Monday, Aug 07, 2017

TOP STORIES

Businesses still optimistic, but profits a concern for large, foreign firms

BUSINESS conditions in Singapore continued to improve in the second quarter of 2017, but...
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Luxury sales outpace overall car market

THE mass luxury car segment is outpacing the overall market as premium brands expand into...
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Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob to run in EP

SPEAKER of Parliament Halimah Yacob will be stepping down from her post to contest the...
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In the long run, we won't all be dead: Motley Fool

EVEN though global markets have been trending upwards for very many years, a major...
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Le Quest sells all units launched on first day

LE QUEST, a Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group mixed development project in Bukit...
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WALL STREET INSIGHT

Inflation, earnings and Mueller probe may crimp US stock gains

US STOCKS hit new records last week after a surprisingly strong jobs report put a spring...
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MONDAY MULTIPLE

Can Dukang offer the cigar butt's last puff?

ONCE upon a time in September 2008, China baijiu (white liquor) producer Trump Dragon...
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COMPANY OF GOOD

Helping society one child at a time

AN ESTIMATED 8,000 children are born into poverty in Singapore each year, according to...
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Bank of Singapore revs up businesses of next-gen clients

A THREE-day course on business management held by the Bank of Singapore for the next...
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STOCKS

WARRANTS A LOOK

Starburst - has the turnaround been factored in?

USUALLY, we try to feature warrants issued by companies whose shares have been battered...
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STOCKS

Stretched valuations for every major asset class

LAST Monday's column discussed the US Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's...
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COMMODITIES

Coal rakes in bigger profits; zinc prices rise

COAL producers in China have reported impressive profits for the first half of this year.
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CURRENCIES

Canadian $ falls as US jobs data boosts greenback

THE Canadian dollar notched its weakest close in more than two weeks against its US...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Manulife S'pore rides high on 2016 breakthrough year

WHAT a difference 2016 has made for Canadian insurer Manulife Singapore, whose fortunes...
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STRATEGY SPOTLIGHT

Innovation needs to involve all employees

INNOVATION needs to be more pervasive among all levels of staff in family businesses,...
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Huang Jing quits Keppel Land board

HUANG JING, the academic whose Singapore Permanent Residence status was cancelled last...
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CHARTPOINT

Gold: The beginning of a secular bull market to US$1,920

THE bull run on gold is only taking a breather for now. There has been an aggressive sell...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2017 05:50 AM
WARRANTS A LOOK

Starburst - has the turnaround been factored in?

USUALLY, we try to feature warrants issued by companies whose shares have been battered...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2017 05:50 AM

World Class Global trims Q2 loss to S$4.8m

PROPERTY developer World Class Global (WCG) cut its Q2 loss for the three months ended...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2017 05:50 AM

KLW expects net loss for first quarter

CATALIST-LISED door maker KLW Holdings is expecting to report a net loss for the first...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Stretched valuations for every major asset class

LAST Monday's column discussed the US Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMODITIES

Coal rakes in bigger profits; zinc prices rise

COAL producers in China have reported impressive profits for the first half of this year.
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Canadian $ falls as US jobs data boosts greenback

THE Canadian dollar notched its weakest close in more than two weeks against its US...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2017 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

ST Index maintains 3,300 level; director buys vs sells at 5:1

THE five trading sessions spanning July 28 to Aug 3 saw the STI maintain its dividend-...
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REAL ESTATE

Billionaire fuels revival in weary Wisconsin town

WHEN Diane Hendricks sees something she doesn't like here, she buys it. A bankrupt...
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Toronto landlords swipe right as rents near hipster Brooklyn's

TRYING to find an apartment in Toronto is a lot like online dating, only more...
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BANKING & FINANCE

TOPLINE

Manulife S'pore rides high on 2016 breakthrough year

WHAT a difference 2016 has made for Canadian insurer Manulife Singapore, whose fortunes...
PUBLISHED Aug 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Chinese millionaires with overseas investments spur wealth manager push

CHINESE millionaires' money overseas is backing a local wealth manager's global...
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World's biggest pension fund boosts assets to record high

THE world's biggest pension fund posted its fourth-straight quarterly gain, as...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Cash-rich Australian gold miners set to take deals global

AUSTRALIA'S top gold producers are set to take their US$5 billion acquisition spree...
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China set to overtake US as world's biggest oil importer this year

CHINA is on pace to overtake the United States as the world's biggest oil importer...
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Iron's in a sweet spot with good profits, little new supply

THE world's biggest producer of iron ore says the industry is enjoying a Goldilocks...
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TECHNOLOGY

Female gamers out in force for Tencent's Honour of Kings

US game companies might learn a thing or two from Tencent Holdings when it comes to...
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Glamour? There's an app for that

WHEN the vibrating yoga pants were switched on, the party perked up considerably. "...
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Toshiba to cut off JV partner from new line of chips

TOSHIBA Corp has taken another stab at its US joint venture partner, Western Digital Corp...
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CONSUMER

Japan's Sapporo Holdings buys over US brewer

ANCHOR Brewing Co, a century-old San Francisco brewer that helped pioneer the craft-beer...
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When Frank Ocean's T-shirt raises questions of copyright

FRANK Ocean gave a rare, intimate performance at Panorama Music Festival late last month...
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When just a scented candle won't do

A FRAGRANCE called green tea blows through the corridors of Sonesta hotels worldwide...
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TRANSPORT

COMMENTARY

SIA - not quite a great way to write?

HERE'S proof the standard (in and out of the aircraft) at Singapore Airlines (SIA)...
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Silicon Valley talent war has Toyota seeking techies at home

WHEN it comes to recruiting tech talent, Toyota Motor Corp is anything but subtle.
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UAW accuses Nissan of 'scare tactics' as workers reject union bid

IN A test of labour's ability to expand its reach in America's South, workers...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Strong jobs data set to spur Fed to trim bond portfolio

US employers hired more workers than expected in July and raised their wages, signs of...
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M'sia retrenchment fund needs fine-tuning: bosses

EMPLOYERS in Malaysia are hot under the collar over a proposed retrenchment fund they...
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As global liquidity tide recedes, hazards in financial system are laid bare: IMF

CENTRAL banks "saved the world" after the global financial crisis of 2008 by...
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Experts alarmed by toxic wastes from US marijuana farms

POLLUTION from illegal marijuana farms deep in California's national forests is far...
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No let-up in sight of Trump trade war chatter: analysts

TALK of trade war looks likely to stay for the time being, especially as data over the...
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Duterte's 'Build, Build, Build' plans hit Philippine peso

PHILIPPINE construction firm Teravera Corp is planning to raise a fourth dollar loan in a...
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Flaws seen in Mexico's over-taxed asylum programme

AS the Trump administration pushes forward with its plans to harden the south-west border...
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UK fights rearguard action on EU financial laws

THE UK may be headed for the door, but its lawmakers and civil servants in Brussels still...
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UK ready to pay up to 40b euros to leave EU

BRITAIN is prepared to pay up to 40 billion euros (S$64 billion) as part of a deal to...
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Gandhi brand no longer sells in Indian politics

INDIA'S Congress party and its controlling Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has been...
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NZ's immigration debate hots up ahead of Sept election

WHEN American Matthew Monahan first visited New Zealand, the Silicon Valley software...
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Many US cities unnerved by protectionist stance

AT THE airport here, there is a reminder to travellers of the jobs that global trade can...
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LIFE & CULTURE

In a final, narrow defeat, Bolt leaves behind a yawning chasm

THE moment and the crowd of 55,900 at London Stadium were his, and Usain Bolt was inches...
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New Singapore record in the bag

ONE thousand three hundred and twenty-four.
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Britain turns to Chinese textbooks to raise math scores

EDUCATORS around the world were stunned when students in Shanghai came first in their...
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VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Keeping a step ahead

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: As Singapore turns 52, what identity does the country need to...
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