Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017

TOP STORIES

SIAS, Rajah & Tann seek MAS action on insurance for Singapore bonds

AMID unprecedented local bond defaults as offshore and marine-services firms convulse,...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Alpha sells 22 units at Draycott Eight

IN WHAT is believed to be the first bulk transaction of residential units in a...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Perfect 10

THE nine instalments of the Singapore Grand Prix seem to have zipped by just as quickly...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Airbnb mixes business with leisure

INITIALLY targeted at mainly tourists, the home-sharing platform Airbnb is now becoming...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Retail sales in July shows modest signs of recovery

RETAIL sales in July showed modest signs of recovery as it notched gains year on year (y-...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Nets to roll out digital wallet app NetsPay

NETS will launch a digital wallet in the form of a mobile app called NetsPay next month,...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM
ASEAN AHEAD

American firms in Asean fret over US-China trade tensions, TPP exit

WHILE US firms in Asean are optimistic about the growth outlook for and investment...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM
ASEAN AHEAD

Singapore to focus on e-commerce, digital economy when it takes over Asean chair

SINGAPORE will focus on e-commerce and the digital economy as well as improve trade...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

STOCKS

US relief rally helps perk up STI

ACTIVITY in local stocks remained subdued on Tuesday as traders appeared relatively...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

YEAR-TO-DATE orders touched S$270 million as SembMarine announced a US$145 million hull...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Reits outperform STI components

SINGAPORE'S 20 largest real estate investment trusts (Reits) and stapled trusts by...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

O&M debt restructuring: beware backlash from divide & rule

DON'T be mistaken - silence at a noteholder briefing does not mean consent, says a...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

SUTL Enterprise to tap Hainan's yachting scene

SUTL Enterprise, under its ONE15 brand, is beefing up the luxury yachting and cruising...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM
EMERGING ENTERPRISE 2017

Creating a vertical urban jungle

TO some, having "green fingers" is seen as a gift. But what about having a way...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Chan Chun Sing calls for push towards being more sustainable

EVEN though Singapore has reduced its reliance on water imports in the last few decades,...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM
SIAS 8th SINGAPORE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE WEEK 2017

Leaping from just disclosure to real communication

MANY a time, companies believe that their disclosure is sufficient communication. Mere...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

UBS launches US$400m initiative to invest in Japanese hotel sector

UBS Asset Management's Real Estate & Private Markets (REPM) business has...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

US relief rally helps perk up STI

ACTIVITY in local stocks remained subdued on Tuesday as traders appeared relatively...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

YEAR-TO-DATE orders touched S$270 million as SembMarine announced a US$145 million hull...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar up a second day on short-covering

THE US dollar rose on Tuesday as investors further unwound bearish bets against it...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

How secure is your digital security?

MICROSOFT'S SmartScreen filter, a cloud-based anti-phishing and anti-malware tool,...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Reits outperform STI components

SINGAPORE'S 20 largest real estate investment trusts (Reits) and stapled trusts by...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

UBS launches US$400m initiative to invest in Japanese hotel sector

UBS Asset Management's Real Estate & Private Markets (REPM) business has...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Non-landed resale prices inch up in August

NON-LANDED private residential resale prices inched up 0.7 per cent in August from July,...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

HK finance chief warns potential buyers of property risk

HONG Kong's financial secretary Paul Chan warned potential buyers to be careful...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Dubai developers unveil mega projects despite downturn

PROPERTY developers in Dubai showcased new multi-billion-dollar mega-projects on Monday...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

London 2012 a mixed blessing for Olympic area's residents

FIVE years on from the 2012 Olympics, the area of London where they were held has a new...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Finland welcomes banking giant Nordea but move holds risks

BANKING giant Nordea's decision to move its headquarters to Helsinki is being...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

After roads and railways, China's Silk Road dealmakers eye financial firms

AFTER ports and industrial parks, the dealmakers leading China's trillion-dollar...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Shell focuses energy on green fuels, car charging

ROYAL Dutch Shell wants 20 per cent of income from its retail forecourts to come from...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Bullish copper bets go wrong as hedge funds ignore warnings

Hedge funds ignored the warnings about the red-hot copper market, and it may have cost...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

WeChat is Beijing's latest target for online controls

SELF-CENSORSHIP is kicking in fast on WeChat as China's new rules on message groups...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Samsung says Galaxy Note 8 pre-orders the highest for the series

SAMSUNG Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said pre-orders for its Galaxy Note 8 premium...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods sees boom in grocery sales for both companies

AMAZON.COM Inc's US$13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods is paying off in more...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Amazon hiring by the hundreds in China to take on Alibaba

AMAZON.COM Inc is hiring by the hundreds in China to fill jobs ranging from Internet...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Meiji to buy more cocoa beans as sales beat target

MEIJI Holdings Co, Japan's biggest chocolate maker, will buy more cocoa beans from...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Lotte scion to sell most of his stakes amid power tussle

SHIN Dong Joo, the elder son of Lotte Group's founder, has decided to sell most of...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Nordstrom's new 'no-stock' store delivers stock plunge instead

NORDSTROM Inc's plan to open a smaller store concept with no inventory isn't...
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TRANSPORT

STRAIT TALK

Industry needs to save those who save ships

LAST week's column was about managing risk in the shipping industry. The biggest...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Missile-defence crisis hits Hyundai as China sales plunge

AT A factory in north-east China making Hyundai cars, employees aren't sure from one...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Carmakers say consumers may be left behind in push for electric vehicles

EUROPEAN car bosses gathering for the Frankfurt car show are beginning to address the...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Insolvent Air Berlin scraps more long-haul flights

INSOLVENT German airline Air Berlin is scrapping more long-haul flights, this time to the...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

China's currency rebounds as optimism returns

FOR those who worry about the state of the world economy, China has long been a major...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Brexit law passes hurdle in reprieve for British PM May

BRITAIN'S Parliament backed a second reading of legislation to sever ties with the...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

The wobbles that saved Florida US$150b in storm damage

TWENTY miles (32 km) may have made a US$150 billion difference.
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

If Washington scraps the debt ceiling, the whole world benefits

AMERICANS travelling abroad may be surprised to find headlines screaming about the latest...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Fostering camaraderie through cycling

IT doesn't come as a surprise to hear that many employees at Decathlon - one of the...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Wine in the time of war: story of Ukraine bubbly

DEEP in the bowels of a former gypsum mine in east Ukraine, winemaker Rafail Nasyrov...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Hemingway cats survive Irma lashing

HURRICANE Irma may have wreaked devastation to the Florida Keys islands but, much to...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

EXECUTIVE MONEY

Hong Kong moves to regulate perks paid by funds to bank advisers

IF you're a fund manager, you probably wish there was a place you could go where the...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Stock rebound not a relief rally as China data lifts mood

THE risk rally's back on and most of the credit's going to easing of concern...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Are global central banks heading towards a policy mistake?

SEVERAL major central banks have adopted a more hawkish tone in recent months and appear...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Family wealth advisers reaping higher salaries as clients' returns surge

AS the number of ultra-high-net worth people swells, so too does the pay for those who...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

O&M debt restructuring: beware backlash from divide & rule

DON'T be mistaken - silence at a noteholder briefing does not mean consent, says a...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

If Washington scraps the debt ceiling, the whole world benefits

AMERICANS travelling abroad may be surprised to find headlines screaming about the latest...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Honing personal data protection

THERE are evolving modes of collection and legitimate uses of personal data that should...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Japan's neighbourhood just got a lot rougher

NORTH Korea's accelerated campaign to develop nuclear weapons capable of hitting...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Yangon must change its Rohingya policy

MYANMAR'S leader Aung San Suu Kyi has much to celebrate as the economy is tipped to...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Time to take an objective look at East Asian realities

A CERTAIN professor of dentistry at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland was, it seems...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Reasons to be upbeat about India's prospects

THIS summer marked the 70th anniversary of India's independence. Each passing...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Manufacturing saga: data doesn't tally with EDB optimism

IT is good to know that Singapore is well positioned to capture the benefits of new...
PUBLISHED Sep 13, 2017 05:50 AM
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