Thursday, Sep 14, 2017

TOP STORIES

CEO pay at Singapore-listed firms not aligned with performance: study

THE link between what Singapore chief executives are paid and the profitability of their...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Some builders not keen to be first movers in PPVC

IT does not always pay to be the first mover. That's how some contractors feel about...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Poaching of agents catches MAS's eye

THE escalating poaching activity in the financial advisory (FA) space in recent years has...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM
EP NOMINATION DAY

I'm a President for all Singaporeans: Halimah

THE first reserved presidential election in Singapore's history drew to a close on...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM
THE NEW iPHONE

Singapore tech manufacturers see modest share movements amid iPhone launch

STOCKS of tech manufacturers showed modestly positive impact from the launch of Apple...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM
THE NEW iPHONE

Local telcos gear up to ride wave of Apple's latest phones

SINGAPORE telcos are set to get a boost - even if just for the short term - with the...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Malaysia commits to billions in investments to support US economy

IN a visit to Washington DC on Tuesday, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

F1 keen on extending marquee S'pore Grand Prix: CEO Carey

WHILE no deal has been inked yet to extend the Singapore Grand Prix beyond 2017, the goal...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Nanak Mansions in Meyer Road on the market with S$200m tag

THE fourth freehold residential site in the Meyer-Amber roads vicinity has come on the...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

HOT STOCK

Venture Corp's 9.84% share price surge prompts query from SGX

THE share price of contract manufacturer Venture Corporation surged on Wednesday to end...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Mixed session despite West's 'relief' rally

TRADING on Wednesday followed closely along the lines of the two previous sessions this...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US$ treads water; pound slips from year-high

THE dollar steadied on Wednesday, with traders wary of taking new positions on the...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

KBS, Keppel Capital to jointly list Reit holding US offices

SINGAPORE is set to see its second US real estate investment trust (Reit), adding to an...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

QAF reveals more details of Rivalea IPO

GARDENIA bread maker QAF Limited on Wednesday disclosed some financial details on the...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

Venture Corp's 9.84% share price surge prompts query from SGX

THE share price of contract manufacturer Venture Corporation surged on Wednesday to end...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Insurers' financial advisory arms present new risks

WHO'S next? This is one of the questions hanging in the air as insurance players...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM
EMERGING ENTERPRISE 2017

In the winner's seat

JUST gaming chairs? Not at Secretlab. The makers of the premium customisable leather...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Croesus unitholders okay purchase by Blackstone

BLACKSTONE's acquisition of Croesus Retail Trust (CRT) has been approved by...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Seadrill files for bankruptcy in bid to shrink debt load

SEADRILL Ltd - whose unit North Atlantic Drilling has a standstill agreement with...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Keppel DC Reit buys second Dublin asset

DATA centre owner Keppel DC Reit said on Wednesday that it has bought its 13th data...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM
SIAS 8th SINGAPORE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE WEEK 2017

Transparency, accountability key to sound financial health

THE Securities Investors Association (Singapore) is holding the 8th Singapore Corporate...
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SBI Life to launch India's first billion dollar IPO in 7 years

SBI Life Insurance Co will launch next week what will be India's first billion...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Mixed session despite West's 'relief' rally

TRADING on Wednesday followed closely along the lines of the two previous sessions this...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

KEPPEL DC Reit will acquire Dataplex, its second co-location data centre in Dublin,...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US$ treads water; pound slips from year-high

THE dollar steadied on Wednesday, with traders wary of taking new positions on the...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

KBS, Keppel Capital to jointly list Reit holding US offices

SINGAPORE is set to see its second US real estate investment trust (Reit), adding to an...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Croesus unitholders okay purchase by Blackstone

BLACKSTONE's acquisition of Croesus Retail Trust (CRT) has been approved by...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Keppel DC Reit buys second Dublin asset

DATA centre owner Keppel DC Reit said on Wednesday that it has bought its 13th data...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Private home rentals slip 0.4% in Aug: SRX

PRIVATE residential rents in Singapore fell 0.4 per cent in August after rising 0.2 per...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Houston's unsinkable housing market undaunted by storm

FOR six months, Sue and Roger Powell have been hoping to find a buyer for their 7,100-...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Ibiza struggles to house locals as mass tourism takes toll

GABRIEL Alberto Andrade has lived in a van for a year, unable to pay for a home in Spain...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Equifax's huge breach tests Trump pledge to dismantle rules

THE massive Equifax Inc data breach has triggered demands on Capitol Hill for stiffer...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Goldman's trading revamp plan takes back seat to lending

INVESTORS have been waiting for Goldman Sachs Group Inc's strategy to turn around...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

'Peculiar' bond market strikes again with 100-yr Austrian sale

THE hunt for yield has scoured the Steppes and passed through the Pampas. Now it has...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Top palm oil firms facing EU firing rethink trade strategy

FACING a backlash in Europe over palm oil's environmental toll, the world's top...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Swiss traders emerge from fringe to grab US$10b slice of LNG market

SWISS trading houses are muscling in on the global market for liquefied natural gas (LNG...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

China's war on smog chokes Shandong industries, smokes out fuel kiosks

CHINA'S crackdown on pollution is choking output of chemicals, fuels and other...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Marquee tech deals go from glut to stuck-in-a-rut

WHERE have all the big-ticket tech acquisitions gone?
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Cryptocurrency chaos as China bans initial coin offerings

CHINA'S move last week to ban initial coin offerings (ICO) has caused chaos among...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

JPMorgan's CEO says he would fire traders who bet on 'fraud' bitcoin

JPMORGAN Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon said he would fire any employee trading bitcoin...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Bell Pottinger collapses as questionable tactics in S Africa come to light

WHEN South African track star Oscar Pistorius stood trial for the brutal killing of his...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Evian aims to deflect water criticism by going carbon neutral

EVIAN aims to become the first major spring water brand to go carbon neutral amid...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Cahors emerges from backwater with fine wines

BACK in 1975, Jean-Marie Sigaud had a brilliant idea. As a child, Mr Sigaud, whose family...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

NTSB blames Tesla autopilot system for 2016 fatal Florida crash

TESLA Inc's design of its autopilot system contributed to a 2016 fatal crash in...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Teamsters chief fears US self-driving trucks may be unsafe, hit jobs

THE head of the 1.4-million member International Brotherhood of Teamsters union is...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Modi, Abe get India's first bullet train project going

AS INDIA'S premier Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe prepare to...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

China relaxes capital controls as pressure eases on yuan

THE recent relaxation on renminbi capital controls will add more uncertainty to the...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

US corporate tax goal in doubt as Trump intensifies reform drive

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday cast doubt on President Donald Trump...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

One year after Thaad warning, S Korea businesses still suffer

ON A faded notice pasted to the padlocked doors of the Lotte Mart superstore in China...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Cahors emerges from backwater with fine wines

BACK in 1975, Jean-Marie Sigaud had a brilliant idea. As a child, Mr Sigaud, whose family...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Emmy marketing campaigns rev up

WITH the television landscape more crowded than ever, the clamour to get shows noticed...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Horror goes mainstream at Toronto Film Festival

EACH night around 11 pm at the Toronto International Film Festival, after the Oscar-bait...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Insurers' financial advisory arms present new risks

WHO'S next? This is one of the questions hanging in the air as insurance players...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Trump's anti-Nafta tirade may backfire

THE North American Free Trade Association (Nafta) is generally considered a success...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Banks need to keep up with tech-driven changes in the industry

THE former Citigroup Inc CEO, Vikram Pandit, said recently that new technologies such as...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Brexit - the design of the camel

THE United Kingdom declared its intention to leave the European Union (EU) at the end of...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Investment world must change fast to keep up with millennials

THE emergence of the millennial generation and the impact of artificial intelligence (AI...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

CPF has unique features that work for Singapore

IN its recent report, The Global Savings Gap, the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Funding the future of Asia

ASIA'S rise to become the engine of global economic growth has been rapid. One key...
PUBLISHED Sep 14, 2017 05:50 AM

EDITOR'S CHOICE

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