Saturday, Jan 13, 2018

TOP STORIES

iPhone helps dial up Nov retail sales growth to 2-year high

RETAIL sales surged in November with their strongest growth in almost two years,...
PUBLISHED Jan 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Investors not convinced giving up QR can slash compliance costs

MARKET players here broadly agree that listed companies should not be required to report...
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China's 2017 trade surplus hits new high, but momentum likely to slow

CHINA'S trade surplus hit a record high last year with both exports and imports...
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Roadmap to create S$4.5b in value-add and over 5,000 jobs for maritime sector by 2025

A NEW plan has been mapped out to set the course for Singapore's maritime industry...
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Singapore among 25 countries leading the world in advanced manufacturing

SINGAPORE is among 25 countries best positioned to benefit from the rise of advanced...
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Asean 'not just for diplomats and officials': PM Lee

IN supermarkets today, Singaporeans can buy Thai rice, Vietnamese coffee and Filipino...
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LATEST US DATA

US core consumer prices post biggest gain in 11 months

UNDERLYING US consumer prices recorded their largest increase in 11 months in December,...
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Trump cancels UK visit, says he will not unveil new US embassy

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a visit to London that was scheduled for early...
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As oil hits US$70, warning lights flash in Asia

OIL prices have risen above US$70 per barrel for the first time since 2014 as investors...
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German parties offer first response to France's Macron on Europe

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Divestments, lower costs help raise SPH Q1 profit by 32%

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) is starting to benefit from cash streams from its other...
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Tat Hong CEO, StanChart PE launch bid to take crane supplier private at S$0.50 a share

THE fervent speculation about a takeover of Tat Hong Holdings has proven to have...
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Lian Beng's Q2 net profit falls 43% on higher costs

CONSTRUCTION cum developer group Lian Beng on Friday said its net profit fell 43.2 per...
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Top Glove puts RM1.37b price on Aspion's surgical gloves

THE negotiations have come to a close. On the table: an offer of RM1.37 billion (S$458...
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Far East Hospitality Reit buys Oasia Hotel Downtown for S$210m

FAR East Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit), which trades as part of the...
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Qian Hu Q4 earnings up three times to S$126,000 on better margins

ORNAMENTAL fish service provider Qian Hu Corporation on Friday said its fourth-quarter...
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Shopper360 first-half earnings up 31% at RM4.6m

SHOPPER360'S first-half net profit rose 31 per cent to RM4.61 million (S$1.5 million...
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Abu Dhabi's Mubadala mulling over options for its RM3.66b RHB stake

ABU Dhabi sovereign fund Mubadala Investment Co is exploring options for its stake in RHB...
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COMMENTARY

Uniqlo owner's cash pile won't wear well with shareholders

FAST Retailing is heating up. First-quarter figures offer fresh confirmation of the...
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China's top movie ticketing app planning US$1b Hong Kong IPO

MAOYAN Weying, China's biggest online movie ticketing platform, is planning a Hong...
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STOCKS

STI climbs 0.2% on upbeat prospects for global growth

TRADERS evidently couldn't find one good reason to sell as they capped the second...
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Brokers' take

Real estate > Overweight
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REAL ESTATE

Singapore-based M&L Hospitality launches third property in Sydney

SINGAPORE-BASED M&L Hospitality has opened a new 182-room boutique hotel in Sydney,...
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Mapletree awards SMU S$3m for new real estate programme

STARTING from August, the Singapore Management University (SMU) will offer a course...
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Airbnb 'disappointed' by Amsterdam plan to cut rentals

RENT-A-ROOM giant Airbnb has voiced disappointment in Amsterdam's plans to impose a...
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Fidelity values Compass at US$2b in real estate tech deal

A NEW York startup called Compass is persuadingĀ investors that it can reshape the home-...
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Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts.
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Upgrade to a S$2.5m home with a S$60k top-up

YOUR home is an important storage of wealth. There are six property investment strategies...
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CONSUMER

THE BROAD VIEW

Plastics pile up as China refuses to take the West's recyclables

EVER since China announced last year that it no longer wanted to be the "world'...
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LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

Storylines abound for the Australian Open

And finally, the wait for professional tennis's first Grand Slam of the year is over...
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A primer on how to get started collecting antiques

THE antiques business has been going through a bit of a rough patch, what with the...
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CUBICLE FILES

Is pay transparency really the way to go?

IF YOU are able to find out exactly how much your colleagues around you earned, would you...
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HEALTH

Staying healthy to a ripe old age

HUMAN life expectancy or longevity has always been measured by chronological age, but...
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THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Mentor extraordinaire

HERE possibly isn't a more prolific octogenarian around than John Bittleston, nor...
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INVESTING & WEALTH

How Rockefeller mobilises private capital for maximum impact

THE goal to eliminate poverty by 2030 is a very tall order, one that grapples with an...
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VALUE INSIGHT

Five indicators suggest Singapore market is not overheated

DESPITE the uncertainty surrounding the Trump presidency, fear of the once-in-ten years...
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CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Machine learning: Changing the game for women in 2018

HOW can we use machine learning to better understand our clients? Specifically, our new...
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OPINION

SATURDAY SOAPBOX

'Hurricane Harvey' and the winds of change

IN LATE August 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck the Caribbean and the United States, causing...
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BREAKING NEWS

Apr 23, 2018 09:07 PM

YuuZoo CFO resigns due to 'family emergency'

THE chief financial officer of YuuZoo Corporation, Kevin Haigeng Wang, has resigned due to a family emergency,...
Apr 23, 2018 08:38 PM

It's a boy!

[LONDON] Kate, wife of UK's Prince William, gave birth to a baby boy on Monday, the couple's third child,...
Apr 23, 2018 08:13 PM

Mapletree Industrial Trust posts 2.4% rise in Q4 DPU

INDUSTRIAL landlord Mapletree Industrial Trust (MIT) reported a 2.4 per cent year-on-year rise in distribution per unit...
Apr 23, 2018 07:36 PM

Razer proposes to acquire MOL Global at valuation of US$100m, to expand gaming and e-payment business in South-east Asia

SINGAPOREAN-FOUNDED gaming company Razer has proposed to fully acquire Malaysia's e-payments platform MOL Global...
Apr 23, 2018 07:21 PM

YuuZoo board calls for EGM to approve proposed capital structure changes

ONLINE media company YuuZoo Corporation, which is in the middle of a police probe, unveiled plans for a restructuring...
Apr 23, 2018 06:54 PM

Sabana Reit Q1 gross revenue falls 4.4%; DPU unchanged at 0.88 Singapore cent

LOWER contributions from some of its properties, cushioned by reduced property expenses, dented results for landlord...
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