Tuesday, 30 September, 2014

 

Democracy protestors ignore HK leader's call to end demostrations

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong's embattled leader called on Tuesday for an immediate end to street demonstrations that have drawn tens of thousands and paralysed the city, but protesters refused to move until Beijing grants the financial hub genuine democracy.



 

 

BT’s Daily 3 - Full Stories

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A LOOMING housing glut in Iskandar Malaysia may weigh down rental...
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[SINGAPORE] As Hong Kong's Central financial district and some major...
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[SINGAPORE] Business confidence in Singapore slipped to its lowest...

EDITORIAL & OPINION

Opinion

IT has become customary for academics and China experts to accuse Beijing of adopting a US-style Monroe Doctrine in order to expand Chinese sphere of influence in South-east and East Asia. The accusation is not only inaccurate historically, it is also an exaggeration of present-day realities.

 
 
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[SINGAPORE] The Singapore Exchange (SGX) remains on track to shift from a T+3 settlement period to T+2 - possibly by 2016 - but when it does, it does not mean the end of "contra" trading.

 

Companies

SGX mainboard-listed offshore marine player Nam Cheong has taken a decisive step in growing its presence in the lucrative Indonesian vessel-chartering market through a strategic investment.

Singapore

HOW a slump in property prices coincided with changes in Japan's demographics offers sobering lessons for countries such as Singapore. But at the same time, mega-trends such as urbanisation and technological advances present strategic opportunities for the property sector.

Singapore Markets

SOMETIMES, it helps if there is virtually no interest in one's market as it means stocks would be shielded from external shocks.

Malaysia

MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Najib Razak, in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly over the weekend, blasted the Islamic State for Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and all that it stands for.

Indonesia

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's Parliament on Monday approved a state budget that President-elect Joko Widodo does not like but cannot change until early next year to fund his programmes.

China

[BEIJING] China has introduced a fresh round of regulatory changes in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in a bid to jump-start interest in the district, which has been struggling to attract more overseas companies, a government website said on Sunday.

India

[MUMBAI] The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is seen delaying interest-rate reductions to shield the rupee against potential increases in US borrowing costs while sustaining its fight against inflation.

World

BANK of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Monday added his voice to the growing chorus of international concern over the adverse impact that shifts in monetary policy by leading central banks may have on bond market and other financial asset prices.

Focus

SITTING in his office at Raffles Place overlooking the business district where he forged a reputation as one of Singapore's pre-eminent tax lawyers, Sat Pal Khattar ponders the circuitous path of his career.

Transport Hub

[SINGAPORE] Passenger traffic at Changi Airport dipped slightly in August, although air cargo traffic expanded by 4.1 per cent year on year in the highest rate of growth posted so far this year.

Editorial & Opinion

IT has become customary for academics and China experts to accuse Beijing of adopting a US-style Monroe Doctrine in order to expand Chinese sphere of influence in South-east and East Asia. The accusation is not only inaccurate historically, it is also an exaggeration of present-day realities.

 

Dining

SUSHI. Such an innocent, delicious word, but which in Singapore can generate the kind of debate usually reserved for partisan politics. Who do you stump for?

Travel

SOME cities may need official tourist arrival figures to get an idea of whether more or fewer foreigners are coming to visit. But not Bangkok. For a true gauge of whether people are avoiding the Thai capital because of recent political skirmishes, just check out the reservations book at local health spa Let's Relax.

Motoring

RARELY has a Renault looked so refreshing. The Renault Captur is a crossover with cool styling and an extremely versatile interior.

 
 

BizIT

BRITAIN'S Vodafone Group plc is the world's second-largest mobile-phone telecommunications company, both in terms of subscribers and revenue, behind China Mobile. While...

Dining Out

SUSHI. Such an innocent, delicious word, but which in Singapore can generate the kind of debate usually reserved for partisan politics. Who do you stump for?

Executive Money

SOUTH Korea's smaller companies are beating larger peers by the most since 2005 as President Park Geun Hye boosts stimulus and promotes entrepreneurship. 

Property

[TOKYO] Billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani, Japan's fourth- richest man, is building a house in central Tokyo that is estimated to cost at least 2.3 billion yen (S$26.8...

Raffles Conversation

PROFESSOR Roberto Rigobon's formula for advancing human knowledge is fairly easy to remember: Don't do easy.

 

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