Saturday, Jan 06, 2018

TOP STORIES

Value of deals in GCB areas rises to five-year high

THE number and value of transactions in Good Class Bungalow (GCB) areas in 2017 rose to...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

CapitaLand rejigs China focus with mall disposals

CAPITALAND is divesting its stake in 20 China retail malls for 8.37 billion yuan (S$1.71...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

China to keep 6.5% fiscal growth target amid debt push: sources

CHINA will set its economic growth target at "around 6.5 per cent" this year,...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Healthcare Services Bill proposed amid new healthcare scene

WITH different care models emerging and technology breeding new healthcare services, the...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Apple to issue fix for iPhones, Macs at risk from Spectre chip flaw

APPLE will release a patch for the Safari Web browser on its iPhones, iPads and Macs...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

5 electronics manufacturers fined record S$19.5m for price fixing

FIVE electronics manufacturers which engaged in price fixing and other cartel activity...
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India, S'pore can clone India's digital miracle in Asean: envoy

DIGITAL power is doing a lot of good for India - improving government services,...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Committee of MPs to mull over issue of online falsehoods to be established: MinLaw

A COMMITTEE of 10 Members of Parliament (MPs) could be set up to mull over the issue of...
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Summit Power awards US$150m contract to PSA subsidiary

A SUBSIDIARY of Summit Power International, which plans to list on the Singapore Exchange...
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Malaysia gears up for election as Najib targets 'fake news'

MALAYSIA'S political parties are gearing up for an election within months, with the...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM
LATEST US DATA

December job growth slows amid slide in retail jobs

US job growth slowed more than expected in December amid a decline in retail employment,...
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Iconic Tsukiji fish market holds final New Year auction before relocating

THE world-famous Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo held its last pre-dawn New Year's...
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COMPANIES & MARKETS

Local banks to gain in 2018 from rising rates, loans growth

RISING interest rates and healthy loan growth should boost local bank profits this year,...
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SPH Reit's Q1 DPU unchanged at 1.34 cents

SPH Reit posted distribution per unit (DPU) of 1.34 Singapore cents for the fiscal first...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

BreadTalk says latest JV with Perennial 'not a business diversification'

BREADTALK Group has clarified that its proposed investment alongside Perennial Real...
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Memories Group surges 30% on first trading day

MEMORIES Group, formerly known as SHC Capital Asia, began trading on the Singapore bourse...
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Axiata surges as wireless carrier said to mull US$500m tower IPO

AXIATA Group Bhd rose the most in more than two years after people with knowledge said...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Chinese game-streaming service eyeing US IPO

CHINESE live-streaming company YY Inc is planning to spin off and list its eSports video...
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S'pore share buyback value fell to S$425m in 2017

SHARE buybacks here in 2017 were carried out by fewer companies and to the tune of about...
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China beer shares surge on report prices have been boosted

TSINGTAO Brewery Co led a jump in Chinese beer stocks, surging the most in more than a...
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Investors sense opportunities in Big Oil - but mind the gap

INVESTORS are gaining confidence - up to a point - that 2018 will be the year of oil...
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Corporate digest

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STOCKS

STI dips below 3,500 as banks, Singtel pull back

YOU know it's a party when beer shares in the region are rallying hard with almost...
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Brokers' take

THE Building and Construction Authority (BCA) projects the value of public sector...
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REAL ESTATE

London house market worst in UK with price drop last year

LONDON was the worst-performing home market in the United Kingdom last year for the first...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Mortgage rates stumble heading into the new year

A WEEK after soaring to their highest levels in months, mortgage rates in the US...
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London luxury home at 'unbelievable' discount

"UNBELIEVABLE reduction," says the broker's email...
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Hong Kong home prices unreasonable, unsustainable: SC Capital

HONG Kong's home prices are at unreasonable levels that cannot be sustained,...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Li Ka-shing predicts strong demand

THE richest man in Hong Kong has signalled he sees no end in sight for the demand in...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Reits

Highest-yielding real estate investment trusts.
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Nordic Group to buy Tuas property

PRECISION engineering and systems integration solutions provider Nordic Group has signed...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

An option to upgrade, with zero cash

YOUR home is many things. It is shelter from the heat and rain. It is a place to raise a...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

LIFE & CULTURE

THE BROAD VIEW

Inside Masayoshi Son's eccentric, relentless deal-making spree

EARLY last year, Cheng Wei, founder and chief executive of the Chinese ride-hailing...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM
THE FINISH LINE

56 years on, Singapore Open still awaiting a local winner

THE symbiotic relationship between golf's Singapore Open and Sentosa Golf Club'...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

The (really) old and new meet in Naples

POMPEII'S interior designers made the most of the earthquake. After it hit in AD 62...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM
DISRUPTED

Five-star experience

LAST Saturday evening, Gardens by the Bay was a hive of activity. It was the final...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM
OFFBEAT

In one year and out the other

WHILE "new year, new me" declarations may seem kind of hokey, the making of new...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Ways to ease troublesome symptoms of ENT issues

Q: My ears tend to feel itchy and I like to dig my ears with cotton buds. Is this good...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

THE RAFFLES CONVERSATION

A growing Asian footprint

WHEN Prudential plc chief executive Mike Wells was approached for a senior position at...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

INVESTING & WEALTH

Analysts are expecting the party to end - they just don't know exactly when

IN the midst of a long-running bull market that is now reaching momentous proportions,...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Guard against real-world inflation

SINCE the depths of the global financial crisis, central banks have supported financial...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM
CHART VIEW

Bubbles and double bottoms in an uptrend market

THROUGHOUT 2017, many observers were terrified the Dow Jones was going to collapse. There...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Canadian marijuana stocks are smokin'

LONG lines to buy marijuana in California and a new exchange-traded fund (ETF) sent...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Picking FX winners for 2018: a tour through some bullish calls

FOLLOWING the dollar's worst year in more than a decade, foreign-exchange...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

Meteoric rise of bitcoin rival Ripple upends Forbes' rich list

THE virtual currency boom has gotten so heated that it is throwing the list of the world...
PUBLISHED Jan 6, 2018 05:50 AM

BREAKING NEWS

Jul 21, 2018 02:22 PM

Nasa prepares to fly probe into Sun's scorching atmosphere

[CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida] Nasa is preparing to send a probe closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft has ventured,...
Jul 21, 2018 02:04 PM

Young voters with smartphones may prove to be a bane for Pakistani politicians

[ISLAMABAD] The crowd of young Pakistanis, many armed with smartphones, surround the politician's car and begin...
Jul 21, 2018 01:38 PM

Currency war erupts, threatening to ripple across global markets

[NEW YORK] The currency war has arrived.
Jul 21, 2018 01:19 PM

Trump says NFL anthem protesters shouldn't be paid

[MIAMI] US President Donald Trump again goaded the National Football League (NFL) over its handling of controversial...
Jul 21, 2018 01:08 PM

'Contentious' Duterte, Philippines' inflation worry for Moody's

[MANILA] The Philippines kept its investment-grade rating at Moody's Investors Service, but not without a caution...
Jul 21, 2018 12:05 PM

Got US$250? You can go to Sean Spicer’s book party

[WASHINGTON] Typically, an author's colleagues have a house party to launch a book, or gather in a local pub...
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