Monday, Oct 16, 2017

TOP STORIES

The rise and rise of chatbots

CHATBOTS promise to be cheaper, faster and better than their human alternative. No...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

Regulatory compliance, costs could turn firms away from SGX

SINGAPORE is a leading financial hub, ranking third globally just behind London and New...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

Nim Gardens, Ridgewood owners form collective sales committees

THE en bloc fever is stoking more property owners into action, spurring another batch of...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

Weak growth, trade holding back global capital spending

WEAK economic growth and trade trimmed foreign capital spending on new and existing...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

Promises may backfire on new Jakarta governor

AT local elections in April this year, Anies Baswedan, Jakarta's incoming governor,...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM
COMPANY OF GOOD

Kitchen skills for inmates and meals for the needy - the Samsui way

EX-OFFENDERS often have to face many challenges upon returning to society, including...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

STOCKS

Plenty of catalysts that could fuel STI's climb

MUST all good things come to an end? Based on the Straits Times Index's (STI) track...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar regains ground on muted inflation data

The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index jumped 0.5 per cent last...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Citi reinvents itself to stay agile and ahead

HOW does a more-than- 100-year-old bank stay relevant and compete with new age financial...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Gold in early stages of secular bull cycle

SINCE the start of 2017, gold has been moving perfectly in an uptrend manner as it formed...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

StanChart takes seniors shopping at Courts

Ms Parwathy is one of forty seniors from Thye Hua Kwan Bedok Radiance Senior Activity...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM
STRATEGY SPOTLIGHT

Digital innovation is not about chasing tech, but the customer

DIGITAL innovation may be one of the most prominent business buzz phrases today, but...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

China Fibretech: no Nominating Committee meeting convened

MAINBOARD-LISTED China Fibretech said on Sunday that no meeting of the company's...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM
STRATEGY SPOTLIGHT

Business strategy for the digital age

SOME questions business leaders can consider are: Are you actively thinking about how to...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Plenty of catalysts that could fuel STI's climb

MUST all good things come to an end? Based on the Straits Times Index's (STI) track...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar regains ground on muted inflation data

The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index jumped 0.5 per cent last...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Buybacks decline on the week; Wee Ee Chao raises UOB-Kay Hian stake

IN the five trading sessions spanning Oct 6 to Oct 12, the Straits Times Index (STI)...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Decade after bubble burst, Ireland faces new housing crisis

TEN years after Ireland's property bubble burst, the economy is recovering from the...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

StanChart takes seniors shopping at Courts

Ms Parwathy is one of forty seniors from Thye Hua Kwan Bedok Radiance Senior Activity...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

Now is the time for fiscal and structural reforms, says IMF

MEMBERS of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) gave lukewarm endorsement to a...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

Ivanka Trump touts launch of World Bank businesswomen's fund

IVANKA Trump, US President Donald Trump's daughter and a White House senior adviser...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

Egypt to renew US$2b financing deal

EGYPT plans to renew a US$2 billion financing deal with international banks while also...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Rubies, the buried and untapped treasures of Pakistani Kashmir

THE people of Pakistani Kashmir are sitting on a treasure chest: Millions of rubies,...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

Saudi Aramco denies shelving international IPO

SAUDI Aramco has dismissed reports that it is considering shelving plans for an...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

Sun-powered 5-seater car wows crowd at solar challenge

A FUTURISTIC Dutch family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

AI could add £630b to Britain's coffers by 2035

ARTIFICIAL intelligence could add £630 billion (S$1,129.5 trillion) to the United Kingdom...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

Sun-powered 5-seater car wows crowd at solar challenge

A FUTURISTIC Dutch family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

US softens stance on EU plans to tax Silicon Valley giants

THE US is softening its position on European plans to impose taxes on US tech giants such...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

US softens stance on EU plans to tax Silicon Valley giants

THE US is softening its position on European plans to impose taxes on US tech giants such...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

Amazon muscling into sportswear with its own labels

AMAZON.COM is tapping some of the biggest athletic-apparel suppliers to make a foray into...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

Facebook users can now order food in US

FACEBOOK announced a new feature over the weekend to make it easier for users to order...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Sun-powered 5-seater car wows crowd at solar challenge

A FUTURISTIC Dutch family car that not only uses the sun as power but supplies energy...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

Train fault mars open house at Downtown Line 3

TRAIN service along a stretch of the Downtown Line was disrupted by a train fault at...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

St Helena's isolation ends as air link finally opens

THE first regular commercial flight landed at St Helena last Saturday, opening the small...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Core leader Xi Jinping set to tighten his grip on power

AT the Beijing Exhibition Centre, thousands of Chinese tourists line up to see the "...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

12 things to watch out for at China's 19th party congress

CHINA'S ruling Communist Party on Wednesday opens its 19th Congress, at which...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

EU summit to throw Britain a Brexit bone

EUROPEAN Union (EU) leaders are set to extend an olive branch to British Prime Minister...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Oscars academy kicks out disgraced producer Weinstein

THE Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled Harvey Weinstein last Saturday,...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Empowering employees

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What flexi-work options does your company/organisation offer?...
PUBLISHED Oct 16, 2017 05:50 AM
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