Friday, Aug 18, 2017

TOP STORIES

July export growth comes up short; leading to mixed forecasts

GROWTH in non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in July was slower than expected, and also...
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Betting on big caps? 40% of them on SGX beat market yield

DO BIG-CAP stocks offer safer bets? So far this year, those listed on the Singapore...
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Stay on top of the game with BT Weekend

THEY'RE high-flyers in their respective fields but they're also super-achievers...
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Keppel unveils US$658m partial sale of asset, but its stock tracks market slide

NEWS of a US$658 million partial stake sale held in the world's first-ever converted...
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Bungalow market keeping up with last year's momentum

THE bungalow market in Singapore is humming along nicely, with transactions likely to...
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Fed officials getting worried about retreat in inflation, says minutes

FEDERAL Reserve policymakers appeared increasingly wary about recent weak inflation and...
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Raffles Hotel enters 2nd phase of restoration programme

THE iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore is now in the second stage of its three-phase...
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Singapore's gender wage gap shows little sign of narrowing

THE gender wage gap just refuses to go away in Singapore.
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A N Korea nuclear-tipped ICBM will cross 'red line': S Korea's Moon

NORTH Korea would be "crossing a red line" if it put a nuclear warhead on an...
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Prototype aims to take a load off airport baggage handlers

A TEAM led by Singapore Technologies (ST) Dynamics has come up with a prototype to help...
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STOCKS

Brokers' take

Mermaid's order book declined by some 34 per cent quarter-on-quarter to US$98.6...
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CURRENCIES

US dollar rebounds on short covering; euro falls

THE dollar rebounded across the board on Thursday, reserving some of its strongest gains...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

SGX, SISV reviewing valuation and reporting practices

SINGAPORE Exchange (SGX) and the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV) are...
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MAS slaps 7-year ban on former OCBC Securities dealer

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued two prohibition orders against Prem...
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Cathay Pacific shares rise

CATHAY Pacific Airways shares rose as much as 6 per cent on Thursday, as analysts said...
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HOCK LOCK SIEW

Millennials are not just about avocado toast

SPEAKING to bankers, you'd think that millennials are some sort of alien species...
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STOCKS

ST Index falls for third straight day

A GENERALLY lacklustre and mixed session on Thursday ended with the Straits Times Index (...
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Brokers' take

Mermaid's order book declined by some 34 per cent quarter-on-quarter to US$98.6...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar rebounds on short covering; euro falls

THE dollar rebounded across the board on Thursday, reserving some of its strongest gains...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Allianz Asia delivers strong first half

GERMAN insurer Allianz Asia has achieved strong first-half financial growth performance...
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HOT STOCK

Best World shares slide further to hit 6-month low

BEST World International lost more than a fifth of its market value on Thursday to reach...
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Corporate digest

A RENEGOTIATED consideration for a Thailand concession between Loyz Energy and Carnarvon...
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REAL ESTATE

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US housing starts fall as multi-family units decline

US homebuilding unexpectedly fell in July as the construction of multi-family houses...
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BANKING & FINANCE

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Millennials are not just about avocado toast

SPEAKING to bankers, you'd think that millennials are some sort of alien species...
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Betsy Duke to chair Wells Fargo board at beginning of next year

BETSY Duke was working in a Virginia Beach dinner theatre in the mid-1970s, struggling to...
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Goldman builds bridge-loan business with Amazon, Discovery deals

GOLDMAN Sachs Group Inc's longtime dominance of the takeover advice business is...
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Misstep on Libor alternative could be costly: Pimco

PACIFIC Investment Management Co (Pimco) says there will be consequences from being too...
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India steps up scrutiny of shell firms after currency ban

WHEN India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned high-denomination currency bills in...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Sumitomo Chemical starts urban-farming testbed in Singapore

SUMITOMO Chemical, the largest Japanese investor on Jurong Island, has started a full-...
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Bringing gold into the digital age with blockchain

THE blockchain revolution is gunning for the gold market.
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Petronas sets its sights on downstream amid a challenging cost environment

WHEN Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin took over as chief executive officer of Malaysian state...
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India enters global smart-meter race to fight utility losses

INDIA is aiming to help its ailing power distribution companies by buying five million...
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TECHNOLOGY

China's online giants back deal to shake up state telco

SOME of China's biggest technology players are backing a plan to invest nearly US$12...
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Chinese video game rakes in cash - and draws young rule breakers

IN CHINA, teenagers can purchase a fake ID online for as little as US$2. Is it for buying...
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Mexico Supreme Court rules America Movil can charge interconnection rates

MEXICO'S Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that billionaire Carlos Slim's...
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Tech firms' diversity gap: quick solution is to fix hiring process

I AM the co-founder of a company that helps clients find ways to diversify their...
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CONSUMER

Japan begins public debate on casinos

THE debate over Japan's effort to allow casinos is going public as operators...
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In China, an action hero beats box office records

CHINA'S new favourite action hero single-handedly routs pirates off the African...
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What it's like to shop in Amazon's version of the convenience store

AMAZON has been aggressively courting students as part of its experiment to bring its...
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TRANSPORT

Maersk upbeat on container shipping outlook

DENMARK'S AP Moller Maersk gave an upbeat outlook for container shipping on...
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Fiat Chrysler joins BMW in race to make self-driving cars

FIAT Chrysler Automobiles will cooperate with BMW to develop self-driving cars, the...
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Transit group mulls over proposals to ease traffic at NYC transport hub

A US$29 billion plan to build a new train tunnel under the Hudson River to Pennsylvania...
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GM's Maven assembling building blocks for ride, delivery services

GENERAL Motors Co's Maven car sharing and rental unit is expanding its partnerships...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

India steps up scrutiny of shell firms after currency ban

WHEN India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned high-denomination currency bills in...
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Grenfell fire exposes disconnect between elitist council and poor residents

THE Ferraris were driving people batty in affluent South Kensington. Drivers revved their...
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Africa's richest man to invest up to US$50b in US and EU

AFRICA'S richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest US$20 billion to US$50 billion...
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EDITORIAL

A negotiated settlement is the only way out of N Korean crisis

A LULL has occurred in the "war of words" between North Korean leader Kim Jong...
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Britain's road to perdition

FULL English "Brexit" is off the menu. Before leaving the European Union...
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Vice-President Pence's stature is on the ascendancy

THE US vice-president, Mike Pence, ended his four-country Latin American tour on Friday...
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DINING OUT

Wholesome, but not diet-obsessed

WITH its pure, almost sterile white walls and accents of greenery, COMO Cuisine looks...
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OPINION

Batam's business model overtaken by events

BATAM has an unbeatable business proposition. The Indonesian island is 20 kilometres from...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

A negotiated settlement is the only way out of N Korean crisis

A LULL has occurred in the "war of words" between North Korean leader Kim Jong...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Ageing population not just the government's problem

IT'S literally an age-old problem: people in rich countries are not having enough...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Britain's road to perdition

FULL English "Brexit" is off the menu. Before leaving the European Union...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Vice-President Pence's stature is on the ascendancy

THE US vice-president, Mike Pence, ended his four-country Latin American tour on Friday...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Tech firms' diversity gap: quick solution is to fix hiring process

I AM the co-founder of a company that helps clients find ways to diversify their...
PUBLISHED Aug 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Wholesome, but not diet-obsessed

WITH its pure, almost sterile white walls and accents of greenery, COMO Cuisine looks...
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Rich and oaky, white Rioja bends the summer standard

GOOD white Rioja is not your typical summer white. It's weighty not light, rich not...
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GEM sparkles in latest world tour

DENG Ziqi's meteoric rise to fame is nothing short of a fairytale. The Shanghai-born...
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Midnight Oil burns with power and passion

AUSSIE rock legends Midnight Oil might not be a household name like AC/DC or INXS, but...
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As fun to watch as they are to listen

WHEN a band makes its entrance bouncing onto the stage to the introduction of The Lion...
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Taking the climate-change story forward

DESPITE what US President Donald Trump may think, many Americans consider climate change...
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Eco-warrior paints doomsday picture

AN Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power arrives at a critical moment in the history of the...
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Hardly any connection between the central duo here

THE Hitman's Bodyguard pairs Samuel L Jackson as a hitman, Darius Kincaid, and Ryan...
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Between the devil and the deep blue sea

47 Meters Down is a cautionary tale for all daredevils planning their summer holidays.
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Handing over to the next generation

FROM art collector to gallery owner - that's one of the classic paths taken by those...
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Public preview gives glimpse of museum's potential

VISITORS who caught the public preview at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in...
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A glorious revival

THE ravishing epic musical Forbidden City: Portrait Of An Empress returns for its fourth...
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SIFA: Four years of defiantly 'arty' art

FIVE years ago, when theatre director Ong Keng Sen took over the helm of the national...
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