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BT OUTLOOK 2018

Banks sing auld lang syne amid existential question: what is a bank?

THREE years ago, McKinsey took the view that while fintechs would hurt the margins of...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

PE fund aims to fill gap in energy and chemicals sector

SEEING a gap in the current growth strategy for Singapore's energy and chemicals (E...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

Fresh beginnings with new fee guide for doctors

AFTER a decade, Singapore is back where it started on the prickly issue of benchmarks for...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Stronger US economy could spur earlier Fed hike in 2018: survey

A STRENGTHENING US economy may spur the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates twice in...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Three Singapore firms in Deloitte's 2017 ranking of fastest-growing Asia-Pac tech firms

THREE homegrown companies have made it to Deloitte's 2017 Asia Pacific Technology...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Bitcoin surges past US$18,000 in debut on Chicago bourse

BITCOIN surged past US$18,000 after making its debut on a major global exchange but was...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Trial under way for car clearance at checkpoints to go high-tech

ROBOTIC arms, biometric scanners and facial detection technology may soon greet drivers...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore competition panel lifts curbs on car service and repairs

COME next year, drivers will be able to fix their cars at a workshop of their choice -...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Trafigura sees higher volatility in oil market next year

OVERSUPPLY and relatively low volatility in the oil market reduced margins and arbitrage...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Asian equities set for 'bullish' road ahead driven by earnings

WITH inflationary pressures building up in 2018, the Asian equities market is set for a...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Fullerton Health to buy 60% stake in Intellicare Group

CORPORATE healthcare solutions provider Fullerton Health announced on Monday it has...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

IRAS appoints Ng Wai Choong as new commissioner and CEO

THE Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) on Monday announced that Ng Wai Choong...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

New flats and new role for Dakota Crescent estate

ONE of Singapore's oldest public housing estates, Dakota Crescent, will receive a...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

STOCKS

HOT STOCK

ComfortDelGro rises on Uber deal; analysts keep ratings unchanged

THE decision to take a majority 51 per cent stake in Uber's car rental business Lion...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Minorities in the dark over Datapulse's fate

IF SANTA (bear with me; it's the Christmas season afterall) were keeping track of...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Centurion prices Hong Kong IPO shares at HK$3.18; offer 4.1 times subscribed

DORMITORY developer Centurion Corp has priced its secondary-listing offer in Hong Kong at...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

SingHaiyi, shareholders take 9.9% stake in Cromwell for A$169m

MAINBOARD-LISTED real estate group SingHaiyi has, in conjunction with Haiyi Holdings,...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Keppel O&M wins S$130m contracts

KEPPEL Offshore & Marine's (O&M) two wholly-owned subsidiaries have won...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

TECHNICS Oil & Gas Limited has applied to the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI climbs to 2 1/2-year high

THE Singapore market echoed the upward trend in the US and European markets amid strong...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

ComfortDelGro is forming a joint venture with Uber Technologies Inc through the...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar snaps 5-day rising streak

THE dollar edged lower against a basket of currencies on Monday, snapping a five-day...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Clearbridge Health IPO prices 88m shares at S$0.28 each

CLEARBRIDGE Health is raising net proceeds of S$21.4 million through an initial public...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

ComfortDelGro rises on Uber deal; analysts keep ratings unchanged

THE decision to take a majority 51 per cent stake in Uber's car rental business Lion...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Uber's taxi U-turn sets a better path in South-east Asia

UBER'S entire business has been predicated on flooring it right at the establishment...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Everbright Water bags contract for 70m yuan BOT project in Dezhou, China

CHINA Everbright Water has clinched a contract for a 70 million yuan (S$14.3 million)...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Woh Hup unit launches VC fund, invests in co-living startup

WOH Hup unit Aurum Investments has launched a double-digit multi-million venture capital...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

China's HNA to acquire all CWT shares from 'dissenting shareholders'

CHINESE conglomerate HNA Group has exercised its legal rights to acquire all shares from...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

China's November vehicle sales edge up; industry body sees weak spell ahead

CHINA'S vehicle sales grew a slow 0.7 per cent in November, prompting an industry...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Centurion prices Hong Kong IPO shares at HK$3.18; offer 4.1 times subscribed

DORMITORY developer Centurion Corp has priced its secondary-listing offer in Hong Kong at...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

SingHaiyi, shareholders take 9.9% stake in Cromwell for A$169m

MAINBOARD-LISTED real estate group SingHaiyi has, in conjunction with Haiyi Holdings,...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Woh Hup unit launches VC fund, invests in co-living startup

WOH Hup unit Aurum Investments has launched a double-digit multi-million venture capital...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

London property market likely to stay weak in 2018

LONDON'S property market is in for another rough ride next year, according to...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

SC Global makes maiden acquisition in Tokyo's Ginza

UPMARKET Singapore-based property group SC Global Developments has acquired a 12-storey...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

China rental push spurs new breed of property bonds

CHINA'S push to develop the rental housing sector is offering cash-strapped property...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Sweden braces itself for property market's 'November Noir'

ANYONE with a stake in Sweden's property market should make space for Thursday in...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

GGP rejects Brookfield Property's US$14.8b buyout offer: sources

GGP Inc, one of the largest owners and operators of US shopping centres, has rejected a...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

SoftBank's Saudi links may mean cash after purge

BILLIONAIRE Masayoshi Son may be getting closer to achieving his dream of making SoftBank...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

GBP takes a pounding from Brexit

THE British pound has more in common with the Colombian peso and the Polish zloty than...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Validus licensed to deal in securities in Singapore

VALIDUS Capital announced on Monday that it has been awarded a full Capital Markets...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Danske's wealth management robot now has 11,500 clients

IN just over half a year, Danske Bank A/S has attracted 11,500 clients to an investment...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Mineral Resources bids for Australian gas firm AWE

AUSTRALIA'S Mineral Resources has made an all-share bid for domestic gas producer...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

Small Canadian miners in pole position for electric vehicle battery demand

CANADIAN developers of cobalt and lithium mines stand to benefit from a round of...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Monsanto offers cash to US farmers who use controversial chemical

MONSANTO Co will give cash back to US farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Chinese steel rebounds as output curbs deepen, iron ore dips

CHINESE steel futures bounced back on Monday after a three-day drop as output cuts in the...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Woh Hup unit launches VC fund, invests in co-living startup

WOH Hup unit Aurum Investments has launched a double-digit multi-million venture capital...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM
UBER MOVES

Uber in court to fight for London operation

UBER will defend its right to operate in London in a court hearing on Monday after the...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Comfort needs to reinvent itself before it becomes a museum piece

MINIATURES of ComfortDelgro Corp taxis are popular children's toys in Singapore. Not...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Net neutrality's holes in Europe may offer peek at future in US

LAST spring, Swedes got a tantalising offer: If they subscribed to Sweden's biggest...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Hospital operators in merger talks to form US industry leader: WSJ

ASCENSION Health and Providence St Joseph Health are in talks about a merger between the...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Philippines defied local specialists' advice in pursuing dengue immunisation programme

AS SHE announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunise one million children...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Bluebird, Celgene myeloma therapy improves with time, study finds

A novel therapy from Bluebird Bio Inc and Celgene Corp for patients nearing death from an...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Keppel O&M wins S$130m contracts

KEPPEL Offshore & Marine's (O&M) two wholly-owned subsidiaries have won...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

ComfortDelGro rises on Uber deal; analysts keep ratings unchanged

THE decision to take a majority 51 per cent stake in Uber's car rental business Lion...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Uber's taxi U-turn sets a better path in South-east Asia

UBER'S entire business has been predicated on flooring it right at the establishment...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Maersk sees falling rates in bearish sign for trade

THE world's largest container shipping line said that international freight rates...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

VW chief says German govt should end subsidies for diesel cars

THE chief executive of Volkswagen said on Sunday that the German government should...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

China's November vehicle sales edge up; industry body sees weak spell ahead

CHINA'S vehicle sales grew a slow 0.7 per cent in November, prompting an industry...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Cathay Pacific extends pilot housing allowances for a year

HONG KONG's Cathay Pacific Airways said on Monday that it will continue paying...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

How safe is 'safe enough' to put driverless cars on the roads?

THERE'S a number that is all the buzz these days in the world of autonomous vehicles...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Will middle-class Americans notice the tax cut?

A FUNNY thing happened when Congress approved a tax cut for the middle class eight years...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Japan's US$150b ETF binge seen slowing next year

AS STOCKS surge and consumer prices inch higher, investors say it's time for the...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Myanmar to delay law allowing more foreign investment

MYANMAR will delay a long-awaited reform that would open the door further to foreign...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Manhattan blast set off by man wearing explosives

AN EXPLOSIVE detonated near New York City's Times Square subway station Monday...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Current US policy on Russia and China spurs them to band together

The efforts in the 1970s by then US president Richard Nixon and his adviser, Henry...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

At Ailey, a dance set to Coltrane finds a sombre radiance

JOHN Coltrane and David Byrne aren't casual choices for a choreographer looking for...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

For Berliners, life in techno capital is not always a party

PARTY-GOERS and tourists love Berlin, the capital of techno and home to a vibrant art...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

SME

Model of an agency owner

NOT many agencies in Singapore would call themselves a "mother agency", but...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Why business in Asia is changing (for the better)

WHILE attending the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings in Da Nang, Vietnam...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Minorities in the dark over Datapulse's fate

IF SANTA (bear with me; it's the Christmas season afterall) were keeping track of...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Uber's taxi U-turn sets a better path in South-east Asia

UBER'S entire business has been predicated on flooring it right at the establishment...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Trump and Jerusalem: much ado about nothing

ONCE again, the mainstream media have reacted with all-too-familiar hysteria to a...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Low expectations from WTO Ministerial

IF the WTO's 11th Ministerial Conference did not exist, there would be little reason...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Current US policy on Russia and China spurs them to band together

The efforts in the 1970s by then US president Richard Nixon and his adviser, Henry...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Is Singapore ready as the GDPR deadline draws near?

AS Singapore works towards becoming a Smart Nation, it is important to strike a balance...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Powering up governance in Asean with digitalisation

AS THE ASSOCIATION of South-east Asian Nations celebrates 50 years of its establishment...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM

Both public and private sectors must lead in implementing Paris deal

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron is hosting a major One Planet climate summit on Tuesday...
PUBLISHED Dec 12, 2017 05:50 AM
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