Thursday, Sep 07, 2017

TOP STORIES

Roadmap to vibrant ecosystem for Singapore's wholesale trade sector

SINGAPORE'S wholesale industry is shifting gear to create a vibrant ecosystem with...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Car COE premiums down again but dealers expect rebound

BARGAIN-HUNTING and changes to emission standards could soon push up passenger car...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

One-stop centre to help S'pore startups ace it abroad

STARTUPS can now get more support for their plans to expand internationally, with the...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Months of dry runs wind down at Changi's T4 ahead of Oct 31 debut

MAJOR trials to fine-tune operations at Changi Airport's Terminal 4 have been held...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

HDB widens use of prefab to hit building productivity targets

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) on Wednesday announced new initiatives that will...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore economy expected to grow by 3.1% in Q3: economists

PRIVATE sector economists expect Singapore's economy to grow by 3.1 per cent in the...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Triyards sounds warning on going-concern status, cites loan repayment issues

THE woes of the marine, shipping and oil & gas (O&G) industries continue to take...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Malaysia's July exports up 31%, led again by manufactured goods

MALAYSIA'S export performance in July continued to grow apace expanding by nearly 31...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

HK to launch 'starter homes' for those priced out of private housing

MIDDLE-income Hongkongers priced out of private housing but who earn too much to qualify...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Hurricane Irma leaves Caribbean islands flooded and in darkness as it heads for Florida

Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, churned across...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

STOCKS

Reits, banks hit in weak session

THERE were no real surprises on Wednesday as the Straits Times Index (STI) dropped 18.79...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

ST Engineering's exposure to the commercial and defence industries across four...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar steadies ahead of central bank meetings

THE dollar steadied in a quiet market on Wednesday, with traders appearing to be in wait-...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Will the research conundrum ever be resolved?

EVERY day in the local stock market over the past two months the shares of Rowsley...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

CapitaLand boosts presence in Indonesia

CAPITALAND remains bullish about Indonesia's growth prospects and is further...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Pressure mounts on ISDA committee to end Noble's credit default swap impasse

PRESSURE is building on an International Swaps & Derivatives Association (ISDA) panel...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Keep quarterly reporting; better still, give even more updates via social media

I REFER to "Quarterly Reports: why not let shareholders decide?" (BT, Sept 5)...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

CATALIST-listed Emerging Towns & Cities Singapore (ETC) is proposing to acquire a 17...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

MSCI chief: world of passive investing won't last forever

PASSIVE investing has taken the world by storm, and MSCI stands at the heart of it.
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Reits, banks hit in weak session

THERE were no real surprises on Wednesday as the Straits Times Index (STI) dropped 18.79...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

ST Engineering's exposure to the commercial and defence industries across four...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar steadies ahead of central bank meetings

THE dollar steadied in a quiet market on Wednesday, with traders appearing to be in wait-...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM
SIAS 8th SINGAPORE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE WEEK 2017

Corporate chiefs lend their support

THE Securities Investors Association (Singapore) is holding the 8th Singapore Corporate...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM
EMERGING ENTERPRISE 2017

Naiise story about designs

WHAT does design entail? What draws you to a design store? As design in Singapore starts...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

CapitaLand boosts presence in Indonesia

CAPITALAND remains bullish about Indonesia's growth prospects and is further...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Church buys Elite Building in collective sale

ELITE Building, a freehold six-storey property near Aljunied MRT Station, has been sold...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Buildings too antiquated to use, too grand to demolish

WHEN the towers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers began rising after...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Retrofitting a Long Island lighthouse for a second act

THE Cedar Island Lighthouse, a quaint, cubic structure of notably large granite blocks in...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

GSO's Bennett Goodman builds US$95b debt engine

BACK in the Dark Ages of Wall Street, when Dow 1,000 was heady stuff, a small company...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Banks look to step up employee surveillance after latest scandal

BANKS already using algorithms to monitor traders are looking to expand surveillance to...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Commonwealth Bank of Australia slapped with class-action suit

COMMONWEALTH Bank of Australia was hit on Tuesday with potentially Australia's...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Russia plans gem reform to compete with India

RUSSIA wants its biggest diamond miner to work more closely with the country's top...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Big Oil says it still loves the North Sea despite asset sales

EUROPE'S biggest energy companies have a message for the ageing UK North Sea oil...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Facebook 'in talks to offer princely sum for music rights'

FACEBOOK Inc is offering major record labels and music publishers hundreds of millions of...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Florida's tech scene may give the West Coast hub a run for its money

FLUSH with venture capital funding from the likes of Alibaba and Google, Magic Leap Inc...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

HP Enterprise revenue gains 2.5% after company slims down

HEWLETT Packard Enterprise Co is emerging from an aggressive effort to slim down,...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Western Digital offers to exit Toshiba chip bid for better joint venture terms

WESTERN Digital Corp has offered to drop out of a group bidding for Toshiba's...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Gender debate in UK spills into children's clothing

IN the gender wars recently, British retailers have had trouble striking the right...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Ink-stained reunion after years of digital upheaval in journalism

THE world has changed since the last time one of New York's legendary tabloids was...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Vitamin World to file for bankruptcy protection

VITAMIN World, a seller of vitamins and nutritional supplements, plans to file for...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Boeing, Airbus voice doubts over US$23b supplier merger

BOEING Co and Airbus SE voiced concerns about a proposed tie-up of two leading suppliers...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Investors on edge after 7.5% fall in August US airlines index

US AIRLINE investors, already absorbing the worst monthly stock performance in a year,...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Taxify takes on Uber in competitive London taxi-hailing market

ESTONIAN startup Taxify is going head to head with Uber in London's highly...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Nissan takes electric vehicle battle to Tesla with longer-range Leaf

NISSAN Motor Co Ltd launched a revamped version of its Leaf electric vehicle (EV) on...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Few signs of progress in ongoing Nafta talks

THE renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) sputtered forward on...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Europe court backs employee fired over private messages

EUROPE'S top rights court on Tuesday restricted the ability of employers to snoop on...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Saudi Arabia seeks Islamic tourism boost in nation's economic reform

A FEW steps away from Mecca's Grand Mosque, a dozen empty towers rise into the sky...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Brexit threatens subsidies for UK's landed gentry and the Queen

IT IS A club that includes some of the world's richest people. There are dukes,...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Britain eyeing curbs on EU migration, leaked document shows

BRITAIN is considering measures to restrict immigration for all but the highest-skilled...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Australia's economy strengthens after weak start to year

AUSTRALIA'S economy has shrugged off a sluggish start to the year, boosted by...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

The rich used to say 'no' to getting richer

FIFTY years ago, a top car executive named George Romney - yes, Mitt's father -...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Renovated Berlin opera house finally opens - temporarily

AFTER seven years of construction, the Staatsoper is finally preparing to reopen its...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Will the research conundrum ever be resolved?

EVERY day in the local stock market over the past two months the shares of Rowsley...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

S'pore makes strides in advanced manufacturing

AT a research facility in the south-west of Singapore, more than a hundred researchers...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Killing Daca is cruel, and bad economics

US President Donald Trump's decision to kill Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

In taxi slugfest, commuters gain, but mind the far bigger endgame

SO, the taxi war is escalating. Brutal price warfare is encouraged. After all, the...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Getting the world's crisis funds to work closer together

THE Latin American debt crisis in the 1980s, the Asian financial crisis 20 years ago, the...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

The Korean cauldron creates dilemmas for the US

SO here we are, following North Korea's detonation of a sixth nuclear bomb, holding...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM

The costs of not protecting personal data

WHAT is your personal data worth? How many of us stop to think about this question before...
PUBLISHED Sep 7, 2017 05:50 AM
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