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Disruption and Digitalisation

Covid-19 pushes Singaporeans to shift to online banking

SINGAPORE (July 3): The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many to stay at home with lockdowns occurring globally. With that, many had to turn to online services to get things done.

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STI gains as circuit breaker measures lift from June 2

SINGAPORE (June 8): The Straits Times Index (STI) surged 9.1% over the last week to 2783.45 from 2550.86 as the circuit breaker measures were officially lifted on June 1.

Singapore economy

Fresh air, markets on steroids and support for jobs

SINGAPORE (June 5): In the movie Apocalypse Now, Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore, the hopeless war addict played by Robert Duvall, famously quipped, “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” Meanwhil

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STI buoyed by gradual reopening after circuit breaker measures, and $13 bil in investment commitments

SINGAPORE (June 1): This week, the Straits Times Index (STI) gained 1.3% to 2,563.06 from last week's 2,530.3.

Broker's Calls

'Buy' CMT on dips before Phase 2 kicks in: DBS

SINGAPORE (May 29): Following the announcement that retail tenants could potentially resume operations as early as end-June, CapitaLand Mall Trust (CMT) is now an opportunity to accumulate on dips,

Singapore economy

How have the local F&B players fared during the circuit breaker?

SINGAPORE (May 20): It is no doubt that local F&B players have been hit hard by the impact of Covid-19.

Broker's Calls

More support packages expected to be introduced by DPM on May 26: CGS-CIMB

SINGAPORE (May 20): Ahead of the reopening of Singapore’s economy on June 2, CGS-CIMB Research expects more government support packages to help businesses and individuals to weather through the nov


Parts of construction sector to resume operations; don't expect 'big party' after June 1, says Gan

SINGAPORE (May 15): Singapore’s construction sector will gradually resume operations, starting with critical projects once the circuit breaker ends on Jun 1.


Staying strong in tough times

A record number of people are working from home during this “circuit breaker” period.

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STI swings back into the black as businesses in Singapore reopen from May 12

SINGAPORE (May 11): Investors’ optimism was apparent as financial markets took on a positive turn to kick start the week.

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