TOP STORIES

New disruptors lining up to eat Grab's lunch

JUST when Uber's exit appears to have left Singapore's ride-hailing field wide...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

SGX objects to Henn Tan as Trek CEO; orders EGM on the matter

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) has "serious concerns" about Trek 2000...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

From boring to booming, in BT Weekend

DATA centres, housing vast banks of servers for all things digital, have gone from niche...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

March factory output beats forecasts with 5.9% gain

SINGAPORE'S factory output grew 5.9 per cent in March compared to a year ago, just...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Bidders tussle for 2 out of 3 residential sites under govt land sales programme

THE latest batched government tender closings of three 99-year leasehold residential...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

New board at SICCI focuses on recruitment, gender diversity

THE NEWLY elected board for the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE MARITIME WEEK

Govt subsidies not needed for int'l shipping, says Maersk Line CEO

GOVERNMENTS no longer need to subsidise or fund international shipping, which operates in...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

New ride-hailing app Jugnoo lets drivers bid a price for rides

NEW ride-hailing player Jugnoo isn't interested in being a Grab or Uber. It wants to...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE MARITIME WEEK

MPA steps up measures to align marine fuel industry with new rules

SINGAPORE has stepped up efforts to align its marine fuel industry with an upcoming...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

MAS proposes guidelines for FIs on accountability and standard of conduct

MORE than 10 years on from the Global Financial Crisis, major financial institutions (FIs...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Public bickering between Noble and Goldilocks benefits no one

NOBLE Group's war of words with its third-largest investor Goldilocks Investment...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Vard's minorities band to oppose Fincantieri's delisting proposal

A CHORUS of voices among Vard Holdings' minority shareholders has emerged to rally...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM
AGM WATCH

Oxley sticks a foot in the door at UE AGM

THE Oxley duo made a surprise appearance at the annual shareholder meeting of United...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM
IPOS

Hyphens Pharma International eyes Catalist listing

HYPHENS Pharma International is seeking a listing on the Catalist board of the Singapore...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM
IPOS

Qualitas Medical delays SGX IPO, cites non-optimal pricing and market volatility

QUALITAS Medical is delaying its initial public offering (IPO) on the Singapore Exchange...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Mapletree Logistics Trust Q4 DPU up 4%

MAPLETREE Logistics Trust's (MLT) fourth-quarter distribution per unit (DPU) rose 4...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM
HOT STOCKS

Volatile ride for Venture as analysts reduce price targets

VENTURE Corp fell as much as 12.1 per cent in early morning trading on Thursday, after...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM
HOT STOCKS

Raised bid of S$0.55 hoists Tat Hong stock 11% to S$0.54

SHARES of crane supplier Tat Hong Holdings rose 11.3 per cent to 54 Singapore cents on...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Accounting change sends Jardine C&C profits down by 36%

JARDINE Cycle & Carriage (Jardine C&C) saw a first-quarter plunge in profits, no...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

DBS aiming 40% energy use from renewable energy by end-2018

DBS Group Holdings unveiled its solar energy installation at DBS Asia Hub on Thursday as...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

MIDAS subsidiary Jilin Midas Light Alloy has been placed under the judicial management of...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Local market has busy but flattish session

SINGAPORE equities stayed sluggish on Thursday, in spite of a late push by traders that...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

SUNTEC Reit reported its Q1 2018 results, which met our expectations.
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Euro holds near 8-week lows ahead of Draghi meet

THE euro held near eight-week lows on Thursday as traders prepared for European Central...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Decline in industrial property prices, rents slows as sector activity rises

INDUSTRIAL property prices and rents could hit an inflection point this year as sector...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

CapitaLand signs MOUs to explore projects in Zhejiang

CAPITALAND is set to broaden its master planning and urban design capabilities in China...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

UK mortgage approvals fall to second- lowest level since 2015

BRITISH banks approved the second-lowest number of mortgages since the start of 2015 last...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Lakeside Towers, Jalan Besar Plaza go en bloc

TWO more developments jumped on the en bloc bandwagon on Thursday.
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Working adults short of critical illness insurance cover, says LIA

WORKING adults are strikingly short of insurance coverage to meet their needs if critical...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Barclays' better than expected Q1 profit marred by US fines

IMPROVED income at its investment bank helped Barclays report a better than expected...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Nomura Q4 profit slumps 63%

NOMURA Holdings Inc, Japan's biggest brokerage and investment bank, posted a 63 per...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Shell profit jumps 42% on stronger oil prices

ROYAL Dutch Shell on Thursday reported a 42 per cent rise in first-quarter profit, its...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Total's Q1 profit beats forecasts, lifted by record output

RECORD output and high oil prices helped French oil and gas major Total report a...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Solar's rise giving traders a 'devil horns' problem

EUROPE'S power traders have a colourful name for the way the rise of solar power is...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Agilent opens solutions development centre

US-LISTED Agilent Technologies opened a new global solution development centre yesterday...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Huawei said to be probed by FBI for possible Iran violations

THE US Justice Department has joined two other agencies probing Huawei Technologies Co...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Facebook's Q1 profits soar 63%, no impact from privacy scandal

FACEBOOK on Wednesday reported a sharp jump in profits in the past quarter, with gains in...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Brazil to release mozzies via drones to combat Zika

MILLIONS of sterile mosquitoes will be released from drones over parts of Brazil to...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Shanghai Disney to keep expanding to keep up with China demand

AS HE opened an expansion to what is proving to be one of Walt Disney's most...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

China's electric carmakers bloom at Beijing auto show

AUTO executives from across the globe are plugging their plans for an electric car future...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Volkswagen sees 'good start' to 2018 despite slip in profits

GERMAN car giant Volkswagen on Thursday reported a small drop in profits but nonetheless...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

PM Najib expects 'better results' this election

FIVE years after leading his party to its narrowest victory yet, Malaysian Prime Minister...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore, Zhejiang to cooperate on Belt and Road opportunities

SINGAPORE will work with China's eastern Zhejiang province - home of e-commerce...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Vietnam is good for smart cities, clean energy

VIETNAM offers strong growth prospects for Singapore companies, especially in the clean...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Women honoured for ideas with a cause

NEIDE Sellin designs and sells robotic guide dogs for the blind in Brazil, a country with...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Living large, going public with her woes, selling art

ARTIST Ashley Longshore is not one to fret. Her remedy for worry can be summed up in a...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

EDITORIAL

New and seasoned hands at the helm to steer ship of state

IN what has been one of the most sweeping changes in Singapore's Cabinet in recent...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Seven rules for retail brands in China

THE world's largest and most ambitious grocery market is undergoing fast and...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Cutting food waste benefits the environment, food security, economy

MANY of us as guests will recognise the Pavlovian response to the prospect of diving into...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Make in India campaign misses its targets

THE "Make in India" campaign aims to sharply boost the share of manufacturing...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

You can't see corporate culture but you know it's there

BLACK holes are one of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in space. A black...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

The slippery road to a data-ready future

OF ALL the changes that financial institutions are experiencing in current times, data-...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Atout rules the roost with rustic French bistro fare

THERE were times, as we watched Patrick Heuberger lovingly snip off a section of coiled...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Delving deeply into the delights of Donnhoff

A VISIT to Helmut Donnhoff in the Nahe wine region of Germany is always a memorable and...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

In Good Company

WHEN THEY FIRST APPEARED IN SINGAPORE around 2011, co-working spaces were hailed as the...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Gentle Bones

2017 was a fairly quiet year for Joel Tan, who is better known by his moniker "...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Poetry In Gems

A bejewelled history comes to life in Beijing as the Today Art Museum opens its doors to...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Party At Arts Fest

The Singapore International Festival of Arts kicks off on the night of April 27 with...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Oriental Delights

The 6th Singapore Chinese Film Festival (SCFF2018) kicks off on April 27 with 58 films,...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

White Night

Some 30 years ago, a group of friends started Le Diner en Blanc, where diners are dressed...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Making History

IWC Schaffhausen will mark its 150th anniversary with a retrospective exhibition that...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Fit To Party

Oasia Hotel turns two but its birthday party isn't going to be all cake and pies...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Michelin Brunch

Thirteen is a lucky number for the Michelin-starred Song of India as it celebrates its...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

P Ramlee Revisited

Hot young composer Julian Wong has long been a fan of the legendary musician and...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Taste Of The Past

HAND-CHOPPED DIM SUM filling. Ingredients made by ageing artisans still using the recipes...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Women On Top

In anaconda soft leather, this new exotic skin is introduced for the first time this...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Blurred Lines

WHEN PERFUME WAS FIRST DISCOVERED in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Cyprus, none of the...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Hokkaido's Hidden Gem

THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS tell you that spring has officially arrived in Japan. But if you...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Probing Singapore, One Play At A Time

AS A THEATRE COMPANY, W!ld Rice has never shied away from staging polemical plays that...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

Bottling The Spirit Of Japan

AGE GENERALLY MATTERS when it comes to a bottle of whisky but that hasn't stopped...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM
MINI INSPIRATIONS

The Gentleman

Who are you? I'm Gabriel Tan, creative director of Gabriel Tan Studio...
PUBLISHED Apr 27, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Apr 27, 2018 09:01 AM

LHN to acquire Cambodian condominium block for US$12.5m

LHN is acquiring 108 freehold apartment units in Cambodia for US$12.5 million, the property developer said on Thursday.
Apr 27, 2018 08:53 AM

Stocks to watch: Trek 2000, YZJ Shipbuilding, GuocoLand, BRC Asia, Jardine C&C

THE following companies saw new developments which may affect trading of their shares on Friday:
Apr 27, 2018 08:46 AM

Plastoform still in the red for Q1, could see entry into SGX watch list

PLASTOFORM Holdings on Thursday posted a first-quarter loss of HK$11.2 million (S$1.9 million), and could be on the...
Apr 27, 2018 08:41 AM

FLASH: Private home prices up 3.9% in Q1 2018: URA

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