Friday, Sep 15, 2017

TOP STORIES

Listing aspirant placed under JM amid controversial claims

In court documents filed as part of the judicial management application, the company once...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Pine Grove owners expect at least S$1.65b in 3rd en bloc sale bid

PINE Grove could well emerge as Singapore's largest en bloc deal, going by its...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Young turks and mod tastes in BT Weekend

THEY'RE young, talented, and breaking the conventions of Chinese cooking in a...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

More jobs ahead but growth likely to be subdued

WITH the uptick in the labour market in the first half - and economic growth tipped to...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM
PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION

Singapore must husband reserves carefully: Halimah

THE income generated from Singapore's reserves are an important source of revenue...
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SINGAPORE GP

Hamilton keen on keeping his lead at this weekend's race

MERCEDES Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton, who raced into the championship lead for the...
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Temasek said to be eyeing stake in Magic Leap

MAGIC Leap Inc, a Florida-based startup that's raised more than US$1.3 billion to...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Najib and Trump pledge greater economic and security cooperation

MALAYSIA'S Prime Minister Najib Razak has committed to a review of diplomatic...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

China's SOE reform in slow lane as Party keeps its hands on the wheel

WHEN China announced with resolution that it was reforming its state-owned enterprises (...
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Speeding safely

Since its inception in the 1950s, Formula One (F1) races have been clocking higher speeds...
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STOCKS

STOCKS

STI down 9.41 points on weak China data

THERE was no change on Thursday to the pattern of trading established over the previous...
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CURRENCIES

Swiss franc tumbles against US dollar and euro

THE Swiss franc tumbled against the dollar and the euro on Thursday after Switzerland...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Golden Agri launches oleochemical plant

GOLDEN Agri-Resources on Thursday launched a 200 kilotonne-per-year oleochemicals plant...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Amid cashless drive, no need to be shrill over shillings

AS A growing child, this reporter's mother would sometimes go hungry in school for...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

AOD unaffected by Seadrill's bankruptcy

IT is business is as usual for Asia Offshore Drilling Limited (AOD). Mermaid Maritime...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore banks shine in 'World's 50 Safest Banks 2017' rankings

SINGAPORE banks DBS, OCBC and UOB shone once again in trade publication Global Finance...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI down 9.41 points on weak China data

THERE was no change on Thursday to the pattern of trading established over the previous...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Singtel will benefit from growth in Indonesia and India. Telkomsel enjoys double-digit...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Swiss franc tumbles against US dollar and euro

THE Swiss franc tumbled against the dollar and the euro on Thursday after Switzerland...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

M&A value in first 9 months highest since 2014

THE merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in Singapore hit US$33.1 billion in value...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Global Yellow Pages buys Auckland plot of land for NZ$38m

GLOBAL Yellow Pages (GYP) on Thursday said it has signed a conditional agreement to buy a...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM
EMERGING ENTERPRISE 2017

Water solutions provider goes big

WATER solutions provider Ace Water Pte Ltd calls itself a one-stop shop for water needs...
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Corporate digest

PROPERTY developer Oxley Holdings has further raised its stake in United Engineers (UE)...
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REAL ESTATE

Global Yellow Pages buys Auckland plot of land for NZ$38m

GLOBAL Yellow Pages (GYP) on Thursday said it has signed a conditional agreement to buy a...
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EL Devt's Lim family buys 2 GCBs for S$46.6m

SOME members of the Lim family that controls construction group Evan Lim & Co and...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

BCA doubles co-funding for SMEs to go green

SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) will soon receive a funding boost in their efforts to...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

SRX launches drone viewings for Singapore properties

SRX Property said on Thursday that it has launched X-Drone, a new programme that uses...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Singapore banks shine in 'World's 50 Safest Banks 2017' rankings

SINGAPORE banks DBS, OCBC and UOB shone once again in trade publication Global Finance...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

'Cat bonds' investors may find themselves in deep water

INVESTORS in "cat bonds" - or catastrophe bonds - may find themselves in...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Julius Baer sees Asia making up a third of business

JULIUS Baer Group Ltd, Switzerland's third-largest publicly traded private bank,...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Aussie regulator to probe mortgage rate 'profiteering' by big banks

AUSTRALIA'S corporate regulator said on Thursday it will investigate whether the...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

China set for ethanol binge as Beijing pumps up renewable fuel drive

CHINA'S bold plan to blend renewable fuels into its petrol supply within three years...
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India plans larger oil auctions as Modi pursues import cuts

INDIA will offer larger areas with higher oil and natural gas reserves in the next...
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Saudis said to prep for possible Aramco IPO delay to 2019

SAUDI Arabia is preparing contingency plans for a possible delay to the initial public...
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TECHNOLOGY

Hunting unicorns in the desert amid the rise of Arab startups

IN the rapidly evolving gig economy, there is a new way to car shop: spot one on the road...
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Trump blocks sale of US chipmaker Lattice to China firm

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a US...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Bain bid for Toshiba unit: Apple 'chipping in US$3b'

APPLE Inc is playing the role of kingmaker in the contentious battle for Toshiba Corp...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Zenith CEO goes against the grain for greater gain

A DUSTY attic at the Zenith watch factory in Switzerland bears witness to the company...
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Australian retail stalwart Myer reports worst annual profit since listing

AUSTRALIA'S biggest department store operator Myer Holdings on Thursday posted its...
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Chocolate industry killing Ivory Coast's forests, report warns

THE chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Airbus' biggest A350 snubbed as Cathay opts for smaller sibling

AIRBUS'S newest wide-body jet lost more orders as Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Kia Motors hires ex-BMW designer as head of styling

KIA Motors Corp has hired as its head of styling Pierre Leclercq, a former designer at...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Boeing's Dreamliner finally living up to its name as orders fill up

BOEING will raise production of its 787 Dreamliner in 2019 and bolster a key accounting...
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Expect self-driving lorries on the roads before taxis, says Waymo CEO

ALPHABET Inc's driverless vehicle technology may come to market first in lorries,...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Merkel on course for fourth term

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel appears set to achieve a fourth term in the coming German...
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China's economy losing some steam with investment growth at 18-year low

CHINA posted a rare flurry of disappointing data on Thursday - including its slowest...
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German bourse to pay US$12.5m fines in bid to end insider-trading case

DEUTSCHE Boerse has agreed to pay fines totalling US$12.5 million in a bid to draw a line...
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Australia jobs surge in August, but unemployment still at 5.6%

AUSTRALIA'S jobs blew past expectations to surge the most in two years in August,...
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Ex-wrestler is voice of reason in Japan- N Korea crisis

AMID all the angry grandstanding, heated rhetoric and threats of mutual destruction...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

DINING OUT

Fresh seafood delights, from farm to fork

FOR those who play in the predictable parts of town, Haji Lane is a jolt to the...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Amid cashless drive, no need to be shrill over shillings

AS A growing child, this reporter's mother would sometimes go hungry in school for...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Engagement key to green building drive

GLOBALLY, buildings account for 40 per cent of energy use and 38 per cent of greenhouse...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Is optimism in the Singapore property market justified?

ON the morning of July 11, 15 developers converged on the 10th storey of the URA Centre...
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EDITORIAL

Catastrophes are reminders of need for firm action on climate change

THE seeming confluence of three powerful hurricanes in the Americas - Harvey which...
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Britain's Exchange Rate Mechanism crisis in 1992 was the first Brexit

WAS Sept 16, 1992 Britain's first "Brexit"? And then there are those who...
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Optimism rises over EU's future, even as debate rages on

JEAN Claude Juncker gave his annual state-of-the-union address on Wednesday, asserting...
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China should rein in Kim for the sake of peace

AS a schoolboy in Southern Rhodesia, I read about the Korean War. Of course, it was the...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Ex-wrestler is voice of reason in Japan- N Korea crisis

AMID all the angry grandstanding, heated rhetoric and threats of mutual destruction...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Fresh seafood delights, from farm to fork

FOR those who play in the predictable parts of town, Haji Lane is a jolt to the...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Playing games with a young woman's mind

DARK and disturbing psychological thrillers are like putty in the hands of Darren...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Winning ways and means

IT is a truism to say that the future is inherently uncertain or that company bosses...
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Youth's existential crisis comes across as hollow

THOMAS Webb (Callum Turner) is a recent college graduate in his early 20s, adrift in...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

SIFA 2017 says farewell

SHAKESPEARE used weddings as a device to close his comic plays. And so it is that the...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Trojan Women electrifies

IN 1991, director Ong Keng Sen sent hundreds of audience members to a disused rock quarry...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Lizard On The Wall lacks focus

WHEN the novel Inheritance by Balli Kaur Jaswal debuted in 2013, it was hailed as one of...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Brazilian art show sets off dispute that mirrors political battles

A CONTROVERSY has erupted in Brazil after organisers of an art exhibition on gender and...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Finding themselves in West Side Story

SOME of us have grown up watching West Side Story but for certain members of the cast and...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM

Peter Cetera still going strong five decades later

PETER Cetera knows a thing or two about making do with a bad situation. After suffering a...
PUBLISHED Sep 15, 2017 05:50 AM
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