Monday, Oct 09, 2017

TOP STORIES

Talent war, consumer confusion worry smaller financial advisory firms

A GROWING financial advisory (FA) sector with more insurers setting up their own FA firms...
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ST Engineering eyes new tech, high-growth sectors

ENGINEERING conglomerate Singapore Technologies Engineering is intensifying its focus on...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore firms continue to hedge USD exposure

SINGAPORE companies are generally a cautious bunch, they take no chances with their US...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Puma Energy issues US$600m of bonds; Trafigura closes big deals

SINGAPORE-headquartered oil storage and distribution company Puma Energy, which is...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM
MONDAY MULTIPLE

Hidden value in hotels

BEFORE the resurgence of global economic sentiment this year, hotel stocks languished.
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WALL STREET INSIGHT

Gains likely to go on amid race for Fed chair

US stocks rose last week as speculative fervour mounted in various sectors, helped by...
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HK listing a boon for S'pore-based automotive service provider

SINGAPORE-based automotive service provider MBM Wheelpower has come a long way since its...
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COMPANY OF GOOD

For Dentsu, it's all about bringing children joy

"ALL businesses have a responsibility to the community in which they operate and...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

STOCKS

S'pore market needs catalyst for a lasting re-rating

FOR much of this year, the Straits Times Index moved in tandem with the Dow futures, thus...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM
WARRANTS A LOOK

Soilbuild warrants - leveraged play on construction sector

THE property market looks like it's picking up steam with the number of en bloc...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Trek2000 CEO eyes medtech sector

DO your business, get it right. If your business is right, it speaks for itself - this is...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Exponential moving averages will dictate if uptrend remains valid

WITH the 10th anniversary of the Great Financial Crisis just ahead of us, the US equity...
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KOP, Sam Goi in share placement deal

REAL estate, hospitality and entertainment group KOP Limited entered into a placement...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Coping with the switchover to IFRS

THE imminent switchover to a new accounting framework, coupled with the adoption of new...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM
STRATEGY SPOTLIGHT

Headline GDP in 2018 may surprise on the upside

WHILE Singapore's external environment still faces many downside risks, some bullish...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Mary Chia resigns as director; stock suspended until it meets public float

MARY Chia has resigned as director and non-executive chairman from the eponymous beauty...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

S'pore market needs catalyst for a lasting re-rating

FOR much of this year, the Straits Times Index moved in tandem with the Dow futures, thus...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM
WARRANTS A LOOK

Soilbuild warrants - leveraged play on construction sector

THE property market looks like it's picking up steam with the number of en bloc...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

ST Index firmer with buybacks higher on the week

THE five trading sessions spanning Sept 29 to Oct 5 saw the Straits Times Index (STI)...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Why top-down approach to cool Toronto housing is an uphill battle

CANADIAN Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government has been under pressure...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Tour reveals shady Nigerian cash behind luxury London homes

IN a bid to expose the murky Nigerian money lurking behind some of London's most...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Scandal-hit Deutsche charts more moderate course

AS IT emerges from years dogged by scandal, Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank...
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Zurich Insurance nearly halfway to cost-cutting goal of US$1.5b

ZURICH Insurance will have cut costs by US$700 million by the end of the year, nearly...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

US Treasury report calls for easing of dozens of Wall Street rules

THE Trump administration urged the overhaul of key rules underpinning trading in US stock...
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Wealth management: how top executives think

To get a sense of business leaders' views on financial planning and money management...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

LNG trucks rev up as China puts brakes on diesel

ON a recent morning in Yutian, a dusty town bisected by the highway that connects Beijing...
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Epic world solar car race begins in Australia

AN epic 3,000km solar car race across the desert heart of Australia designed to showcase...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Global investors betting on Indonesia's tech start-ups

BIG-NAME investors including Expedia and Alibaba are pumping billions of dollars into...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Salad-making robot can kill germs - and kill jobs, too

SALAD bars are magnets for bacteria and viruses. Even if the sprouts and ranch dressing...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

P&G boardroom brawl nears decision day

A COSTLY months-long battle over the direction of one of America's biggest companies...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Danone unit and Saudi dairy producer planning merger talks

NATIONAL Agricultural Development Co, the Saudi dairy producer part owned by the kingdom...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Food world bids farewell to unsung hero of fresh fare and good taste

ALMOST everyone who loves good food owes a debt to Jon Rowley, whether they know it or...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Garuda Indonesia unit GMF AeroAsia in advanced talks on stake sale

GMF AeroAsia, the state-owned maintenance arm of Garuda Indonesia, is in advanced talks...
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Water in MRT tunnels due to malfunction in pumping system: LTA

A MALFUNCTION in the water pumping system caused water to collect in the MRT tunnels,...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Ryanair COO quits in wake of flight-cancellation crisis

RYANAIR Holdings's flight-cancellation crisis that has caused more than 20,000...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

1,400 Air Berlin workers to lose jobs: union

ABOUT 1,400 Air Berlin workers may soon be out of a job, some as early as the end of this...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

STRATEGY SPOTLIGHT

Headline GDP in 2018 may surprise on the upside

WHILE Singapore's external environment still faces many downside risks, some bullish...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

UK, European businesses, public fed-up over slow Brexit talks

THE British public and UK and European businesses are increasingly frustrated that the...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Sturgeon appeals to keep UK in single market

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon appealed across the political divide to help keep...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Election limbo as New Zealand hangs on maverick Winston Peters' whim

POPULIST lawmaker Winston Peters is set to pick a winner in New Zealand's deadlocked...
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Duterte's support tumbles after minors die in Philippine drug war

RODRIGO Duterte's popularity fell last month by the most since he became Philippine...
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Fed official repeats call for gradual interest-rate hikes

FEDERAL Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren stepped up his argument to keep...
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Eurozone finance ministers set for changing of the guard

WHEN eurozone finance ministers gather in Luxembourg on Monday, they'll begin saying...
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Qatar takes steps to help private sector as Arab sanctions hurt economy

QATAR'S government announced on Saturday measures to help private sector businesses...
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Kim sticks to his nuclear guns; promotes sister

NORTH Korea's leader Kim Jong Un said his nuclear weapons were a "powerful...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Belarussian student is first-ever Miss Wheelchair World

A PSYCHOLOGY student from Belarus, Aleksandra Chichikova, was chosen Miss Wheelchair...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Vettel's F1 title hopes frazzled by gremlins

SEBASTIAN Vettel's Formula One title hopes suffered a potentially fatal blow on...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Week-long wine fair expects over 5,000 visitors

WITH participation and interest in wines having grown steadily over the past nine years,...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Rallying together

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: In the event of a terror attack or other major crisis, what role...
PUBLISHED Oct 9, 2017 05:50 AM
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