Monday, Jul 17, 2017

TOP STORIES

Debt collecting a brisk business in tough times

NOTWITHSTANDING Singapore's slow economic growth in recent years, which has hit many...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Asia under-insured against cyber threats: study

A REPORT by insurance market specialist Lloyd's and risk modelling platform Cyence...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Halimah Yacob indicates she may run for President

SPEAKER of Parliament Halimah Yacob said on Sunday that she is considering standing in...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Eco-systems a must for developing technologies: ST Electronics head

ST Electronics believes that there is a need to develop industry eco-systems with the...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Debt collecting with charm and persistence

WHEN one thinks of debt collectors, the image of burly men heavily clad in tattoos comes...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM
YUM CHA

Saying sorry without admitting fault

"SORRY" may no longer be the hardest word in Hong Kong now that legislators...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Keppel O&M may clinch 2 more FLNG conversions from Golar

SINGAPORE'S leading yard group Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) appears...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Setting sail

Singapore’s yard group Keppel Offshore & Marine (O&M) will deliver in August the...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

STOCKS

Are valuations justified by the growth outlook?

LAST Monday's column suggested the Straits Times Index was likely to remain stuck...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US$ sinks to 10-month low as Fed-hike bets fade

THE dollar's deepening slide is making a winner of hedge funds and other speculators...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Sunpower eyes China's growing market for 'green' services

AS China gears up to battle against its smog problem, mainboard-listed Sunpower Group is...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Is your board future-proof?

ON June 25, a ransomware attack directly affected the operations of several major...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM
WARRANTS A LOOK

DISA warrants look set to be exercised

MOST of our previous columns have focused on new warrants for the simple reason that they...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Teo Ser Luck named Serial System's deputy chairman

ELECTRONIC components distributor Serial System appointed ex-minister of state for...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

UOB raises over S$1m for four charities

UNITED Overseas Bank deputy chairman and chief executive Wee Ee Cheong participated with...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Advance SCT posts Q2 profit of over S$1m

ADVANCE SCT, a supplier of copper-based products, announced on Sunday that it has turned...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Are valuations justified by the growth outlook?

LAST Monday's column suggested the Straits Times Index was likely to remain stuck...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

First signs of oil market rebalance showing in NY

NEW York petrol traders have figured out something the rest of the oil world is dying to...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US$ sinks to 10-month low as Fed-hike bets fade

THE dollar's deepening slide is making a winner of hedge funds and other speculators...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Share buybacks slow; acquisitions outnumber disposals

OVER five trading sessions from July 7 to July 13, the Straits Times Index (STI) gained 0...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Where indoors meets outdoors, and too much is not enough

TWENTY-foot-wide (6m-wide) glass walls retract electronically at the tap of a cellphone...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

UOB raises over S$1m for four charities

UNITED Overseas Bank deputy chairman and chief executive Wee Ee Cheong participated with...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Greater accountability for regulators needed: Xi

CHINA'S central bank will take on a bigger role in macro-prudential management and...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Einhorn's hedge fund upbeat on Toshiba

GREENLIGHT Capital, the hedge fund firm led by David Einhorn, took a new stake in...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Venture capitalist's fundraising runs into trouble after sex abuse claims

THE ongoing fallout around allegations of sexual harassment and other mistreatment of...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Greece may be heading for bond market test

GREECE is expected to return to the bond markets in 2018, but having secured its third...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Opec tries to ride out oil market's perfect storm

FOR the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) cartel - created in 1960...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Saudi Aramco's strange response to a future oil shortage

LET'S say you're the holder of the world's largest reserves of...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Malaysia, Indonesia may take palm oil issue to WTO

MALAYSIA and Indonesia plan to raise the prospect of European Union curbs on the imports...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

West, Russia tussle for gas corridors through the Balkans

THE West and Russia are battling for control of the transport of natural gas through the...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Facebook finds allies in legal battle against secret government access

MAJOR technology companies and civil liberties groups have joined Facebook in a closed...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Tech firm compiling blacklist of investors who harass women

FACED with a burgeoning sexual harassment crisis, leaders in Silicon Valley have come up...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Telegram to close some channels after ban by Indonesia

ENCRYPTED messaging service Telegram will shut down "terrorist-related" public...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

US mom-and-pop stores take on the chains

THE 99-cent store with the bright red awning cannot compete with the cutthroat pricing or...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Ecuadorian designers reinvent indigenous style for the modern age

AFTER years of taking a backseat to Western style, indigenous fashion is re-emerging in...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Problem robotaxis face: cleaning up customers' mess

IT DIDN'T take long for Pritam Singh to learn a key lesson about working for Lyft...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Honda seeks refuge from sedan slump with bigger, sportier new Accord

AS MOST carmakers struggle to sell sedans to increasingly SUV-enamoured Americans, Honda...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

NJ Transit to use record US$505m from capital fund to pay bills

NEW Jersey Transit is using a record US$505 million earmarked for maintenance and other...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Disaster looms for Asia-Pacific from global warming: report

UNCHECKED climate change threatens "devastating consequences" for countries in...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

US-China trade talks sputter ahead of 100-day deadline

BILATERAL talks aimed at reducing the US trade deficit with China have yielded some...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Inflation safari - bulls, bears and the elephant in the room

US stocks rose last week as Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen floated the idea of a...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Chongqing's former party chief under probe: report

SUN Zhengcai, the former Communist Party chief of the Chinese city of Chongqing, is under...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Thriving outpost of Japan Inc hums away in dusty Indian town

IN the desert-like scrub land of Rajasthan, beside a barren stretch of highway, an...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Central banks in danger of misreading markets

ACCELERATING inflation and rising bond yields indicate that central bankers are...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Britain needs phased Brexit to shield economy: finance minister

SENIOR members of the UK government are becoming convinced of the need for a phased...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

China seen gaining ground on US: report

CHINA'S economic might is catching up with that of the United States - or is seen to...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Incentivise our footballers at SEA Games

I WAS in elite company. Sitting among the finest English football writers at the old...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Hamilton cuts Vettel's lead to one point

LEWIS Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix for the fourth year in a row on Sunday...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Bollywood stars dazzle at Indian film awards

INDIA'S biggest Bollywood stars led a triumphant celebration of dance, music and...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Cash is no longer king

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How can Singaporeans be encouraged to use "less cash, less...
PUBLISHED Jul 17, 2017 05:50 AM
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