Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017

TOP STORIES

Two tender closings signal developers' unabating land appetite

DEVELOPERS' appetite for choice sites has shown no signs of letting up despite...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM
THE STRAITS TIMES GLOBAL OUTLOOK FORUM 2018

Reserves help Singapore weather crises and keep economy stable: Heng Swee Keat

SINGAPORE'S reserves give the nation long-term economic stability and also firepower...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Values, good governance crucial for Singapore's future: Swee Keat

FINANCE Minister Heng Swee Keat on Tuesday spelt out three crucial elements which will be...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Two Airbnb hosts in Singapore charged over illegal home-sharing

TWO men in Singapore were charged on Tuesday with providing unauthorised short-term stays...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Noble in intense talks to repackage debts holistically

TROUBLED commodity trader Noble Group has been locked in intense talks with unsecured...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Equities rally piles on wealth for Indonesia's richest

INDONESIA'S rich are getting wealthier thanks to a surge in share prices that bumped...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

SMRT chairman Seah Moon Ming steps down as CEO of Pavilion Energy

TEMASEK Holdings unit Pavilion Energy's current chief executive Seah Moon Ming is...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Veteran private banker to chair EFG International's advisory board for Asia

VETERAN private banker Tee Fong Seng is set to take over as chair of EFG International...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Telco tie-ups always on Mobike's radar, says co-founder

A NEWLY inked partnership with the Singtel Group is part of bicycle-sharing company...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

HOCK LOCK SIEW

Repeated warnings on property market exuberance may have muted impact

DESPITE a series of warnings from the government on the risks of excessive exuberance in...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Nam Cheong sweetens terms for US$336m debt restructuring

NAM Cheong on Tuesday publicly unveiled the revised terms for its debt restructuring,...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Del Monte chases avocado dollar amid shift in tastes

DEL Monte may be targeting the millennials as it moves to reach out to new consumers who...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Corporate digest

TWO directors of flooring firm Jason Holdings Ltd had bankruptcy applications against...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Carrefour and Fnac Darty to form French purchasing partnership

FRENCH retailers Carrefour and Fnac Darty will team up for purchases of domestic...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

STI loses steam as sell-off in US tech bites

IT was another down day for the Singapore bourse as it echoed the same note across most...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

SINGAPORE'S construction sector has been lacklustre for the past few years, plagued...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM
CURRENCIES

Dollar steadies after Monday's bounce

THE dollar steadied on Tuesday after posting its biggest daily rise in a week in the...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

SGX, stakeholders roll out new guide to prevent insider trading

SINGAPORE companies and their advisers are now better equipped to deter insider trading.
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Citi appoints former eBay chief data officer as Asia-Pac data head

CITI on Tuesday said it has appointed former eBay chief data officer Zoher Karu as the...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

SIA, SilkAir to codeshare on budget unit Scoot

AS PART of a new codeshare agree-ment, Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir will...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Ossia International, BH Global put on SGX watch-list

OSSIA International Limited and BH Global Corporation Limited have been placed on the...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

China steel maker Delong says it's hit by production halt; expects fall in revenue

DELONG Holdings, a Chinese steel manufacturer, on Tuesday said it expects a fall in the...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

China's Sinochem seeking to sell logistics unit for 3.5b yuan

SINOCHEM International Corp said it has put up its logistics unit for sale by public...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Fox leaning towards Disney as buyer for studio and media assets: sources

21ST CENTURY Fox Inc, the global film and TV company controlled by the Murdoch family,...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Joint venture with Ronaldo spurs Portugal hotel chain's overseas growth

PORTUGUESE football star Cristiano Ronaldo has teamed up with his country's top...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Russian tycoons, fearing new sanctions, float idea of new treasury bond: sources

WEALTHY Russians facing the prospect of targeted US sanctions next year have floated the...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Deutsche Bank is said to receive Mueller subpoena over Trump

DEUTSCHE Bank AG has received a subpoena from special prosecutor Robert Mueller over its...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Natixis banks on fixed income, equity derivatives to boost sales in Asia

NATIXIS SA aims to boost Asia's share of its corporate and investment banking sales...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

China coal cities secure US$310m ADB loan to revitalise economies

FOUR cities in north-east China have secured a loan of US$310 million from the Asian...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Tech glitches leave Fidelity, Schwab, TD Ameritrade, Wells Fargo customers fuming

CUSTOMERS of four top fund firms - Fidelity Investments, Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

COMMENTARY

Reality check for China's natural gas push to cut air pollution

CHINA'S push to use more natural gas over winter in a bid to cut air pollution is...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

ArcelorMittal's Ilva bid stalled, but EU steel to benefit either way

ARCELORMITTAL'S bid to buy Italian steel major Ilva may have hit serious snags, but...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

YouTube to expand teams reviewing extremist content

ALPHABET Inc's YouTube said on Monday it plans to add more people next year to...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

New Facebook app for children ignites debate among families

FEW big-technology companies have dared to create online products for boys and girls ages...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Falcon's attack strategy could inspire new drones

PEREGRINE falcons are nature's fastest predators, and the way they swoop down on a...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Artificial Intelligence, limited by input, not a game changer: scholars

NOT much time passes these days between so-called major advancements in artificial...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Italy launches probe into Gucci for alleged tax evasion

GUCCI, Italy's greatest fashion success story and a brand whose renaissance has...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Australian retailers rally as Amazon gets cool reception

AMAZON.COM's Australian arm took its first orders on Tuesday, ending the suspense...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

STRAIT TALK

Criminalisation of seafarers is troubling

LAST week, there was some very welcome news. Thirty-five men serving five-year prison...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Japan Airlines invests US$10m in supersonic jet company Boom

DENVER-based startup Boom Supersonic said on Tuesday that Japan's second biggest...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Nissan, DeNA to hold public trials of self-driving car service in Japan next year

NISSAN Motor Co and Japanese gaming software maker DeNA Co said on Tuesday that they...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Australian new vehicle sales notch a record November

AUSTRALIAN new vehicle sales posted a second consecutive month of solid gains in November...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

Malaysia election could be as soon as Jan, Umno leaders hint

MALAYSIA'S upcoming general election could be held as soon as January, Umno leaders...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM
LATEST US DATA

Trade deficit rises to nine-month high in October

THE US trade deficit increased more than expected in October, hitting a nine-month high...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

US House, Senate Republicans brace for clash over corporate AMT tax

US REPUBLICANS in Congress are grappling with a thorny question about corporate taxes as...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Eurozone businesses sprinting to year-end after busy November

BUSINESS activity across the eurozone looks set to end 2017 on a high note after a busy...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

TAKING HEART

RWS grants 440 kids their Christmas wishes

MORE than 400 children from the South West District were among the first to be treated to...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

SPH fulfil wishes of 300 children under Boys' Brigade project

NINE-YEAR-OLD Sharifah Shakirah Aljunied had one simple wish: to own a watch. She used to...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

Adidas wins World Cup race, but Nike kicks back at ground level

WHEN Sami Khedira suits up to defend Germany's World Cup title in Russia next summer...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

EXECUTIVE MONEY

Don't be lulled by low volatility

JOHN Templeton, the pioneer in global mutual funds, once said "the four most costly...
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Don't fight the Fed, says Denmark's biggest pension fund

THERE'S a certain familiarity to the regular shrieks of panic...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

OPINION

EDITORIAL

The US tax reform is good politics, but at the cost of prudence

IN Singapore, the single party-dominated government is warning that taxes will increase...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

The good and bad news for President Trump

IF politics were to be graded for their dramatic value, "zero" being like a...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM
THE BOTTOM LINE

North Korea's nuclearisation: a dilemma for China

NORTH Korea's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Nov 29 brought...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM

The case for sovereign green bonds

SUSTAINABLE investing, green finance and green bonds - these are "buzz words"...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 2017 05:50 AM
COMMENTARY

Time to unite at national level to fight cyber terrorism

IT IS imperative that nation states act now to put in place cyber defences to protect...
PUBLISHED Dec 6, 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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