Monday, Sep 25, 2017

TOP STORIES

Singapore dividends to drop: study

SINGAPORE dividends are in for another tough year to the dismay of the legions of retiree...
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Templeton bets on loyalty upside from tech platform demand

TEMPLETON'S co-manager of the Franklin Technology Fund sees value in Apple stock,...
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ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Demand rising for stations that give electric vehicles the juice to run

INTEREST in electric vehicle (EV) charging stations is growing, especially from...
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ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Condo management stays ahead with EV charging

AS AT July 2017, there are about 606,000 cars on Singapore roads and the overwhelming...
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China banks need to clear the decks: Templeton

SOME fund managers at Templeton still retain a wariness of Chinese banks despite their...
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WALL STREET INSIGHT

Bull and bears in tug-of-war amid threats of war

US stocks rose modestly last week after the Federal Reserve reopened the door to a rate...
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ETFs, ETPs behind stock boom, but could worsen its bust

PASSIVE investment has become so popular that it is a key reason for the ongoing bull...
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YUM CHA

Don't dismiss Hong Kong's housing ideas

FANCY living in a cargo container barely larger than a parking lot, or being a property...
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BT CORPORATE GOLF LEAGUE 2017

Team Boustead bounces back with a bang

WONG Fong Fui may not be a big-sized man, but the affable executive chairman of Boustead...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Sanli's directors take time to plot next course

THE executive directors of water treatment specialist Sanli Environmental are planting...
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EMERGING ENTERPRISE 2017

Futuristic manufacturing system helps firms ride automation wave

BEHIND the drawn metal doors of a nondescript factory at the northern tip of Singapore,...
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STRATEGY SPOTLIGHT

Data governance is everybody's business

THERE needs to be concerted efforts to create and enhance the level of awareness about...
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CHARTPOINT

Will HSI's 7th year cycle play out?

WHILE scanning through the long-term chart of the Hang Seng Index (HSI), we noticed an...
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STRATEGY SPOTLIGHT

Effective data governance

AN effective data governance programme requires an appropriate balance of people, process...
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STOCKS

US rate expectations, North Korea to drive STI

IN Friday's market report, the possibility was raised that the Straits Times Index...
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WARRANTS A LOOK

CSC Holdings - for now, best to wait and see

ON Friday, shares of construction and engineering firm CSC Holdings were actively traded...
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INSIDE INSIGHTS

Nineteen companies buy back own shares, totalling S$14m

THE five trading sessions spanning Sept 15 to 21 saw the Straits Times Index (STI)...
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REAL ESTATE

Cities wake up as China develops Greater Bay Area

INVESTORS are rushing in to a sleepy city on the southern coast of China thanks to a...
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Chinese cities tighten rules on home resales

SEVERAL large Chinese cities including Shijiazhuang, Chongqing, Nanchang, Nanning and...
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Quake exodus threatens Mexico City's trendy districts

WHEN Fernando Bustos moved to Mexico City years ago, he had no doubt about where to live...
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Dubai acts to make building facades more fire-resistant

DUBAI authorities have begun telling owners of high-rise buildings across the emirate to...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Australia's four largest banks scrap cash withdrawal charges

AUSTRALIA'S four largest banks have scrapped cash withdrawal charges for all users,...
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Aussie bank chiefs could face pay delays after wave of scandals

AUSTRALIA'S top bankers including Andrew Thorburn, Shayne Elliott and Brian Hartzer...
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Israeli billionaire sells 49% of stake in investment arm

ISRAELI billionaire Shari Arison agreed to sell 49 per cent of her investment and...
PUBLISHED Sep 25, 2017 05:50 AM

Celebrity listing crashes Japanese exchange's party

ON Japan's newest exchange, fame can pay off. That may not be so great for investors...
PUBLISHED Sep 25, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

COMMENTARY

Has US shale usurped Opec as global swing producer?

IT'S happy days for Opec, but once the whoops and hollers die down, the group should...
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Investors wary as Tanzania seeks more control over mines

NEW laws and a crackdown on mining firms in Tanzania have slowed fresh investment in what...
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Russia grabs more of barley market as supplies dip elsewhere

SMALLER barley harvests from Europe to Australia are helping Russia offload its bumper...
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TECHNOLOGY

Challenging for S'pore to ride on eSports wave

MORE than 10,000 fans sit cheering and screaming their lungs out in a stadium, wielding...
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Grabbing a piece of the untapped space of mobile eSports

WITH eSports taking off around the globe, Singapore companies are entering the scene with...
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US tech giants' power is making regulators nervous

WITH a handful of US technology giants growing more powerful and dominant, debate is...
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SoftBank agrees to Sprint deal at market value

SOFTBANK Group Corp, the majority owner of Sprint Corp, is willing to accept a stock-for-...
PUBLISHED Sep 25, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Food delivery a surprise standout for Uber

FOR years, Bob Gordon, the owner of Footprints Cafe in Brooklyn, handled the delivery of...
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Amazon deepens its push into India with stake in local retailer

AMAZON.COM Inc is set to buy a 5 per cent stake in Indian retailer Shoppers Stop Ltd, as...
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Equifax made shielding data part of sales pitch

EQUIFAX'S chief executive had a simple strategy when he joined more than a decade...
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Vietnam's rice-paper makers roll with the tradition that homemade is better

STUFFED, rolled, baked or fried: rice paper rules in food-obsessed Vietnam, where diners...
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TRANSPORT

Electric cars can be the biggest disruption since the iPhone

IT has been 10 years since Apple Inc unleashed a surge of innovation that upended the...
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Alstom, Siemens rail-merger talk leaves Bombardier out in the cold

ALSTOM said it's in talks with Germany's Siemens about a possible combination...
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Uber 'ready to make concessions' after losing London licence

US taxi firm Uber is prepared to make concessions as it seeks to reverse a decision by...
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Taxi services getting an overhaul in Benin's commercial hub

GETTING around most towns and cities in West Africa often means an uncomfortable ride on...
PUBLISHED Sep 25, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Merkel heads for fourth term as hard-right eyes first seats in parliament

GERMANS voted Sunday in a general election expected to hand Chancellor Angela Merkel a...
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NZ election kingmaker in no hurry to pick winner

THE kingmaker in New Zealand's general election said on Sunday he has begun talks...
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Jaitley: India needs balance, not panic, to spur economy

FINANCE Minister Arun Jaitley said India needs to find a balance between fiscal prudence...
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£40 billion Brexit bill? No way, says UK negotiator

BREXIT negotiator David Davis on Sunday dismissed a report that Britain was prepared to...
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UK eateries face staff crunch as EU workers leave

AS EU nationals leave Britain in ever greater numbers ahead of "Brexit",...
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Minor role for private firms in China's push to reform its SOEs

CHINA'S latest push to revive its bloated state-owned sector is set to pick up pace...
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China's rust belt creaks open slightly to foreign investors as recession bites

TRUCKS carrying hi-tech car components rumble in and out the gates of an American...
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LIFE & CULTURE

One Championship taking its fights to South Korea, Japan

SINGAPORE-based mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation, One Championship, is set to make...
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Can prep schools fight the US class war?

THIS month, Princeton University Press month published a book called Uneasy Street: The...
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Michael Phelps: A golden shoulder to cry on

NEARLY a week into their most recent therapeutic reunion, Michael Phelps and Grant...
PUBLISHED Sep 25, 2017 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

The elephant in the boardroom

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How should CEO pay be aligned with company performance? What...
PUBLISHED Sep 25, 2017 05:50 AM
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