Saturday, Jul 15, 2017

TOP STORIES

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Integrated Shield Plans

IN the beginning, all was good. The intention of having Medisave-approved private medical...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Stuff love

VISITORS TO Terence Chan's home or office will never find themselves short of a seat...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM
INSIDE VIEW

What was Jho Low thinking when he slammed Singapore prosecutors?

Swiss psychologist Carl Jung once said : "What you resist, persists."...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE ECONOMY

Economy chugs at stable pace, on track for 2017 growth of 2-3%

Economists maintain their forecasts and see no impetus for changes to the existing...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE ECONOMY

Economists divided on prospects of full-quarter growth for manufacturing and services

But this narrowing of a growth gap between the two sectors, indicated in the advance...
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SINGAPORE ECONOMY

More complete survey returns show Q1 construction much weaker than estimated: MTI

The overall GDP growth rate for Q1 was revised to 2.5 per cent from an earlier 2.7 per...
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LATEST US DATA

US inflation and consumer prices flat in June while retail sales sink

The falling price of gasoline also helped hold down US retail sales, which contracted for...
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GLP accepts S$3.38 per share offer from China consortium, valuing it at S$16b

AFTER much anticipation, Global Logistic Properties (GLP) has accepted a Chinese...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM
FUTURECHINA GLOBAL FORUM

Singapore not a middleman in Sino-US ties, but friends with both sides: PM Lee

SINGAPORE does not expect to be a middleman between China and the United States, but what...
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FUTURECHINA GLOBAL FORUM

Business China marks 10th anniversary with three awards

THE Business China Awards (BCA) 2017 was held on Friday, in conjunction with the...
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StanChart targets 'silver' dollar with a touch of Sinatra

READING glasses and sofas are some things that clients of Standard Chartered Singapore...
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STOCKS

Index compilers' CEOs voice concerns over dual-class shares

THE chief executive officers at two of the world's largest index compilers have...
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STOCKS

Corporate deals help push STI to 2-year high

EXTERNALLY, support for stocks this week came from Wall Street, or to be more specific,...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

FURTHER details regarding the redevelopment of Golden Shoe Car Park (GSCP) were finally...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Impairments pare SPH Q3 profit by 45% to S$28.9m

A MUTED economic environment, disruption of the media industry and impairments drove...
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Independent financial adviser finds TEE CEO's privatisation bid 'fair and reasonable'

THE financial adviser to independent directors of TEE International has found a...
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Analysts see short-term DPU pain for CCT unitholders post-disposals

ANALYSTS worry that there may be some short-term pain on CapitaLand Commercial Trust...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Deutsche Bank closes 16 ETFs with low demand in Hong Kong

DEUTSCHE Bank AG's asset management unit is closing 16 exchange-traded funds in Hong...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Genting steps up growth in the US with US$400m expansion at NY casino

NEW York's Resorts World Casino, the top-grossing slots parlour in the US, broke...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Index compilers' CEOs voice concerns over dual-class shares

THE chief executive officers at two of the world's largest index compilers have...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

OKP calls for trading halt after worksite accident

CONSTRUCTION firm OKP Holdings called a trading halt on Friday morning after an accident...
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COMMENTARY

HK regulator's intervention in company listings is long overdue

ENOUGH is enough. Hong Kong's securities regulator said on July 13 that it has...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

HOTEL Properties Limited's (HPL) wholly owned subsidiary, HPL Properties (West) Pte...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Corporate deals help push STI to 2-year high

EXTERNALLY, support for stocks this week came from Wall Street, or to be more specific,...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

FURTHER details regarding the redevelopment of Golden Shoe Car Park (GSCP) were finally...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BROAD VIEW

It's a dangerous time to be a bad CEO

THE first half of 2017 has produced a string of CEO (chief executive officer) departures...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Analysts see short-term DPU pain for CCT unitholders post-disposals

ANALYSTS worry that there may be some short-term pain on CapitaLand Commercial Trust...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

WeWork's rival eyes expansion in NYC by year's end

STARTUP Knotel Inc is planning to more than triple its office space in New York by the...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

NY office concessions increase, signalling market strength: analysts

PROPERTY landlords have roughly doubled the concessions they grant in New York office...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

US 30-year mortgage rates hit 2-month high

INTEREST rates on US 30-year mortgages broke above 4 per cent this week, rising to their...
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UK's biggest builder Barratt lifts output by just 76 homes

BRITAIN'S biggest housebuilder Barratt built just 76 more homes in its last...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Standing out

SHE had raised her hand for the job a few years ago, when as group head of wealth...
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Goldman honcho mixes it up at the clubs

ON A sunny afternoon in the Bahamas this month, dozens of beachgoers mingled and danced...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

DISRUPTED

Taking the Internet

WHEN Zhang Dayi was called to the stage at Alibaba's Global Netrepreneur Conference...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

Stemming the decline of the West

FORMER editor of The Economist magazine Bill Emmott published a book earlier this year...
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LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

A night of star bods and bodyslams

I'VE been to dozens of sporting events in my lifetime, both for leisure and as part...
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HEALTH

Keeping an invisible enemy at bay

IT is inevitable in today's high technology diagnostic testing that ionising...
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CUBICLE FILES

What do you do when the boss wants you to do something unethical

MAYBE you're asked to mislead a customer. Maybe you're told to lie to a client...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Goldman honcho mixes it up at the clubs

ON A sunny afternoon in the Bahamas this month, dozens of beachgoers mingled and danced...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM
DISRUPTED

Taking the Internet

WHEN Zhang Dayi was called to the stage at Alibaba's Global Netrepreneur Conference...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM
MUSIC TO MY EARS

Musical esoterica

JAPANESE high-end audio firm Esoteric has been busy in recent years, releasing a slew of...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM
THE STEERING COLUMN

Maxda CX-5 review: Emotion in motion

HUMAN emotions, while squishy, are decidedly simple. What matters in dating is not how...
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THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Standing out

SHE had raised her hand for the job a few years ago, when as group head of wealth...
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INVESTING & WEALTH

How to prepare for return of inflation

POWERFUL interactions between domestic and global forces continue to suppress inflation...
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Planning and achieving financial goals

MANY equate financial planning to the purchasing of financial products. Prior to our...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

COMMENTARY

HK regulator's intervention in company listings is long overdue

ENOUGH is enough. Hong Kong's securities regulator said on July 13 that it has...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM
CUBICLE FILES

What do you do when the boss wants you to do something unethical

MAYBE you're asked to mislead a customer. Maybe you're told to lie to a client...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Stuff love

VISITORS TO Terence Chan's home or office will never find themselves short of a seat...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Smells like teen spirit

Quite possibly the best new pop album of the year, Lorde's Melodrama finds the 20-...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Riding the vegetarian wave

It's getting harder to bemoan the lack of good vegetarian options with a string of...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Box of tricks

The circus is back in town as Cirque du Soleil returns to Singapore once again with its...
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Sparkly shoes from a pop princess

Pop princess Rihanna has collaborated once again with renowned shoemaker Manolo Blahnik...
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Food bonanza

If there was an award for the month with the most number of food festivals, July might...
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Who's the fairest of them all?

Is it a piano? An art piece? No, it is a stunning dressing table that honours the last...
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To see and be seen

For over 60 years, the brasserie at Publicis Drugstore on Champs-Elysees, has been one of...
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A breed of its own

Best known for its superlative wool sourced from Australia and New Zealand, Italian brand...
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Clare McAndrew

THERE IS PERHAPS no art economist more powerful
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Dynamic denim

WORN BY LABOURERS in 19th century America's Gold Rush era, denim jeans as created by...
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Freed and easy

THE HONDA Freed 1.5G Hybrid Sensing may have a long and somewhat awkward name but...
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The scenic route

CAN AN MPV look stunning? Renault is certainly trying.
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Tea is hot now

IS TEA THE NEW COFFEE? While that may spark a
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Old is gold

When Longines Ambassador of Elegance Kate Winslet visited the brand's Saint-Imier...
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Putting Up Walls

PRIVACY IS AT A PREMIUM when you're hemmed in by buildings on either side but when...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM
MEMORIES - A MINI LOOK AT SINGAPORE'S HERITAGE

Driving round the mountain

IT MAY BE NAMED Mount Faber, but this 105-metre high hill is hardly the highest point in...
PUBLISHED Jul 15, 2017 05:50 AM
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