TOP STORIES

Sias marks 20 years with funding still a key question

AS the Security Investors Association (Singapore), or Sias, marks 20 years of...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Hour Glass co-founder Jannie Chan declared bankrupt

JANNIE Chan Siew Lee, the co-founder of mainboard-listed luxury watch retailer The...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

No budget for a S$100m super penthouse? There're 5 others in Singapore up for sale

OUT of the 11 super penthouses around the world now on the market, six are in...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore workers tell researchers they lack expertise and job-training opportunities

THREE reports released on Wednesday have painted a less-than-rosy picture for employee...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM
STARTUPS

Startups can speed up growth with aid from Accelerating Asia

STARTUPS around Asia are set to springboard their businesses through Accelerating Asia...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

COE prices end lower, with 10% drop for cars

CERTIFICATE of entitlement (COE) prices ended lower across the board at the latest...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Brace for culinary Oscars here next week

WHAT does it take to be the best restaurant in the world?

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Visa aims to halve its global fraud rate by 2025

PAYMENTS giant Visa plans to halve its global fraud rate by 2025, having been using...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Dual-listed Fortune Reit to delist from Singapore Exchange

HONG Kong and Singapore dual-listed Fortune Reit will delist from the mainboard of the...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM
HOT STOCK

DBS shares add 2.5% in heavy Wednesday trading

IT was a risk-on day for the local bourse, and DBS Group Holdings got an extra boost,...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

YANLORD Land sold 283 apartment units during its first launch over the weekend at...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Nomura jumps 11% on US$1.4b share buyback, governance tweaks

NOMURA Holdings Inc surged the most in more than two years in Tokyo trading after it...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

New Silkroutes: New dawn or distraction?

SHARES of New Silkroutes Group (NSG) perked up when it said it would divest its oil...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Bitcoin's rally fails to translate into gains for Asia crypto stocks

THIS year's resurgence of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has yet to translate into...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

China online pharmacy Ecmoho plans  US listing

ECMOHO, an online marketplace for drugs and supplements, is planning a US initial...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Rate cut hopes drive further STI gains

JUDGING from recent sessions, most investors seem sold into thinking that rate cuts by...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

From recent high (S$28.64) to recent low (S$24.01), DBS's share price has come off by...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Draghi's U-turn sends euro to two-week low

THE dollar traded near two-week highs against the euro on Wednesday as investors...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Indonesia luxe home builders get boost from new tax limit

INDONESIA just made it cheaper for buyers to own an expensive house by raising the...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

10 plots in Lim Chu Kang for sale by public tender

TEN land parcels for food farming at Lim Chu Kang were put up for sale by public...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Chongqing's high-rises buck downtrend in China

IN MANY Chinese cities, government restrictions have cooled formerly feverish property...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Google takes US$1b step to ease housing crisis it fuelled

BACK in 1998, Google paid just US$1,700 a month to rent its first office - half a home...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Berlin's ballooning rents to be frozen for five years

BERLIN'S city government decided on Tuesday to freeze rents for five years, heeding...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Deutsche Bank weighs shake-up as CEO plans purge of top ranks

DEUTSCHE Bank chief executive officer Christian Sewing is planning sweeping changes to...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Trump pressures Fed's Powell: 'Let's see what he does'

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday kept up pressure on the head of the Federal...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Global oil  demand growth estimates lurch ever lower

GLOBAL oil demand growth is slowing. That is the view of all three major oil...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

New York passes its own Green New Deal with aggressive targets

NEW York's Senate has passed the state's own version of the Green New Deal - a climate...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Canadian Premier approves controversial pipeline expansion

THE Canadian government on Tuesday approved a controversial pipeline expansion project...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

The world will get half its power from wind and solar by 2050

NEARLY half the world's electricity will come from renewable energy by 2050 as costs...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Huawei's woes present huge opportunities for Ericsson and Nokia

OVER the past two decades, China's Huawei Technologies Co has come to dominate the...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Activists urge Google to break itself up before regulators act

SHAREHOLDER activists want Google parent Alphabet Inc to break itself up before...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Blackstone chief donates £150 million to Oxford University

THE head of private equity firm Blackstone has pledged £150 million (S$258 million) to...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Rising cost of Nasa rocket a threat to Trump's moon mission

THE rocket Nasa plans to use to get astronauts to the moon by 2024 has for years...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Hewlett Packard Enterprise moves to subscription model, chasing Amazon.com

HEWLETT Packard Enterprise Co (HPE) will make all its products available through...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

China halts pork imports from 3rd Canadian firm

CHINA will block pork imports from a third Canadian firm after a shipment was found to...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

China runs out of cold storage space for meat imports amid mass cull

CHINA'S scramble to import as much meat as possible to compensate for the drop in pork...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Searching Europe's rivers for source of microplastics

"MICROBEADS! A blue one - and a pink one!" Armed with a pair of tweezers, Jean-...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Varying vaccine trust leaves populations vulnerable: study

TRUST in vaccines - one of the world's most effective and widely-used medical products...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Rihanna opens New York pop-up shop for her Fenty label

ROLLING out her concept of fashion that is not a slave to the seasons or the shackles...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Skytrax names Qatar Airways Best Airline for record fifth time

QATAR AIRWAYS has been named this year's World's Best Airline at Skytrax's World...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM
PARIS AIR SHOW

Airbus seeks more orders for new A321XLR plane after Boeing's IAG coup

AIRBUS, reeling from the potential loss of a major customer for its bestselling...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Air New Zealand CEO resigns, weighs career in politics

AIR New Zealand Ltd's chief executive Christopher Luxon is stepping down in September...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Istanbul's new airport a boost to budget rival instead of Turkey's flag carrier

ISTANBUL'S new airport was meant to benefit Turkey's flag carrier, but it boosted its...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

NEWS ANALYSIS

A murky path towards the UK premiership?

A LACKLUSTRE Tory leader debate on Tuesday revealed that none of the five candidates...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Japan's exports slide for 6th month as trade troubles knock demand

JAPAN'S exports fell for a sixth straight month in May as China-bound shipments of...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

US, China rekindle trade talks ahead of Trump-Xi G-20 meeting

CHINA and the United States are rekindling trade talks ahead of a meeting next week...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Trump launches re-election campaign, casts himself as victim

US President Donald Trump formally launched his 2020 re-election campaign on Tuesday,...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

Xi pens friendship letter to North Korea before rare visit

XI Jinping will burnish China's fragile alliance with North Korea by making his first...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

PARIS SPRING-SUMMER 2020 COLLECTIONS

Spanish designer fetes the gender-bender gladiator

IT WAS not quite the return of the toga, but Spanish creative director of Palomo Spain...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

DBS 2019 grant for social enterprises opens

APPLICATIONS for the 2019 cycle of the DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Grant have...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

OCBC Cycle 2019 certified as first Eco Event in Singapore

OCBC BANK'S signature OCBC Cycle 2019 has become the first event here to earn the...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

Facebook's Libra will not help the unbanked

FOR the last century, new communications technologies - radio, television, VCRs, the...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Trump is failing the little guy. The Dems should milk this

I LOVE the poorly educated" - so declared Donald Trump back in February 2016, after a...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Narrative of strong global growth usurped by anxiety and slowdown

THE rosy narrative of a strong revival in the global economy that was shaped by upbeat...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

The many facets of UK's Boris Johnson

IT is not as if the British nation or, for that matter, any even half-awake observer...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Secure collaboration tools are a basic necessity for digital transformation

IN today's business environment, data is being shared across messaging platforms at...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

After a wild half-decade, EU prepares for 2020s

EUROPEAN presidents and prime ministers meet for a landmark summit on Thursday and...

PUBLISHED Jun 20, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jun 20, 2019 09:54 PM

US: Dovish Fed sends Wall street higher, S&P 500 hits record intraday high

[BENGLAURU] The S&P 500 hit a record intraday high soon after the market opened on Thursday as investors took...

Jun 20, 2019 09:44 PM

EU nations aim high with plan to tax air travel

[PARIS] The Netherlands and France are trying to convince fellow European nations at a conference in The Hague to...

Jun 20, 2019 09:37 PM

Del Monte Q4 earnings double to US$6.3m on stronger US margins

FOOD and beverage player Del Monte saw earnings more than double to US$6.3 million for the fourth quarter ended...

Jun 20, 2019 09:07 PM

Britain broke the law on Saudi arms exports, court rules

[LONDON] Britain broke the law by allowing arms sales to Saudi Arabia that might have been used in Yemen's war, a...

Jun 20, 2019 08:59 PM

Foreigners continue to remain net sellers of Japan stocks for sixth week

[BENGALURU] Foreigners continued to exit Japanese stocks for the sixth consecutive week that ended June 14 due to...

Jun 20, 2019 08:34 PM

BOE warns on heightened no-deal Brexit prospect

[LONDON] The prospect of Britain crashing out of the European Union without a deal has risen since last month, the...

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