Monday, Jun 19, 2017

TOP STORIES

More local law firms willing to take in trainees, but without pay

FOLLOWING the glut of law graduates in Singapore, more local law firms are taking in...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

E-sports brand Razer eyeing expansion in Chinese market

LEADING global gaming lifestyle brand Razer is eyeing expansion in the Chinese market and...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Asia's theme park hunger prompts AECOM to offer new service

ASIA is getting more serious about having fun, and that's prompting multinational...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Catering Solutions taps strengths of both sides of Causeway

SINGAPORE institutional caterer Catering Solutions has been tapping the strengths of both...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Volatility in risky US tech stocks may persist this week

THIS week could see the volatility continue as investors' doubts about valuations,...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM
YUM CHA

Will another former city leader in HK fall from grace?

HONG Kong's embattled chief executive Leung Chun-ying might be secretly thanking the...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Bangladesh energy producer Summit Power to list on SGX by 2018

BANGLADESH'S largest independent energy producer Summit Power Group is aiming to...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

EU begins Brexit negotiations with a British government in crisis

A WELL prepared and experienced European Union (EU) team begins Brexit negotiations today...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Dr Lee calls Shanmugam's comments 'absurd'

THE late prime minister Lee Kuan Yew's daughter described Law Minister K Shanmugam...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

WARRANTS A LOOK

Lifebrandz's warrants - new and interesting

BRAND development and management firm Lifebrandz was in the news last week after its...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Greenback falls on weaker-than-forecast data

THE dollar fell broadly on Friday after weaker-than-forecast data on housing and consumer...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

A startup life, for these two fund managers

IN humble digs at the Regus business centre at Suntec City Tower 2 sit two fund managers...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

GE CEO Immelt leaves US$31b pension shortfall for successor

IT'S a problem that Jeffrey Immelt largely ignored as he tried to appease General...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

New Nestle CEO moves to sell US sweets brands

NESTLE'S new chief executive officer is putting the world's biggest food...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM
WARRANTS A LOOK

Lifebrandz's warrants - new and interesting

BRAND development and management firm Lifebrandz was in the news last week after its...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Reddit raising funds valuing company at US$1.7b: sources

REDDIT is one of the few relics of the mid-2000s Internet that has not only survived but...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Computer programs keep buying in a quant's stock market

THAT money you see sloshing around in the US stock market, it belongs to the robots.
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

IHC given court approval to amend pleadings in Crest lawsuits

THE High Court has granted medical property developer International Healthway Corporation...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Macro data, MSCI review on investors' radar this week

CENTRAL bank meetings in the Asia-Pacific region (no surprises expected), a slew of macro...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMODITIES

Hedge funds, money managers cut bullish bets on US crude

HEDGE funds and money managers cut bullish wagers on US crude oil for the first time in...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Greenback falls on weaker-than-forecast data

THE dollar fell broadly on Friday after weaker-than-forecast data on housing and consumer...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Buybacks steady while director buying to selling ratio is 5:1

THE five sessions spanning June 9 to June 15 saw the STI decline 0.7 per cent which...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

COMMENTARY

China's skyscraper age is likely coming to an end

AT more than 2,000 feet (610 metres), Shanghai Tower is the world's second-tallest...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Crowdsourced maps in Africa are going where Google does not

IN Benin's economic capital of Cotonou, as in many other African cities, finding a...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Chinese bankers flock to HK even as lay-offs lead to exodus of expats

A FLOOD of Chinese bankers is changing the social fabric of Hong Kong, as they rapidly...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Middle East gas producer's bid to void debt baffles analysts

A DECISION by a Middle Eastern gas producer to declare its own Syariah-compliant bonds...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Nordic banks losing appeal as investment target, says asset manager

NORDIC banks, long considered among the safest in the world, are losing their appeal as...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

COMMENTARY

Energy markets can get through blockade against Qatar

THE blockade against Qatar is undoubtedly causing difficulties for the citizens of the...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

India said to plan gold policy revamp for US$19b sector

INDIA, which vies with China as the top consumer of bullion, is working on new policies...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Norway goes green at home, but goes the opposite way abroad

ON an unseasonably warm day in May, Norway's climate minister, Vidar Helgesen,...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Artificial intelligence will be key to the coming health revolution

YOUR next doctor could very well be a bot. And bots, or automated programs, are likely to...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Senegal's corner shops go digital to track trade

CORNER shops, markets and street traders are still the traditional way most Senegalese do...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Expect a long wait for widespread adoption of virtual reality

AT the Electronic Entertainment Expo, all seemed right for virtual reality. Players were...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Telecom Italia to pursue broadband plans despite government objections

TELECOM Italia will go ahead with plans to roll out an ultrafast broadband network in...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Australia fires salvo in war on food waste

AUSTRALIA'S first recycled supermarket is giving food destined for landfills a...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

China 'backyard' pig farmers squeezed as sector scales up

WALKING through swarms of flies at his piggery on the outskirts of Beijing, Liu Jin shows...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Amazon set to cut staff, prices at Whole Foods Market

WHEN Amazon.com Inc completes its acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc, chief executive...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

In dreaming big, Togo's 'Bread King' rises up

CLAD in the apron of his trade, Bonaventure Boma chides employees while they take...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Soap-recycling programme making positive impact in Haiti

A HAITIAN programme to recycle used soap bars from luxury hotels has proven a win-win-win...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

American Airlines chief seeking Wall Street buy-in

THIS should be a great time to run the world's largest airline. Profits are fat,...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Le Mans provides ideal testing ground for car technology

"WIN on Sunday, sell on Monday" is a car-racing adage. In the early days of...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Boeing said to be close to US$5b deal with 2 Asian carriers

BOEING Co is closing in on about US$5 billion in orders from two Asian carriers for its...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

MAS, Airbus unable to agree on price for A330neos

MALAYSIA Airlines Bhd (MAS) has held discussions with Airbus SE about the purchase of...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

GE sees 'tremendous' opportunities in Middle East, Africa across sectors

GENERAL Electric Co (GE) is looking at opportunities to invest in transportation in the...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Macron eyes next stage in revolution in Parliament vote

FRENCH voters went to the polls on Sunday in a parliamentary election set to hand a...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

French mayor arrested over clash with right-winger

A 55-year-old village mayor was arrested on Saturday for allegedly attacking a prominent...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

China-backed AIIB touts growth, sustainability

LEADERS of the China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank touted its growing...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Abe's support slumps amid doubts about proposal to set up vet school

SUPPORT for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe slumped more than 10 points to 44.9 per...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

After fire, May's govt says it will act to protect Britons

BRITAIN will act on any recommendations from a probe into a fire that ripped through an...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Indonesia deploys Sukhoi jets to guard against fleeing militants

INDONESIA has deployed Sukhoi fighters at a base in northern Borneo to beef up security...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Maute brothers turning Marawi into new destination for jihad

TWENTY years after obtaining Christian educations, Muslim brothers Omarkhayam and...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Fed's exit from low interest rates leaves room to be flexible

HOW will an emergency monetary policy implemented to deal with the financial crisis...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Ireland's new finance minister to review 'rainy day fund'

IRELAND will review plans laid out last year to establish a contingency reserve by...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

US poll on immigration shows rural-urban split and similarities

AN insurance salesman in rural Louisiana worries that immigration will sink the United...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Work for Trump's White House? No thanks

THE array of legal and political threats hanging over the Trump presidency have...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Trump's Gulf business ties raise questions about appearance of conflict

PRESIDENT Donald Trump has done business with royals from Saudi Arabia for at least 20...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Old Europe suddenly seems new again

THE contrast could not be more stark. Theresa May, the British prime minister, presides...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

EU set to rule out state aid for Veneto banks: report

THE European Commission will tell Italy in coming days it cannot use direct state support...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

UFC delivered its A-game in Singapore

THE Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) freshman appearance in Singapore back in...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Lesson to be learnt from Messi's absence

THERE were hundreds of Lionel Messis around the National Stadium in Kallang last week...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

US billionaire brings Dutch painters to China's masses

STANDING in a dimly-lit gallery space in China's National Museum, the owner of the...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Dealing with the Brexit affair

THIS WEEK’S TOPIC: As a business leader, how has the result of the UK election changed...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

STOCKS

Macro data, MSCI review on investors' radar this week

CENTRAL bank meetings in the Asia-Pacific region (no surprises expected), a slew of macro...
PUBLISHED Jun 19, 2017 05:50 AM
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