Saturday, Mar 18, 2017

TOP STORIES

Singaporeans helping to make the world a better place

IT took Bernard Lee and his family nearly two years to get used to the traffic in Danang.
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Asia's Finest

AT the recently concluded Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in Bangkok, one...
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Top M1 shareholders in strategic review of their stakes

THE three major shareholders of M1 are exploring a sale linked to their all-in 61 per...
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GIC JV buys student-housing portfolios in US for US$1.6b

SINGAPORE sovereign wealth fund GIC and two partners announced on Thursday (US time) that...
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Singapore tops in 2016 cross-border student housing deals

SINGAPORE was the largest cross-border investor in student housing assets globally in...
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UniSIM renamed Singapore University of Social Sciences

SIM University (UniSIM) has been renamed Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS),...
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China's capital curbs find favour as risks to stability pile up

CHINA'S capital controls are biting, but that doesn't mean policymakers can...
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NODX up 21.5% in February, the biggest rise in 5 years

NON-oil domestic exports (NODX) surged 21.5 per cent year-on-year in February, beating...
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Wage Credit Scheme: SMEs to get bulk of payout

MORE than 85,000 employers in Singapore will receive about S$660 million in Wage Credit...
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Grab to start new service with surge pricing for taxi companies

IN a new service to be offered by ride-hailing app Grab next week, taxi companies in...
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Modi's govt said to mull luring foreign retail for Make-in-India push

INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is considering easing rules for...
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InvestingNote, a social network for investors by investors

WE MAY have heard of investing forums, but what about a social network of investing ideas?
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STOCKS

Brokers' take

THE US Federal Reserve's guidance in keeping to a gradual pace of two more hikes in...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Q&M ties up with Malaysian startup to expand reach

MAINBOARD-listed Q&M Dental Group has joined Malaysian healthcare booking platform...
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AA Reit to issue S$50m 3.6% 5-year bonds

AIMS AMP Capital Industrial Reit, or AA Reit, said on Friday morning that it has...
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StarHub unveils S$250m innovation, operations centre

STARHUB on Friday unveiled a new 58,000 sq ft facility named Hubtricity, an innovation...
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Yang Kee Logistics buys Aussie firm Axima for S$34m

YANG Kee Logistics Pte Ltd has bought Australian company Axima Pty Ltd for S$34 million...
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Measured Fed approach sends wave of capital inflows into emerging Asia ETFs

The US Federal Reserve's loose demeanour has opened the gates for a wave of capital...
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Corporate digest

ACCEPTANCES for a takeover for Sunshine bread maker Auric Pacific have crossed the 90 per...
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OCBC sees Ezra either deferring or defaulting on its notes redemption

BELEAGUERED Ezra Holdings, in tackling the complications from the impairment of its stake...
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HOT STOCKS

Singtel, StarHub hitch a ride on M1's rally

SPECULATION about a possible takeover of M1 sent shares of its telco rivals climbing on...
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Cathay to slash staff costs by 30% after loss

HONG Kong's troubled flagship airline Cathay Pacific said on Friday that it would...
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STOCKS

FOMC, telco play help STI rise 1.1% over the week

THE March 14-15 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting was arguably the main...
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Brokers' take

THE US Federal Reserve's guidance in keeping to a gradual pace of two more hikes in...
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REAL ESTATE

HUDC era ends with privatisation of Braddell View

TWENTY two years after the government first said it would privatise HUDC (Housing and...
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Tesla wannabe LeEco to sell Silicon Valley site amid cash crunch: sources

CHINESE technology conglomerate LeEco is looking to sell a 20-hectare US Silicon Valley...
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Urban programmes risk getting cut by Trump's Budget

IN A dimly-lit church basement, James Gaymon III spent much of his Thursdays staring at...
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New US home construction rebounds in February

CONSTRUCTION of new US housing rebounded in February to its highest level in four months...
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Hong Kong's richest men prove resilient against property curbs

DON'T bet against Hong Kong's billionaire property tycoons, even if the city...
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TECHNOLOGY

THE BROAD VIEW

Sleepy behind the wheel? Some cars can tell

IT'S something that many of us have experienced while driving, though we may not...
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CONSUMER

THE BROAD VIEW

On the scent of the real Ivanka

THE next time you hear about the sway that Ivanka Trump holds over her father and what a...
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THE BROAD VIEW

Can't meditate? Just l-e-t g-o . . .

IT HAPPENED some time recently - maybe in the last six months, or a year - that everyone...
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TRANSPORT

OCBC sees Ezra either deferring or defaulting on its notes redemption

BELEAGUERED Ezra Holdings, in tackling the complications from the impairment of its stake...
PUBLISHED Mar 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Cathay to slash staff costs by 30% after loss

HONG Kong's troubled flagship airline Cathay Pacific said on Friday that it would...
PUBLISHED Mar 18, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BROAD VIEW

Sleepy behind the wheel? Some cars can tell

IT'S something that many of us have experienced while driving, though we may not...
PUBLISHED Mar 18, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

Small companies in Japan struggle with hiring as graduates vie for jobs in big firms

GRADUATE recruitment in Japan looks a bit like a scene from the movie The Matrix.
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THE BROAD VIEW

On the scent of the real Ivanka

THE next time you hear about the sway that Ivanka Trump holds over her father and what a...
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LIFE & CULTURE

GOLF

Proposed new golf rules welcome

SPORT today is generally about pace, power, panache, pomp and a pinch of pageantry.
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GOLF

Laguna set for world-ranking event

A GLANCE into the past with a glimpse into the future. That will be the phenomenon when...
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Iceland considers new tax on tourists

ONE of the world's hottest and most expensive holiday destinations could soon become...
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CUBICLE FILES

Employees, get a life

A FRIEND shared with a group of us a while back that she has been feeling stretched and...
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SASS AND THE CITY

In sound and music, this modern life unravels

IT is the march of heels clipping on unflinching asphalt that reminds us of working in a...
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THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Redesigning travel

IN 2016, more than 80 million people stayed at properties listed on the accommodation...
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INVESTING & WEALTH

Currency traders race to reform 'last look'

CURRENCY traders may not be fast enough, at least when it comes to cleaning up their...
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French fund managers sanguine despite election risk

FAR from Paris, global investors fret about the risk across asset classes of anti-...
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Don't forget the other side of the investing coin

THE last month was rather muted in global markets, as they digested the big moves in...
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OPINION

INSIDE VIEW

Whither this Putrajaya- Pyongyang diplomatic spat?

Great relief followed great expectations when the US Federal Reserve raised interest...
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Lifestyle

Asia's Finest

AT the recently concluded Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in Bangkok, one...
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Tours with Tulips

Heading to Amsterdam to see tulips? Best to stay at the Conservatorium hotel then. Its...
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Works with Winds

The Philharmonic Chamber Winds' latest show From an Invalid's Workshop takes...
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My favourite book

"I read this book three times. Humans are complex creatures, so it helps to learn...
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Dine Now

Seafood towers are all the rage now, and K Tower in Amoy Street prides itself on serving...
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Tribute to Survivors

Renowned Singapore designer and artist Benny Ong has created a collection of hand-woven...
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Haute Stuff

If you're a chef age 30 and below, and have at least a year of restaurant experience...
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My Weekend

Weekends are precious as that's the only time I get to recharge from the madness of...
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Wear & Tear

OPENING a new clothing boutique in the alreadyteeming Orchard Road is not for the faint-...
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Keisuke Takeda

KEISUKE Takeda could well be the Japanese, modern-day version of King Midas. Everything...
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Life Cycle

NINE years ago, Poon Kng Joo took part in OCBC's inaugural mass cycling event and...
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Disco HIT

Ever advertise for an intern but a PhD holder applies instead? The new Land Rover...
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Utah's VISTAS

WHAT better place to launch a luxury off-road vehicle than in red rock country? Where you...
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Captivating CANBERRA

Canberra is young, becoming the capital of Australia in 1908 as a compromise between the...
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Hide & Sleek

Remember the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, where the magic phrase "Open...
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Birth of a Station

Way, way before we had Netflix, there was, yes, good old television. It was Feb 15, 1963...
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