Friday, Mar 09, 2018

TOP STORIES

Gap between large firms and SMEs continues to widen: study

THE gap between Singapore's small and medium-sized enterprises and bigger firms...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Short cuts for a new take on branding, in BT Weekend

THE video scrolls on your social media feed, and unfolds into what looks like an episode...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM
EYE ON GLOBAL TRADE: NEWS ANALYSIS

CPTPP more crucial than before amid rising protectionism

AT 2am this Friday morning, Singapore time (3pm on March 8 in Chile), the remaining 11...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM
EYE ON GLOBAL TRADE

A trade war will hurt US: China warns

CHINA warned the United States on Thursday that everyone will be harmed if President...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM
EYE ON GLOBAL TRADE: COMMENTARY

The art of trade war

AS the world's largest economies stumble toward an all-out trade war, President...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Temasek, GIC 'in talks to buy stake in social media star Salt Bae's steakhouse'

SINGAPORE'S Temasek Holdings and GIC are said to be close to buying a minority stake...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM
RIDE HAILING FIGHT

Grab 'close to deal for Uber's South-east Asia business'

GRAB, the dominant ride-hailing service in South-east Asia, is close to finalising a deal...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

SoftBank grabs a ticket to ride, and Uber is stranded

WHEN your largest shareholder also backs your rivals, and at the same time advises you to...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Time to regulate Uber, Grab given their dominant role today

THAT Singapore could soon impose regulations on private-hire car services Uber and Grab...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Jardine Strategic full-year profit up 50% to US$4.12b

JARDINE Strategic Holdings' (JSH) full-year profit jumped 50 per cent to US$4.12...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Del Monte Pacific swings into the red

FOOD and beverage company Del Monte Pacific on Thursday reversed into the red for the...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

SGX asks Noble to seek IFA opinion on restructuring plans

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) on Thursday has directed commodity trader Noble Group to...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Dairy Farm posts 'disappointing' result

RETAIL group Dairy Farm International Holdings has, by its own admission, put up a "...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

SHAREHOLDERS of disk drive maker Datapulse Technology have been invited to a dialogue...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

Creative shares down 16.5%

SHARES in Creative Technology fell 16.5 per cent, or S$1.17 to S$5.91 apiece on Thursday...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

HSBC launches SGD income bond fund

HSBC has launched a Singapore dollar income bond fund for retail investors, adding to a...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

YuuZoo paints bright future at investor dialogue

ONLINE platform YuuZoo has sought to paint a brighter future for the group at a...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

CSE Global to keep FY18 payout at 2.75 cents if its cash allows

CSE Global on Thursday reiterated that it is "willing to ride through this difficult...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

SGX's February daily average value highest since May 2013

THE daily average value of securities traded on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) in February...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI draws relief from hopes of tariff exemptions

STOCK markets in Asia recovered ground on Thursday, drawing relief from positive US job...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

We maintain our buy call on CityDev with target price of S$15.40 as we fine-tune our...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Euro hovers as market focuses on ECB meeting

THE euro hovered near US$1.24 on Thursday as the dollar recovered after the White House...
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REAL ESTATE

Phase 1 of Nim Collection to be launched at average of S$2.8-S$3m

AS the first developer to launch its private residential project this year, Bukit...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Frasers Hospitality aims for 13 properties in Middle East

FRASERS Hospitality announced plans on Thursday to double its Middle East footprint to 13...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Don't bet your house on China's property tax just yet

IGNORE the noise. You might not think so from the headlines, but China's long-...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

ARA unit to acquire 19.5% stake in Aussie real estate firm

A WHOLLY owned subsidiary of Singapore-based ARA Asset Management will acquire a 19.5 per...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

HDB resale flat prices fell in Feb, but number sold rose

PRICES of Housing Board (HDB) resale flats dipped slightly for the second month running,...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

UK housing prices slide lower than forecast; fewer homes put up for sale

A CLOSELY watched gauge of British house prices neared a five-year low, and sales look...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Nearly 5% of Vancouver homes deemed vacant amid housing crunch

ABOUT 5 per cent of Vancouver homes stood empty or underutilised in a city grappling with...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Apartment prices in Copenhagen up despite tighter lending rules

AFTER almost six years of negative interest rates, Copenhageners are enjoying a property...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Japan punishes crypto exchanges after hack

JAPANESE authorities on Thursday ordered two cryptocurrency exchanges to suspend...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

BlackRock worries about China tensions as Asia braces for US protectionism

BLACKROCK'S head of China equities, Helen Zhu, is keeping a close eye on US trade...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

China's aluminium exports rise, steel down

CHINA'S aluminium exports grew more than 25 per cent in the first two months of 2018...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Gold slips after hitting 1-week high on trade war fears

GOLD prices slipped on Wednesday after hitting a one-week high on news that a top...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Oil prices tumble, in tandem with Wall Street

OIL prices tumbled on Wednesday as financial markets slid amid concerns that Washington...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

New e-wallets to emerge with common QR code for S'pore: Stripe chief

NEW e-wallet solutions are expected to emerge in Singapore with the launch of SGQR this...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Apple's expanded audit uncovers more serious supplier problems

APPLE Inc said on Wednesday that it has found a higher number of serious violations of...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Amazon to fix its digital assistant's random cackles

AMAZON on Wednesday promised to keep its virtual assistant Alexa from spontaneously...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

In China, retailers cash in on 'she' economy for Women's Day

CHINESE retailers are cashing in on International Women's Day, offering coupons and...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Coca-Cola to launch its first alcoholic drink in Japan

COCA-COLA plans to launch its first ever alcoholic drink in Japan, in a suprising...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Vitamin D linked to lower risk of cancer: study

HIGHER levels of Vitamin D in the blood may be linked to a lower risk of developing...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

Mercedes, BMW racing into US$100,000 coupe market

AS the auto industry prepares for an age of zero emissions, it's the flashy coupes...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Renault-Nissan denies talks to buy out France

THE Renault and Nissan alliance denied a report that the companies are in talks to buy...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Brazil Senate okays open-skies air deal with US

BRAZIL'S Senate on Wednesday approved an Open Skies agreement between Brazil and the...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

ECB drops easing bias en route to stimulus exit

THE European Central Bank dropped a long-standing pledge on Thursday to increase its bond...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Fed sees moderate inflation as tight job market boosts wages

A TIGHT US labour market was helping lift wages across most of the country through late...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

China Feb exports surge most in 3 years as global trade war fears build

CHINA'S exports unexpectedly surged at the fastest pace in three years in February,...
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Japan Q4 GDP growth revised up, BOJ in no rush to exit easy policy

JAPAN'S economy expanded more than initially estimated in the last quarter of 2017,...
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UK manufacturers plan stock buildup for Brexit

MANY UK manufacturers are considering whether to build up stocks to ease the risk of...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Fashion's frenetic season wraps up in Paris

AFTER four weeks, four countries and hundreds of shows; after protests in Italy and the...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

When designer furniture fails the test of time

ONE famous designer chair is oozing goop. Another has exploded into puffs of foam. A...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Only one stroke at these pools: dog paddle

AN unusual aquatic centre inside a suburban Maryland strip mall has five narrow pools and...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Selling the family business in S-E Asia - pitfalls and a roadmap

GOOD investment opportunities are extremely sought after and privately-owned businesses...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Be mindful nascent recovery in home prices doesn't turn into runaway train

If anyone is in doubt that the property market is roaring back, he needs to look no...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Connectivity can make a big difference to healthcare

TODAY'S digital technologies are expected to offer tremendous potential for the...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

More than a feeling: Design practices to deliver business value

10 design practices that deliver business value
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

A Brexit gentlemen's agreement

IN her latest speech on Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May rejected the prospect...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Trump's tariffs - a triumph of pride over policy

THE controversy over President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on imports of steel (...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Not quite Divine

ARE we in the wrong restaurant, we wonder, as our server lays down some warm, fluffy...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Born in Japan, sake is now brewing in US

AT first glance, Brandon Doughan certainly fits the mold of the professional brewer in...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore Models Redux

TEN years ago, Singapore fashion models were not in high demand. Most labels and show...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Ashish Manchharam

Ashish Manchharam was sold on conservation shophouses before he started buying them. He...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

All That Jazz

The fifth edition of the Singapore International Jazz Festival will once again take place...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Kumar At 50

The funniest man in Singapore turns 50 this year and wants no talk of slowing down.
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Danish Delights

Five documentaries are lined up for this year's Danish Film Festival. The...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Get Creative

Are you creative? Got a great idea for a product that is inspired by Singapore's...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Travel With Purpose

Luxury safari tour operator &Beyond offers a series of tours to African nations that...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Healthy Cuppa

If you need a coffee to wake up in the morning, COMO Cuisine will serve you one that...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Ballet's Finest

The fairy tale ballet of Odette - a swan by day, a lovely maiden by night - continues to...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Pet Hotel

You know it's a good year to be a dog, with luxury hotels such as the Mandarin...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Spring/Summer 2018 Trend Report

"IF THERE IS ANYTHING TO SAY at the moment, let it be with love...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Haute On The Beach

You can wear Zegna to a black tie dinner, board meeting, smart casual lunch and even a...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

High Flier

IT'S NOT EASY to pull off a dual career with finesse, but 29-year-old Mark Wei is...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Hit Makers

Enjoy long summer days with sheer and lightweight layers
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Not Run Of The Mill

JALAN KILANG at Bukit Merah may not be the sexiest address, but it is home to one of...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

Ode To The Past

CLUB STREET is known for its restaurants and bars but is also home to a series of steel-...
PUBLISHED Mar 9, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Apr 25, 2018 10:33 PM

China to cut more taxes to support small and high-tech firms

[BEIJING] China will further reduce taxes to support small firms and high-tech companies, state radio quoted the...
Apr 25, 2018 10:12 PM

Duty Free Q4 net profit falls 47.8% to RM9.3m on unrealised forex loss, absence of one-off gain

AN unrealised foreign exchange loss of RM5.7 million (S$1.9 million) and the absence of a one-off gain from the year-...
Apr 25, 2018 10:00 PM

Corporate titans honoured at Singapore Business Awards

STOCKBROKING pioneer Lim Hua Min, executive chairman of PhillipCapital Group, clinched the Businessman of the Year...
Apr 25, 2018 09:52 PM

US: Dow opens slightly higher on industrial gains

[NEW YORK] The Dow opened slightly higher on Wednesday, boosted by Boeing's 3.4 per cent jump after strong results...
Apr 25, 2018 09:28 PM

Chip Eng Seng shareholders give nod for diversification as unit snags kindergarten deal

CONSTRUCTION and property group Chip Eng Seng Corporation revealed on Wednesday evening that its subsidiary has...
Apr 25, 2018 09:25 PM

Malaysia should look beyond ringgit to draw Chinese to sukuk market

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's Islamic bond market could attract Chinese companies if there were more foreign currency-...
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