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SINGAPORE FINTECH FESTIVAL 2018

E-payment war morphing from single to paired fighters

THE e-payment fight has taken on a new complexion. Facing each other on the frontlines...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore, China deepen ties with upgraded FTA, other pacts

SINGAPORE and China deepened bilateral relations further on Monday with several...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE FINTECH FESTIVAL 2018

Singapore's fintech drive arcs towards financial inclusion

THE fintech wave will cast a wider net to capture smaller corporates cut off from...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE FINTECH FESTIVAL 2018

More work needed in regulations, industry to grab blockchain opportunities: panel

BLOCKCHAIN is no longer just a hype. There are real opportunities in using the technology...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE FINTECH FESTIVAL 2018

Banks told to shed 'legacy stuff' for real innovation to happen

FINANCIAL institutions need to adapt their culture in the age of disruption in order to...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

BT to introduce new subscription plans

THE Business Times (BT) will be introducing a new set of subscription plans from next...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM
ASEAN SUMMIT 2018

Businesses must do their part for greater Asean integration: PM Lee

BEING beneficiaries of Asean integration and openness, Asean businesses should get used...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM
ASEAN SUMMIT 2018

Asean on track to realise 2025 vision of free and open trade

THREE agreements sewn up on Monday were billed as part of Asean's growing economic...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

GIC, CPF, Temasek among Asia's top 10 asset owners

ASIA-PACIFIC assets comprise more than a third of the discretionary funds under...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Retail sales inch up in Sept after two months of decline

SINGAPORE retail sales finally returned to expansionary territory in September after two...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Smarter transportation critical for Emerging Asia's growth

THE gross domestic product in Asean is estimated to grow by an annual average of 5.2 per...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

PM Lee, Mahathir reaffirm strong ties between Singapore and Malaysia

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad reaffirmed...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Raising yard capacity in downturn a tough call

NOTHING can be taken for granted in the cyclical offshore and marine (O&M) sector.
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Halcyon Agri Q3 profit down 75.8%

MAINBOARD-LISTED rubber supplier Halcyon Agri Corporation's net profit dived 75.8...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Changing hands

Tracking fund flows in the Singapore stock market
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Wilmar posts 10.7% jump in Q3 profit

AGRI-giant Wilmar International's net profit for the third quarter jumped 10.7 per...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Valuetronics reports 12.8% drop in Q2 net profit

VALUETRONICS Holdings' net profit decreased 12.8 per cent for the second quarter...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Sinarmas Land's Q3 profit falls 25.7%

LOWER revenue, higher finance cost, and a weakening of the Indonesia rupiah dampened...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

China Everbright Water net profit up 18% in Q3

SINGAPORE-listed China Everbright Water has posted a net profit of HK$144.3 million (S$25...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

SASSEUR Reit on Monday announced a distribution per unit (DPU) of 1.542 Singapore cents...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Asian markets close mixed, STI slips 0.3%

ASIAN markets started the week mixed and currencies retreated after news over the weekend...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

CDL's Q3 results were in-line with our expectations. Profit after tax and minority...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar hits 16-month high

THE US dollar rallied to a 16-month high on Monday as investors positioned for a Federal...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Thomson Medical Group proposes to spin off property businesses

MAIN-BOARD listed Thomson Medical Group unveiled a proposal before trading opened on...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Mandarin Gardens raises en bloc asking price to S$2.79b

IF the owners of the Mandarin Gardens condominium have their way, the 99-year leasehold...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Canada's Avison Young buys UK's GVA

AVISON Young Canada has agreed to buy London-based GVA in its biggest deal yet as the...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

CapitaLand wins bid for prime Guangzhou site while expanding footprint

CAPITALAND has won a prime mixed-use, 4.7 hectare site in Guangzhou, China, for 882...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Pagoda Street shophouses go on the market

JLL, as the appointed exclusive marketing agent, is calling for offers to buy two prime...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Thai developers pouring billions into retail space

THAILAND'S new ultra-luxurious Iconsiam shopping complex opened its doors last...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Billionaire American families seek profit from Brexit chaos

QUAY House in London's Canary Wharf is a two-storey glass box nestled among some of...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Blockchain could speed up homebuying, lower costs once hurdles are cleared

ANYONE who has ever bought or sold a home knows how expensive and drawn out that can be...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Queens neighbourhood wary of Amazon coming to town

NEW York's Long Island City, where Amazon is tipped to set up a new home, is a...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

World's biggest firms plan to get down with WeWork effect

THE biggest employers on the planet see a future filled with free beer and new age...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

China signals tougher measures to shore up yuan

CHINA signalled tougher management of the yuan, dropping a phrase underlining the...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Meet the robot who trades bonds better than you can

THE robots have just got a step closer to managing your money.
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

E-wallets yet to take off in Singapore: Worldpay report

E-WALLETS or mobile wallets have yet to change payment habits among Singapore consumers,...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

SAP to buy customer sentiment tracker Qualtrics for US$8b

GERMAN business software company SAP will buy Qualtrics International Inc for US$8...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

SoftBank launches US$21b IPO of Japan mobile unit

TELECOMS giant SoftBank will list shares in its Japanese mobile unit next month in a sale...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Macron, tech giants launch initiative to fix internet ills

FRANCE and US technology giants including Microsoft on Monday urged world governments and...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

In China's Himalayas, a wine 'flying above the clouds'

A US$300 bottle of wine sold in the US and Europe is made in the unlikeliest of places:...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

'Exceptional' white truffle sold for 85,000 euros

A RARE 850 gramme white truffle was auctioned for 85,000 euros (S$132,700) in the Italian...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Global consortium to bid for rail link in Thailand

BILLIONAIRE Dhanin Chearavanont's Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group) is teaming up...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Germany's vehicle rebound may be stung by trade tensions, China's slowdown

THE car industry is steering the German economy again.
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Thousands rally to back Italy-France high-speed train project

TENS of thousands of people rallied in the north Italian city of Turin on Saturday to...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Air India ops director stopped from piloting flight after failing breath tests

A SENIOR pilot who is also director of operations for Air India, and has had...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Vietnam becomes 7th country to ratify Trans-Pacific trade deal

VIETNAM'S lawmaking body, the National Assembly, on Monday unanimously ratified a...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Suu Kyi beckons investors to Myanmar despite troubles

MYANMAR'S Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday implored foreign investors to take a punt on...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Theresa May stares into Brexit abyss as domestic opposition mounts

PRIME Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy came under attack from all sides on...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

SUNBURST 2018

Never a dull moment at Sunburst 2018

HAILED of as "one of Singapore's finest musicians", 26-year-old pianist...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Neon Lights fest still dazzles despite downpour

SOMEBODY must have forgotten to plant some chilli in the ground because this year's...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

SME

Being agile helps power JustLogin's performance

LOOKING back to its founding days in 1999, JustLogin seemed a company ahead of its time...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

Myth of China's forced technology transfer

EVEN as observers in developed countries criticise US President Donald Trump's use...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Asean Smart Cities Initiative will benefit region's big and small players

AS HAS always been the case, this week's Asean summit will be a hectic week for the...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

It's not the economy, stupid!

ONE lesson of the midterm elections is that economic growth is losing its power to unite...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

Yangon Stock Exchange opens up to the world

THE Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) is expected to give foreign investors a New Year's...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Global order under stress on WW1 anniversary

SEVENTY heads of state and government, including Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin,...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

S-E Asia's imminent Fintech boom needs a robust IT and data centre support infrastructure

CASHLESS payment options and e-wallets seem to have proliferated every part of our lives...
PUBLISHED Nov 13, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Nov 13, 2018 08:55 AM

Golden Agri-Resources sinks into the red with US$53.92m Q3 loss

GOLDEN Agri-Resources slipped into the red for the third quarter despite an increase in revenue.
Nov 13, 2018 08:45 AM

Stocks to watch: CapitaLand, Oxley, Wilmar, Boustead, Metro, Golden Agri

THE following companies saw new developments which may affect trading of their shares on Tuesday:
Nov 13, 2018 08:41 AM

Tokyo: Nikkei down over 3% after Wall Street sell-off

[TOKYO] Tokyo's Nikkei index dropped more than three per cent shortly after the open on Tuesday, with investors...
Nov 13, 2018 08:37 AM

Kellogg becomes latest food company to look at slimming down

[NEW YORK] Kellogg is looking for buyers of its cookies and fruit snacks businesses as the cereal maker seeks to...
Nov 13, 2018 08:35 AM

Robots are coming for Europe’s jobs

[RIGA, LATVIA] Robots are coming for people's jobs in Europe, and the countries in the ex-communist east are...
Nov 13, 2018 08:16 AM

CapitaLand teams up with GIC to buy Shanghai’s tallest twin towers for 12.8b yuan

CAPITALAND, through an investment fund, is teaming up with GIC to acquire Shanghai’s tallest twin towers for 12.8...
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