Saturday, Mar 03, 2018

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SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: Pact scheme to include tie-ups among SMEs

PARTNERSHIPS among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups will qualify for the...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Manufacturing expands for 18th straight month in February but pace of growth slows

THE manufacturing sector started 2018 on a high and is still powering along, albeit at a...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: Productivity Solutions Grant to cover six sectors first

AN INITIAL S$110 million will be set aside over the next three years for the new...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: Infrastructure Office to be launched in October

AS A LEADING financial centre, Singapore is uniquely placed to address the problems...
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SINGAPORE BUDGET 2018

Singapore Budget 2018: No 'test balloons' on GST tax hike, says Swee Keat

FINANCE Minister Heng Swee Keat has asked whether Workers' Party chairman Sylvia Lim...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

US Fed's Powell sees 'no evidence' of overheating economy

FEDERAL Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he sees no signs the US economy is...
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Singapore to pursue deeper ties with EU as Asean chair

THE time is right for Asean and the European Union (EU) to pursue greater region-to-...
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EU hopes trade deal with Singapore will enter into force this year

THE European Union (EU) hopes that its free-trade deal with Singapore will enter into...
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Apple Macs, Hershey's Kisses and Bud beer caught up in aluminium tariff plan

US President Donald Trump says his proposed aluminum and steel tariffs are about putting...
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Winners and losers from new tariffs

PRODUCERS such as Nucor, AK Steel Holding and US Steel will reap the benefits. They have...
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May wants reciprocal binding trade agreements after Brexit

BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that Britain's future trading...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Changi Airport fee hikes could hurt passenger demand: Jetstar group CEO

Changi Airport announced on Wednesday that the revenue from these fees would go towards...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Three Datapulse investors move to rally the troops

THREE minority shareholders led by retired human resource manager Chew Ah Kong, who...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Frasers Property's Thai unit prices 3 more debenture offerings totalling up to 5b baht

FRASERS Property said on Friday that its subsidiary, Frasers Property Holdings (Thailand...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Oei Hong Leong withdraws acceptance for his IPC shares

TYCOON Oei Hong Leong has pulled out of a deal for his shares in mainboard-listed IPC...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

LafargeHolcim CEO launches overhaul, takes big Q4 charge

LAFARGEHOLCIM aims to grow faster than the overall market and cut costs under a five-year...
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Ipco boots out CFO, names new investor as finance chief

MAINBOARD-LISTED Ipco International has dismissed its executive director and chief...
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YCH Group, Forchn Holdings join forces to deepen Belt and Road Initiative investments

SUPPLY chain management company YCH Group and e-commerce logistics services firm Forchn...
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China's CEFC Shanghai International downgraded after its bond trade is suspended

A MAJOR Chinese credit ratings agency downgraded CEFC Shanghai International Group on...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Infineon launches chip venture with Chinese carmaker SAIC

GERMAN chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG is teaming up with SAIC Motor Corp Ltd, China...
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Corporate digest

COSCO Shipping International (S) Co has exercised its right to acquire the shares held by...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI tumbles nearly 1% amid global sell-off on tariff tremor

THE Singapore market was not spared from the sharp selloff in global equities after US...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Singapore Medical Group > Buy
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REAL ESTATE

FEC Properties snags Hollandia collective sale site for S$183.4m

The sale price for Hollandia translates to a land rate of S$1,703 per square foot per...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Wuhan to implement transparent mortgage payments to rein in soaring prices

HOUSING authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan plan a measure requiring...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Beckham's MLS partner eyes new Miami stadium sites

ENGLISH football star David Beckham's five-year quest to bring a Major League Soccer...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Saudi builder Jabal Omar to close Umm Al Qura merger deal in 2018

JABAL OMAR Development, one of Saudi Arabia's largest listed property developers,...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Australia home prices fall for fifth month in February

HOME prices across Australia's major cities fell for a fifth straight month in...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
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CONSUMER

THE BROAD VIEW

'Success' on YouTube still means a life of poverty

DO your children dream of YouTube stardom? Do them a favour: Crush that ambition now.
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

THE BROAD VIEW

Flying taxis may be years away, but the groundwork is gaining pace

FLYING cars are just starting to inch their way out of science fiction. But that is not...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

A priceless way to engage customers

WHEN it comes to sponsoring major sporting events around the world, Mastercard is leaving...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

The world of luxury carpets gets the rug pulled out from under it

EVEN in an increasingly expensive New York, US$3.5 million still pays for a lot, like a 2...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM
DISRUPTED

All plant, no plastic

SOME signs are subtle, like the "NZ roads are different. Allow more time" ones...
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OFFBEAT

Mighty morphin' power angbaos

"WHERE got such thing?!" my mum exclaimed at the dinner table, when my brother...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Goddess to the rescue

SHE has been hailed as a "Green Goddess" in China in recognition of her leading...
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INVESTING & WEALTH

From guns to climate, companies are taking on issues govt won't

IN the weeks since the Parkland school shooting, big US companies have found themselves...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM
FUND WATCH

Rebalance your portfolio amid rising rates and rising volatility

WHILE I cautioned on misguided expectations of a low yield environment and the risks...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

The multi-asset manager meets the monkey

FEBRUARY'S spike in market volatility, correction in equity markets and increase in...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

Bitcoin has entered the awkward adolescence stage

LAST autumn, as cryptocurrencies seemed on the brink of a linkage with the traditional...
PUBLISHED Mar 3, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Apr 23, 2018 03:46 PM

Prince William's wife Kate taken to hospital to give birth to third child

[LONDON] Kate, the wife of Prince William, was admitted to hospital on Monday to give birth to the couple's third...
Apr 23, 2018 03:21 PM

Seoul: Stocks ease on foreign selloff; won edges down

[SEOUL] South Korea's KOSPI stock index weakened on Monday. The won slumped against the dollar while bond yields...
Apr 23, 2018 03:13 PM

Asbestos found on St John's Island, more than half of the island sealed

DEBRIS containing a potentially toxic compound was recently found on St John's Island, leading the authorities to...
Apr 23, 2018 03:11 PM

Remittance payments hit record in 2017: World Bank

[WASHINGTON] Payments from immigrants back to their home countries rebounded to reach a new record in 2017 but the...
Apr 23, 2018 03:02 PM

Philips Q1 results beat estimates on strong China growth

[AMSTERDAM] Dutch health technology company Philips' first-quarter results beat expectations on Monday, as...
Apr 23, 2018 02:54 PM

Australian shares end higher on financials, materials; NZ falls

[BENGALURU] Australian shares rallied on Monday, with financials accounting for most of the gains, while materials...
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