Monday, Apr 17, 2017

TOP STORIES

Singapore aims to house the most globally competitive plants

SINGAPORE has a vision: That is all factories housed in the Republic will be the most...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

IE S'pore helping local firms build infrastructure value chain potential

SINGAPORE'S construction and infrastructure companies need to change their business...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

PBA Group remains as lean and fast as a startup

FROM distributing mechanical and automation products to now manufacturing its own...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

SMEs eye advanced manufacturing with curiosity and caution

SMALL and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore are still eyeing advanced...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Need to fight for survival makes Israel the hotbed for innovation

IT was a gloriously beautiful spring morning in Israel, and a tech crowd had gathered on...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM
YUM CHA

Keeping the 'ding dings' ringing

THEY'RE difficult to miss - narrow double-deck carriages standing elegantly tall...
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MONDAY MULTIPLE

Five stocks of the fascinating sixth letter

DON'T giggle. A number of intriguing stocks I own or track on the Singapore Exchange...
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COMPANY OF GOOD

Staff drive Shell Singapore's social investment efforts

OIL and gas giant Shell is easily one of the most recognisable brands in the world. For...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

WALL STREET INSIGHT

More volatility for Wall Street this week

US STOCKS lost ground last week as strong bank earnings failed to deflect attention from...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Trendlines to deepen presence in Singapore

THE Trendlines Group - the Israel-based, Catalist-listed startup incubator that invents,...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM
INSIDE MARKETS

Values of director buying, selling rise

THE buying rose for the first time in the past three weeks while the selling among...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Making sense of Trump's U-turns

LAST week's column discussed the likelihood that markets would trade within narrow...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMODITIES

Cocoa hits one-month lows, white sugar falls in volatile trade

REFINED sugar futures retreated on Thursday after a day of volatile, expiry-driven trade...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US$ set for weekly losses on N Korea tensions

THE dollar nursed losses on Friday, on track for a losing week as continuing tensions in...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM
WARRANTS A LOOK

Investing in Quality via SGX's new index

THIS week's feature is not a warrant, nor is it a derivative in the accepted sense...
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UOB draws US$600m investments into Myanmar since May 2015

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) said it has helped to attract more than US$600 million of...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Tee Land unit sells Sydney hotel for A$32m

TEE Land said an indirect 55 per cent owned subsidiary entered into a contract to sell...
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REAL ESTATE

Woodlands set to become 'star destination'

WOODLANDS will offer close to 10,000 new housing units in addition to a new business hub...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

US cities shelving plans for more self-storage buildings

SALLY Lesser really needs a bigger apartment. Instead, she has a storage unit.
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Hacking group claims America's NSA infiltrated Mid-East banking system

FOR the past few months, an elite hacking group calling itself the Shadow Brokers has...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

George Soros sued by fellow billionaire in US$10b mine brawl

COMPANIES controlled by Israeli mining magnate Beny Steinmetz sued fellow billionaire...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Russian funds seeking higher returns from Croatian firm's distressed debt

RUSSIAN investors are taking the global hunt for yield to the extreme.
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Solar, wind investment prospects look good in coal & oil moment

INVESTMENTS in alternative energy such as wind and solar power have not performed well in...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Danish firm wins offshore wind deals, sans govt subsidy

EUROPEAN governments have spent large sums of money in recent years subsidising giant...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Beijing warns steelmakers of 'year of attack' on overcapacity

CHINA'S steel mills need to prepare for an even tougher assault on overcapacity this...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Bankers' fading fear of oil lending is boon for shale

WALL Street banks' growing optimism about the energy industry is the latest boost...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

TOPLINE

Trendlines to deepen presence in Singapore

THE Trendlines Group - the Israel-based, Catalist-listed startup incubator that invents,...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

China tech giant's American dream awakes to harsh reality

AN ambitious Chinese technology giant with a French-sounding name burst into the US last...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM
OBITUARY

Robert Taylor, innovator who shaped modern computing, dies

LIKE many inventions, the Internet was the work of many inventors. But perhaps no one...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

While some robots learn to deliver pizza, others are saving lives

WHILE Silicon Valley touts new robots that will greet you at the airport, deliver Cheetos...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Italy's wine producers lagging in fight for sales in China

ON paper it seems as obvious a pairing as a glass of spicy Gewurztraminer with crispy...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

A boring business Warren Buffett would love

BILLIONAIRE investor Warren Buffett is known to love being in boring businesses like...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

United, Pepsi consumer outrage forces brands to respect social media

WHEN Jason Marker, the new chief executive of the company that owns Carl's Jr and...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Bihar's alcohol ban succeeds as village women take matters into their hands

DOZENS of women brandishing brooms swooped down on a straw house in this village on a...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Refurbs and rental planes in vogue in China

CHINA'S rich are foregoing fancy new private jets in favour of second-hand planes or...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Boeing's largest 737 Max takes flight amid headwinds from Airbus

BOEING'S newest and largest 737 Max gunned down the runway and soared over the shore...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Global carmakers converge on China as rare slowdown looms

GLOBAL carmakers converge on China for the Shanghai motor show this week, with the...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

National Mall to stop being free parking zone; meters coming

ALMOST every day, someone wins cash in the lottery, and other people do almost as well in...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

WALL STREET INSIGHT

More volatility for Wall Street this week

US STOCKS lost ground last week as strong bank earnings failed to deflect attention from...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Investors nervous ahead of unpredictable French election

GLOBAL investors are nervous about the euro, and the French economy, bonds and shares...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

In farewell speech, Fed's Tarullo offers fixes on bank regulation

MUCH to the relief of Wall Street executives, who feared and hated him in equal measure,...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump: Pillars of family-driven West Wing

ONE has an office down the hall from the president in the White House; the other just...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Referendum inflames concerns over Turkey's deep reach in Germany

THE impressive Islamic complex here, Germany's largest, boasts towering minarets and...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Turkish farmers suffer Putin's wrath over Syria

ALONG a fertile stretch of the north-eastern Mediterranean, row after row of once-plump...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Protesters across the US call on Trump to release his taxes

SOME wore shirts with an image of President Donald Trump as the Monopoly mascot hauling a...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

South Asian economies could gain from globalisation backlash: World Bank

LED by India, South Asia is well on track to maintain and strengthen its position as the...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Tears and cheers greet China's new economic zone

BUSINESS owner Hu Weibing weeps at the prospect of losing everything, including his home...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

N Korean missile 'blows up' on Sunday's test launch

A NORTH Korean missile "blew up almost immediately" on its test launch on...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Bihar's alcohol ban succeeds as village women take matters into their hands

DOZENS of women brandishing brooms swooped down on a straw house in this village on a...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Japan facing internal economic threats as external security risks loom

WITH tensions rising rapidly over North Korea, what is seen as an imminent physical...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Japan's frugal households offer no respite for BOJ, retailers

NARUHITO Nogami, a 37-year-old systems engineer in Tokyo, drives to discount stores on...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Steel net to be built along Golden Gate Bridge to deter suicides

THE Golden Gate Bridge is among the most photographed bridges in the world, recognised...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Maureen Chiquet's move from Chanel to self-empowerment

ON the first floor of Maureen Chiquet's sprawling home here - past the Kiki Smith...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Modern life intrudes on Ethiopia's ancient salt trade

EVERY morning, hundreds of men converge on a dry lakebed in a remote corner of Ethiopia,...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

A gym where Comic-Con is the reigning spirit

THE first sign of what is to come at Nerdstrong Gym in North Hollywood is the red welcome...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Fighting fake news

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How might society combat the rise of fake news? What can...
PUBLISHED Apr 17, 2017 05:50 AM
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