Thursday, Dec 07, 2017

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Banks mine employees for bright ideas

SINGAPORE banks are trying new ways to tap the creative juices of their employees, amid...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

'Our course is set,' says SingPost's new chief executive

NEW Singapore Post (SingPost) chief executive Paul Coutts was under no illusions about...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore's ageing population a ticking 'time bomb'

SINGAPORE'S population will reach a critical juncture next year, as the number of...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM
BUDGET 2018

Govt expenditure on healthcare expected to 'rise quite sharply': Heng Swee Keat

SINGAPORE may have to foot a bigger healthcare bill for its ageing population.
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM
BUDGET 2018

PwC calls for threshold for personal tax to be raised to S$40,000

PROFESSIONAL services firm PwC unveiled on Wednesday its wish list for next year's...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

COEs end lower for all categories except for motorbikes

CERTIFICATES of entitlement (COE) ended lower for all categories except for motorcycles...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

More than 1,000 firms to take part in Singapore Airshow 2018

OVER 1,000 companies from some 50 countries are set to participate in the sixth edition...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Amazon launches Prime membership for Singapore, ends blanket free shipping

AMERICAN e-commerce giant Amazon launched its Prime membership programme for Singapore on...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Deutsche Bank wealth arm hires 6 S'pore RMs

GERMAN lender Deutsche Bank announced on Wednesday a series of new hires to its wealth...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Bitcoin smashes US$12,000, hits new record

BITCOIN smashed through the US$12,000 barrier for the first time on Wednesday, extending...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping

RUSSIA has been banned from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

SGX agriculture stocks to get boost from growing palm oil market

STEADY growth in the global palm oil market is set to boost the Singapore Exchange's...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Singapore is top of Asian FX heap, but for how long?

LAST month, there was a story about traditional rivals Singapore and Hong Kong getting...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Emas Offshore unit slapped with termination of 3 bareboat charters

THE Malaysian subsidiary of Emas Offshore has been served notices of termination for...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

TTJ Q1 profit falls 81% on weaker sales

STEEL company TTJ Holdings on Wednesday reported an 81 per cent fall in net profit for...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

CIMB makes digital banking push, starting with Vietnam

CIMB Group Holdings Bhd is making a push into digital banking in Southeast Asia, starting...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Nintendo opens games to rival console for the first time with Nvidia in China

FOR the first time ever, Nintendo Co's games will be playable on gaming hardware...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI slides along with regional bourses

THE sell-off in Wall Street put paid to any hopes of gains on the local bourse with the...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

We hosted Best World for a non deal roadshow in Singapore. Best World has set an...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US$ edges lower; Australian dollar slips after weak growth data

THE dollar edged broadly lower in a quiet market on Wednesday as concerns about a...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

SGX agriculture stocks to get boost from growing palm oil market

STEADY growth in the global palm oil market is set to boost the Singapore Exchange's...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Tencent, Alibaba may double in price in 5-10 years: fund manager

OPPENHEIMERFUNDS' Justin Leverenz owes a lot to Tencent Holdings Ltd. The stock,...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Thailand's Gulf Energy marks market debut with 27.8% jump

GULF Energy Development, Thailand's third-largest power producer, made its market...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

HOME appliance maker Casa Holdings said it has entered into sale and purchase agreements...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Dennis Wee Realty hit with record S$66,000 fine

DENNIS Wee Realty (DWR) has been fined a record S$66,000 by the Council for Estate...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Spring Court restaurant owner pays S$52.9m for Jervois Green

JERVOIS Green, a four-storey freehold development at 100A Jervois Road, has been sold for...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore property bulls ignore MAS warning into 2018

PROPERTY developers in Singapore may extend their share rally into 2018 on a reviving...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Hong Kong's premium office space ranked world's most expensive

PREMIUM office space in Hong Kong has topped the charts as the world's most...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Brookvale Park in Sunset Way up for en bloc sale

BROOKVALE Park, located along Sunset Way in Clementi, has been launched for sale by...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Condos a bright spot in recovering Toronto, Vancouver markets

THE market for condos and attached properties surged in Canada's main real estate...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

CIMB makes digital banking push, starting with Vietnam

CIMB Group Holdings Bhd is making a push into digital banking in Southeast Asia, starting...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Regulatory angst curbs investor appetite for European banks

UNCERTAINTY about the timing and scope of regulatory efforts to strengthen Europe's...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Global funds looking for bargains among China's battered bonds

CHINA'S biggest bond selloff in four years has left many securities in the US$10...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Thailand's Gulf Energy marks market debut with 27.8% jump

GULF Energy Development, Thailand's third-largest power producer, made its market...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Don't expect fireworks for gold in 2018, just a nudge higher

GOLD has its fans for next year, but sparks are probably not going to fly.
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

SQM eyes expansion as lithium prices jump

ONE of the world's largest lithium producers is looking to expand into a new country...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

US hits Vietnam with huge duties on steel

THE US on Tuesday imposed huge duties on some steel imports from Vietnam, saying they...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Trump, Obama dominate Twitter in 2017; but chicken nuggets win

US President Donald Trump continued to dominate Twitter in 2017 even though former...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Google blocks YouTube access from Amazon's streaming devices

ALPHABET Inc's Google pulled support for its YouTube video service from Amazon.com...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

China benefits from stability of one-party system, says Alibaba's Jack Ma

ALIBABA Group Holding Ltd's Jack Ma said China benefits from the stability of its...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

China finds gems in Canadian tech as free trade talks stumble

FREE trade talks between Canada and China may have yet to achieve lift-off. Tell that to...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Nintendo opens games to rival console for the first time with Nvidia in China

FOR the first time ever, Nintendo Co's games will be playable on gaming hardware...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Australia, NZ in bitter spat over manuka honey

MANUKA honey's much-hyped healing properties have proved a money-spinner for...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Amazon claims record-breaking launch in Australia

AMAZON'S Australia launch was the company's biggest opening day for orders, the...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Myanmar's opium crop plummets, but UN sees no victory over Asia's narco-boom

A "DRAMATIC" drop in opium cultivation in Myanmar underscored a regional boom...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

French run short of butter, wine and foie gras, ahead of Christmas

WITH butter spread thin and wine output drying up, whatever next for the unlucky French?
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Emas Offshore unit slapped with termination of 3 bareboat charters

THE Malaysian subsidiary of Emas Offshore has been served notices of termination for...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Samsung Heavy shares undergo record plunge on loss forecast

SAMSUNG Heavy Industries Co plunged the most on record in Seoul trading after forecasting...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Electric car future will belong to China, says Ford chairman

THE world's vehicle makers are just starting to bet on an electric car future - and...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Electric version of the iconic black cab hits London roads

LONDON'S black cab has gone electric - and it's just hit the roads...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

China benefits from stability of one-party system, says Alibaba's Jack Ma

ALIBABA Group Holding Ltd's Jack Ma said China benefits from the stability of its...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Rules hamper China's financial sector opening

IN the last two years, more than 30 global asset managers have been awarded licences to...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Jokowi says govt reforms are a success with growth above 5%

INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo said government reforms to boost the economy are...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Australian economy gets investment lift, but consumers squeezed

AUSTRALIA'S economy expanded at the fastest annual pace in over a year last quarter...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

EU exec proposes euro fund for shocks, reforms, investment loans

THE European Commission proposed on Wednesday to create a eurozone pool of money to help...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Depeche Mode outsells young pop acts

AN old New Wave rock band that has never released a No. 1 song in the US is selling more...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

French icon Johnny Hallyday dies

FRENCH music icon Johnny Hallyday died on Wednesday aged 74 after a battle with lung...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Singapore is top of Asian FX heap, but for how long?

LAST month, there was a story about traditional rivals Singapore and Hong Kong getting...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Saudi-Iran rivalry threatens to upend Middle East politics

THE crystal ball for 2018 reveals that the Islamic heartland is where the winds of change...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

S'pore needs confidence and consensus to attain big achievements

IN the 1970s, when the International Air Transport Association regime required airlines...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Ireland is a big stumbling block to December Brexit deal

UK Prime Minister Theresa May was humiliated on Monday when a draft deal she brokered...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

A digital wealth revolution in the future of finance

DIGITAL wealth management solutions democratise finance by making investments accessible...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

IoT can help smart cities solve major traffic problems

AROUND the world, governments are leveraging advancements in technology to make cities...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM

Make innovation work by overcoming the ingroup-outgroup bias

IMAGINE this: you have a great idea to make innovation work in your organisation, but...
PUBLISHED Dec 7, 2017 05:50 AM
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