Monday, Mar 20, 2017

TOP STORIES

Ezra bites bullet, files Chapter 11 protection with US court

OFFSHORE and marine (O&M) firm Ezra Holdings, once a stock-market darling, has chosen...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Interior design trade bodies act to lift standards

LOCAL interior design firms looking to move into China will soon be able to count on...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM
DESIGN CHINA

Nota Design bags projects that others only dream of

HE set his eyes on big infrastructure projects in booming second-tier cities in China -...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Different kind of 'art' needed when doing business in China

GEORGE Budiman found out the hard way that doing business in China needed a different...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Each Portfolio Design project bears firm's DNA

ROBERT Su and his design firm entered the China market for the very first time in 2001 by...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Market, client knowledge paves way for SPACG

FOR Thomas Pan, understanding his clients and the market his company SPACG Studio...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Gateway revises convertible bonds deal with Healthway

AMID a takeover tussle for ailing Healthway Medical Corporation (HMC) that is heating up...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Vietnam a viable market for overseas expansion: IE S'pore

THE strong numbers are proof that Vietnam remains one of the key South-east Asian markets...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM
YUM CHA

More to HK than housing, pollution issues

CONSIDERING the headlines that followed the release of this year's Quality of Living...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore investors still on long-term 'sell' on Wall Street

SINGAPORE-BASED investors capitalised on a 4 per cent rise in the S&P 500 and a 9 per...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Tesla's US$169m Australia battery play is a global prototype

TESLA is ready to power someĀ grids. And not just in California or Australia.
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Japan secures reprieve from currency manipulation charge

JAPAN won a reprieve from US charges of currency manipulation during the weekend meeting...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

STOCKS

Ezra news puts O&M sector, banks in spotlight

NEWS over the weekend that offshore and marine (O&M) company Ezra Holdings has filed...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Hatten adds a distinct Malacca flavour on SGX

FRESH after completing their national service, siblings Colin and Edwin Tan were labelled...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Keppel Land ups stake in Vietnam's Saigon Centre

KEPPEL Land on Sunday said it has acquired an additional 16 per cent stake in the joint...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM
INSIDE MARKETS

Buying by directors falls, selling rises

THE buying by directors fell for the second straight week with 10 companies that recorded...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Billionaire Fredriksen builds new rig unit amid Seadrill woes

BILLIONAIRE John Fredriksen, already involved in tough talks to restructure the debt of...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Ezra news puts O&M sector, banks in spotlight

NEWS over the weekend that offshore and marine (O&M) company Ezra Holdings has filed...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMODITIES

Raw sugar pares losses after slide to 9-month low

RAW SUGAR futures on ICE pared losses on late-day buying on Friday, after sinking 4 per...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US$ stays weak but outlook still upbeat

THE US dollar fell to a five-week low on Friday, remaining under pressure for a third...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Markets adjusting to end of low interest rate era

US stocks finished more or less flat last week, but some investors are anticipating...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM
COMPANY OF GOOD

Giving back - the uniquely Singapore way

WHAT does a corporate giving approach that is "uniquely Singapore" look like?...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

TOPLINE

Hatten adds a distinct Malacca flavour on SGX

FRESH after completing their national service, siblings Colin and Edwin Tan were labelled...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Keppel Land ups stake in Vietnam's Saigon Centre

KEPPEL Land on Sunday said it has acquired an additional 16 per cent stake in the joint...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

In Berlin, a grass-roots fight against gentrification

WHEN visitors want to experience this city's much celebrated "alternative...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

China home-price growth quickens in Feb; gains spread to smaller cities

CHINA'S red-hot property market picked up pace in February after pulling back for...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Late US billionaire's record land gift lays Chile row to rest

DOUGLAS Tompkins's widow vividly remembers the suspicions the late billionaire...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Welcome move all round

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What do you think about the latest tweaks to the property market...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

US 'consumer relief' ruling can enrich big banks

IN EVERY multibillion dollar settlement with a big bank that peddled faulty mortgage...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Security, regulatory concerns addressed, US financial firms embrace cloud

ONLY two years ago, an outage similar to the one that struck Amazon's cloud services...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Millennial stock guru with banker parents won't buy banks

BAIJING Yu was raised by two generations of Chinese bankers and talks with pride about...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

COMMODITIES

Raw sugar pares losses after slide to 9-month low

RAW SUGAR futures on ICE pared losses on late-day buying on Friday, after sinking 4 per...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Halfway into 2017's oil supply cut, Asia remains awash with fuel

HALFWAY into an Opec-led oil supply cut, Asia remains awash with fuel in a sign that the...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Australia threatens gas majors with 'action' to avert domestic shortage

AUSTRALIA'S minister for resources said on Sunday that the government would take...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Adani aims to start mining Australian coal in 2020

INDIA'S Adani Group plans to begin extracting coal from the US$16.5 billion...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Your smart device could testify against you

AN Ohio man claimed he was forced into a hasty window escape when his house caught fire...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

British, big brands boycott forces Google to change ad policies

GOOGLE, the primary revenue driver for Alphabet Inc, announced changes to its advertising...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

India ID plan wins World Bank praise but raises fears of Big Brother

A NEW Internet is being built: it has 1.1 billion users, a third of the world wide Web...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

California's embrace of marijuana may face snags

IN THE heart of northern California's wine country, a civil engineer turned...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Amgen discounts cholesterol drug, but payers want more

AMGEN Inc sells its cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha at a discount of about 30 per cent...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Canada Goose vaults Dani Reiss from aspiring writer to millionaire

DANI Reiss had no intention of running a billion-dollar clothing empire when he joined...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Uniqlo betting on speed and customer focus to overtake Zara

UNIQLO owner Fast Retailing Co is betting that speed, both in supplying its stores with...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Uber battles taxis to woo more drivers

THE centre serving drivers of New York's yellow taxis is 280 square metres. The...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Trump endorses plan to remove 30,000 FAA workers from payroll

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump is planning to lop more than 30,000 Federal Aviation...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Why grammar matters: Missing Oxford comma may cost US company millions

A CLASS-ACTION lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Bizarre 'Abegate' affair due to climax in Parliament this week

SOMETHING is "cooking" at the top of Japanese politics and it could come to the...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Hammond dismisses EU condition as a 'negotiating position'

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond dismissed suggestions that the European...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Labour drought in Europe's east as workers go west

A DECADE ago, business was booming for Hungarian construction firm owner Geza Borgulya...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Growth strengthening, but 'wrong' policies could halt it: IMF chief

INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde said global growth...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Post-Fed calm in Treasuries masks a raging bulls-bears debate

THE US Federal Reserve's rate hike is in the rear-view mirror, Treasuries volatility...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Hardline priest's elevation sign Modi is moving towards a Hindu India

A SAFFRON-ROBED Hindu holy man was sworn in on Sunday to lead India's most populous...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Netanyahu's rift with finance minister fuels talk of early Israeli election

A DISPUTE between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his finance minister over...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Shadow banking threatens China's economy, officials warn

THE chairman of China's biggest bank and a senior Chinese insurance regulator issued...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Scottish leader softens stance on possible independence vote timing

SCOTLAND'S First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Sunday softened her stance on the...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Kim killing: KL police hunting more suspects, including an 'important person'

MALAYSIA is pursuing more potential suspects, including at least one "important...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Duterte dismisses threat of ICC trial, says 'brutal' war on drugs to go on

PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday welcomed the prospect of the International...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Thai tourism to food sectors seek halal gold

FROM hotels with segregated swimming pools to jelly made from seaweed instead of pig...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

India hunts hidden cash in corruption blitz

MANSIONS owned by maids, gardeners and drivers until now have aroused little suspicion in...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Ethnic Chinese still grapple with discrimination despite generations in Indonesia

WHEN Willie Sebastian bought a tiny piece of land to build a storage space, government...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Indonesia plans WTO complaint over EU biodiesel duties

INDONESIA plans to file a World Trade Organization (WTO) complaint this month against...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

'America First' Trump play opens door for EU-China trade detente

DONALD Trump is forcingĀ the European Union and China to decide how willing they are to...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

No, Germany doesn't owe America 'vast sums' of money for Nato

FRESH off the heels of a dust-up with Britain, President Donald Trump attacked another...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

US and China agree to work together on North Korea

WITH warm words from Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday, US Secretary of State Rex...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

NY moderates in White House spark infighting and suspicion

OUTSPOKEN, worldly and polished, this coterie of ascendant Manhattan business figures-...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

US rural areas brace for shortage of doctors after visa policy changes

IN Coudersport, Pennsylvania, a town in a mountainous region an hour's drive from...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Trump endorses plan to remove 30,000 FAA workers from payroll

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump is planning to lop more than 30,000 Federal Aviation...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

COMMENTARY

Will it be just a midsummer day's (pipe) dream for Shakespeare?

THERE is comedy, fantasy, romance and farce in William Shakespeare's famous...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry dies at 90

CHUCK Berry, who duck-walked his way into the pantheon of rock 'n' roll...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Welcome move all round

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What do you think about the latest tweaks to the property market...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

YOUNG INVESTORS FORUM

Takeaways from Janet Yellen's press conference

LAST Wednesday, Fed chairman Janet Yellen met the press after announcing a second rate...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

COMMENTARY

Will it be just a midsummer day's (pipe) dream for Shakespeare?

THERE is comedy, fantasy, romance and farce in William Shakespeare's famous...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2017 05:50 AM
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