TOP STORIES

Marina One Residences launching tower at average S$2,700-S$2,800 psf

COME July, the developer behind the mega mixed-use project Marina One will find out...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

ExxonMobil starts up world's largest resin plant

EXXONMOBIL has started production at two new multi-billion dollar plants, producing...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Unpacking the ICO hype, in BT Weekend

BEDAZZLED by the shiny new phenomenon of ICOs? Seduced by the prospects of joining the...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

SIA group to transfer SilkAir planes to Scoot as short-haul fight heats up

SINGAPORE AIRLINES (SIA) will transfer some of SilkAir's aircraft to budget arm...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Edmund Cheng to replace Lee Hsien Yang as CAAS chairman

LEE Hsien Yang will step down as chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM
OPINION

Smart mobility for a Smart Nation: Are we nearly there yet?

CONSIDER these statistics for a moment: 22 of the world's 39 megacities are in the...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

Theresa May sees off rebels, allowing freedom to negotiate Brexit

BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May has narrowly escaped a vote loss in Parliament and...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Global talent crunch will push up salaries for highly-skilled S'pore workers: study

A HIGHLY-SKILLED employee in the manufacturing, financial services or the TMT (technology...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

MyRepublic moves into telco space; launches 3 mobile plans

INTERNET service provider MyRepublic has moved into the telco space, offering three...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Xiaomi secures seven cornerstone investors for US$6.1b HK IPO

CHINESE smartphone maker Xiaomi has lined up US$548 million from seven cornerstone...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Australian telco MNF to acquire Singapore's SuperInternet

AUSTRALIAN telecommunications firm MNF Group has agreed to acquire Singapore-based...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Ho Bee may have last laugh by eschewing crowded Singapore market for London

HO Bee Land's acquisition of Ropemaker Place, a 21-storey London office property,...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Civmec steers into shipbuilding ahead of its dual listing on ASX

AUSTRALIAN builder Civmec is steering into shipbuilding with a major A$4 billion (S$4...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Tuaspring move for debt moratorium to be heard on July 6

HYFLUX said on Thursday that its subsidiary Tuaspring will have its application for a...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

CW Group unable to redeem SGD bonds, faces heat from lender

HONG Kong-listed engineering and renewable energy outfit CW Group expects it will not be...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Singapore Myanmar Investco faces summons linked to US$10.8m share sale

A JOINT venture partner of mainboard-listed Singapore Myanmar Investco (SMI) has filed an...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

CHINA Environment said that managers of a wholly owned subsidiary in China would not cede...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

The ongoing trade friction between the United States and China has undoubtedly spooked...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI falls 0.5% on poor market sentiment

THE gloomy sentiment over global trade appears to have dug in its heels, as markets brace...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar hits fresh 11-month high on trade war fears

THE dollar rose to a fresh 11-month high and the euro hit another low on Thursday as...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Major developers vie for Sengkang Central site

THE commercial and residential site at Sengkang Central drew interest from major...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Malaysia to inject RM2.8b to complete 1MDB-linked financial district

MALAYSIA said on Thursday that it will provide up to RM2.8 billion (S$950.4 million) to...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Swedish builder ignores Trump in bid to make US green again

ONE of the biggest contractors in the US is a Swedish company called Skanska AB. And one...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Cushman & Wakefield files for US IPO

CUSHMAN & Wakefield has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US, saying...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

BC cracks down on homes' 'hidden ownership'

BRITISH Columbia said on Wednesday it is preparing legislation to crack down on "...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Crypto pioneer buys Canada's biggest condo in former Trump Tower in Toronto

A CRYPTOCURRENCY baron has bought the largest and one of the most expensive condominiums...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Emerging markets get bigger with Saudi Arabia and Argentina

EMERGING market (EM) stocks are about to get a US$600 billion boost. That's how much...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Guggenheim said to weigh stake sale of its asset manager

GUGGENHEIM Partners is exploring the sale of a stake in its US$250 billion asset-...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Carlyle raises US$6.55b for new Asia fund

CARLYLE Group said on Thursday that it had raised US$6.55 billion for its Asia private...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Opec works towards deal as Saudis propose plan for higher output

THE odds of Opec reaching an oil-production deal increased as Iran edged away from a...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Chinese coal traders wary of being burnt by escalating trade war

AT least three US coal shipments on their way to China may end up casualties of the...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Coal is being squeezed out of power by cheap renewables

COAL will be increasingly squeezed out of the power generation market over the next three...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Intel CEO Krzanich resigns after relationship with employee

INTEL Corp removed Brian Krzanich as chief executive officer after the chipmaker learned...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Xiaomi will have to work hard to defend its position in India

INDIA will test Xiaomi's two-pronged strategy. The Chinese group is known for...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Instagram allows longer videos in direct challenge to YouTube

EXPANDING further beyond its origins as an app for sharing pretty photos, Instagram said...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

UFC Gym to open 15 outlets in Singapore over next decade

THE Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)'s fitness franchise UFC Gym is set to make...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Disney boosts Fox bid to US$71.3b to counter Comcast

DISNEY raised its offer for key assets of 21st Century Fox (21CF) on Wednesday to US$71.3...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

Daimler cuts 2018 profit forecast on trade tension

GERMAN luxury carmaker Daimler cut its 2018 profit forecast, blaming a trade war between...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Former employee sued by Tesla says he was a whistleblower

TESLA sued a former employee Wednesday, accusing the man of hacking the carmaker's...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Four US airlines refuse to carry separated migrant children

FOUR major US airlines have asked the federal government not to use their flights to...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

TRADE TENSIONS

China accuses US of trade 'abuses' as India hits back at Trump

THE global trade war deepened on Thursday with China reiterating it will hit back if the...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM
TRADE TENSIONS

EU trade chief says ready to talk with US to fix trade row

THE European Union (EU) is ready to engage with the US to solve a trade row triggered by...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM
TRADE TENSIONS

Trump's metal tariffs have yielded more than US$775m so far

THE Trump administration has collected more than US$775 million so far from its metal...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

UK borrowing falls more than expected, Hammond under pressure to spend

BRITAIN'S government borrowed less than expected last month, according to official...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

WORLD CUP 2018

Like port wine, Portugal's Ronaldo knows how to age best

AT the age of 33, Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't so much run anymore as he threatens to...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Chardonnay, the Oregon way

LAST summer in the Willamette Valley, I had the chance to ask a renowned Burgundy...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

OPINION

When 'diversity' is used against Asian Americans

WE HAVE been hearing a lot from Social Justice Warriors (SJW's) complaining about...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Wealth managers need to grasp the digital challenge - or risk irrelevance

CAPGEMINI'S latest wealth report sounds a stark warning to incumbents in the wealth...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Watch the tech stocks as caution reigns over markets

IT is three months to the 10th anniversary of the stock market crash. Lehman Brothers...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Business should take heed of warnings and be ready for a hard Brexit

WHEN European Union heads meet at the end of this month, they are likely to issue a...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

A US-China trade war upends long-standing practices

THE escalating trade war between the United States and China poses crucial, though...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Women, who are typically paid less than men, face pension poverty

WHILE there has been intense focus on general pension underfunding throughout the...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

The heat is on at Chengdu

GREASE is the word at Chengdu - a one-stop culinary tour of China's Sichuan province...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Art Basel: Tackling Burning Issues

IN ONE ROOM, Japanese art doyenne Yoko Ono - the widow of musician John Lennon - has laid...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Cecilia Leong-Faulkner

THEATRE IMPRESARIO Cecilia Leong-Faulkner got an early taste of the entertainment...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

The Kings Of Swing

Straight from London's West End comes The Definitive Rat Pack, a show that pays...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Guilt-Free Dining

Gluten-free doesn't mean gourmet-free. That's the objective of The Butcher...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

M+ For Art

If you're an art lover headed to Hong Kong, be sure to check out the terrific new...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Joanna's Song

Following her breakout success at 2017's Sing! China contest, Joanna Dong has wasted...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

The Appeal Of Tibetan Tea

MOVE ASIDE, PU-ERH TEA. Or at least just leave a little space for the much-lesser-known...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

The Fine Art Of Making Dashi

WHOEVER SAID SIMPLICITY is the hardest thing to achieve must have tried to make dashi at...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Thinking Out Of The Box

WHEN IT COMES TO buying property, Manfred Schmoelz and his wife have one priority -...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

The King Of Shoes

IF SPANISH DESIGNER MANOLO Blahnik was considered a shoe prophet by those in the know, he...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Best Of Luck

THERE IS AN UNMISTAKABLE staying power in an exceptional design, and this is clearly...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Not So Marvellous

MARINA BAY SANDS may be a fine place for shop-hopping, but if you plan to do some planet-...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Cool Beauty

The RM 71-01 Automatic Tourbillon Talisman, which took three years to make, is not just...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Bawah, A Private Paradise

A SCHOOL OF ANTHIAS DANCES right before your eyes; marine butterflies of gold and magenta...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

Days Of Our Lives

At 72 years old, artist Rose Chang still works in her studio at her Toa Payoh flat,...
PUBLISHED Jun 22, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jun 22, 2018 09:13 PM

XMH Holdings expected to report loss for Q4, FY2018 results

MAINBOARD-LISTED XMH Holdings warned Friday that it is expecting to report a loss for the fourth-quarter and full-year...
Jun 22, 2018 09:08 PM

Noble to sell dry bulk carrier for US$23m

COMMODITY trader Noble Group is planning to dispose of a vessel registered in Hong Kong for a consideration of US$23.4...
Jun 22, 2018 08:35 PM

Europe hits back at Trump's tariffs as global tensions mount

[BRUSSELS] The European Union's retaliatory tariffs on US products came into force on Friday, the latest shots...
Jun 22, 2018 07:59 PM

DLF Holdings seeking Catalist listing

A SINGAPORE-BASED M&E engineering services and solutions service provider is eyeing a listing on the Catalist board...
Jun 22, 2018 07:53 PM

Cryptocurrencies forfeit weekly gain as regulator orders changes

[HONG KONG] Bitcoin dropped the most in more than a week and led digital coins lower after Japanese regulators hit six...
Jun 22, 2018 07:47 PM

Advancer Global to raise S$22m in tie-up with Tokyo-listed Fullcast

EMPLOYMENT services company Advancer Global on Friday said that it has entered into an agreement to allot and issue 65...
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