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29 minutes ago
Big in China and tiny in the US, Fast Retailing seen weathering pandemic
Marissa Lee - The coronavirus pandemic is shredding the global apparel industry, stripping hundreds of billions of dollars from sales and thrusting big names like J.Crew into bankruptcy protection.
39 minutes ago
Google faces US$5 billion lawsuit in US for tracking 'private' internet use
Marissa Lee - REUTERS: Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in "private" mode. The lawsuit seeks at least US$5 billion, accusing the ...
54 minutes ago
After Facebook staff walkout, Zuckerberg defends no action on Trump posts
A Facebook employee said company leaders holding an all-hands meeting on Tuesday had so far failed to address concerns of staff who walked away from their desks to protest Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's handling of inflammatory posts by U.S. President Donald Trump.
2 hours ago
Commentary: The future economy has arrived. It’s mostly digital and contact-free
Marissa Lee - The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated trends in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, says Orange Business’ Nick Lambert.
2 hours ago
Google is sued in US for tracking users' 'private' internet browsing
Marissa Lee - Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by tracking their internet use from browsers set in "private" browsing mode.
2 hours ago
Rental fleet collapse drags down US vehicle sales
The collapse in demand for new vehicles from U.S. rental car fleets hit automakers hard in May, even as consumer sales were stronger than expected as coronavirus stay-at-home orders began to ease.
2 hours ago
Zoom doubles forecast for full-year revenue on remote-work boost
REUTERS: Zoom Video Communications Inc nearly doubled its expectations for annual sales on Tuesday, driven by a surge in users as more people work from home and connect with friends online during coronavirus lockdowns. Shares of the San Jose, California-based company rose nearly 5per cent in ...
2 hours ago
WeWork regional MD leaves; firm names new Pacific MD
Sharanya Pillai - TUROCHAS "T" Fuad, the managing director (MD) of WeWork South-east Asia and Korea, has left the company to pursue other interests, he announced in a LinkedIn post late Monday evening.
2 hours ago
XA Network partners Vertex, invests in fund
Claudia Chong - XA NETWORK, an angel investment circle made up of executives from global tech firms, has struck up a strategic partnership with Vertex Ventures and invested in Vertex's fourth South-east Asia and India fund, which closed at a record US$305 million.
2 hours ago
Singapore shares soar on optimism over reopening of economies
Claudia Tan - SINGAPORE shares ended the day higher on Tuesday, with the Straits Times Index (STI) advancing 2.4 per cent or 60.77 points to 2,611.63.
2 hours ago
Axington tops offer price in intra-day trade
Rachel Mui - SHARES in Catalist-listed Axington, formerly known as Axcelasia, rose as high as 21.5 Singapore cents on Tuesday, above Dorr Global Healthcare International's offer price of 20.8 Singapore cents.
2 hours ago
ComfortDelGro cabbies to deliver medicine in new tie-up
Vivienne Tay - COMFORTDELGRO Taxi has tied up with ALPS, the supply chain arm of Singapore's public healthcare system, to allow its cabbies to deliver essential medicines.
2 hours ago
CSE Global net profit rises 23.1% in Q1
Marissa Lee - CSE Global has posted a net profit of S$7.1 million in the first quarter, up 23.1 per cent from the same period a year earlier on higher takings from the Americas and the Asia-Pacific regions.
2 hours ago
United Hampshire US Reit collected 77% of base rents from retail tenants in May
Vivienne Tay - UNITED Hampshire US Real Estate Investment Trust (United Hampshire US Reit) has collected around 77 per cent of base rents from retail tenants for the month of May and 82 per cent for April.
2 hours ago
SGX to launch 10 Singapore single stock futures on June 15
Rachel Chia - THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) will launch 10 Singapore Single Stock Futures (SSFs) on June 15 in response to growing demand for a broader suite of Singapore-linked equities products, it said on Tuesday.
2 hours ago
Aerospace firms get some reprieve but the fight's not over yet
Nisha Ramchandani - THANKS to the enhanced Jobs Support Scheme (JSS), companies such as ST Engineering and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) will receive millions in additional wage support to cushion the devastating blow that Covid-19 has dealt the aerospace industry. The shot in the arm will aid an important sector, b ...
2 hours ago
Great Eastern offering 1,000 jobs, places for interns and trainees
Rachel Chia - GREAT Eastern Holdings is offering vacancies, traineeships and internships to give job seekers, graduates and students opportunities amid the economic and employment uncertainty brought about by Covid-19, it said on Tuesday.
2 hours ago
Ardian raises US$19b for private equity secondaries platform
Genevieve Cua - PRIVATE investment firm Ardian has raised US$19 billion worth of commitments from investors globally for its eighth-generation private equity (PE) secondaries platform, which it says is the world's largest.
2 hours ago
CAD, MAS and Acra launch joint probe into Hyflux and its directors
Marissa Lee - HYFLUX and its current and former directors are under investigation by the authorities for suspected false and misleading statements and breaches of disclosure rules that may have taken place over a period of years.
2 hours ago
The heart of finance: Social bonds as a way to improve the world
Chaoni Huang - A NEW type of financing has the potential to improve the lives of some of the world's poorest people
2 hours ago
Non-resident deposits in Singapore jump 44% to record S$62b in April
Vivien Shiao - SINGAPORE saw a record jump in deposits in April as investors rushed to park funds here given its status as a safe haven amidst global market volatility, said analysts.
2 hours ago
Architects and engineers suggest possible new ideas for future dormitories
Tay Suan Chiang - A NEW set of standards for new Quick Build Dormitories which include no more than 10 beds in a room, at least 6 sqm of space per resident and the use of single rather than double-decker beds was announced at a Covid-19 Multi-Ministry Task Force virtual press conference on Monday.
2 hours ago
SICCI sets up Covid-19 task force to provide crisis support for SMEs
Leila Lai - THE board of the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), which began a new two-year term in the middle of a global pandemic, is prioritising aid for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help them survive the crisis.
2 hours ago
Saudi group tipped as buyer of ex-Chevron House retail, banking units
Kalpana Rashiwala - AN ENTITY linked to Saudi Arabia-based Olayan Group is understood to be the party that entered into an expression of interest (EOI) last month to buy the retail podium and the three lowest office floors at 30 Raffles Place, formerly known as Chevron House, for S$315 million.
2 hours ago
To beat ABSD, 38 Jervois developer launches fire sale to clear units
Siow Li Sen - THE developer of 38 Jervois has launched a fire sale slashing prices by up to S$547,320 so that it will not incur the Additional Buyer's Stamp Duty (ABSD).
2 hours ago
Twitter names ex-Google CFO Patrick Pichette chairman
Kelly Ng - Twitter Inc said on Tuesday that it appointed Patrick Pichette, former chief financial officer at Google, as chairman, replacing Omid Kordestani.
2 hours ago
Tech advocacy group's lawsuit says Trump's order on social media is unconstitutional
The Washington-based Center for Democracy and Technology filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order on social media, arguing it violates the First Amendment.
2 hours ago
Lyft says May rides jump 26per cent from prior month
Ride-hailing firm Lyft Inc said on Tuesday that rides on its platform rose 26per cent in May from the previous month, with strong growth from cities where coronavirus-induced restrictions have been eased.
2 hours ago
US FAA chief to testify at Senate hearing on Boeing 737 MAX
Kelly Ng - Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson will testify June 17 before a U.S. Senate panel on certification of the Boeing 737 MAX that was involved in two fatal crashes in five months that killed 346 people.
2 hours ago
Zoom earnings soar as video meets become pandemic norm
Kelly Ng - SAN FRANCISCO: Zoom on Tuesday (Jun 2) reported that its earnings soared as its video-meeting service became a popular way to work or socialise while hunkered down due to the pandemic. Zoom said it made a profit of US$27 million on revenue that leapt 169 per cent to slightly more than US$328 ...
3 hours ago
LVMH's takeover of Tiffany seen as uncertain: WWD
Kelly Ng - French luxury goods group LVMH's board called a meeting in Paris to discuss its US$16.2-billion offer for Tiffany & Co amid a deteriorating situation in the U.S. market, fashion trade publication WWD reported https://wwd.com/business-news/mergers-acquisitions/lvmh-tiffany-deal-seen-as-uncertain ...
3 hours ago
US stocks close higher again despite widespread protests
Kelly Ng - NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks continued to advance on Tuesday (Jun 2), ending solidly higher as investors focused on the boost from stimulus measures and economic reopening more than the mass protests seeping through US cities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished with a gain of 267.63 points . ...
3 hours ago
FAA chief to testify at June 17 Senate hearing on Boeing 737 MAX
Kelly Ng - Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson will testify June 17 before a U.S. Senate panel on certification of the Boeing 737 MAX that was involved in two fatal crashes in five months that killed 346 people.
3 hours ago
Twitter names Patrick Pichette as chair of board
Kelly Ng - Twitter Inc said on Tuesday that it appointed Patrick Pichette as chair of the social network's board of directors, replacing Omid Kordestani.
3 hours ago
Zoom doubles full-year revenue forecast on remote-work boost
Kelly Ng - Zoom Video Communications Inc raised its full-year revenue forecast on Tuesday, riding on a surge in usage of its video conferencing platform as people turn to virtual meetings to stay connected and work remotely amid broader stay-at-home measures.
3 hours ago
GM should emerge from pandemic with permanently lower costs: CEO
Kelly Ng - General Motors Co should emerge from the coronavirus pandemic with a permanently reduced cost base after it scrambled to reduce its cash burn to withstand a two-month shutdown in North American production as part of efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19, its top executive said on Tuesday.






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