Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

TOP STORIES

Taking stock three years after oil rout

THREE years after plunging from highs of over-US$100-a-barrel, oil prices are expected to...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

August's NODX surge signals strong Q3 economic growth

STRONG trade data in August is likely to point to vigorous third-quarter growth in the...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Strong rebound expected for small car COE premium

THE unexpectedly large slide in the small car certificate of entitlement (COE) premium...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Creative centre for smells and tastes opens in Science Park

THE world's largest privately-owned fragrance and flavour company, Firmenich, has...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Office spaces outside CBD 'need to work harder'

THE rental gap between Grade A central business district (CBD) office space and those...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore-China ties will advance with the times: PM

SINGAPORE has been working with China at each step of its development, and will continue...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Smart lab for S'pore's aerospace industry to fly higher

A NEW technology partnership in the area of smart manufacturing has been established by A...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Gaw Capital poised to buy PoMo in Selegie

POMO, a nine-storey office and retail development in Selegie Road, is under exclusive due...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

S$25m for 'bold measures' to nurture innovation in Singapore

OVER S$25 million will be committed by the government to "bold measures" that...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore to train officers in Asean to combat cyber threats in region

SINGAPORE is setting aside S$1.5 million over the next three years to train technical...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

STOCKS

Market recoups half of fortnight's losses

A 60-point rise in the Dow futures, a robust session in Hong Kong that saw the Hang Seng...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

We had initially thought the positive sentiments and low volatility post-Trump election...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar at 8-week high vs yen as traders eye Fed

THE dollar hit an eight-week high against the yen on Monday, supported by a rise in US...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

All eyes on Nam Cheong's revamp

THE troubled offshore and marine (O&M) sector has seen another company, Malaysian...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

SembMarine inks LOI with US firm to deliver S'pore's first CGL carriers

A SUBSIDIARY of yard group Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) has signed a letter of intent (...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Property trust seeks to raise up to 927m euros in S'pore IPO

CROMWELL European Real Estate Investment Trust (Cereit), a property trust sponsored by...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

IPC has signed a non-binding heads of agreement to sell to Xinyuan (China) Real Estate, a...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM
EMERGING ENTERPRISE 2017

Castlery plugs a gap in furniture industry

AFTER various attempts at start-ups, Castlery Pte Ltd co-founder Declan Ee finally found...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM
SIAS 8th SINGAPORE CORPORATE GOVERNANCE WEEK 2017

Maximising profit and purpose go hand in hand

BESIDES maximising profitability, pursuing purpose have to go hand in hand to ensure the...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

TEE Land buying Upper Thomson residential site for S$25.74m

TEE Land is buying a small strata development comprising six townhouses along Seraya...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Market recoups half of fortnight's losses

A 60-point rise in the Dow futures, a robust session in Hong Kong that saw the Hang Seng...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

We had initially thought the positive sentiments and low volatility post-Trump election...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar at 8-week high vs yen as traders eye Fed

THE dollar hit an eight-week high against the yen on Monday, supported by a rise in US...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Property trust seeks to raise up to 927m euros in S'pore IPO

CROMWELL European Real Estate Investment Trust (Cereit), a property trust sponsored by...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

TEE Land buying Upper Thomson residential site for S$25.74m

TEE Land is buying a small strata development comprising six townhouses along Seraya...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Braddell View hops onto en bloc bandwagon

BRADDELL View, the largest of Singapore's 18 HUDC estates and the last to be...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

China's home price growth cools further in August

CHINA'S new home prices rose in August at the slowest pace in seven months and fell...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Global funds eye China bond market as it opens up

DENG Xiaoping, the former Communist leader credited with opening China's economy to...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

ZhongAn to widen product range after HK IPO

CHINA'S ZhongAn Online Property and Casualty Insurance Co Ltd, the nation's...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Bahrain 'snubbing Qatari investors' in record bond sale

BAHRAIN refused to process bids by Qatari investors for its largest-ever bond offering...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

SembMarine inks LOI with US firm to deliver S'pore's first CGL carriers

A SUBSIDIARY of yard group Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) has signed a letter of intent (...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Big Oil cleaning up its act with cuts to greenhouse gas pollution

IT is no secret that oil majors are among the biggest corporate emitters of pollution...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

IEA sees risk of volatile oil prices on weak upstream investment

A DEARTH of new investment in oil production is stoking a risk of tighter crude supply...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Electric London cabs spur reopening of Welsh aluminium plant

NORWEGIAN aluminium components producer Sapa is reopening a British plant to supply...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Baidu hires Weibo's chief financial officer

CHINESE search engine giant Baidu Inc said on Monday that it had hired the finance chief...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Google launches digital payments service for India

ALPHABET Inc's Google introduced a digital payments service specifically designed...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Slack gets slice of SoftBank's US$100b tech bounty

SLACK Technologies closed a US$250 million funding round led by SoftBank Group's...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Silicon Valley makes rare bet on silicon with startup Barefoot

FOR nearly two decades, venture capitalists in Silicon Valley have been losing interest...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Startup uses airbags to protect humans working with robots

TWO years ago, a robot crushed a 22-year-old man to death at a Volkswagen AG factory in...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Fosun cuts its stake in India drugmaker

SHANGHAI Fosun Pharmaceutical Group is trimming the size of the stake it will buy in...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Rolling Stone hopes to gather new moss

FROM a loft in San Francisco in 1967, a 21-year-old named Jann S Wenner started a...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

New York joins pitch for Amazon's new HQ

NEW York City is officially throwing its hat in the ring to lure Amazon.com Inc's...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Burberry has tartan plaid in the bag

BURBERRY Group plc is betting on growth in handbags and playing up its trademark check as...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

SembMarine inks LOI with US firm to deliver S'pore's first CGL carriers

A SUBSIDIARY of yard group Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) has signed a letter of intent (...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

18 NZ flights cancelled after fuel pipeline bursts

AIRLINES are cancelling flights in New Zealand and adding stops for long-haul services...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Lufthansa and EasyJet bidding for Air Berlin after Etihad bails out

DEUTSCHE Lufthansa AG and EasyJet Plc kicked off the carve-up of Air Berlin Plc as...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Saudi Arabia to seek bids for 1,600 km railway from Red Sea to Persian Gulf

SAUDI Arabia plans to seek bidders for the construction of a 1,600 kilometre railroad...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

GM to recall 2.5m vehicles in China over Takata airbag fears

GENERAL Motors will recall more than 2.5 million vehicles in China over concerns about...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Excess diesel emissions 'may be linked to 5,000 deaths in Europe per year'

EMISSIONS from diesel cars rigged to appear eco-friendly may be responsible for 5,000 air...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Najib taps Muhammad Taib to take Selangor amid scepticism

AS strategies go, many were left unimpressed by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Fed wants end to crisis-era measures to be as dull as possible

THE US Federal Reserve is set on Wednesday to announce the start of a plan to trim its US...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Abe says he will decide on snap election after US trip

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he will decide on calling a snap election after...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Too-close-to-call Kiwi election spooks financial markets

NEW Zealand's election is too close to call but one thing is clear: financial...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

EU, China step up climate fight amid signs of Trump softening

EUROPE and China are stepping up their coordination in the battle against global warming...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

UN Security Council must revisit Rohingya issue

THE UN Security Council's response to the current Rohingya crisis is a...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Tevez's US$850,000-a-week pay symbol of Chinese largesse

WHEN Carlos Tevez landed in Shanghai, he had a bunch of flowers thrust into his hands and...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Time to overhaul key personnel at non-performing sports associations

GOING by recent events, the fortunes of football and athletics in Singapore are all but...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Emmys laud women's roles on TV and Baldwin's scathing spoofs of Trump

The Handmaid's Tale and political comedy Veep won the top prizes at the Emmy awards...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

SME

Meat the professionals

THE Indoguna story began in 1993 as a purveyor of premium meats to hotels and restaurants...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

How Singapore SMEs should prepare for EU general data protection regulation

SINGAPORE'S small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that have business dealings with...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

All eyes on Nam Cheong's revamp

THE troubled offshore and marine (O&M) sector has seen another company, Malaysian...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

UN Security Council must revisit Rohingya issue

THE UN Security Council's response to the current Rohingya crisis is a...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Future not bright for the right, nor for left

IF you are a proud member of the political right or employ the "conservative"...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Why Asian markets seem blind to the North's missiles

IMAGINE for a moment that, say, Norway were to retreat into isolation, arm itself with...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM

Tackle the migration problem and its myths

FOR citizens of poor countries, migration often is a highly appealing option. The journey...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Room for further growth in taxman's tally

OVER the 12-month period ended March 31, 2017, Singaporeans paid S$47 billion in taxes...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Is investment really booming?

THE changes to today's world economy are truly revolutionary. While many people get...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Diversity in Singapore's manufacturing portfolio provides stable, sustainable growth

I REFER to the letter by Bobby Jayaraman "Manufacturing saga: data doesn't...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Time to overhaul key personnel at non-performing sports associations

GOING by recent events, the fortunes of football and athletics in Singapore are all but...
PUBLISHED Sep 19, 2017 05:50 AM
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