Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017

TOP STORIES

Temasek's one-year returns hit 13% but current high valuations a concern

ROBUST stock markets may have carried Temasek Holdings' investments to 13 per cent...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Value of global M&As up on mega deals

The value of mergers and acquisition (M&A) deals around the world has grown in the...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM
PM IN GERMANY

Singapore working to deepen ties with China and US: PM

SINGAPORE has a broad, wide-ranging relationship with both China and the United States,...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

PM Lee: Singapore has to speak up on key issues to secure its space in the world

SINGAPORE has a responsibility to highlight important issues which concern it, deal with...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

How Temasek did in FY 2017

Temasek Holdings returned to positive territory in fiscal 2017 as strong stock markets...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

SAL pilots programme to prepare lawyers for advances in AI

THE Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) has announced the launch of a two- year pilot...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Second presidential hopeful announced

CHAIRMAN of marine service provider Bourbon Offshore Asia Pacific Farid Khan Kaim Khan,...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

SGX firms raised S$7.4b in secondary fundraising in H1

IN THE first half of 2017, listed companies on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) raised S$7.43...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Hotel off Keong Saik Road sold for S$31m; buzz over high of S$4,000 psf set in Amoy Street

THREE adjoining freehold shophouses along Teck Lim Road off Keong Saik Road are being...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Woodleigh site also draws robust bidding

A RESIDENTIAL site at Woodleigh Lane near Bidadari housing estate is the latest to draw...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Siemens opens its first global fully integrated digitalisation hub in Singapore

GLOBAL technology giant Siemens opens its first fully integrated digitalisation hub in...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

FIRST-DAY TRADING

Y Ventures up as much as 27.3% in first-day trading

THE counter of homegrown e-commerce retailer and distributor Y Ventures Group rose as...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Wall St's hesitant mood weighs on market

WALL Street's unsure Monday session and an afternoon slide in the Dow futures were...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

IN its recent UK/Europe non deal roadshow with us, SembMarine reiterated its S$2-3...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Rates play prods US$ to 4-month high vs yen

THE US dollar ground higher against the basket of currencies used to measure its broader...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

MyRepublic's plans add new twist to telecom market

A NEW twist was added to the Singapore's telecommunications market last week with...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

DVD maker Swing Media suspends trading

SWING Media Technology is going from beef to potential bankruptcy.
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Nod for Rickmers to sell nine remaining vessels for US$54m

THE trustee manager of Rickmers Maritime said that the HSH Nordbank-led syndicate has...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM
FIRST-DAY TRADING

Lotte Chemical Titan makes weak debut amid slackening interest

DESPITE trimming the size of its initial public offering (IPO) and lowering valuations by...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM
FIRST-DAY TRADING

Y Ventures up as much as 27.3% in first-day trading

THE counter of homegrown e-commerce retailer and distributor Y Ventures Group rose as...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Wall St's hesitant mood weighs on market

WALL Street's unsure Monday session and an afternoon slide in the Dow futures were...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

IN its recent UK/Europe non deal roadshow with us, SembMarine reiterated its S$2-3...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Rates play prods US$ to 4-month high vs yen

THE US dollar ground higher against the basket of currencies used to measure its broader...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

PE firm bets on Asia's healthcare industry

QUADRIA Capital, a private equity (PE) firm which focuses on healthcare, has invested in...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

New Jetstar-SATS partnership to boost customer ground and air experience

JETSTAR Asia has signed two new agreements with SATS Ltd in a partnership to enhance...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Great Eastern rebrands general insurance arm

GREAT Eastern Holdings has rebranded its general insurance arm as it looks to turn it...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

SEMBCORP Industries on Tuesday announced that it has added two operating rooftop solar...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Resale condo prices up 0.9% in June to hit 3-year high: SRX

NON-LANDED private residential resale prices rose 0.9 per cent in June from May, reaching...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

China may have new property debt king after Sunac deal

AS SOME Chinese tycoons slow acquisitions to focus on digesting their massive debt loads...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Ruling by US watchdog deals big blow to banks

The US consumer watchdog adopted a rule on Monday that would pry open the courtroom doors...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Aramco to invest US$300b over the next decade

SAUDI Aramco, which plans what could be the world's biggest initial public offering...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

FIRST-DAY TRADING

Y Ventures up as much as 27.3% in first-day trading

THE counter of homegrown e-commerce retailer and distributor Y Ventures Group rose as...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Microsoft offers local version of cloud service

MICROSOFT Corp on Monday unveiled a new service that allows customers to use its cloud...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Apple to build second renewables-powered data centre in Denmark

APPLE Inc said on Monday it will spend six billion Danish crowns (S$1.3 billion) on a new...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Snap slips below IPO price amid doubts over future growth

SNAP Inc shares fell below their initial public offering (IPO) price for the first time...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Poor nations need more help to use Big Data

FROM boosting crop yields to controlling the spread of disease, Big Data analytics is...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

FIRST-DAY TRADING

Y Ventures up as much as 27.3% in first-day trading

THE counter of homegrown e-commerce retailer and distributor Y Ventures Group rose as...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

New Jetstar-SATS partnership to boost customer ground and air experience

JETSTAR Asia has signed two new agreements with SATS Ltd in a partnership to enhance...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Ruling by US watchdog deals big blow to banks

The US consumer watchdog adopted a rule on Monday that would pry open the courtroom doors...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

UK retailer M&S says recovery 'on track' as full-price sales rise

BRITAIN'S Marks & Spencer reported another fall in underlying clothing sales in...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

China's Taobao selling carts of bad loans online

AMONG the sneakers, diapers and pet food for sale on Taobao, China's biggest e-...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

India's fast-growing milk market to stand out

A FAST-GROWING milk market in India will stand out amid a trend towards more stable...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

UK shoppers spend more on essentials as inflation rises

BRITISH households spent more money on food and other essentials last month but held back...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

New Jetstar-SATS partnership to boost customer ground and air experience

JETSTAR Asia has signed two new agreements with SATS Ltd in a partnership to enhance...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM
STRAIT TALK

Greener future course set, now to dial up the speed

SAVING the planet is often a highly bureaucratic and sometimes, for some, an exasperating...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Tesla's sales seem stalling in Hong Kong as tax breaks end

TESLA'S sales appear to be stalling in Hong Kong. According to data from the city...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

China's Taobao selling carts of bad loans online

AMONG the sneakers, diapers and pet food for sale on Taobao, China's biggest e-...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Disarray in UK's Brexit negotiation policy alarms EU stakeholders

EUROPEAN Union (EU) Brexit negotiators, businesses and banks are alarmed that the British...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Food prices to remain low globally over next decade: OECD, FAO

GLOBAL food commodity prices are projected to remain low over the next decade as demand...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

A clandestine approach to advertising

AS the world's oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament grows, a degree of...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Good news for coffee lovers: Three cups of coffee a day might prolong your life

COFFEE addicts and aficionados often say drinking the bitter liquid makes life worth...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Bollywood star Aamir is now 'King of the Khans'

THREE Indian actors sharing a surname have ruled Bollywood box offices across three...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

EXECUTIVE MONEY

China-focused hedge funds rebound

China-focused hedge funds bounced back from their worst performance in five years and...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Robo firm Stashaway banking on asset allocation strategy as its edge

A STRONG take-up of robo advisory services may well pave the way for increased acceptance...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Trend-following quant funds are this year's biggest losers

THE trend is not your friend - at least not lately. Between sleepy movements in global...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

EDITORIAL

Trade war over steel will be counterproductive, even for the US

AFTER weeks of debate between economic nationalists and the free traders at the White...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Has global finance reached its peak?

THE slight uptick in global export growth in recent times has helped alleviate some of...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Human rights: can China build a better world for all?

CHINA'S leader, Xi Jinping, has been busy travelling the world to deliver the...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Self-dependence vital for Asean states in relations with China

THE conduct of foreign relations by South-east Asian countries - the so-called "...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Hark the customer's digital voice

EVERY day, gazillions of interactions take place between customers and frontline staff...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Education must evolve to meet needs of the future

AMBITIOUS high school students from Singapore to Seattle are eager to launch the next...
PUBLISHED Jul 12, 2017 05:50 AM
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