Friday, Oct 13, 2017

TOP STORIES

Asean steps up efforts on seamless sea and sky

THE 23rd Asean Transport Ministers Meeting (ATM) kicked off in Singapore on Thursday...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore ranked 13th among 200 countries for low bribery risk

SINGAPORE has emerged 13th in a field of 200 countries, ranked according to the risk of...
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Home shopping and old haunts in BT Weekend

HOME shopping gets a new meaning as a new wave of independent retailers offer...
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Singapore's Aug retail sales up again to beat forecasts

SINGAPORE retail sales in August rose 3.5 per cent from a year ago, continuing its...
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New carbon tax 'could boost Singapore's edge'

The upcoming carbon tax here could well boost, not hamper, economic competitiveness.
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S-E Asia's Tencent starting to not resemble China's Tencent at all

SINGAPORE'S Sea Ltd initially modelled itself onĀ Chinese Internet colossus Tencent...
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CAAS net surplus up S$13.8m on government grants

THE Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore's net surplus rose from S$62.65 million to...
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'Many' Fed members favour December rate hike: minutes

US central bankers are sharply divided over whether to increase interest rates again this...
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Strong industrial output growth bodes well for KL's GDP

MALAYSIA'S third-quarter GDP growth could surprise on the upside, economists said...
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PM Lee to make official working visit to Washington, DC from Oct 22 to 26

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong will make an official working visit to Washington, DC...
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RB Capital's Robertson Quay gem dazzles riverfront

RB Capital's InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay has opened its doors, which...
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Foreign delegates tour upcoming stations for Downtown Line 3

DELEGATES from China, Japan and South Korea visited the soon-to-be opened Downtown Line 3...
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THE BOTTOM LINE

Politics stands in the way of development goals

THERE are 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to tackle...
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STOCKS

STOCKS

Banks drive ST Index's 22.8-point advance

THE three banks were once again the beneficiaries of expectations that US interest rates...
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Brokers' take

SingPost opened its new retail mall, SingPost Centre on Oct 9, 2017, after two years of...
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CURRENCIES

Cautious Fed pins US dollar to 2-week low; euro rises

THE dollar struggled near a two-week low on Thursday as minutes of the last US Federal...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Citic Envirotech taps buoyant demand in fixed income market

BUOYANT demand continues to be seen in the fixed income market, with wastewater treatment...
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Takeover offer made for Indiabulls property trust at 90 cts apiece

A TAKEOVER offer of S$306 million has been made for Indiabulls Properties Investment...
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CPPIB invests up to US$350m in Keppel's data centre fund

THE data centre fund managed by Alpha Investment Partners, a wholly owned unit of Keppel...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Banks drive ST Index's 22.8-point advance

THE three banks were once again the beneficiaries of expectations that US interest rates...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

SingPost opened its new retail mall, SingPost Centre on Oct 9, 2017, after two years of...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Cautious Fed pins US dollar to 2-week low; euro rises

THE dollar struggled near a two-week low on Thursday as minutes of the last US Federal...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2017 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Will minority owners of M&C bite?

SINGAPORE property tycoon Kwek Leng Beng has finally put to rest years of market...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2017 05:50 AM

SIIC Environment gets nod to start operations at China plant

MAINBOARD-LISTED SIIC Environment Holdings Ltd has received approval to commence...
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Lian Beng exploring spin-off of property development business

LIAN Beng Group said it is exploring a possible spin-off of its property development...
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Oxley to issue 22.75m shares via placement at S$0.59 apiece

OXLEY Holdings Ltd said on Thursday that it has entered into a placement agreement with...
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

YuuZoo's long reply still does not address issues over its response to SGX queries

THE letter "Repetitive criticism of YuuZoo is far from constructive" (BT, Oct...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Royalville in Bukit Timah priced at S$368m in collective sale

ROYALVILLE, a prime freehold residential site in Bukit Timah Road, has been launched for...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore's hidden home-sharing economy quietly on the rise

SIZING up the home-sharing industry in Singapore has become the economist's puzzle...
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Mantra rolls out red carpet for Accor's A$1.18b bid

AUSTRALIA'S No 2 hotel company Mantra Group agreed on Thursday to a A$1.18 billion (...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan set sights on next bank crisis

LESS than a decade after the last major banking crisis, Goldman Sachs Group IncĀ and...
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London's global banks still hiring despite Brexit: Hays

GLOBAL banks are still filling job vacancies in London despite concerns that Brexit could...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

China gobbles Amazon rainforest ore to clean its polluted skies

A BID by China to clean up pollution in its biggest cities and industrial towns is...
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India can't drill solo to meet oil supply goals: consultant

INDIA needs overseas help to raise production from its ageing oil fields and meet its...
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Global oil market seen balanced in 2018, even with rising output: IEA

GLOBAL supply and demand for crude oil will be largely balanced next year, as growth in...
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TECHNOLOGY

Facebook COO meets US govt panel probing Russian ads

THE House Intelligence Committee hopes to release campaign ads that Russians purchased on...
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Appeal trial for Samsung heir starts in Seoul

SAMSUNG heir Lee Jae-Yong was back in court on Thursday to appeal his five-year sentence...
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Facebook touts US$199 Oculus Go VR headset in mainstream push

FACEBOOK Inc unveiled a cheaper virtual-reality headset that works without being tethered...
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Taiwan fines Qualcomm NT$23.4b for antitrust violations

QUALCOMM Inc faces an antitrust fine in Taiwan, the latest in a years-long streak of...
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The 'worm has turned' on big US tech companies, says author

BIG US technology companies will face more regulatory pressure and scrutiny now that they...
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CONSUMER

Stagnant spending drives Japan's retailers to shop for growth abroad

STAGNANT spending and soft wage growth in Japan are forcing two of Asia's biggest...
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Coach Inc reinvents itself into Tapestry

AT Coach Inc, which is famous for its leather goods but has become the holding company of...
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Lotte says it has several suitors for its China stores

SOUTH Korea's embattled Lotte Group said on Thursday several firms have expressed...
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TRANSPORT

Driverless cars are giving engineers a fuel economy headache

JUDGING from General Motors Co's test cars and Elon Musk's predictions, the...
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Boeing spat puts N Ireland jobs at risk: UK Labour Party

BOEING is the "king of corporate welfare", Britain's main opposition...
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Lufthansa snaps up large parts of failed Air Berlin

LUFTHANSA reinforced its position as Germany's largest airline on Thursday by...
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Car sector raises alarm over tweaks to Nafta

THE car sector is sounding alarms on the Trump administration's efforts to overhaul...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Clock ticks away at UK's Brexit transition options

NERVES are fraying in the Brexit talks, negotiators are trying to work out if the other...
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Spain marks national day with show of unity amid Catalan crisis

SPAIN marked its national day on Thursday with a show of unity in the face of Catalan...
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Trump says his tax plan will help middle class, boost economy

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday told workers that they would win under his tax...
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IMF chief urges more support for global trade

INTERNATIONAL Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde urged global...
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DINING OUT

Taste of Spain with fire and flourish

THE ground level of Tanjong Pagar Centre feels like a theme park in the middle of the...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Hitting a sweet spot after dinner

IT seemed highly appropriate (last month) to open and decant my last remaining bottle of...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Will minority owners of M&C bite?

SINGAPORE property tycoon Kwek Leng Beng has finally put to rest years of market...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2017 05:50 AM

What's needed for digital transformation

EMBARKING on digital transformation is like asking the pilot of a small biplane to fly a...
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EDITORIAL

Singapore's fund management industry faces stiff challenges ahead

THE asset management industry in Singapore is a major pillar of the finance sector. Based...
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Making financial disclosures more readable

FINANCIAL disclosure documents are notoriously difficult to make sense of, even for...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2017 05:50 AM
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

YuuZoo's long reply still does not address issues over its response to SGX queries

THE letter "Repetitive criticism of YuuZoo is far from constructive" (BT, Oct...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Taste of Spain with fire and flourish

THE ground level of Tanjong Pagar Centre feels like a theme park in the middle of the...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Hitting a sweet spot after dinner

IT seemed highly appropriate (last month) to open and decant my last remaining bottle of...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2017 05:50 AM

A glossy look at what women want

REESE Witherspoon, everyone's favourite chipper go-getter from Election (1999) and...
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Bewitched by animated fantasy's charms

ANYBODY who thought they'd never see another Studio Ghibli animated feature after...
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Crazy Horse isn't about all that nudity

FEMINISTS might frown on Crazy Horse but that hasn't stopped the cabaret from being...
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Inspiring other women with their real-life stories

OFFICE manager Molly Lim has always dreamed of acting on stage, but has kept her passion...
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Fairer treatment for the fairer sex

WOMEN are set to take centre stage at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival which runs from...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Despite its title, this book is not just for widows

BALLI Kaur Jaswal is one of Singapore's best working novelists - if not the best. In...
PUBLISHED Oct 13, 2017 05:50 AM

EDITOR'S CHOICE

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