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Back to square one? Why are “asset-light” players in the sharing economy buying up property and cars?

FOUR years ago, an advertising and public relations executive penned these words about...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

1st phase of Sentosa-Brani Master Plan to be completed by 2022

CONSTRUCTION will start by year-end on the long-awaited redevelopment of resort island...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Mitsubishi says Singapore-based oil trader lost US$320m in unauthorised trades

MITSUBISHI Corp, Japan's biggest trading house by revenue, said on Friday a trader at...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Business leaders can play a bigger role in fostering social cohesion: DPM Heng

BUSINESS leaders need to do more than ever before to help tackle the three great...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

MBA in crisis? In Singapore, it's less clear-cut

BUSINESS schools in the United States may be seeing declines in MBA applications, but...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM
PRUDENTIAL LAWSUIT

Former Prudential top agency manager received S$15.3m sign-on bonus from Aviva, court told

AVIVA dangled S$15.3 million as a sign-on bonus to Prudential Assurance Company...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Singapore may fare worse than Asean peers in the next global crash

SOUTH-EAST ASIA is more vulnerable to a downturn than it was during the last global...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Policymakers need to reduce man-made vulnerabilities: Lagarde

THE former head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, warned on...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Employer-provided medical costs in Singapore to rise by 10% in 2020: report

EMPLOYER-PROVIDED medical benefit costs in Singapore are expected to jump by 10 per...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

PM Lee to meet Trump on week-long visit to New York

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong will arrive in New York on Saturday for a week-long...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Petronas to beef up security at its plants after Saudi oil attacks

MALAYSIA'S state-owned energy giant Petronas said it would beef up security at its...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Japan consumer inflation cools to 2-year low in blow to BOJ

JAPAN'S core consumer inflation slowed to a new two-year low in August due to lower...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Japan's largest bank MUFG set to cut workforce in Singapore and Hong Kong

JAPAN'S largest lender, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), is preparing to cut...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Singapore M&A soars 70.6% to US$88.3b in 2019 to date

MERGER and acquisitions (M&A) involving Singapore companies soared 70.6 per cent...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres prices S$225m bonds due 2024 at 3.59%

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC), a Singapore-headquartered data centre...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Ezion says there won't be material impact from POSH JV's loan default

THE default on US$27.6 million worth of debt, as well as any cross defaults, by a PACC...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Motorola extends lease at Cromwell E-Reit's Poland property

CROMWELL European Real Estate Investment Trust (Cromwell E-Reit) on Friday announced...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

India slashes corporate tax rate for local companies

INDIA cut tax on local businesses to one of the lowest rates in Asia, while providing...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

OCBC has become the first Singapore bank to join JPMorgan's live blockchain service -...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM
SIAS 10TH CORPORATE GOVERNANCE WEEK 2019

Compliance, strong risk management key to business growth

THE Securities Investors Association (Singapore) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Airbnb says it plans to go public in 2020

AIRBNB announced on Thursday that it plans to go public in 2020, becoming one of the...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

In markets' tussle with central banks, neutral is the new hawkish

GLOBAL investors are urging central bankers further and further down the monetary...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

China sovereign fund cautious of US investment amid trade war: CIC president

CHINA Investment Corp (CIC) on Friday said the Sino-US trade war has made it more...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Geopolitical tensions limit gains; STI ends flat

INVESTORS found their attentions divided by various geopolitical tensions on Friday,...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Manulife US Reit > Buy (maintained)

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Chinese demand drives Singapore luxe apartments to hit 11-year high

SALES of Singapore apartments worth at least S$10 million have hit an 11-year high,...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

US existing-home sales rise to highest in over a year

SALES of previously owned US homes rose in August to the highest in more than a year...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Giant art project transforms East German housing blocks

AN ENDURING reminder of the communist era, the vast, concrete "Plattenbau" tower...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Manulife US Reit raises US$142.7m from placement, preferential offering

MANULIFE US Reit's private placement and preferential offering have netted gross...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

Blackstone Reit's success lures global funds to India

BLACKSTONE-BACKED real estate investment trust's (Reit) successful India trading debut...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM
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TRANSPORT

THE BROAD VIEW

A legacy brand is slowly fading away

BUICK, the rock upon which General Motors was built more than a century ago, appears...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

PERSPECTIVE

Shift in focus from 'democracy' to 'good governance' needed

THE world is in turmoil and one of the biggest questions on the global agenda is the...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE FINISH LINE

For 5-time F1 champ Hamilton, that winning feeling never gets old

LEWIS Hamilton always looks forward to his annual trip to Singapore, and it's hardly a...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM
FIGHTING FIT

Examining the role of nature and nurture in the making of an athlete

IS THERE one right way to rear and shape a young runner?

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM
TECH TALK

On a wing and a prayer

2019 has been a big year of advancements for notebooks as a whole. But while big...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

The completely correct guide to getting off a plane

ON a Spirit Airlines flight to Los Angeles earlier this year, I shrank into my seat as...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM
SASS AND THE CITY

We are falling more in love with bad news

PEOPLE can't tear their eyes away from bad news. A 2014 study by researchers at McGill...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM
HEALTH

What you should know about the various types of vaccines

I AM often asked about vaccines by my patients; most of the queries pertain to travel...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Powering social good

ASK Kojin Nakakita to talk about himself and the chairman of Hitachi Asia immediately...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Real estate may be yielding less than you thought

AS the old adage goes, you have to spend money to make money. This is certainly true...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM
CFA SINGAPORE INSIGHTS

Play to win: investing in the mobile gaming sector

HERE'S a game you can play - the next time you're out, whether on the train or waiting...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM
GOLD REPORT

Gold supported as global central banks adopt dovish stance

THE US Federal Reserve has lowered the target range for its key interest rates to 1.75...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM
THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT

Bonds that eat your money

THE phrase 'This Time it's Different' is described as the four most dangerous words in...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

THE BROAD VIEW

Challenging the conventional notion of meritocracy

A RECENT article by BT journalist Marissa Lee highlighted the growing anxiety about...

PUBLISHED Sep 21, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Sep 21, 2019 06:21 AM

Walmart ending sales of e-cigarettes

[AFP] Retail giant Walmart said Friday it would stop selling e-cigarettes in its US stores amid a growing crackdown...

Sep 21, 2019 06:20 AM

Greta Thunberg hopes climate strikes will be 'social tipping point'

[NEW YORK] Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg told AFP that she hoped Friday's massive worldwide climate...

Sep 21, 2019 06:15 AM

Trump removes tariffs on hundreds of Chinese goods

[WASHINGTON] US President Donald Trump on Friday temporarily removed tariffs on more than 400 Chinese goods that he...

Sep 21, 2019 06:07 AM

China's Xi condemns oil attacks, urges restraint in call with Saudi king: Xinhua

[BEIJING] Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday condemned weekend strikes on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, state...

Sep 21, 2019 06:05 AM

Chinese agriculture officials cancel US farm visits

[WASHINGTON] A Chinese agricultural delegation cancelled planned visits to farms in Montana and Nebraska that had...

Sep 21, 2019 05:58 AM

Oil slips on trade fears but soars in week after Saudi production attacked

[NEW YORK] Oil prices eased on Friday on renewed concern over the US-China trade war, but futures still posted...

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