Monday, Jan 11, 2021

TOP STORIES

OUTLOOK 2021

Banking through the crisis: A test of speed, personalisation and purpose

PRODUCTIVITY and capital management will get most banks through the Covid-19 crisis....

PUBLISHED Jan 11, 2021 05:50 AM
AVIATION

Aircraft leasing rates unlikely to take off this year

AIRCRAFT leasing rates will likely continue to face pressure in 2021, having dropped...

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MARK TO MARKET

Top Glove's independent directors suffer ire of institutional investors

THE stinging rebuke suffered by the board of Top Glove from BlackRock this past week...

PUBLISHED Jan 11, 2021 05:50 AM

Bank stocks back in vogue on stimulus, interest rate outlook

BIG US banks have gone from losers to leaders in the stock market, rebounding from a...

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MIND THE GAP

Sea change in commitment to sustainability among funds

IN the space of two to three years, a sea change in commitment to sustainability and...

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A selection of sustainable funds

RECENT months have seen a flurry of fund launches with a sustainability cast,...

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ASEAN BUSINESS

Vietnam to exceed 6% growth target for 2021, say analysts

ANALYSTS are upbeat on Vietnam's prospects in 2021, with forecasts in excess of the...

PUBLISHED Jan 11, 2021 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

ISDN keeps focus on China and diversification strategy amid pandemic

WHILE the Covid-19 pandemic continues to hamper economic activity and business...

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OUTLOOK 2021

Singapore equity market in a 'sweet spot': Phillip Securities

WHILE the Straits Times Index (STI) lagged some of the major equity benchmarks last...

PUBLISHED Jan 11, 2021 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

A rebound for gold amid jitters

AS the world ushers in 2021 after the festivities, it is likely there is still a way...

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AVIATION

Aircraft lessors face bumpy year ahead

SOME observers see aircraft lessors operating in a tougher environment this year,...

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The future of AGMs: physical or virtual?

THE year 2020 was a watershed year - one in which work, meetings and business in...

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China Everbright unit buys stake in Tianjin firm

CHINA Everbright's indirect wholly owned subsidiary has won a public bid for the...

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REIT WATCH

Green shoots into 2021

S-REITs started 2021 in the green with the iEdge S-Reit Index gaining 2.0 per cent in...

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Dollar recovers from brief dip after weak US payrolls report

THE dollar turned higher against a basket of major currencies on Friday after a dismal...

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INSIDE INSIGHTS

Wilmar and Yangzijiang continue buybacks

FOR the first four sessions of 2021, the Straits Times Index (STI) gained 2.2 per cent...

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Singapore's China index adds to 2020 gains in early 2021

THE FTSE ST China Index has gained 6.4 per cent over the first four sessions of 2021,...

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REAL ESTATE

Performance of STI, private home resale market took different paths during pandemic

PRICES of private homes in the resale market proved more resilient than the Straits...

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UK commercial real estate looking to cut debt

BRITISH commercial property companies are looking to reduce their debt and be flexible...

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BANKING & FINANCE

Yield-starved investors likely to snap up Europe's debt sales

THE insatiable hunt for yield will help snap up Europe's latest wave of debt sales....

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NZ central bank reports data system breach

THE Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) said on Sunday that it was responding with...

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Deutsche Bank to pay US$130m to settle criminal and civil charges

DEUTSCHE Bank AG agreed to pay US$130 million to settle criminal and civil charges...

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Al Khalij, Masraf Al Rayan merger deal to create Qatar's second-largest lender

AL KHALIJ Commercial Bank shares surged on Sunday after it agreed with Masraf Al Rayan...

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UAE's SHUAA Capital buys out Stanford Marine's debt as part of restructuring

A CONSORTIUM led by United Arab Emirates financial firm SHUAA Capital has bought 1.13...

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TECHNOLOGY

Consumer Electronics Show turns to tech for virtual salvation

THE Consumer Electronics Show (CES) known for crowds, sensory-overload, and deal-...

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Apple, Amazon suspend Parler social network from App Store and Web hosting service

APPLE and Amazon.com Inc have suspended Parler from their respective App Store and Web...

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TRANSPORT

Indonesia locates crash site, plane’s black boxes

AN Indonesian search-and-rescue team located the crash site where a Boeing jet...

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Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

The market has surely surprised many this week after sparking into life and quickly...

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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

MOM clarifies differences between ICT, other EP holders

FOREIGN employees of multinational corporations who are posted to the company's...

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Democrats push for second Trump impeachment

DEMOCRATIC-LED efforts to impeach US President Donald Trump for a historic second time...

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M'sia hypermarts see long queues amid talk of fresh Covid-19 curbs

MALAYSIANS thronged hypermarkets and restaurants over the weekend to stock up on...

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LIFE & CULTURE

US theatres kick off 2021 with hopes of erasing worst year on record

CRIPPLED by pandemic-driven cinema closures, customer fears and a dearth of new movies...

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Home-turned-museum retains 'soul' of south Iraq

AN imposing house stands out among other buildings in Iraq's Samawah city - once a...

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Japanese pray for end to pandemic in annual ice bath ritual

MEN wearing traditional loin clothes and women dressed in white robes clapped and...

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Medical students earn their spurs in packed Czech hospitals

HUNDREDS of medical students have volunteered to help out in Czech hospitals packed...

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VIEWS FROM THE TOP

A civic duty to help stem the spread

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: As an employer, would you encourage your staff to get vaccinated...

PUBLISHED Jan 11, 2021 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jan 20, 2021 12:28 AM

Yellen says aid to jobless, small firms 'biggest bang' for buck

[WASHINGTON] Janet Yellen told lawmakers Tuesday that help for the unemployed and small businesses would provide...

Jan 20, 2021 12:19 AM

China defends early actions on Covid-19 after panel report

[GENEVA] China on Tuesday defended its early actions taken to fight the Covid-19 outbreak, saying that it...

Jan 19, 2021 11:54 PM

GM, Microsoft lead US$2b round for self-driving startup

[DETRIOT] General Motors and Microsoft are leading a US$2 billion investment round in self-driving car startup...

Jan 19, 2021 11:44 PM

FedEx to cut up to 6,300 jobs in Europe on TNT integration

[MEMPHIS] FedEx is planning to cut as many as 6,300 jobs in Europe as the courier completes the process of...

Jan 19, 2021 11:18 PM

US: Wall St opens higher ahead of Yellen speech, spotlight on earnings

[NEW YORK] Wall Street's main indexes rose on Tuesday after upbeat earnings from big US banks and Halliburton, while...

Jan 19, 2021 10:47 PM

Frasers Hospitality Trust expects properties in countries with domestic travel market to recover faster

FRASERS Hospitality Trust (FHT) is banking on its properties in countries with a predominant domestic travel market...