Saturday, Dec 09, 2017

TOP STORIES

INSIDE VIEW

Brexit breakthrough in Brussels

Bitcoin grabbed a large chunk of the headlines over the past few days. The value has...
PUBLISHED Dec 9, 2017 05:50 AM
BT EXCLUSIVE

Singapore shipping firm mines new value in Guinea

A LITTLE-KNOWN Singapore shipping firm has turned into one of the world's largest...
PUBLISHED Dec 9, 2017 05:50 AM

All eyes on Bitcoin's futures trading debut in the wake of latest spike

BITCOIN'S meteoric price rise continued this week, when it blew past the US$17,000...
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ComfortDelGro to buy 51% of Uber's Lion City rental car firm

TAXI giant ComfortDelGro is taking a majority 51 per cent stake in Uber's rental car...
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Soft finish to the Singdollar in 2017 but here's to next year

THE weather here is not the only thing facing a glum December. The Singapore dollar is...
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Singapore to seek public views on short-term home rentals through Airbnb

THE Singapore government, which has charged two men with unauthorised short-term letting...
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Sky may not be the limit for live TV rights

THE bulging wallets of Amazon and Facebook could drive up the cost of TV rights for the...
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KL-Singapore high-speed rail to run every 30 mins: Malaysian govt unit

THE Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed express rail service from Bandar Malaysia to Jurong...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Noble to sell US-based ethanol producer to Mercuria unit for higher price

A NEW buyer has been found for troubled commodity trader Noble Group's US-based...
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iFAST unit offering US-listed securities dealing services

THE Singapore subsidiary of mainboard-listed iFAST Corporation Ltd is offering US-listed...
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Ziwo to seek shareholders' nod for change of business to green energy

MAINBOARD-LISTED Ziwo Holdings said on Friday that it will seek shareholders'...
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Chinese co-working unicorn UrWork to open 2nd Singapore branch in Suntec City

PROMINENT Chinese co-working space operator UrWork is opening a second Singapore location...
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George Yeo steps down from Wilmar board

FORMER Singapore minister George Yeo has stepped down from Wilmar International's...
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Top Glove aims to dominate half of global surgical gloves market

FOLLOWING its decision to buy the medical gloves business from Adventa Capital Pte Ltd,...
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Indonesian Pizza Hut operator said to be planning US$150m IPO

THE biggest pizza chain in Indonesia is planning a domestic initial public offering that...
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HSBC beefs up Asia research team with 15 new analysts in China

HSBC said on Friday that it had expanded its Asian research team by hiring 15 analysts...
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India invokes rarely-used measure to gain control of embattled developer Unitech Ltd

INDIA'S bankruptcy court allowed the government to appoint new management for real...
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Chinese firm makes A$463m bid for Australian gas producer AWE

STATE-OWNED China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group launched a A$463 million (S$471...
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Corporate digest

NATURAL rubber supplier Halcyon Agri is buying yet another crumb rubber factory in...
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STOCKS

STI snaps four-day losing streak on upbeat regional data

HAVING drowned in red ink for much of the week, Singapore stocks managed to get some air...
PUBLISHED Dec 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Brokers' take

EQUITIES had a strong run in 2017, with MSCI World delivering 21 per cent total returns...
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REAL ESTATE

Cambodia goes all-in on China in casino port city

BETWEEN Sihanoukville's beaches and its multiplying casinos, Lao Qi and Bun Saroeun...
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Chinese capital controls send tremor through Australian property

ON a recent Sunday morning in the sun-drenched Australian city of Brisbane, about 50...
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Toronto votes to regulate and restrict short-term rentals

THE Toronto city council on Thursday approved regulations governing short-term rentals,...
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GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

THE BROAD VIEW

Chinese cities rush into risky specialisation

THE first plan was for an "eco-city" that would help pull Zhongxian, a remote...
PUBLISHED Dec 9, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

Gift ideas for golfers

THERE are only 16 days to go until Christmas, and chances are you're already...
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Why is Woody Allen exempt from sexual assault allegations?

THE NEW YORK TIMES expose in October alleging film producer Harvey Weinstein used his...
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OFFBEAT

A bird's eye view of royals and their swans

LIKE every other plebeian, I was engrossed last week in the coverage of Prince Harry and...
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DISRUPTED

Seriously fun

TWO Mondays ago, it wasn't the quietest of weekday nights around Clarke Quay, a...
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THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

Outlier economist

ECONOMIC orthodoxy has it that globalisation is good - and technology improves...
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INVESTING & WEALTH

Bitcoin hasn't replaced cash, but investors don't care

WHEN bitcoin first entered the public consciousness a few years back, a handful of large...
PUBLISHED Dec 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Changing the trend - or not

THE Shanghai market has developed a major tremor in the trend. Is this a precursor to...
PUBLISHED Dec 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Lifestyle

HIT LIST

Food for thought

There was hardly a dull moment in the dining scene with more hits than misses
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HIT LIST

A brave new world

The standout designers, products and buildings of 2017 all push the envelope in various...
PUBLISHED Dec 9, 2017 05:50 AM
HIT LIST

Believe the hype

There was so much to see and plenty to buy in 2017
PUBLISHED Dec 9, 2017 05:50 AM
HIT LIST

Standout art

From Greek tragedies to Jason Wee's stellar solo - a round-up of the year's...
PUBLISHED Dec 9, 2017 05:50 AM

Season to give

There are plenty of Christmas markets going on now but the one taking place at Civil...
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Sonic experiment

Local indie group The Observatory's annual musical initiative Playfreely is back...
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Do good, eat good

Help raise funds for the Special Education Financial Assistance Scheme at this year'...
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Danish wonder

The acclaimed Copenhagen restaurant Relae teams up with Nouri for a four hands...
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PROMOTION

Sweet deal

Harry's is home to many: be it sports fanatics watching a "'live"...
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Low Kee Hong

WHEN West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) opens its various arts complexes over the next...
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My precious

PÉGASE NECKLACE
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SPECIAL FEATURE

A cut above

YOU spend time and money to put your best face forward. So it’s only natural that you...
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Family-friendly paradise

DIVING INTO A BED OF ROSE PETALS, sipping on champagne in an infinity pool, enjoying a...
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Ode to the past

LIKE ANY ELDERLY PERSON who cherishes old keepsakes, IWC Schaffhausen is celebrating its...
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Time to look back

IWC Schaffhausen turns 150 next year. These are the 10 timepieces that define its heritage
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Happy Yule Year

WHILE OTHER COUNTRIES may look to Coca Cola's vintage Santa Claus as a sign of...
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BREAKING NEWS

Jun 20, 2018 11:54 AM

Australia's CBA says court approves settlement of money-laundering charges

[SYDNEY] Commonwealth Bank of Australia on Wednesday said the Federal Court had approved a settlement agreement to...
Jun 20, 2018 11:49 AM

Wanted man in 1MDB saga has been shuttling in and out of Indonesia over past three years

[PETALING JAYA] Nik Faisal, a key figure linked to the case the Malaysian government is building against former Prime...
Jun 20, 2018 11:21 AM

India shelves Air India sale plan after failing to attract buyers: reports

[BENGALURU] India has shelved its sale of Air India after failing to attract buyers, local media quoted a government...
Jun 20, 2018 11:15 AM

Australia: Shares hit 10-year high as banks rally; NZ rises

[BENGALURU] Australian shares climbed to their highest in more than 10 years on Wednesday, led by a rally in banks, but...
Jun 20, 2018 11:11 AM

Ford bets its future on new Detroit hub

[CHICAGO] Bill Ford Jr., the great-grandson of the American carmaker's founder, stood in front of thousands...
Jun 20, 2018 11:10 AM

Asia: Stocks recover from earlier rout but trade war fears seen capping gains

[SHANGHAI] Stocks in Asia rebounded from recent losses on Wednesday as investors sought bargains, a day after the...
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