Friday, Oct 06, 2017

TOP STORIES

S'pore's hotel market draws investors

THERE seems to be more buzz in the Singapore hotel investment market lately, as potential...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Some Catalist stocks shine, but traps lurk

SMALL is beautiful - but only the best of them are.
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Mature influencers and manic intelligence in BT Weekend

THEY'RE not millennials but they enjoy similar fame - and extra income - as...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Brunei sultan marks golden jubilee in style

BRUNEI'S all-powerful and fabulously wealthy sultan marked 50 years on the throne in...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

PM Lee meets Singapore community in Brunei

UNDERGRADUATE Syazana Hussain awoke at dawn on Thursday, hoping for the chance to snap a...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM
EN BLOC FEVER

Cairnhill Mansions owners gunning for S$362m

YET another residential development here has obtained sufficient backing from owners to...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM
EN BLOC FEVER

Kingsford Huray bags Normanton Park for S$830.1m

KINGSFORD Huray Development, owned by Chinese-citizen-turned-Singaporean Cui Zhengfeng,...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Model Factory to help SMEs test production line solutions

A NEW model factory has been launched to help small and medium enterprise (SME) owners...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

A day of living their dream jobs

LAUGHTER and anticipation filled the air at KidZania Singapore on Thursday with more than...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

OCBC joins fixed-rate home loan battle

HOME buyers are getting more financing choices as OCBC Bank jumped into the fray last...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Basic digital skills for S'poreans in a variety of sectors for just S$50

WITH a fee of just S$50, all Singaporeans and permanent residents can now learn basic...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

STOCKS

Rebounding banks help push STI up

AFTER a two-day correction (or bout of short-selling), a rebound (or short-covering) in...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

An 80-20 JV between CDL and its parent, Hong Leong Group, has acquired Amber Park for S$...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US$ stalls; pound, A$ stay under pressure

THE US dollar settled just below a seven-week high on Thursday as investors consolidated...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Second-liner property stocks now in play

SMALLER property developers and even some construction players have been the biggest...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

SIAEC struggles to recover from 6-year low despite buyback

SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) conducted its largest share buyback exercise in less than...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Keppel unit bags FPSO conversion contract from SBM Offshore

KEPPEL Corporation's shipyard unit has secured a vessel conversion contract valued...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Bison charging ahead through JVs with 2 Japanese companies

BISON Consolidated has entered into joint ventures with two Japanese companies to produce...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Lockmaker Assa Abloy searching for key man to succeed CEO

SWEDISH lockmaker Assa Abloy said it had begun the search for a successor to long-time...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

LIFTBOAT operator Ezion Holdings is convening a second informal meeting next Thursday...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Rebounding banks help push STI up

AFTER a two-day correction (or bout of short-selling), a rebound (or short-covering) in...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

An 80-20 JV between CDL and its parent, Hong Leong Group, has acquired Amber Park for S$...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US$ stalls; pound, A$ stay under pressure

THE US dollar settled just below a seven-week high on Thursday as investors consolidated...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Aussie miner Alliance Mineral placing A$19.6m of shares to HK-listed Burwill

AUSTRALIAN mining firm Alliance Mineral Assets Limited is placing A$19.575 million (S$20...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Emas to resume quarterly reporting from November

EMAS Offshore plans to resume regular financial reporting in November, a key step for the...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Addvalue, partner to offer new chat app tapping market of fishing vessels

SATELLITE-BASED communication and data services provider Addvalue Technologies has signed...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

HDB resale price fall not seen derailing recovery

HDB resale prices slipped 0.3 per cent in September from a month ago, reversing from a 0...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

In the world's most liveable cities, few can afford to buy a home

HOME ownership among young Australians has fallen to the lowest level on record, as an...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Excelsior sale flop a 'reality check'

THE scrapped sale of The Excelsior hotel in Causeway Bay may have been a "reality...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

California closes the door on Wells Fargo's closed-door tack

WELLS Fargo & Co's home state of California has passed a law aimed at curtailing...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Goldman, Carnegie outpace rival banks in Nordic IPO boom

A RECORD number of initial public offerings in the Nordic region is benefiting some banks...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Malaysian pension giants 'eyeing stakes in foreign-owned insurers'

MALAYSIA'S two biggest pension funds, which manage a combined US$203 billion, plan...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Rush for drilling rights in remote part of Canada

THERE'S a land grab quietly taking place in a little-known corner of the Canadian...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

UK energy suppliers hit by May's price-cap plan

A BRITISH government plan to cap prices has wiped hundreds of millions of pounds off the...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Addvalue, partner to offer new chat app tapping market of fishing vessels

SATELLITE-BASED communication and data services provider Addvalue Technologies has signed...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Downloads Down Under slower than even Kenya

AUSTRALIA'S A$49 billion (S$52.3 billion) broadband network was meant to spearhead a...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push

ALPHABET INC'S Google on Wednesday unveiled the second generation of its Pixel...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Australian retailers hit by worst sales decline in 4 years

AUSTRALIAN retailers suffered their worst decline in sales since early 2013 in August, as...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Restaurants on diet after years of fattening up US job gains

US restaurants have been on a hiring binge in recent years, far outpacing the rest of the...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

BMW, Mercedes relying on volume to confront Tesla

BMW and Mercedes are betting they can mass-produce new electric cars based on...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Keppel unit bags FPSO conversion contract from SBM Offshore

KEPPEL Corporation's shipyard unit has secured a vessel conversion contract valued...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Addvalue, partner to offer new chat app tapping market of fishing vessels

SATELLITE-BASED communication and data services provider Addvalue Technologies has signed...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

BMW, Mercedes relying on volume to confront Tesla

BMW and Mercedes are betting they can mass-produce new electric cars based on...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Carlos Ghosn's hand-picked successor faces first major crisis with Nissan recall

CARLOS Ghosn, one of the car industry's most celebrated turnaround artists, saved ...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

GM unit more than doubles self-driving car test fleet in California

GENERAL Motors Co's self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, has more than doubled the...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Singapore, Thailand weigh e-payment link

SINGAPORE and Thailand are in discussions about connecting their national digital payment...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM
LATEST US DATA

US trade deficit narrows on strong exports

IN a report on Thursday, the Commerce Department said the trade gap declined 2.7 per cent...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Catalan stand-off touches separatist hearts beyond Spain

THE stand-off between Madrid and supporters of independence in Spain's wealthy...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Vegas attack's impact on tourism temporary; full recovery within months

THE attack that left 58 people dead in Las Vegas could impact America's tourism...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

May wins support - driven by sympathy

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's conference went wrong in ways she or no one could...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

German industry body warns its companies of 'very hard Brexit'

THE head of Germany's powerful BDI industry federation warned companies on Thursday...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Battle of the brands in Japanese elections as opposing parties start to sound alike

INNOVATIVE, or irresponsible? Dependable, or stuck-in-the-mud? With the two main parties...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Marcos' son says he's confident of becoming Philippine VP

THE son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos declared on Thursday...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

British author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize

BRITISH author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel The Remains of the Day and whose...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

DINING OUT

Nice place for satisfying tempura craving

SITTING on the fifth floor of Takashimaya shopping centre, Mizuki looks like a well-...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

SME

EMERGING ENTERPRISE AWARD 2017

Celebrating entrepreneurs who dare

IT was an evening to remember at last Friday's Emerging Enterprise Award 2017 (EE...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Second-liner property stocks now in play

SMALLER property developers and even some construction players have been the biggest...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Same old tune in US gun control debate

IT has become a ritual of sorts. It starts with a horrific mass shooting. A lone gunman...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

What's keeping women out of the boardroom

GENDER diversity in the workplace is certainly a global issue, but while intentions in...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Virtuous cycle in broking research needed to avoid future Cromwells

THE withdrawal of Cromwell Property Group's initial public offering (IPO) of its...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Are things improving at YuuZoo or is it more of the same with no real change?

ON October 2, YuuZoo Corporation (YuuZoo) announced that it has added two new independent...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

East looks West in property buys as West looks East

IN an uncertain macro environment, large Asian investors are putting their faith in...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Perfectly reasonable to shun stuff we don't understand

INVESTING in the stock market actually requires a lot of due diligence and research if...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Nice place for satisfying tempura craving

SITTING on the fifth floor of Takashimaya shopping centre, Mizuki looks like a well-...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

British author Kazuo Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize

BRITISH author Kazuo Ishiguro, best known for his novel The Remains of the Day and whose...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Blade runner sequel set to be a classic

BLEAK and beautiful, Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel that not only grapples with an...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Wanting in a way, yet strangely engrossing

READERS of a certain vintage would know Deep Throat. No, not the 1972 Linda Lovelace...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Jazzing up the scene with his soulful baritone

MOVE over Norah Jones and Jamie Cullum, there's a "new" kid in town. ...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Writing to exorcise his personal demons

IT didn't take much to convince famed cinematographer Christopher Doyle to work on...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

An unsettling and original Malaysian family drama

FAMILY dramas, when mishandled, can be a mess of clichés - just watch any episode of TV...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Home is where the heartbreak is

FUN HOME is the hardest musical this reviewer has ever had to watch. Not that it's...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Ghosts take up residence at the Vic

IN the last weeks of October, the venerable Victoria Theatre is set to be haunted by...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Connecting past and present in Sarkasi's art

THE past and the present are often thought to be polar opposites. We typically think that...
PUBLISHED Oct 6, 2017 05:50 AM
sentifi.com

TOP 10 TALKED ABOUT: