Monday, Feb 13, 2017

TOP STORIES

Small- and medium-sized firms issue profit warnings amid slower economy

AMID a softer economy, a number of small- and medium-sized firms listed on the Singapore...
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KPMG's new chief looks to restore public's trust in business

BUILDING and restoring the public's trust in today's businesses will be among...
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WALL STREET INSIGHT

US stocks to maintain upward path

US stocks hit record highs last week as President Donald Trump revived talk of tax cuts...
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NEWS ANALYSIS

Banks have to take the lead in O&M consolidation: analysts

EZRA Holdings' massive impairment charges and a second merger deal in Norway to...
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Singapore a 'key market' for HK-listed Fullshare Holdings

HONG Kong-listed Fullshare Holdings, which last week entered an agreement to pay S$725.2...
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Ji Changqun: Striking big deals while keeping a low profile

THE deals struck by Fullshare Holdings may turn heads, but the company itself remains...
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Mexico looks East in face of Trump's protectionist policies

US President Donald Trump's protectionist policies have spurred Mexico to look East...
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Trump-Abe summit big on symbolism but short on substance

JAPAN'S prime minister Shinzo Abe managed to get onto chummy terms with US president...
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COMPANY OF GOOD

On a mission to help Singapore's elderly

FOR Yeap Medical Supplies (YMS) Pte Ltd, business and charity work are not mutually...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Rolling up sleeves to take over the family business

BOSSES' sons may not typically begin their first day of work at their father's...
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Singapore corporates post strong earnings report card

SINGAPORE-LISTED firms that posted quarterly results still managed to turn in a...
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Time to make changes to the Nine-Year Rule?

ONE of the most challenged rules in the 2012 Code of Corporate Governance is Guideline 2...
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INSIDE MARKETS

Director buying plunges; buybacks rebound

BUYING by directors plunged after trading flat for two straight weeks based on filings on...
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STOCKS

Trump, economic data to guide market's direction

THE "Trump off, Trump on" trading climate will continue to rule equities this...
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COMMODITIES

Oil up nearly 2% on signs of widespread Opec deal compliance

OIL prices rose nearly 2 per cent last Friday after reports that Organization of the...
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CURRENCIES

US$ hovers near 11-day high on tax reform hopes

THE US dollar hovered near its highest level against a basket of major rivals in 11 days...
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Epicentre buys 51% stake in Japan IPL Holdings for S$3.06 million

APPLE products retailer Epicentre Holdings Limited will invest in a 51 per cent stake in...
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Coach co-founder Miles Cahn dies at 95

MILES Cahn, who with his wife founded Coach Leatherware Co, died on Friday at his home in...
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Toshiba seen suffering loss of 400b yen from nuclear write-down

JAPANESE conglomerate Toshiba Corp probably suffered a group net loss of about 400...
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REAL ESTATE

Popping the housing bubble in Americans' minds

SUPPOSE there were a way to pump up the economy, reduce inequality and put an end to...
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Feds and Trump lawyers wrangle over president's DC hotel lease

FEDERAL officials have held private talks in recent days with lawyers for President...
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Jackson Hole ski resort forced to close after 'unusual' storm

WYOMING'S Jackson Hole got more of the snow that skiers crave last week, but the...
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BANKING & FINANCE

US millennials would rather admit STDs than reveal debts

FINANCIAL services companies go into overdrive around Valentine's Day, along with...
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Silicon Valley hedge fund takes on Wall Street with AI trader

BABAK Hodjat believes humans are too emotional for the stock market. So he's started...
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Panama detains Mossack Fonseca founders on corruption charges

THE two founders of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca were arrested on Saturday, the...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Oil firms see backlash as prices for US shale field drilling rights soar

RECORD prices for drilling rights in the Permian Basin, the most fertile US shale field,...
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US farmers fear disruption to their businesses

NEARLY two years ago, Brian Levin found himself in Japan, covered head-to-toe in beef and...
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Saudi sells Asian buyers full contract volumes despite oil output cuts

Saudi Arabia is trying to make sure crude buyers in the world's biggest oil market...
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TECHNOLOGY

New FCC chair closely guards strategy to revamp net neutrality

THE new chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission under President Donald Trump...
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Algorithms: the managers of our digital lives

ALGORITHMS are a crucial cog in the mechanics of our digital world, but also a nosy...
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Invasive spyware targeting Mexico soda tax advocates

LAST summer, Simón Barquera's phone started buzzing with a series of disturbing text...
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CONSUMER

Coach co-founder Miles Cahn dies at 95

MILES Cahn, who with his wife founded Coach Leatherware Co, died on Friday at his home in...
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Toshiba seen suffering loss of 400b yen from nuclear write-down

JAPANESE conglomerate Toshiba Corp probably suffered a group net loss of about 400...
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Taco Bell bets on China, goes easy on the grease

UNTIL he was appointed manager of a Taco Bell restaurant in China, Will Cao had never...
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Alexander Wang goes for urban gothic in a disused New York theatre

KING of cool Alexander Wang ditched the bright lights and glitzy skyscrapers of New York...
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Disney raises ticket prices at most of its US theme parks

WALT Disney Co raised ticket prices at most of its domestic theme parks between 1.9 per...
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TRANSPORT

EU struggles to punish Volkswagen for emissions cheating

A YEAR and a half after the Volkswagen "Dieselgate" scandal erupted, the...
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US Metro to draw on capital funds to offset operating expenses

AS Metro stares down a US$290 million budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year, it is...
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Airports need to step up screening of workers: report

A CONGRESSIONAL report on terrorist threat posed by airport "insiders" says the...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Markets increasingly sensitive to European election risks

THE weakness of the euro and rising yields of French and Dutch sovereign bonds illustrate...
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Swiss competitive edge under threat following rejection of tax reform

SWISS voters have shot down the government's plan to reform corporate taxation, a...
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IMF's Lagarde 'optimistic' about US economy

INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde on Sunday voiced optimism for...
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Some doubt EU's Brexit negotiator Barnier is up for the task

MICHEL Barnier has a dealmaker's flair for gauging what the other side can accept...
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China tycoon's disappearance raises fears about Chinese encroachment into Hong Kong

IN A newspaper ad, the Hong Kong billionaire declared that he was just fine, merely...
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Ahok's rise has some Chinese-Indonesians worried

IT WAS Chinese New Year, which at Ryan Gozali's household usually involves eating an...
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N Korea holds first missile test since Trump's election

NORTH Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea early on Sunday, the first such test...
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Samsung heir to be quizzed again over scandal

SOUTH Korean prosecutors said on Sunday they would question the Samsung heir again as...
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'Boy-band governor' surges in wide-open South Korea presidential race

A PROVINCIAL governor nicknamed after a leading boy-band is surging in South Korean...
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Press secretary Spicer shaking up White House press briefings

LESS than a month into the Trump administration, Sean Spicer, the White House press...
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From 'far-right gadfly' to president's right-hand man

CAPITOL Hill employees recall Stephen Miller, the 31-year-old White House adviser behind...
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COMMENTARY

Conflict over conflicts of interest for Trump family and White House

KELLYANNE Conway took to Fox News on Thursday in defence of Ivanka Trump's much-...
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Top Goldman Sachs veteran gets Trump's attention on jobs, taxes and more

A FEW weeks after the election, Gary Cohn, the president of Goldman Sachs, was summoned...
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Trump's Goldman-heavy team may hinder banker Jim Donovan's Treasury ambitions

GOLDMAN Sachs Group Inc banker Jim Donovan is under consideration for the No 2 job at the...
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Trump-media spat: White House correspondents' dinner plans in turmoil

IT IS supposed to be a light-hearted gathering of journalists, celebrities and the...
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LIFE & CULTURE

Japanese manga legend Jiro Taniguchi dies

JIRO Taniguchi, a legend in Japan's comic art of manga, died in Tokyo on Saturday at...
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With more women fulfilled by work, retirement has to wait

KAY Abramowitz has been working, with a few breaks, since she was 14. Now 76, she is a...
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VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Leading the pack through tough times

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What does it take to be a good boss in bad times? How are you, as...
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YOUNG INVESTORS FORUM

MONDAY MULTIPLE

Small-cap adventures on the Singapore Exchange

THERE are times when you just feel like you've found The One. The vital statistics,...
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