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Grab woos small businesses with suite of financial services

GRAB is stepping up its efforts to court micro-entrepreneurs and small and medium...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Temasek International undergoes changes in leadership

TEMASEK International is, in its own words, undergoing "leadership succession...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM
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Crude oil prices hit year's peak on output cuts, geopolitics

CRUDE oil prices bounced back resolutely and hit a peak for this year on Tuesday as the...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore economy 3rd most vulnerable to sustained China trade slowdown

SINGAPORE is the third most vulnerable economy to a sustained trade slowdown in China...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

There're gains to be had from a strong board-activist partnership

THE discipline in being prepared for an activist campaign means that the board is aware...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

PMET vacancies up last year; more bosses looking beyond academic results: MOM

THERE were more jobs up for grabs in Singapore last year, following its good economic...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Best World appoints PwC as independent reviewer

BEST WORLD International on Tuesday said it has appointed independent reviewer...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

SE-Asian firms' divestment intent near record levels: poll

SOUTH-EAST Asian enterprises' intentions to divest remain near record levels as they...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Starhill Global Reit extends KL mall leases, lifting overhang

STARHILL Global Reit (SGREIT) secured greater visibility over the long-term outlook for...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Malaysian miner Fortress Minerals seeking S$15m Catalist listing

MALAYSIAN iron ore miner Fortress Minerals is seeking a S$15 million listing on Singapore...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

SIA's S$500m 5-year bonds will pay 3.03% interest

SINGAPORE Airlines' (SIA) proposed offer of S$500 million five-year, fixed- rate...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

SIIC unit to take 51% stake in JV company for Shandong project

MAINBOARD-listed SIIC Environment Holdings has established a joint venture company (JVC)...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

UOB Bullion and Futures to sell brokerage & clearing business for US$5m

UOB's wholly owned subsidiary UOB Bullion and Futures has entered into an agreement...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

InstaReM nabs US$41m in Series C funding

DIGITAL payments company InstaReM has closed a Series C funding round at US$41 million in...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:51 AM

YuuZoo says it has secured 3-year, S$30m equity funding

YUUZOO Networks Group Corp said that it has secured commitment for a three-year, S$30...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Acromec bags S$7.6m poultry farm job for Chew's Agriculture

ENGINEERING-services provider Acromec has clinched a S$7.6 million mechanical and...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

GREAT Eastern has tied up with Samsung to offer "modular" or bite-sized...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Market inches up in ho-hum session

LACKING catalysts, the Singapore stock market continued in subdued fashion on Tuesday,...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

We believe Sheng Siong is not immune to a slowdown in consumer spending amid economic...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Yen up as US$ faces expectations for a dovish Fed

THE Japanese yen rose on Tuesday, benefiting from a US dollar hit by concern over the US...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Braddell View to launch S$2.08b en bloc bid

SINGAPORE'S largest private residential site - Braddell View - will be launched for...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Two freehold redevelopment sites off Lavender Street up for sale

TWO freehold redevelopment sites located off Lavender Street are up for sale by public...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Marriott to open 1,700 hotels, return US$11b to shareholders by 2021

MARRIOTT International said on Monday that it plans to open more than 1,700 hotels and...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Canada's biggest pension fund mulls opening first office in China

CANADA Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), which manages around C$368.5 billion (S$373...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Slide in Aussie bond yield seen as latest sign that RBA will cut rates

AUSTRALIA'S three-year bond yield dropped below the central bank's policy rate...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Westpac to exit financial advice business

WESTPAC Banking Corp said on Tuesday that it would exit its financial advice business,...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Philippine nickel miner sees steady 2019 ore sales

NICKEL Asia Corp, the Philippines' top nickel ore producer, expects its 2019...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Palladium hits record high on potential Russia ban while gold gains

PALLADIUM surged to a record on Tuesday as the risk of a ban on some Russian exports...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Chinese iron ore prices gain for sixth day on Vale disruptions

CHINESE iron ore prices rose for a sixth straight session on Tuesday as Brazil's...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

US reveals $500m supercomputer in high-tech race

THE Department of Energy disclosed details on Monday of one of the most expensive...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

India software firm Mindtree calls hostile bid a 'grave threat'

INDIA is witnessing its first hostile takeover attempt of a software developer, a move...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Facebook and Google aren't the only ones tracking your clicks

CRITICISM of big tech companies that track us across the Internet without our informed...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Warner Bros' woes go beyond imbroglio that caused CEO's ouster

THE next CEO at Warner Bros won't have an easy job, and not just because the studio...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Millennials really are different, data shows

ANY TIME we cover generational trends, the overwhelming reader response is that...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Netflix confirms it won't be part of Apple TV

NETFLIX INC chief executive Reed Hastings confirmed that his company will not be...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Boeing's CEO speaks: 'Our hearts are heavy'

AFTER more than a week of near silence, Dennis Muilenburg, the chief executive of Boeing...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

PSA International inks agreement to acquire Poland's largest container terminal

PSA International has signed an agreement with two funds to jointly acquire the largest...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Cathay to mine personal data to tailor to premium flyers

CATHAY Pacific Airways Ltd is doubling down on mining customer data.
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM
STRAIT TALK

What will fuel the fleet in 2050?

THE shipping industry can be forgiven for focusing on how it will cope with next January...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

EU ministers in despair over Bercow's Brexit ruling

EUROPEAN ministers are in despair over the latest developments in the UK Parliament and...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Hong Kong to build HK$624 billion artificial island around Lantau

HONG KONG plans to build one of the world's largest artificial islands with an eye-...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore, HK and Paris most expensive cities for expatriates to live in

PARIS and Hong Kong for the first time joined Singapore as the world's most...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Abhisit faces tough choices for his Democrat Party

THAILAND'S oldest political party is heading into an election on Sunday with leader...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Income Eco Run set to drastically reduce plastic waste

AHEAD of this year's Income Eco Run on April 28, race owner Income has announced a...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Dior unveils capsule collection in first Dubai show

IN A TENT in Dubai surrounded by fire-breathers and circus performers, Dior unveiled a 15...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

EXECUTIVE MONEY

Rise of alternative credit in Asia-Pacific

AS global markets began 2019, making amends for a bygone year that saw volatility hit...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Why US markets are heading ever higher

US markets are dancing to the beat of a rap song that topped the charts more than a...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

Terrorism is terrorism, whatever its source

HOW to define the term "terrorism" - the way we tend to refer to the use of...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Chinese premier holds a revealing press conference

PRESS conferences generate news because of what a prominent person has to say,...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

India needs to bring credibility back to economic data

AS the whirlwind election season gathers momentum in India, with voting to be held in...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Aircraft certification process in the US is an accident by design

IN 1959, a French passenger plane took the aviation world by storm with its sleek design...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

How to lose friends and impoverish people

US President Donald Trump's "trade war" with China has been slogging along...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Creating a better future by using technology to save endangered species

HUMANITY has achieved a great deal in a couple of centuries. Through the genius of...
PUBLISHED Mar 20, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Mar 20, 2019 03:11 PM

MAS builds in-house tool to spot rogue trading early, with 98% accuracy

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has been using an augmented intelligence tool, said to be a global first in...
Mar 20, 2019 03:09 PM

Temasek-backed Pine Labs buys India gift card solutions provider Qwikcilver for US$110m

TEMASEK-BACKED Pine Labs has acquired Indian gift card solutions provider, Qwikcilver for US$110 million, subject to...
Mar 20, 2019 02:43 PM

Penny scandal: Ex-IPCO interim CEO pleads guilty, prosecution seeks 3-year prison term

SINGAPORE prosecutors have asked the Court to sentence former IPCO International interim chief executive Goh Hin Calm...
Mar 20, 2019 02:13 PM

StanChart to inject over US$2.5b CET1 capital into local unit in business transfer

STANDARD Chartered Bank will be injecting more than US$2.5 billion in common equity tier 1 (CET1) capital into its...
Mar 20, 2019 02:09 PM

Boulevard 88 high-end condo sells 20 units worth over S$160m

FREEHOLD luxury development Boulevard 88 in prime district 10 has sold 20 residential units at an average selling price...
Mar 20, 2019 01:36 PM

Deutsche Bank merger puts 10,000 Frankfurt jobs at risk

[FRANKFURT] London's Brexit exodus was supposed to boost the number of finance jobs in Frankfurt. Now, a potential...
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