Wednesday, Sep 06, 2017

TOP STORIES

More agile entity for local businesses with merger of IE Singapore, Spring

SPRING Singapore and International Enterprise (IE) Singapore have both done good work,...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Six IP insurers stung by underwriting losses as claims surge

FOR the first time in 12 years since the market's first as-charged Integrated Shield...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
SUPPORTING BUSINESS

Implementation is key for setup of Enterprise Singapore

THE success of the merger of IE Singapore and Spring Singapore hinges on its effective...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
SUPPORTING BUSINESS

'A more aggressive' SBF brings business bodies together to help local firms grow

TAKING the cue from a recommendation of the Committee on the Future Economy, the...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
SUPPORTING BUSINESS: COMMENTARY

A merger to better serve Singapore Inc

UP until around the turn of the century, the conventional wisdom about corporate...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Losing minister to Speaker's post a tough call: PM

THE decision to nominate Cabinet minister Tan Chuan-Jin as Singapore's next Speaker...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Jokowi to visit Singapore for leaders' retreat with PM Lee

INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo will visit Singapore this week to attend the annual...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

O&M equity: Eyes on banks' responses to haircuts

NEWS of two financially challenged listed offshore and marine (O&M) entities getting...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore, Asia ops 'not affected' by Bell Pottinger scandal

AS a storm gathers around the global public relations (PR) firm, Bell Pottinger said that...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

PLCs with no women directors to be named and shamed

MALAYSIA'S Prime Minister Najib Razak has served notice that public-listed companies...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

MOF to move bill on 2 proposed property tax changes

THE Finance Ministry (MOF) will proceed with two proposed changes in the Property Tax (...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

STOCKS

Banks lead STI's rebound of 20.29 points

HAVING plunged almost 47 points on Monday after North Korea's nuclear test over the...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

DBS announced it has secured approval from the Reserve Bank of India to convert its...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Geopolitical tension keeps euro in narrow range

THE euro drifted in a narrow range on Tuesday as simmering geopolitical tension put...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Noble in tough spot as it strives to revamp debt: chairman

NOBLE Group chairman Paul Brough warned on Tuesday that the firm will continue to...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

SGX rejects Jaya's pre-clearance plans for reverse-takeover deal

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) has slammed the door - for now - on a potential backdoor...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
SIAS 8th SINGAPORE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE WEEK 2017

New economy impacting traditional practices in corporate governance

TECHNOLOGY giants today are challenging some traditional practices in corporate...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Banks lead STI's rebound of 20.29 points

HAVING plunged almost 47 points on Monday after North Korea's nuclear test over the...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

DBS announced it has secured approval from the Reserve Bank of India to convert its...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Geopolitical tension keeps euro in narrow range

THE euro drifted in a narrow range on Tuesday as simmering geopolitical tension put...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Going cashless? Grab may be Singapore's answer

CASHLESS has become a buzzword of late, thanks to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Yamada Green's release of FY2017 results delayed as fire destroys documents

A FIRE incident which destroyed certain finance documents and computer hardware...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
EMERGING ENTERPRISE 2017

Feeling the labour crunch? Let robots solve the problem

AT First glance, the robotics solutions that Aitech Robotics and Automation Pte Ltd...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

ZIWO Holdings, through its Malaysian subsidiary, has signed a dealership pact with Hong...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Micron selling Ang Mo Kio facility for US$30m

US-BASED global semiconductor company Micron Technology is selling its wafer fabrication...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Businesses to get seed funding for ideas to create buzz in precincts

BUSINESS owners and operators who ply their trade near each other are now being...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Blackstone cancels sale of Australian shopping malls

PRIVATE equity giant Blackstone Group has called off the sale of its A$3.5 billion (S$3.8...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Wanda bonds hit more on mainland than overseas as risks increase

DALIAN Wanda Commercial Properties Co's onshore bondholders appear more anxious...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Foreign banks face new EU rules for more scrutiny

NINETEEN foreign banks in the European Union will need to set up new holding companies so...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Norway's sovereign fund switching to liquidity

NORWAY'S sovereign wealth fund proposed sweeping changes to its US$333 billion bond...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Japan Post to announce trillion-yen share sale

JAPAN Post Holdings Co will announce plans for a share sale by the government as early as...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Italian banks avoid meltdown, reining in systemic risk

NOW that worries over Italian banks suffering a meltdown have subsided, lenders need to...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

MNCs losing grip on world's richest mines

OUTNUMBERED and outflanked, Freeport-McMoRan Inc CEO Richard Adkerson made an about-face.
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Better than a battery? Big Energy backs hydrogen for power storage

THE secret to switching the global energy system entirely to renewables may lie in the...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Going cashless? Grab may be Singapore's answer

CASHLESS has become a buzzword of late, thanks to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Google, Xiaomi revive stalled Android One programme for India

GOOGLE is teaming with China's Xiaomi Corp to resurrect its Android One smartphone...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Britain's Aveva set to unveil £3b Schneider deal: source

BRITISH engineering software company Aveva is poised to announce a tie-up with France...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Your face may soon unlock your iPhone

ONE of the major new features expected in the next iPhone is a new way to unlock the...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Put down the phone and call an AI-powered butler instead

TOMORROW'S digital interface may be even more revolutionary than the pinching,...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Google still hiring in China even as search service remains blocked

GOOGLE'S search service may be banned in China but parent Alphabet Inc is hunting...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Angry Birds maker Rovio plans IPO to fly higher

THE maker of hit mobile phone game Angry Birds is planning an initial public offering to...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Lego to cut 1,400 jobs as profit declines amid change of leadership

LEGO A/S reported a decline in sales and profit, and said it would cut 8 per cent of its...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

McDonald's Korea pulls bulgogi burger after food scare

MCDONALD'S Corp's South Korean unit is cooperating with government authorities...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

UK consumers spend more in August, but pinch persists

BRITISH shoppers increased their spending in August at the fastest pace so far in 2017,...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

SATS launches smart glasses for ramp-handling operations

GROUNDHANDLER SATS is introducing smart glasses in its latest push to boost efficiency as...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
STRAIT TALK

Shipping should do more to manage exposure to risk

BY its nature, operating merchant ships involves taking risks. The cynic might say...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

EU approves 150m euro bridging loan for insolvent Air Berlin

THE European Commission on Monday approved a German bridging loan for Air Berlin that...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

China Merchants to buy 90% stake in Brazil's most profitable port

CHINA Merchants Port Holdings Co Ltd has agreed to buy 90 per cent of TCP Participações...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Diesel won't die, says top maker of emission measurement systems

WHAT is the market leader in equipment for measuring car emissions to do if the vehicles...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

China's reformist central bank chief could be a tough act to follow

THROUGHOUT much of China's economic rise over the past three decades, one Chinese...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

China's virtual coin fundraising ban heralds more curbs: Yicai

CHINA is poised to further tighten rules on virtual currencies after regulators on Monday...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Cryptocurrency crackdowns may spark gold rush: Mobius

MARK Mobius is sensing danger in the explosive growth of cryptocurrencies. Governments...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Dick Lee takes ChildAid in a new direction

THE annual ChildAid charity concert returns for its 13th year with a musical specially...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Classic car prices skid, while diamonds and wine shine

THE super-rich have seen their jewellery, fine wine and musical instrument collections...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Making movies gets more frightening with age: Judi Dench

MAKING movies gets more terrifying the older you get, British actress Judi Dench said on...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

SME

TOP STORY

On the road

China's Belt and Road Initiative offers tremendous opportunities, even for Singapore...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITOR'S LETTER

Going international despite global uncertainty

WE ARE almost into the final stretch of the year, and it has been quite a tumultuous...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
TOWKAYS

Constructing a family business

Eldest daughter Julia may have taken on a leadership role in Prime Structures, but its...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
BUDDING ENTREPRENEURS

Moving towards groceries 2.0

As a startup in South-east Asia that solely focuses on the grocery sector while employing...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
LEGAL ADVISER

Monetising Myanmar's potential

The recent opening up of the country presents an opportunity for technology leap-frogging...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
SMART CAPITAL

Exploring new frontiers

Asean offers enormous commercial opportunities but also poses a range of political risks...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
CUTTING EDGE

Turning the tables

Two very different furniture retail stores in Singapore, Journey East and Castlery, share...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
SPACE

Driving future infrastructure

The development of an autonomous future for transportation in Singapore is gathering...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
SPACE

Property data

A list of asking rents for office and industrial space, and sales caveats.
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
LIFESTYLE

Bid for a good cause

Hosted by the Monaco Association Against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the Only Watch...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
NEWBIZ

Newly registered companies

A listing of companies with issued capital between S$200,000 and S$5 million.
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

EXECUTIVE MONEY

You don't have to be kind in appraisals, but be accurate

IN 1993, Ray Dalio, the chairman of what is today the largest hedge fund in the world,...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Why passive investing could become the scourge of Wall Street

THE problem with passive investing, I promise, is worse than you think.
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Chinese pullout to affect four big property markets

DELEVERAGING and intensified regulations have curtailed China's investment in real...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Going cashless? Grab may be Singapore's answer

CASHLESS has become a buzzword of late, thanks to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
STRAIT TALK

Shipping should do more to manage exposure to risk

BY its nature, operating merchant ships involves taking risks. The cynic might say...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Asean gets an 'A' as it celebrates its 50th year

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (known as Asean) celebrated its 50th...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Foreign media undermining HK judiciary unknowingly

MORE than 20 years ago, in the run-up to Hong Kong's handover to China, rumours were...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

A regulatory framework should also reward good governance

EVER since the local stock market moved towards a disclosure-based regime, the approach...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

China has its Belt and Road; India, Japan have Growth Corridor

INDIA and Japan are collaborating on the transcontinental "Asia-Africa Growth...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Let's save the legal bills; what could go wrong? Everything

RECENT memorandums of understanding (MOUs) signed by International Enterprise (IE)...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Time to build support for sustainable buildings in South-east Asia

SOUTH-EAST Asia is rapidly urbanising, with an additional 90 million people forecast to...
PUBLISHED Sep 6, 2017 05:50 AM
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