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Asia markets pummelled but no panic selling; Dow opens higher

ASIAN markets witnessed a bloodbath on Monday, as worries of a global growth slowdown...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM
PENNY STOCKS SAGA

Margin, contra trades 'fed vicious cycle of deception'

JOHN Soh Chee Wen, the alleged mastermind behind the 2013 penny stock market-rigging,...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

OCBC Securities, trade reps moving up value chain

WITH commissions for equity trades facing further cuts and interest in foreign equity...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM
OPINION

Continued innovation the key to Singapore-US infrastructure tie-up

SINGAPORE'S plan to work with the United States on infrastructure projects across...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Headline inflation creeps up to 0.5% in February

SINGAPORE'S latest inflation numbers have dampened hopes of more monetary tightening...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM
SINGAPORE ECONOMY

SMEs keen on transformation amid challenging times

SINGAPORE's small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) are looking to invest in their...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Understandable to be nervous about yield curve: Fed official

CHICAGO Federal Reserve Bank president Charles Evans said on Monday it was understandable...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Could a full-fledged Airport Reit work?

MAYBANK Kim Eng's recent suggestion of setting up an airport real estate investment...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Sias urges Hyflux to chase Salim- Medco for updates on rescue deal

FIRST came a default notice from the national water agency, followed by an announcement...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

BOS hires veteran banker as market head for Greater China

BANK of Singapore (BOS), a private banking subsidiary of OCBC Bank, has hired veteran...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Changing hands

Tracking fund flows in the Singapore stock market
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Sino Grandness to place out 170m shares at S$0.04 apiece to raise S$6.8m

SINO Grandness Food Industry Group has entered into a placement agreement with JW Capital...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Global IPO proceeds fall 74% to US$13.1b in Q1: EY

INITIAL public offerings (IPOs) globally in the first quarter this year have been dismal...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

China Hongxing Sports planning RTO, could enter gold-mining business

CHINA Hongxing Sports might be headed for a reverse takeover (RTO) that will make gold-...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Reappointment of ex-CEO to board 'essential': Raffles Infrastructure

RAFFLES Infrastructure on Monday said that it is "essential" for ex-chief...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

FORMER McKinsey global managing partner Dominic Barton, 56, joined Singtel's board...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

South Africa's Naspers to carve out Web assets, including Tencent stake, in Dutch listing

NASPERS Ltd plans to carve out its Internet businesses, including a US$133 billion stake...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Slowdown fears turn Asia markets red

MARKETS in Asia were a sea of red on Monday on broad sell-offs fuelled by worrying...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

Manulife US Reit, with its seven freehold US office assets backed by high-quality...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Yen lifted, dollar undermined by US yield curveball

THE yen held near six-week highs against the dollar on Monday as fears of economic...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Samwoh, JTC to work on construction innovation

CONSTRUCTION and engineering firm Samwoh Corporation has signed a Memorandum of...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

After a blip, Hong Kong real estate is again on an upward trajectory

SOMETHING strange happened recently in the Hong Kong property market.
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

NY condo takes a leaf from Japanese playbook

THE Church of the Redeemer, which was built in 1866 in Brooklyn's Boerum Hill,...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Brokers' propertyspeak full of words that sell

SCROLL through apartment listings, and it doesn't take long to realise that real...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

New York looks into voids used by builders to bend height rules

AT the heart of many of New York's tallest residential skyscrapers lie "...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Bumi Armada said to be nearing agreement on US$500m loan deal

MALAYSIAN billionaire T Ananda Krishnan's Bumi Armada Bhd is nearing an agreement...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Turkish lira rebounds after steep losses, government responses

THE Turkish lira on Monday clawed back about half of its steep losses from Friday, its...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Russia goes on bumper US$7.2b borrowing spree

THE technocrats who run Vladimir Putin's Finance Ministry know well that the next...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Oil prices drop nearly 1% on fears recession may be looming

OIL prices dropped by almost one per cent on Monday, with concerns recession could be...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Gas demand fuels profit surge at Chinese oil giants

CHINESE energy giant Sinopec, the world's largest oil refiner, said on Monday its...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Oman oil minister excited to be part of Sri Lanka oil refinery project

OMAN'S oil minister said on Sunday he was excited to be part of a Sri Lanka oil...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

KPMG and A*Star unit launch cyber threat hunter

KPMG in Singapore and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research's (A*Star)...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

The complex fortune inside world's most valuable startup

SOFTWARE engineer Zhang Yiming, the 35-year-old founder of Bytedance Ltd, is worth about...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Clash in Swedish parliament over sale of US$7.5b telco stake

SWEDEN'S government wants to keep its shares in former phone monopoly Telia Co...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Wimbledon debentures soar in value ahead of sale

NOVAK Djokovic and Rafael Nadal aren't the only people set to make big gains on...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Jakarta move to fix motorbike ride-hailing rates may hurt Grab, Go-Jek

INDONESIAN authorities mandated on Monday that ride-hailing motorcycle service providers...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Boeing invites pilots, regulators to briefing as it looks to return 737 MAX to service

BOEING Co said it invited more than 200 global airline pilots, technical leaders and...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Fake Range Rovers barred in rare China court victory

A CHINESE copycat of the Range Rover Evoque has been banished from forecourts in China, a...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Thai election complaints mount as junta holds popular vote edge

CONFUSION and complaints over preliminary results in Thailand's election mounted on...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

EU completes no-deal Brexit preparations

THE EU announced on Monday it has completed its preparations for Britain crashing out of...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

At Danang golf course, buffaloes roam freely while you play

THERE'S the Truong Son mountain range, beautiful lakes and rivers, a large forest, a...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

New Zealand rugby world champion returns to Kallang

A RUGBY World Cup winner with New Zealand in 2011, former All Blacks half-back and fly-...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

Horror flick Us stuns with US$70m haul in opening weekend

TALK about scary good. Us, the second directorial effort from Jordan Peele, pulled off a...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

SME

XM Studios constantly pushing boundaries

"WE are often labelled as crazy people because we do crazy stuff," declares...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

OPINION

Opportunities abound for healthcare players

EARLIER this month, Singapore's Minister for Communications and Information...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Voters' guide to warning signs of Trumpism

HOW contagious is Trumpism?
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Tackling N Korea nuclear crisis Trump-style - on whim, via tweets

IT'S becoming impossible to make sense of President Donald Trump's foreign...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

The SGX and the new capital market

WE bemoan the lacklustre stock exchange and complain that the government isn't doing...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Daggers drawn for Democratic 2020 race

THE potential release to the public of the Mueller report, at least in partial form, may...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Time for a close look into why Hyflux tanked. This was no typical business failure

I REFER to the recent news reports on Hyflux. I would like to call for a thorough...
PUBLISHED Mar 26, 2019 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Mar 26, 2019 08:25 PM

High Court grants 2-month moratorium on NK Ingredients: Soilbuild Reit manager

SB Reit Management, manager of Soilbuild Reit, announced on Tuesday that the Singapore High Court had on March 20, 2019...
Mar 26, 2019 07:52 PM

Sinarmas Land enters into JV for total investment of 222.34m yuan

SINARMAS Land Limited announced on Tuesday that its subsidiary Shining Gold Real Estate (Chengdu) Co has entered into a...
Mar 26, 2019 07:36 PM

Uni-Asia plans placement of up to 5.42m shares at S$1.08 each

UNI-ASIA Group announced on Tuesday that it has entered into a placement agreement with Maybank Kim Eng Securities to...
Mar 26, 2019 07:01 PM

Sias, SID jointly produce guide on best practices for shareholder meetings

THE Securities Investors Association (Singapore) or Sias, and the Singapore Institute of Directors (SID), have come...
Mar 26, 2019 06:30 PM

Daily Debrief: What Happened Today

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Mar 26, 2019 06:00 PM

Malaysia: Shares close flat on Tuesday

MALAYSIA share prices closed flat on Tuesday, with the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Composite Index gaining just 0...
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