Saturday, Oct 07, 2017

TOP STORIES

The racist, fascist, xenophobic, misogynistic, intelligent machine

COMPAS is a computer programme in the United States that tells criminal and court systems...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Almost Insta-Famous

LEANNE HO was 40 when she signed up for an Instagram account. Her first photo was a...
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INSIDE VIEW

En bloc fever benefits only a few

The world of high finance and big money can often feel disconnected to what is happening...
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Standoff in Florence Regency en bloc sale amid risk of oversupply in area

THREE bidders for Florence Regency, a privatised HUDC estate in Hougang, are refusing to...
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Owners moving fast to catch collective sales wave

EVEN though the success of en bloc deals is not guaranteed, more property owners are...
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String of SGX queries leaves China Taisan under a cloud

THE Singapore Exchange has China Taisan Technology Group Holdings in its cross hairs as...
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Malaysia's August exports grow 21.5% on strong global demand

MALAYSIA'S exports expanded by slightly over a fifth or 21.5 per cent to RM82.23...
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UK launches drive to bolster its legal sector

THE UK's solicitors and barristers have embarked on a vigorous campaign in Singapore...
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May faces about 30 rebels calling for her to quit

THERESA May's future is in doubt as rival Tories toured television stations on...
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Catalan separatists squeezed further as Spain tightens grip

SPANISH Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy convenes his Cabinet on Friday as the financial and...
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STOCKS

MSCI China Index close to erasing gap with Shanghai for the first time in 20 years

THE premium of Shanghai shares over China's offshore traded stocks is close to being...
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HOT STOCKS

Buoyant en bloc market lifts CDL, UOL

CITY Developments Limited (CDL) and UOL Group enjoyed a bump in share price and trading...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Banks, Jardine help drive STI up 2.2% for the week

THE banking sector was once again the focal point of the trading week, rising initially...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Venture Corporation > Buy
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

DMX sues Deloitte, alleging professional negligence

DMX Technologies Group is suing Deloitte & Touche LLP for losses and damages suffered...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM

MSCI China Index close to erasing gap with Shanghai for the first time in 20 years

THE premium of Shanghai shares over China's offshore traded stocks is close to being...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM

DBS appoints Taimur Baig as chief economist

VETERAN economist Taimur Baig is DBS Bank's chief economist and managing director...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM
HOT STOCKS

Buoyant en bloc market lifts CDL, UOL

CITY Developments Limited (CDL) and UOL Group enjoyed a bump in share price and trading...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM

SIA's ongoing revamp programme seen as necessary amid headwinds

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) has kicked off its three-year revamp programme as it attempts to...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

KEPPEL Corp has received an eligibility to list letter from the Singapore Exchange for...
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Renault to rely on low-cost and electric cars to boost sales

FRENCH carmaker Renault expects a first-mover edge in electric cars and a wider vehicle...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Parkson Retail auditor raises going concern doubts

PARKSON Retail Asia's independent auditor has raised a "material uncertainty...
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Citigroup mulling over onshore cash equities business in China

CITIGROUP Inc is considering setting up an onshore cash equities business in China and...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Banks, Jardine help drive STI up 2.2% for the week

THE banking sector was once again the focal point of the trading week, rising initially...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Venture Corporation > Buy
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

HOT STOCKS

Buoyant en bloc market lifts CDL, UOL

CITY Developments Limited (CDL) and UOL Group enjoyed a bump in share price and trading...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM

LMG Realty buys Nassim Road bungalow for S$23.7m

LEE Metal Group unit LMG Realty has picked up a bungalow in the Nassim Road Good Class...
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China's answer to Airbnb sets sights on Japan as tourism booms

TUJIA.COM, China's largest vacation rental platform, seeks to boost Japan listings...
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UK house prices up at fastest pace since February

BRITISH house prices regained momentum in September, recording their fastest annual rise...
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Sydneysiders warm to idea of moving to tropical north

SYDNEYSIDERS are cashing out of their million-dollar homes in favour of cheaper houses in...
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Cities make for healthier, happier people: report

CONTRARY to popular belief, busy city centres beat suburban living when it comes to human...
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US baby boomers fall behind in paying off mortgages

OLDER American homeowners are trailing the prior generation in paying off their mortgages...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Risk tackler

IT'S not often that you meet a chief executive so open in chastising his own...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM

DBS appoints Taimur Baig as chief economist

VETERAN economist Taimur Baig is DBS Bank's chief economist and managing director...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

DISRUPTED

The Disruptor's guide to Singapore

THIS week, Disrupted showcases some of the places in Singapore where entrepreneurs like...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

China's answer to Airbnb sets sights on Japan as tourism booms

TUJIA.COM, China's largest vacation rental platform, seeks to boost Japan listings...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BROAD VIEW

Blinging up Ikea

WHEN Alsun Keogh of Nusla Design began renovating a New York City loft for a bachelor...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

SIA's ongoing revamp programme seen as necessary amid headwinds

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) has kicked off its three-year revamp programme as it attempts to...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Renault to rely on low-cost and electric cars to boost sales

FRENCH carmaker Renault expects a first-mover edge in electric cars and a wider vehicle...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

HEALTH

Testosterone and the ageing man

MANY men go through a period in their lives when they will experience a loss in vitality...
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Art fairs for the uber-rich are paying off for everyone - finally

LONDON'S Frieze Art Fair is, by definition, for the very rich. Dealers often pay...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM
DISRUPTED

The Disruptor's guide to Singapore

THIS week, Disrupted showcases some of the places in Singapore where entrepreneurs like...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM
FINE PRINT

Of love and longing

"Here's to vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women...
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MUSIC TO MY EARS

Sonic powerhouses

British firm Harbeth was founded in 1977 by ex-BBC engineer Dudley Harwood to...
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THE FINISH LINE

Porsche and WTA a perfect doubles pair

SEVEN of the eight available spots for this month's BNP Paribas Women's Tennis...
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THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Risk tackler

IT'S not often that you meet a chief executive so open in chastising his own...
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INVESTING & WEALTH

Stock investors, beware of the FANG's fangs

YOU may think the rotation away from technology megacaps has made the stock market a...
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Banks mull whether and how to get into cryptocurrencies

AT first, bitcoin was a way to make payments without banks. Now, with more than US$100...
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Pay fund managers by their performance

RECENT moves by a handful of fund managers to offer performance-based fees are a welcome...
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Treasury bulls should keep calm and carry on: HSBC

FAMED Treasury bull Steven Major is sticking to his guns. The sell-off in 10-year notes...
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Three markets to rule them all

THE world waits on another missile launch from North Korea and another Twitter launch...
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Lifestyle

Almost Insta-Famous

LEANNE HO was 40 when she signed up for an Instagram account. Her first photo was a...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM

National pastime

Wee Li Lin's Gone Shopping is making a comeback on the big screen for its 10th...
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Time for tea

Pandan chiffon cake may be all the rage, but that hasn't stopped pastry chef Eddy...
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Welcome home

French luxury brand Hermes presents homeware as you've never seen it before in...
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English icon

Fashion comes and goes, but Fred Perry has stood the test of time.
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Prada pops

For the first time ever, Italian luxury brand Prada teams up with local retailer Tangs...
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Dying for love

If you loved Franco Zeffirelli's classic movie Romeo & Juliet, you'll be...
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Snake charms

The serpent has inspired many important names in art, design and fashion, including...
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Cook in Japan

Take your palate on a trip through Japan at next weekend's four hands collaborative...
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Let's Be-Gin

Move over sake and whisky. Japanese distilleries are moving into the gin market, with...
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Jean Tan

You don't need to be a diplomat to be an ambassador to the world - but it helps...
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Perfect match

In an ideal world, Luke Whearty's customers would visit his underground cocktail bar...
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Art of the master blender

EVERY morning at 11am, for, oh, just the last couple of centuries or so, a group of eight...
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Cream of the crop

Amanemu, an Aman resort located within the Ise-Shima National Park on Honshu island, is...
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Cracking a controversy

In June, legions of coconut oil fans nearly had a collective heart attack. That was when...
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Memories - a MINI look at Singapore's heritage

The Yishun Of Yesteryear

Yishun is many things to many people. It has been the butt of jokes as the "...
PUBLISHED Oct 7, 2017 05:50 AM
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