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Foodtech startups: Too many chefs in the kitchen?

IT'S just after midweek - chances are, you're already weary of the lunch...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

2017 a bumper year for insurance par fund returns

2017 has turned out to be a robust year for policyholders of traditional participating (...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Leading corporate lights crowned

RESORTS World Sentosa was the venue of several coronations on Wednesday evening - a Who...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

CapitaLand bags 4 awards, DBS strikes 'royal flush' at Singapore Corporate Awards

MAINBOARD-listed CapitaLand was one of the biggest winners at the 13th annual Singapore...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Toll group's S$228m hub takes logistics to new level

AUTOMATION and efficiency are at the heart of the Tuas-based Toll City, the S$228 million...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

MAS joining the dots on illicit fund flows with data analytics

ONLY connect. This perhaps sums up the potential behind the use of data analytics and...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

COEs for cars rebound; Cat A premium up 30.8%

CERTIFICATE of entitlement (COE) prices for cars ended higher at the latest tender on...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

The greatest auto show on earth

THE SUN was beating down relentlessly in the little French town of Le Mans two weekends...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Sias urges Shanghai Turbo shareholders to reject proposal to remove board

MINORITY shareholders of Shanghai Turbo Enterprises have been urged by the Securities...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Programme launched to lift Singapore food manufacturing skills

MINISTER for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Wednesday rolled out the skills...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

New AI lab to leverage Grab and NUS data

AMID tussles with various South-east Asian governments over its potential monopolistic...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

As Amazon slashes prices, Bezos sees jump in wealth

AS Amazon marked its "Prime Day" with price cuts across a range of products,...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Trump is the biggest buyer of political ads on Facebook

IT IS official: President Donald Trump is the single biggest political advertiser on...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

A new norm for SGD corporate perps

THE Singdollar corporate bond market is a lot less frothy now than it was a year ago, but...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Dilution gain boosts Keppel T&T Q2 profit to S$26m

KEPPEL Telecommunications & Transportation (Keppel T&T) spent more on operations...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI flat as investors stay on sidelines

SINGAPORE stocks opened higher on Wednesday, but a lack of direction and drivers pared...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Soilbuild Business Space Reit | Buy
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Bullish comments by Fed's Powell boost US dollar

THE dollar rose to a three-week high on Wednesday, as demand increased after upbeat...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Lion Global launches active low-cost multi-asset funds

LION Global Investors has launched an actively managed multi-asset fund series with a...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Vibrant's auditors note irregularities in certain Blackgold units

AUDITORS of Vibrant Ltd were unable to complete an audit of the company's financial...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Manufacturing Integration Technology to sell semicon business

MANUFACTURING Integration Technology is looking to dispose of its semiconductor business...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Koufu shares close flat at S$0.63 on trading debut

SHARES in FOOD court operator Koufu Group closed flat at S$0.63 on the company's...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

NORDIC Group recently clinched S$13 million of contracts, the oil and gas engineering...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

CIMB answers queries on latest advisory letter in Vard takeover bid

THE independent financial adviser in Vard Holdings' proposed delisting has given its...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Kentish Green joins en bloc fray

KENTISH Green on Oxford Road has joined the roster of developments here trying for a...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Indonesian central bank aims to revive country's sluggish property market

AS Indonesia's central bank drives up interest rates to defend a fragile currency,...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

4 shophouses opposite Singapore Khalsa Association for sale

A ROW of four adjoining freehold conservation shophouses at Nos 15, 17, 19 and 21...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Nature to play big part in future HDB estates

HOUSING Board estates and nature are set to be intertwined under an updated framework...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Goldman Sachs names David Solomon as new CEO

GOLDMAN Sachs named David Solomon as its new chief executive on Tuesday, implementing a...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

OCBC launches new online marketplace for mums

OCBC Bank has made its foray into the e-commerce scene with the launch of a new online...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Lloyd Blankfein poised for US$85m payout after Goldman exit as CEO

LLOYD Blankfein could get as much as US$84.7 million in compensation when he departs...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Why investors don't care about crude's drop

CRUDE prices are down yet European oil companies are weathering the slump, signalling a...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Iron ore overpowers bears as trade fight batters commodities

IRON ore has become the odd man out as a spike in global trade tensions hurts commodities...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Vitol partners Peabody to grind coal

VITOL Group, the biggest independent oil trader, and mining giant Peabody Energy Corp are...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

In China, yellow robots deliver snacks to your home

ALONG a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow and black cube...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

EU fines Google record 4.34b euros in Android case

EUROPEAN Union regulators hit Google with a record 4.34 billion euros (S$6.8 billion)...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Chip equipment maker ASML sees stronger growth ahead

ASML Holding NV, a supplier of equipment to the world's biggest chipmakers, reported...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Casinos face last milestone in Japan on road to legalisation

JAPANESE lawmakers are expected to pass a casino Bill that is the final hurdle for the...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Swatch Group sees Asia, US fuelling sales growth this year

OMEGA watch maker Swatch Group said it expected strong demand in Asia and America to keep...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

SIA to add 4th daily flight to Tokyo's Haneda; A380 to service Osaka route

IN a bid to meet growing travel demand between Singapore and Japan, Singapore Airlines (...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Tiffany & Co banks on jewellery lab for new designs and a way out of its rut

AT Tiffany & Co's new workshop in Manhattan, jewellers sit at wooden desks...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Safety issues still loom for futuristic air travel

BEFORE flying Ubers can zip people over crowded city streets, regulators and planemakers...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

easyJet lifts profit forecast as rivals falter

BRITISH low-cost airline easyJet raised its profit guidance on Wednesday, forecasting...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

China EV battery boom set to turn ugly as subsidies revised

CHINA'S electric-vehicle (EV) battery sector is set for a brutal reshuffle as the...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Tame UK inflation knocks BOE rate hike expectations

BRITISH inflation unexpectedly held steady last month, denting market confidence about a...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

US 'especially vulnerable' in trade war, says IMF chief

THE US economy is "especially vulnerable" to damage from the burgeoning global...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Modi to face no-confidence vote as opposition ramps up pressure

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi's government faces a no-confidence vote on Friday as...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Malaysia's June inflation rate at three-year low, but rate cut unlikely

MALAYSIA'S annual inflation rate slowed to its lowest in more than three years in...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

EU sets provisional import duties on Chinese e-bikes

THE European Union will impose duties from Thursday on Chinese electric bicycles in a...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

COMPANY OF GOOD

RWS leverages its areas of specialisation to help needy

THOSE who are able to swim, or have at least conquered their fear of water, no doubt...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

McQueen, suicide and the celebrity fairy tale's dark side

WHEN celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion icon Kate Spade killed themselves within...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

EDITORIAL

Khazanah Nasional faces crossroads amid potential assets sale

SADDLED with government liabilities that exceed RM1 trillion (S$337 billion), Malaysia...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Ethical use of AI can augment, not kill jobs

THE fourth season of Netflix's Black Mirror gave a sneak peek into a very possible...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

A president with no shame and a party with no spine

IF your puppy makes a mess on your carpet and you shout "Bad dog", there is a...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

Nato needs new thinking, not new money

HEADLINES around the world have said it all: "chaos", "turmoil",...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

As the world moves forward on trade, US policy stagnates

"THE growing wave of populism globally means that Singapore has to work with like-...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Brexit and the problem of sovereignty

THE Brexit model espoused in the UK government's White Paper opens a path to a close...
PUBLISHED Jul 19, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jul 19, 2018 03:26 PM

Coca-Cola Zero, Play-Doh among Singapore's best-selling items on Amazon's Prime Day

COCA-Cola Zero, Kleenex toilet rolls and Play-Doh playsets were among the best-selling items in Singapore during Prime...
Jul 19, 2018 01:36 PM

Malaysia issues arrest warrants for 2 ex-1MDB executives: source

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysian investigators are said to have issued arrest warrants for two former executives of troubled...
Jul 19, 2018 01:31 PM

SoftBank's Son says Japan is 'stupid' for not allowing ride-sharing

[TOKYO] SoftBank Group Corp chief executive Masayoshi Son slammed on Thursday the Japanese government's ride-...
Jul 19, 2018 01:11 PM

Singapore stocks: STI resumes Thursday afternoon at 3,271.72, up 1%

SINGAPORE stocks resumed trading Thursday afternoon on higher ground, with the Straits Times Index moving up one per...
Jul 19, 2018 01:10 PM

Singapore ratifies CPTPP trade deal to become 3rd nation to do so after Mexico and Japan

SINGAPORE has ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), becoming the...
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