Saturday, Nov 04, 2017

TOP STORIES

In it for the long haul

FANCY flying to London or the US for under S$1,000? Passengers can now fly long-haul for...
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A home abroad

Business travellers to Singapore are increasingly spoilt for choice, especially in...
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INSIDE VIEW

Banking on people to grow Singapore's financial sector

Singapore has rolled out its strategic plans for the key financial sector. Over the...
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Cosco Shipping launches takeover of Cogent Holdings

FRESH from having divested its shipyard business, Cosco Shipping International has...
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Semiconductor giant Broadcom to move HQ from S'pore to US

SINGAPORE-headquartered American chipmaker Broadcom is re-locating its legal home address...
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800 people flocked to Apple store on Orchard Road for iPhone X

THE long-anticipated Apple iPhone X was launched in Singapore's Apple store on Nov 3...
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Trump headed for longest presidential Asia trip in years

BESET by challenges at home, US President Donald Trump on Friday embarked on the longest...
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AI key to Singapore's Infocomm & Media Transformation Map

SINGAPORE is set to invest even more dollars - over and above S$150 million - in...
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Kampong Glam to become first digitally-enabled neighbourhood

KAMPONG Glam is to become Singapore's first digitally-enabled neighbourhood. The...
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COMMENTARY

Jerome Powell - a worthy successor to Janet Yellen

AMONG all the high-level appointments US President Donald Trump has made - many of them...
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LATEST US DATA

Unemployment rate falls to 4.1% in October, lowest in nearly 17 years

THE US unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in nearly 17 years in October while job...
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STOCKS

STOCKS

STI stages rebound on Friday, erasing losses

EXPECTATIONS of a better nonfarm payroll and unemployment data from the United States...
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Prudent capital preservation should be top priority

GIVEN the abundance of risk factors weighing on the global economy and ageing business...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

UOB posts record quarter; net earnings up 12% y-o-y to S$883m

UNITED Overseas Bank turned in a record quarter for the three months ended Sept 30, even...
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UOB shareholders keep faith in Wee Cho Yaw

SHAREHOLDERS of United Overseas Bank (UOB) continue to keep their faith in Wee Cho Yaw,...
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Venture Corp delivers blockbuster growth; net profit up 135% in Q3

VENTURE Corp's net profit rocketed 135 per cent to S$111.4 million in the third...
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SIA Engineering Co's Q2 net profit rises 7% to S$38m

BOLSTERED by a higher share of profits from associated companies, SIA Engineering Company...
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Corporate digest

METRO Holdings and Lee Kim Tah Group's wholly-owned Shawco have inked a master...
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Frasers Hospitality to double portfolio in China by 2021

FRASERS Hospitality, a division of Frasers Centrepoint, on Friday unveiled its plan to...
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Halcyon Agri back in black for fourth straight quarter

HIGHER natural rubber prices and larger sales volume boosted results for natural rubber...
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Chip Eng Seng Q3 profit more than doubles on Aussie property disposal

PROPERTY and construction firm Chip Eng Seng on Friday said that net profit for the third...
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MAS, Chinese securities regulator to up supervisory cooperation, development of capital markets

INITIATIVES to support the listing of qualifying Chinese companies in Singapore, and the...
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STOCKS

STI stages rebound on Friday, erasing losses

EXPECTATIONS of a better nonfarm payroll and unemployment data from the United States...
PUBLISHED Nov 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

UTILITIES' net profit of S$28 million in Q3 '17 was impacted by S$56 million of...
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REAL ESTATE

Frasers Hospitality to double portfolio in China by 2021

FRASERS Hospitality, a division of Frasers Centrepoint, on Friday unveiled its plan to...
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Republican tax bill makes homes more unaffordable

PRICEY US housing markets, from New York suburbs to California's coastal cities,...
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HK tower sale points to renewal of China funding

THE record HK$40.2 billion (S$7 billion) sale of a Hong Kong office tower to a consortium...
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A chance to be Malibu's 'most important land owner'

THE late Hollywood dealmaker Jerry Perenchio started his career representing movie stars...
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BANKING & FINANCE

UOB posts record quarter; net earnings up 12% y-o-y to S$883m

UNITED Overseas Bank turned in a record quarter for the three months ended Sept 30, even...
PUBLISHED Nov 4, 2017 05:50 AM

UOB shareholders keep faith in Wee Cho Yaw

SHAREHOLDERS of United Overseas Bank (UOB) continue to keep their faith in Wee Cho Yaw,...
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THE BROAD VIEW

Orange is the new bank?

TELECOMS giant Orange launched its own bank on Thursday, aiming to win 25 per cent of...
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TECHNOLOGY

THE BROAD VIEW

The upside of bowing to big tech

THE tech giants are too big. But what if that's not so bad? For a year and a half -...
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CONSUMER

THE BROAD VIEW

Deaths and the darker side of modern Chinese medicine

Early on a snowy, winter morning in January 2012, Wu Xiaoliang, a 37-year-old farmer,...
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LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

When the tennis stars come to town

SIX days have passed since Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki won the biggest prize of her...
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HEALTH

Reducing the risk of a heart attack

ADVANCES in the knowledge of medicine have helped us understand how we can better reduce...
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Male mammoths were more likely to die in silly ways

SWALLOWED by a sinkhole. Washed away by a mudflow. Drowned after falling through thin ice.
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CUBICLE FILES

For female voices to be heard, men cannot stay silent

LIKE many others a few weeks ago, my social media feed was awash in a sea of #metoo...
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THE STEERING COLUMN

Is the Cayenne still Porsche's secret spice?

WHAT comes to mind when you think of a Porsche? Surely the 911 coupe, which devotees hail...
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EXECUTIVE MONEY

A major test for markets as age of easy money nears its end

AFTER a decade of flooding economies with money, key central banks next year will finally...
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THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Corporate transformer

LEAN cows sound like an oxymoron, in environmental terms. The burping animals are heavy...
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INVESTING & WEALTH

A major test for markets as age of easy money nears its end

AFTER a decade of flooding economies with money, key central banks next year will finally...
PUBLISHED Nov 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Prudent capital preservation should be top priority

GIVEN the abundance of risk factors weighing on the global economy and ageing business...
PUBLISHED Nov 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Kung fu or sumo market - choice is yours

JAPAN and China are locking horns with sustained economic growth. It's an...
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Republican tax bill makes homes more unaffordable

PRICEY US housing markets, from New York suburbs to California's coastal cities,...
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HK tower sale points to renewal of China funding

THE record HK$40.2 billion (S$7 billion) sale of a Hong Kong office tower to a consortium...
PUBLISHED Nov 4, 2017 05:50 AM

A chance to be Malibu's 'most important land owner'

THE late Hollywood dealmaker Jerry Perenchio started his career representing movie stars...
PUBLISHED Nov 4, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

CUBICLE FILES

For female voices to be heard, men cannot stay silent

LIKE many others a few weeks ago, my social media feed was awash in a sea of #metoo...
PUBLISHED Nov 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

A home abroad

Business travellers to Singapore are increasingly spoilt for choice, especially in...
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Flower power

If you're headed up to Bangkok in the middle of the month, make it a point to detour...
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A way with words

The Singapore Writers Festival is back, and this year's 10-day celebration of books...
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Diamond fever

Temperatures rose at the recent grand opening of GRAFF's first Singapore store, when...
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Under the sea

When up-and-coming illustrator Wu Yanrong found out that less than 5 per cent of the sea...
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Samba fever

Pack your picnic baskets because everybody's invited to PianoBotanica, the free...
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Mad about her

If you're a diehard Belinda Carlisle fan, this may be one of your last chances to...
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Jazz's boy wonder

Joey Alexander returns next week with his trio for the Esplanade's Mosaic Music...
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Two-in-one

The Bespoke Shirt Project, by tailor shop Inventory, is an ongoing initiative where a...
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Robin Kwok

IN May 2015, Robin Kwok flew to Singapore for her new job at Airbnb. She touched down at...
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Autumn bounty

FOR SERIOUS FOOD-SEEKERS, Autumn is the best time. As the year draws to an end, both...
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A futuristic outlook

JEAN-MARIE MASSAUD doesn't care much for fame or any of the trappings that go along...
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Tomorrow land

Halo City may look like any other electric scooter, but it prides itself on being an...
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Time to grow

Why would Hermes want to sell watches when people only lust after its leather bags? Even...
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Equally x-ceptional

Before Whatsapp, Blackberry revolutionised the way that we texted one another with its...
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Saving face

Here's another easy-to-use foundation which also comes with anti-ageing ingredients...
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MEMORIES - A MINI LOOK AT SINGAPORE'S HERITAGE

Jurong’s New Town

MARINA Bay Financial Centre may be Singapore's prime symbol of progress today, but...
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