Friday, Sep 08, 2017

TOP STORIES

Policyholders' data in AXA's health portal breached

THE wave of cyber attacks on businesses has claimed another victim: Insurer AXA Singapore...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Razer delivers on proposal for universal e-payment system in Singapore

SINGAPORE'S move towards a cashless society got a fillip on Thursday, as tech firm...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

A fashionable weekend with BT

SEPTEMBER is fashion month and BTWeekend brings you its inaugural Fall/Winter fashion...
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50 YEARS OF SINGAPORE-INDONESIA TIES

Kendal Industrial Park has drawn US$475m in investments to date

THE industrial park jointly developed by Singapore's Sembcorp Development and...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Bet on Indonesia's long-term growth, says business chief

IT is no surprise that Indonesia is the overseas market with the highest level of...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Changi Garden latest to hop on en bloc train

ANOTHER en bloc aspirant has joined the hopefuls. The residents of Changi Garden have...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

HDB ties up with universities to boost productivity, design

THE Housing and Development Board (HDB) will be working with two local universities to...
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F1 ticket sales rev up in final lap of current contract

WHILE the future of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix remains uncertain, ticket sales...
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Best World won't be affected by China crackdown: COO

DESPITE concerns over its China business, Best World International, a beauty products...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Bank Negara FX losses a 'bitter lesson, but helped overcome Asian financial crisis'

FORMER Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) adviser and ex-second finance minister Nor Mohamed...
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Questions on banking? Ask Citi's chatbot

CITI Singapore is joining other Singapore banks in its use of chatbot technology.
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Two Singaporeans arrested for terror-linked activities

TWO Singaporeans have been arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for terrorism-...
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Fischer's exit makes Trump's choice for Fed chair even starker

STANLEY Fischer's surprise early exit from the Federal Reserve makes US President...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Liaoning is China's hotbed for shadow loans

THE highest concentration of shadow loans in China is to be found in its slowest-growing...
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STOCKS

STOCKS

US debt ceiling doubts cap prices here

THE local stock market underwent a quiet trading session on Thursday, with support coming...
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Brokers' take

STARHUB showcased its capabilities in Fixed Enterprise through its Sell-side Day held on...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Japan's seniors develop yen for Reits to fight banks' paltry rates

THIS summer, Japanese real estate investment trusts benefited from an unexpected group of...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Nam Cheong controlling shareholder to take up RM50m of rights shares

THE controlling shareholder of Nam Cheong has pledged to subscribe in full his share of...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

McDonald's Japan opening more stores in second half

MCDONALD'S Japan is adding to its restaurant count in the second half of the year,...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Keppel O&M, Pavilion Gas to work with Indonesia's PLN

KEPPEL Offshore and Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) and Pavilion Gas are working with...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

10 years after the subprime crisis, have things really changed?

IT HAS been 10 years since the start of the US subprime mortgage crisis - which for some...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Del Monte Pacific back in the black for Q1

STRONG sales in Asia gave a fillip to Del Monte Pacific Ltd's (DMPL) first- quarter...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM
EMERGING ENTERPRISE 2017

Stepping up its game in the halal business

SINGAPORE'S biggest up-and- coming halal industry player My Outlets Express Pte Ltd...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

A UNIT of mm2 Asia Ltd will join hands with two Chinese media companies to co-invest US$...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Spackman to produce Korean TV dramas with Mongjakso

SPACKMAN Entertainment Group Ltd said in a Singapore Exchange (SGX) filing on Thursday...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Aspen back in the black for Q2 on revenue surge

MALAYSIA-BASED property development group Aspen (Group) Holdings saw its second-quarter...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Wee Cho Yaw conferred Asean Legacy Award

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) chairman emeritus and adviser Wee Cho Yaw has been conferred...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

US debt ceiling doubts cap prices here

THE local stock market underwent a quiet trading session on Thursday, with support coming...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

STARHUB showcased its capabilities in Fixed Enterprise through its Sell-side Day held on...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Euro near day's highs after ECB outcome

THE euro held most of its gains against a broad swathe of currencies on Thursday after...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

HDB resale prices dip 0.7% y-o-y in Aug: SRX

RESALE prices of Housing & Development Board (HDB) flats slipped 0.7 per cent year on...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Japan's seniors develop yen for Reits to fight banks' paltry rates

THIS summer, Japanese real estate investment trusts benefited from an unexpected group of...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Sale of Brooklyn housing complex raises potential conflict of interest for Trump

THE long-time owners of Starrett City, the sprawling Brooklyn housing complex overlooking...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Mumbai residents refuse to leave unsafe buildings

After two days of incessant monsoon rain, Mohammad Altaf had come out of his home in...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

China bear loses his shorts betting against the yuan

MARK Hart spent seven years and US$240 million waiting on a crash in China's...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Swedish bank Nordea moves HQ to Finland where rules are easier

A EUROPEAN banking giant just snubbed one of the world's strictest financial...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Konnichiwa, here are your groceries - and your order of hydrogen

WANT a canister of clean energy to go with your basket of carrots and fresh fish?...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Shell expects Aussie gas shortage to trigger LNG export curbs

THE world's second-biggest liquefied natural gas exporting nation will probably curb...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Norway's election niggles give Big Oil the jitters

POLITICIANS and activists that have been fighting to rein in Norway's mighty oil...
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TECHNOLOGY

China's tiger mums fuel online education boom

HARDLY anyone bothered to learn English when Wu Wenhua was growing up in 1980s China. But...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Facebook identifies fake accounts by Kremlin-linked firm

PROVIDING new evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election, Facebook disclosed...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Dirty truths emerge over how P&G works

THE world's biggest consumer products maker is being pressured by one of its largest...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Big US stores get in bed with online giants to bolster sales

IN A SIGN of the times, Kohl's Corp and Home Depot Inc are the latest traditional...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Naked products expose British consumers' worries about packaging waste

A BIODEGRADABLE yoga mat and an eco-friendly dog bed are just some of the items on show...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Airlines scramble, traffic in tangle as Florida residents hurry out of Irma's way

WHETHER by plane, car or train, hundreds of thousands of people scrambled to get out of...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

If you build it, the Dutch will pedal it

WHEN city officials unveiled the first section of the world's largest bike parking...
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Japan's cutesy kei cars hit bumpy road

YOKO Kojima loves zipping around Tokyo in her Daihatsu Tanto with its tiny wheels and...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Trump bypasses Republicans to strike deal

US President Donald Trump struck a deal with Democratic congressional leaders on...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

ECB needs to factor in inflation as it prepares to wind down stimulus

THE European Central Bank must take into account the weakening of inflation due to the...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Macron's popularity drops but he is still ahead

EMMANUEL Macron's poll numbers have been tumbling all summer. But it may not be...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

India puts its boots on in battle with capricious weather

INDIA'S ability to predict the sort of devastating rainfall that struck Mumbai last...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

China's reliance on old growth drivers keeps slowdown at bay

CHINA'S economy continues to defy expectations for a slowdown, buoyed by strong...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Norway's giant wealth fund a piggy bank to be used prudently

Norway, which holds legislative elections on Monday, has the world's largest...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

China's cities face surging funding costs on default concerns

CHINA'S cities, towns and counties are facing surging borrowing costs as investors...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

DINING OUT

Sushi bar with its heart in the right place

IN just about every other blog post we've seen about Southpaw Bar & Sushi, it...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

10 years after the subprime crisis, have things really changed?

IT HAS been 10 years since the start of the US subprime mortgage crisis - which for some...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

A good annual report can help build trust

TRUST is the lubricant that keeps transactions flowing smoothly. It is either given on...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

When banks try to apply new tech to outdated ways

THE awareness that technology not only will, but already is, shaping finance is...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Dialogue is the only option to defuse North Korea crisis

THE North Korea crisis is being analysed more intensively and from more angles with each...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

China's digital healthcare revolution gaining ground

THE healthcare sector in China today is being reshaped by the rapid expansion of China...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Central bankers are shifting the goalposts on responsibility

THE theme of this year's meeting of the world's central bankers in Jackson Hole...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Sushi bar with its heart in the right place

IN just about every other blog post we've seen about Southpaw Bar & Sushi, it...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Not all Burgundies are expensive

VOSNE-Romanee is the commune with the most luscious of red Burgundies, the home of famous...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Caper flick that is criminally fun

IF anyone knows how to make a feel-good caper flick, it's Steven Soderbergh. Exhibit...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Weeding out a Civil War snake in the Garden of Eden

IN 1864 Virginia, three years into the American Civil War, a gated girls' boarding...
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Singapore's greatest hits reimagined

THE votes have been counted, the songs have been re-recorded, it's now time to...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Ghosts and Spectres digs up the past

THERE are two sides to every story - so the old adage goes. The idea is that the truth...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Bravely exploring new musical territories

MUSIC fans might have done a double take recently when they spotted seventies disco icons...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Mum's still the word for this director

MOTHER'S Day might be over but local filmmaker Sam Loh is still busy honouring mums...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

Taking the cue from Tamil culture

ARAM is a Tamil word that carries great significance for its users. Commonly appearing in...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM

History reignited

FACT and fiction clash dizzyingly in The Nature Museum, a one-hour performance lecture...
PUBLISHED Sep 8, 2017 05:50 AM
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