Thursday, Aug 10, 2017

TOP STORIES

How S'pore's oldest firms stay relevant

SINGAPORE may have just turned 52, but many homegrown businesses have been around for far...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore celebrates unity in diversity

THIS year's National Day Parade brought together Singaporeans of every stripe on Aug...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore's oldest businesses

Even though Singapore has just celebrated its 52nd birthday, many of its homegrown...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Manulife eyes US$2b more of Asian office assets

MANULIFE Real Estate is looking to invest over US$2 billion into office assets in Asia,...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

GIC increases stake in Rothesay Life

INVESTMENT bank Goldman Sachs is exiting its 32.7 per cent stake in UK pensions provider...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM
NATIONAL DAY PARADE 2017

Rallying to #OneNationTogether

The NDP 2017 Show segment showcased the collective strength and determination of...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Normanton Park to be put up for en bloc sale at a minimum S$800m

NORMANTON Park condominium is slated to be launched for collective sale on Aug 22 at a...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore is world leader in e-government penetration: survey

SINGAPORE has retained its first placing in the world in terms of the quality of "e-...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

CURRENCIES

Swiss franc up the most against euro since 2015

THE Swiss franc on Wednesday held near the day's highs after posting its biggest...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Amazon's Singapore play a precursor to S-E Asia e-commerce battle

AMAZON has been mulling an entry into Singapore for some time and anecdotal evidence...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Aspial jewellery business weak, overseas property on track

WEAK consumer sentiment in Singapore continued to weigh on the jewellery segment of...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Novo Nordisk raises 2017 forecasts despite continued US price pressure

NOVO Nordisk, the world's leading maker of diabetes drugs, reported a better than...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Toshiba shares jump as delisting fears ease

TOSHIBA shares jumped on Wednesday on expectations that it will meet a deadline to submit...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Swiss franc up the most against euro since 2015

THE Swiss franc on Wednesday held near the day's highs after posting its biggest...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Westchester County in US bustling with developments

FOR decades, Westchester County's cities seemed stuck in a peculiar limbo, too...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

A tweak, not a teardown, for that just-right house

ACROSS the Washington area, modest Cape Cods and Colonials are routinely demolished to...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

US housing market's new dominant force: Baby boomers who won't sell

JAKE Yanoviak is hunting for houses. On a weekday afternoon in North Philadelphia, the 23...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Marriott poised for relief in NYC with construction surge easing

THE supply surge that's kept New York hotel room rates from rising for two and a...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Reits actually do better when rates rise, but not in Canada

REAL estate investment trusts aren't to be avoided as interest rates rise - except...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

SNC targets Canadian projects as Trudeau's plan edges out Trump's

CANADA'S biggest builder is keeping its focus at home even as US President Donald...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Small Japan hedge funds beat the Topix in returns

AIMING small is helping some Japanese hedge funds deliver outsized returns.
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Investors parking their money in ETFs while waiting for more attractive deals

WITH private equity firms sitting on a record amount of cash that they're struggling...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Mizuho seeks growth of US$100b from overseas transaction banking

MIZUHO Financial Group Inc wants to grow its business managing overseas corporate money...
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Morgan Stanley pips Goldman Sachs profit-wise in Japan

MORGAN Stanley beat Goldman Sachs Group Inc to become the most profitable foreign...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

China gas sellers sidestep state giants to ride demand surge

CHINA'S independent energy firms are seeking to circumvent the country's state-...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Top oil buyers go on light crude diet to satisfy diesel craving

CAPTAIN Tsitrelis Ioannis and the 26-strong crew of the Malibu arrived at Ulsan in early...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

With Mobileye deal, Intel enters the driverless car race

ABOUT three years ago, American chip giant Intel seemed like a bystander in Silicon...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Damore went from intern to pariah in Google tenure ended by memo

IN THE course of just a few days, the Google engineer fired on Monday over his 3,300-word...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Fractures in Silicon Valley's political culture widen

THE culture wars that have consumed politics in the United States have landed on Silicon...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Fox News declines to settle lawsuits for US$60m

THE sexual harassment scandal at Fox News has cost its parent company 21st Century Fox...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Impossible Burger's 'secret sauce' highlights challenges of food tech

ONE of the chief selling points of the Impossible Burger, a much ballyhooed plant-based...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Generic drug prices falling, but are consumers benefiting?

NOT all drug prices are going up. Amid the public fury over the escalating costs of brand...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Malaysia launches China-backed East Coast rail project amid concerns

MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday presided over the groundbreaking of the...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Catalans think twice about risks of rupture as jobs return

JOAN Boix has been attending separatist demonstrations in Catalonia for at least five...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Two months into Saudi-led boycott, Qatar goes on the offensive

THE tiny nation of Qatar is defiantly weathering a boycott by four of its neighbours in a...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Indonesia's retailers seek govt help to kickstart lacklustre sales

INDONESIAN retailers have urged the government to speed up infrastructure projects to...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

China pledges to take on the 'original sin' of its financial system

CHINA'S much-vaunted campaign to tackle its leverage problem has captured headlines...
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China's 'Silk Road' initiative lends urgency to India's regional ambitions

WHEN Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government approved US$256 million to upgrade a...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

SEC research finds no merit in claim rules imperil trading

US Securities and Exchange Commission economists are throwing cold water on Wall Street...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

N Korea considers missile strike on Guam after Trump's 'fire and fury' warning

NORTH Korea said on Wednesday it is considering plans for a missile strike on the US...
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Wealth tax under attack as richest Scandinavians prepare to vote

TAXING the rich has become a political hot potato ahead of Norway's election next...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Americans are dying younger, saving corporations billions

STEADY improvements in American life expectancy have stalled, and more Americans are...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Is 'Deep State' out to oust President Trump?

IF you've been listening to conservative radio talk-show hosts who also happen to be...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Deliver the six gold medals in KL, Joe

THERE are two lessons for Joseph Schooling - one from the genuine Usain Bolt of the track...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

An extreme bike race across Russia struggles to keep women in the pack

THE Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme is the longest bicycle road race in the world, a...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Country star Glen Campbell dies at 81

GLEN Campbell, a guitar prodigy and ballad singer who dominated the polished,...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Amazon's Singapore play a precursor to S-E Asia e-commerce battle

AMAZON has been mulling an entry into Singapore for some time and anecdotal evidence...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Is 'Deep State' out to oust President Trump?

IF you've been listening to conservative radio talk-show hosts who also happen to be...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Skills matter, whether it's sports or the workforce

NOTHING says more, perhaps, about the value of superstar skills than the news last week...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Prevention cheaper than cure - especially in cybersecurity

AT the turn of this millennium, the biggest cybersecurity threats were easily minimised...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM

Minimarts 2.0: Updating a traditional business

I WAS stuck on an hour-long bus ride in Shanghai two years ago during a tour with...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Anti-globalisation: the new socialism of fools

ACCORDING to mainstream economic theory, globalisation tends to "lift all boats...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Iceberg's criticism does not take note of improvements by Noble

I REFER to the BT articles published on Aug 4 and 5, 2017, on Iceberg's latest...
PUBLISHED Aug 10, 2017 05:50 AM
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