Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017

TOP STORIES

Foreign developers throwing lines into Singapore's en bloc pond

FOREIGN developers - those from China in particular - sense there's a killing to be...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

SGD bonds still hot as interest rates stay low

SINGAPORE-dollar (SGD) bond deals continue to hit the market, and are being snapped up by...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Fewer launches as developers await upturn

DEVELOPERS launched just 73 private homes last month - less than a tenth of what they...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

VC, PE investments for Q1-Q3 top SEA total for all of 2016

MORE than US$8 billion in venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) investments was...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

SMEs grapple with rising costs, stiff competition: survey

THE recent economic data in Singapore may paint a rosy picture, but a recent report found...
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URA unveils plans for 19,000 homes in 3 residential precincts

THE Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Monday unveiled its proposed plans for some 19...
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Yellen says US economy in good health; sparks talk of rate hike

JANET Yellen, chairman of the Federal Reserve, said on Sunday that the US economy was in...
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China's Sept producer price index spikes 6.9%

CHINA'S producer price inflation unexpectedly accelerated to a six-month high in...
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Brazil operations drag down Changi Airport Group's profits

CHANGI Airport Group's post-tax profits fell to S$657 million in FY16/17 from S$784...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

M1's Q3 net profit down 4.8% at S$32.7m

HIGHER depreciation and interest expenses led to a 4.8 per cent fall in M1's net...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

GIC to invest in Vietnamese mall operator's US$680m IPO

VINCOM Retail JSC, the Vietnamese mall operator backed by Warburg Pincus, has started...
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HOCK LOCK SIEW

It's early days yet for technology in investing

IN THE use of technology to automate investing, there is often more hype than substance...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Survey shows SGX-listed companies need to improve investor relations websites

INVESTOR relations (IR) websites of Singapore Exchange (SGX)-listed companies have "...
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Two Chinese bidders for CSE said to have pulled out

TWO of the three China-based bidders for the Chicago Stock Exchange (CSE) have withdrawn...
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Keppel trust manager responds to report of underwater cable sale

THE manager of Keppel Infrastructure Trust (KIT) on Monday responded to a report in The...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Keppel DC Reit Q3 DPU up 16.8%

KEPPEL DC Reit on Monday posted a 16.8 per cent rise in its Q3 distribution per unit (DPU...
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Corporate digest

TEMASEK Holdings subsidiary Fullerton Fund Management has appointed Jenny Sofian as its...
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STOCKS

Asian markets climb to highest in 10 years

THE promise of a rosy growth for China at a pace of 7 per cent and a jump in oil prices...
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Brokers' take

Q3 2017 DPU (distribution per unit) dropped 1.8 per cent yoy to 23.1 per cent of our full...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Euro falters after biggest weekly rise in a month

THE euro edged lower on Monday after posting its biggest weekly loss in a month though...
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REAL ESTATE

Keppel DC Reit Q3 DPU up 16.8%

KEPPEL DC Reit on Monday posted a 16.8 per cent rise in its Q3 distribution per unit (DPU...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Self-service transactions: penny wise, pound foolish?

SELF-SERVICE property websites lure property buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants - let...
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Northern Virginia counties vying to host Amazon's second HQ

CAPITAL One, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Northrop Grumman and other industry heavyweights...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

London house prices fall at fastest pace since 2009

HOUSE prices in London are falling at their fastest pace since the aftermath of the...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Li Ka-shing's HK tower sells for record HK$40.2b

LI Ka-shing's CK Asset Holdings has sold its 75 per cent holding in The Centre to a...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

China poised to be top foreign buyer of Thai property

SANSIRI, one of Thailand's largest property developers by sales, sees China becoming...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

46-room Regin Hotel in Sims Avenue up for sale

A BUDGET hotel on freehold land near the junction of Sims Way and Sims Avenue is up for...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan expecting hard Brexit

GOLDMAN Sachs Group Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co are bracing for a "hard Brexit...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

India risks wealth erosion as savers chase stock rally

INDIANS pouring record amounts of their savings into a stock-market rally risk getting...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Keppel trust manager responds to report of underwater cable sale

THE manager of Keppel Infrastructure Trust (KIT) on Monday responded to a report in The...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Gloom to boom: Gold gets its shine back for India's festivals

UNTIL early this month, Indian jewellers expected the traditional surge in demand from...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Opec sees 'healthy' oil demand growth to 2022 as renewables gain

OIL demand will grow at a "healthy pace" over the next five years as renewables...
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TECHNOLOGY

HOCK LOCK SIEW

It's early days yet for technology in investing

IN THE use of technology to automate investing, there is often more hype than substance...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Amazon woos Washington as critics slam its growing power

ON A sunny day in July, commuters arriving at Union Station, in the shadow of Capitol...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Ex-Googler raises US$13m betting her home on podcasts

WANG Xiaoyu literally bet the house on making her startup work, quitting a lucrative job...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Battle for Saudi e-commerce market begins with entry of Noon.com

IN Saudi Arabia, a kingdom where postal codes are rarely used, most people pay in cash,...
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CONSUMER

Battle for Saudi e-commerce market begins with entry of Noon.com

IN Saudi Arabia, a kingdom where postal codes are rarely used, most people pay in cash,...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

China dairy giants downplay poisoning scandal in hunt for big deals

A DECADE after Chinese dairy companies were roiled by a scandal that poisoned thousands...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Access to medicines at risk as Brexit clock ticks

TIME is running short for a Brexit agreement that will allow the free movement of...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Cheaper rivals target Singapore's aviation maintenance sector

SINGAPORE, the dominant hub for aircraft maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) in...
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Bombardier seeking investors for aerospace businesses

BOMBARDIER Inc is seeking investors for its aerospace businesses and considering a sale...
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No reason to resign, says Airbus CEO

AIRBUS chief executive Tom Enders sees no reason to resign over ongoing UK and French...
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Low-cost airline AirAsia Japan relaunches with Nagoya-Sapporo flights twice daily

LOW-COST airline AirAsia Japan on Monday said that it would begin its first flights from...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

China central bank surprises with 7% H2 growth forecast

CHINA'S central bank governor said the economy could grow 7 per cent in the second...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

'Governor of Jakarta will be the governor of us all': Anies

INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo swore in a former education minister as Jakarta's...
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Catalans defiant as Madrid prepares to act

CATALAN President Carles Puigdemont defended his region's claim to independence as...
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Abe on course for landslide election win: poll

PRIME Minister Shinzo Abe is on track for a landslide win in Japan's upcoming...
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EDITORIAL

One China: Beijing should seek to strengthen common ties with Taipei

Beijing should have been mollified that President Tsai Ing-wen said all the appropriate...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Nafta's future in doubt - no doubt about that

THE fourth round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) negotiations was...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Man who helped astronauts float, fly and survive, dies at 101

JOSEPH Schmitt, who helped develop the spacesuits worn by the US's first astronauts...
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Happy Death Day takes an axe to Blade Runner: 2049

COMEDY horror slasher Happy Death Day had an excuse to celebrate over the weekend as it...
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Hollywood rolls out Oscar contenders

MARSHALL, about the early life of the first black US Supreme Court justice, kicked off...
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SME

Louken looks to digital future

FOR homegrown company Louken Group, being the first branding and communications company...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

It's early days yet for technology in investing

IN THE use of technology to automate investing, there is often more hype than substance...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

One China: Beijing should seek to strengthen common ties with Taipei

Beijing should have been mollified that President Tsai Ing-wen said all the appropriate...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Tempers, tension in the 'adult day care centre'

ALMOST every day I travel on the Red Line of the Washington Metro, the rapid transit...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Fed losing its economic clout for future recessions

BEN Bernanke is worried - and perhaps we should be. As chairman of the Federal Reserve...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM

Nafta's future in doubt - no doubt about that

THE fourth round of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) negotiations was...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Root of Kobe Steel scandal unknown, but judgment is swift

JAPAN - and its media especially - are indulging in an orgy of self-flagellation or...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

In the race to build better cars, makers with AI will be the winners

THE automotive industry has seen dramatic changes in the last decade. Today's cars...
PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2017 05:50 AM
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