Saturday, Nov 21, 2020

TOP STORIES

Keeping SMEs in business: How alternative lenders are plugging the financing gap, and are now put to the test

SMALLER enterprises with a lack of track record have traditionally been ignored by big...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

CIMB Singapore axes three business heads amid shake-up

CIMB Singapore has dropped three long-time banking heads, as the lender restructures...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE ECONOMY

Factory output, export growth tipped to boost Q3 GDP

SINGAPORE'S economic showing in the July-to-September period will likely be upgraded...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

Grab to add platform fee after Singapore competition watchdog drops restrictions

WITH the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) releasing its two-...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

Singapore's PDPC investigating allegations that Muslim Pro developer sold user data to US military

BITSMEDIA, the Singapore-based developer of the religious app Muslim Pro, is under...

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SPH shares soar 22% on heavy volumes on restructuring talk

AS RESTRUCTURING rumours swirled, shares of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) shot up on...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

IBM to hire, train 300 Singaporeans in emerging tech

OVER the next four years, IBM will hire and train 300 Singaporean professionals in...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

Trump and Xi join virtual Asia-Pacific summit as trade spat endures

A VIRTUAL summit of Asia-Pacific leaders started on Friday with US President Donald...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

Hong Kong's new Covid cases raise concerns over Air Travel Bubble

A WAVE of new Covid-19 cases in Hong Kong is raising concerns among Singaporeans over...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

Celebrating the passion behind local brands

WHAT do Eu Yan Sang, Bynd Artisan, Scene Shang and Prima Taste have in common?

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Lee Suet Fern suspended from practising law for 15 months

SENIOR lawyer Lee Suet Fern has been suspended for 15 months by the Court of Three...

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Airbus Singapore's S$38m campus opens in Seletar

A S$38 MILLION campus bringing together all of airplane maker Airbus' operations in...

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Revolut Singapore loses heavyweight compliance chief

PAYMENTS firm Revolut has lost its heavyweight compliance chief in Singapore just...

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COMPANIES & MARKETS

SIA, SilkAir to resume flights to San Francisco, Nagoya from Dec

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) and its regional wing SilkAir will reinstate flights to San...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

Sim Leisure's KidZania deal seeks shareholders' nod only after completion

INSTEAD of obtaining shareholders' approval before it buys the loss-making operator of...

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Temasek launches vehicle to super-charge agriculture, food deals

TEMASEK International is setting up a new vehicle to help accelerate and manage...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

Olam to take 51% stake in Togo state-owned cotton firm for 15.3m euros

AGRI-FOOD giant Olam International has inked a deal to acquire a 51 per cent interest...

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SGX consults public on proposed processes

SINGAPORE Exchange (SGX) is seeking the market's views on the process of managing...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

DBS requesting RSM be named as liquidators of Novena Global Healthcare: Terence Loh

DBS is seeking to wind up scandal-hit Novena Global Healthcare Pte Ltd (NGHPL), co-...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

Board changes at Axington

A RE-DESIGNATION, a resignation, and two new appointments have reshaped the board of...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

Sabana Reit manager questions internalisation proposal

THE proposed merger of ESR-Reit and Shari'ah Compliant Industrial Real Estate...

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S Korea set to crack down on chaebols with corporate reform

SOUTH Korea is pushing for its most significant reform of corporate governance since...

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STOCKS

STI tracks Wall Street to gain 1.3%

THE Straits Times Index (STI) gained 36.01 points or 1.3 per cent to 2,813.01 on...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

A COURT hearing for the winding-up petition filed against a key subsidiary of debt-hit...

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REAL ESTATE

Australia's Crown readies high-stakes casino tower yet pledges remain outstanding

PLEDGES that Crown Resorts made to win approval for a US$1.6 billion casino tower are...

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Mizuho to cut Singapore office space on work-from-home success

MIZUHO Financial Group is set to trim its Singapore office space, as the Japanese bank...

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Reits (Nov 21-22, 2020)

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts

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US existing home sales rise for fifth straight month in October

US home sales increased for a fifth straight month in October, but record-high house...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

PERSPECTIVE

Making the most of the coming Biden boom

THE next few months are going to be incredibly grim. The pandemic is exploding, but US...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM
THE BROAD VIEW

Unfreezing the Everest economy

AFTER closing its mountains to climbers in March because of the coronavirus pandemic,...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

Germany's latest football prodigy set to make history

TEENAGE prodigy Youssoufa Moukoko could become the youngest debutant in the history of...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

Nine non-obvious ways to have deeper conversations

AFTER all we've been through this year, wouldn't it be nice, even during a distanced...

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SASS AND THE CITY

The Crown is here again, and all that fact-checking is royal

HE IS, in a word, appalled. That is, the expert on all British royalty things, Hugo...

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HEALTH

Glow up for Christmas

A FAIR, radiant and dewy complexion is considered the epitome of beauty in Asia. With...

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THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Connecting Cloud to Asean

THE year 2020 has been dominated by Covid-19 and economic volatility, but for Alibaba...

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WEALTH & INVESTING

COMMENTARY

Will big tech jump higher on Biden optimism?

WILL Chinese technology stocks shine in an environment that is likely to be less...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM
INVESTING FOR IMPACT

China's crucial role in the pursuit of global net zero emissions

NET zero emissions (net zero) is the scenario where the amount of greenhouse gases (...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

Lockdown is giving people a crack at extreme saving

WHEN Britain entered its first lockdown in March, Laura Purkess went into extreme...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM

Three ways to overcome investing inertia

THE Covid-19 pandemic has affected the lives and livelihoods of many people globally....

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2020 05:50 AM
GOLD REPORT

Gold drifts lower as vaccine optimism, Asia-Pacific trade deal erode safe-haven appeal

GOLD spent most of the week drifting lower as a number of bearish fundamental drivers...

PUBLISHED Nov 21, 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...