Saturday, Aug 12, 2017

TOP STORIES

Bungalows in the sky

ALIBABA co-founder Sun Tongyu, Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho's son Lawrence, and...
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Eat what, Singapore?

Save hawker food. Keep our char kway teow.
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INSIDE VIEW

You say 'fire and fury', I say 'enveloping fire' in Guam

Nothing good can happen when you give two people with oversized hairdos and egos control...
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MTI narrows GDP forecast for 2017; MAS keeps policy stance neutral

SINGAPORE'S Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) narrowed its full-year gross...
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Services sector makes comeback in Q2; manufacturing to moderate in H2 2017

AN unexpectedly strong showing by the services sector, together with continued momentum...
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Export, trade growth eases in Q2; full-year growth forecast up

GROWTH in Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (NODX) and total merchandise trade...
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Number of businesses folding rose in 2015-2016

THE number of new business entities (comprising companies and businesses) formed in...
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Retail sales pick up in June

Retail sales in Singapore grew at a faster pace in the month of June compared to a year...
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Leng Beng again calls for review of Qualifying Certificate policy

CITY Developments (CDL) executive chairman Kwek Leng Beng once again called for the...
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Kwek Leng Beng's son to take over reins as CDL CEO from 2018

THE resignation of Grant Kelley as CEO of City Developments (CDL) may have come as a...
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Ezion seen restructuring over US$1b in debts

MAINBOARD-LISTED Ezion Holdings is expected to table a restructuring plan soon for over...
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1MDB pays US$350m to IPIC before Aug 12 deadline

AHEAD of an Aug 12 deadline, Malaysia's 1MDB has settled the equivalent of US$350...
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STOCKS

HOT STOCK

Wilmar shares down 6.4% on bleak tropical oil profits

SHARES of Singapore's Wilmar International Ltd, the world's largest palm oil...
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STOCKS

US-North Korean tensions rock markets; STI slips 1.4% for week

TENSIONS surrounding North Korea's planned missile tests and the potentially harsh...
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Brokers' take

WILMAR'S Q2 17 revenue increased 13.2 per cent YOY (year-on-year) to US$10.6 billion...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Singtel's Q1 net profit down 5.6% on associates' woes

CHALLENGING market conditions faced by associates, such as Airtel in India, pulled...
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Addvalue inks master service agreement with UK's Inmarsat

ADDVALUE Technologies Ltd said the group and its subsidiaries have formalised a worldwide...
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ThaiBev Q3 net profit up 162% on fair valuation gains

DESPITE softer sales in certain segments, Thai Beverage Public Company's (ThaiBev)...
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ST Engineering Q2 profit falls 12% but revenue rises 8%

SINGAPORE Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) on Friday reported a 12 per cent...
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HOT STOCK

Wilmar shares down 6.4% on bleak tropical oil profits

SHARES of Singapore's Wilmar International Ltd, the world's largest palm oil...
PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2017 05:50 AM
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SATS launches travel concierge mobile app

GROUND-HANDLER and caterer SATS has rolled out a travel concierge mobile app, aimed at...
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Corporate digest

CHIP Eng Seng Corporation has agreed to sell a tenanted freehold office building for A$68...
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ComfortDelGro's Q2 net profit down 6.8% at S$79.4m

COMFORTDELGRO'S net profit for the second quarter ended June 30 fell 6.8 per cent to...
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Noble's ballooning debt seen raising restructuring risk

NOBLE Group Ltd's rising debt load is adding to speculation that it will need to...
PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

US-North Korean tensions rock markets; STI slips 1.4% for week

TENSIONS surrounding North Korea's planned missile tests and the potentially harsh...
PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

WILMAR'S Q2 17 revenue increased 13.2 per cent YOY (year-on-year) to US$10.6 billion...
PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Corporates muscle in on US house-rental industry

IT was a simple phone call between two real estate billionaires that led to the formation...
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Manhattan landlords offer discounts to beat competition

FOR Manhattan landlords, Christmas usually comes in July - when demand for apartments...
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TECHNOLOGY

THE BROAD VIEW

Alphabet's DeepMind struggles to crack Starcraft II

DEEPMIND, the Alphabet Inc-owned artificial intelligence (AI) company best known for...
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DISRUPTED

Night of dazzling technology

FORGET the primary school boy flipping us the bird on TV, or the mostly farcical...
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TRANSPORT

SATS launches travel concierge mobile app

GROUND-HANDLER and caterer SATS has rolled out a travel concierge mobile app, aimed at...
PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2017 05:50 AM

ComfortDelGro's Q2 net profit down 6.8% at S$79.4m

COMFORTDELGRO'S net profit for the second quarter ended June 30 fell 6.8 per cent to...
PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

DISRUPTED

Night of dazzling technology

FORGET the primary school boy flipping us the bird on TV, or the mostly farcical...
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LIFE & CULTURE

CUBICLE FILES

Diversity memo poses major public test for Google CEO

IN almost two years as Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai has weathered multiple storms...
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DISRUPTED

Night of dazzling technology

FORGET the primary school boy flipping us the bird on TV, or the mostly farcical...
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MUSIC TO MY EARS

A legacy that lives on

*Spendor D7 Loudspeaker
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HEALTH

Enjoying sports for life

THIS year, the world bids farewell to the sporting phenomenon and the fastest man in the...
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THE FINISH LINE

A five-way battle for the EPL trophy

EIGHTY-TWO days have passed since an all-conquering Chelsea team dominated their way to...
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THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

The Thakral makeover

MANY organisations boast about being at the forefront of disruption and innovation, but...
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INVESTING & WEALTH

Beware the dangers of the rising inequality

THE issue of rising inequality has seen increasing interest over the last year or so,...
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Junk bonds slump as Morgan Stanley sees bigger unwind ahead

IT COULD be the beginning of the end for an 18-month rally in junk bonds. A high-yield...
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Bond funds seen accepting less attractive prices to feed yield appetite

THE demand for yield is forcing money managers to pile into debt offerings even when they...
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Strong rebound in July as both MSCI AC World index and global bonds gain

FINANCIAL markets rebounded strongly in July, with the MSCI AC World index gaining 1.9...
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OPINION

CUBICLE FILES

Diversity memo poses major public test for Google CEO

IN almost two years as Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai has weathered multiple storms...
PUBLISHED Aug 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Eat what, Singapore?

Save hawker food. Keep our char kway teow.
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That's the Spirit

Mystic Island is visual artist and motion graphics designer Reza Hasni's tongue-in-...
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Nocturnal attractions

Started in 1998 to enliven the Bras Basah-Bugis precinct, the popular Night Festival...
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Konichiwa, Osaka!

After launching its upscale Noku boutique hotel in Kyoto, Roxy-Pacific Holdings Limited...
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A Five-Story Meal

Pollen, the restaurant at Gardens by the Bay, celebrates its fifth anniversary with a...
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New to market

The Chinese answer to New York's Eataly, China Live is one of the most anticipated...
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Democratic Fashion

JW Anderson's first collaboration with Japanese retailer Uniqlo certainly shows...
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Page to Stage

Yeng Pway Ngon's classic Singapore novel Art Studio has been transferred onto the...
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The Humble Billionaire

An eye-opening documentary chronicling the life of billionaire investor Warren Buffett...
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Soon Yu

To hear Soon Yu tell it, success is way overrated: failure is where it's really at...
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Sibling Revelry

BEHIND every successful man is - his brother?
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All in the family

KUKJE Gallery is one of the leading galleries in Seoul. It has a strong local and...
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Closet addicts

SIMON is a 39-year-old high-flying advertising exec who makes "in excess of a...
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Standing Tall

Hospices don't have to be depressing places, going by the brief given by the new...
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Sole Drive

When billionaire Diego Della Valle created the Italian luxury house's signature...
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Sunday Best

For the fashionably well-read gentleman, his weekend wear is likely to be equally...
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First-rate estate

Queenstown is a neighbourhood of firsts. It was the earliest housing estate in Singapore...
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