Saturday, Jun 17, 2017

TOP STORIES

Coffee under threat

COFFEE lovers usually know exactly how they want their caffeine delivered, whether as a...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Quay to Success

THERE are no restrictions on age when it comes to thinking big or making a name for...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Non-oil exports down for second month running

SINGAPORE'S non-oil domestic exports (NODX) fell year on year in May for the second...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

US$30m worth of 1MDB funds used to buy jewellery: US lawsuit

NEARLY US$30 million of funds stolen from scandal-hit 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Lee family feud - a test of Singapore's political maturity

IF the letter of Lee Kuan Yew's final will is not honoured, at least its spirit...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Lasting impressions from a visit to a mighty man's home

NOT many people have been inside Mr Lee Kuan Yew's bedroom...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS 2017

Group picks up application forms for 'potential' Istana candidate

THE race to become Singapore's next President took on a fresh twist on Friday, as a...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Asia to reach peak coal by mid-2020s

PEAK coal is in sight in Asia - the region long seen as the main demand centre for the...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

MUFG, Japan's largest bank, prepares most dramatic staff reduction

JAPAN'S biggest bank is set to undergo the most dramatic reduction in headcount...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Traditional F&B businesses, disruptive startups get together

IMPECCABLE robot-cooked omelettes, exotic vending-machine cuisines and freshly-roasted...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

BOJ upbeat about economy but cautious on monetary policy

THE Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Friday reported modestly rising optimism over the state of the...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

HRnetGroup rises above IPO price on debut

THE counter of homegrown recruitment agency HRnetGroup rose as much as 6.7 per cent to S$...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Bond strategists mull over possible 'policy error'

A DAY after the Federal Reserve's third rate-hike in six months, fixed-income...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Cost management lifts Top Glove in difficult third quarter

IMPROVEMENTS in its manufacturing process with the aim of managing costs gave a lift to...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

HRnetGroup rises above IPO price on debut

THE counter of homegrown recruitment agency HRnetGroup rose as much as 6.7 per cent to S$...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Hiap Hoe ventures into UK hospitality sector with £26m hotel purchase

IN ITS first foray into the UK hospitality sector, construction and property group Hiap...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Vanke said to be in talks to join China group bidding for GLP

CHINA Vanke Co, a logistics partner of Blackstone Group LP in China, is in talks to join...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Asia to see firm growth this year as global trade recovers: economist

ASIA'S economic growth is forecast to remain resilient in both 2017 and 2018,...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Lotte Chemical Titan to raise RM5.9 billion in IPO

SCHEDULED for a July debut on Bursa Malaysia, the initial public offering of Lotte...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Indosuez Wealth Management in talks to buy CIC's private banking business in S'pore, HK

INDOSUEZ Wealth Management, the private banking arm of Credit Agricole, France's...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Darco Water selling full stake in Taiwan unit, buying 12% in China firm

DARCO Water Technologies, a water treatment firm, on Friday said it would sell its full...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

China's fledgling securitisation market showing signs of risk

AS CHINA struggles to wean its economy off excessive debt, its fledgling securitisation...
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Corporate digest

THE Americas subsidiary of Olam has priced a follow-on US$170 million issuance of five-...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI weakens 0.7% over the week in cautious trading

A FALL in oil prices, an expected US interest rate hike and news that US President Donald...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

While Singapore's growth outlook is sanguine with 2.8 per cent GDP (gross domestic...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Hiap Hoe ventures into UK hospitality sector with £26m hotel purchase

IN ITS first foray into the UK hospitality sector, construction and property group Hiap...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

San Francisco residents flee city's pricey homes for Sacramento

AS the cost of daily life tests the bounds of gravity in San Francisco, a beneficiary has...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore housing market buzzes with return of en bloc sales

CHALK up another sign Singapore's housing market is recovering: redevelopment deals...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Home Capital, Canadian regulator settle allegations of misleading shareholders

HOME Capital Group Inc and three former executives agreed to pay more than C$30 million (...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Ready for a Tesla-sized apartment? In Hong Kong, it's about US$500K

FANCY an apartment the size of a Tesla Model X?
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Indosuez Wealth Management in talks to buy CIC's private banking business in S'pore, HK

INDOSUEZ Wealth Management, the private banking arm of Credit Agricole, France's...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Bond strategists mull over possible 'policy error'

A DAY after the Federal Reserve's third rate-hike in six months, fixed-income...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Don't underestimate US expansion: it's headed for a record

THIS US expansion may be moving like a tortoise, but it's on its way to win the race...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

DISRUPTED

Share your woes with Woebot

THIS week, when a dear relative of mine was abruptly hospitalised, I found solace in an...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Don't underestimate US expansion: it's headed for a record

THIS US expansion may be moving like a tortoise, but it's on its way to win the race...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

Americans should tackle gun control now

WHEN a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, everyone in...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE BROAD VIEW

One of the world's great cheeses might be going extinct

ON the face of it, Camembert doesn't seem like an endangered species. ...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BROAD VIEW

Americans should tackle gun control now

WHEN a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, everyone in...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BROAD VIEW

Pity the fathers who leave their children

MILLIONS of poor children and teenagers grow up without their biological father, and...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM
THE FINISH LINE

Finn ready to slay demons in Singapore

BEING a professional wrestler these days is more than just donning a pair of colourful...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

I abhor queuing, but I did at Palace

I AM older now, but even when I wasn't, I abhorred a queue. Time is finite, and...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM
SASS AND THE CITY

So you want to be sexist about Wonder Woman?

HE was, of course, not pleased. Incensed. The Man had drawn the rare short straw to watch...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM
DISRUPTED

Share your woes with Woebot

THIS week, when a dear relative of mine was abruptly hospitalised, I found solace in an...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM
MUSIC TO MY EARS

Sonic marvels

THE world of solo guitar tends to be dominated by electric rock players who can pump out...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM
CUBICLE FILES

Singled out at work

AS WORKPLACES get more "family friendly" in Singapore, it is not unheard of for...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Danger signs for Asia

TWENTY years ago, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was in the headlines almost every...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Bond strategists mull over possible 'policy error'

A DAY after the Federal Reserve's third rate-hike in six months, fixed-income...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Pimco advises investors to bank on Australian Dream nations

THE year-and-a-half bull run in emerging markets will end at some point, and Pacific...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

The economics of populism

THE populist phenomenon has grabbed headlines since last year, but unlike many political...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Don't underestimate US expansion: it's headed for a record

THIS US expansion may be moving like a tortoise, but it's on its way to win the race...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore housing market buzzes with return of en bloc sales

CHALK up another sign Singapore's housing market is recovering: redevelopment deals...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Home Capital, Canadian regulator settle allegations of misleading shareholders

HOME Capital Group Inc and three former executives agreed to pay more than C$30 million (...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

INSIDE VIEW

A house divided

A major political shockwave, arguably the biggest in years, slammed into an unsuspecting...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM
CUBICLE FILES

Singled out at work

AS WORKPLACES get more "family friendly" in Singapore, it is not unheard of for...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Quay to Success

THERE are no restrictions on age when it comes to thinking big or making a name for...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Designer Sound

French luxury brand Dior Homme unveils a progressive collaboration with German audio...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Plastic Fantastic

Prolific Japanese design firm, nendo, is changing how we perceive a sofa or chair. It...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Smoke Screen

Cigarettes After Sex released their debut EP five years ago but nobody had heard of them...
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Show me the dough

It wasn't so long ago that a craving for pizza led us to the conclusion that good...
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Alert the public

If there is one man that can shake up the hospitality industry, it's Ian Schrager...
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Mile High Jinks

Boeing Boeing is back with a brand new director and cast.
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Weekend interview: Lai Shanru

Block 71 may not have the same global cachet as say, Area 51 or even Taipei 101, but this...
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Renegade renaissance

Jeep is the iconic American brand best known for its ruggedness. So it may come as a...
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Weekend drive

Too many expensive cars, too little carpark space to keep them all. So what did a car...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Veggie Might

IF you're a meat-eater who dreads dining out with vegetarians, it's because the...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Into the light

For decades, the owners of an intermediate terrace house off Orange Grove Road lived with...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Going ape

Perhaps it's because we share 95% of our DNA with them. Or maybe it's due to...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Dwelling on change

The Sea-Dweller is said to be the least popular among Rolex's sports watches. Yet...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Best face forward

Advanced technology has produced such good results in cosmetic procedures that even men...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Bagging Rights

A luxury handbag is a rite of passage for every woman. From the celebratory purchase with...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Changi Revisited

For all its hi-tech wizardry and First World accoutrements, Singapore is very much a...
PUBLISHED Jun 17, 2017 05:50 AM

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