TOP STORIES

Startups: Finland's ray of light

WHEN Tanu-Matti Tuominen started Finland's first digital media company called...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Productivity growth, industry indicators will show Future Economy Council's progress: Heng

PRODUCTIVITY growth and a number of other industry indicators will help reflect how the...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

NODX outperforms in October after disappointing in September

NON-OIL domestic exports (NODX) proved to be unpredictable once again, surging 8.3 per...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore, US renew collaboration in infrastructure, cyber security

SINGAPORE and the US strengthened their collaboration on infrastructure, the digital...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Unicorns backing their own VCs? Blame it on liquidity

WHEN unicorns start setting up their own venture-capital funds, you know the tech world...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Noteholders and Fung Retailing extend lifeline to Toys 'R' Us Asia

NOTEHOLDERS of Toys "R" Us Inc have joined hands with Fung Retailing to extend...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

No 'deep-seated cultural issues' at SMRT, says new CEO

THE "deep-seated cultural issues" of human error or failure raised by his...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Accounting giant EY acquires Adelphi Digital Consulting Group

ACCOUNTING firm EY has beefed up its digital solutions by acquiring Adelphi Digital...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

US-China rivalry to dominate Apec summit

ASIA-Pacific leaders fly into the unlikely venue of Port Moresby on Saturday for a summit...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Malaysia Q3 GDP growth slips for 4th straight quarter to 4.4%

MALAYSIA'S economy grew at its slowest pace in two years in the July-September...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Europe is doing deals in Asia as Trump's war on trade takes a toll

AS US President Donald Trump throws global relationships into turmoil in pushing his...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Faster promotions and higher mid-career entry ranks for security industry

SECURITY officers can expect faster promotions while mid-career entrants into the...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

60 organisations recognised as Champions of Good

THE National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) recognised 60 organisations on...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Datapulse shareholders grill board on potential haircut over Wayco sale

DATAPULSE Technology's annual shareholder meeting on Friday lasted well over three...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Keppel FELS scraps S$165m newbuild asset project

A KEPPEL Corp unit is walking away from a newbuild asset project with a settlement...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

HK tycoon picks up 21.5% stake in Cordlife

CORDLIFE Group's biggest shareholder, China Construction Bank Corp, has sold most of...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

CDL Hospitality Trusts acquires 95% stake in Italy hotel for 40.6m euros

CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDLHT) is acquiring a 95 per cent stake in Hotel Cerretani...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Sias offers to meet minority shareholders over LTC Corp's delisting plans

THE Securities Investors Association (Singapore), or Sias, has chimed in on LTC Corp...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

SGX tells Innopac to engage valuer for businesses it plans to sell

THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) has ordered Innopac Holdings' audit committee to engage...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

China developer Country Garden planning US$1b convertible bond sale: sources

COUNTRY Garden Holdings Co, China's biggest developer by sales, is planning to raise...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Nvidia, Applied Materials forecasts add to evidence that chip bull run is ending

CARNAGE in chipmaking stocks continued on Thursday, as Nvidia Corp and Applied Materials...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

China's crackdown on kindergartens disastrous for their stocks

FIRST came the clampdown on shadow banks. Then it was gaming companies and drug-makers...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Angry Birds developer Rovio's shares up more than 10% after strong Q3 results

ROVIO Entertainment, the maker of the Angry Birds mobile game, on Friday reported higher...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Asian markets end week higher on seemingly brighter outlook

AN apparent thaw in the frosty US-China relationship has helped to cool heated markets...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

WE maintain "buy" and a S$3.69 target price, 15 per cent upside, with a 3.4 per...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Darby Park Executive Suites sold for nearly S$93m

BURSA Malaysia-listed Sime Darby Property has sold its six-storey serviced residence...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Lease Buyback Scheme extension details ready in early-2019: Lawrence Wong

THE details of the Lease Buyback Scheme's (LBS) extension to all HDB flats should be...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Two-bedroom units expected to remain popular among buyers

OWNING a private home - the alluring Singaporean Dream for many locals. However, the...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Lack of new homes may save UK market from Brexit-driven crash

ANYONE fearing a Brexit-induced house-market crash in the UK would do well to remember...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

THE BROAD VIEW

Unlocking blockchain's benefits for enterprises

WHEN it comes to the latest technology, nobody wants to be left behind. Blockchain is one...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

THE BROAD VIEW

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and now, Travel Tuesday

THOSE looking to score the cheapest airfares around this Thanksgiving holiday shopping...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

'I don't really want to work for Facebook.' So say some computer science students

A JOB at Facebook sounds pretty plum. The interns make around US$8,000 a month and an...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

Rugby World Cup could spark debate in tattoo-averse Japan

WORLD Rugby has advised players to cover up tattoos during next year's World Cup in...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM
SASS AND THE CITY

My Fair Lady comes a loverly circle

SHE was rather confused. Not Eliza Doolittle, mind, but another fair lady who had come to...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

US$90m Hockney smashes record for a living artist

A CELEBRATED and enigmatic painting of two men and a turquoise pool by David Hockney sold...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM
CUBICLE FILES

When workers check out, check your workplace culture

WE have all been there. That sensation when your body is present in the office, but your...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM
THE STEERING COLUMN

Skoda Superb Laurin & Klement 2.0 TSI: Czech mate

FOR a small and medium enterprise owner (SME), only two cars represent the gold standard...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Strength in a sari

GROWING up in the throes of the Bangladesh Liberation War had a profound impact on...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Shining a light on tax avoidance

OVER the past few weeks, there has been much interest in the issue of tax avoidance and...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM
THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT

What to expect in the current bear market

WE are in the midst of a global economic slowdown, with the US being the only bright spot...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Ethical concerns in dealing with elderly investors

SINGAPORE'S population is ageing rapidly. By 2030, the number of seniors aged 65...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

Why bitcoin derivatives are booming in Asia

THE bitcoin derivatives market is big and getting bigger. A large part of this growth...
PUBLISHED Nov 17, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Nov 17, 2018 12:47 PM

Number of missing in California fire soars past 1,000 as Trump set to visit

[PARADISE] The number of people listed as missing in a devastating northern California wildfire soared past 1,000 on...
Nov 17, 2018 11:41 AM

Pence slams China's 'opaque' chequebook diplomacy, trade practices

[PORT MORESBY] US vice president Mike Pence pilloried China's "opaque" chequebook diplomacy in a...
Nov 17, 2018 10:47 AM

US paves way to get 'lab meat' on plates

[NEW YORK] US authorities on Friday agreed on how to regulate food products cultured from animal cells - paving the way...
Nov 17, 2018 10:03 AM

Protectionism 'doomed to failure': China's Xi

[PORT MORESBY] Protectionist actions are short-sighted and doomed to fail, Chinese president Xi Jinping said Saturday...
Nov 17, 2018 08:42 AM

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder: report

[WASHINGTON] The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has concluded Saudi's powerful crown prince Mohammed bin...
Nov 17, 2018 07:10 AM

Fidelity names tech executive Neff to run asset management

[BOSTON] Fidelity Investments on Friday named technology executive Steve Neff to run its big asset management division...
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