Monday, Aug 21, 2017

TOP STORIES

NATIONAL DAY RALLY 2017

Start life right, stay healthy and live smart

BUILDING up the country's pre-school sector, fighting diabetes and making Singapore...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Park West condo owners eye S$750m in third try at collective sale

OWNERS of condominium project Park West are hoping that third time's the charm in...
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NATIONAL DAY RALLY 2017

Pre-school sector outlay to reach S$1.7b in 2022

THE government is going to double public spending again on the pre-school sector to S$1.7...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore has 'natural advantage' to be a Smart Nation

WHILE Singapore may already have the right ingredients to become a Smart Nation, the...
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Turkish PM hails FTA with Singapore

TURKEY'S Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has hailed the Turkey-Singapore Free Trade...
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If you're thinking of starting a business venture - think again

ENTREPRENEURSHIP isn't for everyone - no matter how glamourous or fulfilling it...
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COMPANY OF GOOD

A Naiise way to bring joy to children

IT'S often said that there's nothing more satisfying than seeing a happy,...
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MONDAY MULTIPLE

Sandwiched by powerful forces?

THE consumer staples sector, notably the food and beverage (F&B) sector, draws...
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STOCKS

HNA calls for shareholder meeting to vote on privatising-CWT offer

CHINESE conglomerate HNA Holding Group is convening a general meeting on Sept 7 to seek...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Buybacks and director buys up on the week

THE five trading sessions spanning Aug 11 to Aug 17 saw the Straits Times Index (STI)...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

When riots, rhetoric and solar event eclipse earnings growth

US STOCKS fell last week and the Dow Jones Industrial Average snapped one of its longest...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Building the Singapore brand overseas - the Swan & Maclaren way

SWAN & Maclaren, Singapore's oldest architectural firm, is nowadays getting most...
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CHARTPOINT

VIX lows pointing to imminent correction in US equities of 3-5%

COMPLACENCY continues to prevail in the market as reflected by the CBOE's Volatility...
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WARRANTS A LOOK

SHS warrant's numbers are attractive

GIVEN the political uncertainties in Washington and the terror attacks in Barcelona,...
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STRATEGY SPOTLIGHT

Enhanced auditor reports off to promising start but risks need watching

SINGAPORE-LISTED companies have to guard against the risk that the new enhanced auditor...
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Tokyo bourse's underperformance seen as buying opportunity

AS the Japanese stock market is whipsawed by the latest news on North Korea, sagging...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Tokyo Stock Exchange hopes new entrants can revive solar trust sector

THE Tokyo Stock Exchange's (TSE) two-year-old infrastructure market hopes to get a...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

HNA calls for shareholder meeting to vote on privatising-CWT offer

CHINESE conglomerate HNA Holding Group is convening a general meeting on Sept 7 to seek...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

How much longer can Wall St bank on Trump reflation?

A BIG part of the reflation play that engulfed markets since last November's US...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMODITIES

Chicago agricultural commodities record a volatile week

CHICAGO Board of Trade (CBOT) grains futures have seen a week full of fluctuations, with...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar falls on uncertainty but ends week with modest gain

THE dollar fell against a basket of major currencies on Friday last week as continued...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Buybacks and director buys up on the week

THE five trading sessions spanning Aug 11 to Aug 17 saw the Straits Times Index (STI)...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Biotech firms leaving big US cities for the suburbs

THE biotech industry is facing high rents and tight lab space in Boston, New York and San...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Home-building drive in Moscow threatens developers' profits

MOSCOW'S local government project to build hundreds of thousands of new homes...
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Chinese pullback 'won't hurt commercial property prices in US'

COMMERCIAL real estate prices, hovering at record highs in the US following a six-year...
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The tropical overwater bungalow turns 50

THE overwater bungalow - that iconic symbol of the paradisiacal tropical vacation,...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Forced to pay for insurance he didn't need and blacklisted, too

WELLS Fargo has promised to make amends to the customers it forced to buy car insurance...
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China powers new US dollar bond market as it heads to US$1 trillion

IT is a lot harder for David Yim to rack up the airline miles these days. The bond...
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'Too big to fail' Prudential said to plot escape from federal watchdog's oversight

PRUDENTIAL Financial Inc is laying the groundwork to escape the government's label...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

China's menswear maker swops stitching for lithium batteries

TEN years ago, Ningbo Shanshan Co was primarily a maker of menswear turning out shirts,...
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Mexico's prickly pear cactus: energy source of the future?

THE prickly pear cactus is such a powerful symbol in Mexico that they put it smack in the...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Green energy revolution blowing up storm of controversy in Mexico

CAIN Lopez looks tiny standing near the seven enormous wind turbines that tower over his...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

An imposing, disruptive force

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What role, if any, do you see cryptocurrencies playing in the...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Uber running into big trouble with quiet investor

FOR the past week, Uber's board members have been embroiled in conversations over a...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Apple under pressure to dazzle as market for smartphones slows

AS Apple and Samsung gear up to launch new flagship smartphones, the market leaders are...
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Google develops new subscription tools for news publishers

ALPHABET Inc's Google is developing new tools designed to boost subscriptions for...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Walmart's clash with Amazon takes to the skies with floating warehouses

WAL-MART Stores, Inc has opened a new front in its battle with Amazon.com Inc.
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Bubble tea sellers in US grow with drink's popularity

THE Starbucks on Waverly Place in Greenwich Village was all but empty at 8.30 on a recent...
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Target ends relationship with troubled food startup Hampton Creek

TARGET Corp will no longer sell products made by food startup Hampton Creek Inc after an...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Banking restrictions hitting Uruguay's legal marijuana sales

URUGUAY'S unique new marijuana industry has run into a hurdle as international anti-...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Uber running into big trouble with quiet investor

FOR the past week, Uber's board members have been embroiled in conversations over a...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Lawyers suing GM accuse it of making threats that scuppered deal

LAWYERS for car owners suing General Motors Co over faulty ignition switches and other...
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Lufthansa CEO eyes pay cuts for Air Berlin crew in rescue plan

DEUTSCHE Lufthansa AG chief executive officer Carsten Spohr is ready to welcome large...
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Bumpy road ahead for US trucking industry

IT has been 30 years since Burt Reynolds starred in Smokey and the Bandit and made...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Your tiny economy airline seat may soon stop shrinking

EVERY so often, officials at Rockwell Collins Inc pitch a one-day job offer to residents...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

WALL STREET INSIGHT

When riots, rhetoric and solar event eclipse earnings growth

US STOCKS fell last week and the Dow Jones Industrial Average snapped one of its longest...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Missing China mogul returns with US$1b for brain research

A DOZEN years ago, the largest Internet company in China wasn't Alibaba or Tencent,...
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China's not running a trade surplus with more than 40 nations

CHINA'S big trade surpluses hog all the headlines, but imbalances go both ways...
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Frankfurt and Dublin make bankers feel wanted in battle for Brexit jobs

"I'M here to send you the regards of the Federal Chancellor. I am entitled to...
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UK cranks up the pressure on EU to pivot Brexit talks to trade

THE UK announced that it is piling pressure on the European Union to shift the focus of...
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Germany hopes to avoid mistakes made with earlier migrant workers

AS Germany struggles to absorb more than a million migrants from the Middle East and...
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Post-Bannon Trump administration could take harder line on trade

THE firing by US President Donald Trump of his chief strategist Steve Bannon, a fierce...
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Why tourist-magnet Catalonia is Spain's fertile ground for terrorists

DESPITE its long experience in fighting terrorism, Spain failed this past week to prevent...
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India's new policy lures foreign defence companies to manufacture there

INDIA has drawn up a shopping list for tens of billions of dollars of foreign fighter...
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Trump's plan to alter Nafta could end up hurting US manufacturing

NEVER mind the refrain that the American factory is supposedly a dinosaur in the age of...
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Japan still seeking US protection while quietly staking its own path

PRIME Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan has never seemed to waver in his support for President...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Famed food guideserves up new category - Michelin Plate

THE vaunted Michelin Guide is all about stars: Get three of them, the guide's top...
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27 wins and counting, for Singapore's waterpolo champs

ON Sunday, Singapore's waterpolo reign hit the magical 18,872-day high. Or, in...
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Outfits for Nevada's Burning Man festival selling like hot cakes

RECENTLY, the mannequins in the window of the Manhattan vintage shop Reminiscence traded...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

An imposing, disruptive force

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What role, if any, do you see cryptocurrencies playing in the...
PUBLISHED Aug 21, 2017 05:50 AM
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