Thursday, Jan 05, 2017

TOP STORIES

Raffles Country Club faces its final tee-off next year

ANOTHER Singapore golf club will soon bite the dust.
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Panel calls for third growth engine and broad-based support for SMEs

THE recommendations for Budget 2017 proposed by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF)...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE'S FUTURE ECONOMY

New landscapes being drawn on Singapore's innovation canvas

THE funding is here, the startups are here too, and the mentors are definitely in the...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Pressure on Sibor and SOR continues with spectre of Fed hikes

LOCAL interest rates remain under pressure and have continued to rise in the New Year.
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Net capital flows to EMs at their lowest since global financial crisis: IIF

A COMBINATION of the reflationary "Trump trade" and a more hawkish policy...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Japanese stocks in for a bull market this year, say analysts

PRIME Minister Shinzo Abe pledged on Wednesday to make the recovery of the world's...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM
OUTLOOK 2017

Potential for competition electrifies power market

COMPETITION in the electricity market is heating up as Singapore gears up for the sector...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM
OUTLOOK 2017

SGX electricity futures an enabling factor for new competition

THE emergence of new competition in the electricity market has been heralded by a single...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Ringgit tumbles to 4.50 to US$; expected to slide to 4.70 by mid-2017

THE beleaguered Malaysian ringgit breached 4.50 to the US dollar on Wednesday to presage...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM
OUTLOOK 2017

Global sulphur cap may boost O&M infrastructure

THERE is hope within the offshore and marine (O&M) industry that with the...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

STOCKS

Market picks up on US stocks' rally

RENEWED optimism in the new year about the incoming Trump administration helped Singapore...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Blumont exposes chink in watch-list rules

THE Singapore Exchange's (SGX) watch-list rules assume that a company with multi-...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Asia's ultra-rich families dropping hedge funds for alternative assets

FOR Michael Preiss, whose firm oversees US$1.9 billion mainly for wealthy Asian families...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

LSE selling clearing arm to Euronext to pave way for Deutsche Boerse merger

LONDON Stock Exchange Group Plc agreed to sell its French clearing unit to Euronext NV...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Bond managers expect unconstrained funds to find favour in 2017

FOR the world's biggest bond managers, 2017 might just be the year that...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

KFC's return to Malaysian bourse heralds rebound in deal volumes

FUNDRAISING from Malaysian initial public offerings is poised to rebound from the lowest...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

ANZ's Elliott picks wrong target in retreat from Asia

SHAYNE Elliott's attempt to unwind Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Bond market volatility offers opportunities too: Schroders

INVESTORS should watch for opportunities thrown up by volatility in the bond markets...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Credit Suisse appoints new Singapore CEO, makes other management changes

CREDIT Suisse is making changes to its management team in Singapore.
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Market picks up on US stocks' rally

RENEWED optimism in the new year about the incoming Trump administration helped Singapore...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

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PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US$ retreats from high as traders await cues

THE US dollar edged down from a 14-year high against a basket of currencies on Wednesday...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Property bubbles may burst, OECD warns

THE Organisation For Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has issued a sharp...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Mar-a-Lago resort: Trump's future winter White House

WHEN President-elect Donald Trump rang in the new year, he did it in Gatsby-like opulence...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Trump Organization says it has no plans to build Buenos Aires tower

THE Trump Organization has no plans to build in Buenos Aires, a spokeswoman told Reuters...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Evergrande boss's excesses earn him 'China's Trump' moniker

HUI Ka Yan may not realise it, but he has a lot in common with Donald Trump. Like the US...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

China regulator sets rules to curb property insurance products risk

CHINA'S insurance regulator launched new rules on Tuesday to curb the risks...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

US office vacancy rate falls in fourth quarter

US office vacancy rate declined in the fourth quarter to the lowest level since the...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

COMMENTARY

ANZ's Elliott picks wrong target in retreat from Asia

SHAYNE Elliott's attempt to unwind Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Credit Suisse appoints new Singapore CEO, makes other management changes

CREDIT Suisse is making changes to its management team in Singapore.
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US$ retreats from high as traders await cues

THE US dollar edged down from a 14-year high against a basket of currencies on Wednesday...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

China's credit engine is running out of gas as debt risk goes up

THE People's Bank of China (PBOC) faces a reckoning after revving up its credit...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Why German banks stand firm against Basel's capital limits

NO WONDER Germany is on the warpath against a proposed global standard for how banks...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Iron's blockbuster rally under threat

IRON ore has a very tough act to follow in 2017. After surging last year in a rally that...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

New power transmission lines to cost India US$10b a year

INDIA will spend US$10 billion annually on new power transmission lines to satisfy...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Tillerson to cede control in Exxon

REX Tillerson, former Exxon Mobil Corp chief executive and president-elect Donald Trump...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Opec's production deal faces multiple challenges

A NEW year and a new challenge for Opec. The oil group must prove that it can still call...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

China search engine Sogou targets US$5b IPO

CHINA'S third biggest search engine expects to hold a US initial public offering at...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Bitcoin price soars, fuelled by speculation and volatile currencies

THE virtual currency bitcoin has been swept up in yet another speculative frenzy, pushing...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Huawei launches Honor 6x smartphone globally

CHINESE electronics giant Huawei has announced a global launch of its mid-range Honor 6x...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Macao casinos fall on China's currency scrutiny

MACAU casino operators just cannot catch a break. Just as gambling revenue in the tiny...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Megyn Kelly leaving Fox News for NBC

FOR Megyn Kelly, the shift from Fox News to NBC - where she will host a daily daytime...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

McDonald's opens near Vatican City despite protests from cardinals

MCDONALD'S is dishing up "hallowed" hamburgers after the Vatican backed it...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Asia shipping firms mull mergers amid bleak 2017

SWIM or sink: That is the message shipping executives in Asia are taking into the New...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Gone in 2.39 seconds: Faraday claims world's fastest electric car

FARADAY Future staked its claim to the world's fastest electric car with its FF91...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Container vessel collision causes oil spill on Singapore-Malaysia border

NEARLY 300 tonnes of oil spilled into the narrow strait separating Singapore and Malaysia...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Eurozone inflation in December hits 3-year high

INFLATION in the eurozone jumped in December to the highest level in more than three...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Hard Brexit looms large with resignation of UK's EU envoy

THE chances that the UK will make a disruptive break from its biggest market have grown...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

PMI plunge adds to evidence India cash ban is hurting growth

INDIA'S dominant services sector is set to contract for a second straight month,...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Turmoil on 1st day of Republican-controlled Congress

THE Republican-controlled Congress opened the turbulent Trump era in Washington on...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

China moves to support yuan again as Trump inauguration nears

CHINA stepped into both its onshore and offshore yuan markets to shore up the faltering...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Tencent shares' US$35b loss shows depth of China gloom

FOR a clue on how bearish foreign investors have become about Chinese stocks, take a look...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Indonesia suspends military cooperation with Australia

INDONESIA has suspended military cooperation with Australia after teaching materials...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Indonesia's bid for faster growth stumbles on high loan rates

WHEN Indonesian President Joko Widodo 11 months ago called for the interest rates that...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Malaysia floods force 23,000 to leave homes

FLOODS in two northeast Malaysian states have now forced almost 23,000 people from their...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Universal basic income - Europe's latest social experiment

THE new year started on what some would consider a very happy note indeed in at least two...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

The essentials for a sharing economy

WHEN the Committee of the Future Economy rolls out its much-anticipated report later this...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Beijing should end impasse over HK chief's election

TWENTY years ago, Hong Kong was handed over to China by Britain, its colonial master for...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Can the American Pacific Century survive Trump?

PRESIDENT Barack Obama's goal to ensure that the present era becomes America's...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Confluence of seemingly unrelated factors heralds demise of jobs

ONE thing seems clear in the global economy - we are looking down at a deep freeze in...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

A trip to the land of endangered ancient olive trees

THE sun sets in eastern Spain and dozens of ancient olive trees cast long shadows on the...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Facebook sleuths help bring back India's stolen idols

BY DAY, Arvind Venkatraman works as a software engineer in India's tech hub Chennai...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

La La Land,Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight sweep NY Critics Circle awards

LA LA LAND continued its domination of the Best Picture category for this awards season...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Blumont exposes chink in watch-list rules

THE Singapore Exchange's (SGX) watch-list rules assume that a company with multi-...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

ANZ's Elliott picks wrong target in retreat from Asia

SHAYNE Elliott's attempt to unwind Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Universal basic income - Europe's latest social experiment

THE new year started on what some would consider a very happy note indeed in at least two...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

The essentials for a sharing economy

WHEN the Committee of the Future Economy rolls out its much-anticipated report later this...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Beijing should end impasse over HK chief's election

TWENTY years ago, Hong Kong was handed over to China by Britain, its colonial master for...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Can the American Pacific Century survive Trump?

PRESIDENT Barack Obama's goal to ensure that the present era becomes America's...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Opec's production deal faces multiple challenges

A NEW year and a new challenge for Opec. The oil group must prove that it can still call...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM

Confluence of seemingly unrelated factors heralds demise of jobs

ONE thing seems clear in the global economy - we are looking down at a deep freeze in...
PUBLISHED Jan 5, 2017 05:50 AM
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