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BT EXCLUSIVE

Green bonds issuance: Time for Singapore stat boards to step up

WITH Singapore gearing up to spend billions of dollars in mitigating the impact of...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Private equity for retail: Just because you can do it, doesn't mean you should

IN the current era of ultra-low risk-free rates of return, the financial innovation...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Of China wines raising a buzz and discussions on writing...

THE phrase "Made in China" may not be what you would expect to hear in the same breath...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

With 2 Singapore hotels in the bag, Hoi Hup aims for local portfolio

THE price tag was almost half a billion dollars - a new record - but Hoi Hup Realty...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

UK, EU make last-minute adjustments to forge Brexit deal before summit

UK and European Union (EU) negotiators are making frantic last-minute adjustments to...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

CapitaLand eyes greater presence in China post-ASB merger

OPPORTUNITIES have opened up for CapitaLand - following its merger with Ascendas-...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

S-E Asia a 'goldmine of untapped opportunity': Grab co-founder

EVEN though South-east Asia remains underserved, solutions that are "copy and paste"...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Countries can't just wring their hands over nationalism: EDB chair

TOP economic planner Beh Swan Gin has again urged countries to co-operate with one...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Focusing on basic needs a guard against populism: PM Lee

POPULISM has become an issue in many countries and Singapore has tried hard to guard...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Ascott Reit's retail investors have big say in merger with A-HTrust

MANY retail investors do not realise the importance of submitting their proxy forms or...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Higher rents, Seoul tower contribution boost Keppel Reit's Q3 DPU by 2.9%

HIGHER rentals from Ocean Financial Centre and 275 George Street, and a full quarter...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Soilbuild Reit DPU falls 26% in Q3 after tenant default, rights issue

SOILBUILD Business Space Reit on Wednesday posted a third-quarter distribution per...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Qian Hu posts 72% rise in Q3 net profit to S$301,000

MAINBOARD-LISTED integrated fish service provider Qian Hu reported on Wednesday a 72...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Keppel unit, Allianz in S$1.3b Beijing deal

KEPPEL unit Alpha Investment Partners is jointly acquiring an 85 per cent interest in...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

HK's offshore asset manager CSOP eyes family office business in Singapore

HONG KONG-based offshore asset manager CSOP is ramping up its presence in Singapore to...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

MAS to step up supervision of virtual assets

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is stepping up with its supervisory and...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM
HOT STOCKS

AA Reit plunges 7.4% after S$94.9m placement

UNITS of AIMS Apac Reit (AA Reit) dived to an eight-month low on Wednesday after the...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Rex International soars 15.2% on discovery of oil and gas in Norwegian Sea

SHARES of Catalist-listed Rex International soared on Wednesday after the company...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapura Finance to get 1.6% stake in MatchMove Pay for US$5m

MAINBOARD-listed Singapura Finance will pay US$5 million for a 1.6 per cent stake in...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

BLACKGOLD Natural Resources chairman and chief executive Philip Cecil Rickard is...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

MCT proposing placements to raise at least S$902.3m to fund acquisition

MAPLETREE Commercial Trust (MCT) has proposed an equity fundraising to raise at least...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Ayondo names Dominic Morris as CTO, interim CEO

CATALIST-LISTED trading platform developer Ayondo on Tuesday named Dominic Anthony...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

US earnings lift STI but growth concerns remain

SINGAPORE equities raced ahead on Wednesday boosted by the rally on Wall Street, which...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar near 4-week low as trade tensions simmer

THE US dollar held near a four-week low on Wednesday as trade tension between...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Frasers Property, Hitachi team up to drive digital transformation in Asia-Pac

FRASERS Property Group and Hitachi Asia are investing up to S$50 million each to drive...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Crowds making beeline for Raffles City Chongqing

SHOPPING mall Raffles City Chongqing, CapitaLand's ninth Raffles City development to...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Nassim Road GCB on sale for some S$175m

A TWO-STOREY conservation good class bungalow (GCB) located at 40 Nassim Road is up...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Hong Leong's Midwood condo to have preview ahead of Oct 26 launch

A SIX-DAY preview for Hong Leong Holdings' new 564-unit Midwood condominium - in...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Pound pulls back from rally as Brexit negotiations hit hurdle

THE pound pulled back from a rally as the chances of an imminent Brexit deal faded on...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

JPMorgan sharpens edge on rivals in months jarred by market tumult

MONTHS of market turmoil are pushing JPMorgan Chase & Co even further ahead of the...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Consumer banking powers Citigroup's profit

CITIGROUP Inc reported higher-than-expected earnings on Tuesday on the back of its...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Huawei says nine-month revenue up despite US pressure

CHINESE tech giant Huawei said on Wednesday that its revenue for the first nine months...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

China traders in online sneaker market punish NBA after HK comment

ON OCT 4, a Chinese trader noticed a sharp drop in the price of crypto tokens backed...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Fearful Mexican tech startups shun the spotlight

IN MEXICO'S burgeoning startup scene, publicity is the last thing many entrepreneurs...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Geneva's exclusive watch show to open to public

THE Geneva watch salon is getting a makeover as luxury brands try to stay relevant in...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Warehouse problems resolved after profit slump: ASOS

BRITISH online fashion retailer ASOS said problems with warehouses in the United...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Swiss puts A220s back in service after engine forces grounding

DEUTSCHE Lufthansa AG's Swiss airline is resuming flights with its fleet of Airbus SE...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Production date for Boeing's long-haul 777-8 up in air as Qantas weighs options

THE date of entry into service of Boeing Co's ultra-long-range 777-8 wide-body...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

European car-sales jump masks gloomy outlook for industry

EUROPEAN car sales jumped in September, but the surge had more to do with the year-ago...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

NTUC wants to reach 1.5m members by 2030, through innovation and digitalisation

THE labour movement has set what its chief calls a "bold, ambitious" target of...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Indonesia and S Korea move closer to signing bilateral trade deal

INDONESIA and South Korea took a key step on Wednesday towards a bilateral agreement...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM
LATEST US DATA

US retail sales post first decline in 7 months

US retail sales fell for the first time in seven months in September, which could...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Embattled Hong Kong leader unveils measures to ease housing crunch

HONG Kong chief executive Carrie Lam on Wednesday announced measures aimed at easing a...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Mental health matters at work

WORLD Mental Health Day, organised by the World Federation for Mental Health to raise...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Thief walks out of art gallery with US$20,000 Salvador Dalí etching

FOR an art heist, it was a simple affair. A man ducked into a San Francisco gallery...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Meeting the Mona Lisa for an intimate (virtual) rendezvous

MONA LISA'S lingering smile remains the same, but she is getting a first-of-its-kind...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

Why Brexit risks breaking up Britain

SCOTTISH National Party Leader Nicola Sturgeon confirmed on Tuesday that she will,...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Global economic policymakers are playing with fire

"DON'T do stupid shit." With the last word turned demurely into "stuff", this became...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Consumers wise up to drip pricing, pre-ticked boxes and similar tricks

UPCOMING guidelines on price transparency will be welcomed by any consumer who has...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Six reasons to care about climate-change investing

THE most recent report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

Getting ready for the silver avalanche in Asia

THE silver avalanche is coming to Asia. To give some perspective, it took the UK, US...

PUBLISHED Oct 17, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Oct 17, 2019 12:55 PM

Commonwealth Bank of Australia's pension unit sued over fees

[BENGALURU] Commonwealth Bank of Australia's (CBA) pension unit Colonial First State was sued on Thursday for...

Oct 17, 2019 12:52 PM

Malaysia's property market to pick up as developers build less

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's property paradox may be coming to an end as developers build fewer homes.

Oct 17, 2019 12:49 PM

Teo Chee Hean discusses smart city development, urban transportation with Russian officials

[MOSCOW] Singapore's Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean has held talks with Sergei Ivanov, Russia's Special Presidential...

Oct 17, 2019 12:45 PM

Singapore, US to cooperate on infrastructure finance and market building

[SINGAPORE] Singapore and the United States have inked a pact to strengthen cooperation in infrastructure finance...

Oct 17, 2019 12:40 PM

Singapore hospitality deals hit record S$2.8b in Q3: Colliers

HOSPITALITY deals in Singapore reached the highest level recorded on a quarterly basis, hitting S$2.8 billion in the...

Oct 17, 2019 12:38 PM

Japan defence minister to enter race to succeed PM Shinzo Abe

[TOKYO] Japanese Defence Minister Taro Kono will seek to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as leader of the ruling...

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