Wednesday, 20 August, 2014

 

COE premiums largely up in latest round of bidding

CERTIFICATE of Entitlement (COE) premiums were generally up across the board at the end of Wednesday's bidding exercise.



 

 

BT’s Daily 3 - Full Stories

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[SINGAPORE] Carbon emissions-based vehicle scheme (CEVS) rebates and...
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[NEW YORK] Standard Chartered is close to agreeing to pay as much as...
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[SINGAPORE] Local companies were less prompt with their bill payments...

EDITORIAL & OPINION

Opinion

WHEN Sven Yeo and Vincent Wei, founders of Singapore startup BioMachines, dealing with environmental sensor technologies, filed their US patent in 2011, little did they know that they would become part of the global shift in the geography of innovation.

 
 
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[SINGAPORE] Carbon emissions-based vehicle scheme (CEVS) rebates and the COE recategorisation are fuelling the growth of diesel-engined cars, which has been rising even as the overall car population is slipping slowly.

 

Companies

EIGHT months on since OCBC Bank said it was in exclusive talks to buy Hong Kong's Wing Hang Bank, the process has run smoothly and Monday's rights issue announcement has capped a successful acquisition.

Singapore

THE widespread adoption of flexible working policies in the Asia-Pacific has increased the risk of cyber-attacks on businesses in the region and this calls for a rethink of cyber-security policies and processes, according to global IT group Cisco.

Singapore Markets

IT was kind of rudderless for the stock market which stayed sideways for the week's second trading day, gaining marginal points against a regional backdrop of big wins fuelled by upbeat US housing data and some stabilisation in the Ukraine conflict.

Malaysia

DESPITE a softer market, Matrix Concepts Holdings achieved new property sales of RM166 million in the second quarter to end June, up from RM125 million (32.8 per cent) in the preceding quarter, as buyers continue to seek out its mid-range products.

Indonesia

[LONDON] A blueprint being drawn up for Indonesia's Islamic finance industry may include incentives to help revive the domestic market for sukuk (Islamic bonds), the capital market regulator said.

China

[BEIJING] China's biggest energy firm PetroChina is reviewing its multi-billion- dollar push to produce liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel trucks and ships in place of diesel, shutting two major gas liquefaction plants, sources say.

India

[MUMBAI] A year after a US$920 million payment default at a spot commodities bourse cut trading from gold to soya beans futures, jolting India's biggest brokerages, investors are returning as newer regulations buoy confidence.

World

[NEW YORK] New York state's financial regulator announced a settlement deal with the giant consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, capping an investigation into the firm's cozy ties with one of the world's biggest banks.

Transport Hub

PIRACY has become a fact of life for the shipping industry, to the extent that it is now difficult to remember the time when piracy was almost unheard of. Actually, it was not really that long ago that piracy was almost exclusively something for the history books.

Editorial & Opinion

WHEN Sven Yeo and Vincent Wei, founders of Singapore startup BioMachines, dealing with environmental sensor technologies, filed their US patent in 2011, little did they know that they would become part of the global shift in the geography of innovation.

 

Dining

"SO what's gastro-botanica?" asks the alter ego - my penny-pinching, buffet-loving, occasional dining companion whose opinion of fine "terroir" dining is that a handful of greens, a sprinkle of edible soil and a single perfectly grown turnip do not an appetiser make. 

Shopping

IT'S difficult to meet the doe-eyed, effortlessly stylish Francesca Amfitheatrof without hating her, just a little.

Home & Garden

DESIGNER and architect Kee Wei Hui describes her clients' home as a "gallery shophouse". Except that the shophouse off East Coast Road doesn't have a single piece of artwork hanging in it.

 
 

Young Investor

AT ANY one time there are about a thousand vessels in the Singapore Port. Statistics show that every two to three minutes, a ship leaves or departs to, or from, 600...

BizIT

[SINGAPORE] WITH a new owner, Linksys, one of the pioneers in indoor wireless connectivity, has re-entered the SMB (small and medium-sized business) market with a three-...

Dining Out

"SO what's gastro-botanica?" asks the alter ego - my penny-pinching, buffet-loving, occasional dining companion whose opinion of fine "terroir" dining is that a handful...

Executive Money

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong made an excellent Retirement Planning 101 presentation to a national audience on TV last Sunday.

Property

[SHANGHAI] China's new-home prices fell in July in almost all cities that the government tracks as tight mortgage lending deterred buyers even as local governments eased...

Raffles Conversation

IT is near the end of the summer of 2012. On a rain-soaked evening at the Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing, a raucous crowd of more than 75,000 people witness Juventus,...

 

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