Friday, Mar 17, 2017

TOP STORIES

PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

China tech, Internet deals driving up valuations

INTERNET and technology deals in China drove private equity deals in 2016, pushing...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Street food, soundscapes in BT Weekend

DOES Singapore have what it takes to be the next fine dining capital? The Business Times...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
FED RATE HIKE

Fed's cautious tone a reprieve for rate-sensitive sectors, commodities

US STOCKS rose, Treasury yields fell and the dollar plunged after the Federal Reserve...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
FED RATE HIKE

Doubts over whether US reflation boost will lift S'pore banks

THE reflation boost for Singapore banks remains a question, even as the US Federal...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
FED RATE HIKE

US$ down as Fed disappoints hawkish traders

CURRENCY investors are now looking to US fiscal policy and the European Central Bank (ECB...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Fed delivers a hike and a subtle message

THE Federal Reserve did more today than increase its benchmark interest rates by a...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

MAS seeks views on new legal tender limits for coins

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is seeking public feedback on its proposed new...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Over S$200m 'stolen from Indonesian ID project'

IT is a scandal that reaches into the pockets of virtually every Indonesian aged 17 and...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Richard Li endorses Carrie Lam as next HK chief exec

TELECOMMUNICATIONS tycoon Richard Li, the son of Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

S'pore 'heartened' TPP members looking to preserve pact benefits

SINGAPORE is "heartened" by a decision made by parties to the Trans-Pacific...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Chun Sing calls for network effect in payment system

ACHIEVING network effect for a common payment system to take off is more important than...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore to host ICC from this year till 2020

THE worst-kept secret in Singapore's sports scene was finally made official on...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

STOCKS

STI hits 19-month high on Fed signal

THE US Federal Reserve lived up to expectations when it raised its short-term rate by 25...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Comeback tale of two fellow UK insurers

THEY say when one door closes, another opens. In the case of Prudential and Aviva, they...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

PE firm Navis eyeing light industry in Singapore

SINGAPORE firms continue to catch the eye of Navis Capital Partners, a South-east Asian...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

Noble ends flat after initial fall over share consolidation

TRADERS on Thursday initially did not take too kindly to commodity trader Noble Group...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore sees slowest start to M&A activity in four years

THE mergers and acquisition (M&A) scene in Singapore is witnessing its slowest start...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

3 gold-mining stocks average 3.2% YTD return

THE three Catalist-listed Singapore gold mining stocks - CNMC Goldmine Holdings, Wilton...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Top bank executives expose pay myths in Scandinavian example

SOME of the world's best-performing banks are run by executives who make a fraction...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Does ARA's delisting via a scheme of arrangement make sense?

THERE are many reasons for a company to be listed on a stock exchange. One key reason is...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

First SaaS-based predictive platform for life insurers

TEL Aviv-based insurtech company Atidot has launched the first SaaS-based (software as a...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI hits 19-month high on Fed signal

THE US Federal Reserve lived up to expectations when it raised its short-term rate by 25...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

MARKET sentiment appears to have improved following the adjustment of the sellers'...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US$ steadies after worst fall in 2 months

THE US dollar recovered from a one-month low on Thursday as investors bought the currency...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

CapitaLand said to be eyeing Asia Sq Tower 2

REAL estate developer and fund manager CapitaLand is said to be in exclusive negotiations...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Penang ups landed property threshold

FOREIGNERS looking to buy landed property on Penang Island will have to restrict...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Top NYC rents need to fall 15% to absorb glut

APARTMENT rents in cities such as New York and San Francisco will need to fall as much as...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Qingdao and Nanjing to impose new property curbs

CHINA'S north-eastern port of Qingdao has joined more than two dozen major cities in...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Art as shaped by a city's playgrounds

GROWING up on Manhattan's Upper West Side in the 1970s, artist Julia Jacquette saw...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Current legislation on stamp duty covers all the bases

IT IS interesting that we once again get to revisit the issue of policy changes and...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Top bank executives expose pay myths in Scandinavian example

SOME of the world's best-performing banks are run by executives who make a fraction...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US$ steadies after worst fall in 2 months

THE US dollar recovered from a one-month low on Thursday as investors bought the currency...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Societe Generale turns to cloud computing

SOCIETE Generale SA is embracing the cloud. The Paris-based bank is working with...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Euronet Worldwide trumps Ant Financial's offer to buy MoneyGram

US electronic-payments company Euronet Worldwide Inc launched a US$1 billion bid for...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Tokyo Stock Exchange launches index of small-cap firms to cater to investors

"SMALL Is Beautiful" was the name of a best-selling book written in 1973 by...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

S'pore's carbon tax not enough to encourage energy efficiency

SINGAPORE'S carbon tax is a good first step towards a carbon-free future, but it is...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Chow Tai Fook adds Aussie power firm to property, jewellery

CHOW Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd, the Hong Kong conglomerate known for its chain of...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Australia govt may invest A$2b to solve energy crisis

THE Australian government said on Thursday it may spend up to A$2 billion (S$2.2 billion...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Museums trying out robots as tour guides

NEAR the edge of a parapet of stacked sandbags, a test robot rumbles, offering visitors...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Security flaw found in WhatsApp, Telegram: software firm

A COMPUTER security firm on Wednesday revealed a flaw that could let hackers break into...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Google ramps up investment in fibre cable, training Africans

GOOGLE Inc is scaling up investment in Africa by laying fibre optic cable, easing access...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Meitu CEO becomes firm's second billionaire as stock surges

Wu Xinhong, co-founder and chief executive officer of Meitu Inc, became the second...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Movies have to offer more than just storylines

WHAT do lights, cameras and chunky headsets have in common?
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Chinese expose TV show pares 30b yuan off Japanese shares

TWO of the Japanese companies criticised by a widely-followed consumer-protection show on...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

McDonald's, late to mobile ordering, seeks to avoid pitfalls

MCDONALD'S Corp has begun testing its long-awaited US mobile ordering app, with the...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

US media firms to offer ad buyers laser-sharp audience targeting

MAJOR US media companies Time Warner's Turner, Viacom and 21st Century Fox's...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Glaxo to pay first female CEO less than male predecessor

EMMA Walmsley, poised to take over as the first female chief executive officer of...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Low-cost, low-tech Southwest carrier pays big bucks to fly high

THE pneumatic tubes and paper tickets have got to go.
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Hire more workers, Trump tells US carmakers

PRESIDENT Donald Trump is laying out an explicit quid pro quo for carmakers: he'll...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Tesla seeks U$1.15b to help fuel Model 3 launch

TESLA on Wednesday announced plans to raise US$1.15 billion in new funding to help fuel...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

BOJ hangs loose in face of rising interest rates elsewhere

THE Bank of Japan (BOJ) will not alter its monetary stance in response to shifts...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Euro, Dutch stock markets rise as Geert Wilders' far-right PVV falls

EUROPEAN stock markets and the euro rallied in relief as Dutch voters ensured that Geert...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Tokyo Stock Exchange launches index of small-cap firms to cater to investors

"SMALL Is Beautiful" was the name of a best-selling book written in 1973 by...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Letter bomb at IMF's Paris office injures employee

A FEMALE employee of the International Monetary Fund was injured in the face and arms on...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Federal judges block Trump's revamped travel ban

FEDERAL judges have halted US President Donald Trump's revised executive order to...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Impending hike in water prices is actually a good eye opener

THE decision to raise water prices in Singapore has, to no one's surprise, drawn...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

'Dutch Trump' loses in Netherlands election

WEDNESDAY'S high-profile election in the Netherlands, which boasts the fifth largest...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

DINING OUT

Haute at the Cookhouse

WE HAVE to say: This is not exactly an objective review.
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Comeback tale of two fellow UK insurers

THEY say when one door closes, another opens. In the case of Prudential and Aviva, they...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Impending hike in water prices is actually a good eye opener

THE decision to raise water prices in Singapore has, to no one's surprise, drawn...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

What keeps Asia CEOs awake at night

AT A time when leaders are challenged to drive better business performance through their...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Movies have to offer more than just storylines

WHAT do lights, cameras and chunky headsets have in common?
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

'Dutch Trump' loses in Netherlands election

WEDNESDAY'S high-profile election in the Netherlands, which boasts the fifth largest...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Current legislation on stamp duty covers all the bases

IT IS interesting that we once again get to revisit the issue of policy changes and...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

The pendulum of skillsets swings again . . . and again

ONE of the underestimated issues of our times is not about education, but concerns the...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

An unmeaningful comparison

I WRITE on behalf of my client, Kimly Limited, with reference to the Hock Lock Siew...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Marks of good design

A WELL-DESIGNED product is greatly appreciated, regardless of whether you are a...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

The play's the thing, that from Oxford they bring

WILLIAM Shakespeare's plays like Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Tempest - which are so...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Teacher-student comedy scores an "A"

REVIVED once more by a very gifted cast and creative team, The Necessary Stage (TNS) play...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

She loves him, she loves him not

IN recent years Constellations, a play by English playwright Nick Payne, has got theatre...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Plenty of Disney magic in live-action remake

SOMETIMES you wonder if Disney has a real-life fairy godmother on its payroll - how else...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Clever satirical take on the horror genre

THERE'S nothing scarier than realising you've bought a ticket for a horror film...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Dance drama with all the right moves

YOU'VE probably seen it all before but chances are you'll still be charmed by...
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Haute at the Cookhouse

WE HAVE to say: This is not exactly an objective review.
PUBLISHED Mar 17, 2017 05:50 AM
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