Monday, Dec 11, 2017

TOP STORIES

BT EXCLUSIVE

POSH eyes fleet expansion as O&M contracting rebounds

PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) is seeing a rebound in its average offshore...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

AnAn banks on parent group to develop investment platform

FRESH from a name change, fuel oil trader AnAn International is planning to bank on its...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM
WALL STREET INSIGHT

Stock market rally set to continue but all eyes on bitcoin

US stocks finished around record highs again last week as a strong jobs report and the...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore interest rates finally catching up with US counterpart

SINGAPORE interest rates finally caught up with their US counterpart, the Libor or London...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Singapore, Shandong to further increase trade and investment

SINGAPORE and Shandong have agreed to further increase two-way trade and investments in...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM
COMPANY OF GOOD

Giving Week may be over, but it's not too late to give

ON Dec 2, the public was treated to a range of sports lifestyle-orientated activities at...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Fire breaks out at Shell's Pulau Bukom site; no injuries reported

A FIRE broke out at oil giant Shell's manufacturing site on Pulau Bukom on Sunday...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

North West CDC launches SkillsFuture hotline

THOSE who do not know what SkillsFuture courses to enrol in can consider learning...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

First full-day closure of 19 stations on N-S, E-W lines 'well organised'

MANY commuters were initially caught off guard yesterday by the first of two scheduled...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

COMPANIES & MARKETS

TOPLINE

Heeton set for growth after QC pain

BOUTIQUE property developer Heeton Holdings is ready to move on with its growth strategy...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM
CHARTPOINT

Gold to re-establish uptrend after rate hike becomes fact

THE decision on interest rate hike is on everyone's radar this week. Fed Fund...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Global brewers line up bids for Vietnam's Sabeco sale: sources

BREWING groups including Thai Beverage, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Kirin Holdings are...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Getting desired aims in exec compensation

CONVENTIONAL executive compensation models are built on certain universally accepted...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

CDL sweetens offer for M&C Hotels

CITY Developments Limited (CDL) has raised its offer price to acquire the remaining stake...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM
STOCKS

Central banks in spotlight but no big surprises seen

IT'S going to be all about the central banks this week with the big picture of...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Pound to face twin forces of BOE and Brexit again

WITH an initial Brexit deal out of the way, pound traders will be focusing on whether...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM
INSIDE INSIGHTS

Nineteen companies conduct buybacks as STI retraces recent gains

THE five trading sessions spanning Dec 1 to 7 saw the Straits Times Index (STI) decline 1...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

REAL ESTATE

Cities tweak house plans to retain millennials

CITIES and close-in suburbs looking to the future see a troubling trend: The millennials...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Egypt revives dream of a new desert capital

IN EGYPT'S Eastern desert, roads are being carved across vast expanses of sand where...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

East German village sells for 140,000 euros

THE only bidder at an unusual auction on Saturday put down 140,000 euros (about S$222,750...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

BANKING & FINANCE

Britain's smaller banks jostle for business banking grants

BRITAIN'S smaller banks are lining up to apply for multi-million pound grants the...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

BlackRock is buying the bonds most at risk from added Fed hikes

TO BlackRock Inc's Rick Rieder, lost in the discussion about the flattening US yield...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Mixed reactions to launch of bitcoin futures

THE newest way to bet on bitcoin, the cyptocurrency that has taken Wall Street by storm...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

ENERGY & COMMODITIES

India faces a painful move to renewable energy

SUBEDAR Singh bears the scars of India's painful reliance on dirty power and its...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

China looks to nuclear power to ease winter heating woes

WITH its smog-prone north desperate to slash coal consumption, China is looking to deploy...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Coffee glut hinges on selling strategy of top growers'

HOANG Thi Thom, a coffee grower in No 2 producer Vietnam, isn't keen to sell this...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

TECHNOLOGY

With new Internet rules set for vote in US, firestorm won't die

US REGULATORS are gearing up for a vote on a plan which - depending on your viewpoint -...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Apple to buy music recognition app Shazam

APPLE is in talks to buy the popular song recognition app Shazam as the tech giant tries...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Technology titans ramp up tools to win over children

FROM smartphone messaging tailored for tikes to computers for classrooms, technology...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

CONSUMER

Russian street style fashion goes global

RUSSIAN street style might not conjure up images of high glamour, but the look is making...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Ex-London brokers bet on Marmite in Luxembourg's Brexit haven

TWO former London brokers in Luxembourg have hit on an old-fashioned way to hedge against...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

TRANSPORT

United looking at deal to invest in regional airline ExpressJet: sources

UNITED Continental Holdings Inc is exploring a deal to invest in regional airline...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

S Korea's Hyundai says it faces headwinds in 2018 on weaker yen

SOUTH Korean carmakers face a major headwind from a weakening Japanese yen, which will...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

VW executive convicted in US may seek transfer to Germany

VOLKSWAGEN executive Oliver Schmidt, convicted in the United States last week for his...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Baltic Exchange Shipping Insights

The market in the Middle East Gulf has remained under pressure with China discharge fixed...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

GOVERNMENT & ECONOMY

NEWS ANALYSIS

Looks like a soft Brexit for now

THE fine print of last week's UK agreement with the European Union (EU), indicates...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

US Fed expected to hike interest rates as Trump tax cut looms

THE US central bank is set to raise the benchmark interest rate this week, looking to get...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Indonesia's nightlife fizzles amid growing conservatism

AS revellers filed into the Empirica nightclub on a recent Friday night in Jakarta's...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

China's top leaders throw weight behind push to control debt

CHINA'S top leaders said they will effectively control leverage next year and...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Pence faces rejections in upcoming trip to Middle East

TO protest against the US declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, neither...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

China audit finds some provinces faked data

CHINA found some local governments inflated revenue levels and raised debt illegally in a...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM
NEWS ANALYSIS

Same income, but not taxes, in GOP plans

IN MOST places, a dollar is a dollar. But in the tax code envisioned by Republicans, the...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Wages in US remain mostly stagnant despite unemployment at new lows

AS the nation's post-recession recovery turned into a long-running economic...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

With US going rogue, world fumbles for new trade consensus

TRADE ministers will meet in Argentina with one of the traditional defenders of free...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

German conservatives reject "United States of Europe"

SENIOR members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Saturday...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

United 2026 bid needs to build support for US

THE heads of a joint bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada to host the 2026 World...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

France bids au revoir to Johnny Hallyday

HUNDREDS of motorcycles roared down the Champs-Élysées and crowds sang in unison as tens...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

A 'gifted sculptor' for a Diana statue

A SCULPTOR who produced the image of Queen Elizabeth used on Britain's coins has...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

Early raves for Last Jedi after glittering premiere

STORMTROOPERS, droids and celebrities from galaxies near and far hit the red carpet in...
PUBLISHED Dec 11, 2017 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Dec 15, 2018 02:19 PM

China jails boss of 100b yuan pyramid scheme for inciting protests

[BEIJING] A Chinese court has jailed for 17 years a businessman who ran a 100 billion yuan (S$19.9 billion) pyramid...
Dec 15, 2018 01:40 PM

Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics

[PARIS] Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash...
Dec 15, 2018 01:19 PM

Andrew Frierson, pioneering black opera singer, dies at 94

[NEW YORK] Andrew Frierson, whose bass-baritone reverberated from the stages of theaters and music halls around the...
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