Friday, Jan 12, 2018

TOP STORIES

DIRECTORS' PAY

Singapore listed firms still 'weak' in remuneration disclosure: study

DISCLOSURE of remuneration practices by listed companies in Singapore remains weak across...
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Investing in virtue, with BT Weekend

DOES the company that you've invested in have fair labour practices? Does it comply...
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One in three companies significantly invested for the future: SBF survey

A THIRD of companies here have invested significant resources in preparing for the future...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

ITMs enjoy broad support from firms, but work needed to raise awareness: SBF chief

THERE is broad support among companies for the government's road maps for...
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COMMENTARY

SGX must be vigilant in a modified quarterly reporting regime

AFTER almost a year of waiting on tenterhooks for the regime to unveil its plans for...
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Public works, en bloc projects to fuel 2018 building demand

THE BUILDING and Construction Authority (BCA) on Thursday projected that S$26 billion to...
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More use of pre-fab, digital tech to boost building productivity

ANOTHER 59 design for manufacture and assembly (DFMA) projects could be tendered out by...
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French energy giant Total leases over 100,000 sq ft at Frasers Tower

RIDING the current uptick in the office market, Frasers Centrepoint has received pre-...
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Audi launches premium car rental service in Singapore

AUDI Singapore launched the Audi On Demand car rental service in Singapore on Thursday...
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China Premier sees GDP growth of 6.9 per cent for 2017

CHINESE Premier Li Keqiang said the world's second-biggest economy is expected to...
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STOCKS

Stock markets could go higher still in 2018: DBS

THE bull market may be old but it is far from stale.
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STOCKS

STI takes a breather after recent rally

THE Singapore bourse took another breather on Thursday after scaling fresh 2½-year highs...
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Brokers' take

Thai Beverage PLC (ThaiBev) announced last month that it won the bid to acquire 343.6...
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CURRENCIES

Euro surges on possible ECB policy revision

THE euro jumped almost a cent on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) said it...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Fears of a global selling spree spook investors in bond markets

FOR nearly a decade, central banks around the world have been the biggest buyers of bonds...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Jumbo's appetite for Asia sets stage for future growth

JUMBO, it seems, is ready to kick its overseas expansion into high gear in the next few...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Stock markets could go higher still in 2018: DBS

THE bull market may be old but it is far from stale.
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LionGold says it may extend talks over debt restructuring

LIONGOLD Corp - one of the trio involved in the penny stock crash of 2013 - was queried...
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Cyclical stocks seen doing great again this year

CYCLICAL stocks had a great run in 2017 and the consensus is that trend will continue...
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HOT STOCK

IEV's oilfield exit spurs fears of blow to earnings

CATALIST-listed IEV Holdings is selling its corporate headquarters at a loss, in what the...
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BM Mobility makes S$284,000 offer for stake in Malaysian electric car-sharing company

MAINBOARD-LISTED BM Mobility Ltd - the erstwhile Ziwo Holdings - is set to enter Malaysia...
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HRnetGroup plans China expansion via JV

RECRUITMENT firm HRnetGroup on Thursday said that it plans to invest in a joint venture...
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Corporate digest

TIH Limited - the subject of a takeover that values the fund at more than S$60 million -...
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SingHaiyi wins S$841m en bloc tender for Park West near Clementi MRT

PROPERTY firm SingHaiyi Group has snagged a S$841 million en bloc tender for a property...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI takes a breather after recent rally

THE Singapore bourse took another breather on Thursday after scaling fresh 2½-year highs...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Thai Beverage PLC (ThaiBev) announced last month that it won the bid to acquire 343.6...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Euro surges on possible ECB policy revision

THE euro jumped almost a cent on Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) said it...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

HSBC 'hiring from Goldman, JPMorgan' to boost Asia ops

HSBC Holdings made a slew of hires from rivals including Goldman Sachs Group Inc as the...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

SingHaiyi wins S$841m en bloc tender for Park West near Clementi MRT

PROPERTY firm SingHaiyi Group has snagged a S$841 million en bloc tender for a property...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Trump Place asks if it can be called by any other name

MUST a New York City condominium forever bear the name T-R-U-M-P in large, brasslike...
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Manhattan office rents expected to rise in 2018: Cushman

THE largest amount of new construction to hit Manhattan since the 1980s will lift asking...
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InterContinental exits Nigeria after fallout with partners

INTERCONTINENTAL Hotels Group is withdrawing from Nigeria four years after it opened its...
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NZ house prices up as buyers rush to beat curbs

NEW Zealand house prices rose for the second month in a row in December 2017 as buyers...
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Luxury condo sales in Canada hit new high

A C$20 million (S$21.2 million) penthouse with views of downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Fears of a global selling spree spook investors in bond markets

FOR nearly a decade, central banks around the world have been the biggest buyers of bonds...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

HSBC 'hiring from Goldman, JPMorgan' to boost Asia ops

HSBC Holdings made a slew of hires from rivals including Goldman Sachs Group Inc as the...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

HOT STOCK

IEV's oilfield exit spurs fears of blow to earnings

CATALIST-listed IEV Holdings is selling its corporate headquarters at a loss, in what the...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Power-hungry bitcoin overtakes electric cars

THE global power needed to create cryptocurrencies this year could rival the entire...
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US coal's best hope is proposal to cut need for uplift payments

THE US coal industry's best hope for a bailout may lie in the Rust Belt now that...
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TECHNOLOGY

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BM Mobility makes S$284,000 offer for stake in Malaysian electric car-sharing company

MAINBOARD-LISTED BM Mobility Ltd - the erstwhile Ziwo Holdings - is set to enter Malaysia...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Apple iPhone recycler 'attracting Bain, Blackstone, other bidders'

OLYMPUS Capital Asia is pursuing a sale of its stake in iPhone recycling business Li Tong...
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New 'emotional' robots to read human feelings

THE robot called Forpheus does more than play a mean game of table tennis. It can read...
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Nvidia updates software, says graphic chips not hit by flaws

NVIDIA is updating the software for its graphics processors in response to the Spectre...
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Intel says chip-security fixes leave PCs no more than 10% slower

INTEL, trying to defuse concern that fixes to widespread chip security vulnerabilities...
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CONSUMER

Australian retail sales surge in November on iPhone, Black Friday spree

AUSTRALIAN retail sales boasted the biggest monthly rise in four years in November as...
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Fast Retailing posts record Q1 profit on overseas Uniqlo sales

JAPAN'S Fast Retailing raked in an all-time high profit in the first quarter,...
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Bezos' net worth tops US$105b as Amazon climbs in new year

JEFF Bezos' net worth reached US$105.1 billion on Monday on the Bloomberg...
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Armed robbers seize jewels worth 4m euros from Ritz hotel in Paris

ARMED robbers launched a spectacular raid on the world famous Ritz hotel in Paris on...
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TRANSPORT

BM Mobility makes S$284,000 offer for stake in Malaysian electric car-sharing company

MAINBOARD-LISTED BM Mobility Ltd - the erstwhile Ziwo Holdings - is set to enter Malaysia...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

US airlines set to gain as fares trend higher on higher fuel costs

AIRLINES are poised for a third year of stock gains even after a jump in jet-fuel prices.
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NTU partners Volvo to develop driverless electric buses

THE Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Volvo Buses will team up to develop...
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Lufthansa beats BA to become Europe's 2nd biggest airline

LUFTHANSA overtook British Airways owner IAG to become Europe's second biggest...
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Trump's Nafta ideas are 'lose-lose-lose' for carmakers: giant supplier

THE chief executive of North America's biggest car supplier warned that overly...
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Toyota, Mazda to build US$1.6b plant in Huntsville, Alabama

TOYOTA Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp said on Wednesday they will build a US$1.6 billion...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Seoul plans to ban cryptocurrency trading, rattles market

THE South Korean government on Thursday said it plans to ban cryptocurrency trading,...
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EU launches 1b euro supercomputing plan without the UK

THE European Union (EU) will spend one billion euros (S$1.6 billion) to try to catch up...
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Trump could use Nafta withdrawal letter as negotiating leverage

A NAFTA termination letter from US President Donald Trump could become the ultimate...
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LATEST US DATA

Producer prices fall for first time in 1 1/2 years

US producer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1½-years in December amid declining...
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THE BOTTOM LINE

Bubbles in a frothy world economy

IN 1933, Sir John Templeton, the renowned fund manager, famously remarked that the...
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LIFE & CULTURE

The grim reality of Hollywood's gender pay gap

WHEN Michelle Williams attended Sunday's Golden Globes with Tarana Burke, the...
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DINING OUT

Fuss-free eatery in Amoy Street

A FUNNY thing happened on our visit to Kimme, the new eatery opened by the chef of the...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Champagne - not just for special occasions

ANOTHER New Year! What did we drink on New Year's Eve? Champagne of course - Pol...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Jumbo's appetite for Asia sets stage for future growth

JUMBO, it seems, is ready to kick its overseas expansion into high gear in the next few...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Securing buy-in from SMEs about industry transformation

IT is the time of year that businesses make their voices heard, as the various trade...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Digital transformation starts from the top

IN his National Day Rally 2016, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong described digital...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Bubbles in a frothy world economy

IN 1933, Sir John Templeton, the renowned fund manager, famously remarked that the...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Cracking the customer loyalty code in a mobile-first world

IMAGINE you were a small business owner selling coffee at an office building with...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Can Olympics turn around Korean tensions in 2018?

COULD next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea deliver an unexpected geopolitical...
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

'Grungy' label unfair for eatery, especially when our food has earned 'good reviews'

I REFER to the BT article "Good efforts but more work needed" published on Dec...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Fuss-free eatery in Amoy Street

A FUNNY thing happened on our visit to Kimme, the new eatery opened by the chef of the...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

Champagne - not just for special occasions

ANOTHER New Year! What did we drink on New Year's Eve? Champagne of course - Pol...
PUBLISHED Jan 12, 2018 05:50 AM

12-Day Art Mania

ArtScience Museum has been mounting exhibitions centred on the crossroads of art and...
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Dining Dreams

Food porn. Now you know what Japanese salary men really lust after. From the old guy in...
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Larger Than Life

Cinephiles love this time of the year, when Hollywood puts superheroes to bed and breaks...
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Going Green

Eco-conscious travellers can add Anantara and AVANI Hotels & Resorts in Asia to their...
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Java Jive

Cafebond.com, Asia's largest specialty coffee e-tailer, has opened a retail store,...
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Architectural Stunner

Since it was conceived in 1999, the B.zero1 has championed a bold and daring style with...
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Little Mermaid For Our Times

Theatre writer-director Edith Podesta had a remarkable 2017. In January, she swept the M1...
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Short Takes

Yeng Pway Ngon is one of Singapore's most prolific writers, having published 26...
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PROMOTION

Style Deal

JOSEPH is an iconic brand known for its wardrobe staples since the 1970's. Today,...
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Indie Indulgence

Laneway Music Festival is still a fortnight away but indie fans might want to "warm...
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Joe Tan

JOE TAN believes doing good goes beyond just reaching for your wallet; it's about...
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Chefs On A Roll

When Woo Wai Leong won the inaugural MasterChef Asia competition in 2015, the first...
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New Year, New You

CYCLE TO FITNESS
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Dancing Queen

SURE, SINGAPORE'S MOST FAMOUS DANCE might be that with the lion, where the costume...
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BREAKING NEWS

Feb 21, 2018 10:15 AM

Lotte chairman offers to resign from holding company: YTN

[SEOUL] The head of South Korea's Lotte Group has offered to quit as chairman at Japan-based holding firm Lotte...
Feb 21, 2018 10:11 AM

South Korea: Stocks tentative, won weaker against dollar

[SEOUL] South Korea's Kospi stock index was flat on Wednesday, while the Korean won and bond yields fell...
Feb 21, 2018 10:01 AM

Parkway Life Reit prices 3.5b yen fixed rate notes due 2024

THE manager of Parkway Life Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit), Parkway Trust Management, has priced 3.5 billion yen (...
Feb 21, 2018 09:51 AM

Hong Kong: Stocks open slightly higher on Wednesday

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks opened higher on Wednesday morning, in line with gains across most of Asia, with investors...
Feb 21, 2018 09:42 AM

Some KFC stores to close all week in UK chicken crisis

[London] Some KFC outlets in Britain are to remain shut for the rest of the week, the fast-food operator said Tuesday...
Feb 21, 2018 09:29 AM

Australian wages edge up in Q4, business still Scrooge-like

[SYDNEY] Australian wages rose a fraction faster last quarter but private-sector growth stayed near historic lows as...
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