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Facebook nears deal to buy chatbot startup Kustomer - WSJ
DAVID GERALD - Facebook Inc is close to buying Kustomer in a deal that would value the customer-service and chatbot startup at about US$1 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. (https://on.wsj.com/3odBJ91)
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OPEC reaches consensus to extend oil cuts by three months, Algeria says
DAVID GERALD - OPEC+ members will consider whether to extend existing oil cuts for three to four months or to gradually increase output from January during their two days of talks that start on Monday, OPEC+ sources told Reuters.
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US agency affirms it will not allow mid-air mobile phone use
DAVID GERALD - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Monday it had ended a 2013 regulatory proceeding that had sought to lift the ban on the use of mobile phones while in flight on U.S. airlines.
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Moderna to seek US and EU authorization for its vaccine on Monday
Moderna Inc said it will apply for U.S. and European emergency authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine on Monday based on full results from a late-stage study showing its vaccine was 94.1per cent effective with no serious safety concerns.
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Renaissance United subsidiary hit with court order to pay 40.4m yuan to contractor
Claudia Chong - MAINBOARD-LISTED Renaissance United's subsidiary on Nov 26 received a court order to pay a monetary judgment of 40.4 million yuan (S$8.2 million) to its contractor.
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Tekka Centre, restaurants across Singapore among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious
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Former actor Huang Yiliang accused of attacking Bangladeshi worker claims he was ‘faking punches’
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Bitcoin hits record high after steep fall last week
DAVID GERALD - Bitcoin jumped past US$19,000 on Monday, moving closer to its all-time record after a sharp tumble last week checked its 2020 rally.
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Ivory Coast, Ghana cancel cocoa sustainability schemes run by chocolatemaker Hershey
DAVID GERALD - Ivory Coast and Ghana are cancelling all cocoa sustainability schemes run by U.S.-based Hershey in the west African countries, accusing the chocolatemaker of trying to avoid paying a cocoa premium aimed at combating farmer poverty.
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Non-bank financial institutions to get access to FAST, PayNow
SINGAPORE: From February next year, eligible non-bank financial institutions will have direct access to retail payment services like Fast and Secure Transfers (FAST) and PayNow.  This will allow users to make real-time funds transfers between bank accounts and e-wallets, as well as across ...
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Bitcoin jumps past US$19,200, all-time high again in focus
Lee Yi Jie - Bitcoin jumped past US$19,000 on Monday, moving closer to its all-time record after a sharp tumble last week checked its 2020 rally.
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F&B outlets in CBD, tourist areas seeing slow recovery; businesses need to pivot online: Chan Chun Sing
SINGAPORE: Some segments in the food and beverage (F&B) sector are still seeing slow recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said, reiterating the need for F&B companies to transform and diversify their revenue streams. “Recovery remains slow for some ...
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Food delivery startup DoorDash aims for up to US$27 billion valuation in much-awaited IPO
Lee Yi Jie - Food delivery startup DoorDash Inc is aiming to raise up to US$2.8 billion at a valuation of US$27 billion in its initial public offering, setting the stage for one of the most high-profile stock market debuts of the year.
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About 1,250 workers to benefit from new training council by Shell and local employees’ union
SINGAPORE: Oil giant Shell has partnered with the Singapore Shell Employees’ Union (SSEU) to set up a council to train and upskill about 1,250 workers, in line with the company’s 10-year plan to cut its own carbon emissions in Singapore by about a third. The Joint Capability Council (JCC), which ...
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EasyJet offers passengers cheaper COVID-19 tests to encourage travel
Lee Yi Jie - UK airline EasyJet said it would partner with COVID-19 testing companies to offer passengers discounted tests to try to encourage more travel, following similar moves by Wizz Air and London's Gatwick Airport.
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London Stock Exchange opens Brexit trading hub in Amsterdam
Lee Yi Jie - The London Stock Exchange's pan-European share trading platform, Turquoise, opened for trading on Monday, a spokeswoman for the exchange said, joining two rival operators.
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S&P 500 set to open lower, still set for best November ever
The S&P 500 was set to open lower on Monday as investors paused to take stock of what was set to be the benchmark index's best November ever.
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GM, Nikola announce reworked, smaller deal focused on supplying fuel-cell systems
Lee Yi Jie - General Motors Co and Nikola Corp on Monday announced a reworked, smaller agreement that keeps a fuel-cell partnership intact but eliminates an equity stake in the startup for the Detroit automaker as well as plans for building Nikola's electric pickup truck.
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Singapore Paincare to acquire 40% of KCS Anaesthesia Services for S$2.4m
Claudia Chong - CATALIST-LISTED pain-care medical services group Singapore Paincare Holdings has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement to buy 40 per cent of KCS Anaesthesia Services for S$2.4 million.
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Prudential Singapore and SkillsFuture Singapore in collaboration to help SMEs grow
The Edge Singapore - Prudential Singapore is giving more support to SMEs here so that they can pick up more skills in areas such as developing and implementing their skills development plans, which better positions them to respond to a rapidly evolving business environment. This Prudential Singapore’s SME Sk ...
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US insurers dig into corporate diversity practices as lawsuits pile up
Uma Devi - U.S. insurers are taking a closer look at the recruiting and succession practices of corporate customers, worried about mounting lawsuits over a lack of diversity among top executives and directors, industry sources said.
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PM Lee seeks damages of S$150,000 for alleged defamation by Leong Sze Hian over Facebook post on 1MDB corruption
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Amazon, Apple stay away from new French initiative to set principles for Big Tech
Uma Devi - U.S. tech giants Amazon and Apple have not signed up to a new French initiative to get global tech companies to publicly commit to principles including paying their fair share of taxes, government officials said on Monday.
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Not all pet owners know of vaccines or use them, vets say new guidelines help set clearer standards
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Canadian indigenous deal with KXL oil pipeline took years, aims to unlock long-term wealth
Uma Devi - TC Energy Corp's sale of a CUS$1 billion (US$769 million) stake in Keystone XL (KXL) to a Canadian indigenous group is the result of over three years of pressure from a tiny Saskatchewan First Nation that demanded part ownership of the long-delayed oil pipeline, rather than short-term payments for . ...
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Hyflux's judicial managers to arrange meeting with PnP and note holders
Claudia Chong - HYFLUX'S judicial managers will "shortly arrange" a virtual meeting or telephone call with holders of the embattled water treatment firm's perpetual securities, preference shares and medium-term notes.
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Portugal's main telcos sign up for 5G auction amid legal dispute
Uma Devi - Portugal´s three biggest telecoms companies said they had submitted applications to take part in the country's 5G licence auction amid a legal dispute with the Portuguese telecoms regulator over the rules.
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Man jailed for stalking ex-girlfriend, posting compromising photos of her on Instagram, WeChat
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Global investors see China stocks bull run lasting well into 2021
Uma Devi - Global investors are betting Chinese stocks will extend their bull run and that mainland corporate earnings in 2021 will be boosted by a world economic recovery and more predictable Sino-U.S. relationship.
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UK competition watchdog says big companies' profit margins rising
Uma Devi - Profits and price mark-ups are rising at Britain's biggest companies, the competition watchdog said on Monday in a report looking at the state of competition in the economy.
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Stronger recovery awaits F&B firms that act now, 'do not wait for Covid to blow over': Chan Chun Sing
GAYLE GOH - FOOD and beverage (F&B) firms that have acted to transform their businesses - without waiting for pre-Covid 19 business conditions to return - are already on the path to recovery, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Monday.
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Exclusive: VW's executive committee to convene Tuesday to discuss CEO's future - sources
Renald Yeo - Volkswagen Group's executive committee is convening on Tuesday to discuss Chief Executive Herbert Diess's demand for a contract extension, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.
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Britain hands BAE Systems £2.4 billion munitions contract
Renald Yeo - Britain handed a 2.4 billion pound (US$3.20 billion)contract to BAE Systems, agreeing a new deal for the country's biggest defence company to keep supplying weapons and equipment to the UK armed forces.
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Cyber Monday set to be biggest online shopping day in US history
Renald Yeo - Cyber Monday is on track to bring in a record of as much as US$12.7 billion in online sales, according to latest industry estimates, surpassing Black Friday's digital numbers as U.S. retailers reached the last leg of an extended holiday selling season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Cornerman who tested positive for Covid-19 was due to take part in One Championship event
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High Court grants extension of moratoria for Pacific Radiance
Claudia Chong - THE High Court has granted an extension of moratoria for offshore marine services firm Pacific Radiance and its units, Pacific Crest and CSI Offshore.






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