Thursday, Nov 09, 2017

TOP STORIES

Nine mostly non-O&M investors to take S$60m punt on Marco Polo

NINE prominent business names have pooled together S$60 million in rescue financing for...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

It's just lunch, weary remisiers say

THEY clamoured for its return for six long years, but when the Singapore Exchange (SGX)...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM
APEC IN VIETNAM

One in three Asia-Pac CEOs see revenue boost in next 12 months: PwC

BUSINESS leaders in the Asia-Pacific are feeling increasingly confident in their...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM
APEC IN VIETNAM

Fate of TPP, without the US, remains up in the air

THE future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is still highly uncertain, even as the...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE FINTECH FEST 2017 COUNTDOWN

Asia fintech investment coming of age: KPMG

STRONGER signs of maturity from fintech investment trends in Asia emerged in the third...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

COEs shoot up on zero-growth fears

CERTIFICATES of entitlement (COEs) ended sharply higher across the board at the latest...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM
TRANSFORMING STOCKBROKING

Down S$740k after penny-stock crash, he clawed his way back

JUST two months after his first child, a son, was born, Phillip Securities remisier Joey...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Charles Schwab entry in S'pore heralds new era for investors

A NEW era of investing revolution is taking place in Singapore, with discount brokerage...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

SIA's transformation programme starting to bear fruit

WHEN Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced that it was embarking on a transformation...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Life insurance industry sees 18% rise in new sales for year to September

THE life insurance industry achieved double-digit growth for the first nine months of...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

STOCKS

Singapore equities continue climb

AFTER the sprint by Singapore equities on Tuesday, it was almost a sure thing that...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Q3-17 profit after tax and minority interest (Patmi) increased 28.1 per cent year-on-year...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US$ slips on fears over tax reform trouble

THE US dollar slipped to a one-week low against the yen on Wednesday, weighed down by...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Fair value, divestment gains lift CapitaLand's Q3

FAIR value gains from redevelopment projects and portfolio gains from recent divestments...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

ST Engineering Q3 earnings surge 67.5% in absence of one-off charge

THE absence of a one-time S$61.1 million charge for its specialty vehicle business in...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

With oil off its hands, DBS needs to fire bigger digital gun

DBS's latest "accelerated recognition" of allowances in the oil-and-gas (O...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

KEPPEL-KBS US Reit's initial public offering received an overwhelming response with...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

F&N FY17 profit soars on fair value adjustment, exceptional gain

FRASER & Neave's (F&N) full-year net profit has surged to S$1.3 billion from...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Increased car sales boost Jardine's Q3 profit

THIRD-quarter net profit at Jardine Cycle & Carriage was boosted by a robust showing...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Best World revenue notches first dip in four years

HIT by a plunge in activities at key market Taiwan, quarterly sales at beauty products...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Ford, Zotye to invest 5b yuan in China electric cars

FORD Motor Co and partner Anhui Zotye Automobile Co will invest five billion yuan (S$1.03...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Singapore equities continue climb

AFTER the sprint by Singapore equities on Tuesday, it was almost a sure thing that...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US$ slips on fears over tax reform trouble

THE US dollar slipped to a one-week low against the yen on Wednesday, weighed down by...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Fair value, divestment gains lift CapitaLand's Q3

FAIR value gains from redevelopment projects and portfolio gains from recent divestments...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Chinese insurer in talks to buy newly built HK tower: sources

A UNIT of state-owned China Taiping Insurance Group is in advanced talks to acquire a...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Brookfield has held early talks about GGP takeover: source

BROOKFIELD Asset Management Inc has held preliminary discussions with GGP Inc about...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

China SOEs continue to snap up commercial prime HK property

CHINESE investors' penchant for Hong Kong real estate is well-known; and as they...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

HOCK LOCK SIEW

With oil off its hands, DBS needs to fire bigger digital gun

DBS's latest "accelerated recognition" of allowances in the oil-and-gas (O...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

China warning ignored by bond buyers

WHAT happens when you say that you have taken away a safety net, but nobody believes you?
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

ABN Amro ready for impact of new global rules

ABN Amro said it expects new banking regulations, dubbed Basel IV, to have a big impact...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Turbocharging your company's innovation engine

THE past 30 years have seen a succession of new companies capture enormous shares of the...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Oil prices dip on lower Chinese crude imports

OIL prices fell on Wednesday as Chinese crude imports slipped to their lowest level in a...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

China's commodities buying slows ahead of winter cuts

CHINA'S raw materials purchases slowed in October from record-breaking levels a...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

HOCK LOCK SIEW

With oil off its hands, DBS needs to fire bigger digital gun

DBS's latest "accelerated recognition" of allowances in the oil-and-gas (O...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Tencent's China Literature sees stellar debut as HK money piles into tech stocks

TENCENT'S e-book unit China Literature Ltd's shares doubled in their debut on...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Snap fails again to beat expectations of Wall Street

SNAP went public in March in what was one of the tech industry's most highly...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Twitter to double tweet limit to 280 characters

TWITTER announced on Tuesday it would double the limit for tweets to 280 characters, a...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Human-centric innovation a must in age of disruption

NEW technological breakthroughs are creating massive disruptions across industries and...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

F&N FY17 profit soars on fair value adjustment, exceptional gain

FRASER & Neave's (F&N) full-year net profit has surged to S$1.3 billion from...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Online travel sites are getting squeezed by Airbnb, hotel chains

ONLINE travel booking sites Priceline Group and TripAdvisor took a beating from investors...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Struggling fashion label Lanvin to get makeover

TROUBLED French fashion house Lanvin is to be relaunched before the end of the year, with...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Craft beer boom drives revival in barley demand

A BATCH of barley that lay forgotten for almost 100 years in storage at a farm in...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Ford, Zotye to invest 5b yuan in China electric cars

FORD Motor Co and partner Anhui Zotye Automobile Co will invest five billion yuan (S$1.03...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Privatisation on the cards for Virgin Australia

VIRGIN Australia Holdings Ltd said on Wednesday it was considering going private as it...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Nissan cuts annual profit outlook after downbeat Q2

JAPAN'S Nissan Motor Co reported its smallest quarterly profit in three years and...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Uber chief lays out new workplace culture, urges workers to 'do the right thing'

UBER'S recently installed chief laid out a moral creed for the controversy-battered...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Lamborghini tapping MIT to design self-repairing electric supercar

THE next generation of Lamborghinis could act as their own superpowered batteries and be...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

EU and other nations grappling with how to counter offshore tax avoidance

THE Paradise Papers are once again causing governments to grapple with ways to counter...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Businesses should take the lead in sustainability: Heng Swee Keat

BUSINESSES should lead the way in pursuing sustainable practices, urged Finance Minister...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

China's Oct trade still robust despite slight softening

CHINA'S exports and imports remained strong last month on the back of strong...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore on right track in using AI for hospitality sector

FEW countries have achieved as much success, and on so many different fronts, as...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

EU-Arab summit comes at tumultuous time

POLITICAL and business leaders are making final preparations for the 2017 EU-Arab Summit...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Economic diversification a necessity for Saudis

SAUDI Arabia's move into recession is the clearest sign yet of potential upheaval...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Donald Duck is king in Germany

MICKEY Mouse may be Disney's top star in most parts of the world, but in Germany,...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Hollywood wracked by chaos in aftermath of sex scandals

PROJECTS are shelved, film releases cancelled, sets shuttered, studios threatened, the...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

MMA fighter Angela Lee hurt in car crash, pulls out of Nov 24 title defence

ASIAN mixed martial arts fighter Angela Lee has been injured in a car crash in Hawaii,...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

With oil off its hands, DBS needs to fire bigger digital gun

DBS's latest "accelerated recognition" of allowances in the oil-and-gas (O...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore on right track in using AI for hospitality sector

FEW countries have achieved as much success, and on so many different fronts, as...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Human-centric innovation a must in age of disruption

NEW technological breakthroughs are creating massive disruptions across industries and...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Brand Singapore moves into a new era

BRAND Singapore has moved into a new era, with two recent major developments - the launch...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Turbocharging your company's innovation engine

THE past 30 years have seen a succession of new companies capture enormous shares of the...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

EU-Arab summit comes at tumultuous time

POLITICAL and business leaders are making final preparations for the 2017 EU-Arab Summit...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Economic diversification a necessity for Saudis

SAUDI Arabia's move into recession is the clearest sign yet of potential upheaval...
PUBLISHED Nov 9, 2017 05:50 AM
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