancing measures still in place, home parties are the way to go this...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

From Lebanon, bottles that reward diving below the surface

FOR decades, as Lebanon has endured persistent strife and discord, the story of...

PUBLISHED Nov 20, 2020 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Nov 25, 2020 07:34 PM

Malaysia's Top Glove sees supply shortages boosting latex glove prices

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's Top Glove Corp , which has shut some factories after thousands of workers tested positive...

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...