covid-19

Rise of the Asean Super Apps

SOUTH-East Asia has lagged behind the rest of Asia in the digitalisation of its economies. However, with recent improvements in infrastructure/logistics, mobile networks and payments and the Covid...

Business leaders share a glimpse of the new normal

VIRTUAL check-in and check-outs at hotels, more employees working from home and more restaurants operating takeaway businesses - these are some of the scenarios that business leaders shared of...

Jobs in some international schools in danger if enrolment falls along with expat numbers

INTERNATIONAL schools are bracing for a possible fall in enrolment numbers as expatriate numbers slide due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but for the more popular schools, it could mean a shorter wait-...

Builders can consider hostels for worker housing; but safe-distancing rules stay

DESPERATE to ride out the lull in backpacker tourism amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the owners of some 40 boutique hostels in Singapore are calling for the authorities to actively encourage...

Biolidics shares sink 22% after calling off US sales of Covid-19 test kits

BIOLIDICS shares sank 22 per cent on Monday after the Catalist-listed firm announced on Sunday that it had mutually agreed with Aytu BioScience to terminate a distribution agreement for its Covid-...

Biolidics calls off US sale of Covid-19 test kits, to develop new kit with Aytu BioScience

BIOLIDICS has signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) with Aytu BioScience to jointly develop a new test kit with broader use outside of laboratory or clinical settings.

Recovery in global economic activity could be positive for Singapore stocks

AT THE beginning of the year, widespread expectation that elections would soon be called had many people expecting the Singapore government to roll out a generous Budget.

CapitaLand will be 'stronger than before'

ECONOMIC slowdowns in its core markets will have an impact on CapitaLand's performance for the first half of this year, but the Singapore property heavyweight is working on strengthening its...

Starting a new job, from home

IT'S 11pm. The cursor on my computer screen is spinning endlessly, whirling into the "circle of death", as a colleague coined it. The clock is ticking, the night's deadline is looming. The...

Covid-19 brings to the fore the importance of proptech adoption

THE Covid-19 pandemic has made real the need to use technology to guard our buildings and cities against invisible threats.