Arab countries to continue boycott of Qatar: UAE

THE sanctions imposed by the four Arab states on Qatar could continue for much longer, with a minister from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) saying on Friday that the move appears to be effective in pressuring Qatar to act on their demands.

EMA plans sandbox for new energy tech and business models

THE Energy Market Authority (EMA) is proposing to have a regulatory sandbox where new energy technologies and business models can be given a dry run, in a move welcomed by many energy retailers that have started up in recent years.

Hotel vagabond turns carbon-free with carbon credits

HOTEL vagabond, a luxury boutique hotel, has become the first hotel in Singapore to become carbon-free after purchasing carbon credits which offset carbon emissions produced in the process of generating electricity that the hotel uses for the next two years.

Novacap starts production at Jurong Island carbon utilisation plant

FRENCH chemicals group Novacap has started production at its new sodium bicarbonate plant on Jurong Island.

Thakral starting tender process to sell HK warehouse property

THAKRAL Corporation, which invests in real estate and sells information technology products, is starting the tender process to sell a warehouse property in Hong Kong.
STOCKS

STI breaches 3,300 for first time in 2 years

THE Straits Times Index (STI) firmly crossed the 3,300 threshold on Tuesday, after flirting with the line for much of the last two trading sessions.

STI gains 0.24 per cent, crosses 3,300 threshold

SINGAPORE stocks gained for the fourth straight session on Tuesday, as the Straits Times Index (STI) rose by 7.84 points or 0.24 per cent to end at 3,306.08.

KIT's Q2 DPU same as last year despite 4.9% drop in profit

KEPPEL Infrastructure Trust (KIT) on Monday reported a distribution per unit (DPU) of 0.93 Singapore cent for the second quarter, unchanged from the year-ago period.

KIT posts 0.93 cent DPU for Q2, unchanged from a year ago

KEPPEL Infrastructure Trust (KIT) on Monday reported a distribution per unit (DPU) of 0.93 Singapore cent for its second quarter, unchanged from a year ago.

Japan firm set to start construction of waste-to-energy research facility

JFE Engineering Corporation, the engineering and construction arm of Japanese conglomerate JFE Group, will start construction work on a S$40 million waste-to-energy research facility in Tuas soon.
TOPLINE

Sunpower eyes China's growing market for 'green' services

AS China gears up to battle against its smog problem, mainboard-listed Sunpower Group is hoping to reap a bonanza from being one of the first movers to offer environmental protection services in the country.

Union Gas launches IPO for Catalist listing

BOTTLED gas supplier and compressed natural gas (CNG) provider Union Gas launched its initial public offering (IPO) on the Catalist board on Thursday, with the group planning to use the funds raised to acquire other LPG dealers and also move into the piped natural gas business.

Union Gas Holdings launches IPO on Catalist board

BOTTLED gas supplier and compressed natural gas (CNG) provider Union Gas Holdings launched its initial public offering (IPO) on the Catalist board on Thursday.

Startup launches new platform to compare electricity prices

AS competition in the electricity sector hots up, a startup has entered the space to provide comparison services for consumers.

APP taps ex-ST Engg executive to tackle haze

CONTROVERSY-mired paper giant Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has hired Bernard Tan, formerly chief marketing officer of ST Engineering and president of ST Kinetics, to drive sustainability work at the paper giant.

Goldilocks ups stake in Noble to 8.19%

CONFIRMING market speculation, struggling commodity trader Noble Group said on Monday that Abu Dhabi's Goldilocks Investment Company has further raised its substantial stake in the firm...

Abu Dhabi's Goldilocks ups stake in Noble to 8.2%

CONFIRMING market speculation, struggling commodity trader Noble Group said on Monday that Abu Dhabi's Goldilocks Investment Company has raised its stake in the firm...

Advance SCT restructures debts with two major creditors

ADVANCE SCT, a supplier of copper-based products, has entered into definitive agreements with two major creditors as part of an effort to restructure and capitalise part of its debt.

8Telecom changes independent directors and appoints new non-exec director

Mainboard-listed 8Telecom, which was added to Singapore Exchange's watchlist in early June for failing to meet the revised minimum trading price rule, has had changes in its board for renewal purposes...

AusGroup appoints new CEO Shane Kimpton

AUSTRALIAN oilfield services firm AusGroup has appointed a new chief executive and executive director, Shane Kimpton, with effect from July 10.

Eu Yan Sang CEO to step down, hand over to outsider

HAVING concluded a 10-year search for a successor, Eu Yan Sang International's chief executive Richard Eu will be handing over the reins to group chief operating officer Aaron Boey from October...

Noble shares jump nearly 40 per cent

SHARES in Noble Group surged nearly 40 per cent on Thursday, but the embattled commodity trader said it was not aware of any reason that might explain the unusual trading activity.

Hot stock: Noble Group rises almost 30 per cent on heavy trading

SHARES in embattled commodity trader Noble Group surged almost 30 per cent on Thursday on heavy trading.
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Time to look for bargains as palm oil prices fall

PALM oil prices, which last year recovered from their 10-year lows in 2015, are set to enter into a depressed state in the second half of this year.