Saturday, May 13, 2017

TOP STORIES

NUS, NTU hit by cyber-attacks aimed at govt and research data

BREACHES to the IT systems of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

SPH sells entire 701Search stake to Telenor ASA for US$109m

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) said on Friday it is selling its entire one-third stake in...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Boeing expects to deliver 737 Max to Malindo Air this month despite grounding

PLANE-MAKER Boeing still expects to deliver the first Boeing 737 Max aircraft to launch...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

March retail sales climb 2.1%

HIGHER sales of petrol station services and motor vehicles lifted retail sales in March...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Noble Group's shares and bonds continue in freefall

SHARES in Noble Group continued their free fall on Thursday, as analysts hurriedly...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Robert Lighthizer confirmed as US Trade Representative

REAGAN-ERA trade attorney Robert Lighthizer was easily confirmed on Thursday as President...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

US reaches deal to allow exports of natural gas, beef to China

THE United States has reached an agreement for China to provide greater access to US...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

SingPost to review TradeGlobal purchase after S$185 million writedown, S$65.2m group loss

POSTAL and e-commerce group Singapore Post has slashed dividends after booking a...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Far East Hospitality Trust's DPS down 13.9% in Q1

WEIGHED down by softness in demand for its hotels and serviced apartments, Far East...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

A UNIT of Yeo Hiap Seng has entered into a conditional deal to dispose off its entire...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Lucrum 1 offers S$115.6m for 52.5% stake in Cityneon

SINGAPORE-LISTED Cityneon Holdings Limited says Lucrum 1 Investment Limited has made a...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Genting Singapore's Q1 net profit up 17 times

GENTING Singapore's Q1 net profit for 2017 was 16.7 times higher than in the first...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

ComfortDelGro's Q1 profit up 12.4% to S$82.5m

COMFORTDELGRO'S net profit for the first quarter ended March 31 rose 12.4 per cent...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

UOL plans to launch 3 projects in Singapore, London next year

WEE Cho Yaw-controlled UOL Group (UOL) plans to launch three projects next year - two in...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Keppel AmFels set to land first LNG-fuelled box ships order

KEPPEL Offshore & Marine (O&M) is well-placed to land its first newbuild order...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

QT Vascular to sell non-drug coated product to Medtronic for US$28m

QT VASCULAR said on Friday that it has agreed to sell its non-drug coated Chocolate PTA,...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Health Management International reports Q3 loss of RM1.57m

MAINBOARD-LISTED Health Management International (HMI) has reported a loss of RM1.57...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Ezion goes into the red with Q1 loss of US$12.7 million

OFFSHORE and marine group Ezion Holdings slipped into the red for the first quarter, with...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI snaps 4-day winning streak with 0.5% slide

A FUSION of three key factors gave the local bourse's key barometer no chance to...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

FEH reported an increase in revenue of 23.6 per cent. Q1 2017 saw sales in Russia...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Home Capital sees uncertainty over ability to continue

HOME Capital Group, Canada's biggest non-bank lender, said on Thursday that...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Price boom far from over in Danish mortgage market

AFTER half a decade of negative interest rates, Denmark's housing market looks like...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

S'pore on track for record real estate deals in 2017: RCA

SINGAPORE posted one of the strongest performances in inbound real estate investment...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Sumitomo Mitsui may be in talks to lease new London HQ

SUMITOMO Mitsui Financial Group's European banking unit is in talks to lease a new...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Rents for no-doorman apartments in Manhattan reach a record

MANHATTAN apartment rents are on the decline - unless you're living in a no-frills...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

Judas, tax cuts and the Great Betrayal

THE denarius, ancient Rome's silver coin, was supposedly the daily wage of a manual...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE BROAD VIEW

Sephora's tech makeover cuts a beautiful figure despite retail crisis

IT was hard to tell if the opening of Sephora's new store near Herald Square in New...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BROAD VIEW

It's a statement, it's art, it's ... a pineapple

HOW did a pineapple become a postmodern masterpiece?
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BROAD VIEW

Unmoored by a psychotic break

IT BEGINS in the laundry room in the early hours of the morning. I find him alone,...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM
GOLF

Singapore's top amateur golfer on course to turn pro

CHUBBY and cherubic were two words that often described Gregory Foo when he was a kid,...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM
GOLF

New rules to help golfers putt better

IN the last 20 to 30 years, the design of the golf putter's club head has undergone...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Numbers count in money decisions, but don't rule our lives

IMAGINE you're sitting in an auditorium full of all kinds of people. Everyone is...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM
GEAR HEAD

The sweet sound of (man-made) silence

AIR travel is one of mankind's greatest achievements of the modern era. Until space...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM
OFFBEAT

Need to 'test' your boyfriend? Taobao shows you how

"YOU can get anything from Taobao, Kelly," a friend declared last week, aghast...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

The International

THE first thing Takumi Shibata did upon taking the top job at Nikko Asset Management (...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Behind China's bond rout is a liquidity bind

US Treasury secretary once belittled the role of traders sitting in front of flickering...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Volatility at 23-year low despite Trump, North Korea concerns

NORTH Korea nuclear tensions, a crackdown on debt in China, confusion over US policy,...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Investing amid geopolitical storm clouds

GEOPOLITICS has always posed a tricky challenge for investors.
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Three common mistakes investors should avoid

ALONGSIDE rising financial markets, the portfolio has managed to deliver returns of 10.2...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

INSIDE VIEW

Uncertainty vanishes with Macron win

After the May 7 French presidential election resulted in a resounding victory for the...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

Space for Change

Yoshino is a little district in Nara prefecture that, like most rural communities in...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Neighbourhood Watch

For over three years, Japanese artists Eitaro Ogawa and Tamae Iwasaki, the people behind...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Best of European Cinema

The 27th edition of the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) has a new home at the...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

My favourite book

"It's about a dying man and his honest, raw emotion after being diagnosed with...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Dine Now

If you love grilled meats, then don't miss the Hearth & Heat promotion, now on...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Abstract Beauty

With the recent addition of Singapore artist Jeremy Sharma (pictured) to its stable of...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Staycays For Mum

For this year's Mother's Day, take Mum on a staycation. Grand Park Orchard is...
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Anthea Ong

It may be a bit of an understatement to call Anthea Ong an overachiever. After all, she...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Zero to Niro

Everyone knows that Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia share the same basic platforms and...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

In a Big Countryman

Sporty, rather than sophisticated, is the word most commonly associated with a Mini but...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM
MOTHER'S DAY

Cooking Like Mum

Michelle Chong
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Girls Can Cook

Back when she was a trainee in a Japanese restaurant, Singapore-born Aeron Choo was...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

A Sushi Obsession

"Sushi is my life," declares 23-year-old Aeron Choo. She's not...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Rolex Rarities

For over half a century now, the Rolex Daytona has been one of the world's most...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Building Against The Odds

George and Lysa Goh thought they struck gold, when they bought a plot of land off Holland...
PUBLISHED May 13, 2017 05:50 AM

Star Power

April 1951
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BREAKING NEWS

May 22, 2018 07:12 PM

Technics to transfer listing status to Insonotech

TECHNICS Oil and Gas (O&G) has agreed to transfer its listing status on the Singapore Exchange to privately-owned...
May 22, 2018 07:03 PM

The Hour Glass clocks moderate 2% FY18 profit rise; expects to remain profitable

LUXURY watch retailer The Hour Glass booked relatively flat profit for the full 2018 fiscal year, despite a one-off...
May 22, 2018 06:55 PM

Govt will adjust pace of public-sector projects to facilitate transformation

THE Singapore government will continue to monitor the construction industry and will adjust the pace of public-sector...
May 22, 2018 06:50 PM

TLV in equity deal to enter China retail market

HOMEGROWN jeweller TLV Holdings is acquiring an equity stake in Shimao Jewellery from Maoming Liutao Zhubao Chuangyi...
May 22, 2018 05:59 PM

Hong Leong Asia's restructuring of Xinfei unit progresses

HONG Leong Asia announced on Tuesday that certain key steps in the planned restructuring and sale of its consumer...
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