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Singapore December factory output decline moderates to 0.7%
Janice Heng - SINGAPORE'S factory output fell 0.7 per cent year-on-year in December, moderating from November's revised figure of an 8.9 per cent fall, according to preliminary figures from the Singapore Economic Development Board on Friday.
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Gold steadies as markets turn defensive
Benjamin Lu - MARKETS remained on edge as painful memories of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) resurfaced over the spread of a new coronavirus.
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Singapore biotech firm Veredus expects to have Wuhan virus test by Feb 1
Ng Ren Jye - HOMEGROWN biotech firm Veredus Laboratories on Friday announced it is developing a test for the Wuhan virus.
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Fighting the spread of disease with the spread of information
Keerthi Harish - AMID tepid optimism following the preliminary China-US Phase One trade deal, concern in the region has now shifted to the novel coronavirus outbreak originating in Wuhan. The rapid spread of the disease domestically and internationally has prompted health officials to take expedient precautions to ...
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Your data, my business: Why data privacy is especially hazardous for startups
Claudia Chong - HOW do you add contacts into your smartphone? Do you fill in a name and phone number and be done with it?
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Outbreak could catalyse China's smart city innovation
Robyn Mak - THE metropolis of Wuhan, with a population of 11 million, is under unprecedented quarantine as a deadly virus, believed to have originated there, spreads around the world ahead of the Lunar New Year when hundreds of millions of Chinese travel.
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ARA H-Trust sets up S$800m debt issuance programme
Vivienne Tay - ARA US Hospitality Trust (ARA H-Trust) has established an S$800 million multicurrency stapled debt issuance programme, it said on Friday morning.
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Wuhan virus fears send STI to its first weekly loss of the year
Navin Sregantan - UNDERSTANDABLY, the focal point of market talk this week was on the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus ahead of Chinese New Year.
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Lian Beng proposes S$9.4m exit from loss-making UEP
Fiona Lam - LIAN Beng Group is looking to dispose of its 40 per cent stake in asphalt premix manufacturer United E&P (UEP) for S$9.4 million.
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DBS raises SGX target price to S$9.60, maintains 'buy' call
Rachel Mui - DBS Group Research has raised its target price for the Singapore Exchange (SGX) to S$9.60, up from S$8.90 previously, while maintaining its "buy" call on the stock.
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Property taxes Middle-East, North Africa's low-hanging fruit
Amr Adly - UNDER increasing pressure from restive populations that are demanding economic opportunity and social justice, many governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are keen to speed up economic growth and increase job creation.
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US Justice Dept. plans to hold meeting to discuss tech industry liability - sources
Ng Ren Jye - The U.S. Justice Department is planning to hold a conference to discuss the future of a current federal law which largely exempts online platforms from legal liability for the material their users post, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday.
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Remaining hurdles for scandal-hit Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Co and its officials have racked up well over US$4 billion (3 billion pounds) in penalties since a sales practices scandal erupted in 2016, and continues to face headwinds.
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US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin expects next China trade talks in 'near future'
DAVOS, Switzerland: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday (Jan 24) that he expects to begin negotiations with China on a so-called Phase 2 trade deal soon, with Washington and Beijing on the same page. "My guess is they (China) will consider waiving other tariffs as part of their ...
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Bytedance's TikTok hires Microsoft IP chief as general counsel
Popular mobile video app TikTok said on Friday it has hired attorney Erich Andersen from Microsoft to serve as the company's global general counsel, reporting to president Alex Zhu.
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Intel's blockbuster results lift shares to dotcom peak, fire up sector
Intel Corp's shares hit their highest in nearly two decades on Friday after cloud computing demand fired up the chipmaker's data center business and allayed concerns of market share loss to rival AMD, lifting stocks across the sector.
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Coming soon - the smartphone that promotes 'Russian values'
Smartphones and other devices sold in Russia must be pre-installed with software that is morally sound and espouses traditional Russian values, according to new draft rules.
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Financier doubts add to Boeing's MAX headaches
To restore faith in the 737 MAX, Boeing needs to prove its flagship jet is not just airworthy but also a safe investment.
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US pushes India to buy US$5-6 billion more farm goods to seal trade deal: Sources
Ng Ren Jye - The United States wants India to buy at least another US$5-6 billion worth of American poultry and farm goods if New Delhi wants to win reinstatement of a key U.S. trade concession, four sources familiar with the talks told Reuters.
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New Huawei restriction in limbo after Pentagon disagrees with Commerce approach
The US Commerce Department has put on hold a rule aimed at further reducing sales to China’s Huawei Technologies amid pushback from the Defense Department, people familiar with the matter said.
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Walmart testing higher minimum wage for some employees
Walmart Inc is testing out a higher starting wage for certain jobs in about 500 stores as part of an overhaul of roles and responsibilities in the United States, Bloomberg reported on Friday.
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US senator slams Tesla's 'misleading' name for Autopilot driver assistance system
Tesla Inc touted safeguards to its driver assistance system "Autopilot" after a Democratic US senator on Friday urged the automaker to rebrand the system because it has "an inherently misleading name."
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Bombardier scrambles to craft rail merger with Alstom, Hitachi: Sources
Ng Ren Jye - Bombardier has approached France's Alstom and Japan's Hitachi to find a merger partner for its rail business as it struggles to contain costs that have eaten into margins, sources told Reuters.
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Four-comma club: Predicting the next company to join trillion-dollar value elite
The trillion-dollar market cap club expanded last week to a third U.S. company, with Google parent Alphabet Inc topping the lofty valuation mark. Adding the next member, however, is likely to take a while.
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Wall St slides on coronavirus fears, Intel offers support
Ng Ren Jye - U.S. stocks fell on Friday amid renewed concerns over the spreading of a coronavirus outbreak from China, offsetting strong gains for Intel.
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Chinatown quieter this year, shopkeepers say business is dwindling
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Wall Street slides on coronavirus fears, Intel limits losses
Ng Ren Jye - U.S. stocks fell on Friday amid renewed concerns over the spreading of a coronavirus outbreak from China, offsetting strong gains for Intel.
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Chinese New Year event organisers, religious authorities announce measures against Wuhan virus
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Nestle teams up with Canadian plant-based ingredient makers
Ng Ren Jye - Food group Nestle SA said on Friday it has teamed up with small Canadian plant-based food ingredient makers Burcon and Merit Functional Foods, the second such supply agreement this month that targets Canadian crops.
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Tesla touts safeguards as senator urges company to rebrand 'Autopilot'
Ng Ren Jye - Tesla Inc touted safeguards to its driver assistance system "Autopilot" after a Democratic U.S. senator on Friday urged the automaker to rebrand the system because it has "an inherently misleading name."
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Walmart testing higher minimum wage for some staffers: Bloomberg
Ng Ren Jye - Walmart Inc is testing out a higher starting wage for certain jobs in about 500 stores as part of an overhaul of roles and responsibilities in the United States, Bloomberg reported on Friday.
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Wall Street bogged down by China virus fears, Intel limits losses
Ng Ren Jye - Wall Street came under pressure on Friday as investors sold energy, financial and healthcare stocks on mounting fears over the coronavirus outbreak in China, while strong gains for chipmaker Intel limited losses on the main indexes.
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Intel's cloud growth lifts shares, fires up other chipmakers
Intel Corp's shares rose 5per cent on Friday after demand from data centers fired up the chipmaker's cloud business and allayed concerns of market share loss to rival AMD , lifting shares across the sector.
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Nasdaq hits record high on Intel strength
Ng Ren Jye - The tech-heavy Nasdaq index hit a new high on Friday after a strong forecast from Intel and encouraging business activity data out of Europe, while concerns eased over the coronavirus outbreak in China.
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Nasdaq set for fresh record on strong Intel forecast
Ng Ren Jye - REUTERS: The tech-heavy Nasdaq was set to hit a new record high on Friday after a strong forecast from Intel and encouraging business activity data out of Europe lifted the mood, while investors tracked latest developments related to the coronavirus outbreak. Chipmaker Intel Corp jumped 4.8per ...
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Shanmugam rejects TOC’s application to cancel correction direction for article on execution methods
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