Monday, Jan 08, 2018

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

New insurer Singapore Life acquires Zurich Life Sg and S$6b of coverage

SINGAPORE'S newest life insurer Singapore Life is acquiring the business portfolio...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Green electricity catches on in S'pore

GREEN is the new gold. Nudged by a looming carbon tax, power generation companies are...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore's electricity market

Competition in the electricity market is heating up as Singapore gears up for the sector...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Chinese banks 'stand out in a bullish year'

STRONGER asset quality and steeper yield curves make Chinese banks one of the most...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Malaysian opposition picks Mahathir to face Najib

MALAYSIA'S opposition named Mahathir Mohamad, 92, as candidate for prime minister in...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Proptech is all the buzz, just not yet in Asia

ARE VENTURE capital funds and commercial real estate companies jumping onto the property...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM
COMPANY OF GOOD

At Maybank, CSR serves mission of 'humanising financial services'

IT CAN be argued that a bank's core mission - stripping down all financial jargon...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

STOCKS

STOCKS

How long can the party go on for?

AFTER a strong start to global markets in 2018, one question on top of everybody's...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Halcyon Agri looks to improve share value

HALCYON Agri Corporation has turned into one of the world's largest rubber...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Role and challenges of the non-executive board chair

UNLIKE the CEO, the non-executive chairman of the board tends to have a lower profile and...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Further upside to seasonal gold miner recovery

AS we embark on a new year, the seasonality effect on gold miners comes into the...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Steel prefab firm BRC Asia looking to raise S$47m in placement

STEEL prefabrication firm BRC Asia is looking to raise S$46.99 million to build up its...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

ST Index tests 3,500, Venture is added; acquisition to disposal ratio starts year at 5-to-1

ENHANCED by the Singapore dollar appreciation, the Straits Times Index (STI) led the...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

HNA 'weighing sale of two Canary Wharf offices'

HNA Group Co has approached brokers about the possible sale of two office buildings in...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Govt agency questions Smithsonian over removal of garden, lack of details in changes

THE Smithsonian Institution's plan to redevelop the area around its iconic...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

UK social housing deal with private equity giant sparks fears for tenants

PRIVATE equity giant Blackstone has struck a deal with UK social housing association Sage...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Toronto, Vancouver home sales fall in 2017 as prices jump

HOME sales in Canada's two largest housing markets dropped in 2017, as government...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Trump administration delays enforcing Obama-era law on fair-housing

UNDERMINING another Obama-era initiative, the Trump administration plans to delay...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Bond market players sanguine amid warning signs

GLOBAL market participants are sanguine about bond markets despite economic and financial...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

China tightens rules on banks' shareholders and entrusted loans

CHINA'S banking regulator has introduced new measures to increase scrutiny on...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

'Bomb cyclone' pours cold water on argument for coal

THE cold weather and swirling winds gripping the northeastern United States have created...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Siemens Gamesa 'in final talks' on 700-megawatt wind deals

SIEMENS Gamesa Renewable Energy SA is in final negotiations to supply about 700 megawatts...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Businesses fear going from bad to worse in fixing chip flaw

CHANCES that a fix to a major microchip security flaw may slow down or crash some...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Big Tech gangs up for legal showdown over Net neutrality rules

AN INDUSTRY group that represents the biggest technology companies in the United States...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Uber's early investors and ex-CEO set for bumper gains with sales of stock

SEVERAL of Uber's early investors and company leaders are beginning to loosen their...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Verizon removes Bloomberg TV after being asked to pay for content

VERIZON Communications Inc has pulled Bloomberg LP's news network, Bloomberg TV,...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Koi - beautiful, graceful, and big business in Japan

HAND-REARED for their colour and beauty, koi carp have become an iconic symbol of Japan...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Amazon gets all the headlines, but Lidl is still the grocer to watch

THE price war in the American grocery aisle is getting more intense. And believe it or...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Trump tax reform has states hungry for lower utility bills

IT'S been less than a month since the US Congress approved a sweeping tax overhaul...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Europe casts wary eye on China's Silk Road plans

DEPENDING on who you ask in Europe, China's colossal East-West infrastructure...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

After the dramatic fall in rates during the holiday period, the first full day saw sharp...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Arctic blast chills US, Canada in JFK airport meltdown

THE eastern United States and Canada froze on Saturday under record-breaking low...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Indonesia's online merchants fight to attract shoppers

INDONESIA'S S$14.5 billion e-commerce space may be ground zero for a discounting...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Macron pursues ambitious agenda on China visit

IN Mandarin, Emmanuel Macron's name is rendered "Makelong", or "the...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Saudi princes arrested for sit-in protest over utility bills

ELEVEN Saudi princes face trial after their arrest at a sit-in protesting having to pay...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Merkel begins talks with Social Democrats

CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel said Germany needs a stable government to tackle "enormous...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

May says reshuffle of UK cabinet coming 'soon'

A UK cabinet reshuffle is coming soon, especially after the resignation of Damian Green...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Japan to make all-out bid for KL-S'pore High Speed Rail project

JAPAN is making an all-out bid to construct the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Trump says US open to North Korea talks at the right time

PRESIDENT Donald Trump said the US was open to joining discussions with South Korea and...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

China foreign exchange reserves rise US$20.2b in Dec to US$3.14t

CHINA'S foreign exchange reserves rose to their highest in more than a year in...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

CES kicks off with no lead women speakers or code of conduct

THE technology industry's premier annual gathering kicks off this week with no women...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

Tinseltown in danger of losing its glitter as audience numbers fall

AS Hollywood prepared to celebrate its achievements at the Golden Globes on Sunday, new...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM
GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

Sex scandals bring sober note to Hollywood party season

HOLLYWOOD'S elite head for the red carpet on Sunday for the Golden Globes, the...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

Canine couture cuts a dash in Italy's fashion capital

ELEGANT, tailored outfits are not reserved just for fashionistas in Italy - couture for...
PUBLISHED Jan 8, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Apr 20, 2018 07:06 AM

IMF's Lagarde warns against harming trade, investment

[WASHINGTON] With US-China frictions hanging over its annual meeting, the International Monetary Fund on Thursday...
Apr 20, 2018 07:03 AM

Qualcomm says China regulators prompt delay of NXP merger

[SAN FRANCISCO] US mobile chipmaking giant Qualcomm on Thursday said it extended the deadline for its planned merger...
Apr 20, 2018 07:00 AM

Rockets hit airport in Libya's capital, damaging passenger jet

[TRIPOLI] Rockets hit Libya's main airport and damaged a plane as it was waiting to take off early on Thursday, a...
Apr 20, 2018 06:56 AM

Oil pulls back from gains; Opec says glut nearly gone

[NEW YORK] Oil prices on Thursday hit highs not seen since 2014, built on the ongoing drawdowns in global supply and...
Apr 20, 2018 06:44 AM

Band of England's Carney dampens expectations for May rate hike, sees "mixed" data

[LONDON] Bank of England Governor Mark Carney on Thursday dampened widespread expectations for an interest rate hike...
Apr 20, 2018 06:40 AM

Former New York mayor Giuliani joins Trump legal team

[WASHINGTON] Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining President Donald Trump's personal legal team, Trump...
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