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THE script is all too familiar. A company makes grandiose promises to expand its business. Large sums are spent on new facilities. Unfortunately, the investments don't seem to lead to better...

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THIS week's simultaneous closing of state land tenders - or batched tender exercise - for three private housing sites has once again put the spotlight on whether they are effective in taming...

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IT may be that Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) is able to "draw a line" under its corruption scandal in Brazil - as Keppel Corporation chief Loh Chin Hua has put it, but the...

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HAIRSPRAY should be a cutesy musical about a pleasantly plump Baltimore teenager coming of age in the 1960s - not at the heart of a feud at a mainboard-listed disk drive maker.

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THE earlier-than-anticipated recovery in Singapore office rents last year helped to fuel investment interest in office properties on the island. The string of office investment deals in 2017 included...

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WHEN Singapore Press Holdings put its landmark Times House site up for sale years ago, a senior executive vice-president then said: "We consider property assets as non-core and have said that we...

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AS much as bankers like to broadcast how many times oversubscribed their initial public offerings (IPOs) are, they also know that these numbers get far more attention than they deserve.

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TRADERS and economists were at odds in their reactions to the United States Republican Party's planned tax cuts. Investors professed themselves upbeat on the prospect of a lower tax rate for...

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IN A bull market, everyone is a genius. Nowhere is this truer than in the Singapore small-cap space, on which The Business Times has published a number of columns - from the serious to the frivolous.

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FRASERS Centrepoint Ltd's (FCL's) winning bid earlier this month for the Jiak Kim Street plot has been deemed to be bullish...