Saturday, Apr 15, 2017

TOP STORIES

Oh Brother, Big Data

WALLS are popular these days, and Andreas Weigend knows all about them. In 1949, the East...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Dinner Is Served

You might think Lynnette Seah has already done it all. She's an acclaimed violinist...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM
LATEST US DATA

Retail sales, consumer prices slump in March

US retail sales fell for a second straight month in March and consumer prices dropped for...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Maserati 'final sale' on before new dealer takes over

HONG Seh Motors' clearance of its Maserati stock is moving along smoothly, says the...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Spackman Entertainment chief in cross-border legal battle

CHARLES Spackman, the Hong-Kong-based executive chairman and chief executive officer of...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Who is Charles Spackman?

A WEALTHY businessman overseeing an international empire, a prominent Harvard alumnus, a...
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Global Chinese-sauce firm Lee Kum Kee to expand in S-E Asia

AFTER more than a century climbing to and holding its position as one of the largest...
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Singapore has 7th largest mid to large-sized private jet fleet in Asia-Pacific region

SINGAPORE boasts the seventh-largest fleet of mid to large-cabin private jets in the Asia...
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Investors flee to safe havens amid geopolitical tensions

INVESTORS' risk aversion was evident this week as geopolitical tensions sent new...
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Japan goes into panic buying of chips at S$16 a packet after harvest crunch

DEMAND for potato chips has surged in Japan this week, with products on offer for six...
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Credit Suisse execs take bonus cuts of 40% after outcry

CREDIT Suisse's chief and other top executives offered on Friday to have their...
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Opec has to stick to agreed production cuts to keep oil prices steady

OIL traders are hoping that Opec will continue with agreed production cuts at the coming...
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Toshiba loses access to unit's cash after hedge fund sues

TOSHIBA Corp lost access to one of its subsidiary's funds after hedge fund Oasis...
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STOCKS

Traders go against the grain to gluten-free produce for profits

THERE'S so little money in buying and selling wheat, corn and soybeans these days...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Geo Energy optimistic about prospects after restructuring

HAVING restructured its business to focus on mine ownership rather than mining services,...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Saudi banks, bin Laden firms face US$4.2b US lawsuit by 9/11 insurers

MORE than two dozen US insurers affiliated with Travelers Cos have sued two Saudi banks,...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

EC World Reit riding e-commerce boom

ASK Alvin Cheng to define his management philosophy, and he will tell you it's all...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Traders go against the grain to gluten-free produce for profits

THERE'S so little money in buying and selling wheat, corn and soybeans these days...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

SP Setia seeks expansion through I&P buy

SP Setia has proposed to acquire developer I&P Group Sdn Bhd from Permodalan Nasional...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Hainan acts to clamp down on property speculation

CHINA'S southern island province of Hainan has drawn up measures to clamp down on...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Toronto-based CIBC to move to new HQ after almost a century

CANADIAN Imperial Bank of Commerce is moving to new headquarters after almost a century...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

JPMorgan seeks to regain its footing in US mortgage market

AFTER having to stomach US$31 billion worth of mortgage-related legal settlements with US...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

INSIDE VIEW

United Airlines, Public Enemy Number One

The last few days were certainly rather eventful. Domestically, the long-running City...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Plumping for a pink pump, to pursue a new path

LAST week, Hillary Clinton made news for an appearance at the Women in the World Summit,...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM
SASS AND THE CITY

Chow Yun Fat GIFs a better tomorrow

CHOW Yun Fat is a GIF. And that was not a typo. Though, no doubt, the Hong Kong actor is...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM
CUBICLE FILES

Help! I'm a permanent temp

A FRIEND of mine recently got promoted after working in her company for about a year and...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM
GEAR HEAD

Just take my money, Massdrop

HAVE you ever found yourself on the internet, browsing through countless sites with...
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GOLF

From whiner to winner

AS the shadows grew longer at twilight time at Augusta last Sunday and dawn cracked to...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM
GOLF

SICC's charity drive to benefit elderly, children, disabled

WHAT started out as a casual collection for the underprivileged back in 1972 has grown...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

DINING OUT

Dinner, Theatre, Discounts

Marina Bay Sands has launched new packages for those who want a great night out without...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

The conservative banker

MAYBANK'S group president and CEO, Abdul Farid Alias, does not come across as your...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Upward mobility in Maybank

MERITOCRACY and diversity flourish in Maybank. It's a culture that serves the group...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Saudi banks, bin Laden firms face US$4.2b US lawsuit by 9/11 insurers

MORE than two dozen US insurers affiliated with Travelers Cos have sued two Saudi banks,...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

EC World Reit riding e-commerce boom

ASK Alvin Cheng to define his management philosophy, and he will tell you it's all...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Traders go against the grain to gluten-free produce for profits

THERE'S so little money in buying and selling wheat, corn and soybeans these days...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Manulife AM seeks unique solutions to address income gap in retirement

A LOOMING retirement income gap in Asia is driving Manulife Asset Management (AM) towards...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Bill Gross says stocks, other assets priced at unrealistic levels

STOCKS and other assets are priced at unrealistic levels based on the outlook for global...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Ford Foundation - an unlikely convert to social impact investing

PETER A Nadosy is a pillar of the Wall Street establishment - he spent 27 years at Morgan...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Strong performance for most asset classes in Q1 2017

MARCH started off on a soft note for global markets, with some worries pertaining to...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

INSIDE VIEW

United Airlines, Public Enemy Number One

The last few days were certainly rather eventful. Domestically, the long-running City...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BROAD VIEW

How to stand up to Trump and win

AFTER President Donald Trump's election, a wave of furious opposition erupted. It...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM
SATURDAY SOAPBOX

Don't stint on food for shareholders at AGMs

IT'S that time of the year again when listed companies hold their annual general...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BROAD VIEW

Why 'sorry' is still the hardest word

I'M sorry. Two simple words, not so simply said. On Wednesday, the public...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM
SASS AND THE CITY

Chow Yun Fat GIFs a better tomorrow

CHOW Yun Fat is a GIF. And that was not a typo. Though, no doubt, the Hong Kong actor is...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM
CUBICLE FILES

Help! I'm a permanent temp

A FRIEND of mine recently got promoted after working in her company for about a year and...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Dinner Is Served

You might think Lynnette Seah has already done it all. She's an acclaimed violinist...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM
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A W!ld Time

Theatre company W!ld Rice gives a fabulously local spin to the French comedy classic La...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

My favourite album

"Gregory Porter is the new Nat King Cole. His baritone voice is soulful and velvety...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

DineNow

The all-day dining joint Gemmills still boasts the same cosy vibe, but now with a...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Dinner, Theatre, Discounts

Marina Bay Sands has launched new packages for those who want a great night out without...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Game for a peek?

It will be another three months before the next season of Game of Thrones kicks off. In...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

My weekend

I teach most Saturdays at The Kitchen Society, a small cooking school on Kim Yam Road, so...
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Gabrielle Tay

In 2015, Singaporean Gabrielle Tay saw the 21st century's worst refugee crisis in...
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For variety

It's a party trick that never gets old - a metal ring in the instrument binnacle...
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4 fun

There's a scene in the movie Trading Places where a character in a fine dining...
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Olden & Golden

ARCHITECT Leong Hon Kit moved his office, Wynk Collaborative, to Golden Mile Complex in...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Living Large in Black and White

Most people dream about living in Singapore's black-and-white houses, and this...
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Aes-TECH-tics

A gel is applied to the face, followed by a heated applicator that should immediately...
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Smart & Sporty

Here's something you don't see on many smart watches: a Swiss Made tag...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Fuss-free Duty-free

Gone are the days when travelling was a straightforward experience. Instead, the modern...
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Hatched, Batched and Dispatched

BRUNCH just wouldn’t be the same without eggs. Scrambled, fried, poached, hard-boiled –...
PUBLISHED Apr 15, 2017 05:50 AM
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