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Thailand protests: PM Prayuth says ‘no one wants a coup’ amid rumours

‘I don’t mean whether or not there will be a coup, but that no one wants to do it,’ the premier says.

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‘I don’t mean whether or not there will be a coup, but that no one wants to do it,’ the premier says.

Thailand protests: PM Prayuth says ‘no one wants a coup’ amid rumours
LVMH, the French company behind Louis Vuitton and Dior, is finally buying Tiffany & Co. after all – at a US$425 million discount

The merger between the iconic New York jeweller and Bernard Arnault’s luxury conglomerate went sour during the Covid-19 pandemic – but now a discount deal has reportedly been struck

30 Oct 2020 - 11:54AM

The merger between the iconic New York jeweller and Bernard Arnault’s luxury conglomerate went sour during the Covid-19 pandemic – but now a discount deal has reportedly been struck

LVMH, the French company behind Louis Vuitton and Dior, is finally buying Tiffany & Co. after all – at a US$425 million discount
Coronavirus ‘hitching a ride on food’ to spread around world, Singapore scientist says

The theory has been played down by the World Health Organization and some western nations – though China has been vocal about it for months.

30 Oct 2020 - 3:54AM

The theory has been played down by the World Health Organization and some western nations – though China has been vocal about it for months.

Coronavirus ‘hitching a ride on food’ to spread around world, Singapore scientist says
Australia’s thermal coal miners are left in the lurch as another one of the nation’s Big Four banks cut back on investments and funding

Financial institutions across the globe are bowing to pressure from shareholders and lobby groups to avoid investments in the fuel.

29 Oct 2020 - 10:22PM

Financial institutions across the globe are bowing to pressure from shareholders and lobby groups to avoid investments in the fuel.

Australia’s thermal coal miners are left in the lurch as another one of the nation’s Big Four banks cut back on investments and funding
Taiwan’s UMC to aid US pursuit of Chinese chip maker Fujian Jinhua over alleged theft of Micron trade secrets

US prosecutors have agreed to drop serious charges of economic espionage and conspiracy against UMC after the latter pledged ‘substantial assistance’ to the US for the case against Chinese chip maker Fujian Jinhua.

29 Oct 2020 - 10:46AM

US prosecutors have agreed to drop serious charges of economic espionage and conspiracy against UMC after the latter pledged ‘substantial assistance’ to the US for the case against Chinese chip maker Fujian Jinhua.

Taiwan’s UMC to aid US pursuit of Chinese chip maker Fujian Jinhua over alleged theft of Micron trade secrets
Philippines and China poised to resume oil exploration but South China Sea claims remain an obstacle

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lifted a six-year ban earlier this month to ensure talks between Chinese and Philippine entities result in actual projects.

29 Oct 2020 - 10:18PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lifted a six-year ban earlier this month to ensure talks between Chinese and Philippine entities result in actual projects.

Philippines and China poised to resume oil exploration but South China Sea claims remain an obstacle
TikTok escalates patent fight with Triller as battle for future of Chinese short video hit in US continues

Triller’s allegations against TikTok and its users ‘cast a cloud’ over ByteDance’s business, according to the complaint.

29 Oct 2020 - 9:29AM

Triller’s allegations against TikTok and its users ‘cast a cloud’ over ByteDance’s business, according to the complaint.

TikTok escalates patent fight with Triller as battle for future of Chinese short video hit in US continues
Coronavirus: Regeneron’s antiviral cocktail reduces viral load and need for medical care, trial shows

Patients on therapy, which US President Donald Trump also received, were 57 per cent less likely to need medical care within month of treatment, trial shows.

29 Oct 2020 - 10:33PM

Patients on therapy, which US President Donald Trump also received, were 57 per cent less likely to need medical care within month of treatment, trial shows.

Coronavirus: Regeneron’s antiviral cocktail reduces viral load and need for medical care, trial shows
Trump Organisation pressed on US president’s Chinese bank account

Democrat lawmakers want company to reveal name of financial institution and provide detailed accounting of transactions.

29 Oct 2020 - 4:04AM

Democrat lawmakers want company to reveal name of financial institution and provide detailed accounting of transactions.

Trump Organisation pressed on US president’s Chinese bank account
Coronavirus latest: Singapore to ease some curbs on migrant workers; Hawaii to let Japan travellers enter quarantine-free

Some of Singapore’s 300,000 low-wage foreign workers, who have been confined indoors since April, will be able to go out to selected areas from October 31.

29 Oct 2020 - 2:36AM

Some of Singapore’s 300,000 low-wage foreign workers, who have been confined indoors since April, will be able to go out to selected areas from October 31.

Coronavirus latest: Singapore to ease some curbs on migrant workers; Hawaii to let Japan travellers enter quarantine-free
Las Vegas pool party scene gets upgrade as magnate opens Circa, the first US$1 billion resort since the financial crisis

A new resort in Las Vegas is adding a fresh angle to the pool party theme. With 777 rooms, poolside betting kiosks and an enormous TV screen to watch sports by the pool, Circa is more of an aqua sports bar than a nightclub.

28 Oct 2020 - 8:45PM

A new resort in Las Vegas is adding a fresh angle to the pool party theme. With 777 rooms, poolside betting kiosks and an enormous TV screen to watch sports by the pool, Circa is more of an aqua sports bar than a nightclub.

Las Vegas pool party scene gets upgrade as magnate opens Circa, the first US$1 billion resort since the financial crisis
Thai protests: in Bangkok, motorcycle taxi drivers serve as quiet allies

The riders have kept their fares low or free as they wait on the sidelines of the rallies, cheering on youth activists and observing for signs of trouble.

29 Oct 2020 - 10:48AM

The riders have kept their fares low or free as they wait on the sidelines of the rallies, cheering on youth activists and observing for signs of trouble.

Thai protests: in Bangkok, motorcycle taxi drivers serve as quiet allies
Chinese private school operator New Oriental seeks to raise up to US$1.54 billion in secondary Hong Kong listing

New Oriental is selling 8.51 million shares in its offering, and has set a maximum price of HK$1,399 for the retail tranche of the deal.

28 Oct 2020 - 6:45PM

New Oriental is selling 8.51 million shares in its offering, and has set a maximum price of HK$1,399 for the retail tranche of the deal.

Chinese private school operator New Oriental seeks to raise up to US$1.54 billion in secondary Hong Kong listing
Manila’s residential towers slowly emptying out amid an exodus of online casinos from the Philippine capital

Rents in Manila’s residential condominiums are likely to fall 10 per cent on average by the year-end, according to property broker KMC Savills.

28 Oct 2020 - 4:11PM

Rents in Manila’s residential condominiums are likely to fall 10 per cent on average by the year-end, according to property broker KMC Savills.

Manila’s residential towers slowly emptying out amid an exodus of online casinos from the Philippine capital
Hong Kong textile heiress’ sustainable fashion mission to clean up the wasteful industry her family made billions from

Veronica Chou has her own eco-friendly label and invests in fashion businesses aiming to do good for the planet in a bid to counter the huge amount of waste the industry produces.

28 Oct 2020 - 5:48PM

Veronica Chou has her own eco-friendly label and invests in fashion businesses aiming to do good for the planet in a bid to counter the huge amount of waste the industry produces.

Hong Kong textile heiress’ sustainable fashion mission to clean up the wasteful industry her family made billions from
Saudi Arabia to end controversial ‘kafala’ foreign labour system, report says

Rules that require sponsor for migrant workers have been criticised as form of indentured servitude.

28 Oct 2020 - 4:58AM

Rules that require sponsor for migrant workers have been criticised as form of indentured servitude.

Saudi Arabia to end controversial ‘kafala’ foreign labour system, report says
Coronavirus: Russia starts making second Covid-19 vaccine as cases rise

Unlike Sputnik V, Russia’s second vaccine is a mix of short amino-acid chains, called peptides, that induce an immune response.

28 Oct 2020 - 1:26AM

Unlike Sputnik V, Russia’s second vaccine is a mix of short amino-acid chains, called peptides, that induce an immune response.

Coronavirus: Russia starts making second Covid-19 vaccine as cases rise
Samsung succession plans complicated by Lee Jae-yong’s risk of jail time

Technology giant Samsung Electronics may hold off on naming Lee Jae-yong as its chairman for a few months, avoiding a scenario where the newly minted leader goes to prison.

27 Oct 2020 - 4:21PM

Technology giant Samsung Electronics may hold off on naming Lee Jae-yong as its chairman for a few months, avoiding a scenario where the newly minted leader goes to prison.

Samsung succession plans complicated by Lee Jae-yong’s risk of jail time
World’s biggest money manager is shorting the US dollar against yuan, rupee, rupiah, regardless who the Oval Office occupant is

The US$7.3 trillion giant joins global peers including Goldman Sachs and UBS Asset Management that favour selling the dollar with just a week to election day.

27 Oct 2020 - 2:40PM

The US$7.3 trillion giant joins global peers including Goldman Sachs and UBS Asset Management that favour selling the dollar with just a week to election day.

World’s biggest money manager is shorting the US dollar against yuan, rupee, rupiah, regardless who the Oval Office occupant is
Billionaire Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands mulls US$6 billion sale of US casinos to focus on Macau, Singapore markets

Las Vegas Sands is exploring the sale of its casinos in Las Vegas, a move that would mark billionaire Adelson’s exit from the US gambling industry.

27 Oct 2020 - 10:02AM

Las Vegas Sands is exploring the sale of its casinos in Las Vegas, a move that would mark billionaire Adelson’s exit from the US gambling industry.

Billionaire Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands mulls US$6 billion sale of US casinos to focus on Macau, Singapore markets
US backs US$2.4 billion Harpoon missile sale to Taiwan amid soaring tensions with China

Proposed deal to include as many as 100 Harpoon Coastal Defence Systems built by Boeing.

27 Oct 2020 - 7:15AM

Proposed deal to include as many as 100 Harpoon Coastal Defence Systems built by Boeing.

US backs US$2.4 billion Harpoon missile sale to Taiwan amid soaring tensions with China
Amazon set for face-off with Ambani for India retail dominance

E-commerce giant Amazon.com and Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries are battling over the assets of a supermarket chain that could be the key to their wider retail ambitions in India.

26 Oct 2020 - 7:17PM

E-commerce giant Amazon.com and Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries are battling over the assets of a supermarket chain that could be the key to their wider retail ambitions in India.

Amazon set for face-off with Ambani for India retail dominance
Singaporeans stranded by coronavirus embrace island daycations and private yachts

Private jets can be chartered for a two-hour customised flight, complete with three-course meal and champagne at 30,000 feet, no quarantine required.

26 Oct 2020 - 1:26PM

Private jets can be chartered for a two-hour customised flight, complete with three-course meal and champagne at 30,000 feet, no quarantine required.

Singaporeans stranded by coronavirus embrace island daycations and private yachts
Trump administration claims progress over China farm purchases

White House says China bought US$23bn in farm products, but some believe the figures are ‘overly optimistic’

25 Oct 2020 - 10:37PM

White House says China bought US$23bn in farm products, but some believe the figures are ‘overly optimistic’

Trump administration claims progress over China farm purchases
Organic wineries combat pests and weeds using animals, from chickens, sheep and pigs to snakes and armadillos

Organic wineries around the world are using animals such as chickens, ducks, snakes, and even armadillos to keep pests down, instead of spreading toxic pesticides.

24 Oct 2020 - 8:15PM

Organic wineries around the world are using animals such as chickens, ducks, snakes, and even armadillos to keep pests down, instead of spreading toxic pesticides.

Organic wineries combat pests and weeds using animals, from chickens, sheep and pigs to snakes and armadillos
How a burger brand got caught in a geopolitical storm amid Turkey-Saudi Arabia tensions

As trade tensions rise between Ankara and Riyadh, fast food chain Herfy said that it was replacing its ‘Turkish Burger’ with an identical ‘Greek burger’.

23 Oct 2020 - 4:13PM

As trade tensions rise between Ankara and Riyadh, fast food chain Herfy said that it was replacing its ‘Turkish Burger’ with an identical ‘Greek burger’.

How a burger brand got caught in a geopolitical storm amid Turkey-Saudi Arabia tensions
Singapore, Germany agree to start ‘green lane’ for business travellers amid pandemic

Singapore’s arrangement with Germany comes despite an uptick in infections in the European country, where health officials warn the virus could spiral out of control.

23 Oct 2020 - 2:40PM

Singapore’s arrangement with Germany comes despite an uptick in infections in the European country, where health officials warn the virus could spiral out of control.

Singapore, Germany agree to start ‘green lane’ for business travellers amid pandemic
Gilead’s Remdesivir is first coronavirus drug to get US Food and Drug Administration approval

Antiviral therapy has been widely used in hospitalised Covid-19 patients and was given to Trump after he tested positive earlier this month.

23 Oct 2020 - 10:10PM

Antiviral therapy has been widely used in hospitalised Covid-19 patients and was given to Trump after he tested positive earlier this month.

Gilead’s Remdesivir is first coronavirus drug to get US Food and Drug Administration approval
Who will miss Donald Trump? The world leaders with the most to lose if Joe Biden wins US election

Nations like Turkey, North Korea and Israel will face major challenges from exit of most ‘unconventional’ US president in modern times.

23 Oct 2020 - 7:09AM

Nations like Turkey, North Korea and Israel will face major challenges from exit of most ‘unconventional’ US president in modern times.

Who will miss Donald Trump? The world leaders with the most to lose if Joe Biden wins US election
Singapore ‘staying open and being connected’ as it seeks more trade deals amid pandemic: minister

City state looking at Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and the Asean Trade in Goods Agreement as well as bilateral pacts, S. Iswaran said.

22 Oct 2020 - 3:06PM

City state looking at Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and the Asean Trade in Goods Agreement as well as bilateral pacts, S. Iswaran said.

Singapore ‘staying open and being connected’ as it seeks more trade deals amid pandemic: minister