Monday, Nov 13, 2017

TOP STORIES

Debt collection is thriving - thanks to professionals

DEBT collection in Singapore is thriving as a business - and it's not just due to a...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Analysts not yet ready to short tech's circuit

THE growing integration of technology into everyday objects and manufacturers'...
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FDI income between US, S'pore down in 2016

DESPITE pumping more money into factories and offices, Singapore firms in the United...
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ASEAN SUMMIT

Trump lands in the Philippines, offers to mediate on South China Sea

UNITED States President Donald Trump landed in the Philippines on Sunday for a summit of...
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ASEAN SUMMIT

Asean signs free trade, investment pacts with HK

TRADE ministers from Asean and Hong Kong inked two free trade and investment pacts on...
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Some 230 units of Parc Botannia sold at launch

SINGAPOREANS thronging the weekend launch of Parc Botannia snapped up some 230 units of...
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Laggards? Not in insurance, says Aon's global analytics chief

WHENEVER Paul Mang is told that the insurance industry is lagging behind in innovation...
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Aon's analytics centre in Singapore to expand staff by 40% in next five years

PAUL Mang also runs the Aon Centre for Innovation and Analytics in Singapore, which was...
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WALL STREET INSIGHT

Bull market likely to get back on track this week

US stocks ticked down last week, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average snapped an eight-...
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Teambuild secures first-mover status in pre-fab building

BEING a technology pioneer can come with an unexpected cost: Curious visitors.
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

A developer's tale of two cities

DENNIS Chiu has been straddling Hong Kong and Singapore for almost three decades, both in...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Correction highly likely as Topix nears 1,823 resistance level

AMID the soaring Japanese equity market, the long-term price pattern of the Topix reveals...
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Prudential taps AI for claims assessment

PRUDENTIAL Singapore will try to assess claims using machine learning in hopes that a...
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Responding to anonymous whistleblowers

MANY studies have found that whistleblowing is often the most common channel for exposing...
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OCBC's tech team evolves into division dealing with banking's future

IT started out as a side project for a group of enthusiasts who wanted to try their hands...
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STOCKS

Not a dull moment in week ahead for markets

THE partying may have to take a slight pause this week, giving investors a little...
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Cathay Pacific dropped from Hong Kong's benchmark index

HONG Kong's struggling flag carrier Cathay Pacific was removed on Friday from the...
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DBS lifts data centre onto cloud to cut cost

DBS Bank is partnering data centre provider Equinix to plug one of its data centres in...
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INSIDE INSIGHTS

STI edges above 3,400; Wee Cho Yaw increases his stake in UIC

THE five trading sessions spanning Nov 3 to 9 saw the Straits Times Index (STI) gain 1.3...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

TOPLINE

A developer's tale of two cities

DENNIS Chiu has been straddling Hong Kong and Singapore for almost three decades, both in...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

New kids on the block: tech giants turning Sydney's CBD into 'Silicon Place'

GLOBAL technology titans including Amazon.com Inc, LinkedIn and Expedia are moving into...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

OCBC's tech team evolves into division dealing with banking's future

IT started out as a side project for a group of enthusiasts who wanted to try their hands...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Derivatives' decline - a danger sign?

A DECLINE in global derivatives trading to their lowest levels since 2007, is regarded as...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Bond traders brace for inflation data that could rattle Fed

IN the eyes of Morgan Stanley, bond traders would be wise to remember the 15th of...
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Singapore embraces fintech to stay ahead

LET it be known that Singapore knows how to get things done.
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

PayNow extends to businesses from 2018

THE first peer-to-peer fund-transfer service in Singapore is expected to be extended to...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Tackling the question of diversity

TO banish misconceptions that the elderly cannot pick up new technology, Jacqueline Poh,...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Forging new ties in fintech partnerships

SINGAPORE has charged ahead by inking several fintech partnerships, putting it ahead of...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Making the grade

AS SINGAPORE guns for its place as a top fintech hub in the world, there have been steps...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Experimenting in innovation labs

AT a time of technological advancement, the old adage that change is the only constant...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore as test case for robo-advisory

THE dynamics of the Singapore market as a fintech hub could offer a test case to show how...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Making the elevator pitch

SINGAPORE was put on the map again at the inaugural fintech event in the Middle East and...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Diving deep into S'pore's fintech ecosystem

THE first time the word "hack" was linked to machines was likely in 1955. In...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Fintech investors striking a match

FINTECH investors are beginning to find pockets of opportunity in this market, as...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Buddy up

SINGAPORE'S fintech venture capital (VC) activity perked up in the first half of...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

UOB offers alternative funds for fintechs

TECH startups are, and will continue to be, one of the driving forces of the new digital...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore as Prudential's global launchpad for insurtech tie-ups

PRUDENTIAL Singapore (Prudential) is looking to become a global launchpad for insurtech...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Visa wants to lead S'pore to go cashless

IT took a trip to Sweden for Visa Singapore's country head to confirm that Singapore...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

UnionPay expands beyond China

UNIONPAY International expects to soon launch an open-platform wallet function as a means...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Imagining a cashless Singapore in 2027

IT'S Oct 5, 2027. Retiree Jason meets up with his friends for dinner. After a S$50...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Keeping digital security under lock and V-Key

Conversations around fintech often focus on technological innovations and efficiency,...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Mastercard aims to boost digital trust

A POINT that has come up in national discourse repeatedly is the dichotomy between a tech...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

The man versus the machine

YOU'D sit up and pay attention when four economics Nobel laureates gather to speak...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

MUFG ups the ante on blockchain

THE MITSUBISHI UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) is tapping into the potential of blockchain...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

MAS, R3 test blockchain in payments

IN November last year, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that it was...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

A stronger lift for financial inclusion

THE second Singapore FinTech Festival turned greater attention on financial inclusion...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Creating a marquee platform for global fintech community

ASIA'S strong economic growth has helped Singapore's Meetings, Incentives,...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Japan's green incentives chop down palm trees in search for fuel

WHAT started as a way to cut Japan's dependence on imported fossil fuels has led to...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Ghana's maritime boundary victory to spark oil bounty

GHANA'S "long and arduous journey" to boost offshore oil exploration and...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Saudi Arabia boosts oil security as Iran denies pipeline attack

SAUDI Arabia, the world's largest crude exporter, will raise security at its oil...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Colossal SoftBank fund could shake up tech world

JAPAN-BASED SoftBank is sending tremors through the tech world with a massive new venture...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

LinkedIn faces setback in China over verifying of identities

LINKEDIN is often held up as a model of how a foreign Internet company can do business in...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore embraces fintech to stay ahead

LET it be known that Singapore knows how to get things done.
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

PayNow extends to businesses from 2018

THE first peer-to-peer fund-transfer service in Singapore is expected to be extended to...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Tackling the question of diversity

TO banish misconceptions that the elderly cannot pick up new technology, Jacqueline Poh,...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Making the grade

AS SINGAPORE guns for its place as a top fintech hub in the world, there have been steps...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Experimenting in innovation labs

AT a time of technological advancement, the old adage that change is the only constant...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore as test case for robo-advisory

THE dynamics of the Singapore market as a fintech hub could offer a test case to show how...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Making the elevator pitch

SINGAPORE was put on the map again at the inaugural fintech event in the Middle East and...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Diving deep into S'pore's fintech ecosystem

THE first time the word "hack" was linked to machines was likely in 1955. In...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Fintech investors striking a match

FINTECH investors are beginning to find pockets of opportunity in this market, as...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Buddy up

SINGAPORE'S fintech venture capital (VC) activity perked up in the first half of...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

UOB offers alternative funds for fintechs

TECH startups are, and will continue to be, one of the driving forces of the new digital...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore as Prudential's global launchpad for insurtech tie-ups

PRUDENTIAL Singapore (Prudential) is looking to become a global launchpad for insurtech...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Insurtech shakes up insurance industry

AGE-OLD insurance companies are facing disruption from emerging startups less than half...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Visa wants to lead S'pore to go cashless

IT took a trip to Sweden for Visa Singapore's country head to confirm that Singapore...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

UnionPay expands beyond China

UNIONPAY International expects to soon launch an open-platform wallet function as a means...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Imagining a cashless Singapore in 2027

IT'S Oct 5, 2027. Retiree Jason meets up with his friends for dinner. After a S$50...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Mastercard aims to boost digital trust

A POINT that has come up in national discourse repeatedly is the dichotomy between a tech...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

The man versus the machine

YOU'D sit up and pay attention when four economics Nobel laureates gather to speak...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

MUFG ups the ante on blockchain

THE MITSUBISHI UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) is tapping into the potential of blockchain...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

MAS, R3 test blockchain in payments

IN November last year, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that it was...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

A stronger lift for financial inclusion

THE second Singapore FinTech Festival turned greater attention on financial inclusion...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Creating a marquee platform for global fintech community

ASIA'S strong economic growth has helped Singapore's Meetings, Incentives,...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Alibaba Singles' Day posts record 168b yuan in sales

ALIBABA Group Holding Ltd's Singles' Day shopping bonanza generated a record...
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Paris fashion rental offers top labels for as little as 10 euros a day

FANCY hitting the town in the latest Dior dress with an outrageously expensive Louis...
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Insurtech shakes up insurance industry

AGE-OLD insurance companies are facing disruption from emerging startups less than half...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Crisis-stricken GE braces itself for more belt-tightening

ICONIC American industrial behemoth General Electric (GE), which has lost investor...
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Boeing finds solace in Trump tweets amid Saudi corruption purge

BOEING Co said it's confident that it will keep winning business in Saudi Arabia and...
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Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

Middle East Gulf rates for 270,000 tonnes going long east have remained steady in the low...
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Keeping digital security under lock and V-Key

Conversations around fintech often focus on technological innovations and efficiency,...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

South Korea leader to visit China for summit in December

SOUTH Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit China for a summit in December, his office...
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Abe meets Taiwan politician hours after Xi's warning

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a meeting with a Taiwanese politician on Sunday,...
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Trump complains about US trade deficit with Vietnam

VIETNAM and the United States signed a series of energy and aviation deals on Sunday...
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UK's May under pressure as 40 MPs signal no confidence in her: report

EMBATTLED UK Prime Minister Theresa May faced a fresh challenge as The Sunday Times said...
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EU Brexit chief preparing for 'possible' failure of divorce talks

EU Brexit chief Michel Barnier said on Sunday that he is making contingency plans for the...
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Forging new ties in fintech partnerships

SINGAPORE has charged ahead by inking several fintech partnerships, putting it ahead of...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

In the wake of Weinstein, Bollywood bares its underbelly

WHEN Indian actress Divya Unny flew into the southern state of Kerala in 2015, she...
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Controversial Da Vinci is New York auction season star

WHAT is the only Da Vinci painting on the open market worth? A Russian billionaire...
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Finally, you can have Breakfast at Tiffany's

THERE are certain movie scenes that are so iconic that they still retain their importance...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

Collaborating to drive growth

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How can our business community help to strengthen Asean while...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2017 05:50 AM
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