TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Telco, bank, consumer stocks among bargains in discount bin: analysts

WITH the Straits Times Index (STI) down 10 per cent year-to-date, following widespread...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore private banks target Middle East, NRI clients

SINGAPORE'S private banks are stepping up efforts to capture new clients in the...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Britain's PM May calls off key vote on her Brexit deal

HOURS after the European Court of Justice ruled that the United Kingdom can unilaterally...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Trade tensions seen among 2019's top business risks

TRADE tensions between China and the United States, nationalist politics and increased...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Beware 'value traps' in bargain bins: fund managers

IT does take courage to buy value stocks, Andrew Lyddon, an equity fund manager at...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Japan economy shrinks most in 4 years as global risks hit biz spending

THE Japanese economy contracted the most in over four years in the third quarter as...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

US lays down March 1 'hard deadline' for trade deal with China

UNLESS US-China trade talks wrap up successfully by March 1, new tariffs will be imposed...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

EpiCentre's proposed S$400m reverse takeover is off

EPICENTRE Holdings' S$400 million proposed reverse takeover of two real estate...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Singtel ramps up Dash global e-payments

SINGTEL has ramped up its global payments offerings, in a fresh expansion of its ongoing...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Circles.Life headed for 5% of Singapore postpaid mobile market

MOBILE virtual network operator (MVNO) Circles.Life has beat out its earlier targets. It...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Nico Steel forges ahead with new higher-margin strategy

A STRATEGY shift to focus on products that command higher margins on lower volumes has...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Silkroad Nickel receives writ of summons over reverse takeover fees

CATALIST-LISTED Indonesian nickel mining group Silkroad Nickel and its two executive...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

AIMS unitholders fend off another wind-up bid

UNITHOLDERS have again shot down an attempt to wind up dual-listed AIMS Property...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

CATALIST-LISTED Spackman Entertainment Group's new film Default has grossed US$20...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Changing hands

Tracking fund flows in the Singapore stock market
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI extends losses for a fifth day

MARKETS across Asia were dragged down on Monday by numerous worries over global growth...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Crude palm oil (CPO) prices have surprised us and we believe the market is on the...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

US dollar flat after biggest weekly loss in 3 months

THE US dollar consolidated losses on Monday after posting its biggest weekly drop in more...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

China property market likely to cool further in 2019; curbs may be eased

CHINA'S massive property market is expected to cool further in 2019, with smaller...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Be prepared for housing price dive, Australia told

SOFT landings in housing markets are rare and Australia should be ready to respond to the...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Online property sales booming in China

FROM a three-story villa in Chongqing to a rundown factory in Jiangsu province, you can...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Buyer's market the new normal in NY property

THREE guests arrived for the recent opening of a three-bedroom rental in the Sutton Place...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

S African bank does an Amazon for new revenue

FIRSTRAND Ltd is emulating Amazon.com Inc with a digital offering that will span...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

As bitcoin trading shifts shape, big money stays away

BITCOIN'S value has plunged by three-quarters this year, sending the original and...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Goldman says chance of Fed rate hike in March now below 50%

GOLDMAN Sachs Group Inc expects the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this month,...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Alibaba weighs joining Megvii's US$500m round, say sources

MEGVII, the owner of facial recognition technology company Face++, is in discussions with...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Oil gains on Opec+ pact to cut supply, closure of Libyan field

OIL in London extended gains near US$62 a barrel on prospects for a shrinking glut as the...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

China extends war on pollution; next target - steel waste

CHINA'S self-styled war on pollution is extending to a new front: the solid waste...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

South Africa's gold industry entering final phase of slow death

BACK in 1987, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa - then a 34-year-old labour union...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

SoftBank's blockbuster IPO reaches 2.65t yen after extra share sale

SOFTBANK Corp priced its initial public offering (IPO) at 1,500 yen per share and will...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Google, Facebook face Australia crackdown over market power

GOOGLE and Facebook Inc face a regulatory crackdown in Australia after the nation's...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Japan's top 3 telcos to exclude Huawei, ZTE network gear

JAPAN'S big three telecoms operators plan not to use network equipment from China...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Cockroaches corralled by the millions in China to crunch waste matter

IN the near pitch-dark, you can hear them before you see them - millions of cockroaches...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Top cocoa grower poised for record crop as desert winds loom

IT'S crunch time for cocoa output in top producer Ivory Coast...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Ghosn indicted in Tokyo as pay scandal escalates

CARLOS Ghosn was indicted in Tokyo three weeks after his arrest for understating his pay...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Cosco plans US$200m Abu Dhabi container terminal expansion

CHINA'S Cosco Shipping Ports Ltd plans to expand its container terminal in Abu Dhabi...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Lion Air's Nov passenger numbers down less than 5% after Oct crash

LION Air said on Monday that passenger numbers dropped by less than 5 per cent in...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

AirAsia's Vietnam venture expects to begin flights in Aug

THE Vietnam partner of AirAsia Group Bhd expects their new carrier to begin operations in...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

German rail strike halts trains nationwide

GERMANY was plunged into transport chaos on Monday as most train services were halted by...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Massive winter storm brings South-east US to a standstill

A MAJOR winter storm unleashed its assault on the south-east United States on Sunday, as...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

HK on track for global IPO crown but many new listings sag

HONG Kong is on course to take the global initial public offering (IPO) crown this year...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

India central bank head quits amid rift with government

URJIT Patel resigned as governor of India's central bank amid growing differences...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Bruised eurozone economy stumbles on after its 2018 beating

THE eurozone economy is down but not out after a year battered by freezing weather, trade...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Serbia wants baby boom, but couples not in the mood

"GIVE birth, don't delay!" says a rousing call by the Serbian state to...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

ART BASEL MIAMI BEACH

Cracks in the glittering facade

"IT'S BETTER to look good than to feel good" seemed to be the internal...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

New book about Mussolini provoking a debate over his legacy

MUSSOLINI is invading Italy's bookstores. ...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

SME

Lintec's concrete plans for the future

SINCE its incorporation two decades ago, Lintec Concrete Technologies (LCT)'s vision...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

Locating and refining the black gold of the digital economy

LOCATING oil is tougher than it looks. Geologists interpret rock surfaces and soil types...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

China is not US' 'new global enemy'

JUST a few days after US President Donald Trump agreed to a shaky trade truce with...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

The market needs fresh breadth and depth beyond the usual counters

WHEN it comes to measures to improve interest in the local stock market, most observers...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

New CDU leader faces coalition shifts and power struggle

ANNEGRET Kramp-Karrenbauer, the new leader of Germany's principal governing party,...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

LSE and Brexit: time to tap opportunities in Asia

THE London Stock Exchange (LSE) may be the sixth-largest stock exchange in the world and...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM
LETTER TO THE EDITOR

BT column's reference to British media views mar a fair comment

I REFER to the article "Brexit may be the panacea to Kwek's M&C headache...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Living life on the Edge - what Edge Computing means for businesses

HOW do businesses become faster, better, stronger? The answer may lie in Edge Computing,...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 11, 2018 10:58 AM

Government Land Sales programme releases white site in Woodlands Regional Centre

A 2.75 hectare white site in Woodlands Regional Centre has been released for sale by the Urban Redevelopment Authority...
Dec 11, 2018 10:32 AM

China, US discuss next stage of trade talks

[BEIJING] China and the United States discussed the road map for the next stage of their trade talks on Tuesday, during...
Dec 11, 2018 10:28 AM

Your apps know where you were last night, and they're not keeping it secret

[NEW YORK] The millions of dots on the map trace highways, side streets and bike trails - each one following the path...
Dec 11, 2018 10:20 AM

Chinese firms may be switching codes to skirt US tariffs: UBS

[BEIJING] Companies exporting goods from China to the US may be altering customs codes on their products to circumvent...
Dec 11, 2018 10:15 AM

Top US, China officials speak on trade amid Huawei arrest row

[BEIJING] China's Vice Premier Liu He, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert...
Dec 11, 2018 10:10 AM

US energy secretary meets Saudi counterpart after OPEC cuts

[RIYADH] Saudi Arabia's energy minister held talks Monday with US Energy Secretary Rick Perry, after the kingdom...
sentifi.com

TOP 10 TALKED ABOUT: