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A look at Stanley Ho’s foray into high-end Singapore property

The late Macau casino tycoon’s Shun Tak Holdings has spent more than US$1.4 billion on Singapore land and property since 2016, and market watchers are wondering if its residential and hotel projects are on track for completion.

31 May 2020 - 7:05AM

The late Macau casino tycoon’s Shun Tak Holdings has spent more than US$1.4 billion on Singapore land and property since 2016, and market watchers are wondering if its residential and hotel projects are on track for completion.

A look at Stanley Ho’s foray into high-end Singapore property
Will Singapore banks regret easy loans for coronavirus-hit businesses?

Struggling businesses have taken out 2,500 loans since March and while there is a risk of default, analysts say the loans will prevent the larger calamity of businesses collapsing. Banks are also well-capitalised, they add.

26 May 2020 - 2:35PM

Struggling businesses have taken out 2,500 loans since March and while there is a risk of default, analysts say the loans will prevent the larger calamity of businesses collapsing. Banks are also well-capitalised, they add.

Will Singapore banks regret easy loans for coronavirus-hit businesses?
Coronavirus: in Singapore, small religious groups pray for survival as donations dry up

Some places of worship in Singapore are dipping into their reserves to keep operations running as donations dry up amid the coronavirus pandemic.

11 May 2020 - 10:49AM

Some places of worship in Singapore are dipping into their reserves to keep operations running as donations dry up amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: in Singapore, small religious groups pray for survival as donations dry up
Coronavirus: Singapore property prices set to tumble, fire sales ‘unlikely’
In Singapore, can monster malls scare retail woes away?

Instead of shrinking from the growth of e-commerce, developers are doubling down on large-scale mixed developments – but uncertainties remain over the future of physical retail.

2 Dec 2019 - 10:15AM

Instead of shrinking from the growth of e-commerce, developers are doubling down on large-scale mixed developments – but uncertainties remain over the future of physical retail.

In Singapore, can monster malls scare retail woes away?
These Singaporeans won the housing lottery. Did money buy happiness?

A group of Singaporeans in their 60s and 70s became millionaires overnight when their condos were bought in collective sales by land-hungry developers. But it’s not all smooth-sailing, as health woes and other issues persist

19 Dec 2019 - 10:01AM

A group of Singaporeans in their 60s and 70s became millionaires overnight when their condos were bought in collective sales by land-hungry developers. But it’s not all smooth-sailing, as health woes and other issues persist

These Singaporeans won the housing lottery. Did money buy happiness?
Ex-World Bank chief Robert Zoellick says Hong Kong leaders have lost touch, warns of ‘dangerous situation’

Robert Zoellick laments the new view in Washington that cooperation with Beijing has failed, but remains optimistic the two powers can turn their ties around.

22 Sep 2019 - 5:10PM

Robert Zoellick laments the new view in Washington that cooperation with Beijing has failed, but remains optimistic the two powers can turn their ties around.

Ex-World Bank chief Robert Zoellick says Hong Kong leaders have lost touch, warns of ‘dangerous situation’