Monday, Aug 14, 2017

TOP STORIES

Analysts upbeat on property, tech after Q2's mixed earnings

SINGAPORE-LISTED companies exposed to global trade and the domestic property market could...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore becomes IoT-ready as networks are rolled out

VERY soon the humble electricity meter in your house will be having its own telecom...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

US stocks' direction dependent on Korean tensions, retail sales

STOCKS fell last week and major indexes beat their biggest weekly retreat since March as...
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Tensions over N Korea could roil markets this week

FINANCIAL markets have finally begun pricing in the risk of a North Korea-centred crisis...
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Hong Kong economy: 3-4% growth in 2017 seen attainable

ANALYSTS are now more optimistic about Hong Kong's economy following stronger-than-...
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At a glance

Half-year ended June 2017
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YUM CHA

HK's smart city plans may be just all talk

THERE is a Cantonese saying in Hong Kong - dak goh gong ji, which means nothing but talk.
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Golden jubilee

Asean celebrated the 50th anniversary of its formation on Aug 8, 2017. From its humble...
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STOCKS

STOCKS

Will 'fire burn and cauldron bubble' for equities?

IT could be the same old, same old this week. Even as many hesitate to read too much into...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMODITIES

Energy hedge funds look to spreads, margins

FOR the oil-trading community, the fall of hedge fund manager Andy Hall signalled a heavy...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Net short US$ position at its largest since 2013

SPECULATORS' net short bets on the US dollar grew this week to their largest...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Startup Carousell is growing up fast

ONLINE classifieds platform Carousell, ubiquitous with the buying and selling of second-...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM
WARRANTS A LOOK

Structured warrants segment growing nicely

STRUCTURED warrants have had somewhat of a chequered past in the local stock market. When...
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Non-profit boards should manage talent

PEOPLE can make all the difference between a good and a great organisation, all things...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM
STRATEGY SPOTLIGHT

Cope with digitalisation through minimum viable transformation

GETTING the best results from transforming your business to cope with digitalisation is...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Silver is a great risk-reward trade

SILVER, better known as gold on steroids due to its extreme volatility, has historically...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Five key principles of the minimum viable transformation

LEARN from a true field experiment what has to be fixed or put in place before the...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Will 'fire burn and cauldron bubble' for equities?

IT could be the same old, same old this week. Even as many hesitate to read too much into...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMODITIES

Energy hedge funds look to spreads, margins

FOR the oil-trading community, the fall of hedge fund manager Andy Hall signalled a heavy...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Net short US$ position at its largest since 2013

SPECULATORS' net short bets on the US dollar grew this week to their largest...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Director purchases to sales at 2:1; 3 healthcare stocks report buying

THE four trading sessions spanning Aug 4 to Aug 10 saw the Straits Times Index (STI)...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Change or die: US malls confront Amazon era

AS THE retail industry churns in the Amazon era, American shopping malls are turning to a...
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Neighbourhoods in New York that play hard to get

RICHMOND Hill, in southwestern Queens, can be an eye-opener for the uninitiated homebuyer...
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BANKING & FINANCE

The Fed wants to make life easier for big-bank directors

AMID reports on Thursday that Stephen Sanger, chairman of the Wells Fargo board, may step...
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Catastrophe bonds: blockchain settlement is neat and efficient

FINANCIAL markets are showing some signs of volatility these days after exceptionally low...
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US bond market looks expensive if war threat is excluded

THE bond bulls in the US$14 trillion Treasuries market didn't expect - or want - to...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

No stopping Chile's clean energy transformation

IT LOOKS and functions much like an oil drilling rig. As it happens, several of the men...
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COMMENTARY

Electric cars will disrupt fossil fuel sooner than you think

ELECTRIC vehicles aren't going to destroy the fossil fuel industry any time soon,...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Equis seeks binding bids for US$4b power assets: sources

EQUIS Energy, the Singapore-based developer of power projects, has asked for binding bids...
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TECHNOLOGY

Silicon Valley finds itself at war with America's far right

SILICON Valley is finding itself entrenched in battle with the far right over ground...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

It's time patent trolls were put out of business

IN A recent episode of HBO's sitcom Silicon Valley, a lawyer tries to extort money...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM

AI service helps tourists enjoy Japanese folk dancing

AN ONLINE service that uses artificial intelligence to provide tourists with information...
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CONSUMER

Egg scandal: Dutch watchdog under scrutiny

YEARS of cuts at the Dutch food watchdog agency and a tendency among politicians to put...
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Ivory Coast's battle of the beers turns bitter

"IN our house, the beer is Bock!" boasts the familiar slogan for the lager that...
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COMMENTARY

Three stages to evaluating a wine: the attack, middle and finish

WHAT do we look for in a wine? Some people want a catchy name or pretty label, as long as...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

COMMENTARY

Electric cars will disrupt fossil fuel sooner than you think

ELECTRIC vehicles aren't going to destroy the fossil fuel industry any time soon,...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Nepal builds new railway network to spur growth

THREE years after its last train hit the buffers, landlocked Nepal is building a new...
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Musk's electric-car vision doubted by major parts suppliers

SOME of the world's top car-parts suppliers aren't buying all the enthusiasm...
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Iran in talks to buy 45 Airbus helicopters: report

IRAN is holding talks with European planemaker Airbus to buy 45 helicopters for civilian...
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GM blasts US$1b deal between ignition switch plaintiffs, creditor trust

PLAINTIFFS suing General Motors Co over faulty ignition switches and other alleged...
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Smithsonian transportation curator Withuhn dies at 75

WILLIAM Withuhn, a licensed locomotive engineer who, during his 27 years as...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Canada brings tempered optimism to Nafta talks

CANADA enters crucial talks in Washington on the renegotiation of the North American Free...
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Crude revenue jump narrows Saudi deficit

SAUDI Arabia's second-quarter budget gap narrowed to 46.5 billion riyals (S$17...
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Chinese aircraft fly over Taiwan in weekend of drills

CHINESE military aircraft carried out two rounds of drills over Taiwan at the weekend,...
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Britain keen for Brexit talks to move to next stage

BRITAIN said on Sunday that it wants talks with the European Union (EU) to move on to the...
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4 Arab states reassure US over Qatar boycott

FOUR Arab countries that imposed sanctions on Qatar have told the United States that US...
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Iran Parliament okays missile funding boost in reply to US sanctions

IRAN'S Parliament on Sunday approved more than half a billion dollars in funding for...
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Stars aligned for euro overhaul, EU reboot

WHEN France elected Emmanuel Macron in May, the prospects of mending the euro's...
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Peso not in freefall: Philippine central banker

THE Philippine central bank on Sunday sought to soothe frayed nerves in the foreign...
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China tames 'grey rhinos' after shopping sprees

"GREY rhinos" have become a hunted species in China, where government...
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Draghi unfazed for now about strength of euro

IF Mario Draghi is worried about the strength of the euro, he's hiding it well for...
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Italy's economic outlook improving, but challenges remain

ITALY is working hard to shake off the sick man tag.
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WAR OF WORDS

US top brass to meet South Korean president

AMERICA'S top general plans to meet South Korean President Moon Jae In on Monday,...
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Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump: different yet similar

IN many ways, the two leaders on either side of the North Korea-United States missile...
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Trump slammed for muted response to violence

US President Donald Trump is rarely reluctant to express his opinion, but he is often...
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Trump's threat a blessing for Venezuelan government

PRESIDENT Donald Trump's claim that he is not ruling out "military" action...
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LIFE & CULTURE

BT CORPORATE GOLF LEAGUE 2017

Winning not an obsession for these golfers

NOW into its eighth year, The Business Times Corporate Golf League has created a niche...
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The retired champ who just can't give up chess

RUSSIAN chess champion Garry Kasparov owned the game for 15 years, gaining superstar...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Painful end to Bolt's last race

THE loudest roar of the world track and field championships here came on Saturday as...
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VIEWS FROM THE TOP

An equal contract

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How inclusive is your organisation towards contract employees?...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM

SME

TOPLINE

Startup Carousell is growing up fast

ONLINE classifieds platform Carousell, ubiquitous with the buying and selling of second-...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

COMMENTARY

Electric cars will disrupt fossil fuel sooner than you think

ELECTRIC vehicles aren't going to destroy the fossil fuel industry any time soon,...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

It's time patent trolls were put out of business

IN A recent episode of HBO's sitcom Silicon Valley, a lawyer tries to extort money...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Three stages to evaluating a wine: the attack, middle and finish

WHAT do we look for in a wine? Some people want a catchy name or pretty label, as long as...
PUBLISHED Aug 14, 2017 05:50 AM
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