Friday, Sep 22, 2017

TOP STORIES

Poor showing by Singapore firms on WWF's palm-oil scorecard

A GREATER proportion of Singapore brands than the global average source and use...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

CCT climbs CBD ladder with S$2.1b purchase of Asia Square Tower 2

CAPITALAND Commercial Trust (CCT) is finally making its debut in Singapore's premium...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

A revolutionary weekend with BT

SINGAPORE furniture design sealed its position on the global stage at the luxury fair...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore-China ties good but need to keep up with the times: PM Lee

SINGAPORE'S relationship with China is in a good state, and China's leaders...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Managers of US$3t buy greenback after 6-mth slide

THE US dollar has been mired in its worst slump in a decade, battered by political drama...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

iPhone 8 goes on sale amid eXpectations

GADGET lovers who must have the latest and greatest Apple iPhone will be tempted by the...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM
MAJOR PROPERTY DEALS

GIC in another mega buy with US$909m Tokyo deal

SINGAPORE'S sovereign wealth fund GIC has added to its investments in Japan by...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM
MAJOR PROPERTY DEALS

ERA Realty marks return to SGX

AHEAD of a looming property upcycle, owners of Singapore's second-largest property...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Liew Mun Leong awarded French Legion of Honour

LIEW Mun Leong, chairman of Changi Airport Group and Surbana Jurong, has been conferred...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM
MAJOR PROPERTY DEALS

Spring Grove eyes billion-dollar en bloc deal

SPRING GROVE condominium along Grange Road is going back on the market, three years after...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

SP Group ties up with two overseas startups

SINGAPORE electricity grid operator SP Group is tying up with two global startups to test...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Redefining cybersecurity with man and machines

OUR digital economy is rapidly evolving with more enterprises introducing new and more...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

STOCKS

Mixed session as Jardine stable weighs STI down

THERE is a growing feeling among market watchers that the Straits Times Index's (STI...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

DBS shares have outperformed for most of the year (up 18 per cent YTD versus a 12 per...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar hits 2-month high against yen

THE dollar rose to a two-month high against the yen on Thursday after a hawkish-sounding...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

AGM WATCH

SGX open to M&As, but wary of high prices

SINGAPORE Exchange (SGX) is on the lookout for opportunities to grow its business through...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Ex-China Hongxing CEO offers 100m yuan for operating units

SINGAPORE-LISTED China Hongxing Sports Limited's former chief executive has made a...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Tat Hong halts trading, says it is in talks over potential transaction

CRANE specialist Tat Hong Holdings, which halted trading in its shares after they rallied...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

OCBC's long history in Xiamen a symbol of enduring China-S'pore ties

THE opening of a reconstructed OCBC Building in Xiamen on Thursday was held up as a...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

CATERING firm Neo Group Limited has signed an exclusive negotiation agreement for the...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Mixed session as Jardine stable weighs STI down

THERE is a growing feeling among market watchers that the Straits Times Index's (STI...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

DBS shares have outperformed for most of the year (up 18 per cent YTD versus a 12 per...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar hits 2-month high against yen

THE dollar rose to a two-month high against the yen on Thursday after a hawkish-sounding...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

S'pore's 20 largest hotel, restaurant, leisure stocks up 20% on average

SINGAPORE'S 20 biggest hotel, restaurant and leisure stocks have averaged a 20 per...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Darco-InfraCo Asia tie-up clinches S$50m of projects in Vietnam

MAINBOARD-LISTED water treatment company Darco Water Technologies said on Thursday that...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM
EMERGING ENTERPRISE 2017

He got inspiration for startup from being girlfriend's courier

IT started with him being a courier for his girlfriend's goods. As Cai Li travelled...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

NZ polls result 'won't change housing crunch'

BUILDERS in New Zealand, such as the Stevenson Group, have ambitious plans to house some...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

China's smaller cities also showing signs of property risk

BEIJING and Shanghai are now well known for their ballooning house prices - double-digit...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Advertising ghosts reappear in Sydney as buildings come down

HISTORIC adverts are re-emerging on the side of Sydney buildings to offer a brief window...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

AIA buys Commonwealth Bank's life unit for A$3.8b

AIA Group Ltd agreed to buy Commonwealth Bank of Australia's (CBA's) life...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Vanguard warns of 5-8% equity returns a year for next decade; 2-3% for bonds

THE world's biggest mutual fund company says it's surprised by the global...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Oil traders draining key storage hub as demand booms

OIL traders are emptying one of the world's largest crude storage facilities,...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Citigroup upbeat on commodities over the rest of the year

RAW materials are set to round out 2017 with a bang, according to Citigroup Inc, which...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

As Aussie wheat prices in Asia rise, buyers looking to US instead

AUSTRALIAN wheat prices have risen above offers being made for US cargoes in Asia, a rare...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

COMMENTARY

Interesting times ahead for Android ecosystem

ANYONE reading the news that Google is buying a significant chunk of Taiwanese phone...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Money talks and talent walks in Google's HTC buy

GOOGLE has agreed to buy part of HTC Corp's engineering and design teams for US$1.1...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Facebook admits 'fail' over racist abuse of its online ad tools

RESPONDING to evidence that its tools had allowed ads to be directed at users who used...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Toys 'R' Us CEO sees future with smaller shops

TOYS "R" Us Inc will shrink its stores and revamp its bigger outlets through...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

US grocer Albertsons acquires meal-kit delivery firm to reach younger consumers

AMAZON.com Inc's US$13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc continues to...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Pfizer sues Johnson & Johnson over anti-competitive tactics

A LEGAL brawl between two of the world's largest drug companies could shape the...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Consumer goods firms simplify expiry labels to cut food waste

SOME of the world's largest consumer goods companies including Kellogg Co and...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

China turning to electric cars as it caps carbon emissions

CHINA will set a deadline for carmakers to end sales of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles,...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

LTA unit formed for High Speed Rail

THE Land Transport Authority (LTA) has formed a subsidiary to implement the Kuala Lumpur-...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Hurricane damage drives hopes for Avis, Hertz, but beware the short-sellers in back seat

SHARES of US car-rental companies Avis Budget Group Inc and Hertz Global Holdings Inc...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Filling vital gaps in how driverless cars 'see'

SOROUSH Salehian raised both arms and spun in circles as if celebrating a touchdown.
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

NZ polls result 'won't change housing crunch'

BUILDERS in New Zealand, such as the Stevenson Group, have ambitious plans to house some...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

SEC's filing system hacked; illegal trading profits feared

THE vulnerability of governments and businesses to cyber attacks was exposed again on...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

May to test limits of money pledges in unlocking Brexit talks

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is said to be weighing whether to accept for the first time...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Global trade rebounding, but protectionism still a risk: WHO

GLOBAL trade is rebounding strongly but risks remain, the World Trade Organization said...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Germany to record strong growth in 2017 despite signs of weakness

GERMANY'S economy weakened at the start of the third quarter after a strong...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Bank of Japan pushes on with stimulus as Fed eyes rate hike

JAPAN'S central bank pressed ahead with its ultra-loose monetary policy on Thursday...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

DINING OUT

Covering all the bases - Asian, butcher and greenie

WHY do Western chefs insist on cooking Asian food, and why do we enjoy ridiculing their...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

How firms can optimise their spending on expats

THE merger of International Enterprise Singapore and Spring Singapore has brought...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

EU27 confident Brexit is a British problem

THE speech by British Prime Minister Theresa May in Florence, Italy on Friday could...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Proposed bond default insurance doesn't go far enough

THE suggestion for the Singapore market to have bond default insurance coverage is, no...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Startups and corporates carry potential of emerging markets

ASIA is radiant with entrepreneurial heat these days. Cities such as Beijing and...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

To leave the EU, Britain has to deal more with the EU

TO much of the rest of Europe, Brexit Britain has sometimes felt like one long comedy...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

UK, S'pore stand together as global leaders in cybersecurity

FROM the pioneering work of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage to the visionary Tim Berners...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Covering all the bases - Asian, butcher and greenie

WHY do Western chefs insist on cooking Asian food, and why do we enjoy ridiculing their...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Winemakers are feeling the heat, especially in Napa Valley

EARLIER this summer, Napa Valley was on track to be one of the world's luckiest wine...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Throwing the kitchen sink at The Golden Circle

DESPITE the multiple exploding heads, the outrageous church-turned-into-slaughterhouse...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Stronger dissects America's need for heroes

JEFF Bauman is a 27-year-old Bostonian, a happy-go-lucky working-class guy, somewhat of a...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Cracks showing in The Glass Castle

DYSFUNCTIONAL doesn't begin to describe American journalist Jeannette Walls'...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Arthouse tribute to dialects

SINGAPORE'S next generation of film-makers Kirsten Tan (Pop Aye), Eva Tang (The...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Revisiting a fan and band favourite

IT has been a long time coming but Dream Theater has finally scored a number one album...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Gillman Barracks in mood to celebrate as it turns 5

GILLMAN Barracks, Singapore's only dedicated visual arts precinct, turns five this...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM

Tracie Pang brings Tony-winning musical to local stage

TRACIE Pang is one of the most lauded theatre directors in Singapore. Over the years, she...
PUBLISHED Sep 22, 2017 05:50 AM
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