Saturday, Dec 02, 2017

TOP STORIES

Supertall Skyscrapers: Vision Or Vanity?

IN 2008, two years before Burj Khalifa in Dubai became the world's tallest building...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Flying High

IF THE VISION of white-gloved butlers drawing you a bath - patiently scattering rose...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM
INSIDE VIEW

Bitcoin goes ballistic

Cryptocurrency Bitcoin hit US$11,000 mid-week, up a stunning 11 times since the beginning...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore to deepen business collaboration with Zhejiang: minister

MORE opportunities are opening up for Singapore companies in Zhejiang, China, in areas of...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Singapore home loan rates start upward climb

ALL three local banks have raised their home loan rates as interest rates continue to...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Uncertainty looms at North Korean hub in China

NORTH Korean-owned businesses such as the Chilbosan Hotel in Shenyang, the biggest city...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Upgraded Singapore-Australia FTA takes effect

THE upgraded Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) was ratified and came into...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Cluny Hill bungalow sets record psf price for GCB area

A BUNGALOW along Cluny Hill has been sold for S$35.5 million, which works out to S$2,350...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Central banks find post-crisis bubble tool helping to tame financial risks

CENTRAL bankers are starting to see promising results from one of the recent additions to...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

What's in a brand? More than you think

THE list of the world's most valuable brands today might look vastly different from...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

S$142m in unclaimed prize money in last 3 years: S'pore Pools

DID you claim your 4-D or Toto prize money? Many winners did not.
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

China's October PMI remains strong, but cracks appearing

Beijing CHINA'S manufacturing sector performed well in October but a divergence...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Japan emperor to abdicate on April 30, 2019

JAPAN'S Emperor Akihito will step down on April 30, 2019, the country's prime...
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STOCKS

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Dow passes 24,000, giving positive lead to Singapore

THE Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 24,000 for the first time on Thursday; the...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

IPO funds raised this year double that of 2016

THE amount of funds raised in initial public offerings (IPOs) in Singapore this year has...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

Recent dealmaking driving Allied Tech shares

ALLIED Technologies was the most active stock on Friday, with more than 135 million...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI ends rollercoaster week on a subdued note

A ROLLERCOASTER week in the market drew to a close on Friday with the benchmark Straits...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Singapore property > Overweight
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Forget Bitcoin, here are four stocks up more than 1,000% in 2017

BITCOIN is all the rage, but there are also a handful of stocks that have equalled the...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Keppel, partner win HK$31b deal for HK's 1st integrated waste management plant

KEPPEL Infrastructure Holdings and China Harbour Engineering Company have jointly...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

HEALTHWAY Medical Corporation Limited has signed a master lease agreement with Alkas...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Disney opens first toy store in Russia

THOUGH too cold for a theme park, Russia's underserved toy market makes it an...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Dow passes 24,000, giving positive lead to Singapore

THE Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 24,000 for the first time on Thursday; the...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Fragrance CEO's offer for New Wave lapses

REAL estate tycoon Koh Wee Meng's bid to take over New Wave Holdings has fallen...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

IPO funds raised this year double that of 2016

THE amount of funds raised in initial public offerings (IPOs) in Singapore this year has...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

SPH to step up transformation via wide-ranging projects: chairman

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) will step up transformation by embarking on wide-ranging...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

Recent dealmaking driving Allied Tech shares

ALLIED Technologies was the most active stock on Friday, with more than 135 million...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

SingPost revises rates for global delivery of small packages

SINGAPORE Post Limited is revising its rates for the international delivery of small...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Broadcom said to be delaying higher Qualcomm bid to next year

BROADCOM Ltd isn't planning to increase its US$105 billion offer for Qualcomm Inc...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI ends rollercoaster week on a subdued note

A ROLLERCOASTER week in the market drew to a close on Friday with the benchmark Straits...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Singapore property > Overweight
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Allgreen scoops up 2 Singapore land parcels after 6-year hiatus

ROBERT Kuok's Allgreen Properties has scooped up land parcels in Singapore for the...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

US warehouses get bigger, taller and faster

THOSe boxes piling up on your doorstep over the holidays don't ship from Santa'...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Manafort reaches new bail agreement with prosecutors

PAUL Manafort, the former campaign chairman to US President Donald Trump accused of money...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

New Zealand examines Matt Lauer's ranch purchase after his firing

THE ripples from the firing of Matt Lauer as the co-host of the Today morning news show...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Australia home prices stall as Sydney hits air pocket

HOME prices across Australia's major cities were flat for a second month in November...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Unique identifiers to curb manipulation on HK-China Stock Connect

HONG Kong has seen its fair share of illiquid stocks that soared amid suspicions of...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Bitcoin interrupted in white-knuckled ride

IT takes a lot to startle fans of bitcoin, the digital gold of the moment. But Wednesday...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

High jewellery admirers today, clients tomorrow?

IN October, Cartier held a free exhibition at its Fifth Avenue flagship that displayed...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Forget Bitcoin, here are four stocks up more than 1,000% in 2017

BITCOIN is all the rage, but there are also a handful of stocks that have equalled the...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Your Apple watch may soon be able to warn you of a coming stroke

A DEVICE that's embedded in a new wristband for the Apple Watch marries two existing...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Disney opens first toy store in Russia

THOUGH too cold for a theme park, Russia's underserved toy market makes it an...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

High jewellery admirers today, clients tomorrow?

IN October, Cartier held a free exhibition at its Fifth Avenue flagship that displayed...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Your Apple watch may soon be able to warn you of a coming stroke

A DEVICE that's embedded in a new wristband for the Apple Watch marries two existing...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Myths and facts about Lasik surgery

THE dubious honour that sees Singapore crowned one of the myopia capitals of the world...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM
THE FINISH LINE

Five takes from F1 season

THE 2017 Formula One (F1) season drew to a close as Finland's Valtteri Bottas...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Billionaires are buying art by Laura Owens; will everyone else?

MUSEUM wall text regularly includes a work's title, date, dimensions, and oftentimes...
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FINE PRINT

Sci-fi literary act of resistance

RESISTANCE takes many forms, particularly in the current political climate. Few methods...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM
CUBICLE FILES

Face it - appearances matter at work

AFTER four years in the car industry, Christina Ong found herself bypassed for promotion...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

The selfish gene

SOME pro-natalist folk see not having kids as being selfish. That reasoning is incorrect...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Singapore's alternative investment industry is alive and kicking

SINGAPORE'S alternative investment fund industry continues to evolve and grow amid...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Unique identifiers to curb manipulation on HK-China Stock Connect

HONG Kong has seen its fair share of illiquid stocks that soared amid suspicions of...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

CUBICLE FILES

Face it - appearances matter at work

AFTER four years in the car industry, Christina Ong found herself bypassed for promotion...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Flying High

IF THE VISION of white-gloved butlers drawing you a bath - patiently scattering rose...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Home Decor Emporium

Weekend Pop-Up is a specialty home décor and lifestyle market and the first of its kind...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Cutting Edge Footwork

Singapore's leading contemporary dance group T.H.E. Dance Company has created some...
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Cookie Alert

If you're one of those travellers who never fails to cart home boxes of Yoku Moku...
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PROMOTION

Fashion First

Hailing from Japan, 45R has spent some four decades producing quality, classic apparel...
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Let It Snow!

Dust off those skis and head out to Club Med's latest Asian playground in Tomamu,...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM
EXPLORER

Mike Horn

MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE is all in a day's work for Mike Horn. The South-...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

'Tis The Season To Feast

The stars are aligned at Resorts World Sentosa this Christmas, with its coterie of...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Art Close & Personal

Some people capture memories in a photograph, while others capture them in an artwork. In...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Listen Up

The bane of many hi-fi enthusiasts is wires and thinking how best to hide them. Good...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

A Crystal Clear Lucky Strike

JUDGES AT THE Grand Prix d' Horlogerie de Geneve (GPHG) literally could not believe...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM

Picture Of The Past

You've heard of love letters but how about a love drawing, which is what artist...
PUBLISHED Dec 2, 2017 05:50 AM
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