Monday, Dec 18, 2017

TOP STORIES

PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Diamond Energy first to offer electricity demand response

SINGAPORE'S electricity sector took another step towards a future with a more...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

Bitcoin and the art of market manipulation: an inquiry into value

2017 was the year of vindication for bitcoin believers. The cryptocurrency is up more...
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What does the future HODL for bitcoin ETFs?

SOME people have argued that a regulated derivatives market for bitcoin will have the...
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WALL STREET INSIGHT

Markets in 'rational exuberance' but risks lie ahead

US stocks rose last week to record highs and the gains should continue this week as...
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Sealed Air aims to beef up R&D efforts in Singapore

PACKAGING company Sealed Air Corporation plans to scale up its research & development...
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BT OUTLOOK 2018

Year ahead promises a buoyant global economy, uncertainty and confusion

2018 looks set to deliver the highest economic growth in 10 years, a sign that the global...
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MONDAY MULTIPLE

The stock market is more string than pearls

LIFE has been compared to pearls on a string: Long stretches of the mundane, followed by...
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COMPANY OF GOOD

A small company with a big heart

DO a Google search on cleaning services in Singapore, and a myriad appear, anything from...
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No punch bowl. But central banks want the world to party on

CENTRAL bankers are gingerly trying to take away the punch bowl without interrupting the...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

SS Teo wants to keep the "street fighter" spirit in PIL

TEO Siong Seng, or SS Teo, as he is known in shipping circles, describes Pacific...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Cityneon's unit partners S Korean firm for Marvel's exhibition

CITYNEON Holdings Limited's wholly owned subsidiary in the US has partnered Fabulous...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Keppel-KBS US Reit rides positive office market dynamics

DAVID Snyder is an adventurous foodie whose willingness to savour new and different...
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CHARTPOINT

Rebound in sight for silver after sell-down

AFTER a brutal sell-down in recent weeks, a near-term rebound looks likely for silver...
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Chinese electric-car startup NIO prices debut model at 448,000 yuan

CHINESE electric-car maker NIO has launched sales of its first vehicle three years after...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

A look at corporate winners and losers in final US tax bill

NOW that Republicans in Congress have released their final tax bill, two big questions...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Hatten Land unit mops up remaining stakes of firms that own sites in Malacca

MALAYSIAN property developer Hatten Land Limited's wholly owned subsidiary is...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Asti's exclusivity deal with China Fortune-Tech Capital expires

MAINBOARD-LISTED Asti Holdings Limited's two-month exclusivity period in relation to...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Unilever to sell its spreads business to KKR for 6.83b euros

UNILEVER has agreed to sell its margarine and spreads business to US private equity firm...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Trump's tax cut bill will set tone for markets

IT is the week before Christmas, when throughout the bourses around the world investors...
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CURRENCIES

Canadian dollar falls on dip in factory sales

THE Canadian dollar weakened against its US counterpart last Friday after domestic data...
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INSIDE INSIGHTS

STI rebounds; director acquisition to disposal ratio at four to one

THE five trading sessions spanning Dec 8 to 14 saw the Straits Times Index (STI) gain 1.4...
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REAL ESTATE

US tax bill upends long-time perks of owning a home

FOR decades, the US tax code has been filled with rewards for homeownership. Tax breaks...
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That US$300m chateau? One more jewel for a Saudi reformer

WHEN The Chateau Louis XIV sold for over US$300 million two years ago, Fortune magazine...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Russia hit by US$3.4b Promsvyazbank bailout in latest bank blow

RUSSIA'S central bank may have to sink up to US$3.4 billion into its bailout on...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Get crisis-ready by removing wind-down hurdles, EU banks told

BIG euro-area lenders face a choice; clean up the complicated corporate structures that...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

After Equifax breach, a bank pushes credit file freezes

IN THE months since Equifax allowed the Social Security numbers of 145 million Americans...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Where wind farms meet coal country, there's enduring faith in Trump

NO PLACE is more likely than this one to benefit from President Donald Trump's...
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TECHNOLOGY

What Facebook's fight with a former executive says about social media's future

FACEBOOK is worth half a trillion dollars, but even when you're on top, an insult...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Google thinks I'm dead

I'm not dead yet. But try telling that to Google. For much of the last week, I have...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Unilever to sell its spreads business to KKR for 6.83b euros

UNILEVER has agreed to sell its margarine and spreads business to US private equity firm...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Disney-Fox transaction puts antitrust enforcers in bind over Trump ally

THE blockbuster deal between Walt Disney Co and 21st Century Fox could likely put US...
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Tencent-Yonghui deal sets up clash with Alibaba

TENCENT Holdings Ltd will buy a stake in Chinese supermarket chain Yonghui Superstores Co...
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Novel cancer drug stymied by rigid billing system

A US government reimbursement system that does not fully cover the costs forĀ Gilead...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

TOPLINE

SS Teo wants to keep the "street fighter" spirit in PIL

TEO Siong Seng, or SS Teo, as he is known in shipping circles, describes Pacific...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Chinese electric-car startup NIO prices debut model at 448,000 yuan

CHINESE electric-car maker NIO has launched sales of its first vehicle three years after...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Uber struggles to make inroads in Japan

UBER may be shredding business models for taxi firms the world over but it is struggling...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Boeing 747 to take its last US commercial flight on Tuesday

THE Boeing 747, the original jumbo jet that was the favourite of American presidents and...
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Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

Rates slipped as the week closed out with the Atlantic sharply lower while rates in the...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

TOPLINE

SS Teo wants to keep the "street fighter" spirit in PIL

TEO Siong Seng, or SS Teo, as he is known in shipping circles, describes Pacific...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM
STRATEGIC MOVES

China lavishes aid on Pakistan town in bid to extend maritime reach

CHINA is lavishing vast amounts of aid on a small Pakistani fishing town to win over...
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Big Data, bullet train drive India-Japan strategic ties ahead

MANY of the cargo containers passing through India's busiest port in Mumbai have a...
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In Kashmir, Pakistan and India race to tap the Himalayas

SEVERAL hundred metres underground, thousands of labourers grind away day and night on a...
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Trade in goods, services features in tough Brexit negotiations

EIGHTEEN months since the referendum in June 2016, the UK and the European Union (EU) are...
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Republican tax pledge proves elusive

THE Republican tax bill does not pass the postcard test.
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Matching jobs to the jobless key to locating US's missing workers

A FEW years ago, Derek Hobbs could not find a job. He had three strikes against him: his...
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COMMENTARY

Europe's central bank faces decision time in 2018

MARIO Draghi had better enjoy his winter break. Entering the home stretch of his eight-...
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LIFE & CULTURE

Breaking in Seoul

SOUTH KOREA is known for many things: kimchi, K-pop bands, inventive electronics, Korean...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

Titanic keeps that sinking feeling alive

PART saturnine elegy to doomed youth, part exaltation of the transcendent power of love,...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM

New Singapore record set for longest piano performance

A NEW entry into the Singapore Book of Records for the longest piano performance has been...
PUBLISHED Dec 18, 2017 05:50 AM
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