Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

TOP STORIES

SGX gives brokers more flexibility

IN A bid to boost the beleaguered stockbroking industry, the Singapore Exchange (SGX)...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Bling it - Singapore launches world's first diamond bullion

SEVENTEEN months since the inception of the world's first exchange that enables...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Acuris, with new investor GIC on board, poised to make inroads in Asia

WITH Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC as its new investor, global financial...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

StanChart says it reviewed transfer of US$1.4b funds, 'proactively' notified authorities

STANDARD Chartered Bank (StanChart) conducted a full account review of trust structures...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Firms can tap new state scheme to help local workers learn from overseas experts

COMPANIES can now tap a new scheme to source trainers from overseas, so as to help local...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore, Asia investors bank on US stocks in Q2 as others scale down

WHILE the rest of the world was winding down its shopping spree on Wall Street in the...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Diesels driving on in 2018 despite new tax

DIESEL isn't disappearing just yet and there are even some bargains to be picked up...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

China set to meet, or even beat, 2017 growth target of 6.5%

CHINA will have no problem meeting its economic growth target of around 6.5 per cent this...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

UK factories pick up pace; BOE on track to up rates

BRITISH factories had their strongest two months of 2017 in July and August, suggesting...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

BT and CapitaLand team up to stage a Sunburst of joy

A CONCERT featuring some of Singapore's emerging musical talents will be held on Oct...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Jack Ma's Ant Financial mints a new billionaire

JACK Ma is minting a new billionaire. Min Luo, founder and chief executive officer of...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

SGX's top 20 China-linked firms achieve 39.8% average return

THE top 20 China-related enterprises listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) have achieved...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

China seen curbing market swings ahead of party congress

CHINESE state-backed funds intervened to limit gains in the country's stock market...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

Olam's 5.6% surge prompts SGX query

COMMODITIES trader Olam International said on Tuesday that it was unaware of any...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Stocks end mixed in low-volume session

A LARGELY nondescript Tuesday ended with stocks mixed. An early bout of selling of the...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

We believe that SPH Reit can continue to deliver resilience with sticky occupancies while...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Euro rises to 1-week high on German trade data

The currency's rise this year has lost some momentum in recent days as political...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Complacency throws markets off course

STUDENTS of statistics and other social sciences would be familiar with the phrase "...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Trendlines proposes S$14m share placement, plans strategic review

THE Trendlines Group on Tuesday proposed a S$14.03 million placement of new shares at 14...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

China Environment unit loses civil suit, ordered to pay loan plus interest

CHINA Environment's wholly owned subsidiary Fujian Dongyuan Environmental Protection...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

OWNER of the ONE°15 brand SUTL Enterprise has secured its second management contract in...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

SGX's top 20 China-linked firms achieve 39.8% average return

THE top 20 China-related enterprises listed on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) have achieved...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

China seen curbing market swings ahead of party congress

CHINESE state-backed funds intervened to limit gains in the country's stock market...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

GE's new CEO under pressure to overhaul company amid decades-long slide

GENERAL Electric Co's new boss has barely uttered a word in public during his first...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

HK regulator aims for 'northbound' China investor ID system by mid-2018

HONG Kong's securities regulator plans to implement a real-time investor...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Secura Group CEO resigns to 'pursue personal interests'

THE executive director and chief executive officer of security solutions provider Secura...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

Olam's 5.6% surge prompts SGX query

COMMODITIES trader Olam International said on Tuesday that it was unaware of any...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Stocks end mixed in low-volume session

A LARGELY nondescript Tuesday ended with stocks mixed. An early bout of selling of the...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

We believe that SPH Reit can continue to deliver resilience with sticky occupancies while...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Euro rises to 1-week high on German trade data

The currency's rise this year has lost some momentum in recent days as political...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Analysts take heart in SRX condo resale data for September

SRX Property's flash estimates for September showed its overall resale price index...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Airbnb's Chinese rival Tujia raises US$300m for global jaunt

AIRBNB'S biggest rival in China, Tujia.com, has raised US$300 million to fund a...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Low-cost housing in India hits a wall

SUSTAINABLE, low-cost homes must become the default option for builders and buyers amid...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Fund managers drawn to A$2.3 trillion pension pie

MORE global fund managers are setting up shop in Australia, drawn to the nation's A$...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Deutsche Bank chief losing investors' patience and support

DEUTSCHE Bank AG chief executive officer John Cryan is losing the support of some...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

HOT STOCK

Olam's 5.6% surge prompts SGX query

COMMODITIES trader Olam International said on Tuesday that it was unaware of any...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Metals scandal forged over a decade puts big dent in Japan Inc

KOBE Steel Ltd unleashed an industrial scandal that reverberated across Asia's...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Aramco plans 'mega investment' for fully integrated business in India

SAUDI Arabia's state-owned oil giant has "mega investment" plans for the...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Apple praises French iPhone supplier before meeting Macron

APPLE boss Tim Cook went out of his way on Monday to single out a small French firm...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Can you sue a robot? Estonia working on law to address their legal status

ESTONIA, the country which helped create Skype and hosts Nato's cyberdefence centre...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Baidu 'checks out 3 billion fake news claims every year'

CHINA'S biggest search engine Baidu Inc checks out three billion claims of fake news...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

STRAIT TALK

Not time to pop the champagne yet

TWO new reports paint a picture of increasing confidence and lower costs for major...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Ford taps Silicon Valley startup for new ways to book rides

FORD Motor Co has begun to develop new transportation service applications using a...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Qantas raises A$350m from loan that allows switching aircraft used as collateral

QANTAS Airways is raising A$350 million (S$369.7 million) from a loan that allows it to...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

BOJ governor Kuroda pledges to stick with quantitative easing

THE BANK of Japan (BOJ) raised its assessment of four of the country's regional...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Horse-trading begins for Eurogroup chairmanship

AS Jeroen Dijsselbloem's turbulent reign over euro-area finance ministers'...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Thai PM Prayuth sets Nov 2018 for election after false starts

THAILAND will hold a general election in November 2018, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Abe takes aim at rivals, focuses on sound policy in election campaigning

ELECTION campaigning began in earnest in Japan on Tuesday with conservative Prime...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

May gets Brexit hardliners' backing for no-deal stand

UK Prime Minister Theresa May won public support from Brexit hardliners in her cabinet...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

White House chaos in policymaking a cause for global concern

THOSE who follow the way decisions are made in Washington recognise that the US...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Hotels go on charm offensive with help from celebrities

WITH competitors such as Airbnb nipping at their heels, hotels are rolling out...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Bolshoi, Met in opera tie-up for first time

RUSSIA'S Bolshoi theatre and New York's Metropolitan Opera on Monday announced...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Skin-tight gear and 'climbing' yoga poses turning heads in Myanmar

FIRST, there was beer and paddleboard yoga. Then someone added goats to the mix. Now...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

EXECUTIVE MONEY

Nobel winner's lonely, savvy and funny route to the Prize

THERE is no shortage of people who think mainstream economics is a wrongheaded endeavour...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

European equities set to surge

THERE has been significant coverage recently suggesting that asset valuations, including...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Vickers Venture raises US$230m for its largest VC fund yet

VICKERS Venture Partners has raised US$230 million for its fifth fund, more money than it...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

SPIVA Scorecard should look into fees' impact on fund performance

S&P Dow Jones Indices recently released its biannual SPIVA Scorecard, which compares...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Complacency throws markets off course

STUDENTS of statistics and other social sciences would be familiar with the phrase "...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM
STRAIT TALK

Not time to pop the champagne yet

TWO new reports paint a picture of increasing confidence and lower costs for major...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

A good dose of digital is what healthcare needs

THE health of Singaporeans was one of the topics in the Prime Minister's 2017...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

White House chaos in policymaking a cause for global concern

THOSE who follow the way decisions are made in Washington recognise that the US...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

China needs to ponder history, too, for better Japan ties

RELATIONS between China and Japan have taken a sudden turn for the better as Prime...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Three ways of driving a vehicle called eurozone

AFTER a tumultuous year, politics seem to be stabilising across Europe. Though the far-...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Defeated terrorists in Marawi pose wider threat to S-E Asia

ALTHOUGH it has slipped from news headlines, the conflict in the southern Philippine...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Innovative funding for catastrophes builds resilience

ESTIMATES of the collective damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are...
PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017 05:50 AM
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