Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018

TOP STORIES

Fired-up investors chase STI to 10-year high

WALL Street's surge last week and improved fundamentals around the world fired up...
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SINGAPORE-MALAYSIA LEADERS' RETREAT

Binding deal inked for new JB-Woodlands train service

THE human and vehicle congestion that is a common sight at the Causeway these days is...
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COMMENTARY

Ending the charade of independent directors

A KEY challenging area in corporate governance has been the importance of independent...
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Reactions to the council's proposals

ON Tuesday, the Corporate Governance Council suggested a slew of changes to the Corporate...
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SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: Relax manpower rules to help firms with digital transformation: KPMG

PROFESSIONAL services firm KPMG has joined a growing chorus calling for more flexible...
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Local firms fared better in paying bills promptly in 2017

LOCAL firms are making payments more promptly, with the annual average proportion of...
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SINGAPORE-MALAYSIA LEADERS' RETREAT

Malaysia and Singapore look forward to stable ties

DOMESTIC developments came up for mention at the eighth Singapore-Malaysia leaders'...
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NEWS ANALYSIS

Big challenge for younger leaders to sustain strong Singapore-Malaysia relations

THE leaders of Singapore and Malaysia gave what could be described as a glowing report...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Tech first, innovation later for legal sector

LAST week, the Singapore Academy of Law unveiled Accelerate!, an accelerator that will...
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Citi ramps up China desk for clients seeking Asean growth

CITI is expanding its operations that support Chinese clients expanding into Asean, with...
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UMS Holdings buys 7.5% stake in JEP Holdings

PRECISION engineering company UMS Holdings has bought a 7.48 per cent stake in JEP...
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Brokers' take

Going into 2018, we anticipate primary home sales to improve year on year to 11,000-12,...
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STOCKS

STI hits peaks last seen 10 years ago

SINGAPORE shares rose for a third day on Tuesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index...
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CURRENCIES

Euro down from three-year high, bitcoin plunges

THE euro dropped half a per cent on Tuesday, as investors sold the currency after its...
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Singapore-based ZACD Group in modest debut on HKEX

SHARES of Singapore-headquartered ZACD Group closed 1.6 per cent higher than its initial...
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OCBC downgrades SATS to 'hold' on rally, potential price pressure

OCBC Investment Research has downgraded SATS to "hold" from "buy",...
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iFAST boosts stake in Indian associate company

INVESTMENT solutions firm iFAST Corporation has boosted its stake in its associate...
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FSL Trust sells chemical tanker for US$13.8m to ease debt

FIRST Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust) has sold a chemical tanker for US$13.8 million to help...
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Societe Generale to offer six high-risk derivatives on Jan 24

SOCIETE Generale will be issuing six daily leverage certificates (DLCs), which will be...
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Corporate digest

ACESIAN Partners (APL) said on Tuesday that a creditor of its subsidiary has been granted...
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Hugo Boss sales pick up at stores, online and in the US

GERMAN fashion house Hugo Boss reported an acceleration in currency-adjusted sales in the...
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REAL ESTATE

Singapore slips to 8th costliest place in Asia for mid-market home rentals

SINGAPORE continued to slide down the list of most expensive places in Asia for mid-...
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Ascendas-Singbridge JV starts construction on office tower in Ho Chi Minh City business park

URBAN solutions provider Ascendas-Singbridge and its joint venture partner, Saigon Bund...
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US report releases details on Trump properties

SIXTY-FOUR trade groups, foreign governments, Republican candidates and others stayed at...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Morgan Stanley, BofA lead in Asia equity trading: report

MORGAN Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch tied at the top of a ranking of last...
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Carillion's demise puts spotlight on UK pensions shortfall

THE collapse of Carillion Plc with more than half a billion pounds of unfunded pension...
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Citigroup taking steps to close gender, racial pay gaps

CITIGROUP said it would measure, publish and take steps to close the gaps between what it...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Russian gold miner Polyus says deal with China's Fosun scrapped

RUSSIA'S largest gold miner Polyus said on Monday that plans to sell a 10 per cent...
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Shell ventures back into the solar sector

ROYAL Dutch Shell agreed on Monday to acquire a stake in a US solar company, a decade...
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Palladium prices continue to soar on strong demand from carmakers

LAST year's best performing commodity hasn't lost its touch. Spot palladium...
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TECHNOLOGY

US lawmakers call on AT&T to cut commercial ties with Huawei

US lawmakers are urging AT&T Inc, the No 2 wireless carrier, to cut all commercial...
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Video site backed by Tencent said to be seeking US$17b price

A CHINESE startup backed by Tencent is seeking to raise funds at about a US$17 billion...
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COMMENTARY

Facebook's new mission may be impossible

IF Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg is sincere in a recent post - about...
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CONSUMER

S-E Asia plastics recyclers gearing up to benefit from China's ban

WHEN Seah Kian Hoe was just 10 years old, he would jump on the back of his parent's...
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Pandora braces for showdown with owners after market meltdown

PANDORA is preparing to face shareholders in person just days after a disappointing set...
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TRANSPORT

STRAIT TALK

Are shipping companies all at sea on cyber security?

IT IS easy to be complacent about cyber security, particularly if you are a very small...
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Pickups and SUVs muscle out sedans, e-cars in US market

CAR makers appealed to Americans' deep love of SUVs and trucks on Monday at the...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

US govt shutdown looms as Republicans seek short-term spending deal

CHANCES of a government shutdown grew on Monday as Republicans concluded that they would...
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UK inflation eases for first time since June as Brexit woes wane

BRITISH inflation eased off its post-Brexit vote high in December, official data showed...
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LIFE & CULTURE

TAKING HEART

A vending machine that doles out rewards

MEET the "reverse vending machine". ...
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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly, aged 46

IRISH singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million selling...
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EXECUTIVE MONEY

Even with AI, humans still crucial in investing

MACHINES are starting to take the place of the people who flip burgers, drive across town...
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OPINION

EDITORIAL

Home buyers should not be swayed by the fear of missing out

What a difference a year makes.
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Benchmarking as a tool for determining pay

CURRENT approaches to remuneration management mainly rest on "benchmarking" as...
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THE BOTTOM LINE

Will Korea talks lead to US negotiations with Pyongyang?

THE global spotlight, which has been focused on North Korea for much of 2017, has shifted...
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Society is demanding that companies serve a social purpose

AS BlackRock approaches its 30th anniversary this year, I have had the opportunity to...
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There is danger in today's good economic news

AS 2018 begins, things are looking up for the global economy. Over the last six months,...
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Changes to SGX's regulatory rules need to be carried out consistently

YEAR 2018 is off to a flying start in regulatory terms. Just last week, we launched a...
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BREAKING NEWS

Feb 23, 2018 07:04 PM

UIC full-year net profit up 5% to S$301.5m

UNITED Industrial Corporation's full-year net profit rose 5 per cent to S$301.5 million from the previous year,...
Feb 23, 2018 06:44 PM

SBS Transit lands Bukit Merah bus contract

[SINGAPORE] SBS Transit, Singapore's largest bus operator, has clinched a $472 million deal to run 18 services in...
Feb 23, 2018 06:42 PM

BMW, Great Wall sign letter of intent for electric Mini JV in China

[FRANKFURT] German premium carmaker BMW and China's Great Wall Motor Co have signed a letter of intent to jointly...
Feb 23, 2018 06:37 PM

How Tesla and Google jets could enrich a money-losing gold miner

[SAN FRANCISCO] Long-struggling Comstock Mining may finally have its mother lode.
Feb 23, 2018 06:29 PM

Oxley, UE shareholders block purchase of WBL shares from Yanlord Perennial

IN A surprise turn of events, minority shareholders of United Engineers (UE), including property developer Oxley...
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