Monday, Dec 04, 2017

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Sports Hub a massive project that 'cannot fail': Oon Jin Teik

AT a little over three years old, the Singapore Sports Hub complex in Kallang is still...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

When bitcoin meets conservative, relatively speaking

AS bitcoin prices whipsawed just after cracking the US$10,000 level in recent days, the...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Sweeping US tax reform package draws mixed reactions

IS IT a giveaway to the rich or a relief for the middle class? A boon for business or...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Despite Flynn's plea, jobs data and tax accord can lift stocks

US stocks finished last week near record highs as the passage of long-awaited tax-cut...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Citi spearheads new women in technology network

CITI Singapore is spearheading the roll-out of a new women in technology network to help...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Sembmarine stands to offload West Rigel rig in US$500m resale deal

A DEAL involving the resale of the West Rigel semi-submersible rig, pegged at around US$...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM
MONDAY MULTIPLE

Diversification, the Midas curse

TO understand China's Old Economy problems, one just needs to examine the S-chips in...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Police reports filed against fintech company

POLICE reports have been filed by angry investors who fear they have lost millions of...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Migrant welfare group to triple volunteers by 2020

THE Migrant Workers' Centre in Singapore, backed by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM),...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Sports Hub remains open to hosting National Day Parades

THE fact that the floating platform at Marina Bay is now the main venue for the annual...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Always on the lookout for the next big thing

KNOWING when to hold on and when to move on.
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Equity market has further room to rise until yield curve inverts

THE 2s10s spread shows the difference between the 10-year treasury yield and the two-year...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM
COMPANY OF GOOD

Leading patron of art UOB steadfast in support of social development

FOR corporate giving initiatives to succeed, companies should place emphasis on ensuring...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Disney is said to have resumed talks to buy parts of Fox

THE Walt Disney Co has resumed talks with Twenty-First Century Fox about buying at least...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Saudi retailer Jarir expects moderate growth in 2018

MAJOR Saudi Arabian retailer Jarir Marketing Co expects single-digit growth in sales in...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Bullish news flow still maintained

THE latest news flow over the weekend continues to be positive for stock market bulls.
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Greenback drops on Flynn report

THE greenback slipped against a basket of currencies on Friday after ABC News reported...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

STI at 3,450; trio of IPOs raises almost S$1b

THE five trading sessions spanning Nov 24 to 30 saw the Straits Times Index (STI) firm 0...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

How the ferry is changing the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront

IN THE 1850s, Walt Whitman took a ferry from Brooklyn to Manhattan and did a remarkable...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Work halts at NYC condo tower after council rules it's too tall

WORKERS building a Manhattan condo tower were in the middle of pouring concrete last...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

NY startup unleashes big data on art investing

HEDGE funds and some of the world's biggest banks have embraced the predictive...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Efficiency to be the focus in regulating Wall Street

THE Federal Reserve's new regulatory chief said on Friday that efficiency would be a...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

US firms push govt to restart nuclear talks with Riyadh

US firms attracted by Saudi Arabia's plans to build nuclear reactors are pushing...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Hedge funds signal trust in Opec as shortsellers retreat

HEDGE funds are giving Saudi Arabia and Russia a big vote of confidence.
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Putting carbon back in soil may mitigate climate change

THE last great hope of avoiding catastrophic climate change may lie in a substance so...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Internet must have security, humanity: Tim Cook

APPLE Inc chief executive Tim Cook has called for future Internet and artificial...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

For security agencies, blockchain goes from suspect to potential solution

POLICE and security agencies have so far only taken an interest in blockchain - the...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Infosys names Capgemini's Salil Parekh as CEO after Sikka's clash with founders

INDIAN software-outsourcing giant Infosys Ltd named outsider Salil S Parekh as chief...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Disney is said to have resumed talks to buy parts of Fox

THE Walt Disney Co has resumed talks with Twenty-First Century Fox about buying at least...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Saudi retailer Jarir expects moderate growth in 2018

MAJOR Saudi Arabian retailer Jarir Marketing Co expects single-digit growth in sales in...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Paying with bitcoin comes at hefty cost; use still far from widespread

AT Melt Bakery, a hole in the wall that sells ice cream sandwiches in New York's...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Catwalk goes online with 'first ever' runway auction

THE catwalk has met the auctioneer's gavel and gone online...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

WeWork rides lifestyle change to become new economy star

GOING to the office isn't what it used to be. As more workers shift to on-demand and...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMMENTARY

Why trying new things is so hard to do

I drink a lot of Diet Coke: 2 litres a day, almost six cans' worth. I'm not...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

US Carmakers hike discounts amid mixed November sales

MAJOR carmakers posted mixed US November new vehicle sales on Friday and predicted a...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Nissan seeks payments from India for unmet tax-break promise

NISSAN Motor Co is seeking compensation from India, saying the government failed to keep...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

The market in the Middle East Gulf remained under downward pressure, with China discharge...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Britain and May need good trade deal with EU

BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May and her Brexit team will have to negotiate a good...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Fears Brexit could harm Irish horseracing trade

THOROUGHBRED horse breeding is an instance where Ireland can claim to be among the world...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Turnbull flags personal tax cuts before 2019 election

AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull aims to introduce personal income tax cutsĀ ...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Opioid crisis imposes handicap on US economy

THE scourge of the opioid crisis in the United States kills 90 Americans every day, but...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Venezuela political two-day talks end without deal; new meeting on Dec 15

MEMBERS of Venezuela's government and opposition coalition failed to reach a deal in...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Maybe China shouldn't open up just yet

CHINA needs reform. This has long been the consensus advice from economists and...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

EU set to award China 'holy grail' with tariff-rules revamp

EUROPEAN industries from steel to solar are bracing for a new set of tariff rules that...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Greece, creditors strike deal on overhauls

GREECE and its international creditors agreed on a set of economic overhauls the country...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Max Stern art show cancellation draws ire

THE mayor of Dusseldorf is coming under intense fire for cancelling an exhibition about...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

Tough 'Life in UK Test' awaits Markle

WHAT did the Statute of Rhuddlan in 1284 lay the basis for? Who or what is Vindolanda?...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM

New York's acting studios face a shrinking role

IN the late 1950s, Robert Duvall was studying acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse,...
PUBLISHED Dec 4, 2017 05:50 AM
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