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23 hours ago
US weekly jobless claims jump on COVID-19, renewed supplementary payments
The number of Americans filing first-time applications for unemployment benefits surged last week, confirming a weakening in labor market conditions as a worsening COVID-19 pandemic disrupts operations at restaurants and other businesses.
23 hours ago
Toyota settles US probe into delayed emissions defect reports for US$180 million
Rachel Mui - Toyota Motor Corp will settle a Justice Department civil probe into its delayed filing of emissions-related defect reports for US$180 million, sources briefed on the matter said.
24 hours ago
US imposes sanctions on Chinese officials, oil giant over South China Sea 'coercion'
The United States announced sanctions on Chinese state-owned enterprise and military officials on Thursday and added Chinese oil giant CNOOC to a blacklist, accusing them using coercion against states with rival claims in the South China Sea.
1 day ago
Daimler to cut production over chip shortage: Handelsblatt
Rachel Mui - Daimler will cut production and reduce working hours at a second factory, the latest automaker to suffer from a global shortage of semiconductors, the Handelsblatt daily reported on Thursday, citing unnamed company sources.
1 day ago
Dow, Nasdaq hit record highs as focus turns to Biden's stimulus speech
Rachel Mui - The Dow and the Nasdaq hit record highs on Thursday in anticipation of President-elect Joe Biden's pandemic aid proposal to jump-start a struggling economy after data highlighted weakening labor market conditions.
1 day ago
Wells Fargo close to deal with buyout firms for asset management business
Rachel Mui - Wells Fargo & Co is in exclusive talks to sell its asset management business, which manages more than US$607 billion on behalf of customers, to a private equity consortium led by GTCR LLC and Reverence Capital Partners LP, according to people familiar with the matter.
1 day ago
Exclusive: Toyota settles US probe into delayed emissions defect reports for US$180 million - filing
Toyota Motor Corp will settle a Justice Department civil probe into its delayed filing of emissions-related defect reports for US$180 million, sources briefed on the matter said.
1 day ago
Explainer: What led to Malaysia’s second major lockdown and its state of emergency
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1 day ago
SAP and IBM redraw diversity policies, say it's good business
Rachel Mui - NEW YORK: Tech firms SAP and IBM said on Thursday they had redrawn their human resources policies after last year's Black Lives Matter protests, improving recruitment and acting to address issues of race more openly in the workplace. Executives from the two companies told the Reuters Next ...
1 day ago
Dow, Nasdaq hit record highs as focus turns to Biden's stimulus plan
Rachel Mui - Futures tracking the S&P 500 and the Dow edged higher on Thursday as investors awaited details on President-elect Joe Biden's proposals for stimulus and data on a labor market that is struggling to recover.
1 day ago
French government hardens stance against Carrefour takeover
France on Thursday took a tough line against any takeover of retailer Carrefour by a foreign company, dealing a major blow to a near US$20 billion bid approach by Canada's Couche-Tard.
1 day ago
Jem mall, Chong Pang City market and food centre among places visited by Covid-19 cases while infectious
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1 day ago
Courts to open new flagship store at The Heeren by Q1 2022
SINGAPORE: Courts will open a new flagship store at The Heeren by the first quarter of 2022, taking over the space to be vacated by department store Robinsons. The store is set to be Courts' largest retail space in Singapore, spanning six floors and 189,000 sq ft, the electrical, IT and furniture . ...
1 day ago
Wall St. edges higher with focus on Biden's stimulus plan
Rachel Mui - Futures tracking the S&P 500 and the Dow edged higher on Thursday as investors awaited details on President-elect Joe Biden's proposals for stimulus and data on a labor market that is struggling to recover.
1 day ago
Fitbit completes merger with Google
Rachel Mui - Fitbit Inc has completed its merger with Alphabet Inc's Google, the companies said on Thursday.
1 day ago
WhatsApp faces first legal challenge in India over privacy
Rachel Mui - WhatsApp's updated privacy policy verges on user surveillance and threatens India's security, a petition filed in an Indian court said on Thursday, presenting another legal challenge for the Facebook Inc-owned messenger.
1 day ago
About 27,000 marine sector workers tested for Covid-19 in 'one-time sweep'; vaccinations have started, says MPA
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1 day ago
ASML CEO sees US-China trade antagonism outlasting Trump
Rachel Mui - ASML CEO Peter Wennink expects further antagonism between the United States and China over semiconductor technology, even as a new administration is set to take over in Washington, he told the Reuters Next conference on Thursday.
1 day ago
Microsoft, Cigna form coalition for digital records of COVID-19 vaccination
Rachel Mui - Tech giants including Microsoft Corp, Oracle Corp and healthcare companies Cigna Corp and Mayo Clinic are part of a coalition pushing for digital records of people who get vaccinated against COVID-19.
1 day ago
Have an NMP represent the religious sector to enhance Singapore’s secularism: Panellist
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1 day ago
Yangzijiang inks deal for 30% stake in new Chinese LNG joint venture
Annabeth Leow - MAINBOARD-LISTED Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) has inked a deal to set up a liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply chain joint venture, the board said on Thursday.
1 day ago
PepsiCo aims for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040
Rachel Mui - PepsiCo Inc said on Thursday it aimed to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its supply chain by 2040, as consumers and investors increasingly call upon big corporations to play their part in the fight against global warming.
1 day ago
Lian Beng H1 net profit falls 5.2% to S$17.6m
Annabeth Leow - THE financials of Mainboard-listed property player Lian Beng Group took a hit in the first half-year, as Covid-19 restrictions hammered the construction segment.
1 day ago
Sentosa Cove’s pink waters could be caused by algae bloom due to recent heavy rain, experts say
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1 day ago
Nokia signs up Google for building cloud-based 5G network
Nokia on Thursday partnered with Alphabet's Google Cloud unit to build 5G core network infrastructure and allow business customers to offer services such as smart retail and automated manufacturing.
1 day ago
Borrelli Walsh: 17 interested parties in Hyflux
Lee Meixian - SEVENTEEN parties are interested in the embattled Hyflux and have signed non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to explore investment, judicial managers (JMs) Borrelli Walsh told perpetual and preference share, as well as medium-term note holders on Thursday.
1 day ago
Delta calls 2021 year of recovery after first loss in 11 years
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian expects 2021 to be "the year of recovery" after the coronavirus pandemic cut operating revenue by 64per cent and prompted its first annual loss in 11 years.
1 day ago
Dow, S&P futures perk up with eye on Biden's stimulus plan
Michelle Zhu - Futures tracking the S&P 500 and the Dow edged higher on Thursday as investors awaited details on President-elect Joe Biden's proposals for stimulus and data on a labor market that is struggling to recover.
1 day ago
Lian Beng reports 5.2% lower earnings of $17.6 mil for 1H21 due to circuit breaker measures, foreign workforce disruptions
Felicia Tan - Homegrown building construction and property development company Lian Beng Group has registered earnings of $17.6 million for the 1HFY2021 ended November, 5.2% lower than earnings of $18.6 million a year ago. Revenue for the half-year period fell 36.6% y-o-y to $197.5 million, mainly due to lower co ...
1 day ago
Hin Leong Trading's judicial managers given more time to restructure troubled firm
Anita Gabriel - THE Singapore High Court on Thursday granted a three-month extension on the judicial management order to restructure Singapore's troubled oil trader Hin Leong Trading (HLT), subject to certain conditions, sources said.
1 day ago
Underwater World admits to safety lapses, uncovered after veteran diver died from stingray attack
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1 day ago
BlackRock fourth-quarter profit jumps 20per cent as AUM touches record high
Annabeth Leow - BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, on Thursday reported a stronger quarterly profit, as increased volatility in financial markets resulted in higher capital inflows.
1 day ago
BlackRock fourth-quarter profit jumps 20per cent
Annabeth Leow - BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, on Thursday reported a stronger quarterly profit, as increased volatility in financial markets resulted in higher capital inflows.
1 day ago
KrisEnergy creditors vote 'yes' on debt restructuring scheme
Annabeth Leow - KRISENERGY creditors approved its debt restructuring in a court meeting on Thursday, the upstream oil-and-gas company announced in a bourse filing.
1 day ago
Oxley purchases US$38.8 mil in 6.375% notes due 2021 and $1.3 mil 6.5% notes due 2023 from wholly-owned subsidiary
Felicia Tan - Oxley Holdings has purchased US$38.8 million ($51.4 million) notes with a coupon of 6.375% due 2021, and $1.25 million notes with a coupon of 6.5% due 2023 issued by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Oxley MTN, under its US$1 billion guaranteed euro medium term note programme established on April 7, 2017 ...
1 day ago
Wells Fargo CEO to unveil cost-cutting plan
Annabeth Leow - Wells Fargo & Co Chief Executive Charlie Scharf will give investors more details on his long-awaited turnaround plan for the scandal-plagued bank this week.






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