Saturday, Oct 14, 2017

TOP STORIES

One belt, one road, one world

THEY might be called the "odd couple", but German Chancellor Angela Merkel and...
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Home shopping network

THE DAY HASN'T COME YET where you step into a store and the resident robot...
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INSIDE VIEW

The problem is rail

A large part of the North-South Line was shut down for almost a day on Oct 7 because of...
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S'pore Q3 GDP growth shoots past forecasts to hit 3-year high

SINGAPORE'S economy powered its way into its strongest gross domestic product (GDP)...
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MAS keeps neutral stance, softens guidance

GUIDED by inflation that was largely kept in check even as the economy grew at the...
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Nanofilm Tech's CEO Shi Xu named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

NANOFILM Technologies International's chief executive Shi Xu has been named EY...
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Asean ministers agree on raft of measures to boost transport connectivity, share expertise

ASEAN transport ministers signed five agreements at the 23rd Asean Transport Ministers (...
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Shares of North American airlines enjoy good lift-off in September

GLOBAL airline share prices edged up by 0.9 per cent in September - the first month-on-...
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China Sept imports blow past forecasts, exports quicken too

CHINA'S imports and exports grew at a faster pace in September than in the previous...
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Malaysia halts all imports from former friend North Korea

MALAYSIA, which until recently had been one of Pyongyang's closest friends, has...
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STOCKS

STOCKS

Banks continue to lead STI gains

AT the risk of sounding like a broken record, this week's main play as far as blue...
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Brokers' take

WE upgrade Keppel Corp from Hold to Add, with a new sum-of-parts target price of S$8.58,...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

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Auditors issue disclaimer of opinion on EMS Energy's FY16 statements

THE auditors of Catalist-listed EMS Energy at BDO have issued a disclaimer of opinion on...
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Beijing Gas moves to join host of SGX delistings

MAINBOARD-LISTED Beijing Gas Blue Sky Holdings announced on Friday its intention to...
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Bharti-Tata merger shaking up India's wireless market

INVESTORS seem to be giving the thumbs up for the merger between India's largest...
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Corporate digest

GLOBAL Yellow Pages (GYP) on Friday announced that it has entered into a variation...
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New procurement guide to help SMEs bid for government contracts, gather feedback

A NEW government procurement guide that outlines steps for businesses to take when...
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Tat Hong positioning itself for future growth

SOME 900 guests, led by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, gathered to celebrate mainboard-...
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Gold prices in India swing to a premium ahead of Diwali

GOLD prices in India traded at a premium this week for the first time in more than three...
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Top Glove inks MOU to buy Eastern Press for RM47.25m

MALAYSIA-BASED glove-maker Top Glove Corporation Bhd has entered into a memorandum of...
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SIA raises S$2.55m for Community Chest

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) raised S$2.55 million for the Community Chest through three...
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Cathay Pacific up 6.2% as it seeks to cut costs

CATHAY Pacific Airways Ltd is winning back stock investors as the carrier seeks to slash...
PUBLISHED Oct 14, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Banks continue to lead STI gains

AT the risk of sounding like a broken record, this week's main play as far as blue...
PUBLISHED Oct 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

WE upgrade Keppel Corp from Hold to Add, with a new sum-of-parts target price of S$8.58,...
PUBLISHED Oct 14, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Singha Estate plans deals to help brewer parent diversify

WITH a US$1.5 billion warchest, the real estate arm of Thailand's Boon Rawd Brewery...
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Picasso's mansion fails to find new buyer

A NEW Zealand financier has two months to come up with 20.1 million euros (S$32.2 million...
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Mandalay to build 3,000 Arizona homes with solar and Sonnen batteries

GERMAN battery maker Sonnen GmbH on Thursday said it would partner home builder Mandalay...
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Kushners' Manhattan tower set for worst year since 2011

THE midtown Manhattan office tower owned by Kushner Cos. and Vornado Realty Trust is on...
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Allianz joins Shapoorji for US$500m India real estate fund

ALLIANZ SE, one of Europe's biggest asset managers, will partner with developer...
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London's housing outlook remains pessmistic as spooked buyers stay away

REAL-ESTATE agents in London are at their most downbeat since at least 2010 as the...
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TECHNOLOGY

All in the blood

IMAGINE being able to assess the state of one's health with just one microlitre of...
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COMMENTARY

Go to sleep, Alexa; and it's not OK, Google

THE rapidly growing market for voice-controlled speakers probably needed something like...
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CONSUMER

THE BROAD VIEW

Stop hitting the horn, the robot at the wheel can't hear or see you

AS car accidents go, it wasn't much: 12 minutes before noon on a cool June day, a...
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THE BROAD VIEW

Movie moguls and their formidable webs of protection

BECAUSE of the stories that have come out over the last week concerning the complaints...
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TRANSPORT

Cathay Pacific up 6.2% as it seeks to cut costs

CATHAY Pacific Airways Ltd is winning back stock investors as the carrier seeks to slash...
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THE BROAD VIEW

Stop hitting the horn, the robot at the wheel can't hear or see you

AS car accidents go, it wasn't much: 12 minutes before noon on a cool June day, a...
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LIFE & CULTURE

GOLF

Iron out those chinks with Mizuno's MP-18 family

MIX and match. That is a soothing phrase now as far as the sport of golf is concerned,...
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GOLF

Youth golf gets timely S$240k boost

A CAMERA worth S$900 was sold for double that amount, while a Chinese calligraphy scroll...
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Welcome to the Nobel Prize abyss

I AM off lingonberries for the time being and Volvos and flat white furniture from Ikea...
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Why do my kids waste hours watching millennials play video games on YouTube?

WHEN I was 12 or 13, I busied myself with a range of pursuits, from the dumb to the very...
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OFFBEAT

A saucy tale

FOR more than a decade now, my husband has been harping on about how "ketchup in...
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GEAR HEAD

Hop on board and scoot, rattle 'n' roll

JULES Winnfield, Samuel L Jackson's trigger-happy character in Pulp Fiction, says:...
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THE STEERING COLUMN

The joys of 6

IF YOU can remember a time when Bruce Willis had hair (and something resembling a career...
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SME

New procurement guide to help SMEs bid for government contracts, gather feedback

A NEW government procurement guide that outlines steps for businesses to take when...
PUBLISHED Oct 14, 2017 05:50 AM

EXECUTIVE MONEY

Bears licking wounds after US$20 trillion global market rally

SCEPTICISM in global equity markets is getting expensive.
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Eurozone's recovery accelerating, but earnings growth lags

FALLING short on earnings growth has become so typical in Europe that equity investors...
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China ETF surges as drive for clean air boosts commodities

CHINA'S anti-pollution drive is brightening more than its smoggy skies...
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Private equity firms target Australia with new funding tool

PRIVATE equity firms doing buyouts in Australia are turning to a kind of financing used...
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THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

All in the blood

IMAGINE being able to assess the state of one's health with just one microlitre of...
PUBLISHED Oct 14, 2017 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

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Auditors issue disclaimer of opinion on EMS Energy's FY16 statements

THE auditors of Catalist-listed EMS Energy at BDO have issued a disclaimer of opinion on...
PUBLISHED Oct 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Bears licking wounds after US$20 trillion global market rally

SCEPTICISM in global equity markets is getting expensive.
PUBLISHED Oct 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Eurozone's recovery accelerating, but earnings growth lags

FALLING short on earnings growth has become so typical in Europe that equity investors...
PUBLISHED Oct 14, 2017 05:50 AM

China ETF surges as drive for clean air boosts commodities

CHINA'S anti-pollution drive is brightening more than its smoggy skies...
PUBLISHED Oct 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Private equity firms target Australia with new funding tool

PRIVATE equity firms doing buyouts in Australia are turning to a kind of financing used...
PUBLISHED Oct 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Model portfolio: what worked, what didn't and what next

SEPTEMBER saw financial markets end the third quarter of 2017 on a strong note, with the...
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Singha Estate plans deals to help brewer parent diversify

WITH a US$1.5 billion warchest, the real estate arm of Thailand's Boon Rawd Brewery...
PUBLISHED Oct 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Picasso's mansion fails to find new buyer

A NEW Zealand financier has two months to come up with 20.1 million euros (S$32.2 million...
PUBLISHED Oct 14, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

COMMENTARY

Go to sleep, Alexa; and it's not OK, Google

THE rapidly growing market for voice-controlled speakers probably needed something like...
PUBLISHED Oct 14, 2017 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Home shopping network

THE DAY HASN'T COME YET where you step into a store and the resident robot...
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Sweet treats

Whether-- or not you celebrate Deepavali, Chef Manjunath Mural's handcrafted mithai...
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Tea time treat

Enjoy high tea and get better skin in the process. That's the plan at The Fullerton...
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Not just lip service

Got a stash of unwanted lipsticks? Donate them to Raffles City Singapore's Lipstick...
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Wordless magic

Ramesh Meyyappan is one of Singapore's most talented performers. Born deaf, he'...
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Larger than life

Nineties rock icon Mr Big is soldiering on despite drummer Pat Torpey being diagnosed...
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Sarah Liu

Sarah Liu has always been a bit of a rebel. Though the 29-year-old was born in Taiwan,...
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Colonial hangover

AFTER THE BRITISH, and before the first French chefs arrived on our shores, we had the...
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Ghostbusting in Taiwan

I AIN'T AFRAID OF NO GHOSTS. Oh yes, I am. I don't care what Ray Parker Jr...
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Electric dream come true

Fortune, it is said, favours the bold and it seems no manufacturer is as bold as BMW when...
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Home Couture

For the longest time, elite fashionistas have lusted after the Hermès Birkin bag or the...
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See the light

PERCHED ON ELEVATED GROUND in a quiet residential neighbourhood off Bukit Timah, with...
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April 1957

Telling Tales

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there lived among us, storytellers. Setting...
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