Monday, Jan 15, 2018

TOP STORIES

Cutting through the rabbit hole of cross-border payments

THE complexities behind cross-border payments have led to one serious rabbit hole for the...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Najib in Singapore for annual retreat with PM Lee

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong welcomes his first foreign leader of the new year when his...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Bull run turning into stampede from bonds to equities and risky investments

US stocks rallied to new record highs last week as implications of corporate tax cuts and...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with govt: sources

SAUDI Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM
MONDAY MULTIPLE

Fixed deposit deals for scaredy-cats

DISTURBED by how markets keep going up? Feeling left out of the cryptocurrency boom (or...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Saudi sovereign fund may turn to bank loans to finance its investments

SAUDI Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, which aims to become a US$2 trillion...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Bitcoin fever hits US real estate market

BITCOIN fever has hit the US real estate market, especially that of Florida, offering...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Hassan Basma blazes a trail with Swissco buy-out offer

THESE days, Hassan Basma is better known for blazing a trail by cutting the first deal...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

CWG injects US$25m debt financing in US hospitality business

SINGAPORE-LISTED real estate group, CWG International, has extended US$25 million of debt...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

WTI oil: a correction to the downside soon?

FOR the past four months, West Texas Intermediate Crude (WTI) oil has made remarkable...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Ezra gets extension until Feb 19 to file reorganisation plan

THE US Court has granted Ezra Holdings and its two subsidiaries extra time to file a plan...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

An eerie kind of calm in the stock market

A RARE calm has settled over the stock market. Whether it turns out to be the one before...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Few reasons to hold back STI from powering on

IT may be too early to trot out the stock market cliche "as goes January, so goes...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Datapulse should diversify: board

THE board of Datapulse Technology is of the view that the company's immediate...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Israel to ease dual-listing with HK, Singapore, Toronto

THE Israel Securities Authority (ISA) said on Sunday it approved a plan to allow Israeli...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Regional plays in focus with director activity and a Myanmar debutant

THE five trading sessions spanning Jan 5 to 11 saw the Straits Times Index (STI) add 0.3...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

US tax code rewrite favours real estate over art

OF THE many winners and losers in the overhaul of the tax code, one change makes real...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Mud ravages seaside haven for celebrities and billionaires

THE mudslides on the California coastal town of Montecito have devastated a wealthy...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Still a chance of having financial services in UK's trade deal with EU

THE UK shouldn't give up hope of getting financial services included in a final...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Cryptocurrency rivals - at least 1,400 of them - snap at Bitcoin's heels

BITCOIN may be the most famous cryptocurrency, but despite a dizzying rise, it's not...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

China stepping up banking oversight to reduce financial risks

CHINA will step up oversight in the banking sector this year to reduce financial risks,...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

COFCO makes painful cuts in bid to lead food trade

CHINA'S COFCO International is in the throes of a staffing upheaval as the group...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Hot money's pushing oil to US$70, but Opec should keep cool

BRENT crude touched US$70 a barrel on Thursday, a level it last saw three years ago. That...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Renewable energy goals of Japan lagging world's: foreign minister

JAPAN'S plans to develop its renewable energy industry are lagging much of the world...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Can social media become less hateful by law?

WHEN 32-year-old German teacher and academic book author Bahar Aslan took to Twitter last...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey to leave Disney board

FACEBOOK Inc's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter Inc's Jack Dorsey are stepping down...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Change in Facebook news feed to woo back users will increase ad revenue: analysts

FACEBOOK's decision to shift users' news feeds back towards posts from friends...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Start clearing credit card debts - interest rates are expected to rise in 2018

NOW that the holiday spending party is over and credit card statements are landing in...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Big fight brewing over what pregnant women should not eat

MANY have seen someone throw a cold stare in the direction of a pregnant woman ordering a...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

GM driverless cars could be around the corner

THE advent of self-driving cars, the subject of so much fanfare over the last few years...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

Rates in the Middle East Gulf remained under pressure with 270,000 tonnes going to China...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Detroit auto show goes heavy on pickups and light on electric cars

THE Detroit auto show kicks off Sunday, with pickup trucks and SUVs expected to take...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Fleeing migrants learn even Canada has limits

AFTER fleeing to Montreal from Long Island, New York, Marlise Beauville felt, she said,...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Republicans in Congress are wasting chance to do right thing on immigration

FOR a fleeting moment on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump seemed to signal he would do...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Three years on from currency shock, Swiss central bank can't get back to normal

THREE years after the Swiss National Bank shocked currency markets by scrapping the franc...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Fed's quantitative tightening likely to hit consumer spending

TIGHTER money, rising interest rates, low savings and high debt could confound optimistic...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

False 'missile alert' in Hawaii sparks anger, demands for answers

AUTHORITIES faced anger and demands for answers on Sunday after a false alarm about an...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Melding tech and art in pursuit of hifi

WHEN chief executive and co-founder of French audio company Devialet, Quentin Sannie,...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

Getting a roommate in your golden years

LIKE many older Americans, Shazzi Felstein recently found herself in an unexpected...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

VIEWS FROM THE TOP

'Clean business or no business'

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How should Singapore firms do business in graft-prone markets?...
PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Feb 23, 2018 04:50 PM

Airbus CEO vows to stay in post-Brexit UK long into future

[LONDON] Airbus chief executive officer Tom Enders personally promised the UK government the company plans to retain...
Feb 23, 2018 04:46 PM

Europe: Stock markets steady at open

[LONDON] Europe's main stock markets steadied at the start of trading on Friday following gains across Asian...
Feb 23, 2018 04:40 PM

Hong Kong: Shares end with healthy gains

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong stocks finished Friday with gains, recovering from the previous day's losses as traders...
Feb 23, 2018 04:31 PM

Najib mocked for saying he eats pricey quinoa now, not rice

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak has been mocked by the opposition after saying he doesn'...
Feb 23, 2018 04:11 PM

RBS bank posts first annual net profit in 10 years

[LONDON] State-rescued Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday announced its first annual post-tax profit since 2007, or the...
Feb 23, 2018 03:36 PM

Japan's equity faithful want foreigners to spur market rally

[TOKYO] Japanese retail investors bought domestic stocks for a fourth consecutive week, stoking hope that foreign...
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