elections

Brexit

Boris Johnson eyes election after Parliament forces Brexit delay

(Oct 23): Boris Johnson looked set to try for an election, after Parliament blocked his plan to rush the Brexit deal into law.

Brexit

Wounded Johnson's Brexit plan in tatters as election fight looms

(Sept 4): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson began moves to trigger a snap general election after suffering a humiliating defeat for his Brexit strategy that left his ruling party in tatters.

Budget 2019

Singapore plans cautious budget ahead of election

SINGAPORE (Feb 18): Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will aim to strike a delicate balance in Monday’s budget: preaching fiscal prudence while doling out more social spending ahead of elec

A dividend bonanza is set to hit investors in Australia

SYDNEY (Feb 4): Australian investors are set to receive a boost in dividend payouts this month as companies rush to avoid a looming overhaul of tax rules if there’s a change of government.

Disruption and Digitalisation

Facebook opening new regional ops centres in Dublin & Singapore to 'protect elections'

SINGAPORE (Jan 29): Facebook says it plans to set up two new regional operations centres, focused on election integrity, at its offices in Singapore and Dublin to allow its global teams to better w

Elections this year? Not before HDB clarifies refinancing policies first, says UBS

Property

Elections this year? Not before HDB clarifies refinancing policies first, says UBS

SINGAPORE (Jan 14): Singapore needs to clarify details of how HDB owners can retain the value of their properties under a proposed government scheme.

Global Economy

Steady, not strong as Southeast Asia faces growth risks in 2019

SINGAPORE (Dec 26): Last year, economists predicted Southeast Asia would be blessed with a strong and vibrant 2018. For next year, they’re not quite so optimistic.

Broker's Calls

ThaiBev's share price cannot get any more sober than this

SINGAPORE (Sept 21): RHB Research is maintaining “buy” on Thai Beverage (ThaiBev) with an unchanged target price of 88 cents despite expectations of 4Q18 alcohol volumes to continue their decline d

Sweden headed for political gridlock after inconclusive election

(Sept 10): Sweden may face weeks or even months of political gridlock after an inconclusive election result left the biggest Scandinavian economy without a clear candidate to form a government.

Malaysia

Mahathir, 93, aims to lower Malaysia voting age to empower youth

KUALA LUMPUR (July 23): Malaysia’s youth are likely to get more power after backing 93-year-old Mahathir Mohamad to topple a regime that ruled the Southeast Asian nation for six decades.

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