Saturday, Feb 24, 2018

TOP STORIES

SPH unit submits joint bid to manage Singapore Expo

A UNIT of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has thrown its hat into the ring for a...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

Redas chief: BSD tweak unlikely to derail housing recovery

SHOULD buyers be expecting higher home prices with the recent hike to the top marginal...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM
HOT STOCKS

Creative leads tech fever rally on its '3D' sound technology

CREATIVE Technology shares came alive on Friday after news broke that it's taking to...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

India's offshore hub not competing with S'pore: Gujarat business city's CEO

COMPARING India's fledgling Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) to...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

Headline inflation down in January, but core inflation edges up

SINGAPORE'S headline inflation fell to zero in the first month of 2018, on account...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

SBS Transit lands Bukit Merah bus contract with S$472 million bid

SBS Transit, Singapore's largest bus operator, has clinched a S$472 million deal to...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

Unit of Indian conglomerate TVS buys S'pore logistics provider

LOGISTICS service provider TVS Asianics, a unit of Indian automotive conglomerate TVS...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

NTUC appoints Desmond Choo, Melvin Yong as assistant secretaries-general

THE National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Central Committee has endorsed the appointment...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

EL Development plans a hotel with over 300 rooms on Hill St

EL Development is planning to develop a mid- to high-end business hotel with more than...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Sembcorp Industries eyes double-digit ROE with new strategy

SEMBCORP Industries is aiming for double-digit return on equity in the next five years...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

Sembcorp Industries Q4 net profit down 85% on lower marine, utility contributions

SEMBCORP Industries saw its fourth quarter net profit plunge 84.6 per cent to S$22.78...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

Oxley blocks UE's bid to buy WBL shares from Yanlord Perennial

IN a surprise turn of events, minority shareholders of United Engineers (UE), including...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

ST Engineering's Q4 profit dips 1.1%; group to consolidate various brands

SINGAPORE Technologies (ST) Engineering - which posted a marginal dip in net profit to S$...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

Genting Singapore proposes higher final dividend of S$0.02

A DROP in operating profit weighed on fourth-quarter earnings at casino operator Genting...
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UIC's full-year net profit up 5% at S$301.5m

UNITED Industrial Corporation's full-year net profit rose 5 per cent to S$301.5...
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New Silkroutes to acquire two Chinese firms for S$65m

NEW Silkroutes Group on Friday announced that it is acquiring two Shanghai-based makers...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

Datapulse slapped with SGX compliance notice, ordered to hold independent review

AN independent review of mainboard-listed Datapulse Technology is needed - and soon, the...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

APAC Realty Q4 net profit up 60% to S$7.9m

PROPERTY broker APAC Realty reported net profit of S$7.9 million for the three months...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

HKEX to offer concessions to US, UK-listed firms to list in Hong kong

HONG KONG Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX), the city's exchange operator, said on...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

THE clinic operator on Friday posted a fourth-quarter net loss of S$28.8 million,...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI finishes the week 2.61% higher amid zero inflation

SINGAPORE equities bounced back into positive territory on Friday, as Asian markets...
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Brokers' take

Wilmar International > Buy
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REAL ESTATE

Abandoned Upper Thomson house with grim past to be put up for state auction on Feb 27

HOW much will property-crazed Singaporeans pay for an abandoned house where skeletal...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

If time is a luxury . . . it could be now

IN 2017, according to Q4 URA statistics, the residential market saw just north of 25,000...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
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BANKING & FINANCE

THE BROAD VIEW

Asian emerging markets beckon investors

THE spectre of volatile financial markets is prompting investors to be more selective in...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

Red-hot battle to be the best of the rest

MANCHESTER City's seemingly unassailable 16-point lead atop the English Premier...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

Harry Potter magic hits Broadway

JOANNE Kathleen Rowling looked slightly tense. She had just completed a television...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM
GEAR HEAD

Do Android users dream of Pixelised sheep?

WHAT is a smartphone to you? Ask anyone you know this question, and the array of answers...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM
CULT STATUS

Muji's zesty Zen

THE first time I stepped into Muji was in 2003, when the Japanese store opened in...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM
CUBICLE FILES

Why we feel it's a dog's life

IT'S the Year of the Dog. Chinese New Year gatherings here are always an occasion...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM
HEALTH

How not to throw caution to the wind during CNY

CHINESE New Year is always a time for reunion and gathering. Friends and family members...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Surviving the generations

BORN into a family which has spent a couple of centuries in the relationship-centric...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Why a recession is still some way off

THE period since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) has seemed unusual in the sense that...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM
THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT

A survival guide to escape mauling in every bear market

THREE weeks ago over dinner my 87-year-old father asked me how much money I had made for...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

What's next in the aftermath of a bribery scandal?

I HEARD rumours about a "Singapore government company" being involved in the...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM
THE FOOL’S EYE VIEW

Systematic guide to spotting value in beaten-down lenders

AS we look back at the financial crises that the world has seen in the last 10 years, we...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

SATURDAY SOAPBOX

How that Singapore Budget 2018 hongbao could mean more

ONCE I entered the workforce, the annual Chinese New Year red packet from my parents...
PUBLISHED Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Apr 21, 2018 02:33 PM

Wells Fargo's big fine puts fresh focus on power of Trump tweets

[WASHINGTON] For years, Republican lawmakers and regulators have groused about big corporate fines, arguing that they...
Apr 21, 2018 01:47 PM

ECB is said to see scope to wait for July to signal end of QE

[FRANKFURT] European Central Bank policy makers see scope to wait until their July meeting to announce how they'll...
Apr 21, 2018 12:56 PM

Apple's shares slip again as concern mounts over iPhone sales

[TORONTO] Apple Inc fell for the third day after analysts at Morgan Stanley cut their forecasts for iPhone shipments,...
Apr 21, 2018 12:49 PM

US grain ships change direction mid-voyage after China tariffs

[CHICAGO] At least two ships loaded with sorghum have changed course while sailing across the Indian Ocean after China...
Apr 21, 2018 11:56 AM

Takeda adds more cash in boosting Shire bid over US$60b

[LONDON] Takeda Pharmaceutical Co sweetened its offer for drugmaker Shire Plc to more than US$60 billion after three...
Apr 21, 2018 11:47 AM

India's ATMs are running out of cash. Again.

[NEW DELHI] For the second time in 18 months, India has a shortage of cash. And like last time, economists say, it...
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