Friday, Jul 14, 2017

TOP STORIES

Perennial, Yanlord-led consortium buys UEL stake, triggering takeover

A CONSORTIUM led by Perennial Real Estate Holdings and Yanlord Land Group has acquired a...
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Valued possessions and valuing health, in BT Weekend

THINKING of starting a collection in watches, art, cars or furniture? Find out more and...
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S$1.82b redevelopment of Golden Shoe Carpark unveiled

IT was, in the words of Lynette Leong, CEO of the manager of CapitaLand Commercial Trust...
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Women's share of board seats hits double digits

WOMEN'S share of board seats in Singapore-listed companies has breached the 10 per...
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US FED RATES

Fed rate hikes of little concern: economists

EVEN though US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said at her congressional testimony on...
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Yellen and China trade data boost markets

ASIAN markets rose on Thursday after US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen delivered her...
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New B2B iFAST stockbroking service hopes to attract mass-market, affluent clients

WITH some financial advisory firms on its side, fund distributor iFAST Corporation will...
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FUTURECHINA GLOBAL FORUM

Three areas of Singapore-China cooperation can support Belt & Road project: DPM Teo

THE significance of China's Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative extends far beyond...
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More money flowing from China to the US than the reverse

MORE money is flowing from China into the United States than in the opposite direction,...
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A super penthouse for S$108m, anyone?

GUOCOLAND will release later this year the super penthouse in its 99-year leasehold...
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Jho Low denies claims of wrongdoing linked to 1MDB

MALAYSIAN financier Low Taek Jho said attempts to link him to recent guilty pleas in the...
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STOCKS

STOCKS

Market up on upbeat Yellen testimony

WALL Street on Wednesday rose sharply in response to an upbeat congressional testimony on...
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Brokers' take

SPH Reit | Neutral
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CURRENCIES

Aussie, kiwi units continue Yellen-linked rally

THE Australian and New Zealand dollars were the biggest beneficiaries of a second day of...
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Corporate digest

SOILBUILD Business Space Reit (Soilbuild Reit) on Thursday reported an 8.1 per cent year-...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Where have all the 'brand name' analysts gone?

WHEN this writer started work as a journalist in The Business Times in 1992, it was...
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GLP chooses CEO-led China bidder for buyout: sources

GLOBAL Logistic Properties Ltd, the Singapore warehouse operator pursuing a sale, has...
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HOT STOCK

SPH share price falls ahead of Q3 results

SHARES in Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) slid to a low of S$3.03 during trading on...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Market up on upbeat Yellen testimony

WALL Street on Wednesday rose sharply in response to an upbeat congressional testimony on...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

SPH Reit | Neutral
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Aussie, kiwi units continue Yellen-linked rally

THE Australian and New Zealand dollars were the biggest beneficiaries of a second day of...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Union Gas launches IPO for Catalist listing

BOTTLED gas supplier and compressed natural gas (CNG) provider Union Gas launched its...
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ESR-Reit Q2 DPU drops 11.3% as net property income falls

ESR-REIT's second-quarter net property income fell 9.2 per cent to S$19.2 million as...
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COMMENTARY

Hong Kong gaming IPO is less than Razer sharp

HONG Kong's latest gaming initial public offering (IPO) is not Razer sharp. The US-...
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Agrocorp acquires Queensland-based Associated Grain for A$25m

SINGAPORE-BASED agricultural commodities trading and processing firm Agrocorp...
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Singapore to explore space-based VHF communications for air traffic management

SINGAPORE has signed an agreement to explore the use of space-based very high frequency (...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

SOILBUILD Business Space Reit (Soilbuild Reit) on Thursday reported an 8.1 per cent year-...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Tale of two Brooklyns: Renters vs buyers

FINDING a place to live in Brooklyn is easy if you want to rent a home - not so much if...
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Kushners seek new plan for flagship New York office after failed Qatar deal

KUSHNER Cos, the realty company once headed by President Donald Trump's son-in-law,...
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State Dept spends over US$15,000 for rooms at new Trump hotel in Vancouver

THE State Department spent more than US$15,000 to book 19 rooms at the new Trump hotel in...
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BANKING & FINANCE

RBS faces burgeoning housing-related penalties

EVEN as Royal Bank of Scotland Group said on Wednesday it would pay US$5.5 billion to...
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Qatar's biggest bank turns to Asia to offset Saudi-led campaign

QATAR National Bank QPSC's (QNB) expansion into Asia is helping the lender offset...
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ANZ nears deal to sell Malaysian banking stake to pension fund: sources

AUSTRALIA and New Zealand Banking Group is near a deal to sell its Malaysian banking...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Massive copper mine tests Trump's push to slash regulation

RIO Tinto's proposed Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona would tunnel 2.1 km...
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TECHNOLOGY

China's push to foster tech startups at risk from crackdown on VPNs

CHINA wants to create the world's next Silicon Valley, but will the world's top...
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iPhone outlook powers TSMC chairman into billionaire class

THE chairman of the world's largest contract chipmaker has become a billionaire...
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Smaller nations such as Singapore and NZ leading the digital pack: study

LARGER economies may be in danger of losing the digital race to smaller and more nimble...
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Tech firms protest proposed changes to US net neutrality rules

FACEBOOK Inc, Twitter Inc, Alphabet Inc and dozens of other major technology companies...
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Silicon Valley: Lessons in urban planning

ROBERT Metcalfe, an inventor of the Ethernet, once wrote: "Silicon Valley is the...
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CONSUMER

Germany's new electronics king has Amazon in his sights

THE creation of Europe's largest free-standing consumer electronics retailer is set...
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Beware the chemicals in your mac & cheese

POTENTIALLY harmful chemicals that were banned from children's teething rings and...
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AstraZeneca slumps on report CEO is heading to Teva

SHARES in AstraZeneca fell more than 5 per cent on Thursday after the company declined to...
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Fertility business booms as sperm counts drop in China

ON a recent afternoon, a visitor from northern China took a smoke break outside the...
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TRANSPORT

Further signs passenger 'yields have bottomed out'

THE downward trend in passenger yields across the airline industry has bottomed out, the...
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American-Qatar air clash spurs codeshare demise, CEO apology

THE feud between American Airlines Group Inc and Qatar Airways Ltd keeps escalating.
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Circuitous route of Airbus's investment in Mali gold mine draws Swiss scrutiny

THE Kodieran gold deposit in Mali has never produced much gold beyond the specks that...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Liu Xiaobo, Chinese dissident who won Nobel prize while in jail, dies at 61

LIU Xiaobo, the renegade Chinese intellectual who kept vigil on Tiananmen Square in 1989...
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Malaysia wields cheap ringgit to beat peers in export race

WHEN the global trade rebound came this year, Malaysia held one advantage over its peers...
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Britain seeks looser IPO rules to lure Saudi Aramco float

BRITAIN wants to loosen rules on listing state companies, a move that critics say is...
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China June trade remains strong

CHINA trade exceeded expectations in June led by strong demand for Chinese goods overseas...
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Youth ownership of Asean crucial in a digitised economy

AS Asean approaches 50, its youth must begin to take ownership of the regional bloc,...
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Corrupt former Fifa official Chuck Blazer dies of cancer, aged 72

FORMER top football official Chuck Blazer, whose evidence to US investigators helped...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

All eyes on Trump-Macron meeting amid differences

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron will host US President Donald Trump on Thursday night...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Silicon Valley: Lessons in urban planning

ROBERT Metcalfe, an inventor of the Ethernet, once wrote: "Silicon Valley is the...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM

DINING OUT

Serving up no-brainer Spanish fare

THERE is no shortage of Spanish food in Singapore. There is a shortage of authentic...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Where have all the 'brand name' analysts gone?

WHEN this writer started work as a journalist in The Business Times in 1992, it was...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Hong Kong gaming IPO is less than Razer sharp

HONG Kong's latest gaming initial public offering (IPO) is not Razer sharp. The US-...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Measures to boost S'pore corp bond market welcome, but liquidity an issue

MEASURES to broaden and deepen Singapore's corporate debt market are a welcome...
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The impossible quest for absolute security

THE G-20 summit in Hamburg, the Russian-Chinese presidential meeting and Shanghai...
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THE BOTTOM LINE

All roads now lead to Kushner

FOR a year, the refrain from the Trump camp has been a defiant mix of "Lock her up...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Silicon Valley: Lessons in urban planning

ROBERT Metcalfe, an inventor of the Ethernet, once wrote: "Silicon Valley is the...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

All eyes on Trump-Macron meeting amid differences

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron will host US President Donald Trump on Thursday night...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

The fitness industry is in cardiac arrest

THE fitness industry is undoubtedly experiencing a revolution. If the closure of major...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Serving up no-brainer Spanish fare

THERE is no shortage of Spanish food in Singapore. There is a shortage of authentic...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Check out wine ratings, but also trust your taste

THE first issue of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate that landed on my desk put the...
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Fear and awe under the Big Top

YOU know the circus is in town when a huge blue-and-yellow Big Top pops up in the city...
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A potent and thoughtful blockbuster

IN Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), the primates from a scientific experiment in a...
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Thrilling, though flawed, action tour de force

KILLING is second nature to Sook-hee (Kim Ok-bin), a slender young woman with porcelain...
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A voice of reason in the Game of Thrones

SEX, violence, politics and, of course, a huge budget - Game of Thrones had all the...
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Local music festivals kick off

HOMEGROWN music gets a big boost this July with three festivals taking place over the...
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Beat goes on for evergreen boyband

BRITNEY Spears might need a backing track to "aid" her in concert but...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Sarawak flaunts its cultural cachet

FOR two decades now, Sarawak's annual Rainforest World Music Festival has been...
PUBLISHED Jul 14, 2017 05:50 AM
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