Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

Marks likes oil, but says markets are in 'last trimester'

RENOWNED debt investor and billionaire Howard Marks thinks financial markets are in their...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Howard Marks on...

"I don't think passive investing itself is a bad thing, and especially with...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Cash-flow issues 'threatening to stall SME growth'

POSITIVE signs have emerged that small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are shifting...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Nets invests S$30m to launch unified e-payments platform

A CASHLESS future has become more of a reality in Singapore, as Nets is investing over S$...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Trafigura launches inventory-backed bonds from Singapore

TRAFIGURA, one of the largest independent oil traders in the world, has launched bonds...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore's Q3 domestic wholesale trade growth eases to 11.3%

SINGAPORE'S domestic wholesale trade expanded by 11.3 per cent in the September...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore ranks No 13 in world talent competitiveness

A SLIGHT improvement in factors such as the cost of living and remuneration helped make...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

Favourable short-term fundamentals on oil?

MARKETS have been swept off their feet in recent months by a wave of strong demand for...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore could house Neste's next giant refinery

THE location for energy giant Neste's next renewable-diesel refinery is a toss-up...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

PUB starts Phase 2 of DTSS; S$2.3b of work contracted out

SINGAPORE'S national water agency PUB has begun the second phase of the Deep Tunnel...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

Ezion wins vote to refinance S$575m of notes, perpetuals

IN a landslide vote, holders of six series of notes and perpetuals granted Ezion Holdings...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Noble unit to invest £14m in two rare earth projects

CEMENTING its new expansion drive into the rare earth market, Noble Group is, through its...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Roxy-Pacific takes 45% stake in A$74.1m purchase of Melbourne building

ROXY-PACIFIC Holdings has taken a 45 per cent stake in a joint venture that is acquiring...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

TEE International JV to acquire waste management provider for S$18.5m

MAINBOARD-LISTED TEE International Limited (TEE), Catalist-listed Advancer Global Limited...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Friday's export numbers give stocks zing

LOCAL equities were once more up on Monday, with the boost coming courtesy of export...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

WE are excited about DBS' digital implementation. Besides working to pre-empt...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Euro hits 2-month low vs yen, then pares most losses

THE euro recovered from a two-month low against the yen touched in Asian trade on Monday...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM
HOCK LOCK SIEW

It's smelling like S-chip trouble at ETC

"DEJA vu all over again." The classic remark by Yogi Berra, one of the best...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

GLP's privatisation - why every vote and voter counts

IN the first nine months of 2017, we have seen a flurry of merger and acquisition (M&...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

IPC shares lower after preliminary agreements with Chinese firm lapse

SHARES of IPC Corporation were down as much as 6.7 per cent following a lapse in...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

SHC Capital to acquire MM Myanmar for S$69.7m

CATALIST-LISTED SHC Capital Asia Ltd said it has lodged a circular with the Singapore...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Telecoms group Altice not selling shares to tackle debts

ALTICE has no plans to raise cash by selling shares, the telecoms and cable group said on...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

SINGAPORE Technologies (ST) Engineering's aerospace arm, ST Aerospace, has landed a...
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REAL ESTATE

Apartment in HK's The Peak district sets record HK$132,000 psf price

A LUXURY apartment in Hong Kong's exclusive The Peak district has gone for HK$560...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Chinese buyers go cool on Australian homes

CHINESE demand for Australian residential property has eased because of tighter capital...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

China's home price growth picks up in October

CHINA'S new home prices rose at a slightly faster pace in October after gains had...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

GIC takes majority stake in new innovation precinct in Melbourne

SINGAPORE sovereign wealth fund GIC announced on Monday its participation as a majority...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Spanish hotels company Barcelo offers to buy NH Hotel Group

NH Hotel Group confirmed on Monday that it has received a possible takeover offer from...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

HK retail stock buyers pile US$163b into IPOs

MOM-and-pop investors haven't been this crazy for Hong Kong initial public offerings...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Malaysian central bank chief: Ringgit is not reflecting fair value

MALAYSIA's central bank governor has said that the nation's currency is far...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Brexit pushes EU bank regulator into arms of continental suitors

THE European Banking Authority (EBA) gets a new home on Monday, as Brexit forces the...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

China issues guidelines to boost private investment in manufacturing

CHINA issued guidelines on Monday aimed at boosting private investment in manufacturing,...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

Indian state oil firms betting on natural gas as next big thing

INDIA'S state oil refiners are planning an aggressive push into natural gas in...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Norway oil bosses insist end isn't nigh after US$35b shock

CAN Norway dump US$35 billion in oil and gas investments, and simultaneously convince...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

Toshiba targets 600b yen from shares sale to fend off delisting

TOSHIBA Corp plans to raise 600 billion yen (S$7.2 billion) by selling new shares and...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Duterte offers his country's third telco role to China

PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte has offered China the "privilege" to be...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Qualcomm set to get nod from Japan, Europe for NXP bid

US smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm is set to win "imminent" Japanese antitrust...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

US Midwest luring tech investors away from Valley

THEY seem an odd couple: J D Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy, his best-selling memoir of...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Alibaba bets US$2.9b on China's top hypermarket player

ALIBABA Group Holding Ltd agreed to buy a stake in China's largest operator of Wal-...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Emerald Media banks on startup

KKR & Co-backed Emerald Media led a US$65 million funding round in aCommerce, a ...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

James Murdoch ready for career reset beyond Fox

FOR James Murdoch, chief executive officer of 21st Century Fox Inc, a surge in interest...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

London's iconic red buses to run on biofuel made from old coffee

LONDON'S iconic red double-decker buses will soon run on a biofuel partially made...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Robo-taxis hold promise, and perils, for carmakers

IT'S Nov 22, 2028 and Sarah, a young mother, gives her two children a kiss goodbye...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Airbus hits turbulence after Emirates halts US$16b deal for 36 A380s

A PRELIMINARY deal to sell 36 A380s to Emirates blew up in an Airbus hospitality chalet...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Nafta negotiations shift down a gear with eyes on US lobbyists

THE latest Nafta talks have proven far less dramatic than the fireworks of earlier rounds...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Collapse of German coalition talks deals Merkel a huge blow

THE sudden collapse of talks to form a coalition government left German politics in...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Indonesia Parliament Speaker in detention

INDONESIA'S Parliament Speaker, Setya Novanto, has been taken into custody by the...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

In Kim Yuna's absence, Koreans holding out for Winter Games hero

A YEAR after her dazzling gold medal-winning performance at the Vancouver Games, figure...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Earle Hyman, Bill Cosby's father on The Cosby Show, dies at 91

EARLE Hyman, who broke racial stereotypes on Broadway and in Scandinavia in works by...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

SME

Feinmetall's fine art of service

THE thought of leaving one's stable job to dive into entrepreneurship in the ever...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Homegrown venture Amerald sees value abroad

WITH the government's introduction of successive cooling measures to dampen growing...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

How Trump sold out world trade to China

US President Donald Trump returned from his 12-day trip to Asia, proclaiming it historic...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM
EDITORIAL

Singapore's aviation ecosystem needs new strategic thinking

SINGAPORE is one of the biggest aviation hubs in the Asia-Pacific. The Republic is also...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

Businesses can grow and thrive, even as countries look inwards

NOW more than ever, political and social dynamics impact business. From the 24-hour a day...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

Brexit deadline looms but exit deal breakthrough is nowhere in sight

THE Westminster limelight this week will be dominated by Wednesday's annual set...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

For now, only one tiger can roar in Phnom Penh

THE Cambodian proverb, "two tigers cannot live on one mountain", helps explain...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Singapore can help to develop Asia's financial services

THE financial services' Industry Transformation Map (ITM), launched on Oct 30, aims...
PUBLISHED Nov 21, 2017 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

May 20, 2018 05:53 PM

Le Quest sells 70 units on first day of Phase Two sales

LE Quest, a Qingjian Realty (South Pacific) Group mixed development project in Bukit Batok, sold 70 units on the first...
May 20, 2018 05:03 PM

Aspen in US$11m convertible loan deal with Haitong

MALAYSIA-BASED property group, Aspen (Group) Holdings is seeking to raise US$11 million from a convertible loan for...
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