Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017

TOP STORIES

China Belt & Road: S'pore expected to benefit from regional uplift

SINGAPORE and China pledged on Monday to cooperate on China's infrastructural "...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

PropNex, DWG merge to become largest Singapore property agency

HOMEGROWN property agencies PropNex Realty and Dennis Wee Group (DWG) have agreed to...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore bus maker SC Auto to set up S$30m facility in Myanmar

HOMEGROWN bus manufacturer SC Auto is setting up a S$30 million facility in Yangon,...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

All Asean roads leading to China?

China's Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative comes at a time when Asean is thirsty for...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore, China seek to expedite RCEP trade talks

SINGAPORE and China will do their best to expedite talks on the Regional Comprehensive...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore hiring pace likely to slow down in Q3: survey

THE hiring pace is likely to slow down in the next three months in Singapore - the...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

AccorHotels sees saturation giving it the upper hand

DESPITE a slightly softer start to the year for the Singapore hotel market, AccorHotels...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

First Singaporean woman detained under ISA for radicalism

IN a first for Singapore, a 22-year-old female citizen has been detained under the...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM
QATAR QUANDARY

Companies seen as gainers or losers amid Gulf spat

WITH Qatar increasingly isolated from its Gulf neighbours in an escalating geopolitical...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM
QATAR QUANDARY

Qatar confident of weathering economic blockade: finance minister

QATAR has enough financial firepower to defend its currency and economy, Finance Minister...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

April retail sales up 2.6%

Total retail sales in Singapore rose by 2.6 per cent in April compared to a year ago,...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

High-yielding billion-$ stocks go beyond STI

ALMOST half of Singapore's primary-listed stocks with a capitalisation greater than...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

UK, US political risks pressure stocks

THE local stock market kicked off the week on a soft note, chalking up 169 rises versus...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

While a broad-based recovery in the economy is still gradual, asset reflation and mergers...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar falls ahead of US interest rate decision

THE dollar dipped on Monday on the run-in to Wednesday's decision on US interest...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

IOI and Hongkong Land to jointly develop Central Boulevard site

MALAYSIA-listed IOI Properties is linking up with Hongkong Land for the development and...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Visiting Thai investors get to know more about Singapore property

ABOUT 15 investors from Thailand were in Singapore recently on a familiarisation trip to...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Big boost in land supply not a given for H2

SINGAPORE developers are in a bind when it comes to restocking local residential landbank.
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Ezion agrees to debt-equity swap deal with AusGroup

EZION Holdings will hold 20 per cent of the enlarged share capital of mainboard-listed...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Embattled Noble receives interest for oil business: FT

STRUGGLING commodity trader Noble Group Ltd has been approached by potential buyers for...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Gold edges up on weaker stocks, US dollar ahead of Fed meeting

GOLD inched up on Monday as Asian stocks fell and the US dollar eased ahead of a US...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

High-yielding billion-$ stocks go beyond STI

ALMOST half of Singapore's primary-listed stocks with a capitalisation greater than...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore brands' value up but strength still a concern: study

THE value of top Singapore brands may have grown but concerns remain about their strength...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

SIA: 10 weekly Paris flights during Northern Winter

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) will be increasing its flight frequency to Paris to 10 per week...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

INDEPENDENT auditors of China Taisan Technology from RT LLP have warned of significant...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

UK, US political risks pressure stocks

THE local stock market kicked off the week on a soft note, chalking up 169 rises versus...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

While a broad-based recovery in the economy is still gradual, asset reflation and mergers...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar falls ahead of US interest rate decision

THE dollar dipped on Monday on the run-in to Wednesday's decision on US interest...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

IOI and Hongkong Land to jointly develop Central Boulevard site

MALAYSIA-listed IOI Properties is linking up with Hongkong Land for the development and...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Visiting Thai investors get to know more about Singapore property

ABOUT 15 investors from Thailand were in Singapore recently on a familiarisation trip to...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Big boost in land supply not a given for H2

SINGAPORE developers are in a bind when it comes to restocking local residential landbank.
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

In Detroit, anyone can be a developer

AN urban revival has to start somewhere, and in the case of Detroit, that place has been...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Discord over plan for US Central Park path

"THIS is the path," Theodore Grunewald said after leading the way past the...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

As retail wanes, mall tenants want shorter leases

AS if malls didn't have enough problems, count one more: retailers looking to slash...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Chinese efforts to stem housing bubble show promise

AMONG the biggest fears for investors globally is the health of China's real estate...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Draw of Art Basel extends to financiers

FOR a few days each June, the epicentre of the art trade shifts from New York to Basel, a...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Investors should brace for rocky market summer: US bank analysts

WITH stocks remaining near record highs and bond yields lingering below historical...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

India's central bank takes the spice out of Masala bonds

NEW guidelines on offshore rupee bonds will put the brakes on the growth of India's...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Short-selling banned on Spain's Liberbank to stem market contagion

MARKET regulators prohibited short-selling on Spanish lender Liberbank SA after its...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Danish hedge fund delivers 19% return by betting only on safest bonds

THE best returns are not in the riskiest stocks but in the least risky bonds. But you can...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Japanese natural gas buyers seek better deals from Qatar

AS QATAR grapples with deepening diplomatic isolation, Japanese liquefied natural gas (...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Gas shortages put at risk ambitious push to expand Pakistan's forests

EACH winter, a familiar sight crops up in Islamabad and the nearby bustling city of...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

China coal giant awaits Rio Tinto's response to Glencore's rival offer

CHINA'S Yanzhou Coal Mining Co is holding fire on a counter-offer for Rio Tinto...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

USDA puts off corn harvest adjustments despite weather problems

A LATE start to corn planting, excessive rains in some key production areas and parched...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Uber shakes up leadership, puts CEO on leave

UBER's board of directors shook up the company's leadership on Sunday in an...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Egypt's demand for ride-sharing data puts Uber and rivals in a fix

AS Uber sought this year to expand in Egypt, one of the most competitive ride-sharing...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

End of an era: Yahoo to ink sale of core Internet operations

MARISSA Mayer was hailed as Yahoo's savior when she took charge of the pioneering...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Ban on Wikipedia leaves Turks fretting as censorship intensifies under Erdogan

BARIS Dede, a game design student, had a question: how easily did Viking longboats glide...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

European grocery rivalry expands to US as Aldi, Lidl bulk up

A DECADES-LONG supermarket battle in Europe is moving to the US, adding to the...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Brazil's Natura set to buy Body Shop in 1b euro deal

NATURA Cosmeticos SA entered exclusive talks to acquire British makeup seller Body Shop...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Microsoft challenges Sony with powerful Xbox One X

MICROSOFT on Sunday unveiled Xbox One X - billing it as the most powerful video console...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Pharma helps foot bill for US$750,000 drug, but seeks personal medical info in return

KRISTEN Lasko cried tears of relief in late December when she read online that an...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Ezion agrees to debt-equity swap deal with AusGroup

EZION Holdings will hold 20 per cent of the enlarged share capital of mainboard-listed...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

SIA: 10 weekly Paris flights during Northern Winter

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) will be increasing its flight frequency to Paris to 10 per week...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Firms see big bucks in upgrade of US ATC system

INSIDE the control tower at John F Kennedy International Airport, air traffic controllers...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Qatar Airways' profit up 22% on long-haul routes, expanded fleet

QATAR Airways, whose state owner has been blockaded by neighbouring Gulf countries,...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Gulf crisis threatens Qatar Airways transit business: analysts

QATAR Airways has made Doha a global hub in just a few years, but barring it from Gulf...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Takata recommends re-electing board as search for rescue deal drags on

JAPAN'S Takata Corp, the airbag maker at the centre of world's largest vehicle...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

VW may rehire Opel CEO to head Audi: source

CARMAKER Volkswagen is looking at rehiring the chief executive of General Motors'...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Firms see big bucks in upgrade of US ATC system

INSIDE the control tower at John F Kennedy International Airport, air traffic controllers...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Gulf crisis threatens Qatar Airways transit business: analysts

QATAR Airways has made Doha a global hub in just a few years, but barring it from Gulf...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Hong Kong cosies up to Shenzhen in border swamp to lure startups

IT'S the story of an obscure fishing community that was afforded special trading...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Preparing for Brexit, Britons face economic pinch at home

RIGHT about now, Eddie Stamton, a construction worker, would normally be making...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Cooling food prices send India's inflation to its lowest since 2012

INDIA'S retail inflation eased to the lowest level in at least five years in May on...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Pioneers to get S$180m in Medisave top-ups this year

ABOUT S$180 million in Medisave top-ups will be disbursed to Singaporeans aged 68 and...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Japan's core machinery orders fall more than forecast

JAPAN'S core machinery orders fell more than expected in April, casting doubt on the...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Low turnout a concern as Macron heads for big majority

FRENCH voters have put President Emmanuel Macron's party on course for a crushing...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

France refuses to compromise on Basel deal

GLOBAL bank regulators have been toiling for a decade on capital rules intended to help...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

China holds firm to its US$5t anchor as Fed, ECB seek exit

INVESTORS who fret about when and how global central banks will run down their crisis-era...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Talented teen golfers do Singapore proud

THERE are many aspects of golf that one has to put together to be a good player.
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Dear Evan Hansen wins best musical, Oslo wins best play

DEAR Evan Hansen, a daringly unflinching exploration of loss, lies and loneliness in a...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

SME

Seaming progress to an old trade

A QUICK look into the windows of CYC Custom Shop shows a bright and modern store, but a...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Five customs tips on growing a business beyond Singapore

ONCE businesses have established themselves in Singapore, the next phase of growth is...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Big boost in land supply not a given for H2

SINGAPORE developers are in a bind when it comes to restocking local residential landbank.
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

And now, the battle to save Britain (from Brexit)

REJOICE! Rejoice! The battle of Downing Street is over. Now the battle for Britain begins...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

'Brexit means Brexit' may be off the table but that's no bad thing

AFTER what even members of her own Conservative party described as a shambolic campaign,...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Beijing should return to Deng's 'one country, two systems'

TWENTY years ago, on July 1, 1997, Britain turned Hong Kong over to China under the Sino-...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Macron can redraw France's political map

MANY commentators have described Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Bottom-up governance is the way to go to fight climate change

WHEN I lived in the US some years back, I just loved watching The Weather Channel on...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Tapping big data for a smarter public transport system

PUBLIC transport plays a pivotal role in the daily lives of Singaporeans. The vast...
PUBLISHED Jun 13, 2017 05:50 AM
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