Friday, Aug 11, 2017

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A truly modern Singapore in BT Weekend

EAT what, Singapore? We may be intent on saving traditional hawker food but a growing...
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MAS and CAD sound warning over digital tokens and related investment schemes

THE authorities have warned the public about the risks tied to investment schemes...
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NOBLE'S TROUBLES

US$1.2b one-off charges deepen Noble Group's Q2 loss to US$1.75b

HIT by trading losses in its oil liquids business and US$1.2 billion in one-off charges,...
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All eyes on Ezion's moves to quell market jitters

EZION Holdings' call for a trading halt before market opened on Thursday fuelled...
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US equities roiled by geopolitical uncertainties, but China is set to lead Asian equities

AS US equities continue to face increasing geopolitical uncertainties amid employment...
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Car COE premiums higher

CERTIFICATE of entitlement (COE) premiums for passenger cars rose, while those for...
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DBS launches largest direct seller-to-buyer car marketplace

DBS has announced the launch its Car Marketplace, Singapore's largest direct seller-...
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COMMENTARY

Who should be among Singapore's pantheon of heroes?

SINGAPORE received an early National Day present two weeks ago. It's not another...
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Toshiba Corp wins auditor sign-off, likely to have avoided delisting for now

TOSHIBA Corp has likely avoided immediate delisting after its auditor signed off on its...
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SIA to set up pilot training centre in Singapore with CAE

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) is teaming up with CAE to set up a pilot training centre to...
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Some US coding boot camps close as field gets crowded

THE hype is fading for coding "boot camps" for-profit US schools offering...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Cityneon shareholders advised to reject offer

INDEPENDENT directors of Cityneon Holdings Limited, a specialist in neon lighting and...
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SBS Transit's Q2 profit jumps 75.3% to S$12.71m

BUS contracting and higher rail ridership boosted SBS Transit's (SBST) net profit...
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mm2 Asia says it's still in talks to buy stake in Golden Village cinema business

mm2 Asia Ltd, a producer of films as well as TV and online content, said it is still in...
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Japan Post Q1 profit up 26% at 104.5b yen

JAPAN Post Holdings Co Ltd on Thursday reported a 25.7 per cent increase in quarterly...
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Interra renews oil production contracts in Myanmar

OIL exploration and production firm Interra Resources has renewed its oil production...
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Wilmar swings into black in Q2 with US$60.2m profit

A RECOVERY in the oilseeds and grains business and gains from investment securities...
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Boustead Singapore's Q1 profit falls 58% on FX loss, weak markets

INFRASTRUCTURE engineering company Boustead Singapore's net profit for its fiscal...
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Kingsmen Creatives posts lower Q2 profit

COMMUNICATION design and production group Kingsmen Creatives' net profit for the...
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Corporate digest

Significantly higher trading volumes across regional markets where UOB Kay Hian operates...
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Centurion to buy another student housing asset in the US

CENTURION Corporation announced on Thursday plans to acquire College & Crown, a 160-...
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Prudential Singapore reports strong growth in first half of 2017

HIGHER productivity from its distribution channels has helped lift insurer Prudential...
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Nam Cheong hit with writ of summons from AmBank

NAM Cheong Ltd said in a Singapore Exchange (SGX) filing on Thursday that the company and...
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STOCKS

Banks hold up STI amid N Korea tensions

A LARGE push on the banks helped the Straits Times Index record a rise of 5.16 points to...
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Brokers' take

We believe growth is expected to be challenged by higher costs.
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CURRENCIES

Euro falls against US$ as risk appetite drops

THE euro slipped towards a two-week low against the dollar on Tuesday as swirling...
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REAL ESTATE

Private condo rents in July up 0.2% as rental volume rises: SRX Property

RENTS of private non-landed homes in Singapore climbed 0.2 per cent in July compared to...
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The nomads of summer in New York

TWENTY-FIVE years old, employed and engaged, Elana Rosman had not envisioned moving back...
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At US$350m, Beverly Hillbillies mansion is priciest in the US

THE STORY of Jed Clampett is, by now, a legend. A poor mountaineer, he could barely feed...
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London property slump drags UK home-price growth to a standstill

UK PROPERTY prices stagnated in July as a slump in London values spread to neighbouring...
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BANKING & FINANCE

Investors run for cover as reliable UK dividends in jeopardy

ATTRACTIVELY high dividend payouts by companies listed on Britain's stock market...
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China's bond issuers lacking in accountability

TRANSPARENT accounting may be one of the topmost concerns of bond investors in developed...
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ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Cuban-born sugar barons amass over US$8b fortune by mastering US politics

AS Cuban refugees, the Fanjuls have a familiar story to tell. They fled the revolution...
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Glencore slashes debt as it gears up for acquisitions

GLENCORE Plc built a war chest in the first half of the year, continuing to cut debt as...
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Germany needs coal for power supply security

BURNING coal for power looks set to remain the backbone of Germany's energy supply...
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In Aug 21 eclipse, gas will see its future as solar's back-up in US

NATURAL gas is about to get a glimpse of its future role in the United States power mix...
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TECHNOLOGY

Next-generation battery seen powering space projects, cars

RESEARCHERS in Japan are closing in on a safer generation of batteries that could weather...
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Facebook launches dedicated home for videos

FACEBOOK is coming for broadcast television. And YouTube. And Netflix. And every other...
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CONSUMER

New era dawns as Disney moves to streaming

DISNEY set off a sonic boom in Hollywood by unveiling plans to start two Netflix-style...
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Indian family drug firm turns world-beater

IF the stock market is any guide, Sharvil Patel has just inherited one of the top generic...
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Fed up with paying the price for Teva's woes, workers dig in

WHITE banners with red-and-black Hebrew letters saying "We won't be the victims...
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TRANSPORT

Hertz's 101-year-old business model nears twilight in Uber age

AT THE dawn of America's automobile age, a Nebraskan by the name of Joe Saunders...
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Qatar Airways targets other US investments after American rebuff

QATAR Airways hasn't given up on investing in the United States after scrapping...
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Boeing, Nasa look to flying geese in chase for jet-fuel savings

BOEING Co and Nasa have found an inexpensive way to cut airline fuel bills by borrowing a...
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Chinese private equity firm GSR to pay US$1b to buy Nissan's battery business

NISSAN Motor Co is selling its battery business to Chinese private equity firm GSR...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Thai billionaire leads four firms with top-20 return potential

INVESTORS looking for upside potential in South-east Asia's emerging economies would...
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LATEST US DATA

Producer prices record biggest drop in 11 months

US producer prices unexpectedly fell in July, recording their biggest drop in nearly a...
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Japan core machinery orders drop in June

JAPAN'S core machinery orders unexpectedly fell for a third consecutive month in...
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Belgium, the Netherlands hatch plan to curb spread of bad eggs

DUTCH and Belgian investigators launched joint raids on Thursday over Europe's...
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Decision on Chinese buyout of Chicago exchange delayed

THE US Securities and Exchange Commission has dodged a political hot potato - for now -...
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A currency safe haven is feeling less safe

IT IS the closest thing to a certainty in the global economy. When trouble flares and...
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Doctors at heart of US opioid crisis

WHEN 55-year-old Sheila Bartels left her doctor's office in Oklahoma, she had a...
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UK trade, manufacturing disappoint in second quarter

THE UK economy ended the second quarter on a disappointing note as manufacturing...
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OPINION

Short-term thinking a killer in the long run

GOOD news isn't written overnight. Headlines by nature may be heralding and...
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THE BOTTOM LINE

The danger of having an incurious president

THERE are infinite questions to ask of history. For instance, is Frederick Douglass...
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EDITORIAL

Technology a secular investment trend but caution still warranted

INVESTORS have been wary of the bull market in US stocks for the past few years and who...
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Unethical leaders thrive on support from followers

WHAT happens when a leader behaves unethically?
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Brexit offers UK chance to reinvent its global role

PAKISTAN and India celebrate the 70th anniversary of their independence from the United...
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Retailers on the rebound with the help of enhanced IT

THE South-east Asian region is very much on the rise. In terms of economic growth, the 10...
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Lifestyle

D'Silva hits the sweet spot in latest venture

THE restaurant is new, but the chef is not. Damian D'Silva has been around the F...
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Disappointing bottles that raise provenance concerns

GEVREY-Chambertin is the largest of Burgundy's wine villages. Situated at the...
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Beware, Annabelle's back to haunt

LONG before the mass production of Mattel and Hasbro, dolls were soulfully handcrafted...
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All about the booze and boys

SISTERS have been doing it for themselves for some time now and the celebration of black...
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Fable that's a love letter to the redemptive power of creativity

THE oddball indie comedy Brigsby Bear earned Kyle Mooney and his Saturday Night Live...
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Several firsts for Art Stage Jakarta

GALLERIES in Singapore and other countries in the region, such as Malaysia, are finding a...
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Rambunctious slapstick machine

THE laughs come easily in Army Daze 2, the new over-the-top sequel to the popular 1987...
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Reinventing himself with disco and cats

IT might have taken some years but Sezairi Sezali has finally discovered himself. . ...
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Another milestone in great landmarks

THROW a stone in Marina Centre or on Orchard Road, and chances are that it will hit a...
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No longer YouTube's best kept secret

THE Internet might have turned Justin Bieber and Psy into pop stars overnight but for...
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BREAKING NEWS

Jun 24, 2018 08:34 PM

Citic Envirotech wins 2.5b yuan ecological restoration contract

ENVIRONMENTAL engineering company Citic Envirotech has won a 2.5 billion yuan (about S$515 million) ecological...
Jun 24, 2018 05:03 PM

Vard's delisting EGM delayed

SHIPBUILDER Vard Holdings will delay an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on its proposed delisting, as the updated...
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