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SINGAPORE PROPERTY

Bigger average unit size expected to temper condo prices

THE average size of new private flats outside the central area will have to be at least...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Bulls are not dead yet, but trading calls turning defensive

PRIVATE bank strategists are telling clients to brace for more volatility as higher...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Join the Carrè club this Weekend

Hermès fans, welcome to the club. The Carrè Club that is. One of the biggest and coolest...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM
YIELD RUSH

Temasek's 2.7% bond expected to attract retail investors

WITH Temasek Holdings' 2.7 per cent five-year bond having been heavily subscribed by...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore to attract more tourists with revamped attractions, data analytics

EVEN as Singapore continues to enjoy its status as a choice destination for quality...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Skilled workforce key in shaping future of manufacturing in Singapore

SINGAPORE'S approach towards Industry 4.0 is "not simply about technology...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Sept NODX trails forecasts; electronics expected to slow

GROWTH of Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (NODX) continued to push ahead in...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore ranks 2nd in updated Global Competitiveness Index

SINGAPORE ranks second out of 140 economies in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM
OPINION

Hospitals' third-party agent contracts may be illegal

THE recent news of public hospitals engaging agents who bring in foreign patients for a...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

3D printing facility to be set up at PSA's Pasir Panjang Terminal

THE world's first 3D maritime printing facility will be built at PSA's Pasir...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Consumer spending may be hit by inflation in 2019

REAL private consumption next year is likely to rise by 4 per cent amid real wage growth...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

COE prices end mixed; demand still subdued

CERTIFICATE of entitlement (COE) prices ended mixed in the latest tender on Wednesday, as...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Improve disclosure rules to strengthen bond market

AS much as bankers chirp about the stunning revival of new deals in the Singapore dollar...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM
OUTLOOK ON O&M

Oil price at US$80 may be the grease for an O&M recovery

THE rise in Brent Oil to above US$80 a barrel since late September has fanned...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

MALAYSIA-listed Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad's unit Gulf Hibiscus has filed a writ of...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Asia's technology bear isn't ready to hibernate

ONE'S a bear and a half while the other's more of a cub...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Keppel-KBS US Reit's Q3 DPU above forecast

A STABLE performance in line with its initial public offering (IPO) forecast, supported...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Keppel T&T Q3 net profit down 12% on higher operating costs

KEPPEL Telecommunications & Transportation (T&T) on Tuesday reported a third...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Soilbuild Reit DPU down 9.4% at 1.245 cents

SOILBUILD Business Space Reit on Wednesday announced a distribution per unit (DPU) of 1...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Banking veteran Mukhtar Hussain to become HSBC (Singapore) chairman and director

HSBC BANK (Singapore) has appointed Mukhtar Hussain as its chairman and director...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

Jiutian shares fall after Q3 loss warning

SHARES of Catalist-listed Jiutian Chemical Group fell 12.9 per cent in Wednesday morning...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Asia stocks end higher on Wall St gains

STOCKS in Asia ended broadly higher on Wednesday, after a firm handover from Wall Street...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

SIA's share price has dropped 23 per cent from its peak of S$11.80 around end May...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar extends gains as traders await Fed minutes

THE dollar rose for a second consecutive day on Wednesday as firmer stock markets fuelled...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Israel's bourse joins stream of IPO delays

THE Tel Aviv Stock Exchange is joining a list of companies delaying initial public...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

While others fend off the bear, the US bull run goes on

GLOBAL markets have been experiencing a respite this week following recent steep declines.
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Real estate veteran Edmund Tie to retire

EDMUND Tie, the founding executive chairman of the 400-strong local property consultancy...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

New York's Related Cos sees future in US$3b of senior housing

RELATED Cos has built luxury condos and hotels across the United States and is remaking...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Tesla secures Shanghai site for China Gigafactory

TESLA has signed an agreement with the Shanghai government for an 860,000-square metre...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Sears liquidation to cost landlord nearly half its rent income

A SEARS liquidation would cost its real estate spinoff 47 per cent of its annual rent...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Citigroup Tower could be sold for £$1.2b

THE owner of the Canary Wharf skyscraper that's leased to Citigroup is considering a...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Morgan Stanley, Goldman soar past rivals with dealmaking rally

DEALMAKING'S not quite dead yet on Wall Street...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Nomura agrees to pay US$480m over crisis-era securities

NOMURA Holding America Inc and affiliates agreed to pay a US$480 million penalty to...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Fintech making inroads, but US bank revenues little changed

FINANCIAL technology startups and other new entrants are making inroads in the US banking...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Total ties up with Adani to re-enter India's LNG market

FRENCH oil major Total has signed a deal with Indian conglomerate Adani Group to re-enter...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Chinese city woos Exxon Mobil for US$7b plant

THE Chinese city of Zhoushan is in talks with oil major Exxon Mobil Corp to build a US$7...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

US oil service companies face tough quarter despite high crude prices

EVEN as crude prices hover near four-year highs, US oilfield service firms' third-...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Netflix's subscriber gains dazzle in Q3

NETFLIX INC analysts predict further growth next year for the world's largest paid...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Paying for Google apps is a test of consumer affection

COMPANIES that grow into US$800 billion monopolists tend to be pretty savvy. Devious,...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

IBM misses sales estimates, casting doubt on growth engines

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES Corp missed analysts' quarterly revenue estimates,...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Baidu becomes first China firm to join US AI ethics group

CHINESE SEARCH ENGINE Baidu Inc has become the first Chinese company to join an...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Global longevity rankings to change by 2040, says study

LIFE expectancy in 2040 is set to rise at least a little in all nations, but the rankings...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Smell, stress sensors a hit at Tokyo tech fair

STATE-of-the-art sensors that can measure stress levels, mood, posture, performance and...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Roche's old guard drugs hold up against biosimilars

ROCHE Holding AG's old guard of blockbuster medicines held their own against a new...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Asos surges as online clothing retailer beats summer heat

ASOS plc posted stronger-than-estimated pretax profit as Britain's largest online-...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

More China carmakers' electric dreams turn to overcapacity nightmare

HUMMING away in an industrial estate in the eastern Chinese resort city of Hangzhou,...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Audi agrees to pay 800m-euro fine for emissions scandal

AUDI, the luxury car division of Volkswagen, has agreed to pay a substantial fine in...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

India's 200mph bullet train yet to be on track

INDIA'S bullet train project seems to be crawling at the pace of a commuter train...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Flexible working could contribute S$54.8b to Singapore economy by 2030

A STUDY of flexible working in 16 markets has found that this non-traditional working...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore, Austria ink pact on digital and tech cooperation

SINGAPORE and Austria will exchange ideas and know-how on their experiences with digital...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Missing Saudi journalist dismembered, then decapitated

SAUDI Arabia faced new claims that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Umno president Zahid to be charged on Friday

UMNO PRESIDENT Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is expected to be charged by the Malaysian Anti...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

EU governments must adapt to ageing populations, warns ECB official

EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS must make changes now to cushion the effects of an ageing population...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Tents fast becoming world's best resorts

AT one point in the mid-2010s, "glamping" became a four-letter word. A sudden...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

Blue wine? Spain startup shakes things up

FIVE years ago, a group of university students in Spain's Basque Country decided...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

The costs of climate change

WILLIAM Nordhaus of Yale University has been awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Building a new era of global innovation

IN August, the chairman of Enterprise Singapore, Peter Ong, suggested a simple but...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Tough call for developers thinking of walking away from en bloc sale

SINCE the latest property cooling measures took effect on July 6, at least two developers...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM

The world of crypto and tax - can we make things less cryptic?

A 2017 Wall Street Journal report "Forget an IPO, coin offerings are new road to...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Making sense of self-fulfilling financial crises

THE 2008 financial crisis and subsequent recession left the Global North 10 per cent...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Malaysia ready for prominence on SEA private equity and venture capital radar

THE completion of the big-ticket deals in Grab and Go-Jek has reinforced the tech sector...
PUBLISHED Oct 18, 2018 05:50 AM
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